Politics in Canada

Jul 27, 2010

Making it easier to ignore the poor

We hear a great deal about the lives of the rich, much of it sympathetic and often fawning. The poor rarely get such sympathetic attention. And they're soon to get even less.
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G20 Bail hearings continue, Crown appealing some releases

- please forward -


Bail hearings continue for G20 activists detained for a month;

Crown appealing release of some. Communities express support for defendants and denounce criminalization of dissent.

July 26, Toronto - Leah Henderson, Amanda (Mandy) Hiscocks, and Alex Hundert, along with others, are facing politically-motivated charges in relation to the Toronto G8/G20 protests. The three were pre-emptively arrested at gun-point in a house raid on the morning of June 26, before protests began.

Jul 26, 2010

Lies, damned lies, and the census

Alheli Picazo
In an astonishing display of incompetence, and a complete disregard for the facts, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is forging ahead with plans to scrap the mandatory long form census.

Keep our families together!

Aug 3, 2010
Ministry of Child and Family Development Regional Office
865 Hornby, corner Smithe, Coast Salish Territories
Vancouver , BC
49° 14' 54.6828" N, 123° 6' 31.68" W
British Columbia CA
The DTES Power of Women Group is organizing to defend and support healthy families. All welcome, please join us!

The Art of Decolonization workshop series

Aug 3, 2010 to Aug 25, 2010
University of Toronto - OISE (Room 2198)
252 Bloor Street West
M5S 1V5 Toronto , ON
43° 40' 4.4004" N, 79° 23' 54.1392" W
Ontario CA
These workshops will explore how Indigenous peoples express the experience of colonization across artistic disciplines and how art contributes to the maintenance and recovery of culture.
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New Version: On Legitimate and Illegitimate Protest

Ok all you babblers,

I have heard from many people who read the original version of this piece. In response to all your thoughts, I significantly reworked it to include new ideas that people shared with me and to clarify the most important ways we need to build solidarity right now.

Given the ongoing need for unity as we continue to work to get our friends out of jail, get all the charges dropped, and build the movement from within, seems like a good time to post this new and updated version.


Toronto and Vancouver: On legitimate and illegitimate protest



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