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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 November 27
Krystalline Kraus | A vigil for murdered and missing Indigenous women, girls and men and a Solidarity action to support Burnaby Mountain demonstrators.
Blog - Activist Communiqué November 25
Krystalline Kraus | On November 19, 2014, the Senate blocked the bill that would have seen the pipeline continue, just shy of one vote to pass at 59-41.
Blog - Activist Communiqué November 24
Krystalline Kraus | Any time you can spend on the mountain in the next week would be greatly appreciated. Having people there to bear witness and provide support is crucial during this stressful time for the caretakers.
Blog - Activist Communiqué November 24
Krystalline Kraus | November 25th marks one year since we launched the demand for 24 hour women and trans drop-in spaces following the brutal sexual assault of a homeless woman twice in one night at Dundas and Sherbourne
Blog - Activist Communiqué November 24
Krystalline Kraus | But then a warmth builds up inside you, that transcends the very essence of who we are supposed to be.
Blog - Activist Communiqué November 21
Krystalline Kraus | The College Humour campaign
Blog - Activist Communiqué November 18
Krystalline Kraus | The Keystone XL pipeline system is, upon completion, set to run from Western Canada's tar sands into the United States to refineries in Illinois and down to the Gulf Coast of Texas.
Blog - Activist Communiqué November 17
Krystalline Kraus | Kinder Morgan was granted the injunction to remove people standing up to the pipeline. It can be enforced starting 4PM Monday. (Which may, or may not happen.)
Blog - Activist Communiqué November 13
Krystalline Kraus | Gary Moostoos was originally kicked out of Edmonton's City Centre Mall by irate security guards who claimed that he was "suspicious" and that he had been previously banned from the mall.
Blog - Activist Communiqué November 11
Krystalline Kraus | Housing is a Human Right
Blog - Activist Communiqué November 11
Krystalline Kraus | Whatever Remembrance Day was before I was born, I don't know. But other than on Veterans Day I doubt it was so much a spectacle that people referred to it as a celebration as oppposed to a ceremony.
Blog - Activist Communiqué November 6
Krystalline Kraus | Indigenous elder Gary Moostoos was kicked out of an Edmonton mall and banned after he claims he was targeted by shopping mall security guards.
Blog - Activist Communiqué November 3
Krystalline Kraus | Come listen and share with a panel of activists as they discuss the impact of the Occupy Movement. Moderated by Judy Rebick.
Blog - Activist Communiqué October 30
Krystalline Kraus | Bring your scariest climate-change themed costume and get ready for a climate action "spook-tacle" at city hall.
Blog - Activist Communiqué October 30
Krystalline Kraus | I remember the fire of such campaigns as Idle No More, the round dances under the snowflakes and pale light of the setting sun. I remember when we cared about Innu youth and the homeless.
Blog - Activist Communiqué October 27
Krystalline Kraus | Nom Nom Gag Nom
Blog - Activist Communiqué October 24
Krystalline Kraus | While Torontonians are not sure what the outcome to Monday night's election will be - will people vote with their hearts on their sleeves, vote strategically or not vote at all? - one thing is for sur
Blog - Activist Communiqué October 22
Krystalline Kraus | Enjoy an evening of updates from the powerful and growing grassroots Indigenous resistance movement and the climate justice movement.
Blog - Activist Communiqué October 16
Krystalline Kraus | Oh my my my my, it seems that Patrick Brazeau – the former Canadian Senate seat holder and Prime Minister's Indigenous Conservative - has got himself arrested again.
Blog - Activist Communiqué October 15
Krystalline Kraus | It’s an exciting time in Toronto as imagineNATIVE Film Festival returns to Toronto from October 22 – October 26, 2014.
Blog - Activist Communiqué October 15
Krystalline Kraus | On October 16, the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) is putting on a BBQ on George Street, where many impacted by Liberal cuts have to sleep.
Blog - Activist Communiqué October 14
Krystalline Kraus | Crowd favourites include its use of giant puppets, masks, and actors on stilts
Blog - Activist Communiqué October 6
Krystalline Kraus | Thursday at The Royal Cinema -- 608 College Street
Blog - Activist Communiqué October 3
Krystalline Kraus | Sisters in Spirit vigils are being held across Canada this Saturday, October 4th. Check the listing to find your city.
Blog - Activist Communiqué October 3
Krystalline Kraus | This "I am" is limitless: I am a mother, a daughter, an aunt. This I am is not a sociological "other"; not garbage strewn across the side of a highway or laying at the bottom of a river.
Blog - Activist Communiqué September 29
Krystalline Kraus | The plan is to convert a pipeline that used to carry natural gas to one that will transport 1.1 million of crude oil per day from Saskatchewan to eventually the East Coast.
Blog - Activist Communiqué September 29
Krystalline Kraus | Fast on the First at the ClimateFastival! Enjoy music and fun interspersed by great speakers bringing strategy and hope.
Blog - Activist Communiqué September 26
Krystalline Kraus | Now I’m not exactly sure what they are putting in the water down at New Democratic Party’s headquarters, but it’s sure making people paranoid. And paranoid activists are annoying activists.
Blog - Activist Communiqué September 22
Krystalline Kraus | Five days of events prior to the Sisters in Spirit Vigil on October 4.
Blog - Activist Communiqué September 22
Krystalline Kraus | Indigenous rights activists seem especially targeted by the police.

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