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DisOrientation 2010 @ York University

Political and Social Justice - Radically Different, Politically Progressive

DisOrientation 2010 @ York University ::Taking Back OUR Campus!::

- Keele Campus: September 23 to October 1
- Workshops :: Actions :: Film Screenings :: FREE Concert
- ALL Welcome :: ALL Events are FREE & ACCESSIBLE :: Child Care Available

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Does Your Lawyer Act for ICBC? Ask, You May Be Surprised By

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You’ve been injured in an accident. You don’t feel comfortable with how things have progressed with ICBC in your settlement negotiations so you decide to hire a lawyer. You find a qualified ICBC claims lawyer and off you go. You assume, reasobly so, that the lawyer is acting for you and not ICBC, right?

Not always… Lawyers typically have many clients. Many ICBC claims lawyers work both sides of the fence, that is, they represent injured people in advancing ICBC claims on some files and on other files they represent ICBC in defending against ICBC injury claims. Other lawyers restrict their practice to one side or the other.

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Our veterans fought for freedom and democracy, not for a Police State where the police routinely conduct violent home invasions

Our veterans fought for freedom and democracy, not for a Police State where the police routinely conduct violent home invasions in full violation of all Human and Democratic Rights protected by the Canadian Constitution, the Bill Of Rights, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Criminal Code of Canada.No Court order, 

No Arrest Warrant - Wrongful Violent Home Invasion, Assault, And Detention by The Barrie City Police After the G-20:What has happened to Freedom, Democracy and Justice in Canada?

The erosion of Civil Liberties in Canada is a reality none of us can afford to ignore.

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Turkish Civil Servants win Right to Strike

Turkey's ruling party triumphs in key referendum

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Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said provisional results showed that some 58 percent of the voters backed the amendments in the referendum, hailing the outcome as a "turning point" for Turkish democracy.

"We have passed a historic threshold on the way to advanced democracy and the supremacy of law... September 12 will go down in history as a turning point," Erdogan told a crowd of jubilant supporters at his party's office in Istanbul.

 

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Film screening: Home Safe Toronto

Aug 26, 2010 to Aug 27, 2010
Camera Bar
1028 Queen St.
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 41.202" N, 79° 20' 18.2148" W
Ontario CA
Home Safe Toronto reveals how close homelessness is to many hard-working, hopeful Torontonians.
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What we are not told about Insurance in Canada / BC

If someone runs a red light and hits you on your bicycle or while you are walking, the following can happen (even if there is a witness).

 

#1  You can be denied medical care because many public health programs will exclude you based on the false belief that ICBC will use Part 7 Coverage (upto $150K) to help you. 

 

#2  You can be denied access to programs for people with disability.  This includes spinal cord management, back to work assistance and advocacy, devices such as a back brace etc.

 

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Prisoners' Justice Week

Aug 10, 2010 to Aug 25, 2010
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 9" N, 79° 22' 54.0012" W
Ontario CA
Multiple events organized for prison justice week.
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Derrick Jensen on diversity of tactics--must watch!

Just found these on the tube.  I think this is an essential compliment to the discussions here about diversity of tactics, non violence etc.  Derrick makes some really powerful arguments against pacifism as a useful tool.  A little meandering, but it's really worth watching all 6 parts.  If you're in a rush, start at part 5 to hear the arguments against pacifism.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUtCKNEqfL8&feature=related

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How To Occupy A Member of Parliament's Office 2,000 words

Here, this is a fantastic set of proven to work ideas that make a difference. On behalf of the great disciplined patriot Jacob Hunter I present this piece. Spanner McNeil

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How to Occupy a Member of Parliament's Office

By Jacob Hunter, Cannabis Culture - Tuesday, July 27 2010

 

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G20 Bail hearings continue, Crown appealing some releases

- please forward -

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Bail hearings continue for G20 activists detained for a month;

Crown appealing release of some. Communities express support for defendants and denounce criminalization of dissent.

July 26, Toronto - Leah Henderson, Amanda (Mandy) Hiscocks, and Alex Hundert, along with others, are facing politically-motivated charges in relation to the Toronto G8/G20 protests. The three were pre-emptively arrested at gun-point in a house raid on the morning of June 26, before protests began.

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New Version: On Legitimate and Illegitimate Protest

Ok all you babblers,

I have heard from many people who read the original version of this piece. In response to all your thoughts, I significantly reworked it to include new ideas that people shared with me and to clarify the most important ways we need to build solidarity right now.

Given the ongoing need for unity as we continue to work to get our friends out of jail, get all the charges dropped, and build the movement from within, seems like a good time to post this new and updated version.

 

Toronto and Vancouver: On legitimate and illegitimate protest

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Am I not allowed to work with ``vulnerable population`` because of my hepatitis B status

Hello fellow babblers, apparently my life is not hard enough due to my trans identity, but As far I am also  born with the Hap B virus through neonatal infection, I am still a Hapetitis B carrier although i have never been active and feel healthy.  I want to work with people with disabilities , but I found out during the interview that I cannot become a volunteer for people with mental disabilities because of my health disability. Is this legal , and can i ever become a social worker or a nurse or anything like that because i cannot provide an immunization record (since I have it)

I tried to google for this information, but I just cannot find anything! please help

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I can't believe, it they are taking down the G20 surveillance cameras.

I was walking by Queen/Bay today and was surprised to see them keeping their promise and taking down the surveillance cameras. I really didn't think they would do it but I have to give them credit. If things didn't go as bad as they did I'm sure they would have kept them.

Removing G20 cameras

Don't get me wrong, I'm glad their keeping their word.

Removing G20 cameras

Daniel .. Toronto

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Chinese locks in their poor at night

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/inside-chinas-gated-communitie...

This raises a lot of questions and concerns:

I don't believe it is unreasonable to characterize these as night-time concentration camps -- they are secured by armed guards.

It is offensive enough to me to see gated communities for the rich as we have here and in the US. This is so much worse. From a human rights point of view, we can't pretend not to see this especially if some of these workers are making products we buy. We should not pretend we are not participants. These are workers.

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Read, Share, and Endorse the Vancouver G8/G20 Solidarity Statement!

See the full statement, updates on arrests and charges, additional comments, and how you can help at:

http://vancouversolidarity.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/vancouversolidarity/  
and http://vancouversolidarity.wordpress.com/2010/07/02/endorsements-cont/

We, a broad-based network of Vancouver and BC civil society organizations and individuals, call for the immediate release of all those currently being held as part of the G8/G20 Summit police operations, and for all charges against community organizers to be dropped.

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On Legitimate and Illegitimate Protest

http://toronto.mediacoop.ca/node/3883

Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightening. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.
Frederick Douglass, 1857

 

This page grows out of dialogue with many community members between the Vancouver Olympics in February and the Toronto G8/G20 in June. It needs saying.

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Statement from the Southern Ontario Anarchist Resistance: In "Carnage" We Find Beauty.

This is a repost that was found on various interspaces on July 6th 2010. We write this statement in unwavering defiance to the ongoing attempt to silence us: those who militantly voice their opposition to this ecocidal, colonial- capitalist state, and the corporations that profit from its systemic violence. The state does not represent us, and we do not consent to its rule or its racist, patriarchal 'justice' system, which only serves to uphold the interests of the ruling elite. In regards to the ongoing scapegoating of anarchists in a debacle reminiscent of the McCarthy era: This 'black scare' will not work. Nor is it an exception.

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