Politics and its Discontents: Here There Be Heroes

No matter what age we may attain, I doubt that we ever lose our need for heroes. Certainly, as we grow up, the definition of hero must mature, changing from someone with superpowers who fights evil and injustice, to someone who looks very much like we do, has no special abilities affording protection from the ...

Politics and its Discontents: Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

A few pictures and signs from last night’s protest near Conservative M.P David Sweet’s constituency office. As in the previous protest against Bill C- 38, we were prevented from demonstrating in front of his office by the Hamilton Police, on orders from the property owner, Kevin Vanderlaan (IPC Investments). A few of us arrived early ...

Politics and its Discontents: Another List of Targeted Tory M.P.s

Yesterday I posted a list sent to me of seven Conservative M.P.s to try to convince to ‘call in sick’ the day of the omnibus vote. Here is the next seven: Action #23: Here are the next seven Conservative MPs. Please email them and ask that they “call in sick” on the day of the ...

Politics and its Discontents: Another Way To Fight Omnibus Bill C-38

I received the following from one of the people I was protesting with the other day near Conservative M.P. David Sweet’s constuency office. It offers yet another tool in the fight against Haper’s undemocratic push to remake Canada in his image: I know many of you are upset and outraged about the 2012 Budget Bill ...

Politics and its Discontents: Two Links To Fight The Government Omnibus Bill

Thanks to Dr. Dawg for this link and this link to help us fight Bill C-38. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: How The Harper Omnibus Bill Disrupted My Sunday

Yesterday started out pleasantly enough. After enjoying my wife’s home-made cereal, a piece of toast and some coffee, I decided the weather was so fine that it warranted my going out on my bicycle to be among nature’s delights. Returning home after about an hour-and-a-half, in an unusually serene frame of mind, it seemed like ...