Feb 4, 2010

Food allowance for the poor under attack

Liisa Schofield
By John Clarke
Ontario's pre-budget talks take aim at the Special Diet payment, a monthly allowance that healthcare providers say keeps the poorest citizens healthy.
Jan 27, 2010

Why resist the 2010 Olympics: two activists speak

Anna Hunter is with the Anti-Poverty Committee and the Olympic Resistance Network; Carol Martin is a member of the Nisga'a nation and sits on the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre Elders Council.
Jan 19, 2010

Haiti calls for help

Haiti, a country born in courage, faces its greatest challenge. Activists for disaster relief should make immediate forgiveness of every dollar of the Haitian debt a top priority.
Jan 12, 2010

Hunger Relay, Week 55, Day 2

Libby Davies
Today -- day two of my hunger strike relay -- we spent the first half hour outside the Carnegie Center, trying to avoid the cold and rain, wrestling to put up a small tent cover.
Dec 30, 2009

The poetic justice of Dennis Brutus

Dennis Brutus' weapons were his words: soaring, searing, poetic. He was banned, he was censored, he was shot. But his commitment and activism, his advocacy on behalf of the poor, never flagged.


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