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Organizing to protest the prorogue

No wonder it was chaos at first. Hundreds flooded the unmiked basement space in Hart House booked for the Friday, January 8, organizing meeting for the January 23 anti-prorogue rally.

The room was so stuffed that fire regs forced staff to shut it down and move it upstairs just as the convenors were trying to get the thing started. As we shuffled through the hallway, Judy Rebick whispered in my ear, "I've been to rallies that were smaller than this."

Given the time crunch, the group in charge figured the crowd would be put to better use if divvied into action groups. Soon enough, much smaller circles were mulling things like how to do publicity, tech support or budgeting.

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Facebook's for fogies, hipsters hit the streets

So you've joined the Facebook group against proroguing Parliament. Now what? Are you going to heft your body away from your desk to join in the Jan. 23 rally in your 'hood? On this week's episode of rabble radio Wayne and Meagan talk online activism and activism on the street. What's the diff? Plus, Regent Park is changing, and so are women's rights worldwide.

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Toronto streets erupt over Israel's assault on Palestine

Over 10,000 people took to the streets in Toronto on Saturday, Jan. 3 to protest Israel;s most recent assault on Palestine.

A handful of counter protesters in support of Israel were also on hand. The march began at the city's downtown Yonge and Dundas Square and wound its way up to the Israeli Consulate at Bloor and Avenue Rd.

Across the street from the consulate, the rally continued for an hour before ending peacefully.

Click here to watch in HD (High Definition) *recommended*

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The president of the Canadian Labour Congress has reacted to the shutdown of parliament, saying it will cost people their jobs and delay much-needed action to confront the economic crisis.
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