A Canadian Association of Social Work Education (CASWE) and Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) joint statement supporting the aspirations of Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island and their aspirations, currently being articulated by #IdleNoMore.
by CASWE and CASW, Jan. 31, 2013:
As social work educators and practitioners the members of the Canadian Association of Social Work Education (CASWE) and Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) applaud the endeavours of the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island, as exemplified in the Idle No More Movement, to bring attention to recent legislative changes contained in Bill C45.
By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:
This is Canadian political dissent like never seen before. For two reasons.
First and especially, the dissent is taking place on Canada’s Independence Day. Second, it’s directed against a prime minister supposedly elected with a majority just over a year ago, on May 2.
Once again, Canadians are using the social media, especially Twitter, to voice their democratic grudge against Stephen Harper, the “Harper Government” and government dictatorship-style policies. The most popular hashtag at the moment is #DenounceHarper, followed closely by #HappyCanadaDay.
Below is a brief message to Canadians and other progressives around the world from Canada’s biggest progressive citizen’s organization. Founded in 1985, the Council of Canadians has members and chapters across Canada. It works “to protect Canadian independence by promoting progressive policies on fair trade, clean water, energy security, public health care, and other issues of social and economic concern to Canadians. The Council does not accept money from corporations or governments, and is sustained entirely by the volunteer energy and financial assistance of its members.