Tattered Sleeve: GPC site redesign a huge improvement

Go check it out. greenparty.ca is a whole lot snazzier. Bravo!

Tattered Sleeve: To work for nothing

Goddamn you allWho expect me to give you my labours for freeGoddamn you allWho go along with this concept that we should be Grateful for the opportunitiesTo work for nothingNOTHINGBut the hope thatIt couldPossibly Lead to somethingthat might mean somethingOr at least pay something That might put food on my table Mine and my children’sYes, ...

Colin Carrie – “Just Visiting”

For those who don’t know, Oshawa MP Colin Carrie doesn’t actually live in Oshawa in the conventional sense. He doesn’t even live in Durham. Or in the GTA. Or in Kawartha Lakes. Or in Peterborough. Or anywhere within a three hour drive of Oshawa. Colin Carrie’s primary residence is in Stittsville, ON., just outside of ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: Climate Change – Blog Action Day 2009

It’s long past the time for action on Climate Change so I decided to focus on a group that is doing something real to make a difference. Black Rock Solar developed from the Green Man theme at Burning Man 2007. Tom Price then the Green Man manager charged with greening the burn took up the ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: Climate Change – Blog Action Day 2009

It’s long past the time for action on Climate Change so I decided to focus on a group that is doing something real to make a difference. Black Rock Solar developed from the Green Man theme at Burning Man 2007. Tom Price then the Green Man manager charged with greening the burn took up the ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: Climate Change – Blog Action Day 2009

It’s long past the time for action on Climate Change so I decided to focus on a group that is doing something real to make a difference. Black Rock Solar developed from the Green Man theme at Burning Man 2007. Tom Price then the Green Man manager charged with greening the burn took up the ...

Business & Human Rights in Vancouver: No More Rape in the Congo

From the Africa-Canada Accountability Coalition: The Africa-Canada Accountability Coalition announces the launch of a new campaign NO MORE RAPE. The eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the worst place in the world to be a woman or a girl. Over the last decade, a complex and ongoing series of conflicts, described as the ...

Business & Human Rights in Vancouver: No More Rape in the Congo

From the Africa-Canada Accountability Coalition: The Africa-Canada Accountability Coalition announces the launch of a new campaign NO MORE RAPE. The eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the worst place in the world to be a woman or a girl. Over the last decade, a complex and ongoing series of conflicts, described as the ...

Business & Human Rights in Vancouver: No More Rape in the Congo

From the Africa-Canada Accountability Coalition: The Africa-Canada Accountability Coalition announces the launch of a new campaign NO MORE RAPE. The eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the worst place in the world to be a woman or a girl. Over the last decade, a complex and ongoing series of conflicts, described as the ...

Business & Human Rights in Vancouver: Business Ethics Mappng Workshop

From the Canadian Business Ethics Research Network: CBERN Pacific Region Hub: Business Ethics Mapping Project & Workshop, Vancouver, BC Friday, November 20, 2009 Mapping the Business Ethics research interested parties and their areas of interest in British Columbia and the Yukon in natural resources and other sectors. Date: November 20, 2009Location: The Atrium, BCIT Downtown ...

Business & Human Rights in Vancouver: Business Ethics Mappng Workshop

From the Canadian Business Ethics Research Network: CBERN Pacific Region Hub: Business Ethics Mapping Project & Workshop, Vancouver, BC Friday, November 20, 2009 Mapping the Business Ethics research interested parties and their areas of interest in British Columbia and the Yukon in natural resources and other sectors. Date: November 20, 2009Location: The Atrium, BCIT Downtown ...

Business & Human Rights in Vancouver: Business Ethics Mappng Workshop

From the Canadian Business Ethics Research Network: CBERN Pacific Region Hub: Business Ethics Mapping Project & Workshop, Vancouver, BC Friday, November 20, 2009 Mapping the Business Ethics research interested parties and their areas of interest in British Columbia and the Yukon in natural resources and other sectors. Date: November 20, 2009Location: The Atrium, BCIT Downtown ...

Tattered Sleeve: Eloquence and straight talk – I am missing P.E.T.

Found this snippet of a 1987 interview with Pierre-Elliot Trudeau and remembered what intellectual leadership sounds like:“I don’t think we need special powers in Quebec… Who needs special powers? The politicians. They’re the ones who want special powers, naturally, because they’re in the power game… That’s the game of politics: power. …I don’t need politicians ...

