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Key Union Struggles: building the fightback

Jan 18, 2011 to Jan 19, 2011
Ryerson University Student Campus Centre
55 Gould Street
Toronto
Canada
43° 39' 28.764" N, 79° 22' 42.5496" W
CA
Eploring the key labour struggles and how to build the labour movement
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The Toronto left in the 1970s

Jan 23, 2011
Room 8201, OISE
252 Bloor St. West at St. George station
M5S 1V6 Toronto
Canada
43° 40' 4.854" N, 79° 23' 54.0816" W
CA
Introduced by Peter Graham -- Doctoral Student, Department of History, Queen's University
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Building The Working Class Movement

Jan 29, 2011 to Jan 30, 2011
Ryerson Student Centre - Oakham House
63 Gould Street
Toronto
Canada
43° 39' 29.4516" N, 79° 22' 40.3572" W
CA
Bring your hope and ideas to this activist forum concerning the attacks on the working-class.
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Ninth Annual Joseph Mairs Memorial

Jan 23, 2011
St Mary’s Church
1135 4th Avenue
Ladysmith
Canada
48° 59' 48.4404" N, 123° 49' 48.5904" W
CA
Ninth Annual Joseph Mairs Memorial WITH music and Panel Discussion to follow
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Organizing In an Era of Precarious Work: Toronto: December 9

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Organizing In an Era of Precarious Work

Thursday December 9, 2010
6 - 9 PM
Ryerson Student Centre - Oakham House
1st Floor - Thomas Lounge
63 Gould St., Toronto

Refreshments provided.

Speakers include:

- Evelyn Encalada - Founding member of Justice for Migrant Workers and Community Organizer, Researcher & Educator
- Jojo Geronimo - Executive Director Labour Education Centre and Board member of Filipino community group (Community Alliance for Social Justice)
- Syed Hussan - Undocumented Organizer with No One Is Illegal
- Xoliswie Ndlovu - Vice President CUPE 4308, Personal Support Worker and Precarious Worker

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Newby..

 I try to be interested in everything. (If you don't take an interest, it may come back to bite you in the ass!)

 I'm currently wondering if Feminism, Unions, & the Left in general can survive the towering current of ignorance flowing through all aspects of our lives these days.

 The near total lack of interesting thoughtful media really distresses me. The pandering of news media to the lowest common denominator & the change to 'Opinion Journalism' in the U.S. is frightening!

 O.K.... In my day to day life, I spend a lot of time with my adult daughter, & my Mom. My hubby passed away 6 years ago this month. My Mom is handicapped & 96 years old.

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Drawing a line: Workers against U.S. Steel

Dec 4, 2010 to Dec 5, 2010
Bahen Centre, room 1220
40 St George street U of T campus
Toronto
Canada
43° 39' 34.6716" N, 79° 23' 48.6528" W
CA
A a discussion on the lockout and how we can build a movement of solidarity.
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child labour laws and child-actors

Has anyone ever wondered about this? There are labour laws that forbid children working in Canada, U.S., Europe etc. yet somehow these labour laws don't seem to apply to children who work as actors?

 

Does anyone know how Hollywood, TV etc. get around labour laws that forbid children from working?

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Vanilla Master Card

Vanilla Master Card - legalized rip off.  I hope you don't give or receive the gift that can never be used.  What a useless card and customer service group.

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The Philippine Women Centre of Ontario 10th year anniversary: Maleta Art Exhibit

Oct 10, 2010 to Oct 31, 2010
The Beit Zatoun House
612 Markham Street one block west of Honest Ed's (Bathurst and Bloor)
M6G 2L8 Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 53.2584" N, 79° 24' 44.6868" W
Ontario CA
The Philippine Women Centre of Ontario invites everyone to celebrate a decade of Filipino Canadian women's struggle and resistance at the opening of the Maleta Art Exhibit on October 10.
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WHY was the Sudbury Women's Centre des Femmes (SWC) CLOSED?

Why is the Sudbury Women's Centre (SWC) Closed? ...

It's a sad day in the voluntary sector -- when a handful of women --- can continue to operate without openness and transparency, in violation of policy and procedures (not to mention labour laws) and an apparent disregard for feminist practices, the SWC Collective, and the women they serve in the community,

... and when they can close down a Women's Centre, change the locks, cancel the AGM, and lockout workers (of 19 yrs & 13 yrs)  as they have in Sudbury.

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DisOrientation 2010 @ York University

Political and Social Justice - Radically Different, Politically Progressive

DisOrientation 2010 @ York University ::Taking Back OUR Campus!::

- Keele Campus: September 23 to October 1
- Workshops :: Actions :: Film Screenings :: FREE Concert
- ALL Welcome :: ALL Events are FREE & ACCESSIBLE :: Child Care Available

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Striking against the cuts: Lessons from the Mike Harris Years

Oct 1, 2010 to Oct 2, 2010
Asteria Restaurant
679 Danforth South side of Danforth, east of Pape
M4J 1L2 Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 40' 44.0544" N, 79° 20' 41.1504" W
Ontario CA
Sharing experiences of the 1997 teachers' strike against the Tory cuts, and their lessons for today.
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The Urban Worker Forum

Oct 3, 2010
Gladstone Library
1101 Bloor St. West
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 36.432" N, 79° 26' 2.7636" W
Ontario CA
Andrew Cash's Urban Worker Forum brings together contract workers, freelancers, part-time workers and the self-employed to talk about our shared strengths and struggles, and to look for solutions.
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Film screening: Bananas!*

Sep 16, 2010 to Sep 17, 2010
Beit Zatoun
612 Markham Street (by Bathurst subway)
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 53.2584" N, 79° 24' 44.6868" W
Ontario CA
In the suspenseful documentary BANANAS!*, filmmaker Fredrik Gertten sheds new light on the global politics of food.
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OFL Power Struggle

There's been a showdown building at the OFL between recently elected president Sid Ryan and five of the affiliated unions that fund the labour federation and have all cut their dues payments forcing the OFL to layoff several of its staff. It also appears that there's a power struggle between Ryan and his two deputies, Marie Kelly and Terry Downey .

All in all, this amounts to an attempted coup that would either force Ryan to resign or force him to all but resign by becoming President in name only and ceding all operational authority to Secretary-Treasurer Marie Kelly and the unions that are backing her.

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Advocacy group plans to file health and safety complaint against Flynt Publications (California)

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An advocacy group that has been campaigning for more government protections for porn performers plans to file a complaint Thursday against mega-producer Larry Flynt Publications, publisher of Hustler.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation, a Los Angeles-based group that has advocated for condom use and increased testing among porn performers, plans to file a worker safety complaint with the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health.

The group takes issue with film shoots that depict sexual acts without condom usage, which the group said is unsafe and potentially life-threatening.

The group plans to submit 100 adult entertainment DVDs along with their complaint to the state agency.

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New Version: On Legitimate and Illegitimate Protest

Ok all you babblers,

I have heard from many people who read the original version of this piece. In response to all your thoughts, I significantly reworked it to include new ideas that people shared with me and to clarify the most important ways we need to build solidarity right now.

Given the ongoing need for unity as we continue to work to get our friends out of jail, get all the charges dropped, and build the movement from within, seems like a good time to post this new and updated version.

 

Toronto and Vancouver: On legitimate and illegitimate protest

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