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No sympathy for the #SAF44

I am one of the persons who are least expected to show sympathy to the 44 slain policemen in Mamasapano, Maguindanao.

I can never forget how the PNP victimizes the innocent: from… 571 more words


Never To Forget -- In Memory of September 11 (Repost)

I first posted this poem 4 years ago. On this, the 15th anniversary of that terrible day, I am reposting it.

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A National Day of Mourning

I woke up early Sunday morning the horrible news and was forced by both conscience and curiosity to turn to it on and off all day. 621 more words

The day when Labour mourns its dead

Thursday, April 28, is the labour movement’s most solemn day. Thousands of workers, friends and families of fallen workers gather at ceremonies across Ontario to recognize the National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job. 117 more words


Banning Asbestos - The Personal & the Political


For the Day of Mourning on April 28th, a broad coalition of asbestos victims and family members, labour, health, environmental and NGO organizations have banded together to call for a ban on asbestos in Canada.  1,423 more words

National Day of Mourning to address suicide for first time

Rolly Marentette remembers his phone ringing about 10 p.m. one night in 1997. On the other end was a stranger, threatening to kill himself.

“I could hear his wife pleading with him to put the gun down,” Marentette said. 328 more words

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Widows of the Workers: Waiting for the Dust to Settle

The following blog post has been written by Natasha Luckhardt, a community activist who is passionate about improving the lives of widows of occupational disease. While Natasha is a researcher at SEIU Healthcare who often focuses on OHS issues for the union, this particular passion project is independent from the organization. 917 more words