As part of my work for the video surveillance project, I was wandering around the Square One mall, when I saw this sign in the window of Lush.I went inside to ask for more information: there was a petition, a postcard drive, and an excellent pamphlet f…Continue reading
The members of Canadian Union of Postal Workers engage in labour actions. In response, their employer, Canada Post, locks them out. The Harper Government tables back-to-work legislation. The Opposition launches the longest filibuster in Canadian histor…Continue reading
Alice Walker has written a long, thoughtful essay about her experiences in the Palestinian territories, and her decision to participate in Freedom Flotilla II – Stay Human, the international convoy of ships bringing hope and humanitarian aid to the bes…Continue reading
There’s an excellent and eye-opening story in today’s New York Times Magazine. Jose Antonio Vargas was born in the Philippines, and came to the United States at age 12. He has lived the American dream, fighting for a quality education, pulling himself …Continue reading
New York State, thank you for doing the right thing! Forty-two years after Stonewall, same-sex couples have the legal right to marry in New York State. Whoo-hoo!New York is the state of birth, of my parents’ birth and even one grandparent’s, my home fo…Continue reading
“If that’s really happening, why don’t I see it in the news?”I bet many of you may have encountered a question like this one. You’re speaking to a co-worker or a classmate, or discussing an issue on a blog, or you’ve wandered into the comments section …Continue reading
The Globe and Mail, emphasis mine:Standing Alone, Canada blocks push to label asbestos a hazardous chemical Canada has single-handedly blocked listing chrysotile asbestos as a hazardous chemical, the United Nations confirmed Wednesday, even as the Cons…Continue reading
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