Please sign a petition opposing the Harper Government’s back-to-work legistlation.Minister Lisa Raitt,I am urging your Government not to introduce or support back-to-work legislation aimed at ending Canada Post’s lockout of members of the Canadian Un…Continue reading
My friend (and wmtc reader/commenter) David Heap was on CBC Ontario Morning radio yesterday, speaking from his hotel room in Athens, Greece, about why he’ll be on the Canadian Boat to Gaza, as part of Freedom Flotilla II – Stay Human.Listen here.Continue reading
This morning in Toronto, locked-out postal workers and their supporters will rally at the legal offices of Canada Post, to protest the collusion of Canada Post and the Conservative Government to strip workers of their legal right to collective bargaini…Continue reading
The project I’ve been working on – my summer position as a research assistant – is in the spotlight today, as two of the IPSI research teams give a public progress report.IPSI Research Day – Proportionate Digital ID + Video SurveillanceSponsor: Identit…Continue reading
My little garden-ette is going gangbusters.
The rose bush is to Cody’s right.
Here you can see how pathetic the rose bush had become.
And now:Continue reading
This morning in both Toronto and Montreal, many of the Canadian delegates of the Canadian ship Tahrir, will meet the media before boarding their flights to Turkey. The Tahrir will set sail for Gaza as part of Freedom Flotilla II – Stay Human, an intern…Continue reading
What terrible, sad, shocking news. Clarence Clemons, the Big Man, the heart and soul of the E Street Band, has died.
My heart goes out to Bruce, who must have lost a brother today, as well as all the other E Streeters, and Clemons’ four sons.
A while back in my Intellectual Freedom and the Public Library course, I encountered an interesting shift of ideas. Larry Alexander, while arguing that freedom of expression is not a human right (I disagree!), points out that free speech is less about …Continue reading
I have blogged several times about the horrific conditions endured by the people who pick tomatoes in Immokalee, Florida, working for fast-food giants like Burger King, Taco Bell and McDonald’s, and supermarket giants like Kroger, Stop & Shop, Whole Fo…Continue reading
A message from the Canadian Boat to Gaza, to anyone who thinks they can bully the boat into submission:
We will not be intimidated by threats or lawsuits
It has been brought to our attention that a lawsuit has been filed against the Canadian Boat to G…Continue reading
What does abortion access look like to women who don’t have any? What does it mean to be unable to obtain an abortion when you need one?
The anti-choice movement in the US has succeeded beyond most of our worst nightmares. Although early abortion is …Continue reading
Thank you, Elizabeth May.
No thanks to you, Jack Layton.Continue reading
This is reaching whole new levels of awesomeoness. Go go go!Continue reading
Did the City of Toronto paint over a mural because a figure in it resembled Stephen Harper? Or was the mural eradicated because it bears an anti-capitalist message? Or perhaps a little of both.
In early June, artist Joel Richardson said the City of T…Continue reading
I was born on June 13, 1961. I’ve been alive on this planet for 50 years today. And I’m pretty fucking happy about it.
In my belief system, we only get one shot. When we die, our bodies go the way of all organic matter, and that’s all there is. Prete…Continue reading
A slightly enhanced version of my recent post about Brigette DePape is running at The Mark: Why Brigette DePape’s Actions Were Heroic.
I had assumed The Mark was inundated with DePape-themed essays, but it turned out they had only run one, and it was …Continue reading
Nobody reads anymore, or nobody reads anything worth reading.
At least that’s what we’re supposed to believe. These days everyone is too busy playing video games, watching YouTube and texting. Before that, everyone was too busy listening to loud musi…Continue reading
The barrage of criticism being heaped on former Canadian Senate page Brigette DePape’s lone act of civil disobedience comes as no surprise, nor does the vehemence of some of the attacks. Naysayers range from the garden variety “I agree with her stateme…Continue reading
Did you hear Michael Moore has offered our hero Brigette DePape a job? I hope she has many such excellent opportunities coming her way. A young woman with that much courage, poise and determination should have a bright future as a rabble rouser.