Activism, Climate Justice

Post Durbin: Let’s Remember our Occupy Spirit

Here's a video to uplift you on your Friday. Let it also remind you that while politicians have there heads in the sand over climate change, the people have the power to create real change. We are the people who matter this year, but the truth is we are only starting to realize the power… Continue reading Post Durbin: Let’s Remember our Occupy Spirit

Activism, Disability Movement

Disability and Labour Movement Soliarity

Note: This is from a talk I wrote for earlier this week. I do have references and they will be added at some point today. Also, the language of disabled persons and people with disabilities are both used because of different preferences between the UK and Canada We are seeing an increase in disability activism… Continue reading Disability and Labour Movement Soliarity

Activism, Disability Movement

Reflections on International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2011

  IDPD 2011 has come and gone, but our struggles and resolve remain as ever. Here in Toronto, the day was celebrated with a gathering at city hall. Where people with disabilities gathered despite the cold to share their stories. Though the day was not without it's frustrations, like reporters who ask for my diagnosis… Continue reading Reflections on International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2011

Activism, Disability Movement

International Day of People with Disabilities: a Call for a Better World

The following is a speech I gave yesterday...   Good afternoon everyone, and thank you for inviting me to speak here today. I think it's impossible to have a discussion about activism without acknowledging that tomorrow is the International Day of People with Disability (IDPD). This is a day where people with disabilities across the… Continue reading International Day of People with Disabilities: a Call for a Better World

Activism, Disability Movement

Police Taken by Surprise as #Visually #Impaired Block Road

By Geeta Desai Mumbai Mirror, January 26, 2010 at 11:03:45 AM Visually-challenged protestors blocked the road outside BMC headquarters, in front of Azad Maidan, for almost two hours on Monday, to press for their demands of jobs in government and semi-government organisations. The protestors, who were on a hunger strike for the past four days… Continue reading Police Taken by Surprise as #Visually #Impaired Block Road