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Paul S. Graham

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Let My People Grow!paulsgraham

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:47:12 +0000

In two recent announcements the Manitoba Government has revealed how it intends to regulate cannabis when it is legalized in July 2018. In short, the province will source and regulate it and the private sector will retail it. So far, so good. Unhappily, Manitobans will continue to be criminalized if they grow their own for […](image)

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Solidarity with Venezuelapaulsgraham

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:15:50 +0000

When it comes to Venezuela, the mainstream media is awash with lies and distortions and the Canadian government is complicit (with the United States) in an attempt to force the overthrow of the democratically elected government of Nicolás Maduro. One can easily imagine Trump and Trudeau agreeing that it would be a crime to leave […](image)

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Changing the Capitalist System – We are closer than you thinkpaulsgraham

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 19:38:04 +0000

I’ve recently changed computer operating systems, moving from Windows 10 to a version of Linux called Mint. I was motivated primarily by concerns about privacy and had grown weary of a computing environment that was constantly trying to sell me stuff I didn’t need. I won’t bore you with what is wrong with Windows. Others […](image)

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Revolutionary Fecklessnesspaulsgraham

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 01:33:58 +0000

Have you ever noticed that the people who are the most vociferous proponents of radical social change are often the least competent in providing for the everyday needs of the people around them? By everyday needs, I’m talking about the goods and services that glue a society together, like building a house, growing food, fixing […](image)

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We can’t afford to forget the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasakipaulsgraham

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 22:20:19 +0000

Seventy-two years ago this Sunday, a United States Air Force bomber dropped an atomic bomb, code-named “Little Boy,” on Hiroshima; an estimated 130,000 people perished. Three days later, on August 9, 1945, 70,000 citizens of Nagasaki were vaporized when the atomic bomb code-named “Fat Man” was unleashed. Over the years that followed, many thousands more […](image)

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Free Francisca Linconaopaulsgraham

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 05:38:05 +0000

Francisca Linconao is a healer and a spiritual leader of the Mapuche, the largest of the indigenous peoples of Chile. On March 30, 2016 she was arrested along with ten others in connection with the killing of an elderly couple that had occurred January 4, 2013 in the midst of a demonstration on the couple’s […](image)

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Reclaiming socialism for this new millenniumpaulsgrahamL. B. Foote / Winnipeg Free Press Archives 1919 Strike Crowd gathers at Victoria Park

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 02:54:05 +0000

Sometime in the 1990s, it became fashionable for many socialists to refer to themselves as “anti-capitalists.” I’m not sure why this was the case, but I suspect it involved a large measure of opportunism; socialism (at least that variant represented by recently imploded Soviet Union) had become discredited but the dominant capitalist system still refused […](image)

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The “12 basic needs of Christmas”paulsgrahamMake Poverty History is conducting a postcard campaign to convince the provincial government to adopt a poverty reduction strategy with measureable, meaningful goals.

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 23:56:43 +0000

Today (on the 13th day of Christmas), Make Poverty History Manitoba rallied at the Manitoba Legislature to call on the provincial government to ensure that the basic material needs of every Manitoban are met. Despite the -20 C weather, the mood was upbeat and the music merry. Specifically, the coalition is demanding that the provincial […](image)

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Celebrating the Little Stars Playhousepaulsgraham

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 22:58:35 +0000

North End Stay and Play, a program for infants and young children and their families in Winnipeg’s North End, is getting closer to the day it can move into new digs on Selkirk Avenue. For the past seven years, it has been running on a modest budget and has only been able to operate one […](image)

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Bringing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to life in CanadapaulsgrahamWinnipeg, April 26, 2016: NDP MP Romeo Saganash, in conversation with students at the University of Winnipeg. Photo: Paul S. Graham

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 04:34:34 +0000

On April 21, 2016, NDP MP Romeo Saganash (Abitibi-Baie James-Nunavik-Eeyou) introduced legislation (Bill C-262) that will ensure that Canadian law is consistent the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2007, the declaration was initially opposed by the Harper government but eventually endorsed by Canada in 2010. […](image)

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