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Politics and its Discontents: A Tireless Voice

A tireless voice for Canada and all of its iconic values, Maude Barlow urges us not to lose heart.

Her reminders of the terrible things the Harper regime has done to undermine civil society through funding cuts and tax audit witch hunts is truly sobering, and we should all be outraged, but her words . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: A Tireless Voice

The Canadian Progressive: 400 Canadian Academics Demand CRA Stop Auditing Progressive Think-Tank

More than 420 Canadian academics have written to the Minister of National Revenue demanding an immediate stop to the CRA’s audit of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

The post 400 Canadian Academics Demand CRA Stop Auditing Progressive Think-Tank appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Politics and its Discontents: More Food For Thought

I am still working on my flooring, and as someone to whom the term handyman has little application, I am working very slowly. Therefore, in lieu of a post, I offer this wisdom from George Orwell:

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Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Rolling Stone: Inside The FBI Plot Against Occupy

On this one year anniversary of the Occupy Canada movement, here’s a magnificent piece of reporting by Rolling Stone‘s Sabrina Rubin Erdely, on how the United States government “turned five stoner misfits into the world’s most hapless terrorist cell.” Five Occupy Cleveland activists “who had grown disenchanted with the Occupy movement, which they considered too . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Rolling Stone: Inside The FBI Plot Against Occupy

Politics and its Discontents: An Update on Tim DeChristopher

About a year ago I wrote a post on Tim DeChristopher, a brave young activist who was sentenced to two years in prison for disrupting an oil and gas auction. In an act of civil disobedience, he submitted winning bids on land in Utah with no intention of paying for them.

An update on . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: An Update on Tim DeChristopher

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: Care is Care. Let’s Stand Together for Political and Social Change

I remember a long time ago, sitting in a room full of disability activists who were much older and more experienced than me.  One man, Gary McPherson, sat in his chair with the respectful, almost invisible, seamless help of his personal assistant.  I hadn’t noticed the hum of his respirator till Gary began to speak, . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM – A Blog by Donna Thomson: Care is Care. Let’s Stand Together for Political and Social Change

Politics and its Discontents: Michael Moore: The Evolution of An Activist

Having suffered one of my fairly frequent bouts of insomnia last night, the blog post I had hoped to make is not yet complete, so just a quick entry here. I recently completed reading Here Comes Trouble, Michael Moore’s memoir that takes us from his childhood to the world premier of his first . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Michael Moore: The Evolution of An Activist