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NYPD Police Turn Their Backs On Any Criticism

You may well have seen the police protest in New York, when the mayor spoke at the funeral of slain officers. I thought that his comments were very supportive of the NYPD and the important role of policing in New York. However, a large number of police saw fit to turn their backs as he spoke. I'm pondering recent statements in social media that the NYPD needs to "speak with one voice" in the face of public criticism. They do have a union to perform that function - which it does quite successfully whenever there's any criticism in the media or during contract negotiations. However, this particular venue was not only completely inappropriate for this type of protest, it contributed to a public disrespect for governance, in particular, and the rule of law, in general.

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MAWO's year-end film & cultural night!

Dec 14, 2014
Joe's Cafe (In large North Hall)
1150 Commercial Dr. @ William St
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 16' 26.2632" N, 123° 4' 10.308" W
British Columbia CA
Wrap up 2014 with an evening of documentary films, rhythms and rhymes against war and occupation!
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Panel discussion: Race, Gender and Democracy in Toronto

Dec 5, 2014 to Dec 10, 2014
2 Carlton St., Unit 1001 RSVP on Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/public-forum-race-gender-and-democracy-in-toronto-tickets-14637839171
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 41.778" N, 79° 22' 57.8964" W
Ontario CA
Panel for International Human Rights Day to discuss the 2014 Municipal Election from a Human Rights perspective.
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subMedia.tv: A decade of subversion

Dec 19, 2014
L'Alize
900 Rue Ontario Est
Montreal , QC
Canada
45° 31' 8.3712" N, 73° 33' 48.9852" W
Quebec CA
We've assembled what we consider to be our best work in a DVD entitled "subMedia.tv: A decade of subversion" and we're throwing a party in Montreal to celebrate this momentous occasion.
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The Walk for the 43

Dec 6, 2014
87 George Street Canada
Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 25' 39.4608" N, 75° 41' 29.166" W
Ontario CA
We are getting together to support the actions of the National Popular Assembly (Mexico), which was created to demand justice for the 43 missing #Ayotzinapa students.
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Cinematic Activism: A Masterclass with Velcrow Ripper

Dec 7, 2014
Cineworks
300–1131 Howe
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 16' 43.302" N, 123° 7' 35.8392" W
British Columbia CA
Filmmaker Velcrow Ripper leads a full-day masterclass offering his hard-won insight into how to engage an audience’s eyes, hearts, and minds and take the documentary form to the next level.
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Line 9 Mississauga: Worth the risk?

Nov 29, 2014
Promenade Gallery
943-B Lakeshore Rd. E. L5E 1E3
Mississauga , ON
Canada
Ontario CA
In Mississauga, Line 9 crosses 4 waterways as it passes through the city bordering Highway 403.
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Giant rally at Queen’s Park to STOP private clinics in Ontario

Nov 21, 2014
Ontario Legislature
Queen's Park
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 40' 2.0784" N, 79° 23' 36.6864" W
Ontario CA
The most aggressive plan ever to dismantle community hospitals is underway. We are calling for our biggest demonstration ever. We are asking everyone to take one day to protect vital services.
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Need Help Creating a Pamphlet

Hello,

I'd like to start distributing single-page zines/pamphlets/etc. that give a concise and comprehensive list of reasons why – statistically, economicaly, legally, ethically, and so on – people should not vote for Harper in the coming elections. The main difficulty with this is trying to create a document that will actually resonate with the people it's targeted towards, rather than preaching to the choir.

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STOP private clinics SAVE our local public hospitals

Nov 21, 2014
Queens Park Legislature
111 Wellesley Street
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 57.7044" N, 79° 22' 43.0284" W
Ontario CA
We are asking everyone to take one day to lend your voice to protect vital services that everyone in our communities need.
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Merger of parties, electoral reform, and why labour sometimes supports Liberals

What some labour leaders want to see happen is a merger of the Liberals and NDP. If a formal merger is not in the cards they would rather see the NDP destroyed to the point that it no longer attracts the people it does now.

They are frustrated in having the NDP on their side but without power. They feel that without the NDP the Liberals would effectively be dominated by the progressive forces now in the NDP but in a party able to win consistently. Their problem with the NDP is that if you don't win you are no use no matter how great you sound. Labour is not a loyal soldier they need real policies -- now -- to support their members.

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Know your rights for non-violent direct action

Oct 14, 2014
Asterino's
1739 Venables Street
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 16' 36.4044" N, 123° 4' 10.9164" W
British Columbia CA
If you are interested in taking direct action, and want to learn about your rights, the legal process and legal support, we invite you to come to this free workshop.
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WSF 2016 Montreal Facilitation Collective

Oct 4, 2014
Pavillon J.-A. De Sève UQÀM- salle DS-R515
320 rue Sainte-Catherine Est https://www.facebook.com/events/1489813787933028/
Montreal , QC
Canada
45° 30' 46.8648" N, 73° 33' 39.744" W
Quebec CA
The assembly towards a World Social Forum 2016 will be held in Montreal this Saturday!
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First annual 'FED UP' rally for drug policy reform

Sep 30, 2014
Lawn of Parliament Hill Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 25' 17.508" N, 75° 41' 49.8948" W
Ontario CA
Join drug policy reform advocates from across Canada to raise your voices and concerns regarding the direction of drug policy taken by the current government.
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Ice Ride Toronto

Oct 4, 2014
Greenpeace office
33 Cecil St.
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 23.256" N, 79° 23' 46.986" W
Ontario CA
Bring some wheels, ride for the Arctic and tour Toronto climate change landmarks, visiting locations showcasing the good, the bad and the hopeful.
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United against detentions!

Sep 20, 2014
Various
Canada
CA
Around September 17, we will unite to demand an end to unjust immigration controls, and freedom of movement for all our communities. Join these actions or organize your own!

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