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Egypt, the Arab Revolt and the NDP

Mar 19, 2011
OISE
252 Bloor St. W., room 2-212
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 40' 4.854" N, 79° 23' 54.0816" W
Ontario CA
A public forum on Egypt, the Arab Uprisings and the NDP, followed by the Socialist Caucus annual federal conference.
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Speak Up! Speak Out! Public Dialogue and the Politics of Dissent

Mar 19, 2011 to Mar 20, 2011
Faculty of Social Work
120 Duke St. West,
Kitchener , ON
Canada
43° 27' 8.5788" N, 80° 29' 33.8712" W
Ontario CA
On Saturday March 19th 2011, there is a free, full-day conference about the criminalization of dissent around G20 activism – and creative ways to heal and move forward.
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Rev. Kevin Annett lecture and book launch: "Unrepentant: Disrobing the Emperor"

Mar 28, 2011 to Mar 29, 2011
Ryerson University
Oakham House, Room G, 63 Gould Street (east of Yonge, north of Dundas)
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 29.4516" N, 79° 22' 40.3572" W
Ontario CA
The former United Church minister, who first blew the whistle on Canada's infamous Indian residential schools, will speak at 2 Toronto locations as part of a world film tour/book launch.
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Rev. Kevin Annett lecture and book launch: "Unrepentant: Disrobing the Emperor"

Mar 26, 2011
OISE (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education)
252 Bloor St. West Room 2-212
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 40' 4.854" N, 79° 23' 54.0816" W
Ontario CA
The former United Church minister, who first blew the whistle on Canada's infamous Indian residential schools, will speak at 2 Toronto locations as part of a lecture tour/book launch.
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While getting tough on crime Conservatives conveniently forget about tax evasion

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Canadian Commandos Honoured In Secret..Is this kosher?

Seems there was a secret honouring of Canadian Commados in Ottawa today.

Why was this done in secrecy?...Better yet,why so hush hush about what they were being honoured for?

Is this kosher?

I welcome your thoughts.

 

OTTAWA — Canada's governor general honoured a handful of new heroes on Friday.

Unfortunately, we can't tell you how many, what their names might be -- or what they did.

Governor General David Johnson handed out three Stars of Military Valour and two Medals of Military Valour, the second and third highest decorations for bravery to members of the ultra-secret special forces.

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Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger's planned trip to Israel

Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger will be travelling to Israel in mid-October in search of deeper economic and cultural ties with Israel.

More info here: http://paulsgraham.ca/index.php/2010/10/06/manitoba-premier-supports-isr...

This trip is an affront to all who believe in human rights and social justice.

I've written him an open letter that you can find here:

http://paulsgraham.ca/index.php/2010/10/07/an-open-letter-to-manitoba-pr...

I hope folks will do something similar. Greg Selinger's email address is premier@leg.gov.mb.ca.

 

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What's The Worst That Can Happen?

When you're trying to be effective, one of the key things it so ask yourself what is the worst possible outcome, and respond accordingly. If you're prepared for how badly things can go, nothing will catch you off guard. With that in mind, I turn to the current political situation:

Let's take it as a given that the Conservatives are going to win a large number of seats from the Liberals next election, and that there is absolutely nothing we can do about it. Our goal here is to prevent a Harper majority. With so many Liberal seats about to turn blue, how do we do it?

First thought for me is to make sure the NDP is strong enough to win large numbers of seats in British Colombia, Edmonton, and Saskatchewan.

What else should we do? How do we make this happen?

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Christiane Ouimet's 500000 dollar payout for retiring.

is it just me or should this be a bigger issue.  A disgraced "public servant" doesn't do her job, comes under pretty intense pressure because of it and retires.  Then, for some reason she's given a severance package like she was unjustly fired that is way beyond the bounds of reason and law.  

first, isn't severance for when you're let go, not when you retire or quit?

second, why the egregious amount?  i though it was one weeks pay for each year you worked there?

third, how on earth can governments claim civil servants are paid to much when they are literally throwing free money at the highest paid ones when they screw up and do a terrible job?  This is closer to the banking sector where huge rewards are given to disgraced execs...

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Legitimate government????

Do we have rights and a legitimate government protecting them?

 

The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights established by the UN on January 3, 1976 and signed and ratified by Canada states the right to public participation.

 

The principle of public participation holds that those who are affected by a decision have a right to be involved in the decision-making process. Public participation implies that the public's contribution will influence the decision.

 

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Is our government really legitimate?

 

Do we have rights and a legitimate government protecting them?

 

The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights established by the UN on January 3, 1976 and signed and ratified by Canada states the right to public participation.

 

The principle of public participation holds that those who are affected by a decision have a right to be involved in the decision-making process. Public participation implies that the public's contribution will influence the decision.

 

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Harper's complicity in Israeli apartheid

Mar 8, 2011
Bahen Centre room 3004, U of T
40 St. George Street just north of College
Toronto
Canada
43° 39' 44.7768" N, 79° 23' 41.7696" W
CA
Exposing five years of Harper's complicity with Israeli apartheid
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Reclaiming the revolutionary road towards women's liberation

Mar 5, 2011 to Mar 6, 2011
OISE, room 5250
252 Bloor Street
M5S1V6 Toronto
Canada
43° 40' 4.854" N, 79° 23' 54.0816" W
CA
Celebratory night featuring a fundraising dinner with a public lecture and cultural performances is sure to inspire all to reclaim the revolutionary road towards genuine women’s liberation.
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Sign the petition against security certificates before March 20th

Feb 24, 2011 to Mar 20, 2011
Everywhere in Canada Various
Canada
37° 59' 12.9624" N, 122° 35' 23.3484" W
CA
The Harkat Support Committee plans to present the petition against security certificates to the Minister of Citizenship & Immigration, Jason Kenney during a protest on March 22nd.
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Burnaby Douglas nomination race/Alnoor Gova's running

There was an earlier discussion about the Burnaby-Douglas Federal NDP nomination race. I wanted to mention that longtime NDP activist Alnoor Gova has thnkfully thrown his hat into the ring and is picking up endorsements across the board. He sounds like exactly the candidiate the NDP needs, one that speaks directly to the Siskay-Robinson legacy. Nomination date is November 25th. 

 

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Exposing Canada's neoliberal agenda: A community lecture

Feb 16, 2011
Stong College room 302, York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 46' 26.76" N, 79° 30' 5.4432" W
Ontario CA
Exposing Canada's neoliberal agenda: The context behind the commodification and racialization of labour in Canada, community lecture hosted by the Filipino Canadian Youth Alliance.

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