Dam Line 9 blockaders served injunction

rabble news - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 6:07pm

After six days on site in Innerkip, Ontario, blockaders were served an injunction at noon by police on Sunday and ordered to leave immediately.

Listen to an on-site interview via telephone with AW@L radio host Dan Kellar at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Photo courtesy of Dan Kellar

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Interview with Lyn Adamson, organizer of Toronto die-in protest

rabble news - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 12:37pm
At least 40 people disrupted morning rush hour traffic outside the Israeli consulate in protest against Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip since July 8. 40 people stage 'die-in' outside Israeli consulate in Toronto
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Then and now: Shining a light on labour struggles

rabble news - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 6:12pm
Monday, August 11, 2014

On travels this summer, I went to Rochester, NY, which was the home of the Eastman Kodak operation. I visited the Eastman Museum which featured a large exhibit of the photographs of Lewis Hine. While you may not immediately recognize his name, you likely have seen his iconic photographs, especially those dealing with child labour. Life magazine deemed his photograph of the Pennsylvanian breaker boys to be one of the "100 photographs that changed the world." His photographs of young girls working in cotton mills still have the power to move your heart a century later.

While the horrors of 19th-century coal mining are behind us, today we face similar challenges and examples of labour struggles. And we face the same voices telling us we can't improve things.

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Grassy Narrows River Run flows through the streets of Toronto to highlight the importance of clean water

rabble news - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 4:54pm

Here are the photos I took from the River Run Rally which was held on July 31, 2014. The River Run is an annual Toronto event that flows through the streets of Toronto to remind every one of us of how important clean water -- free of mercury -- is for all of us.

The River Run is an annual event in Toronto led by the Grandmothers of Grassy Narrows First Nation who demand that government and industry clean up the decades of pollution that affects the people, animals and fish who depend on the English-Wabagoon River System. Generations of community members suffer from Minamata Disease as a result of mercury poisoning.

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Let's hear a big welcome for Preston Manning, a fresh new voice in Canadian satirical writing!

rabble news - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 3:36pm

"Cancer and lightning go where they want. So does political corruption." -- JAMES LEE BURKE, Wayfaring Stranger, 2014

In all the brouhaha over former Alberta premier Alison Redford's appalling misuse of airplanes and architecture, there haven't been many light-hearted moments.

Thank God, then, for Preston Manning, patriarch of the Canadian right, for finally inserting a little levity into this otherwise sordid and depressing affair.

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Aboriginal youth program funding cuts and women in media

rabble news - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:08pm

Ariana Barer and Nicole Deagan explore recent massive funding cuts to programs for Aboriginal youth in Canada. Also, Nicole Deagan speaks with Jenny Uechi from the Vancouver Observer about women's role in media. Featuring a clip from Aboriginal People's Television Network, plus presentations by Beverley Jacobs and Megan Kamerick.

The F Word seeks to facilitate feminist dialogue and use media as a foundation for positive social change. For more information on The F Word, please visit our website at: www.feminisms.org or email: feminisms@gmail.com

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The regional issues facing the people in the Pacific Islands

rabble news - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 9:19pm

Labour news from Bangladesh, Taiwan, China, Thailand, Pakistan and Palestine. Interview with Nic McLellan, Pacific region activist and writer, on the issues facing Pacific island countries and report back on the Pacific Island forum. Asia Pacific Currents is a program of Australia Asia Worker Links. Asia Pacific Currents is produced at 3CR Radio in Melbourne, Australia.

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How to create a safer nightlife through harm reduction

rabble news - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 3:37pm
Friday, August 8, 2014 The recent deaths at VELD are tragic and highlight a dangerous trend across Canada: the safety measures at festivals are not completely working.

Harm reduction is something we all need to be talking about. It is the belief that even when someone is participating in risky behaviour, that there is still a way to minimize harm. It's a common part of everyday life, whether you realize it or not. It keeps you safer. It's wearing your seatbelt. It's putting on your bicycle helmet. It's not drinking and driving.  

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40 people stage 'die-in' outside Israeli consulate in Toronto

rabble news - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 1:55pm

Listen to an interview with Lyn Adamson, an organizer and media liason for Friday's protest.


Photo: courtesy of Zach Ruiter, Toronto Media Co-op

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