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Use your words.

“We are not sure that words can always save lives, but we know that silence can certainly kill.” -Dr. James Orbinski, in An Imperfect Offering Some days when I think about the world around me, I am so entirely appalled at the amount of injustice that continues in my backyard, in the lives of my friends, in … Continue reading

Let these not be dead men’s dreams

Challenging words from 1969 on the anniversary of the oft-quoted “I Have A Dream” speech, and in the wake of a recent death of Canada’s elected political leader who dared to dream – and to fight – for this dream, and so many others. Inconvenient Hero (Himes, 1969) Now that he is safely dead Let … Continue reading

end the word.

you know what word is super uncool in my books? the ‘r-word’ – retard. i’m not the only one who doesn’t like it – in fact, there’s a whole movement (spread the word to end the word) committed to taking on the r-word and asking people who use it to reconsider (at the very least), … Continue reading

Revolution-ary.

“Popular revolution is kind of contagious.” -Kate Cronin-Furman, Wronging Rights Lots is happening in the broader region of North Africa and the Middle East-ish, and I’m no expert on it, even though I’m very interested in keeping track of what is happening.  Luckily, there are lots of other bloggers who are. One of my favourites … Continue reading

Medicine saves lives.

Today is the day to take a stance on access to essential medicines in developing countries. The existing commitment to providing medicine to developing countries is called  the Fixing Canada’s Access to Medicines Regime (CAMR).  It was implemented in 2004 with the intent to improve access to medicine for developing countries.  This is linked to … Continue reading