Humanizing Democracy

#Egypt passed on the Dragon-flavored Kool-Aid

On Monday night I went to an excellent talk by George Galloway here in Toronto. Listening to him reminded me that I am lucky to live in a time of revolution after so long a silence. I grew up in a time when people thought women had enough rights, and people with disabilities were told… Continue reading #Egypt passed on the Dragon-flavored Kool-Aid

environment, public education

#Harper’s #Canada – a list of defunded organizations

Unofficial tentative list of organizations whose funding has been cut or ended by the Harper government, including government agencies that supported civil society groups. * *Organizations/ watchdogs whose staff have been fired, forced out, publically maligned, or who have resigned in protest: * ·          Canada Firearms Program (Chief Supt. Marty Cheliak,… Continue reading #Harper’s #Canada – a list of defunded organizations

Upcoming events

FROM EGYPT TO WISCONSIN: THE FIGHT AGAINST AUSTERITY

Tuesday, March 1, 6pm Bahen Centre, room 3004 40 St. George Street The spirit of Egypt has arrived in Wisconsin, as tens of thousands of workers stand up against austerity measures and inspire a region. Join a discussion of Wisconsin's radical labour history, the current fightback and prospects for the future. --------------------------------------------------------------- International Socialists -… Continue reading FROM EGYPT TO WISCONSIN: THE FIGHT AGAINST AUSTERITY

Activism, Disability Movement, Economic Justice, public education

Some follow up to the post I made earlier about the #disabled man who stood up for #student rights in the #UK

Following the interview I posted earlier this week, complaints have been made to the BBC. McIntyre has posted his thoughts on the interview to his blog, and says he finds the whole situation not that surprising. As for me, the whole situation has inspired me to keep tabs on how austerity measures are impacting people… Continue reading Some follow up to the post I made earlier about the #disabled man who stood up for #student rights in the #UK

Activism, Disability Movement, Humanizing Democracy

#Amputee Has His Artificial Leg Ripped off by Police and Is Slammed in Makeshift Cell during #G20 Summit

by Doug Draper / July 7th, 2010 John Pruyn wasn't much in the mood for celebrating Canada Day this year. How could he be after the way he was treated a few days earlier in Toronto by figures of authority most of us were brought up to respect, our publicly paid-for police forces who are… Continue reading #Amputee Has His Artificial Leg Ripped off by Police and Is Slammed in Makeshift Cell during #G20 Summit