Oshawa Federal Liberal Association launches its new website.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 7, 2009The Oshawa Federal Liberal Association launches new websiteOSHAWA, ON – The Oshawa Federal Liberal Association (“OFLA”) is pleased to announce the launch of its brand new website: www.oshawa.liberal.ca.The new website will provide the community with regular updates about the OFLA, the Liberal Party of Canada, its leader Michael Ignatieff, and the ...

Harper’s Piano Playing

Harper’s piano playing reminded me of another piano-playing politician, and this video from a while back.

Tattered Sleeve: Greenbacked-up as hell and not taking it anymore

Roll out red carpetsHere come the China boys— The Payola$ (1979)A report by Robert Fisk (the only Western journalist to ever interview Osama bin Laden) in today’s Independent augurs ill for the continuance of the United States’ dominance of world finance – perhaps a body blow to a crumbling empire: In the most profound financial ...

Business & Human Rights in Vancouver: Make your voice heard on Bill C-300

From Fiona at Amnesty. Here’s more info on Bill C-300: Support Bill C-300 Amnesty International is deeply concerned about human rights violations committed directly or indirectly by Canadian mining, oil and gas companies in developing countries. To ensure that Canadian companies respect human rights in developing countries, we need mandatory human rights standards and stronger ...

Business & Human Rights in Vancouver: Make your voice heard on Bill C-300

From Fiona at Amnesty. Here’s more info on Bill C-300: Support Bill C-300 Amnesty International is deeply concerned about human rights violations committed directly or indirectly by Canadian mining, oil and gas companies in developing countries. To ensure that Canadian companies respect human rights in developing countries, we need mandatory human rights standards and stronger ...

Business & Human Rights in Vancouver: Make your voice heard on Bill C-300

From Fiona at Amnesty. Here’s more info on Bill C-300: Support Bill C-300 Amnesty International is deeply concerned about human rights violations committed directly or indirectly by Canadian mining, oil and gas companies in developing countries. To ensure that Canadian companies respect human rights in developing countries, we need mandatory human rights standards and stronger ...

The Wheatsheaf: On the Liberal void

Operating on the assumption that anything can be defined by generalizations, and media sources, in particular, can be pegged by partisan politics, over the past year I have viewed the Toronto Star as Liberal supporters. Aside from Susan Delacourt’s excellent blog, I have spent more time reading the Wheels section than their columnists (and I ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: Woodstock – no not that one, the other one

Writing for the next week from Woodstock New York while attending the Tenth Annual Woodstock Film Festival.Some of my reviews and reflections will be available on Huffington Post, whose senior editor Stewart Nusbaumer has assisted me with credentialling, etc. I remain hopeful that a Canadian publication will be interested in purchasing some of these interviews ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: Woodstock – no not that one, the other one

Writing for the next week from Woodstock New York while attending the Tenth Annual Woodstock Film Festival.Some of my reviews and reflections will be available on Huffington Post, whose senior editor Stewart Nusbaumer has assisted me with credentialling, etc. I remain hopeful that a Canadian publication will be interested in purchasing some of these interviews ...

Seeing Red in the Southwest: Woodstock – no not that one, the other one

Writing for the next week from Woodstock New York while attending the Tenth Annual Woodstock Film Festival.Some of my reviews and reflections will be available on Huffington Post, whose senior editor Stewart Nusbaumer has assisted me with credentialling, etc. I remain hopeful that a Canadian publication will be interested in purchasing some of these interviews ...

Rob Maguire: Do Sweat the Small Stuff

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, they say. We’ve all heard this advice before. But should we listen? Flickr photo by robertpaulyoung. The problem is, the Small Stuff can make or break your organization. Paying attention to the Small Stuff shows that you take your cause seriously. The Small Stuff shows that you care. And if ...

firebrand: IJV’s response to the National Post article

Re: Church Helped Fund ‘Anti-jewish’ Group, Sept. 17. Canadian Jewish Congress CEO Bernie Farber characterizes it as “shocking, outrageous, shameful and scandalous” that a Christian church contributed money to the founding event of Independent Jewish Voices (IJV). We disagree. It is completely appropriate for churches and other organizations to collaborate with groups like ours in ...