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    The Social Activist is a free, not for profit, non governmental, highly political, member generated media hub created by me, Colm Maher, 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 posted a new feed:
    • July 25
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org posted a new video:
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    George Monbiot Lecture
    Loads of meat about what it is going on in the world of the environment, politics, finance
    • July 25
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org A transcript of a speech by George Monbiot on the Nature Capital Agenda. Focused on events in the UK but also very relevant in Canada and the USA.
    Put a price on nature? We must stop this neoliberal road to ruin | George Monbiot | Environment | theguardian.com
    • July 25
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Excellent article on why we are even debating climate change when we should be focusing on action rather than debating if it exists or not.
    Harvard historian: strategy of climate science denial groups 'extremely successful' | Graham Readfearn | Environment | theguardian.com
    • July 25
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Part of Harper's harassment of registered charities in Canada that do not fit with his neo liberal philosophy
    Tax agency says ‘preventing poverty’ not allowed as goal for charity | Toronto Star
    • July 25
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org posted a new article:
    Free Vote Canada Campaign
    • July 25
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org posted a new petition:
    Free Vote Campaign
    • July 25
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Free speech in America. Does it exist in any media?
    – Hey, Facebook: Are You Really Censoring Political Free Speech in America?
    • July 24
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Is this happening? Very interesting info on who is, and is not, getting your posts. Are you really reaching your audience or are you wasting your time?
    Facebook Is Throttling Nonprofits and Activists
    • July 24
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Pharmaceutical companies always looking for new diseases so they can make more money on drugs. The problems is the disease can be fictitious like "pre diabetes"
    BBC News - Pre-diabetes label 'worthless', researchers claim
    • July 23
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Fracking making people sick with nosebleeds, rashes and who knows what else.
    Families sick from fracking turn to scientists | Center for Public Integrity
    • July 23
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Not affecting Cobourg Ontario at all. I guess we are too far from the ocean. Warming ocean to blame for higher temperature, a sure positive sign of global warming and climate change.
    Global heat record broken for June, following record May - Technology & Science - CBC News
    • July 23
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Aspirin a day to keep cancer away? Worth trying. Sounds like a cheap fix. Not much of a downside. Helps with heart disease too.
    CBC News - Can Aspirin treat breast cancer? Why aren't we trying to find out?
    • July 23
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Europe fails to tackle Putin. The thugs win.
    • July 23
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org 8 ways to become an Activist
    So You Want to Be an Activist? 8 Ways to Get Involved in Causes You Care About | One Green Planet
    • July 23
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org South Portland bans tar sands oil from being shipped from its waterfront.
    South Portland approves law barring tar sands oil - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
    • July 23
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org If it was up to the Tea Party and other right wing unchristian fanatics, all the 10 year old children from poor families would be working at jobs. Of course, the rich sons and daughters would all be at school learning how to control the world to their advantage.
    BBC News - Bolivia law allows 'self-employed children' aged 10 to work
    • July 23
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Smoke rising in Canadian Spy Agency. It would be nice if there was an "Eric Snowden" to let us know what is going on just in time for next Federal election.
    Ethical concerns raised by workers at Canadian spy agency - The Globe and Mail
    • July 23
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org The only way forward to success in agriculture is small scale, sustainable and organic farming.
    New UN report calls for transformation in agriculture | Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
    • July 23
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org It's suddenly uncool to be a steak lover. Good.
    BBC News - Beef environment cost 10 times that of other livestock
    • July 23
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org This is nothing less than genocide for this family. This the kind of action the Nazis would celebrate.
    More than 20 members of one family killed in Gaza strike | World news | The Guardian
    • July 23
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Genome editing better than gmo? I think nature does it best. Humans will just screw it up.
    Genome editing of crops may be restricted by EU rules, warn scientists | Environment | theguardian.com
    • July 23
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org The Right appears to have some sort of mental illness when they see the word "Climate Change"
    Paterson's 'green blob' tirade reveals the right's problem with climate change | Environment | theguardian.com
    • July 23
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Linda McQuaig and Harper's un Canadian position on Gaza
    Harper's one-sided approach to Gaza is a betrayal of Canadian values  | rabble.ca
    • July 23
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Threat to global economy and global peace. Massive poverty will unleash strife and revolution across the universe. This makes the rich nervous so expect a few crumbs to change this scenerio. I believe this is way too little too late. The movements are alr...  more
    CBC News - Rich/poor gap the biggest threat to global economy: Davos
    • July 23
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Inequality growing in Canada as rich get richer
    • July 23
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Most of us losing income every year to inflation so we are getting poorer year by year.
    CBC News - Current inflation is killing off the Canadian middle class: Don Pittis
    • July 23
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org The practice of using rape used in  gang warfare as well as civil warfare must have extremely high penalties. In the UK rape is almost a petty crime with a light sentence compared to carrying a gun to intimidate people. This is a dumb law and needs to change now.
    Gangs draw up lists of girls to rape as proxy attacks on rivals | Society | The Observer
    • July 23
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Wasteful farming practices need to end to feed more efficiently.
    Better use of world’s existing cropland could feed 3 billion more people: study | Environment | theguardian.com
    • July 23
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org An essay on Monsanto, factory farming and organic farming.
    Organic Bytes #431: Monsanto, Factory Farms, Climate Change and You
    • July 23
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org World population is a human rights issue. Fertility rates down by a third since 1989, just when GMO's got introduced.
    Why World Population is a Human Rights Issue
    • July 23
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org New chapter in birds and bees story with sad consequences for them and us.
    • July 23
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Not an isolated incident which should raise red flags all over the place. This is very serious stuff for all of humanity
    • July 23
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org I used to think Australia was a progressive nation. Seems like the right wingers have got control as they do in Canada.
    Australia kills off carbon tax | Environment | theguardian.com
    • July 23
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Poor and middle class getting poorer in Canada. These kind of Stats from Stats Canada is one reason Harper has gutted this very important planning service.
    Minimum wage in 2013 same as 1975 in constant dollars: Statistics Canada - Yahoo News Canada
    • July 23
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Killing bees, birds just like DDT. Approved for use worldwide with little fanfare but now we see lots of destruction of nature.
    Ban neonicotinoids now –  to avert another silent spring | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian
    • July 23
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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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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org wrote a new blog entry:
    • 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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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org posted a new video:
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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
  • Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org
    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org posted a new video:
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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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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org posted a new video:
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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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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org posted a new article:
    • July 14