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Book Launch: Academic Freedom in Conflict

Jun 25, 2014
Octopus Books Centretown Location
251 Bank St., 2nd Floor
Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 24' 58.6944" N, 75° 41' 49.3476" W
Ontario CA
Co-hosted with Formac Publishing Company, we will be launching 'Academic Freedom in Conflict, The Struggle Over Free Speech Rights in the University' with editor James L. Turk.
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An Evening with Hassan before the Appeal Decision

Apr 11, 2014
First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa
30 Cleary Ave.
Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 22' 56.9352" N, 75° 46' 18.2064" W
Ontario CA
Waiting for the response from the Court of Appeal for Ontario regarding Hassan Diab's extradition order is difficult for Hassan and his family.
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For Freedom's Sake: Fundraiser to support Jose Figueroa

Mar 28, 2014
Walnut Grove Lutheran Church
20530 88th Ave
Langley , BC
Canada
49° 9' 45.3888" N, 122° 39' 12.2436" W
British Columbia CA
Come out for a fundraiser to support the We Are Jose campaign to reverse Jose Figueroa's unjust May 2010 deportation order. Let's dine for freedom!
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Peace Brigades International-Canada Film Festival

Mar 21, 2014 to Mar 22, 2014
Tory Building 360, Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 22' 55.0632" N, 75° 41' 54.0312" W
Ontario CA
We are proud to announce Peace Brigades International-Canada’s first ever Film Festival taking place at Carleton University on March 21, 2014.
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Raising the civil liberties bar

Mar 12, 2014
Mill Street Beer Hall
12 Tank House Ln
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 2.2428" N, 79° 21' 31.0032" W
Ontario CA
Join us for a beer tasting and tour and hear from BRAD BERG as he talks about his experience doing pro-bono and public interest work on equality & freedom of religion.
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Democratic Reform Town Hall in Brampton

Mar 1, 2014
Royal Canadian Legion 15
80 Mary Street L6W 2R3
Brampton , ON
Canada
43° 41' 2.4036" N, 79° 45' 5.22" W
Ontario CA
This democratic town hall gives voters and future voters the opportunity to learn about two reform proposals that may reshape our Canadian democracy -- and voice their opinions about these proposals.
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Hold the phone! Call for democracy

Feb 10, 2014
Across Canada and on Parliament Hill
Canada
CA
Without warning, the Harper government is ramming through legislation that will seriously undermine democracy in Canada. With enough pressure we can stop it.
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Pathways to Privacy Symposium: Helping Canadians Find Pathways to Privacy

Mar 21, 2014
Faculty Club, University of Toronto
41 Willcocks Street
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 40.5936" N, 79° 24' 2.0916" W
Ontario CA
These free events will provide a forum for academic researchers, civil society and public interest groups, and individuals to discuss important privacy issues and their relevance for Canadians.
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16th Annual Longest Underground Clothing Drive

Jan 20, 2014 to Jan 24, 2014
Toronto , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
From January 20-24, there will be 18 locations along the iconic Toronto PATH where clothing can be dropped off. All clothing donations support the Mission’s Double Take Store.
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Annual Holiday Appeal for Class-War Prisoners

Dec 15, 2013
BETTY'S
240 King St. East, upstairs
Toronto , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
This year's Holiday Appeal marks the 28th year of the Partisan Defense Committee's program of sending monthly stipends as an expression of solidarity.
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winter closing in

Shit. We might get some snow showers tonight, but that shouldn't be dire. However, by this weekend, we may well get some accumulation.

I age 40 years then, from 20 years below my actual age to 20 years higher. I can cycle everywhere for hours, skilfully, but when arthritis kicks in, the amount of walking needed to do one's errands, visit clients and friends etc gets painful. And this is essential to stay in shape.

I don't know how to cope with this fucking crap every year. Grrrrrrr.

Unrelated: the "Issues Pages" are hopelessly out of date.

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Humanist (and freethinking) life and death ceremonies

I saw this piece on humanist funerals from the British Humanist Federation, recalling friends and family who were either non-believers or people outside organised religion, whose memory was subjected to a conventional religious ceremony.

https://humanism.org.uk/ceremonies/non-religious-funerals/

My friend the cycling and environmental activist Claire Morissette had deeply spiritual beliefs, but they didn't fall into a particular religious faith. She actually wrote her own funeral (she had cancer that was becoming untreatable).

Of course everyone doesn't have that (rather unwelcome) leisure, or the inclination to write one's own funeral. But what can we do to ensure our wishes are respected?

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