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Jan 24
Forty-six artists, including Shepard Fairey, have contributed black-and-white artwork to the Police Brutality Coloring Book, a 48-page DIY publication inspired by incidents of violent police action against Occupy Wall Street activists.
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Forty-six artists, including Shepard Fairey, have contributed black-and-white artwork to the Police Brutality Coloring Book, a 48-page DIY publication inspired by incidents of violent police action against Occupy Wall Street activists.

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Jan 21

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Sep 29
dontburnthewitchburntherich:

theriotmag:

nessfraserloves:

smoestoe:

mipiacemolto:

This was a full page ad in the Canadian National Post.
With the Ontario Provincial Election fast approaching, many people feel that their opinion MUST be heard. That’s when private partisan ads, like these, begin to find there way in the faces of the general public. 
This, my friends; is a total disgrace. This ad is not only hugely offensive to the entire LGBTTQQ Community in an outward attack, it also bases its’ arguments on the concept that people who identify as LGBTTQQ are not real people. WHAT IS THIS!!! This is Canada we’re talking about! Yet, here we are being faced with this hideous form of discrimination. 
Also, while it does seem like an overkill to point out, I still feel this issue needs to be addressed. This ad, which is brought to us by the apparent “Institue for Canadian Values” as an attack on the Toronto District School Board, uses children as the face for this attack-ad. Not only is this strategy weak and low on their part, but it is also an opportunity to see the real character of these people. They claim that the School Board is corrupting their children, and here they are, using and corrupting their children themselves so that they can grow up to abuse the human rights of other people because they weren’t given the curriculum to understand that human rights are rights that ALL humans deserve.
To top it all off, they hide behind arguments such as religious rights/beliefs (which I would like to point out, all religions focus on the fair treatment of all individuals and their human rights) and the main argument that teaching children about all types of people is somehow harming and/or corrupting them.
My argument is this: ALL PEOPLE deserve equal human rights. This would not be an issue if the curriculum was focused on racism or ableism. Instead, because the focus is on homophobia and anti-heterocentrism, it somehow is an entirely different issue, which I argue is wrong and, in itself, abusive to human rights and the premotion of ignorance and hate.
Non-progressive ads like these are what set back any human rights activism and lead us to further abuse.

This needs to be stopped.  Anyone who actually understand their religion understands that we need to accept and love everyone.  I am hurt that this group thinks all religion people are bigots and that anyone who has “Canadian values” is a bigot. 
Tumblr, do your stuff.  That’s the executive director’s information.
 
Ekron Malcom
Executive Director ekron@canadianvalues.ca
Tel:             416.391.5000       EXT 344
Fax: 416-391-3969
Charles@word.ca
Canada Christian College
50 Gervais Drive
Toronto, ON M3C 1Z3 

This is really, really disgusting.

So, basically, “Don’t teach me that these things I may already be feeling are perfectly all right, or that other people who feel this way are human beings and deserve my respect.”  And the SCHOOLS are the ones “corrupting” children?

OKAY.
FUCK THIS.

SIGNAL BOOST

dontburnthewitchburntherich:

theriotmag:

nessfraserloves:

smoestoe:

mipiacemolto:

This was a full page ad in the Canadian National Post.

With the Ontario Provincial Election fast approaching, many people feel that their opinion MUST be heard. That’s when private partisan ads, like these, begin to find there way in the faces of the general public. 

This, my friends; is a total disgrace. This ad is not only hugely offensive to the entire LGBTTQQ Community in an outward attack, it also bases its’ arguments on the concept that people who identify as LGBTTQQ are not real people. WHAT IS THIS!!! This is Canada we’re talking about! Yet, here we are being faced with this hideous form of discrimination. 

Also, while it does seem like an overkill to point out, I still feel this issue needs to be addressed. This ad, which is brought to us by the apparent “Institue for Canadian Values” as an attack on the Toronto District School Board, uses children as the face for this attack-ad. Not only is this strategy weak and low on their part, but it is also an opportunity to see the real character of these people. They claim that the School Board is corrupting their children, and here they are, using and corrupting their children themselves so that they can grow up to abuse the human rights of other people because they weren’t given the curriculum to understand that human rights are rights that ALL humans deserve.

To top it all off, they hide behind arguments such as religious rights/beliefs (which I would like to point out, all religions focus on the fair treatment of all individuals and their human rights) and the main argument that teaching children about all types of people is somehow harming and/or corrupting them.

My argument is this: ALL PEOPLE deserve equal human rights. This would not be an issue if the curriculum was focused on racism or ableism. Instead, because the focus is on homophobia and anti-heterocentrism, it somehow is an entirely different issue, which I argue is wrong and, in itself, abusive to human rights and the premotion of ignorance and hate.

Non-progressive ads like these are what set back any human rights activism and lead us to further abuse.

This needs to be stopped.  Anyone who actually understand their religion understands that we need to accept and love everyone.  I am hurt that this group thinks all religion people are bigots and that anyone who has “Canadian values” is a bigot. 

Tumblr, do your stuff.  That’s the executive director’s information.

Ekron Malcom

Executive Director 
ekron@canadianvalues.ca

Tel:             416.391.5000       EXT 344

Fax: 416-391-3969

Charles@word.ca

Canada Christian College

50 Gervais Drive

Toronto, ON M3C 1Z3 

This is really, really disgusting.

So, basically, “Don’t teach me that these things I may already be feeling are perfectly all right, or that other people who feel this way are human beings and deserve my respect.”  And the SCHOOLS are the ones “corrupting” children?

OKAY.

FUCK THIS.

SIGNAL BOOST


Sep 10

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Sep 2
fuckyeahfeminists:

It’s that time of year again…

fuckyeahfeminists:

It’s that time of year again…

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Aug 24

The problem is that the policy makers the world over are paying more attention to the fossil fuel lobbyists than they are to the well being of young people and nature, as my colleagues and I have described in the paper “The Case for Young People and Nature”.

Until the public demands otherwise, the policy makers will continue to serve their financiers.

That’s the point of the present action — to draw attention to the inter-generational injustice of current policies — our children and grandchildren are getting shafted by our well-oiled coal-fired politicians who do not look beyond their next election.

The tar sands verdict will show whether he really intends to move us to clean energy or whether he will instead support going after dirtier and dirtier fuels (tar sands, oil shale, mountaintop removal, long-wall coal mining, hydro-fracking, deep ocean and Arctic exploration, etc.).

Top American climate scientist, James Hansen, in an interview on the Alberta tar sands pipeline protest, the Obama Administration and intergenerational justice.

You can read his paper, ‘The Case for Young People and Nature’, here. (via plantedcity)

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