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Sense vs. cents in full day kindergarten in Ontario

Dr. Charles E. Pascal's report, "With our best future in mind," advises Premier Dalton McGuinty on the implementation of full day learning for 4- and 5-year-olds in Ontario. The report came out on June 15.

 Under the recommendations, neighbourhood public school will be the hub of every community, where parents will get everything from prenatal advice and nutrition counselling to childcare for those under four, full-day kindergarten, and before and after and summer school programming.

 Work will begin in 2010, as per McGuintys campaign promise in 2007.

 For more information on the report, visit http://www.ontario.ca/en/initiatives/early_learning/ONT06_018865.

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Quick Change - Mathew Blackett of Spacing Media

In this episode host Wayne MacPhail interviews Matthew Blackett, the publisher of Spacing Media.

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What Henry Ford’s jungle city can tell us about US imperialism

Laura Flanders of GRITtv interviews Greg Grandin, author of Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City, who takes a freshir?t=lauraflanders-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0805082360 look at how American hubris and imperial ambitions led to the establishment of an outpost of the auto industry in the Brazilian rainforest.

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Grass Roots Organics EcoFarm

rabble.ca's Wayne MacPhail interviews Sean McGivern, the owner of the Grass ROots Organics EcoFarm in Desboro, Ontario. Sean runs an organic farm and raises heritage grains and livestock. He's responsible for sparking a revival of eco-friendly farming in the Grey and Bruce counties in Ontario.

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Queers come out against Israeli apartheid at Toronto Pride

rabbletv coverage of Toronto Pride 2009 with Queers Against Israeli Apartheid.


After pressure to ban the group Pride Toronto stood its ground and today Queers Against Israeli Apartheid took to the streets.


For more information about this march and some of the violence directed towards the group (missed by the video), click here.

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Iranians unite at Queen's Park

On Sunday June 20 at Queen's Park in Toronto, hundreds of Iranians gathered to honour the dead and call for a free democratic society in Iran.

Produced by rabbletv's Sachin Seth.

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Before and after Stonewall

The political climate before the explosion at Stonewall in New York's Greenwich Village in 1969 has been artfully documented by John Scagliotti, whose films Before Stonewall and After Stonewall tell the story of gay activism and the struggle for social justice throughout the twentieth century. You can find out more about Scagliotti's work here

This video brought to you by our content partner GRITtv.

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Quick Change - Toronto Cyclists Union

In this episode host Wayne MacPhail interviews Yvonne Bambrick, the executive director of the Toronto Cyclists Union. http://bikeunion.to Quick Change is a vidcast that focusses on the social change tenants in the Centre for Social Innovation at 215 Spadina Avenue in Toronto.

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rabbletv hosts documentary on striking CUPE Ontario workers

This short documentary film produced by Min Sook Lee chronicles the struggles of municipal workers in Windsor, Ontario after they are forced to go on strike to protect benefits and pensions for future generations.

To this date, these municipal workers have been on strike nearly two months, fighting to preserve pensions and benefits for future generations.

Produced by CUPE Ontario.

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GM to declare bankruptcy

GM bankruptcy restructuring puts risk on to workers and has no vision for a green transportation system.

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