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The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives at 30

Marcus Aurelius was a philosopher, a stoic who believed in translating thought into practical action. When he became Emperor of Rome in the second century A.D. he wanted all of Rome to embrace philosophical ethics. Instead, Rome came under attack from many sides, and Emperor Aurelius was forced to give his full attention to making war on his enemies.

Have a radical Canada Day!

Photo: flickr/Dennis Jarvis
Do you want a country that values tolerance, education, public health, nature, social programs and enlightened laws, or one geared to wholesale exploitation and sale of our natural resources?

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Bryan Webber on Generosity

June 23, 2014
| Bryan talks about volunteerism, the joy of giving and practicing generosity. He reminds us to think about our roles in the great disparity of the world and why we have to listen to our hearts.
Length: 48:37 minutes (66.77 MB)

Alberta Regional Convergence for the People's Social Forum

Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 9:30am - 4:30pm

Location

Room 129 Education South University of Alberta
11210 – 87 Ave Follow us on twitter: @psfalberta Find us on facebook www.facebook.com/psfalberta
Edmonton , AB
Canada

The Alberta Convergence for the National People's Social Forum is a grassroots initiative to promote and coordinate Alberta's participation in the People's Social Forum in Ottawa from August 21-24 and beyond.

Attend a day long Alberta Regional Convergence at the University of Alberta in Edmonton to plan the next steps forward, including ideas for workshops, travel to Ottawa and continuing to build a People's Social Forum here in Alberta as well.

Green Memes: The Most Amazing Online Organizing Guide Ever

With the extremely high goal of being the “Most Amazing Guide Ever” Green Memes has curated an awesome 81 page primer to social justice activism online. The guide includes practical advice and case studies alongside introductions to using twitter, facebook and gmail. It goes beyond the simple 101 to discuss how to create a Facebook Storm, how to make your own memes with no design experience and why it all matters offline.

The guide is authored by over 30 of the top online organizers from a spectrum of progressive movement groups: from 350.org, Freedom to Marry, New Organizing Institute, Avaaz, GetEqual, Greenpeace, Idle No More, Open Media, and many others.

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William Worthy and Vincent Harding: Two men who shaped modern history

Vincent Harding. Photo: On Being/flickr

The world lost two remarkable men in May, two African-Americans who helped shape modern history, yet whose names and achievements remain too little known. William Worthy, a journalist, died at the age of 92. Civil-rights activist Vincent Harding was 82. Each was a witness to some of the most pivotal events of the latter half of the 20th century. They led their lives speaking truth to power, working for a better world.

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Episode 154: Labouring for change

April 28, 2014
| May Day is coming and we celebrate by hearing about labour in Indonesia, and spoken word poem about justice in the U.S., plus an agricultural land reserve and community gardening in Ottawa.
Length: 36:57 minutes (50.83 MB)

Former NDP MP and social justice activist Dan Heap, dead at 88

photo: flickr/ginny

Dan Heap died Friday. He was 88.

The longtime NDP MP for the Trinity-Spadina riding in Toronto served in Parliament from 1981-1993. He was a staunch advocate for the homeless, peace, the labour movement, and human rights.

Olivia Chow knew Dan Heap well. She wrote about his life and work in this article for the Toronto Star.

You can read more here.

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