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Libby Davies - forced to apologize - anti-Israel

By Mike De Souza

OTTAWA - New Democratic Party deputy leader Libby Davies is in hot water in her own caucus over controversial comments she made this month at an anti-Israeli protest when she appeared to question the Jewish state's right to exist, while also suggesting that she believes it should face a boycott and sanctions.


Community forum: Davenport supports US Iraq war resisters

Feb 13, 2011
Gladstone Library
1101 Bloor Street West East of Dufferin Station
M6H 1M7 Toronto
43° 39' 36.0468" N, 79° 26' 2.5764" W
Community panel to support US Iraq War Resisters with Davenport Councillor Ana Bailão and Iraq War Resister Christian Kjar

Celebrate people's history at Toronto Free Gallery

Feb 11, 2011 to Mar 20, 2011
Toronto Free Gallery
1277 Bloor Street West
M4E 2J8 Toronto
43° 39' 30.168" N, 79° 26' 31.9164" W
Celebrate People's History is a show of poster art created by over ninety artists - including many of Toronto's own - to document the hidden history of social justice movements.
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On Being a Canadian in 2011

Goodbye To
All That

On becoming a "Stranded" Citizen: How Stephen Harper finally convinced me to put my Canadian citizenship into the attic

We all have experienced that feeling, especially as we reach our "senior" years, where we have a lot of things in our houses which we no longer use or need. Often, our solution is to relegate these redundant articles to our attic or garage only later to realize we should have simply tossed them out in the first instance.


Yves Engler presentation

Jan 28, 2011 to Jan 29, 2011
Calgary Area Outdoor Council
1111 Memorial Drive NW
Calgary , AB
51° 3' 5.6376" N, 114° 5' 14.1612" W
Alberta CA
A presentation and discussion on Canada's foreign policy with Yves Engler.
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Conservatives promise "tangible benefits" to Quebec ridings that vote for them


The Toronto left in the 1970s

Jan 23, 2011
Room 8201, OISE
252 Bloor St. West at St. George station
M5S 1V6 Toronto
43° 40' 4.854" N, 79° 23' 54.0816" W
Introduced by Peter Graham -- Doctoral Student, Department of History, Queen's University
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Ford cutting essential tenant services

Rob Ford by cutting $100,000 from the meagre funding of the Tenant Defence Fund a program for tenants trying to prevent economic evictions from unfair rent increases is very very wrong and heartless.

 I suggest everybody call 416-397-FORD (3673) and demand he reverse this decision or he will make the over 1,000,000 tenants in Toronto very angry.

 Did you notice how narcissistic the new mayor is in that he made the mayor's phone number include his name while under Miller it was "city" not "ford"?

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 I try to be interested in everything. (If you don't take an interest, it may come back to bite you in the ass!)

 I'm currently wondering if Feminism, Unions, & the Left in general can survive the towering current of ignorance flowing through all aspects of our lives these days.

 The near total lack of interesting thoughtful media really distresses me. The pandering of news media to the lowest common denominator & the change to 'Opinion Journalism' in the U.S. is frightening!

 O.K.... In my day to day life, I spend a lot of time with my adult daughter, & my Mom. My hubby passed away 6 years ago this month. My Mom is handicapped & 96 years old.

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Deal to extend Afghan mission without vote 3

I just spoke to someone in Pat Martin's office. There is no truth at all that Layton and the NDP's postion has changed in any way. The NDP is calling for the immediate and permanent removal of all Canadian combat forces from Afghanistan, full stop.

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wikileaks - too good to be true?

Am I the only one wondering if there isn't something a bit fishy with this Wikileaks stuff? There is nothing, at least so far, really damaging to anyone, in the sense that it might spark a mass uprising and popular revolt against the US Hegemony - but there do seem to be a few things that are actually possibly going to help them, at least in terms of pushing "public opinion" in a direction they want it pushed - i.e. the Arab countries (apparently) against Iran???? my my, that certainly hinders the US attempt to vilify the country prior to some kind of attack.... and CSIS and others think Canadians are living in wonderland and need to get serious about 'terrorism' ??? Again - this is detrimental to US interests in what way?

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The "Democracy" Issue

The failure of society’s ability to deal with the problems we face at the outset of the 21st century stems from the fact that the vested interests of an elite few have been allowed to thwart the will of the population at large.


CCPA 30th Anniversary Conference and Dinner

Nov 18, 2010 to Nov 19, 2010
Chateau Laurier Hotel Ottawa , ON
45° 24' 41.6592" N, 75° 41' 53.4984" W
Ontario CA
On November 18, we celebrate 30 years with a gala dinner and a conference entitled Advancing Democracy and Social Justice in Canada: The Next 30 Years.


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