Normally I agree with this quote from Gandhi, “I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. They are so unlike your Christ.” However a number of Christian groups in London have come together to prove that sometimes Christ's teachings do prevail. A statement by the groups said: "As Christians, we stand alongside people of all religions who are resisting economic injustice with active … [Read more...] about Christian Groups to Protect #OccupyLondon At Saint Paul’s Cathedral
More than half a century ago Paul Robeson, one of the greatest men who ever lived, was forbidden to enter Canada not by Ottawa but by Washington, which had taken away his passport. But he was still able to transfix a vast crowd of Vancouver's mill hands and miners with a 17-minute telephone concert, culminating in a rendition of the Ballad of Joe Hill. Technology has moved on since then. And so … [Read more...] about “I will be heard – one way or another.”
While our neo-con governments would have us believe that all Canadians feel as they do that poverty is but a moral failing it turns out that "The vast majority of Canadians want the federal and provincial governments to lead a war on poverty, including raising minimum wages and creating more low-cost child care" [survery by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives] The Gazette Got that? A … [Read more...] about Poverty Important to Canadians
With last night's election results revealing another NeoCon minority government, it seems fitting somehow that today is Blog Action Day '08 A call to action for bloggers to raise awareness on issues of poverty. During the campaign Make Poverty History asked the leaders what they would do about poverty both home and abroad, not surprisingly "All of them except Conservative leader Stephen Harper … [Read more...] about 2008 Blog Action Day: Poverty
While most of us remember making mud pies as a childhood pastime, some mothers in Haiti have been serving them as a main course. Ironically, many of these women were once rice farmers themselves. But in the 1980s, U.S.-grown rice began pouring into Haiti. Thanks to federal subsidies, the imported rice was sold for less than what it cost to grow it. Haitian farmers just couldn’t … [Read more...] about Let them eat mud!