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PDF versions (for offline reading, use as handouts): Four 8.5×11 pages (single- or double-sided printing) Two 11×17 pages (double-sided printing then fold) —- People are Mad. And they’re doing something about it. Mental health awareness is gradually gaining ground, and so are radical alternatives to mainstream approaches. Community-based initiatives by and for the so-called crazies […]

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by Clayton Thomas-Muller   Decolonization for your Momma   History… Historically, Capitalism has been and is the motive for the Colonial and Imperialist policies that have disempowered and dispossess Indigenous people around the world.  It generally happens in three big phases in this country: Genocide, Removal/Termination, and Assimilation.  Systems of Oppression were used as a […]

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by Greg Macdougall – originally published on rabble.ca Today, October 4, is the seventh annual day of Sisters in Spirit vigils to honour the lives of the too many missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls in Canada. There are at least 156 vigils scheduled across Canada for 2012, with a few more in the […]

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Fighting For The Forest By Greg Macdougall March 1, 2011 – an edited version of this article was published in the Peace and Environment News paper (Ottawa) On the last day of the first month of the UN-declared Year of the Forests, clear-cutting began on the Beaver Pond Forest, a section of the sacred and […]

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So I was just at a workshop on ‘Cultural Appropriation’. I thought it’d be good, and it was, just not in the way I had thought. The facilitator was Jessica Yee (now Danforth). She told us why she’d started giving these workshops on Cultural Appropriation: She’d written an article published in/on Bitch Magazine. It got […]

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Indigenous Sovereignty Week builds community-based resistance By Greg Macdougall October 26, 2009 – published on rabble.ca In November of last year, Indigenous activists and allies from across Canada came together in Winnipeg to form Defenders of the Land, a network of Indigenous communities and activists in land struggle across Canada. Out of this network came […]

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Environmental Justice: working together for transformative change by Greg Macdougall Dec 28, 2008 – published on linchpin.ca and in the Linchpin newspaper When we talk about the moral and ethical implications of climate change it sounds like something that could put you to sleep. “Morals”. “Ethics”. A response might be, “stop lecturing me” or “don’t […]

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