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Syed Hussan's blog

Syed Hussan is an organizer and writer in Toronto working with undocumented and migrant people, in defense of Indigenous sovereignty, and against counter intuitive programs like war and capitalism. He enjoys apocalyptic sci-fi novels, low maintenance plants, not knowing how to drive and reading your comments.
Blog - Syed Hussan's blog April 1
Syed Hussan | Syed Hussan spoke at the C-51 Can't Stop Us forum in Toronto. Read an edited transcript of his speech.
Blog - Syed Hussan's blog March 13
Syed Hussan | If this mobilization cannot result in supporting a broad base to support those already, and those most likely to be targeted – it will be an opportunity squandered.
Blog - Syed Hussan's blog January 13
Syed Hussan | CBC coverage of the RBC scandal failed to contextualize temporary foreign worker abuse or outsourcing practices.
Blog - Syed Hussan's blog April 29
Image: flickr/fire_engine_red
Syed Hussan | At a time when all provinces are cutting resources from departments responsible for keeping corporations in check, it's not about abolishing the TFWP, it's about ensuring labour protection for all.
Blog - Syed Hussan's blog February 24
Syed Hussan | Syed Hussan reflects on his lengthy battle for permanent residency and tries to make sense of citizenship and belonging.
Blog - Syed Hussan's blog November 19
Syed Hussan | The Waljis killed themselves rather than be deported. Is that resistance?
Blog - Syed Hussan's blog November 19
Syed Hussan | The Waljis killed themselves rather than be deported. Is that resistance?
Blog - Syed Hussan's blog September 18
Syed Hussan | While the wearing of religious symbols is defended, poor and working-class immigrants themselves are being excluded from the entire country.
Blog - Syed Hussan's blog July 11
Photo: flickr/mrfink
Syed Hussan | A response to David Suzuki's comments, expressing support, solidarity and critique.
Blog - Syed Hussan's blog March 15
Syed Hussan | An open letter to undocumented people, and our allies.
Blog - Syed Hussan's blog March 1
Syed Hussan | see below.
Blog - Syed Hussan's blog October 31
Jason Kenney in costume
Syed Hussan | Racism isn't just rude, it causes real material harm.
Blog - Syed Hussan's blog September 26
Syed Hussan | What caused the media maelstrom around the Kenney mass email about LGBTQ refugees from Iran?
Blog - Syed Hussan's blog July 24
Syed Hussan | Ontario just gave Toronto Police $5 million and the provincial police $7.5 million to "combat gun violence," the money directly going into a program called TAVIS.
Blog - Syed Hussan's blog June 23
Syed Hussan | A little bit of hyperbole to make a point.
Blog - Syed Hussan's blog May 30
Syed Hussan | Thoughts on democracy on the streets and in our communities, in the context of tonight's #CasserolesNightinCanada.
Blog - Syed Hussan's blog February 15
Syed Hussan | Contrary to most critics, the recent counter-terrorism strategy revealed by Toewes still mostly targets Muslims.
Blog - Syed Hussan's blog January 30
The people want the regime to fall
Syed Hussan | Harper's speech in Davos covers two areas: job creation and economic stability, and managing immigration. Read on for an analysis of the speech, its policy implications and some ideas to stop Harper.
Blog - Syed Hussan's blog December 21
Syed Hussan | These are our friends, our community. On November 22, I stood in Occupied St. James Park and I, and a few hundred others said together: Leah, Mandy, Alex, Peter, Erik, Adam, we will not forget.
Blog - Syed Hussan's blog November 23
Syed Hussan | On November 22, 2011, 17 people charged as the "G20 Main Conspiracy Group" negotiated a plea resolution to our charges. This is my individual statement on the matter.
Blog - Syed Hussan's blog October 13
Syed Hussan | Some thoughts for #OccupyTogether and #OccupyToronto. I want to write about the police, law and our ideas of justice. #Occupy activists, especially #OccupyToronto, this is for you.
Blog - Syed Hussan's blog October 1
Syed Hussan | Jason Kenney just wrote a blog in the National Post, where almost every paragraph contains lies. That's not a surprise. Since 2009, I've been tracking his disregard for facts.
Blog - Syed Hussan's blog July 31
Syed Hussan | I tried to go to the United States, was held for nine hours and returned to Canada in chains.
Blog - Syed Hussan's blog June 21
Syed Hussan | We couldn't stay at home during the G20, and we can't now. A network of people who actually organize on the streets have decided to mobilize across Toronto to defend services.
Blog - Syed Hussan's blog June 19
Syed Hussan | The Freedom Flotilla 2, with 12-plus boats carrying humanitarian aid and 1000-plus peace activists, is sailing to Gaza in late June. Video remix by John Greyson.
Blog - Syed Hussan's blog May 29
Syed Hussan | Environmental racism, Tar Sands and building resistance
Blog - Syed Hussan's blog May 28
Syed Hussan | We need to stop Alvaro's deportation not because his life is at risk, but because he wants to stay here. That should be enough.
Blog - Syed Hussan's blog May 21
Luam Kidane and Ryan Hayes | Alvaro Orozco talks about living undocumented, and the need to fight for justice for all.
Blog - Syed Hussan's blog May 9
Syed Hussan | Here are my thoughts, as a grassroots organizer, gleaned from conversation with people that organize in Toronto, on fighting our way out of the Harper nightmare.
Blog - Syed Hussan's blog April 30
Syed Hussan | Elections are not a time for people to participate in the decisions that impact them -- they are about convincing people that having the ability to determine our lives is something worth fighting for.

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