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Topics include ‘zero rating’ and net neutrality; state surveillance; public dissatisfaction with Facebook and creating alternatives; and how the internet, capitalism, communications and the link to broader struggles for rights, justice and humanity. Anja Kovacs directs the Internet Democracy Project in Delhi, India, which works for an Internet that supports free speech, democracy and social […]

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A half-hour interview with Idil, board chair of Across Boundaries mental health centre in Toronto, on race and mental health issues within the contexts of killings by police, incarceration, and mental health diagnosis and treatment. Main topics covered: Introduction to sanism, Anti-Black racism, and anti-Black sanism; Circumstances of Abdirahman Abdi’s death at the hands of […]

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“What Sustains Us? What Stops Us?” An exploration and conversation starter on how we meld our activist lives, our political selves with our personal lives, our mental health work and the way we are in community – and how we can make it sustainable, healthy and constructive. Zine by Kristi Kenney; some pieces by guest […]

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The anti-authoritarian current: sophisticated politics with powerful implications – a book review of “Another Politics: Talking Across Today’s Transformative Movements” by Chris Dixon (University of California Press, 2014). Including 17min video interview embedded at end. by Greg Macdougall With such widespread challenges and injustice facing our society, combined with the shifting energies and momentum of […]

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by Greg Macdougall, EquitableEducation.ca ~~~~ This article was published as part of rabble.ca’s Revolution 101 series, on their Activist Toolkit Blog. It is also available in a 4-page PDF version (8.5″x11″) for printing / use as handouts / etc. ~~~~ This piece is aimed specifically for people who make media with the intent to help […]

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  Film Review: The Inmates Are Running the Asylum By Greg Macdougall Set in the time of mass de-institutionalization of psychiatric patients, the Mental Patients Association (MPA) emerged in Vancouver at the start of the 1970s. This 36-minute documentary film, produced in 2013 by History of Madness Productions, captures the MPA experience and its impact […]

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Niigaan: In Conversation, a grassroots Ottawa project led by four Indigenous community members who have held 13 public events since March of last year, partnered with Winnipeg-based Ojibway/Métis comedian Ryan McMahon to host a live panel discussion recording for his Red Man Laughing podcast. The event was also a fundraiser that included food, live music, […]

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VIDEO: She talks about not being pessimistic about bringing a child into the world, how it gives more urgency to the work, and what it takes to collectively sustain that over the long term. Filmed October 27, 2012 at the PowerShift Canada conference in Ottawa/Gatineau. (3min15sec)  

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