It’s April 27, 2013: a few days after my blog’s first anniversary, the weekend of Rebelfest in Hamilton, and a few days before International Workers’ Day (aka Mayday, aka the real Labour Day). Additionally, April 28 is International Day of Mourning for workers who were killed or injured on the job. A lot . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: It’s April 27, 2013: a few days after my blog’s…
Wife of Bank of England governor turns herself into a guillotine-magnet:
Diana Carney – wife of the new Bank of England governor (and former Bank of Canada head) – had a Mary Antoinette moment on March 25, 2013 when she whined on Twitter that she and her husband were having trouble finding suitable . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Wife of Bank of England governor turns herself into a guillotine-magnet
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Revolution at Point Zero: A Book Launch and Discussion with Silvia Federici
Thursday April 4 at 6:30pm1610 Ste-Catherine West (Faubourg Building), Room B-060(métro Guy-Concordia)
– This event is free.– For free on-site childcare, please call 24 hours in advance: 514-848-7585.– Wheelchair accessible.– Il . . . → Read More: Sketchy Thoughts: Revolution at Point Zero: Montreal Book Launch and Discussion with Silvia Federici (April 4th)
On Sunday, March 10 the British Socialist Workers Party held a Special Conference to deal with the crisis that has been raging in its organization since its annual January conference. The trigger for the crisis was an allegation of rape against a member of the party’s Central Committee (CC) that was reviewed by a Disputes Committee composed of long-time colleagues and friends of the accused. I . . . → Read More: RedBedHead: SWP Special Conference Shows Bureaucracy’s Fangs
On Sunday, March 10 the British Socialist Workers Party held a Special Conference to deal with the crisis that has been raging in its organization since its annual January conference. The trigger for the crisis was an allegation of rape against a member of the party’s Central Committee (CC) that was reviewed by a Disputes . . . → Read More: RedBedHead: SWP Special Conference Shows Bureaucracy’s Fangs
We are living in exciting times, with large numbers of people clearly fed up and taking action, no longer content to wait for the right moment or the right ideas or the right leadership to tell them what to do. Whether we think of Occupy, the Arab Spring, or the current Idle No More upsurge, . . . → Read More: Sketchy Thoughts: Zig Zag on Idle No More: "In any liberation movement there are internal and external struggles"
by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Jan 15, 2013: Ontario Superior Court Justice Harriet Sachs says police behaviour during the Toronto G20 protests had “the eerie overtones of the worst sort of abuse orchestrated by fascist states.” She passed the harsh verdict while ruling on the case of Eva Marie Botten, an activist whose . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Of Toronto G20 protests and “abuse orchestrated by fascist states”
In Stephen Harper’s Canada, we’re all potential terror threats. Until proven otherwise. So suggests a recent study by Queens University’s Jeffrey Monaghan and Kevin Walby, published in the journal Policing and Society. Welcome to Multi Issue Extremism (MIE), Canada’s new classification of so-called domestic terror threats.
We saw it coming.
In a January letter, Joe . . . → Read More: CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Harper’s Canada “Making Up Terror Identities”
ANTI-CAPITALIST CONTINGENTS IN SATURDAY NIGHT DEMOS IN JUNESaturday 16, 23 & 30As well as in the CLASSE “National” demo on June 22
This is a call to form anti-capitalist contingents in nightly demos on Saturday June 16th, 23rd, and 30th.
Meet: 20:30 pm, Place Émilie-Gamelin (metro Berri-UQAM)Look for anti-capitalist flags and banners. The contingent will . . . → Read More: Sketchy Thoughts: Montreal: Anti-Capitalist Contingents in Saturday Night Demos in June
because mass struggles include all kinds of folks
By Way of IntroductionIn many neighbourhoods and cities and towns across Quebec, there is a new phenomenon of people going into the streets every night and banging pots and pans together to signal their opposition to the government’s new repressive legislation, Law 78. This is in the . . . → Read More: Sketchy Thoughts: On Mass Struggles in the Metropole: Thoughts Inspired by Quebec
So far, the Conservative government’s fear-mongering has targeted anti-capitalism movements, environmentalists, Aboriginal groups, activists, foreign special interest groups, so-called “issue-based terrorists” and other imaginary “enemies of the state”. Now add registered Canadian charities to the hit list. Charities registered in … Continue reading →