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.
February 28, 1909 was the first National Working Women's Day, celebrated in the United States after 150,000 women marched in New York City the year before for labour reforms. They wanted to be recognized as valued workers, demanded shorter hours and sanitary working conditions. IWD is a time to reflect on, celebrate and demand...
One of the most important rules to keep in mind when changing the system is that we should not cooperate with those who work to uphold it. Why would we work with those who work against us?
According to the Government of Canada all menstrual hygiene products are considered a non-essential item or luxury and so we have to pay GST on them. However, items like incontinence products, cocktail cherries, and wedding cakes are not subject to GST. Interesting definition of “essential items.”
The No Tax on Tampons movement has been gathering momentum. Member of Parliament Irene Mathyssen introduced Bill C-282, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (feminine hygiene products), on October 16, 2013. On January 26, the campaign started an online petition to support Bill C-282 and end this discriminatory tax. Their target is to get 75,000 signatories and they have over 54,000 signatories. Now they are creating a short, funny video to spread the message to more people and need some funding.
There are two actions you can take,...