Activism, Economic Justice, Upcoming events

Solidarity rally for Caterpillar workers in London, ON – Sat Jan 21

Electro-Motive, a subsidiary of U.S. industrial giant Caterpillar Inc., wants to strong-arm workers at its London plant into a pay cut of over 50 percent, dropping hourly wages from $35 to $16.50. It is also imposing devastating cuts to benefits and pensions on members of CAW Local 27 at a time when the company has… Continue reading Solidarity rally for Caterpillar workers in London, ON – Sat Jan 21

Activism, Economic Justice

Rally to save City Services and Good Jobs ~ January 17th

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2k6qN8A93P8#! City Council will be voting on January 17, 18 and 19 on the 2012 City budget.  At present, there are $85 million in cuts on the table, as well as, a TTC fare hike and increases to recreation user fees.  The budget includes elimination of hundreds of good City jobs – jobs that employ… Continue reading Rally to save City Services and Good Jobs ~ January 17th

Activism, Events

We Strike Together ~ Public Forum January 11th

UofT PUBLIC FORUM WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 5PM OISE room 2214 (252 Bloor St. West) The 1% are undermining accessible public education by increasing tuition and class sizes, cutting funding and corporatizing campus. Join a discussion about how the 99% on campus--students, TAs, staff and faculty-- can unite to support upcoming campaigns, like the February 1… Continue reading We Strike Together ~ Public Forum January 11th

Disability Movement

Trapped! Reporting from the Eleventh Floor

It's one in the morning as I write this, I'm waiting to post it until morning because I'm pretty tired, but I wanted to get this out. I'm sitting here trying to drown out this rushing water sound in my ears, no doubt caused by listening to my building's fire alarm for a half hour,… Continue reading Trapped! Reporting from the Eleventh Floor

Activism

The Occupy camps may close, but the movement appears far from finished

Speaking up for the 99 per cent   By Ian MacLeod, The Ottawa Citizen November 14, 2011 http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Occupy+camps+close+movement+appears+from+finished/5704849/story.html#ixzz1dgDEsjXv  Michelle Couturier is a capitalist’s dream: MBA, bilingual, trained in urban planning and architectural technology, with job stints at SNC-Lavalin, the federal government and the Bank of Canada. At 29, she’s also an Occupy supporter, donating tarps and… Continue reading The Occupy camps may close, but the movement appears far from finished

Disability Movement, Uncategorized

Canadians with Disabilities, it’s Time to Take the Gloves Off

Find out about the march It's not a question of if austerity will impact Canadians with disabilities, but a question of when. We need only look over to the UK for proof. Coalition proposals with see the Disability Living Allowance cut in that country by 20%, pushing those people into increasing poverty. Hate crimes against… Continue reading Canadians with Disabilities, it’s Time to Take the Gloves Off