"National Bar Association President Pamela J. Meanes expresses her sincere disappointment with the outcome of the Grand Jury’s decision but has made it abundantly clear that the National Bar Association stands firm and will be calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to pursue federal charges against officer Darren Wilson."
A list of protests, demonstrations and events being tracked by Ottawa
Gillian Bennett you are eloquent. Thank you for all you have done.
From the page: "He said the group opposes the potential partnership because academic institutions in Israel contribute directly and indirectly to the military occupation of Palestine; the country is unsafe for students; Palestinian international students and Palestinian Canadians might be barred entry, leading to a discriminatory program; and the partnership would be “morally indefensible” and harm the university’s reputation."
From the page: "My other point is that we need time to think. I mean this quite literally: thought requires time. Ideas need some idle, nonproductive space in which to thrive. This kind of sustained thinking is an important part of being human, but it窶s also vital for good academic work."
From the page: "Further, as a general rule, resource extraction should not occur on lands subject to aboriginal claims without adequate consultations with and the free, prior and informed consent of the aboriginal peoples concerned."
From the page: "This re-situates who shares the burden to make sure sports is a safe climate for everyone.
It's on all of us.
Taylor is straight and married and he says, "There is still a perception that you have to be of LGBT community to advocate for LGBT community."
But he also knows this: "There has never been a successful social justice movement without the support of the majority group." "
From the page: "In a decision released last week, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal agreed to add allegations of government retaliation against Blackstock as part of a historic hearing on the larger matter set to begin next February."
From the page: "According to French philosopher Alain Badiou, only from outside the traditional political frame, outside the logic of the state, can a true political sequence begin. Only through the opening of such an event can we begin to see a new possibility that was not there before. This rupture that has been opened up has the profoundest of implications precisely because of its affirmative demands. A true negation of the present political order needs to begin with an affirmative logic if it is to bypass the crisis of negativity that regularly befalls social movements. That is why the political sequence that has been initiated by Chief Spence and Idle No More is threatening to the Stephen Harper government and could fundamentally reshape the political landscape in a meaningful way."
From the page: "I think the real message is just the confusion"
From the page: "The tendency of older generations to refer to their offspring as âoeunappreciativeâ or âoelazyâ is practically ubiquitous, in a âoewhen I was a kid I walked barefoot 20 miles through snowy fields uphill both ways to school every dayâ kind of way. But itâs as if today this punch-line stereotype passes for socio-political analysis to dismiss and belittle those drawing attention to the implementation of regressive laws and policies."
From the page: "These actions are not "spontaneous" but "organic", with people making decisions together, either verbally or just by looking at each other."
From the page: "Affects are of a different ontological order from linguistic representation, so that even the most advanced modes of poststructural analysis end up privileging language and the subjectivity it generates."
From the page: "The Sagittarian - Liferider, from the album Illumination"
"Canada has single-handedly blocked listing chrysotile asbestos as a hazardous chemical, the United Nations confirmed Wednesday, even as the Conservative government maintained its silence back home"...
See part 1 here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYr0h8sIouA
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