Welcome to the Lynn Williams Activist Toolkit, an exciting new project of rabble.ca currently in Beta. The Toolkit is a wiki-style section of the rabble site devoted to content collaboration. It contains a growing number of encyclopedic resources that you can write. The Toolkit is named after activist, organizer, and labour leader, Lynn Williams, whose commitment to social justice has inpired generations of United Steeworker activists. Read more about Lynn Williams here. Participate in the Toolkit! See our User Guide, and please check out the toolkit blog and podcast.
Editor's Note: rabble.ca is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of influential labour activist Lynn Williams. Williams died on May 4, 2014. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and fellow workers during this difficult time.
Lynn Williams was one of the most influential North American union...
Deepan Budlakoti is a Canadian citizen, born in Ottawa, who suddenly had his passport revoked by the Canadian government. The government has claimed that it issued Deepan's passport "in error". After serving time for criminal convictions, Deepan is now being threatened with deportation to a country he has never been to. Having been born and raised in Canada, the Indian government is unwilling to provide travel documents, making Deepan nationless.
This injustice sets a dangerous precedent for other folks living in Canada. When the government can arbitrarily strip citizens of their passports and threaten them with deportation, justice will never come to the Canadian Immigration system.