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A Harper majority. Stifling anti-union legislation. Provincial unrest and austerity across the country. At a glance, it seems like activists don't have a lot to celebrate this holiday season. However, in these trying times, organizers, Indigenous people, workers, youth and ordinary citizens have come together for the common good.
Inspiring actions have touched communities and emboldened movements with historic victories. Here are our top 10 activist successes in 2012 -- and the tools they used to get there.
1. Creative labour actions
Well, they're here. Go Sens, I guess. And Pittsburgh too, maybe. Death to Philly, Boston and Tortarella.
Mostly I hope the Canucks get turfed so people will stop wearing Vancouver sweaters on game day. And the damn car flags. Sheesh.
Talking point #1: please explain to me how Shea Weber was not suspended for this:
The following is an email I received this morning:
"Emma Ruby-Sachs - Aavaz.org
World Stage has returned to Harbourfront Centre for the 2012 season (Feb 18-May 19, 2012) and it is full of new and exciting performances!
World Stage is an acclaimed international performance series, featuring provocative and cutting edge international and Canadian contemporary performances! Eight hand-picked productions from the U.S., the U.K., France, Brazil and Canada will augment decades of progressive world-class performance found only at World Stage. World Stage features thought-provoking productions featuring some of the biggest stars and hottest up-and-comers in performing arts.
World Stage ticket packages are available for a limited time.
Visit harbourfrontcentre.com or call the box office at 416-973-4000 for terms and details.
• Gloom and doom
Many international bodies, including the IMF and the OECD, grimly warn 2012 may usher in more global economic turmoil. (Source)
• Derailed recovery
The IMF warns Europe's fiscal troubles, combined with high Canadian household debt and overvalued housing could derail Canada's economic recovery. (Source)
• Recession or slow growth?
This thread aims to satisfy those in our babble community who want to know more about the PeggyNash campaign or want to share articles or items of interest to other supporters. As much as possible her Meet-ups for supporters and Greet the candidate events will be posted here beginning with two events Nov. 1 in Victoria. Watch for info on a Greet Peggy event at The Railway Club in Vancouver Thursday evening.
For much of our lives it has been taboo for mainstream media to comment on the alternative spectre of events, ie 2012, UFO's and other mysteries plagueing the planet.
When CNN, mainstream medias crown jewel and the American Empire's head propagandist acknowlegdes Earth changes and what the ancients referred to as Nibiru or a planet X, one wonders if we live in truly historic times.