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    The Social Activist is a free, not for profit, non governmental, but highly political, online community for grassroots, "ma and pa" activism. You won't find any professional journalists here but you will find common people with uncommon ideas, grievances, beefs, and sometimes "off the wall" solutions. Specific causes include human, animal and nature rights, climate change, real democracy, healthy society, equal opportunity for all, non violence and sustainability. All activist individuals, activist community groups and activist non profit organizations are invited to contribute. Member input and action is essential to the success of our cause.

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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
    • Thu at 11:57 AM
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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
    • Thu at 9:16 AM
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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
    • Thu at 9:14 AM
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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
    • Thu at 8:20 AM
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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
    • Thu at 8:14 AM
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org posted a new feed:
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org added 1 photo(s) to the album Social Activism:
    Veganism
    • Tue at 11:01 AM
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    No Viable Choice Here
    • Tue at 10:28 AM
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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
    • Tue at 8:49 AM
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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
    • Mon at 7:17 PM
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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
    • Mon at 7:12 PM
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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
    • Mon at 7:09 PM
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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
    • Mon at 12:02 PM
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org added 1 photo(s) to the album Social Activism:
    Edison On Solar
    • Mon at 11:49 AM
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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
    • Mon at 11:46 AM
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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
    • Mon at 11:29 AM
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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'
    • Mon at 11:17 AM
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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
    • Mon at 11:11 AM
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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
    • Mon at 9:34 AM
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org posted a new video:
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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
    • Mon at 9:30 AM
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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
    • Mon at 9:26 AM
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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
    • Mon at 9:16 AM
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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
    • Mon at 8:53 AM
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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
    • Mon at 8:37 AM
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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
    • Mon at 8:35 AM
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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
    • Mon at 8:34 AM
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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
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org This is a gross power play on behalf of multi national corporations which will give them real legal authority over governments. National leaders, including Obama and Harper are selling out national sovereignty and democracy. This cannot happen.
    Questions surround Canada’s free trade agenda - The Globe and Mail
    • July 3
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org added 1 photo(s) to the album Social Activism:
    Glasgow University Campaign
    • July 2
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org wrote a new blog entry:
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    • July 2
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org added 1 photo(s) to the album Social Activism:
    New Canadian Flag
    • July 2
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org added 1 photo(s) to the album Social Activism:
    Harper Con Artist
    • July 2
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org added 1 photo(s) to the album Profile Photos:
    Dove in Stained Glass
    • July 2
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org added 1 photo(s) to the album Profile Photos:
    Peace on Earth
    • July 2
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org added 1 photo(s) to the album Profile Photos:
    Original Red Banner
    • July 2
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org added 1 photo(s) to the album Profile Photos:
    Possible Logo
    • July 2
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org added 1 photo(s) to the album Profile Photos:
    Original Graphic
    • July 2
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org added 1 photo(s) to the album Animal Life:
    Monkey in Space
    • July 2
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org added 1 photo(s) to the album Animal Life:
    Cute Racoons
    • July 2
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org added 1 photo(s) to the album Animal Life:
    Monkey
    • July 2
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org added 1 photo(s) to the album Social Activism:
    Protester
    • July 2
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org added 1 photo(s) to the album The Natural World:
    Dandelions
    • July 2
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org added 1 photo(s) to the album The Natural World:
    Lake View
    • July 2
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    Colm, Editor TheSocialActivist.org added 1 photo(s) to the album The Natural World:
    Snow Bliss
    • July 2