A wake-up call for Canadians

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Bumping this up. I am so fucking angry and determined about this. Canada’s Indian residential schools have long been a source of national shame. Now, new research reveals that at least 3,000 children died while in the care of the churchES and government.


HOW BIG DO I HAVE TO WRITE IT?

You don’t like my language? YOUR PROBLEM.

My original post began here:
I spent a lot of time when I was young reading about the civil rights struggle in the U.S. and South Africa – which is good, because I learned stuff.

BUT while I was doing that, there was a genocide going on in my backyard and I did not know about it. No one talked about it. Hey! It’s been going on for a little over a hundred years! No one saw anything?

We have been lazy, blind (some were wilfully), naive, un-knowledgeable, sometimes ignorant. NO MORE.

It’s okay to defend Natives across the world who are murdered by Canadian companies. BUT we should also and more-so defend our own First Nations here. We owe it to them.

And put our money and our energy where our mouth is. It is so easy to have peace of mind after giving to SPCA or CARE or World Vision (or even Amnesty International) to correct poverty and human rights violations abroad ot to defend animal rights. But too often, we do it while ignoring people who are freezing, starving, living in shacks, having no schools, their rights denied here in Canada, sometimes across the street.

Now Amnesty International reports about Canada because we’ve been complacent and asleep at the wheel.

We so-called progressive people should start in our country. OUR pollution. Our waste. OUR human rights violations. Because when we do nothing, we are the colonialists. We benefit from the system.

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Another wake-up call, also very serious:

please plant flowers

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It’s time to be Light to the World

This from Aaron Paquette, the great First Nations artist and visionary.

It's time to be Light to the world

My comment:

Your vision is inspiring.

And here is mine: all women from the 4 quadrants (the Red, the Yellow, the White and the Black) will unite and rise to defend Mother Earth.

For our children For our grandchildren. And their grandchildren. Seven generations.

Hear the drums of our determination.

Aho.

Rise, my sisters. It is time.

PROVINCIAL CALL TO ACTION to continue the struggle against the Harper Government™’s policies – Demonstration February 10, 2013

Review of French Kiss: Stephen Harper’s Blind Date with Quebec by Chantal Hébert | Quill & Quire

Publié dans Canadian Politics, Minority government, Philosophie politique, Political Philosophy, Politique canadienne, Religious Right, Seen and read on the WWW, Vu et lu sur la toile. Étiquettes : , , , , , , , , . Commentaires fermés sur Review of French Kiss: Stephen Harper’s Blind Date with Quebec by Chantal Hébert | Quill & Quire

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Stephen Harper and the Devil You Might Not Know

Selon Angus Reid, les libéraux grignotent l’avance des conservateurs

« Alors que le Parlement est prorogé, les libéraux
continuent de gruger l’avance des conservateurs

Les conservateurs détiennent une avance nationale de quatre points sur
les libéraux qui ont fait de l’Ontario un champ de bataille.
[Montréal – 28 janvier 2010] – Un nouveau
sondage d’opinion publique Angus Reid indique
que l’appui public aux conservateurs continue de
s’effriter au Canada et que les libéraux ne sont
plus qu’à quatre points du parti au pouvoir.
Le sondage en ligne mené auprès d’un
échantillon national représentatif de 1 005 adultes
révèle aussi que Stephen Harper obtient le pire
résultat dynamique des trois principaux chefs de
partis, tandis que Michael Ignatieff continue de
gagner des points selon cet indicateur. »

Texte complet ici. [en PDF]

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Send a Valentine to Harper and your MP ~ Envoyez une carte de Saint-Valentin à Harper et à votre député fédéral

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Dans le cadre de la campagne Non à la prorogation et à titre de suivi,  je propose l’action suivante : envoyons tous une carte de Saint-Valentin à Stephen Harper et à notre député fédéral avec la mention :  J’AIME LA DÉMOCRATIE – NON À LA PROROGATION – RETOURNEZ AU TRAVAIL! I LOVE DEMOCRACY – NO TO PROROGATION – GET BACK TO WORK!

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As a follow-up action to the No to Prorogation campaign, I propose the following action: let’s send Stephen Harper and our MPs a Valentine Day Card with the following message :  J’AIME LA DÉMOCRATIE – NON À LA PROROGATION – RETOURNEZ AU TRAVAIL! I LOVE DEMOCRACY – NO TO PROROGATION – GET BACK TO WORK!

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