This press release describes the situation at Ghesquiere Farms, where Over a 100 migrant farm workers employed at Ghesquiere Plants Ltd. are facing imminent repatriation (deportation) after staging a wildcat strike to demanding thousands of dollars in unpaid wages. The migrant workers from Mexico, Jamaica, Trinidad and Barbados came together across racial, linguistic and ethnic lines […]Read More Simcoe, Ontario – Migrant workers stage Wildcat Strike
Motivated by a plea in Catherine Porter’s report on the current G20 hearings by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and National Union of Public and General Employees, I decided to write to Stephen Harper on the issue of police abuses of power at the G20 summit in Toronto. I encourage anyone who is upset about what […]Read More Open letter to the Prime Minister
It’s easy to blame RBC for the tar sands, and we should. But RBC are by no means the only Canadian financial institution which is enabling perhaps the biggest climate crime ever committed by humans against their own habitat. The Rainforest Action Network’s “Climate friendly banking” site pegs TD-Canada Trust’s’ Co2 from total financed emissions […]Read More Banking: your personal contribution to extinction
Earlier this year a group named Falling Whistles spent a few days couch-surfing at my house. Their project is simple: raise awareness about the conflict in the Congo, and the role of blood-commodities such as Coltan in it. (Alight fine, to be technical the term “blood commodity” doesn’t exist, but I think it’s clear what it means, as […]Read More Against Blood Commodities: A Proposal for a Consumption Boycott
There have been many UN general assembly resolutions, and US vetoed security council resolutions, calling for a two-state solution to the Israel/Palestine conflict. There is now, and has been for some time, an Arab-Peace initiative which calls for Israel’s withdrawal from the occupied territories, the recognition of a sovereign Palestinian state, and the resolution of the refugee crisis […]Read More UN S/121119
If you’re in search for evidence of Chomsky’s propaganda model, you might want to wonder why the UN Human Rights Council’s report on the flotilla raid has received approximately no news coverage. It’s been on a few blogs, and there is a piece at globalresearch.com. But in general, there seems to have been zero coverage in the mainstream and most […]Read More UN HRC Report on the Flotilla Raids: the IDF’s Extra-Legal executions
Dissident Republican attacks, assassinations by loyalist paramilitaries, even UVF led riots or riots associated with Orange Marches don’t frighten me, don’t suggest to me that the Good Friday agreement is in a precarious position. A return to violence is not pre-figured in crimes or acts of violence themselves, but in the public support for violence. This is […]Read More An actual cause of concern for the Northern Irish peace process?
This past weekend I travelled with 20 new friends, mostly from my housemate’s NGO “Operation Groundswell“, to the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear in Washington DC. You can see my photos here. The trip itself was quite an adventure – friday morning we left, were interrogated at the border, went to a new england […]Read More Sanity Restored?