Thursday, April 22, 2010

Racism puts Canada at risk

Having just read about the deeply offensive actions of Canada’s Immigration Ministry (Note: Really the “Ministry Against Immigration”), I take the anonymous comments on the National Post website as clear evidence that Canada is not immune from possibility of descending into racist nationalism and all the evils that come with it.

“Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom.”

Canadians: We are not being vigilant enough.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Looking for nominations for Calgary’s “Most Dedicated Activist”

FFWD Weekly is putting together the ballot for their annual “Best of Calgary” readers’ choice awards.

I'm helping to gather a list of names of individual people (not groups) to be nominated for the “Most Dedicated Activist” category.

Please post your suggested nominations in the comments here (or contact me privately if you don’t want to comment here) along with a brief explanation of why you’re nominating them.

Please note, I got FFWD to change the category from “Most Active Activist” to “Most Dedicated Activist” last year so we could have a chance to recognize the contributions of more than just privileged white guys like me with lots of spare time on our hands. :-) The nominees don't need to have done the most, and they don't need to have garnered the most attention; they just need to have shown real dedication — within their capacities — to working for social change.