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

People with Disabilities Unite and Fight Back

The International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPD) is a day where people with disabilities across the world are encouraged to celebrate who we are, take stock of how far we’ve come, and look forward to the struggles ahead. The United Nations encourages us to use this day as an opportunity for inclusion and celebration, … Continue reading People with Disabilities Unite and Fight Back

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

Understanding and Fighting Austerity: November 12th

Greater Toronto Workers’ Assembly Day School, Saturday, November 12th  What are some of the forces that are driving the current crisis? How is it pushing forward the agenda of  business and governments to get working people and our organizations to tighten our belts and accept their calls for austerity? What forms is resistance taking around … Continue reading Understanding and Fighting Austerity: November 12th

RALLY AGAINST AUSTERITY & FORD’S CUTS with Occupy Toronto – Saturday, November 5th

Join Occupy Toronto for a big Saturday march starting at 2:00pm at the Occupation Site at St. James Park - just east of King and Church streets. We will be marching to City Hall where at 3:00pm, we will have a rally consisting of a couple of speakers and then a short concert against the … Continue reading RALLY AGAINST AUSTERITY & FORD’S CUTS with Occupy Toronto – Saturday, November 5th

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

#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

GEORGE #GALLOWAY Speaks on #revolution in the Arab world

Monday, March 14 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm Trinity-St. Paul's Centre 427 Bloor Street West Toronto, ON In the first few weeks of 2011, revolutions have swept across the Arab world, toppling dictators in Tunisia and Egypt, and threatening to topple one in Libya. Uprisings are also underway in Bahrain, Yemen, and elsewhere, as people all across the region … Continue reading GEORGE #GALLOWAY Speaks on #revolution in the Arab world

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