This is reaching whole new levels of awesomeoness. Go go go!Continue reading
Did the City of Toronto paint over a mural because a figure in it resembled Stephen Harper? Or was the mural eradicated because it bears an anti-capitalist message? Or perhaps a little of both.
In early June, artist Joel Richardson said the City of T…Continue reading
I was born on June 13, 1961. I’ve been alive on this planet for 50 years today. And I’m pretty fucking happy about it.
In my belief system, we only get one shot. When we die, our bodies go the way of all organic matter, and that’s all there is. Prete…Continue reading
A slightly enhanced version of my recent post about Brigette DePape is running at The Mark: Why Brigette DePape’s Actions Were Heroic.
I had assumed The Mark was inundated with DePape-themed essays, but it turned out they had only run one, and it was …Continue reading
Nobody reads anymore, or nobody reads anything worth reading.
At least that’s what we’re supposed to believe. These days everyone is too busy playing video games, watching YouTube and texting. Before that, everyone was too busy listening to loud musi…Continue reading
The barrage of criticism being heaped on former Canadian Senate page Brigette DePape’s lone act of civil disobedience comes as no surprise, nor does the vehemence of some of the attacks. Naysayers range from the garden variety “I agree with her stateme…คาสิโนลาวContinue reading
Did you hear Michael Moore has offered our hero Brigette DePape a job? I hope she has many such excellent opportunities coming her way. A young woman with that much courage, poise and determination should have a bright future as a rabble rouser.
I wrote about this here.
Thanks to the tireless efforts of my comrade Peter, we were able to organize the requisite five complaints needed to trigger a City review of advertising. And guess what? We won!
Dear Laura Kaminker:
Thank y…Continue reading
The San Francisco Giants are the first major sports team to make an It Gets Better video in support of LGBT youth and the anti-bullying campaign. The Giants produced the video in response to a request from a long-time fan on Change.org.
Sean Chapin, a…
On Victoria Day, we met our friends James, Lori, Cobalt and Denim at Cherry Beach, which has an excellent leash-free dog park area right on Lake Ontario. Getting together at dog parks on stat holidays has become a tradition for our two families, and I…Continue reading
In case you haven’t seen it yet:
Brigette DePape of Manitoba, you are my new hero!Continue reading
In an interview with some UK media, talk-radio host and veteran war resister Adam Kokesh explains why he organized the dance party at the Jefferson Memorial that ended with his brutal arrest, why he’ll be dancing again on Saturday, June 4, and why you …Continue reading
The media has had a jolly old time ragging on the new, young, inexperienced Members of Parliament in the NDP caucus. Even the most casual observer of mainstream Canadian news will note the mocking, smirking stories about the “latest gaffes” by the Jack…Continue reading
The Bradley Manning Support Network has been very busy raising both funds and awareness in support of the accused Wikileaks truth-teller.
Tomorrow, supporters of peace and conscience will gather in Leavenworth, Kansas, outside the military prison whe…Continue reading
A new Parliament opens tomorrow, and with it, we step into a great unknown. Will Stephen Harper’s Conservative majority plunge us into chaos? Will the government impose a neoliberal austerity agenda that shreds what remains of Canada’s social programs?…Continue reading
Earlier today, we put a sticker on our mailbox.
It’s meant to be a message for our letter carrier, to show support for her cause.
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has filed notice to strike at one minute before midnight on June 2. The o…Continue reading
In case you haven’t seen it yet.
On May 28, 2011 Television host Adam Kokesh and several other activists participating in a flash-mob were arrested at the publicly-funded Thomas Jefferson Memorial. Their crime? Silently dancing, in celebration of the f…
Thirty-five talks (total), seven talks (attended), three panel discussions, three amazing short films. Several pints of beer, countless interesting ideas, dozens of thought-provoking comments, not enough sleep. Twice brought to tears of inspiration an…Continue reading
Please enjoy three minutes of inspired filmmaking.
“Just another cog in the machine,” produced and directed by John Wood (UK, 2009). Thanks to Kim_in_TO and CLiFF for showing us this.Continue reading