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Voices from Elsipogtog: Mi’kmaq Warriors Speaking Tour

Feb 11, 2014 to Feb 12, 2014
Treaty #6 Territory Telus Building Room 217/219
111 St & 87 Ave, U of A Campus
Edmonton , AB
Canada
53° 32' 39.8004" N, 113° 29' 27.3372" W
Alberta CA
Suzanne Patles of the Mi'kmaq Warriors Society, will be speaking in Edmonton as part of a national tour to raise awareness about the struggle at Elsipogtog against shale gas fracking.
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Chicago: Northwestern University football players seek to unionize

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For the first time in the history of college sports, athletes are asking to be represented by a labor union, taking formal steps on Tuesday to begin the process of being recognized as employees. Ramogi Huma, president of the National College Players Association, filed a petition in Chicago on behalf of football players at Northwestern University, submitting the form at the regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Backed by the United Steelworkers union, Huma also filed union cards signed by an undisclosed number of Northwestern players with the NLRB -- the federal statutory body that recognizes groups that seek collective bargaining rights. ESPN's "Outside The Lines" first broke the story.

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G Day for Girls

Apr 28, 2014
Villa Amato Ballroom
3rd Floor, 88 East 1st Avenue
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 16' 12.5688" N, 123° 6' 10.4004" W
British Columbia CA
G Day is a new global social movement anchored by day-long events that celebrate and empower girls aged 10-12 as they transition into adolescence.
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Equity Studies Student Union presents: Decolonizing Our Minds 2014

Feb 8, 2014
William Doo Auditorium
45 Wilcocks St.
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 40.4856" N, 79° 24' 3.2256" W
Ontario CA
This year we examine how identities are actively negotiated and constructed, ultimately bringing together “non-traditional” communities against colonial domination and structural oppression.
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London Regional Social Forum planning meeting

Jan 18, 2014
London Central Library Stevenson-Hunt Room London , ON
Canada
43° 5' 30.4584" N, 81° 13' 6.4308" W
Ontario CA
All parties interested in participating in planning for the 2014 London Regional Social Forum can come out and take part in a discussion.
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Fight for Fair Wages: Public Forum

Jan 24, 2014 to Jan 25, 2014
William Doo Auditorium, U of T
45 Willcocks Street (2 blocks south of Harbord Street - 5 minute walk south of Spadina Station)
Toronto , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
Panel discussion
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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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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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discrimination in the Justice System

I am trying to consider how I might estimate the costs of the breaches of recognizance, breaches of probation and failure to attend charges that my often not lucid clients are charged with as a result of the lack of accommodation for the cognitive perceptual impairments.

My clients are often not "orientated in time and space". As a result they miss many appointments. As a result they also often go to the emergency ward when they can't figure out how to handle an issue in their lives

The Drummond report gave us a costing outline for the hospital Emergency room visits. It is possible to calculate  the cost of each individuals use of healthcare services by tracking an OHIP number.

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