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Shit Harper Did hang 'I spy a waste of money' banner on CSEC building

Photo: Isaac Vallentin
Shit Harper Did's banner on CSEC 'spy palace' was removed by security guards and their questions on CSEC funding still go unanswered by any representative.

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Nepal's social, political changes captured in photographs

Shreejana Pradhan, Vice President, National Indigenous Women's Federation.

It wasn't until photographer Surendra Lawoti moved to Canada from the U.S. that he realized he was a transnational -- someone whose sense of identity is tied to more than one country.

"I love Canada, but Nepal is also a strong part of who I am," asserts Lawoti.

Born in Nepal, Lawoti has spent almost half his life in North America, arriving in the U.S. in 1994 at age 21 to pursue a degree in photography at Columbia College in Chicago and then an MFA at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. The artist moved to Canada in 2008 and is now a permanent resident.

"In the U.S. I wasn't allowed to fly back and forth to Nepal because of visa restrictions," explains the Toronto-based artist. "When I moved here, I had the freedom to come and go."

Steffanie Pinch

New series launches on the Lynn Williams Activist Toolkit Podcast

| November 20, 2013
Constructing change: the activist toolkit

Rad Voices: Lori Kufner, harm reduction activist

November 20, 2013
| This episode of the Rad Voices podcast series features Lori Kufner, a harm reduction and public space activist working with the TRIPP Project.
Length: 15:11 minutes (20.87 MB)

In front of pipelines, I will support the Mohawks

| November 19, 2013

Defend our Climate protests show Canadians say 'no' to pipelines

Photo: flickr/Leadnow
The Defend our Climate actions happened across the country last weekend, with thousands of Canadians coming together as a community to say 'no' to pipelines.

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Defend Our Climate actions are a success: Canada is a little different now

Photo: flickr/Leadnow

Thank you so much to everybody who helped make yesterday’s Defend our Climate, Defend our Communities National Day of Action a huge success!

Every time you organize a protest or petition you always hold out a faint hope for some kind of big change that happens right away. Yet change doesn’t seem to usually happen that way. With the exception of the few moments when the whole world seems to be transformed in a day, change is usually slow and incremental.

Many of the people who organized the action shared one goal going in -- to connect people who are concerned by the threats of pipelines and dirty energy projects all across the country.


Creating gender-inclusive spaces

All activist struggles aren't made up of rallies with thousands of folks - sometimes just creating inclusive space for folks in everyday life can be a powerful activist action.

Find out more at A Call For Cisgender Activism, the piece that inspired this post!


For our nations to live, capitalism must die

Image: Indigenous Nationhood Movement

There is a significant and to my mind problematic limitation that is increasingly being placed on Indigenous efforts to defend our rights and our lands. This constraint involves the type of tactics that are being represented as morally legitimate in our efforts to defend our land and rights as Indigenous peoples on the one hand, and those which are viewed at as morally illegitimate because of their disruptive and extra-legal character on the other.


Bye bye Ford and Harper: Would their departure have any benefit for Canada's Left?

Image: rabble

There is the sound of champagne corks being popped and cheers in the streets. Everyone smiles at each other and winks, knowing that soon it will all be over. The hated burgermeister is falling and no one, except perhaps his family, will be sad to see him go. And he has been felled by none other than that champion of democracy, Toronto Police Chief William Blair.


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