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Connection between C-51 and Aboriginal and labour rights

I have not seen anyone yet make the connection between C-51 and labour rights or Aboriginal rights (although some about environmentalists).

Bill C-51 redefines anyone who represents a threat to the economy, the political, and the diplomatic agenda of the government as a terrorist unless they are participating entirely within the law. The test of violence or threat of violence is completely missing from the Bill. In some cases even the issue of intent is missing.

Those who break the law in the most minor of ways, while posing a threat to the government agenda, face very dire consequences. "Law abiding" Canadians are told that they are safe as there is a provision that says legal protest is exempt. But there is no proportion to this.

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People's Journalism: Reporting under Fire

Mar 14, 2015
Innis Town Hall
2 Sussex Ave
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 55.5588" N, 79° 23' 56.4828" W
Ontario CA
Please join the Ali Mustafa Memorial Collective on Saturday for an evening in honour of the memory and work of Ali Mustafa.
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No Easy Walk to Freedom: Film screening and discussion

Jan 28, 2015
Dunton Tower, Room 2017, Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 23' 0.7152" N, 75° 41' 51.0612" W
Ontario CA
"No Easy Walk to Freedom" is a 90-minute documentary that tells the story of the struggle for decriminalization of homosexuality in contemporary India.
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For Raif Badawi, every moment counts - Amir Khadir, NPD and PQ spokespersons, Amnesty

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Picking apart the Oath of Office taken by a police officer in Canada

The Oath or Affirmation of Office that is taken by a police officer, special constable or First Nations Constable in the province of Ontario is one of the following two forms:

I solemnly swear (affirm) that I will be loyal to Her Majesty the Queen and to Canada, and that I will uphold the Constitution of Canada and that I will, to the best of my ability, preserve the peace, prevent offences and discharge my other duties as (insert name of office) faithfully, impartially and according to law.

So help me God. (Omit this line in an affirmation.)

OR

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First peoples, Palestine and the crushing of free speech

Jan 13, 2015
SFU Harbour Centre in Segal Rooms
555 Hastings Street
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 16' 52.4028" N, 123° 5' 31.7508" W
British Columbia CA
Seriously Free Speech Committee-Vancvouer presents Professor Steven Salaita on "First peoples, Palestine and the crushing of free speech."
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Free Mauritanian Biram Dah Abeid and other anti-slavery activists.

Mauritania has one of the worst records of slavery in the modern world. Although freed at birth by his mother's slavemaster, Mr. Abeid is sitting in jail in Mauritania for his work in fighting slavery.

About 0.5% of the world's population (some 35,000,000 million people) still live in abject slavery, which is one of the first five things prohibited by the UN Declaration of Human Rights.

Whether our families have been free for 20 generations or 1 like Mr. Abied, slavery must be abolished for every person on this planet.

"Walk Free" is a good organization in this struggle, and they have managed to put pressure on corporate retailers to end the Thai slave-powered trade in seafood.

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Celebrate the Freedom of the Cuban Five

Dec 21, 2014
United Steelworkers' Hall
25 Cecil St.
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 24.0768" N, 79° 23' 46.4748" W
Ontario CA
The Cuban Five are free! Join the Toronto Forum on Cuba this Sunday for an afternoon of celebrations, presentations and more.
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Fightback: Sex Workers Respond to C-36

Dec 17, 2014
Queen West Community Health Centre
168 Bathurst St.
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 38' 48.0732" N, 79° 24' 14.3784" W
Ontario CA
This year on December 17th International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers we are recognizing the violence that will be recreated and that it will increase state violence and cost more sex worke
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Public forum: Race, Gender and Democracy in Toronto

Dec 10, 2014
2 Carlton Street Toronto, Unit 1001
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 41.778" N, 79° 22' 57.8964" W
Ontario CA
This Human Rights Day Dec. 10, join a public forum on race, gender and democracy in Toronto, The 2014 Municipal Election: Reflections from a Human Rights Perspective..
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Book Launch: Janey's Arcadia by Rachel Zolf

Nov 9, 2014 to Nov 10, 2014
612 Markham St.
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 53.2584" N, 79° 24' 44.6832" W
Ontario CA
Not just another book launch, Rachel Zolf and friends celebrate her fifth collection of poetry, Janey’s Arcadia.
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Mulcair and Trudeau on Ottawa shootings and Conservative Terrorism Legislation

Will Mulcair's stance on the Ottawa shooting (that it was not a terrorist attack) and his apparent lack of suuport for any new anti-terrorism legislation persuade people for whom civil liberties are important to support the NDP instead of the Liberals, given that Trudeau called the shooting a terroist attack and seems to support bringing in new legislation to expand the powers of police and intelligence agencies?

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