Most of us are still far too comfortable. Even those of us who know that the system is evil and doomed don’t feel the dagger in our side telling us it’s do or die. We feel that we can wait, or that, given the difficulties of the task (revolutions are messy, uncertain affairs) we have […]
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I’d mentioned during the time of the proposed Dion-Layton coalition that it was one of those times when Canadian politics were as easy to write about as US-American politics. US-American politics are painted in such bold contrasts, with such obvious villains and not-quite-as-villainous-but-you know-not-batshit crazy-insane-types. (It just occurred to me that the Democrats aren’t “heroes” […]
Opinion polls seem to show that the Cons have the public on their side with regards to holding on to power. But we all know that the case for allowing harpo to cling to power is built on lies and ignorance. In a fair debate, the coalition side would wipe the floor with […]
Breaking the Silence: Reflections from the Road on the Caravan to End Canadian Involvement in Torture
(A selection of photos from the Caravan appear at http://www.flickr.com/photos/36969299@N00/sets/72157604984065344 )
At the bottom of this email are four links to video footage of the Caravan, including an interview with Muayyed Nureddin, as well as information on follow-up actions to […]
I was just reading a series of articles about the tragic results of the monstrously cynical treatment of the Palestinians (catch it here and here) and I was thinking about posting something about, you know, what the hell can ordinary people do to stop our leaders from causing one atrocity after another.
Then, I thought that […]
The inaugural run of the freedom tour began in Victoria British Columbia on June 26th 2006 and made its way from community to community on its way to Ottawa for Remembrance day. Carrying a Canadian flag with a cannabis leaf super-imposed over the maple leaf, I skated over 1200 miles along the way. The goal […]
by Mayday Magazine’s Rick Smith
“Prohibition makes a crime out of out things that are not crimes. A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded [Abraham Lincoln],” reads the back of a t-shirt distributed by Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP).
The SSDP is, as the name suggests, dedicated […]
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In the movements for social justice and the environment, we lose too much when we fail to keep and share our stories. It can be deeply empowering to be aware of the incredible successes of activism that has gone before — not to mention the many lessons learned which we only benefit from if we […]