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| August 18, 2015

Toronto wax bar's not-so-feminist promo slogan gets prickly reception

Photo: Sarah Factor

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Sarah Factor was strolling along Toronto’s Bloor Street. The 26-year-old musician had just returned after living in New York for several years. It was a sunny July afternoon, and she was walking towards a pizza joint to catch up with a friend.

That's when she spotted Fuzz Wax Bar's sandwich board.

"A happy woman is a fuzz-free woman," the salon's board proclaimed, beckoning local women to come in for facial, body and bikini waxing.

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Weak tactics and misinformation cloud the seriousness of climate change in the eyes of Canadians

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In addition to the staging of the PanAm Games, Toronto has been the location of some unusually high profile activities in recent days that were supposed to increase the efforts to tackle climate change.

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Needs No Introduction

Circuits of struggle: Community media in Oaxaca

July 14, 2015
| An address about the power of grassroots communications from the Union of Democratic Communications Conference, May 1, 2015 in Toronto.
Length: 1:05:27 minutes (59.93 MB)

This week in labour: Strike with Pride!

Photo: flickr/Nicholas Nico Valenton

It's Pride season! If there is a parade or march in your hometown this month, you'll probably see a few union floats and flags mixed in with all the rainbows.

In recent decades, the labour movement has become increasingly involved in defending the rights of gay, lesbian, queer, and trans workers.

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| June 8, 2015
May 8, 2015 |
On April 30, over a hundred supporters and activists from Ottawa and around the world joined the event "The Future of International Solidarity: An open dialogue."
| April 12, 2015
WINGS

Raging Grannies: Witty elder activism has spread like wildfire

March 29, 2015
| The activist group Raging Grannies appear at all sorts of political events, singing satirical songs. Originating in B.C., the concept has spread all over the world.
Length: 29:07 minutes (39.99 MB)
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