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October 14th, 2008


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06:46 pm - Guess what I did this weekend?!?
Just a little revolution! :D

http://www.thestar.com/article/516418

http://peaceculture.org/drupal/node/111

http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5hc3BZMjJhOTegAyDchNg6jGI3dLw

It made a bunch of other sites with the Canadian Press--they gave a slanted-to-cops story, that just had lies, like saying I was only locked down for an hour when it was really 3. We also made Toronto CTV's local news. The first news story!

But it's depressing how so few of the comments to the news stories have been positive. One called me a "bimbo," several said I should  get run over by the Spirit Train, one said I need to be in the psych ward on suicide watch, some have called me "horrible" "crackpot" etc. Some are very overtly racist and sexist (racist because it was in part for Indigenous land rights).

I can make more details avail if needed/asked :)
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: Consolidated/Cat Stevens

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From:queerbychoice
Date:October 14th, 2008 11:58 pm (UTC)
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Congratulations! No silly news website commenters can detract from what you accomplished.
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From:demonista
Date:October 24th, 2008 02:29 am (UTC)
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tank u!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:October 15th, 2008 02:21 pm (UTC)
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Hmmm, not really sure how to post on LJ, but I will give it a try.

But anyway, this is Rowland from over at By Any Means Necessary.

The truth is that I wouldn't expect any different a response in a colonial-settler, patriarchal country like Canada. The truth is, as far as I have experienced it here in North America, most Canadians and Americans like to put their fingers in their ears and just yell nonsensicals whenever you try and bring up something like the historic and continuing injustices perpetrated against the Indians.

Just try and tell an American about the continuing effects of slavery on people of African descent...

I hate to put it like this, but many "whites" don't like to be told about themselves (in terms of their continued support for governments that commit genocide and oppression) and their history. I know that sounds really bad but I cannot think of a better way to put it. Many have this illusion of Canada as some sort of united entity when it is anything but that.

Anyway, I think what you did was great, wish I could have been there.
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From:demonista
Date:October 24th, 2008 02:30 am (UTC)
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thanks rowland :D

yes, people are Stupid with a capital S.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:October 15th, 2008 09:02 pm (UTC)

Rape Crisis Scotland campaign

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http://www.thisisnotaninvitationtorapeme.co.uk/

Just wondered if you'd seen the new campaign, 'This is not an invitation to rape me', launched today by Rape Crisis Scotland to challenge rape myths?
Asking people to publicise the campaign on their blogs..
Thanks,
:)
From:maggie_hays
Date:October 22nd, 2008 01:33 am (UTC)

Re: Rape Crisis Scotland campaign

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Thanks for the link. Great site!
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From:demonista
Date:October 24th, 2008 02:30 am (UTC)

Re: Rape Crisis Scotland campaign

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done!

thanks for publicising it :)

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