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a response to Meghan Murphy's Mar 27 'prostituted women' / Nordic model article

Murphy's original article is here: http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/feminist-current/2013/03/nordic-model-only-model-actually-works-%E2%80%98duh%E2%80%99-says-sweden

unfortunately it doesn't allow comments, so i couldn't post the response directly associated with the article

but here is a response, for a sex worker: http://sexworkrants.tumblr.com/post/46805863562/ur-logic-is-flawed-a-response-to-meghan-murphy

some excerpts:

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Film Links: Save the Salish Sea Burrard Inlet

Salish Sea Burrard Inlet, a jewel in our midst on the West Coast, inspired a local independent filmmaker to make a short documentary film that reaches back into the memory of the 1973 oil spill in the outer harbour, shows the inlet as it is today with both canoes and tankers on its waters, and imagines a possible better future for all of us. 

Tarsands Titanics in the Sacred Salish Sea Burrard Inlet II

part 1:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nuBW87rtKY

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Tentative agreement reached for 46,000 BC health care workers NOV 26 2012

On Nov. 23, these hospital workers pointed to flaws for them, "Workers in community health are among the lowest-paid workers in the public sector, and haven’t had a pay raise since 2009." (posted by the Hospital Employees Union, Nov. 23, 2012). I am not sure yet, whether their concerns that the employer wanted to offset wage increases from within the offered package, which would be, in my opinion, unconscionable!

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PASTORS FOR PEACE CARAVAN TO CUBA

*Please forward widely*

Join us for 2 Lower Mainland events to send off the Pastors for Peace
Caravan to Cuba!

Part of the 6-stop B.C. tour to End the U.S. Blockade on Cuba!

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FEATURING:
BILL HACKWELL - Bill Hackwell has worked on the Pastors for Peace
Caravans to Cuba since the beginning in 1992. He also participated in
many of the caravans to Mexico when Pastors for Peace delivered
critical humanitarian aid to the indigenous highland communities in
Chiapas. Hackwell is a known social documentary photographer and an
organizer with the International Committee for the Freedom of the
Cuban Five in the U.S.
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Meet the Editor! NEW TIME: Friday, May 18 12 p.m. PT/3 p.m. ET

 

So Derrick O'Keefe will be on babble tomorrow afternoon for the latest installment of "Oh Good Grief, O'Keefe" at a new time as we experiment with finding the best slot to encourage reader participation. Join us tomorrow at 12:00 PM PST/3:00 PM EST to chat with Derrick.

We'll also be starting with a themed discussion: What do you think about rabble.ca's coverage of the Quebec student protests?

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rabble.ca's new (and old) editor: Derrick O'Keefe!

As some of you may know, rabble.ca editor Cathryn Atkinson left us early this year to pursue other interests. On an aside note, Michelle Gregus, ex-babble intern, has been the reason the site has sparkled since Cathryn's departure. While the site will miss Cathryn's wealth of experience, we're proud to announce that Vancouver-based journalist and activist Derrick O'Keefe will be the next editor of rabble.ca.

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Toronto Election Fraud Rally March 31, 2012

I attended the rally in Toronto yesterday and came away early with these observations.  If you're going to hold a rally, best make sure that you are on time, ready and have real clout in preparedness.  Organizers were 1/2 hour late and people were scattered all over trying to figure out if this is the place to be.  For all it was worth, a bad assembly just makes for good criticism from the other side.  

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Oakley sunglasses are very popular among sportsmen

Some of the sports for which sport sunglasses are available are cricket, golf, cycling, hiking, sailing, jogging, motoring, fishing, driving, climbing, tennis etc. All these sports need different types of sport sunglasses.For different style, different budget, different needs there are sport sunglasses are available. For different Oakley Active Belong Sunglasses Speckle sports there are different sunglasses are available. One sunglass for a sport may not be useful in another sport. The conditions, needs, impact are different in different sports, so you will need different sunglasses for different sports. The important elements of sports sunglasses are optical quality, visual enhancement etc. Optical quality will mean the quality of the vision for the user.

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Green vs. NDP

Hello to anyone I hadn't messaged in my introductory post.

In that first thread, I mentioned I like a bit of the platforms of the Liberals, the NDP, and the Greens. But as I visit each party website and read about their policies, I find it hard to differentiate on more than a few areas of policy.

Given that I am a former libertarian who has since "seen the light" (for lack of a better phrase), I am what you might call a free agent looking for a place to belong. I'd like to get more involved on the left, and thought about joining a party - and the more I read the more I've boiled it down to the NDP or the Green Party.

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Attention Catchfire

I've been trying to reply to a PM you sent but I keep getting error messages. Is there an email address I can write you at?

 

Thanks

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Paul Dewar answers babblers' questions February 27th 8pm EST, 5pm PST

NDP leadership candidate Paul Dewar will be on babble to answer your questions on February 27th, 8pm EST, 5pm PST. Babblers were asked a while back to submit questions about his candidacy and his vision for Canada. You can find that thread here.

Please feel free to add more questions in this thread, give your approval of previous questions, and variously discuss Paul's upcoming appearance.

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