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On June 5th, two local residents chained their bikes to equipment in order to stop illegal tree cutting (it was without notice and against federal environmental law). Community members gathered in the evening to further voice their opposition. Intersection of Adelaide and Holmwood, Ottawa, Ontario. Speaking: Martha McKeen, Diane McIntyre, and two young residents.

Available for free online viewing or printing to read offline, this booklet contains much of what was covered in the Fall 2011 Activism Course: Building a Better World. Also features four appendices and a full page of additional resources with links. View e-book (PDF) PDF version for easy printing PDF version to print/fold into ‘zine’ […]

‘A book and toolbox all in one’ – review of Joan Kuyek’s Community Organizing: A Holistic Approach, along with interview.   Interview with Joan Kuyek (highlights)     Community Organizing: A Holistic Approach Joan Kuyek | Fernwood Publishing: Halifax, 2011 Review by Greg Macdougall The strength of this book comes from Joan Kuyek’s perspective, informed […]

Being Whole

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a guest post from Julie Rage Lalonde, originally posted as a Facebook note Being Whole   Anyone who knows me well knows that I am an intense person, yes, but I laugh at funerals, use sarcasm when I probably shouldn’t and really do believe in a silver lining. If you know me well you also […]

Notes taken from a discussion on independent media as part of the ‘open space’ part of the open university summer program at Concordia University, Montreal, on June 19, 2008. Independent Media discussion June 19 as part of the Open Space activity Open University summer program Institute of Management and Community Development, Concordia University http://instdev.concordia.ca notes […]

General notes –  From The Ground Up: Building Healthy Communities forum in 2003 (Kitchener ON) compiled from the different speakers’ ideas – Valerie Gennings, Edwin Laryea, Susan Bryant, Lea Caragate, Rose Mailloux, Marc Xuereb, Wayne Roberts. Printable PDF version here. + + + + + Two important questions from which to base action: 1) What […]

Notes from different break out group discussions at the 2003 From The Ground Up: Building Healthy Communites forum in Kitchener, ON.   +++++++++ DIVERSITY +++++++++ 3 focuses: -> barriers to involvement and participation -> what is diversity? -> solutions Barriers: – passive intimidation (language, tone, mannerisms, ..) – time and energy limitations – not being […]

IMC Ontario Workshop Feedback   Feedback from Anarchist Bookfair Workshop (October 2002) and other places   Positives: part of a global network that is gaining prominence collaborative website, with many publishers, and more readers potential for many individuals working on various static pages for the website resources that can be cobbled together to create media […]