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Fair Trade Month!

by: Heather on 09/27/2007
Posted in: Activism

October is Fair Trade Month! Fair Trade is a growing international movement dedicated to ensuring that more of every dollar spent on fair trade certified products such as coffee, cocoa, bananas and tea goes directly to farmers and farm workers. As well as fair labor conditions, Fair Trade also promotes environmental sustainability and community …

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One Less Brain

by: Heather on 09/17/2007
Posted in: Activism

US Department of Transportation Secretary Mary Peters delivered a crushing blow to her own credibility during a PBS appearance on "NewsHour With Jim Lehrer". During the interview Peters claimed that projects like bike paths and trails "are really not transportation" and as such should be excluded from receiving federal transportation dollars from …

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9/11/07 Global Day of Action

by: Heather on 09/11/2007
Posted in: Activism

Today marks the sixth anniversary of 9/11 and a Global Day of Action sponsored by the 9/11 Truth Movement with simultaneous events in New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles and many other North American cities. Towers of Deception author Barrie Zwicker will host a Q & A at the Toronto event after a film screening tonight at the Bloor Cinema. For …

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Avaaz to APEC - Tackling Climate Change

by: Heather on 09/06/2007
Posted in: Activism

Avaaz.org is an online global civic advocacy group who aims to ensure that the world's people have a say in global decisions. With hundreds of thousands of members in more than 170 countries, their goal is a powerful coalition of citizens without borders.

Over 400,00 people have already signed the current Avaaz petition seeking binding global …

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Saying Goodbye to the SUV!

by: Heather on 08/22/2007
Posted in: Activism

Franke James is a Toronto artist with a deep commitment to getting the message out about climate change. She has created a number of "visual essays" that are creative, compelling, inspiring and engaging. One of my favorites is My SUV and Me Say Goodbye - I hope you enjoy her work as much as I do!

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