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Activist Communiqué

Krystalline Kraus is an intrepid journalist and veteran reporter for rabble.ca since its 2001 beginnings. She needs neither a red cape nor safety goggles to fly into her latest political assignment. She often live-tweets from events -- almost exclusively First Nations and environmental issues. You can follow her on Twitter @krystalline_k.

Blog - Activist Communiqué September 22
Photo: Krystalline Kraus
Krystalline Kraus | In response to the high number of racialized deaths of young black males, Toronto adds its voice to the struggle to make #BlackLivesMatter
Blog - Activist Communiqué September 21
Krystalline Kraus | OCAP and its allies occupied Canada's busiest intersection at noon to remind politicians that housing = dignity.
Blog - Activist Communiqué September 20
Krystalline Kraus | Stigma and its crushing weight often prevents people from reaching out to seek help – we see this in cases from mental health awareness to domestic abuse.
Blog - Activist Communiqué September 15
*Original photo by Ossie Michelin.
Krystalline Kraus | Now the ritual as protest –- and the brave coming out together as a group for the ritual -– is lost in the numbing commercialism that makes everything shine like it could be gold.
Blog - Activist Communiqué August 29
Krystalline Kraus | A police disciplinary hearing ruled that Superintendent Mark Fenton's "decision to order mass arrests demonstrated a lack of understanding of the right to protest."
Blog - Activist Communiqué August 29
Krystalline Kraus | On August 27, 2015, the First Nations community of Grassy Narrows declared a state of emergency over the unsafe drinking water.
Blog - Activist Communiqué August 29
Krystalline Kraus | In a movie inspired by Naomi Klein's newest book, "This Changes Everything," a new film is being released that chronicles the impact of capitalism and climate change around the globe.
Blog - Activist Communiqué August 25
Krystalline Kraus | The Driftwood Community Centre and the Network for the Elimination of Police Violence (NEPV) present a Black August film screening and group discussion on fighting for justice.
Blog - Activist Communiqué August 18
Manitoba Grand Chief Derek Nepinak addresses a crowd in March 2015
Krystalline Kraus | The Conservative benefit from a lower Native turnout since many are either distrustful of the Federal government or openly hostile to the Harper Government's unwillingness to call a national inquiry.
Blog - Activist Communiqué August 18
Krystalline Kraus | Mike Duffy and Nigel Wright! Oh yeah!
Blog - Activist Communiqué August 17
Krystalline Kraus | Here is a guide to what to do when there is an extreme heat advisory in Toronto
Blog - Activist Communiqué August 14
Krystalline Kraus | Please come out to listen to great music, find out more about the Toxic Tour, and support awareness of and action against environmental racism experienced by Indigenous communities in Canada.
Blog - Activist Communiqué August 5
Krystalline Kraus | I assume that Palmer posted pictures of his hunting exploits in Zimbabwe online expecting a virtual high-five for his hunting prowess. This he didn’t get.
Blog - Activist Communiqué July 21
Krystalline Kraus | The 2015 SACRED WATER WALK is coming to the Greater Toronto Area.
Blog - Activist Communiqué July 21
Krystalline Kraus | Here is your pow wow listing for August 2015
Blog - Activist Communiqué July 21
Krystalline Kraus | Grand Entry at 12:00 pm Saturday
Blog - Activist Communiqué July 20
Krystalline Kraus | On Thursday July 16, 2015, Toronto Black Lives Matter demonstrators crashed the Toronto Police Services Board meeting.
Blog - Activist Communiqué July 20
Krystalline Kraus | We need to #FloodTheSystem.
Blog - Activist Communiqué July 20
Krystalline Kraus | Across China, for roughly $1.50 US, you can buy a keychain that contains a small plastic bag with an even smaller animal inside.
Blog - Activist Communiqué July 10
Krystalline Kraus | Ok, solidarity activists, step right up!
Blog - Activist Communiqué July 10
Krystalline Kraus | Following in the tradition of the World Social Forum and last summer's extremely successful Peoples' Social Forum in Ottawa, we are hosting this time.
Blog - Activist Communiqué July 10
Krystalline Kraus | The group of about 100 demonstrators first gathered at 7:00 p.m. at Berczy park (Front Street and Church Street) before swarming their way through downtown to reach the hotel.
Blog - Activist Communiqué June 30
Krystalline Kraus | March on July 5 comes on eve of the Pan American Climate and Economic Summits
Blog - Activist Communiqué June 23
Krystalline Kraus | Estimates of attendance could be anywhere between 7,000 to 20,000 people, with a peak population expected during the week of July 4th weekend.
Blog - Activist Communiqué June 22
Krystalline Kraus | Hosted by the Native Canadian Centre
Blog - Activist Communiqué June 22
Krystalline Kraus | Thanks to AMMSA, here is the listing of events for the rest of June - Indigenous History Month.
Blog - Activist Communiqué June 15
Krystalline Kraus | It's been frustrating to continually read -- both from mainstream and alternative news sources -- that direct action (as a movement and as a tactic) will die when Bill C-51 officially becomes law.
Blog - Activist Communiqué June 14
Krystalline Kraus | Please join us in welcoming a panel of speakers from Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (COTTFN) and other front-line community members on June 15th at Friends House.
Blog - Activist Communiqué June 12
Krystalline Kraus | The one day festival has been organized by Suzanne Smoke of the Georgina Arts Centre and Gallery with the Grand Entry at 12:00 pm.
Blog - Activist Communiqué June 12
Krystalline Kraus | Native Men’s Residence Annual Traditional Pow-Wow is held to recognize National Aboriginal Day, June 21st, the Summer Solstice.

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