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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

  • Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org
    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
    • 9 hours ago
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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
    • 9 hours ago
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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
    • 9 hours ago
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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?
    • 9 hours ago
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Europe fails to tackle Putin. The thugs win.
    • 9 hours ago
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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
    • 9 hours ago
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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
    • 9 hours ago
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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
    • 9 hours ago
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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
    • 10 hours ago
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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
    • 10 hours ago
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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
    • 10 hours ago
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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
    • 10 hours ago
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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
    • 10 hours ago
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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
    • 10 hours ago
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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
    • 10 hours ago
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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
    • 10 hours ago
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org Inequality growing in Canada as rich get richer
    • 10 hours ago
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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
    • 10 hours ago
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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
    • 10 hours ago
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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
    • 11 hours ago
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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
    • 11 hours ago
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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
    • 11 hours ago
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org New chapter in birds and bees story with sad consequences for them and us.
    • 11 hours ago
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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
    • 11 hours ago
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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
    • 11 hours ago
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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
    • 11 hours ago
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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
    • 11 hours ago
  • Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org
    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
  • Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org
    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
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    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
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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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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org posted a new video:
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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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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org wrote a new blog entry:
    • July 10