January 2, 2010
Debates around the future of the Canadian Federation of Students, English-speaking Canada's largest student organization, came to a head at its semi-Annual General Meeting last month. Held Nov. 24-28 in Ottawa, the AGM was attended by over 300 delegates from about eighty student union locals.
The meeting took place in the context of thirteen organized defederation campaigns at colleges and universities affiliated with CFS campuses this semester.
"These moves are been vocally supported by the Conservative Party," B.C. delegate Zach Crispin told People's Voice. Crispin pointed to a series of cross-Canada workshops bringing together Conservative youth and attended by sitting Members of Parliament, previously reported in PV last spring.
the web and blogosphere highlights column
Not too much this month, but this post will slowly expand as the month progresses. so check in once in awhile.
Shorpy.com is a photo blog that posts old photographs, usually by commercial stock photo outfits that have since gone public domain. There are many of Lewis Hine's famous child labour photo essay images posted.
The Link, one of two student newspapers at Concordia University, has published an anti-CFS newspiece . The comments below it are of interest and the issue of who pulled the fire alarm and when is hotly debated. The People's Voice report on these events are in the above post.
another article "CFS supporters strike back" is linked here.
ART, DANCE, MUSIC
The Manchester Guardian has an article in its music section saying that Thom Yorke ( of Radiohead ) was "disgusted" at what happened at the Copenhagen Eco-conference.
The Blog of the Free has an interesting repost of an article dealing with how police used overblown tactics too stop the free party movement of raves in the early 1990s.
Rabble.ca has a few very interesting pod casts dealing with the olympics and repression. One of which is from CO-OP radio's Redeye program dealing with an activist who was arrested at the border.
CKUW's people of interest program is covering the criticisms of the olympic games effect on the marginalized as well. listen to the December 28 show. you can fast forward to the 8min 30 sec mark. this link is only good for a few weeks.
Democracy Now! also discussed the politicised border agents.
OTHER NEWS OFF THE WEB..
AND THE MICHELETTI DICTATORSHIP CONTINUES (UPDATE)
- read from the Honduras Coup blog.
- read: "I will not resign"
Meanwhile death squads have killed many activists on the left. Among them, 19 LGBT activists.
read here (in Spanish from ARGENPRESS.info blog)
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