Link of the Day: The Catch 22 Campaign

, April 30, 2011

“The Catch 22 Campaign,” as the group’s welcome page explains, “believes that Canadian voters are just about ready to deny Stephen Harper his much-sought-after majority in Parliament – but one more, big campaigning push is needed! “On Saturday, we’re asking people in Catch 22 ridings across the country to take part in ‘Get Ready to […]

Posted in Link of the Day |

Published today: Atomic Bitchwax review on Chart

, April 29, 2011

I hadn’t written anything for Chart for a little while, but that hiatus ended today with my review of the latest from a New Jersey hard rock trio called the Atomic Bitchwax. It’s literally just a single forty-two minute track, but that track’s a fine one. Do check it out.

Posted in Published Today |

It’s Friday, so here’s the video for “3:7:8″ by Emergency Broadcast Network

, April 29, 2011

From the landmark 1995 album Telecommunication Breakdown, and featuring the production talents of Jack Dangers of Meat Beat Manifesto, here’s a weird and wacky example of the brand of multimedia performance that Emergency Broadcast Network can take credit for pioneering.

Posted in It's Friday |

Link of the Day:’s Activist Toolkit

, April 29, 2011

“Welcome to the Activist Toolkit, an exciting new project of currently in Beta. The Toolkit is a wiki-style section of the rabble site devoted to content collaboration. It contains a growing number of encyclopedic resources that you can write.” It’s very cool to see this toolkit continue to grow online. To tell you the […]

Posted in Link of the Day |

Link of the Day: The Global Youth Action Network

, April 28, 2011

“In 1996, a young man participated in a small discussion and networking session of international NGOs at the United Nations Secretariat in New York City, USA. He was inspired to meet a room of people whose lives were dedicated to global problem solving. At the same time, however, he was shocked to learn that few […]

Posted in Link of the Day |

Link of the Day: Pair Vote

, April 27, 2011

“Vote swapping takes aim at hotly contested ridings. For this election, Pair Vote matches voters in close races (swing riding) with each other, or with one who is in a riding where [the] winner is already known, to maximize voting impact. Both voters ensure a vote for their party of choice, plus one or two votes […]

Posted in Link of the Day |

Link of the Day:

, April 26, 2011

I launched a new blog this morning, and I’m going to do my best to keep up with it on a daily basis. It’s not necessarily a great time to kick off a new project, I’ll admit, but for a project like this, the timing couldn’t be better. “What we hope to do with this […]

Posted in Link of the Day |

Link of the Day: iEARN

, April 23, 2011

“iEARN is a non-profit organization made up of over 30,000 schools and youth organizations in more than 130 countries. iEARN empowers teachers and young people to work together online using the Internet and other new communications technologies. Over 2,000,000 students each day are engaged in collaborative project work worldwide… “Since 1988, iEARN has pioneered on-line […]

Posted in Link of the Day |

Link of the Day: Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan

, April 22, 2011

“RAWA is the oldest political/social organization of Afghan women struggling for peace, freedom, democracy and women’s rights in fundamentalism-blighted Afghanistan since 1977.” They’re the folks who founded the Afghan Women’s Mission, which I posted as yesterday’s Link of the Day.  

Posted in Link of the Day |

The untapped power of the non-voter

, April 21, 2011

The last time we held a federal election, more people voted for nobody than for anybody. The total number of eligible voters who stayed home on election day was not only higher than the total number of people who voted for any single party, but also higher than the number of people who voted for […]

Posted in Election 2011 |