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Globe and Mail: "Birth control won't be in G8 plan to protect mothers, Tories say"

Fucking hell fuck hell fuck.

My head has spun off my body and is twitching on the floor.

There are no words.

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Birth control won't be in G8 plan to protect mothers, Tories say

The Conservative government has offered an explanation for why it will exclude contraception from its initiative to improve the health of mothers in poor countries: Birth control doesn't fit with saving lives.

In no uncertain terms, Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon yesterday ruled out any kind of family-planning programs being included in Canada's "signature" initiative at June's G8 summit - a strategy to improve the health of mothers and young children in poor countries.

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Fabulous Future of Feminism event with Jessica Yee (Toronto)

Don’t touch that dial!

Join our “studio audience” of feminists of all ages at the FFF show with Jessica Yee!  You won’t want to miss this entertaining evening of fun, games, prizes, and special guests!

Jessica’s guest stars are fabulous women and men who will prove that the future of feminism is strong, creative, and inspiring:

The Miss G__ Project, bringing equity to a classroom near you!
Judy Rebick, feminist activist and herstorian extraordinaire!
Ryerson’s White Ribbon Campaign!
Women’s Health in Women’s Hands!
The YWCA Girls’ Council!

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Response to article in Vancouver Sun- “$10 Million ‘a start’ to investigate women’s deaths, disappearances”

In the article, "$10 Million ‘a start' to investigate women's deaths, disappearances," the author, Lori Culbert, explains that despite the federal government's promise of delivering $10 million to the investigation of missing and murdered aboriginal women's cases, this promise has been received with "cautious optimism." Cautious optimism indeed, as many individuals and women's groups across Canada have been fighting for decades to get the Canadian government to even acknowledge these cases, let alone actually do something about it.

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Stop the Raids on Women's Shelters: Emergency Community Meeting: Toronto: Mon March 8, 10am

Sickening, disgusting, despicable.

I won't be able to attend the meeting but if any babblers go, please let us know about it.

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STOP THE RAIDS ON WOMEN'S SHELTERS

Emergency Community Meeting
March 8 (International Women's Day)

17 Phoebe Street, Toronto Rape Crisis Centre
10:00am Sharp

The Shelter | Sanctuary | Status Campaign invites shelter workers, residents, managers, counselors and anti-violence against women advocates and activists to attend an urgent community meeting on March 8th.

It has come to our attention, that the Canada Border Services Agency invaded a shelter for women - on February 27, looking to track down Jane, a single mom and survivor of violence from Ghana.

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Letter from Prof. Andrea O'Reilly re the closing of the Association of Researach on Mothering at York University

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March 2, 2010

Dear ARM Members and Friends,

Please see attached and below for an important letter on the Association for Research on Mothering.

I am writing with some very sad news concerning the Association for Research on Mothering, The Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering and Demeter Press. Due to York University's continued refusal to provide base funding to the association, its journal and press, we will be closing ARM May 1, 2010. The Executive Officer of the Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies (FLAPS) has assured us that all membership and subscriptions for 2010 and beyond will be reimbursed on a pro-rated basis.

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