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    The Social Activist is a free, not for profit, non governmental, highly political, member generated media hub for proactive people everywhere.

    If you choose, you can use a pseudonym rather than your real name.

    You probably won't find any professional journalists here but you will find ordinary people with uncommon ideas, views, grievances, beefs, and sometimes "outside the box" solutions. Broad causes include human, animal and nature rights while specific causes include: saving democracy; ending corporate control of government; economic equality; protecting our forests; saving our streams, rivers, lakes and oceans; ending factory farming; the abolition of GMO technology; the ending of our abuse of antibiotics in humans and animals; the promotion of a plant based vegan diet; highlighting the negative impact of a Western Diet (which does not simply include junk food and fast food); the promotion of sustainable organic food production; ending our dependence on fossil fuels and promoting all forms of sustainable, people and animal friendly, alternate energy sources. This not an exhaustive list but it is a foundation which we can build on.

    All activist individuals, activist community groups and activist non profit organizations are invited to contribute.

    You are invited to blog, publish articles, upload your activist videos, photos, flyers, posters, form groups, create polls and petitions, invite members to your events, and post 3rd party content to our news feed.


    Please see our Privacy Statement and Terms of Service. (tabs at bottom of page).

    Also see our "About" page on the main menu bar for more information.

    Colm Maher, Editor

What's New

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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Green Party of Canada convention this weekend July 18 . Watch it live
    http://www.greenparty.ca/live/
    • July 16
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Climate change illustrated. Good for visual learners.
    Eight ways climate change is making the world more dangerous | Environment | theguardian.com
    • July 16
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Live in Nova Scotia? Good place to find out what is really going on ecologically.
    Activism Fair: Humans Wanted! | Ecology Action Centre
    • July 16
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org How to start a manufactured pandemic to eliminate millions. Just get sloppy.
    BBC News - US disease labs 'made dangerous pathogen transport errors'
    • July 15
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    • July 15
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Organic food is real food, the way nature intended. Nothing more nothing less.
    Clear differences between organic and non-organic food, study finds | Environment | The Guardian
    • July 15
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Do want a career in social activism? Check out Amherst College
    Social Activism | Amherst College
    • July 15
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Harper spying on us for no good reason other than we don't like his totalitarian attitude or his ecocidistic policies.
    Federal agency seeks to widen surveillance beyond Idle No More to any demonstrators in Canada | National Post
    • July 15
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    Architects and Engineers Re: World Trade Centre
    A thousand architects and engineers call for a professional investigation into the destruction of the World Trade Centre. Narrated by Ed Asner.
    • July 14
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    Income Inequality in the USA
    John Oliver on "Class warfare is a dirty word" for income equality
    • July 14
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    Pentagon and Air Plane Strike
    Major General USA army says 911c is a fake
    • July 14
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org GMO and Round Up losing the battle against nature. Gee what a surprise! Monsanto now focusing on a new chemical arms race for weeds. New toxins for us to eat, what a treat.
    Midwestern farmers wage war against 'superweeds' : Business
    • July 14
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Western governments moving towards totalitarianism
    Edward Snowden condemns Britain's emergency surveillance bill | World news | The Guardian
    • July 14
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    • July 14
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org added 1 photo(s) to the album Social Activism:
    Participation
    • July 14
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Bernie Sanders thinks a political revolution is necessary. What do you think?
    We Need A Political Revolution - Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont
    • July 14
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Dylan Thomas celebrated
    Poets add Welsh culture to tube trips to mark Dylan Thomas centenary | Carmarthen Journal
    • July 14
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org If this was another small town in white Ontario, the situation would be much different. Are we racist?
    Grassy Narrows still looking for justice | The Council of Canadians
    • July 14
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    Dog Day At Work
    See what happens when dogs go to work. My dog, Molly comes to work with me every day as I work at home. Lucky me.
    • July 14
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org The disgusting way we treat farm animals as if they were machines to produce food we can actually do without quite easily. There are millions of vegans out there who live very well without resorting to fellow animal flesh.
    A Social Justice Issue We Can Sink Our Teeth Into: Factory Farming | Common Dreams
    • July 10
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org July 2013 Globe and Mail article on positive effects of Carbon Tax in British Columbia
    B.C. carbon tax showing positive results - The Globe and Mail
    • July 10
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Taxes work, Wow. Maybe they could improve health care and social services too?
