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Occupy Vancouver Will Meet Again at 6:15pm on May 1

Posted April 22, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

It’s Earth Day. Let’s honour our ecology by rebooting Occupy Vancouver on May Day! At first, I put out a call to see who wants to have a meeting to discuss connecting a rebooted Occupy Vancouver with the worldwide #WaveOfAction that started on April 4 and extends [at least] to July 4. We call these […]

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The World Economic Forum Is Now Occupy’s Mouthpiece

Posted April 21, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

By the way, if you were keeping track, the World Economic Forum rules the world. They’re the richest corporations in the world getting together with governments to plan the world. And why not, they’re the elite. And it turns out, since you’re keeping track, that Occupy has been quite successful. How successful? Simple. Check this […]

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Education

Poor Kids, Poor Families and Shame

Posted April 11, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

“When Centennial’s students found out Seymour couldn’t hold a pyjama day because many students didn’t have pyjamas, they fundraised to buy every Seymour student a pair last Christmas.” – When the Field Trip’s Too Pricey, Students ‘Self-Exclude’ When parents receive letters from their kids’ school asking for donations for playground upgrades or library books or […]

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What Occupy Vancouver Could Look Like

Posted April 6, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

I know how we can get this to work. I really do. And I’m not talking about tents or physical 24 hour occupations, in particular, right now. I am however talking about 2 things: What Occupy Vancouver could look like, organizationally. When we could get ourselves flowing in order to catch up with the worldwide […]

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Education

‘Entry-level’ jobs are getting harder to find

Posted April 5, 2014 by Josh Dehaas

New grads face demands for up to five years experience to enter the labour market. How a lack of on-the-job training is hurting young workers.

The post ‘Entry-level’ jobs are getting harder to find appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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Activism

Is Your Union Job Fucking Up Your Life?

Posted April 3, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

You don’t have to suffer economic equality alone. You don’t have to dread the reboot of the Occupy Movement tomorrow. Seriously, the 1% has your back: INTRODUCING ANTI-UNIONOLA NEW LONG-LASTING ANTI-WORKER SUPPOSITORY A NEW LONG-LASTING ANTI-WORKER SUPPOSITORY   March 31, 2014 Corporate Media on Occupy’s Wave of Action? Crickets. (0)April 2, 2014 Honing In On […]

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Honing In On Friday’s #WaveOfAction

Posted April 2, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

We need to think about two things for this Friday’s Occupy Movement reboot in the Worldwide #WaveOfAction: When thinking about pursuing social, political and economic equality, what is the list of things we need to change, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally? Who do we need to build coalitions with to listen to them, support them, […]

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General

Just Showing Up Ain’t Enough

Posted April 1, 2014 by Anonymous

Guest Post is by Loudia Laarman is a Canadian Sprinter that currently attends USC. This is the season I promise to be selfishly dedicated to a promise motivated by a rude awaking. At the start of the season my coaches gave each of my teammates and I personal goals sheet for the upcoming 2014 season. […]

The post Just Showing Up Ain’t Enough appeared first on Cover Ground.

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Occupy IKEA’s #HouseRules

Posted April 1, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

Oh, IKEA, you’d think you’d learn from all the past corporate attempts to create a Twitter hashtag to promote your brand, attempts that have been subverted by culture jammers. Maybe IKEA will get away with this one, #HouseRules, but in the spirit of the Occupy Movement rebooting on Friday with the #WaveOfAction, we should try […]

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ADHD: What Are We Good At? 5 Steps to Find Out

Posted March 10, 2014 by Zoë Kessler, BA, B.Ed.

Andrew Mitchell via Compfight Recently, a woman we’ll call Jane asked me some questions that I think we’ve all asked at one time or another, so I’d like to share my response with all of you. Jane wrote: “I was only diagnosed with ADHD at 25. Trying to be something I’m not is the story […]

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Find Your Wings and Soar with ADHD

Posted March 5, 2014 by Zoë Kessler, BA, B.Ed.

Dawn Huczek via Compfight I sat on the back step in the morning sunlight. The birds sang “Spring is coming.” At minus seventeen degrees celsius, with snow banks on my deck taller than me, it was hard to believe. I popped in the earbuds. Adele played, but not so loud that I didn’t catch the […]

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Nothing Ventured

Posted March 2, 2014 by Lyn Brown

It’s surprisingly liberating to stray outside the easy and comfortable for the risky and vaguely unknown. It’s been over a decade since I’ve strolled that pathway. My job has been rewarding and presented its challenges – but it’s been safe. I’m overdue…

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