Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A less proud country

"Ursula Franklin defines peace as the presence of justice and the absence of fear. Which is ascendant in our home and native land -- justice, or fear?"

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Shame on us

"You either support high standards of justice or you don’t. In this case, most Canadians, along with their government, do not."

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Not the Last Living Room

A wonderful composite photo of last Sunday at the Free Times by John-Marc Hamilton.

Amnesty International Canada (ES) AGM 2010 Report

Photo by Don Payne

Anyone who attended our Branch's Annual General Meeting (AGM) from June 25 to 27 will be unlikely to forget it. It was unlike any AGM that had taken place before. For the first time, our AGM was being held at the same time and same place as the world's headlining news event: Toronto during the same weekend that G8/G20 leaders were holding their annual summit.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Stuff coming up:

Sunday, July 25, Pedestrian Sunday in Kensington Market. Look for us near La Palette on Augusta around 3 pm.

Saturday, July 31, standing on the bar at the other La Palette, 492 Queen Street West at Portland, at midnight.

Try the horse tenderloin!

Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble

Coming up in July:

In town: July 23 & 24, Beaches Jazz Festival, on Queen Street at Bellefair, across from Kew Gardens, 7 pm start. (I'll just be there on the Friday, because my friends Fallon and Matthew are getting married on Saturday!)

Out of town: Tuesday, July 27, Arnold's Sports Bar, 485 Morden Road, Oakville, 8-10 pm, $5

Be sure to catch this one because WE WILL NOT BE AT ARNOLD'S IN AUGUST. Back for the regular gig on the last Tuesday in September!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Star Wars Subway Car

Funniest thing I have seen in my life so far.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Crises of Capitalism

"We have a duty to change our mode of thinking."