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Yet Another Logistical Solution to Homelessness

Posted January 16, 2015 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

So, Utah has been eradicating homelessness by giving people homes. The bonus is that it’s easier and cheaper to provide social services to people when their housing needs are met. From Amsterdam, we see yet another logistical solution for emergency housing while we have a national dialogue on a national housing plan. A rich country … Continue reading Yet Another Logistical Solution to Homelessness

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Why the Police Don’t Know Why People Don’t Trust Them

Posted January 5, 2015 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

This is why the police don’t know why people don’t trust them. That, and killing First Nations youth, people of colour, immigrants and the mentally ill. Laval police delete controversial photo from social media | Montreal Gazette. Now, contrast that with this fellow, Pittsburgh’s police chief, who is getting vilified for suggesting that there is … Continue reading Why the Police Don’t Know Why People Don’t Trust Them

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Capitalists Working on Climate Change?

Posted January 2, 2015 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

As you know, I’m not one to tout the marvels of capitalism, however there is this. Out of the 6 of the most hopeful climate stories of this year at the Climate Reality Project, is this one about businesses doing [if only slightly] more than greenwashing or PR sexied up as climate action. My hashtag … Continue reading Capitalists Working on Climate Change?

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Shhh, The Bold Revolution Has Started

Posted January 1, 2015 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

We live in tumultuous times: Ferguson and other non-indictments of white police who murdered people of colour ISIL and other extremism Stephen Harper’s continued assault on democracy and embrace of soft fascism [has he had CRA audit YOUR favourite progressive group yet?] Accusations against Jian Ghomeshi Accusations against Bill Cosby The epidemic of campus rape, […]

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