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From the organizers of the Unschooling Oppression conference (November 2007, Ottawa): This is what was brainstormed by the breakout groups and written on the board during the conference’s concluding caucus (problems and proposed solutions). We don’t need to use any or all of it, but it is useful in helping to refresh our memories and […]

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“Globalization and Social Movements” A talk by João Pedro Stédile, Main Coordinator for the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST) of Brazil Oct 23, 2003 at the University of Ottawa – notes by Greg Macdougall   There are three main things we need to do to move forward: 1) sharing experiences and ideas with others 2) […]

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I started taking a course on Freelance writing. It’s not so much a writing course as a ‘how-to’ course on the business of freelance writing, which does include the writing part to a degree, but much more too. One of the first things that was stressed was how a very big thing in the business […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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