    The shocking truth about B.C.’s carbon tax: It works - The Globe and Mail
    • July 10
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    • July 10
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org This, indeed, is a "tiny" step but the article explains the current practices of farmers and veterinarians  across Canada. Not much hope there, I am afraid. People have to wait to see their doctors for antibiotics, farmers just go to local feed ...  more
    CBC News - Health Canada's quiet move to end use of antibiotics to fatten up animals
    • July 10
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org First the Bees, now the birds. What next? and when will it be our turn? Maybe this has already happened as evidenced by the alarming growth in human fertility clinics across North America.
    BBC News - Bird decline 'smoking gun' for pesticide's effects
    • July 10
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    • July 10
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    • July 8
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    Veganism
    • July 8
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    No Viable Choice Here
    • July 8
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Harper hiding something big. No text to read or review. Sounds like secret government which only means one thing: democracy is dying.
    Why the secrecy on the TPP talks this week? | rabble.ca
    • July 8
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Articles discusses similarities between our global non action on climate change and our need to take global action on antibiotics before we modern day medicine is rendered useless.
    Antibiotic resistance: only global co-operation will succeed against this deadliest of threats | Observer editorial | Comment is free | The Observer
    • July 7
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org If you think Facebook has ethics, rethink that. Facebook is a mega corporation run by profits alone, not ethics.
    We shouldn't expect Facebook to behave ethically | Technology | The Observer
    • July 7
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org EPIC launches complain to US Federal Trade Commission re rigged emotion generating posts in January 2014
    BBC News - Official complaint filed over Facebook emotion study
    • July 7
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org “With today’s decision, the Federal Court has recognized that the ...  more
    PRESS RELEASE: Federal Court Strikes Down Refugee Health Cuts   | The Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers
    • July 7
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    Edison On Solar
    • July 7
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Senator Bernie Sanders from the great free state of GMO free Vermont believes that we should start a movement to gain our independence from the 1%. What a good idea.
    Sen. Bernie Sanders: It’s time to declare independence from the 1 percent
    • July 7
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org People's forum in Washington brings social activist groups together to fight for common causes.
    Segment: Rising Voices for a New Economy | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com
    • July 7
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Maybe if the Toronto media would wake up and actually report something newsworthy rather than on covering Fords Farts, it might notice the remark by the British Prime Minister about the impending "medical dark ages"
    BBC News - Antibiotic resistance: Cameron warns of medical 'dark ages'
    • July 7
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Rail accidents happen with alarming frequency and the more they carry explosive, toxic products the more lives they will impact
    Recent rail incidents in Canada - Interactive - CBC.ca
    • July 7
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Key social activism events in fight for civil rights in the United States
    Key Moments in the Fight for Civil Rights | BillMoyers.com
    • July 7
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    Detroit Water Crisis
    Maude Barlow of Council of Canadians calls turning off the water to residents of Detroit a very basic human rights issue and has submitted resolution to the United Nations
    • July 7
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Activism via social media is a new tool and growing in popularity
    Why Social Media Is Reinventing Activism
    • July 7
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Lac Megantic one year later after the oil train derailded and exploded killing 47 people
    CBC News - Lac-Mégantic tragedy made communities 'open their eyes' about rail safety
    • July 7
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Crude by rail seen as a good option since there are few regulations in either Canada or the USA
    No Public Accountability When Crude Oil is Shipped by Rail | Railroaded's Blog
    • July 7
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Mattawa receives a gift or a bribe for silence?
    TransCanada pays Ontario town cash for silence on Energy East pipeline | The Council of Canadians
    • July 7
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Rooftop solar having a big impact in Australia giving coal heartburn.
    Solar has won. Even if coal were free to burn, power stations couldn't compete | Giles Parkinson | Comment is free | theguardian.com
    • July 7
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org A comma or a period changes meaning of Declaration of Independence. Very interesting ramifications.
    Does the Declaration of Independence have a typo that makes us selfish? - Vox
    • July 7
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    • July 3
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org This is not good news.
    CBC News - The fragile power of Alberta's golden goose economy
    • July 3
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Good to have info on organic farm markets in and around Toronto. Quite a few within Metro Toronto also.
    The top 10 organic farms near Toronto
    • July 3