Sunday, May 31, 2009

Cool Site of the Month...Mebbe the Year

I won't try to describe it as I won't be able to capture all that it's got going for it...and you. Just visit it and start spreading the word, adding some content.


Friday, May 29, 2009

Why Granma Could Walk Barefoot in the Snow to School

From Bayer, the good people (though apparently not as good as they used to be) who bring us aspirin.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

SOAS staff on strike for Stalin

When was the last time you saw a headline like that???

But, as it happens, it's true. Details HERE.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Thumbtack Obsession

I am still obsessing about this little gizmo.

So, imagine that you have a strike. Hand out a few dozen of these things to picketers with iPods and Hey! Presto!: instant strike podcast with interviews and feedback from the lines.

Or do what CGIL did, and send out a few folks, each with a small bag of these (and at $13US minus the bulk discount you can afford to). They hand them out like candy to people with iPods in view at a demo or march, along with a card encouraging them to record their thoughts and those of their co-demonstrators and activists, then send them along to a specified e-mail address.

Instant audio record of the demo, some useful campaign material perhaps, and just as importantly, a broader, deeper bit of feedback than you'll normally get from such.

Net Neutrality Event in Toronto

Internet 'throttling' and 'pay-for-premium service' (really 'don't pay more, go slow') policies threaten our access to the internet. SaveOurNet and are hosting a town hall discussion on the impact of throttling on us all.

Monday 8 June 2009.

For details click HERE.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

New Film on DVD About Zanon Ceramics

The Heart of the Factory is now available on DVD and you can order online.

Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein's The Take was great, this is a follow up by Ernesto Ardito and Virna Molina, two Argentinian film makers. It's less about the actual take and the transition period afterwards, more about the long-term; the adjustments and struggles of the workers and their relationship with the surrounding community.


Friday, May 1, 2009

Happy May Day! Join the Party in Windsor

Join the striking CUPE members at the City of Windsor today. Details HERE.