Current Affairs

Occupy Toronto Moves Out

published: November, 24, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, Current Affairs, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy was there as Occupy Toronto was cleared out of the park yesterday. The protestors went quietly, but says Bob, if the movement failed to deliver a coherent message, it was nevertheless the social justice story of the year

Occupy Toronto Moves Out

PositiveLite.com has taken a bit of interest in the Occupy Toronto story from the start.  We covered the queer angle and the Occupy the Rainbow TO contingent here and then I posted photos of the site a little while later here, when my mission was to track the rainbow people down in person (I failed.) . The arc of this news story though is compelling. Whatever your quibbles may be with the movement, and most would agree there were intrinsic problems with the protest from the start,as

An urgent call: click to support anti-criminalization measures

published: November, 19, 2011 Categories // Activism, Current Affairs, Legal, Revolving Door

The Ontario Working Group on Criminal Law and HIV Exposure again needs your help in convincing the Ontario Attorney General that prosecutorial guidelines are needed to reduce the number of HIV criminalization charges.

An urgent call: click to support anti-criminalization measures

Thank you for endorsing the Ontario Working Group on Criminal Law and HIV Exposure (CLHE) campaign urging Ontario’s Attorney General to develop prosecutorial guidelines for Crown prosecutors handling allegations of HIV non-disclosure. We now need your urgent help once again – please re-sign the guideline call today at www.ontarioaidsnetwork.on.ca/clhe. In December 2010, Chris Bentley, the former Attorney General, promised to develop guidelines. Since then, the Ministry of the Attorney Gen

White House announcement: Ellen DeGeneres named new global AIDS envoy

published: November, 09, 2011 Categories // Current Affairs, Revolving Door

Says DeGeneres “I’m honoured. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go look up what "envoy" means.”

White House announcement: Ellen DeGeneres named new global AIDS envoy

  This story first appeared on the Oval (Tracking the Obama Presidency) website November 8, 2011. The Obama administration has a new face for its effort to increase awareness of HIV/AIDS around the world: Ellen DeGeneres. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made the surprise announcement Tuesday during a speech at the National Institute of Health. "Ellen is going to bring not only her sharp wit and her big heart, but her impressive TV audience and more than 8 million followers on Twitte

What Occupy Toronto looks like from the ground.

published: November, 08, 2011 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, Current Affairs, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy drops in on the downtown Toronto park that is home to an encampment of two hundred tents and even more protesters, the home base for the Occupy Toronto movement and brings back this photo-post.

What Occupy Toronto  looks like from the ground.

Last week  I dropped in to Occupy Toronto.  I was on a mission – to speak to the queer collective there, one of whom, Jordan of Occupy The Rainbow TO, we featured in a quest posthere . I was curious to see how they were making out after several weeks spent camping out in the park next to St James Cathedral in downtown Toronto. Would they agree to an on-camera interview perhaps? It’s a lovely spot the Occupy TO folks have chosen to occupy, by the way, and one I know qui

Occupy Wall Street becomes Occupy Canada

published: October, 14, 2011 Written by // Brian Finch - Founder Categories // Activism, Current Affairs, Events, Opinion Pieces, Brian Finch

Even though I'm loving the concept, I question its portability to Canada. What do you think?

Occupy Wall Street becomes Occupy Canada

Tomorrow is the debut of theCanadian franchise of the Occupy Wall Street movement in Vancouver and Toronto. For those who are not familiar with the Occupy Wall Street movement, here are the Coles Notes.   It is a rally to reclaim Wall Street, home to 1% of America's wealth, and the scene of the last economic capital crime, the Great Recession. The financial sector appears to be so much in the pocket of government, it's hard to distinguish between bankers and politicians. This trend very much

Happy Canada Day Will & Kate!

published: July, 04, 2011 Categories // Community Events, Current Affairs, Events

Michael Burtch: I admit, I was curious to see our future head of state and his young bride in person, but since so were 300, 000 other Canadians, I settled for viewing Will and Kate on a large screen in front of the East Block of Parliament

The reflection of the sun blurred the finer details of Kate’s fashion choices on the jumbotron but  I thought her hat and matching red heels were fierce, even if the hat did look a bit like a condom. The cannons sounding, and the smoke blanketing the Hill, the Canadian Air Force Snowbirds doing 360’s as they flew overhead, and the presence of Harper, were all a tad terrifying, but admittedly entertaining. The same can be said of William’s speech (see bellow). Calling Afghanistan “

Team ME

published: April, 28, 2011 Categories // Current Affairs, Opinion Pieces

In which Ken Monteith notes the lack of team players in Canada’s upcoming federal election

Team ME

Have you noticed how Canadian politics seems to be changing? Maybe it's just me, with my memory stretching far back to a time when cell phones took two hands to lift, matched only in their heft by 'portable' music systems (shoulder carry being the most popular). Back when I was young and fresh, we saw signs for our local candidates and we voted for our local candidates. Sure, we knew which party they belonged to and that really shaped our like or dislike of them, but our streets and lawns were

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