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| February 16, 2012

Compost at home

everyone is working for that sweet end goal

Every little bit helps when it comes to cutting down on waste and living in more sustainable ways. Composting is a good place to start. Each year Canadians toss tons of food that could have been composted into landfills. Composting is good for your plants, the earth and allows you get more out of your food. Even apartment dwellers can compost! This guide will cover:

 

Finding a containing

How to assemble

Dos and Don'ts

What next

Tips

 

Contain yourself

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Coalition-building

The cycle of coalition work

Forming coalitions is an essential part of activist organizing. They are the glue that holds many communities together. Whether a group of individuals or multiple organizations, non-profits or campaigns, coalitions allow for diversity, creativity and generally work as an effective way to take on a cause. This guide will cover:

What is a coalition?

Advantages

How to get started?

How to maintain

 

What are they?

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Challenging oppressive language

a map with the words racism, sexism and homophobia not permitted here

It only takes a few minutes to call someone out. But by changing and challenging this normalized language, you can actively work against behaviours and ideologies that are racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, elitist, ablist, sizist and overall, oppressive.

Even within activist collectives, oppressive language can still be present. Oppressive slang has become such a part of youth language that it can be difficult to pick apart it's actual meaning. Though often still dismissed as political correctness, oppressive language is a part of every day activism and living in solidarity that is integral to social justice.

What's oppressive language

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Radical Montreal December Clothing Swap

Saturday, December 17, 2011 (All day)

Location

Studio Sundari
6264 St. Hubert
QC
Canada
46° 48' 55.2744" N, 71° 18' 8.5032" W

It's time for another Clothing Swap!


Bring your unwanted clothing, shoes, & accessories (in good condition, no holes, rips, or stains please) that you would like to exchange, and we'll put all the stuff together in a giant heap of goodness for everyone to swap!

 

This Swap will be held in a large loft, so there will be no maximum to participants. The address is available now, so come one, come all! Invite your friends! Get a new winter wardrobe!
Changerooms available.


Items left over at the end of the swap will be donated to charity.

 

Redeye

Making decisions in a general assembly

October 18, 2011
| Occupy Wall Street has used a general assembly to make decisions since the occupation began. Manuel Schulte was at the first general assembly to plan Occupy Vancouver.
Length: 12:08

Hello from The Redneck Party USA

Hello Folks!

We have created a Grassroots Movement called Redneck Party. We take our name from the "Redneck War" of 1921. Google it! My people marched with red bandannas tied around their necks so they wouldn't shoot each other. Seriously though, amidst being called commies they were some of the most courageous and valiant Patriots of their day.

The lure of the grassroots: Step beyond private life to public good

Welcome to rabble.ca's extended series on the Canadian left -- Reinventing democracy, reclaiming the commons: A progressive dialogue on the future of Canada -- a look at where it stands after the 2011 federal election, and what the future can hold. The series will run in this, rabble.ca's 10th year, and is curated by journalist Murray Dobbin.

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| December 15, 2010

What's your priority for the next Ontario budget?

What's your top priority for the next Ontario budget?

From www.communitiesthatwork.ca:

Ontario has lost about 200,000 jobs since the recession started. Many of the jobs we do have are part-time. Ontario cities and towns are hurting. Good jobs must be the governments top priority in Dalton McGuintys next budget.

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