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THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: STILL ALICE, Strong Portrayal of Dignity in Early Onset Alzheimer’s

by Guest Blogger Maria TheresaAlzheimer’s doesn’t just change the lives of its sufferers, but the lives of their family and friends as well. Those who witness the decline of someone affected by the illness typically expend a great amount of time, money… . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: STILL ALICE, Strong Portrayal of Dignity in Early Onset Alzheimer’s

Politics, Re-Spun: Where to Put the Homeless?

Source: A groundbreaking study suggests giving homeless Canadians homes first saves money So, giving homeless people homes saves money [and shhhh, it’s the RIGHT thing to do!]…who knew! Utah, that’s who. They’ve been at it for a while now. It’s a report that could change the way that homeless people are treated in Canada. Funded … Continue reading Where to Put the Homeless?

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Politics, Re-Spun: Where to Put the Homeless?

Source: A groundbreaking study suggests giving homeless Canadians homes first saves money

So, giving homeless people homes saves money [and shhhh, it’s the RIGHT thing to do!]…who knew!

Utah, that’s who. They’ve been at it for a while now.

It’s a report that could change the way that homeless people are treated in Canada. Funded . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Where to Put the Homeless?

Politics, Re-Spun: Stephen Harper: Racist AND a Hypocrite!

Just WHO should be covering up?

I recall once that Stephen Harper believed in championing religious freedom. Except for people he doesn’t like.

Now he’s appealing a federal court ruling allowing people to exercise their religious freedom by becoming citizens while not publicly removing their niqab.

But why, you ask?

Because Canada is transparent, . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Stephen Harper: Racist AND a Hypocrite!

Politics, Re-Spun: Work, Dignity and Living Wages?

A strong union. Corporations that understand the social contract. Corporations that know a tad smaller profit here contributes to more dignity throughout society. Corporations that recognize the value of unions. The living wage in Vancouver this year is $20.10, almost double the minimum wage. The “precariat” are precarious proletariats. We have too many of . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Work, Dignity and Living Wages?

Politics, Re-Spun: How to Not Commit a Sex Crime

You participate in a sex crime if you search for or look at revenge porn.

It is really that simple.

A Richmond, B.C., woman hopes her story of having nude photos leaked online will foster laws to protect women against cyberbullying.

Anisa Salmi was working at her desk when she got the call from a . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: How to Not Commit a Sex Crime

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: The Language of Care – Have We Lost It?

Recently, a friend and colleague railed at our collective lack of empathy for homeless people living on the street.  “What kind of a society do we live in where we step over another human being lying on the sidewalk?” she demanded.   I visualised myself on the street, seeing a human shape huddled under a . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: The Language of Care – Have We Lost It?

Politics, Re-Spun: Occupy Vancouver Reboots Tomorrow: A Primer

Some thoughts as we countdown to the reboot of Occupy Vancouver at 615pm tomorrow night at Grandview Park. Come join us with your ideas:

Mine are all about seeking equality and justice: economically, socially, politically and environmentally. Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals is an inspiring classic. Some agree with it, some disagree. Some paint . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Occupy Vancouver Reboots Tomorrow: A Primer

Politics, Re-Spun: Can We Stop Treating Women Like Meat? Now? Maybe? Please?

Women-as-sex-meat, 2014 edition begins now. The #FacePalm is appropriate.

It’s nothing new, but when can media just stop. Maybe when it’s no longer profitable? We need a revolution in media by boycotting all venues that perpetuate the women-as-sex-meat theme. Here’s what’s new, this time with Eugenie Bouchard and Cate Blanchett.

“You’re getting . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Can We Stop Treating Women Like Meat? Now? Maybe? Please?

Politics, Re-Spun: IKEA: Swedish for Discrimination Against Workers

Values, discrimination, the Swedish way: all these ideas are in the mix as stakeholders of IKEA’s treatment of workers express how they feel about IKEA’s plan to break its union in Richmond, BC.

We’ve been writing about this new front line in Canada’s war against workers for months now. But the members of Teamsters Local . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: IKEA: Swedish for Discrimination Against Workers

Politics, Re-Spun: Musqueam Burial Ground Win Makes the Developer Look Brutally Ignorant

The provincial government has finally relented in its dignity-crushing stance of continuing to allow a developer to pursue building condos on top of a Musqueam burial ground. And while this change of provincial policy does not extend to a solution of land ownership, this is a critical first step to see the provincial government is . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Musqueam Burial Ground Win Makes the Developer Look Brutally Ignorant