Rich v. poor North v. South Whites v. nonwhites Christians v. the others English speakers v. the rest of them The Anglo-American Alliance v. the former Third World U.N. Security Council v. U.N. General Assembly International Energy Association v. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries Neoliberalism v. managed capitalism Food surpluses v. the desperately hungry Humanitarian intervention v. U. N. peacekeeping Nuclear weapons v. AK-47s B-52s v. rocket propelled grenades Unmanned Drones v. roadside bombs Smart bombs v. suicide bombers Satellite spy systems v. men in burkas
While I was prepared for these frightful sights on Halloween, the scariest thing I saw this week was at a popular drug store chain.
In the next few hours, there are going to be a lot of children going around neighbourhoods with costumes on to be part of the yearly rituals of Halloween. But hopefully there will not be many that are using makeup found at the supermarket or the local drug store.
The story of a parent caught the eye of this reporter. It was a parent like most parents that had little time to produce a costume for their children. They stopped in at a local drug store and picked up a package of face paint plastered with photographs of young kids and when she turned the box around read the instructions that this product is safe for use. Reading on, she saw the words "not to be used on children under 12".
Is this product safe or not? If there is a possibility that this makeup could be used for a child under 12,
would the instructions on the product be sufficient to stop the parent from using this product.
When reading further, the products of interest are hard-to-read chemical names like petrolatum and parabens (a known cancer-causing estrogen-mimic). There are more listed that are considered dangerous chemicals.
So, what is a parent to do? Firstly, be very vigilant about what is in products that you put on your child today and always. There are homemade products that are much better. Secondly, if you don't want makeup on the face, then either go clean or perhaps put on a mask. For young ones, the best is the former.
The 'occupiers' have been camped outside for close to a week now. Please come down to the camp this Saturday October 22 to hear from a wide range of speakers and to march through the streets in support of the occupy movement in Regina and worldwide.
2:00 p.m. - welcome from the occupiers
2:20 p.m. - Shauneen Pete on "Learning US and THEM - OUR colonial past and complex racialized now"
2:40 p.m. - Lisa Smith on "10% of the 99%: Finding space for LGBTQ"
3:00 p.m. - John Conway on "What the hell do we want?"
3:20 p.m. - Simon Glezos on "A few myths about the economy"
3:40 p.m. - Ross Munyiga on "A new social contract: democracy from below"
Where: Victoria Park (North East corner)
Occupy Regina has also been hosting popular education workshops in the park. Please email
if you have an idea for a workshop that you'd like to run.
The Social Policy Research Unit, Faculty of Social Work will be bringing in Mary Bricker-Jenkins, long-time advocate for the poor, to lead a public discussion about the lack of affordable housing, evictions and homelessness and what can be done. Dr Bricker-Jenkins is professor emerita, School of Social Work, Temple University, PA. In 2003 she was named Pennsylvania State Social Worker of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for her efforts to eliminate poverty. She was the driving force behind the formation of the Economic Human Rights Pennsylvania Campaign (EHR-PA), a ground-level movement organized to tackle poverty by integrating economic human rights standards into state laws. The group was founded under the premise that the US, by virtue of covenants it signed with the United Nations and the Organization of American States, is in violation of mandates requiring countries to guarantee their citizens access to such basic human rights as housing, education and health. Bricker-Jenkins is a member of the Poor People’s Economic Human Right Campaign; the International Alliance of Habitants (IAI); the Assembly to End Poverty; and currently is the convener of the USA-Canada Alliance of Inhabitants (USACAI), a network of community-based groups and organizations working to claim the right to housing, land, and the city. This event will take place on Friday, Nov. 4th at the Knox Met Church from 10 am until 3 pm. More info will follow. Everyone welcome. Websites: USACAI http://community.habitants.org/usacai/author/usacai/ IAI http://www.habitants.org/ Assembly to End Poverty http://www.end-poverty.org/ Video: ending with the shame and blame about poverty http://www.habitants.org/urban_popular_university/inhabitants_memory/ending_with_the_shame_and_blame_about_poverty
Greet Harper and Ritz
Written by National Farmers' Union
Friday, 07 October 2011
Please be notified that we will be holding a demonstration in Regina today (Friday October 7) in support of the Wheat Board. Harper, Ritz, and Wall are scheduled to do a media event at Saskcan Agtech on 253 Leonard Street at 1:00PM.
We will meet at 12:00PM at Vicky's Cafe on 101 Hodsman Road.Vicky's Cafe is located at the North-East end of the Regina.
occupation of Wall Street is now in its third week. Thousands of people
have worked and fought for it, have given it their time, their bodies,
their ideas, their blood. People have used their bodies as shields, sent
letters of solidarity, marched, slept out, donated, tweeted, and more.
There are thousands more still who have not been with us, whether
because of geographical reasons or because they are busy struggling
have been involved, in some way, with the occupation on Wall Street
since the first planning meeting a number of months ago, and I have been
out there almost every day since the occupation actually began, though
mostly keeping quiet and working on the sidelines – often critically.
University of Regina professor Emily Eaton finally got her chance to
speak in Victoria Park – and the outspoken academic didn’t mince words.
Eaton spoke at a Charter of Rights and Freedoms Celebration held in the
park on Thursday, Sept. 29.
Eaton was originally scheduled to speak in the park on June 14, as part
of a Profs in the Park lecture series jointly sponsored by the Regina
Downtown Business Improvement District and the University of Regina
Faculty of Arts. When the RDBID asked her to change her topic,
Palestinian solidarity, the whole series ended up being cancelled amid
accusations of censorship.
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