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Yvette Perrault


I was lucky to get to listen to Yvette Paerrault talk for two hours as guest speaker last week at a team retreat …. This talk covers some similar ground so you can hear Yvette  too. Yvette Perrault of AIDS … Continue reading

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True Legacy


Geoge Monbiot outlines the true and most lasting legacy of the collonial project that takes its lead from Columbus and the way of thinking that says … “we can just do this [shit]”. We’re still doing it. We still think … Continue reading

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NOT COOL: Toronto’s heat-relief network not enough…


Article from Samantha McCabe at Globe & MAil on how City of Toronoo’s latest approach to offereing refuge from heat falls short. Experienced RNs and Street Nurses Roxie Danielson, Cathy Crow, Joyce Rankin speak to how it impacts health and … Continue reading

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Why Mass Murderers May Not Be Very Different From You Or Me


Opinion piece by Richard A Friedman in NYT, 8 Aug 2019. The current [and for some while] habit of dismissing mass murders as acts of “mentally ill monsters” has no basis in anything but unthinkin predjudice and habitual hatred – … Continue reading

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Dear Doctor – MC Fubb


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The sun was beginning to bear down on the earth… Albert Camus


Heat makes life even more difficult for those who have been estranged from our society- made ousiders by politics, economics and more than a smidgeon of good old not giving a fuck about those we see as not like us. … Continue reading

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Trauma is the effect left within us by our experience….


Dr Robert Scaer… “In Western medicine we incorrectly categorize trauma by the events that happen when, in fact, it is the effect left within us by our experience. “ As he introduces himself here, “humble country traumatologist from Colorado” who, … Continue reading

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Resistance is Resilience: Resilience is Resistance


Article I first drafted two years ago now, published today in Canadian Journal of Disabilities Studies, Vol 8, Iss 4, Survivals, Ruptures, Resiliences. This is my first artile published in a peer reviewed journal, so: Whoohoo! Big up from my … Continue reading

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Pharmacists sent into care homes amid fears pensioners are being put at risk by drugs cocktail


“Healthcare” has become all about drugs. Time to make it about care and about people and about living a life worth living. Here’s a small and welcome change happening in UK. Where 400, 000 people living in “care homes” take … Continue reading

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Blackbird – Emma Stephens


Emma Stephen sings the Beatles song Blackbird in her native language, Mi’kmaq.  

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