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My Boss, the Fact-resistant Human

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My Boss, the Fact-resistant Human

luleclair:

The only cure is to dispense with Steve from the seat of Canadian Government and to begin re-branding our country. It will take a while and it will require one or more governments to do so. However, in the end, Canadians will surely find themselves — once again!

Originally posted on Humans vs Harper:

Apparently our PM may believe the world is 6,000 years old. Apparently our PM believes Earth is only 6,000 years old.

The other day, while waiting for the Caucus to convene, I read an article in The New Yorkerby Andy Borowitz, who reported on a new strain of fact-resistant humans. These are people who cannot absorb facts.

As soon as I read the words “fact-resistant humans,” I knew that our own dear leader Stephen Harper had been afflicted with the disease. I wanted to warn him immediately and advise him to see a doctor, but I knew it would be useless.

Because, you see, Stephen doesn’t realize that he has the disease. Since he can’t absorb facts, he doesn’t know that he can’t absorb facts. Thus, he can’t see the effect of his policy decisions.

For example, even though over 800 scientists documented the results of human-caused climate change, Stephen abolished almost the whole body of Canadian legislation protecting our environment…

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Steven Harper Hates Me

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Steven Harper Hates Me

luleclair:

How can anyone resist!

Originally posted on Humans vs Harper:

Here’s Cathy Cook running down the list of people Harper hates. She has a long list and a great voice! Millions of Canadians will be singing this tune before October 19, and you’ll think of her words whenever you remember that Stephen Doesn’t Care about You.

In this post we proudly present the first in an occasional series of pointed and often hilarious tunes from boundary-breaking music makers who know it’s way past time to break up with the tone deaf Harper government.

If you or your group has a song you’d like on our site, please give us a link in the comments, below.

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Harper militarizes again and Justin Trudeau thinks that’s ok!

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Shocking media reports today!  Harper is sending soldiers to Ukraine and he is sending uranium to India. Once again we have it? On the heals of his undying support for Netanyahu, Harper is aligning himself with the most rightwing leaders in Europe and Asia.  And it would appear, from Mr. Trudeau’s comments today in which he refuses to engage in a coalition with the NDP under Thomas Mulcair because their politics are so different, and his published support of the Harper move to send soldiers to the Ukraine that Trudeau and his party are now definitely seeking to embrace ultra conservative politics. It’s time for anyone who has been thinking “strategic voting” to realize that including Trudeau’s liberals in a strategic voting plan will do nothing to invigorate the process of reinforcing and expanding  peace and equality in Canada and around the world. While Harper is singing the same tune he’s been signing since arriving on the political scene Trudeau brings shame to the memory of Lester Pearson and others.  Will Elizabeth May and Thomas Mulcair consider forming an alliance?

Gwen Giesbrecht

 

Gwen Giesbrecht

Gwen GGwen Giesbrecht is a parent, owns a small business and is an active advocate for public education and strong communities. She is a longterm resident of Grandview-Woodland.

Gwen’s involvment with Public Education includes working with other stakeholders in the Vancouver School District as member and past chairperson of the Vancouver District Parent Advisory Council ( DPAC ), the COPE education committee, and the Justice not Charity working group.

Currently Gwen is President of the Britannia Community Services Centre board of management and Chair of the Britannia Secondary Parent Advisory committee. Britannia has an integrated model for community service delivery and works closely in partnership with the VSB, the VPL, the COV, and many local organizations. She is a leader in the Public Education Project, and stands up for families and community.

In her role as a parent representative to the VSB, Gwen has consistently worked to ensure that the voices of families, especially those that have barriers to advocating on their own behalf, are heard.

Ms. Giesbrecht truly believes that the best opportunities for lifelong learning and support for all students should be available, accessible and equitable. She believes that there is not a more important achievement for a society to aspire to than working to provide the means for every individual to the reach the fullest potential of their abilities.

Gwen Giesbrecht

Gwen Giesbrecht.

Gwen Giesbrecht

Gwen Giesbrecht.

GRAN MALÓN: In solidarity with Carmen Aguirre

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Carmen, author of the national bestseller Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter, which won Canada Reads in 2012, was owed $60,000 in royalties when D&M Publishers went bankrupt later that year. She has never received any of that money. Carmen makes her living as a writer and an independent theatre artist, and whatever we raise through this campaign will go directly to her.Malón is a Chilean term of Mapuche origin. Initially, its meaning had to do with Mapuche raids/assaults on the Spaniards, but in the last sixty years it has evolved to mean a big party where everybody “takes over/assaults” somebody’s house (with their previous consent) and contributes with food, music and whatever else is needed to have a good time. In this case, we’re requesting financial contributions and, if you are in the region, your attendance at our Gran Malón. There will be food, readings and performances—and we’ll have a good time! Autographed copies of the Douglas & McIntyre edition of Something Fierce will also be for sale at the event. Again, all proceeds will go directly to Carmen.
 
We have creative ticket pricing for this event: $20 to $500. You can choose to attend in person or virtually. With your virtual attendance, we’ll thank you by name during the evening’s program. 
 
Date: Monday, June 9 Time: 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. Location: Heritage Hall Address: 3102 Main Street, Vancouver (at 15th Ave.)
 
Note: We expect this event to sell out, so please order your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.
 
For more information, visit http://granmalon.blogspot.ca/
 
Finally, please forward this info by e-mail, Facebook, Twitter–whatever you’ve got!–to anyone you think might be interested.
 
Thanks for your support, and look forward to seeing you there.
 
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