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Youth dialogue workshop: On peace and reconciliation

Jun 25, 2011 to Jun 26, 2011
OISE/UT, rm. 2-212
252 Bloor Street West rm.2212
M5S 1V6 Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 40' 3.7416" N, 79° 23' 57.6852" W
Ontario CA
The second in a series of workshops sharing youth perceptions across East Asian communities. This workshop is intended to create a shared vocabulary for cultural exchange
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Harper extending personal control to oversight of national security and intelligence gathering

Hill Times wrote:
Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Cabinet overhaul reveals he intends to "move and move quickly" with steep public service cuts and plans to extend his notorious personal control over government affairs into a surprising arena-the oversight of national security and intelligence gathering by a range of military and civilian agencies and departments.......the establishment of an entirely new committee of Cabinet ministers responsible for overseeing national security and intelligence agencies, even intelligence and information gathered through delivery of Canadian aid programs....

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Rethinking Toronto police: A public forum

Jun 20, 2011 to Jun 21, 2011
519 Church St. Community Centre
519 Church St.
M5R 2T1 Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 59.094" N, 79° 22' 52.0536" W
Ontario CA
This public forum provides an opportunity to discuss new and alternative ideas about police issues in Toronto.
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Need an honest and reliable lawyer to take on CSIS...

Hello everyone,

This is a serious matter involving employment interference (costing me two jobs in the corporate world) and even interference into some of my family members.  I am not a criminal, nor do I even have a criminal record, I am not a part of an anarchist group or anything l;ike this, hell I have not even threatened anyone.  My "dossier" was opened when I was 17, I am now in my mid-thirties.  A graduate near the top of my classwhen in University.

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Paying City Officials for Police Escorts to Protest

From the Edmonton Slutwalk Websitehttp://www.yegslutwalk.com/city-of-edmonton-asks-slutwalk-organizers-to-...

I wanted to let everyone here who will be participating in Edmonton SlutWalk and/or who have been following the conversation know about the City of Edmonton's tactics in making it as difficult is possible for the organizers to work with them in staging this event.

Below is a copy of the letter that we have sent in response to Jennifer Collins, our contact at the City of Edmonton, as well as Edmonton Police Services. As Community Organizer Chelsea Taylor so eloquently stated: "The show must go on. Paying to protest isn't what all those kids died for in those world wars."

 

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Mandatory Minimums: only for marijuana??

Anyone else notice that the new mandatory minimums only focus on marijuana?  Nothing in there about harder drugs, but someone growing FIVE PLANTS can get up to a year in prison?

Strange contrast with the new mandatory minimum for luring children on the internet, which is like 90 days max.

kinda gives you an impression of what the cons think is worse....this article lays out the new changes.

 

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Event

A sanctions-busting fundraiser for Abousfian Abdelrazik

May 30, 2011 to May 31, 2011
Grandview Calvary Baptist Church
1803 East 1st Ave (just east of Commercial Drive)
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 16' 10.6464" N, 123° 4' 10.5744" W
British Columbia CA
Join the hundreds of individuals and labour unions who have decided to openly defy the unjust sanctions by making a donation to Mr. Abdelrazik.
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Sounds of the revolution: Resistance, rights and refugees

May 15, 2011 to May 16, 2011
Beit Zatoun
612 Markham St
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 53.2584" N, 79° 24' 44.6868" W
Ontario CA
Working within a broad theme of revolution, resistance and refugees, our event brings together artists from across the globe.
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Big Brother Harper wants to watch all of you...

I think this is one of the most important civil liberty issues on the agenda. I see the reports of the woman in London Ontario kicked out of a Con rally due to a picture of her with Iggy and the Guergis smear campaign.

It is clear that there seems to be a huge disconnect between fact finding and instantly jumping to conclusions based on political paranoia. With the amount of spin now in Canadian politics I am left to wonder how many more people will see their rights ignored with the bill linked below.

Big Brother Harper

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Secret Trial Five in Canada screening and fundraiser

Jun 9, 2011 to Jun 10, 2011
PSAC building
233 Gilmour Street J.C. Wylllie Boardroom
Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 24' 59.508" N, 75° 41' 21.7104" W
Ontario CA
The Justice for Mohamed Harkat Committee will be holding a special documentary evening/fundraiser with Amar Wala, director and his film crew from Toronto.
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Manfesto for the Coalation to Change Torture Laws

Our rape laws were written in a British colonial era. They do no adequately cover the heinous crime of torture that accompanies rape where the threat of death is used, without or without a weapon. Such a situation puts the victim in grave concern for their life.

Similarly, if a house invasion occurs and a women is raped and the offender says “I'll kill your children (or your invalid father) if you scream”, that is torture. The victim is put in grave concern for the life a loved one.

When a citizen purposefully causes extreme pain to another one's body, so the victim has reasonable grounds to believe they may die, that is torture. When a home invasion occurs and the occupants are tied up and told if they scream they will be killed, that is torture.

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Dancing around no-fly zones in Iraq and Libya

Apr 6, 2011
UBC School of Journalism main lecture hall
6388 Crescent Road
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 16' 6.726" N, 123° 15' 23.1516" W
British Columbia CA
A year ago, on the seventh anniversary of the Anglo-American invasion of Iraq, photo- journalist Hadani Ditmars returned to a land she last visited in 2003 and tells her story.
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Judicia for Migrant Workers benefit concert

Mar 26, 2011 to Mar 27, 2011
St Simon’s Anglican Church
525 Bloor Street East
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 40' 19.6212" N, 79° 22' 26.1912" W
Ontario CA
A Common Thread Chorus benefit concert for Judicia for Migrant Workers and the Mennonite New Life Centre.
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Letter writing night for the Secret Trial Five

Mar 27, 2011 to Mar 28, 2011
Beit Zatoun
612 Markham Street (by Bathurst subway)
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 53.2584" N, 79° 24' 44.6868" W
Ontario CA
Join Toronto Anarchist Black Cross for a night of inspirational discussion and prisoner support.
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Speak Up! Speak Out!

Mar 19, 2011
WLU Social Work
120 Duke Street West
Kitchener
Canada
CA
A full-day conference about the criminalization of dissent around G20 activism
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Community Day of Action in Toronto

Mar 9, 2011
Yonge & Dundas Square
10 Dundas Street East
Toronto
Canada
43° 39' 23.3784" N, 79° 22' 50.8728" W
CA
Join us for a rally to defend our communities and public services.
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Speak Up! Speak Out! Public Dialogue and the Politics of Dissent

Mar 19, 2011 to Mar 20, 2011
Faculty of Social Work
120 Duke St. West,
Kitchener , ON
Canada
43° 27' 8.5788" N, 80° 29' 33.8712" W
Ontario CA
On Saturday March 19th 2011, there is a free, full-day conference about the criminalization of dissent around G20 activism – and creative ways to heal and move forward.

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