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Energy East: Our Risk, Their Reward Ontario Tour

Apr 7, 2014 to Apr 16, 2014
Various Various , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
From April 7-16, the Council of Canadians, with local partners, will be visiting communities across Ontario to talk about why TransCanada's proposed Energy East pipeline is all risk and little reward.
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frozen bicycle brake

No snow on the streets or curbsides (or sidewalks, but we DON'T ride there), so seeing all the other cyclists, I decided to do a little jaunt, mostly on two bicycle paths. However after cycling for a while, I noticed that my rear brake had frozen. I slowly stopped with the front brake, which is in good order. Why was one frozen, not the other (both had been lubricated a couple of days ago) and is there a handy hint to unfreeze them?

This is an old Raleigh 6-speed, so ordinary old-fashioned brakes (in good order), not disc brakes or anything like that.

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Seedy Saturday in Maynooth

Mar 15, 2014
Old Community Centre
Hwy 62
Maynooth , ON
Canada
45° 13' 53.0364" N, 77° 56' 14.5428" W
Ontario CA
A gathering of seed nuts, garden wall flowers, dirty farmers, their beneficiaries and admirers.
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Scarborough Seedy Saturday and Green Fair

Mar 22, 2014
Blessed Cardinal Newman high School
100 Brimley Rd South ( south of Kingston Rd)
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 11.6136" N, 79° 22' 59.4624" W
Ontario CA
Learn how to live more sustainably, exchange seeds with other seed savers, buy heirloom and organic seeds or join a workshop on composting or growing food in small spaces.
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Protest against cruel dolphin drive hunt in Taiji Japan

Feb 14, 2014
Consulate-General of Japan in Toronto
77 King St W, Toronto-Dominion Centre ‎
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 38' 52.9296" N, 79° 22' 55.9236" W
Ontario CA
Join Sea Shepherd Conservation Society & Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians at the Japanese Embassy and Consulates on Valentine’s Day to honor the dolphins who are brutalized in Taiji’s Cove.
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Devastation of our Urban Canopy Toronto's Trees Threatened

Feb 14, 2014
Lawrence Park Community Church
2180 Bayview
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 43' 30.6624" N, 79° 22' 48.3852" W
Ontario CA
Come to this Community Forum (free admission) to hear about cause and effects of extreme weather and how Toronto can protect this natural resource.
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Breaking the Ice: Arctic Coalition Conference

Feb 1, 2014 to Feb 2, 2014
Various Various
Canada
CA
The Youth Arctic Coalition is excited to host Breaking the Ice, the inaugural international conference dedicated to starting dialogue among youth from across the circumpolar north about Arctic issues.
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Les animaux ne sont pas des choses/Animals are not objects

A manifesto for the evolution of the status of (non-human) animals in the Québec Civil Code, based on changes in several European legal codes.

Like most people, we believe that animals are not toasters. This view, however, is not shared by our Civil Code. From a legal standpoint, a dog or a cow is no different than a toaster or a chair: all are considered moveable property. Quebec law thus assimilates the act of hurting or abusing an animal to the destruction of property. Not only is this concept morally questionable, but it also clashes with how the majority of Quebec citizens think.

http://lesanimauxnesontpasdeschoses.ca/

http://animalsarenotobjects.ca/

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Mi'kmaq Warrior Speaking Tour

Jan 24, 2014
SFU Harbour Centre (Room 1900)
515 West Hastings St
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 17' 4.7616" N, 123° 6' 44.8344" W
British Columbia CA
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Mi'kmaq Warriors - West Coast Speaking Tour

Jan 24, 2014 to Feb 11, 2014
Vancouver , BC
Canada
British Columbia CA
Members of the Mi'kmaq Warriors Society who have been arrested and incarcerated will be on a speaking tour in January and February to raise awareness about their struggle against fracking.
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In whose backyard? Halifax toxic legacies

Jan 11, 2014
Halifax Forum
2901 Windsor Street
Halifax , NS
Canada
Nova Scotia CA
This morning meeting invites members of Mi'kmaq and African Nova Scotian communities in the Halifax Regional Municipality to discuss historical and current concerns around environmental injustices.
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Seasick: When Oil and Water Don't Mix

Mar 27, 2014 to Mar 28, 2014
University College
15 King's College Circle - Room 179 - west end of building on the ground floor
Toronto , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Join us for a free public lecture at 7-9pm on Thursday March 27 by Alanna Mitchell, Journalist and author on "Seasick: When Oil and Water Don’t Mix."
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Liberal political commentator Rob Silver mentions rabble.ca twice on CBC Power & Politics

Sean Devlin and Shireen Soofi, with the help of Brigette DePape managed to disrupt a Stephen Harper Q&A in Vancover. They were protesting pipelines.

Sean Devlin and Brigette DePape later appeared CBC Power & Politics to discuss the protest.

Later on the Power Panel segment Liberal political commentator Rob Silver said those two do nothing to get the anti-pipeline message across, that they hurt the cause not help.

He also said, not once but twice, that their message only appeals to people who read rabble.ca daily.

 

 

 

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Why the timing is good for parties from the left in Canada

Let me start by saying that what I am saying applies to the NDP as it is the only large political party on the left. But it can be true for other parties on the left that are smaller. We should not assume exclusivity to the NDP and if it ceases to be a party of activism (as it has at times provincially) it will not apply to the NDP.

This does not apply to non-activist parties of the centre or the centre-right such as the Liberals or parties of the right.

Canada is experiencing a painful lesson that is slowly becoming clear to the public. A rising tide does not raise all boats at all. The economic performance of the country has increased this country's total wealth dramatically while the living standards of most Canadians are seeing no benefit.

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