Thug life in Edmonton

rabble news - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 6:22pm

Officer Darren Wilson of Ferguson, MO, has reportedly made his first million by gunning down an unarmed Black kid. In Edmonton, AB, Constable Mike Wasylyshen has just become a Sergeant.

Who is Mike Wasylyshen?

He's the son of a former Edmonton police chief. He's also a convicted criminal with a history of violence.

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Toronto is now home to world's first harm-reduction workers' union

rabble news - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 5:27pm
Monday, December 8, 2014 This new union, THRWU, takes an inclusive approach to organizing some of health care's most precarious workers.

Toronto is home to the world's first ever harm-reduction workers' union: THRWU.

On November 11, workers at South Riverdale and Central Toronto Community health centres told their employers that they had joined the Toronto Harm Reduction Workers Union (THRWU) and demanded recognition.

With 50 members and counting, the union represents a wide range of professions including HIV/AIDS workers, workers involved in the distribution of safe usage tools, overdose prevention workers, peer workers, Hepatitis C workers, and nurses -- to name only a few.

While some THRWU members work in paid positions, others work as volunteers or are unemployed. 

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