Between the double-takes in office buildings and people who think they’re “helping” when trying to push my wheelchair without asking, there’s a few amusing/uncomfortable stories that come up. These are real interactions I’ve had, just in the month of June 2015. Aside from the last one, none of these situations involved people who seemed as … Continue reading Strange Situations – June addition
A bright light in the disability community has left us. Well maybe she hasn't really left us. I didn't know Helen well, but I did have the honour of working with her a little bit. One day, she was encouraging the work I was doing with the Toronto Disability Pride March, and I couldn't quite … Continue reading Helen Henderson
As of the end of May, there are no talks planned in the strike that's seen 1,400 Ontario members of the International Union of Elevator Constructors striking for more than a month with no end in sight. According to Ben McIntyre, business manager for the IUEC Local 50 in Toronto, the union's deal with the … Continue reading Solidarity with the elevator workers strike
Tuesday, January 15, 7:00pmOntario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West, room 8220 Speakers: Elizabeth Clinton, OUR Walmart campaigner from Texas (via Skype)OUR Walmart is a grassroots organization of Walmart workers and former workers fighting for rights for Walmart workers.Ritch Whyman, International SocialistsLow wage non-union Walmart workers organized a fantastic strike against their notorious anti-union … Continue reading Fighting austerity in North America: Walmart workers to Bill 115
On October 13th, 2012 the disability community once again made their voices heard on the streets of Toronto. They marched with a goal to bring recognition of the struggles and value of people with disabilities as we fight against ableism and other forms of oppression, but they also marched to celebrate and take pride in … Continue reading People with Disabilities March and Roll on the Streets of Toronto
When: March 16th, 6pm until March 18th, 6pm Where: Ryerson University Student Campus Centre, 55 Gould Street, Toronto, Ontario http://www.facebook.com/events/261933367190315/ Reclaiming our Bodies and Minds: Disability, Oppression, Action! is a collaborative space for communities to come together, learn, network, and develop skills. We acknowledge that people with disabilities have a diverse range of experiences. However, one experience … Continue reading Reclaiming Our Bodies and Minds: Disability, Oppression, Action! Conference
#OCCUPY. STRIKE. RESIST. . . . How do we beat the 1%? A one-day political conference Saturday, February 4 from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm Galbraith Building, 35 St. George Street, University of Toronto - wheelchair accessible Organized by the International Socialists Register online: http://bit.ly/Feb4conf Facebook: http://on.fb.me/Feb4FB With every passing day, the capitalist system spins deeper into crisis. Politicians, bankers … Continue reading NEW LOCATION: OCCUPY. STRIKE. RESIST. . . How do we beat the 1%?
#OCCUPY. STRIKE. RESIST. . . . How do we beat the 1%? A one-day political conference Saturday, February 4 from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm Bahen Centre, 40 St. George Street, University of Toronto Organized by the International Socialists Register online: http://bit.ly/Feb4conf Facebook: http://on.fb.me/Feb4FB With every passing day, the capitalist system spins deeper into crisis. Politicians, bankers and bosses are … Continue reading OCCUPY. STRIKE. RESIST. . . How do we beat the 1%?
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
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