Saturday September 17 2011 – The Fifth Annual Women’s March for Housing

People aren’t asking for pity.

They are asking for a basic human right:

the right to adequate housing.

Canada is one of the richest countries

in the world; it can afford

to guarantee housing for all its citizens

if it were to—for example—

cut its massive military budget

by an appropriate amount

and channel that money

into providing housing for ALL Canadians.

 

The DTES Annual Women’s March for Housing

isn’t about pity or freebies or handouts—

it’s about the Canadian government

doing right by its citizens.

*          *         *

To read the full poem, please click on the following link.

Saturday September 17 2011 – The Fifth Annual Women’s March for Housing

Advertisements
Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

NATIVE POVERTY IN BC IS SEVERE

In 2010, Canada was one of the few

countries to refuse to sign the

United Nations Declaration

on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

Signing the UNDRIP would have caused to be

adopted minimal standards of human rights

of Indigenous Peoples, which would have

supported strong First Nations governments,

economies, families and communities,

and ultimately benefitted all Canadians.

*          *          *

To read the full poem, please click on the following link.

Posted in Aboriginals, freedom of speech, the poor | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Right to Fight for Human Rights

For Sex Trade Workers; a positive poem

*          *          *

To read the full poem, please click on the following link.

The Right to Fight for Human Rights

Posted in freedom of speech | Tagged | Leave a comment

In Memoriam – Harriet Nahanee (Tsibeotl) 1935 – 2007

This abusive treatment

of these elder women of two races

speaks of racist, misogynist, senior-hating

rank discrimination that one

would typically expect from a government

which is in thrall to big business,

is primarily motivated by love of money,

is totally uninterested in equality,

and is therefore anti-democratic.

*          *          *

To read the full poem, please click on the following link.

In Memoriam Harriet Nahanee

Posted in Aboriginals, big business, CARP, corporatism, democracy, freedom of speech, seniors, women | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Live! & Love!

To read the full poem, please click on the following link.

Live and Love

Posted in freedom of speech, women | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Woodgold Disappears

Over at the Fraser Institute Ministry of Truth, in a secluded lab in the depths of the building, Woodgold was wired up like a Christmas tree to some kind of skullcap mesh of electrodes. He was in an induced coma-state. Some technicians were attending to him.

*         *         *

To read the full story, please click on the following link.

Woodgold Disappears

Posted in fiction, freedom of speech | Leave a comment

On Virtue

Of everyone I know personally

very few were more community-minded

than social justice activist and writer

Sandy Cameron.

*           *          *

To read the full poem, please click on the following link.

On Virtue

Posted in Aboriginals, big business, CARP, censorship, class warfare, corporate taxes, corporatism, democracy, economy, freedom of speech, seniors, students, the Arts, the environment, the poor, women | Tagged | Leave a comment