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Looking for Heroes?

Posted February 19, 2015 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

I’ve been watching The Book of Negroes this week. I have no words. I only recognize justice, integrity, brutality, acknowledgement, witnessing, story telling and a myriad of other foggy responses. It’s easy to also ponder qualities of heroes. Then I read this from earlier this week, and nodded. Do you get it? Anishinabe Women Protest … Continue reading Looking for Heroes?

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Pink Washing: Does This Pink Shirt Really Say Enough?

Posted February 17, 2015 by Guest Contributors

By Emily Griffiths Pink Shirt Day is almost upon us. The annual campaign to raise money and “awareness” on the issue of “bullying” takes place on February 25. As this date approaches, I’m sure you’ve noticed an inundation of bright pink. Even at this very moment, I am sipping my tea from a Blenz paper … Continue reading Pink Washing: Does This Pink Shirt Really Say Enough?

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But Will Harper’s C-51 Save Us From Mad Cow? No!

Posted February 13, 2015 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

Harper’s terrorist legislation doesn’t protect us from the REAL menace! #RejectFear Stephen Harper’s Anti-Terror Bill C-51 needs to be expanded to give CSIS the authority to thwart the mad cow threat and beef up Farmland Security. via The Bovine Threat – YouTube. February 19, 2015 Looking for Heroes? (0)December 11, 2013 How Harper is Gutting … Continue reading But Will Harper’s C-51 Save Us From Mad Cow? No!

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Climate Change

The So-Called Transit Referendum: Don’t Be Duped!

Posted February 2, 2015 by Guest Contributors

By Emily Griffiths The Transit referendum “Yes” campaign has been asserting itself all over Facebook, Twitter, neighbourhood news boxes, and I can’t help but ask myself, Since when is increasing a flat tax a leftist thing to do? Oh! The word “transit” has been attached to the newest proposed consumer flat tax increase, therefore rendering … Continue reading The So-Called Transit Referendum: Don’t Be Duped!

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You Deserve Better Wages and Benefits

Posted January 28, 2015 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

Right wingers want to pay no tax. It’s hard to bleat about that in public without sounding like the greedy, selfish people they are. Instead, they say that public sector workers are paid too much, and that we should privatize everything. THAT way, governments get to starve themselves to the point where they collect virtually … Continue reading You Deserve Better Wages and Benefits

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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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Politics, Re-Spun: Who Cares About Fixing Poverty in BC?

Posted January 8, 2015 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

Well, it’s the Poverty Reduction Coalition!

One of their many activities is to send recommendations to the government when the government deigns to ask people for their ideas. The Finance Committee is an all-party committee of the legislature, so the government usually ignores their recommendations.

As citizens, we need to make the government respond to our demands, particularly when legislative committees provide pretty good recommendations!

Here’s what’s going on this year, from the Poverty Reduction Coalition.

Read it, below Then email, phone [250.387.1715], tweet or Facebook the premier and tell her to listen to the Finance Committee (Read more…)

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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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