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A Puff of Absurdity: Mohawk Institute: the "Mushhole"

My class toured this historical “museum of conscience” with a survivor of the school as a guide. It operated as a residential school from 1828 to 1970. We weren’t in the original building because it had been burned down and rebuilt twice. Some schools… . . . → Read More: A Puff of Absurdity: Mohawk Institute: the "Mushhole"

A Puff of Absurdity: Mohawk Institute: the "Mushhole"

My class toured this historical “museum of conscience” with a survivor of the school as a guide. It operated as a residential school from 1828 to 1970. We weren’t in the original building because it had been burned down and rebuilt twice. Some schools… . . . → Read More: A Puff of Absurdity: Mohawk Institute: the "Mushhole"

A Puff of Absurdity: On the Courage to Care

It’s snowing in Australia and Alaska is on fire, but what really worries me is some police overstepping the bounds of their authority. Just on my facebook feed today, they’ve punched a kid with autism, barged in on a naked woman illegally, and provoked or directly caused suicides in jail, and that’s on top . . . → Read More: A Puff of Absurdity: On the Courage to Care

Left Over: The Fundamental(ist) Reasons for It All…..

Rise of the ‘precariat,’ the global scourge of precarious jobs Barely one in four of the global workforce has a stable job, UN reports

By Brian Stewart, CBC News Posted: Jun 01, 2015 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Jun 01, 2015 8:36 AM ET

Back in the 7-‘s, when i . . . → Read More: Left Over: The Fundamental(ist) Reasons for It All…..

Politics and its Discontents: They Said What?

Funny how right-wing non-profits with charitable status can be political whenever they want with no fear of tax audits, whereas those with progressive credentials are singled out repeatedly by the Harper regime for special attention from the CRA.

Take as an example The Frontier Centre for Public Policy, a right-wing entity that is calling . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: They Said What?

Dead Wild Roses: Tabacco Farming – Child Labour in the USA

The news: If you’re a 7-year-old in the U.S., you are by law too young to buy a cigarette at the counter — but you are old enough to work in the tobacco fields as a day laborer.

Human Rights Watched released a disturbing report Wednesday on child labor in America’s tobacco farms. The . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Tabacco Farming – Child Labour in the USA

Politics and its Discontents: A Question To Ask Any Day Of The Week

I’m working on installing some flooring in the house today, so for now, here is a question that deserves to be asked by all critical thinkers:

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A Puff of Absurdity: On Flag Waving

The twin-cities, Kitchener and Waterloo, have both decided to put a rainbow flag inside city hall for the duration of the Olympics rather than fly one outside the building.

From The Record:

[Coun. Frank] Etherington [who proposed the motion] was critical of the city’s flag solution.

“My argument was (putting the flag . . . → Read More: A Puff of Absurdity: On Flag Waving

A Puff of Absurdity: A Little Hope is Effective…

A lot of hope is dangerous. – President Snow

This may be a little hokey, but I think Catching Fire is an important film to see right now.

And it’s awesome!

I read the books ages ago, but even though I know how they each end, it didn’t stop me from being . . . → Read More: A Puff of Absurdity: A Little Hope is Effective…

A Puff of Absurdity: Can Animals Provoke Action?

Whenever I talk about atrocities around the world in class – slavery, oil spills, and the like, and I get the class to talk about what bothers them most or what most influences them to change, or get them to do a project on it, a good 70% of the class will focus on . . . → Read More: A Puff of Absurdity: Can Animals Provoke Action?

ParliamANT Hill: ObamAnt’s State of the Union Address

Inspired by the U.S.A.’s State of the Union Address last night.

Green Assassin Brigade: Child labour should equal a Commonwealth Games boycott

I think its disgusting that India’s Commonwealth game venues have been built in part by child labour. Call me nuts, but I believe that under no circumstances should a 4 year be digging ditches for electrical cables and other menial chores on a 13 hou… . . . → Read More: Green Assassin Brigade: Child labour should equal a Commonwealth Games boycott

Green Assassin Brigade: Child labour should equal a Commonwealth Games boycott

I think its disgusting that India’s Commonwealth game venues have been built in part by child labour. Call me nuts, but I believe that under no circumstances should a 4 year be digging ditches for electrical cables and other menial chores on a 13 hour shift, yet this is happening at the Commonwealth games . . . . → Read More: Green Assassin Brigade: Child labour should equal a Commonwealth Games boycott