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Building on David M. Engel and Frank W. Munger’s work analyzing the narratives of people with physical and learning disabilities, this book examines the life stories of twelve physically disabled Canadian adults through the prism of the social model of disablement.
Revolutions come in waves and cycles. We are again riding the crest of a revolutionary epic, much like 1848 or 1917, from the Arab Spring to movements against austerity in Greece to the Occupy movement.
Anyday, three corporate lawyers deliberating at a little known tribunal housed in the World Bank will decide if El Salvador has to pay Australian/Canadian mining firm OceanaGold US$301 million (up to 5% of its GDP) for the country’s refusal to grant a controversial gold mining permit.
It's been nine years of job losses, health care privatization, failing wages and environmental neglect. It's time for CHANGE!
Dear friends, we'll be discussing Waubgeshig Rice's first novel Legacy, at our book club meeting on Wednesday, May 6 at our centretown location (251 Bank St. 2nd Floor).
The ‘Degrowth Paradigm’ is gaining steam here and abroad as individuals grapple with a planet heading toward certain peril. In this presentation, Jim Merkel, author of Radical Simplicity, will discuss why the ‘Growth is Good’ and ‘Growth is Necessary’ assumptions are now being challenged.
Come hang out with your local authors at our Glebe store on Saturday, May 2nd!
The Walrus Talks is a national series of events produced by the charitable, non-profit Walrus Foundation as part of an educational mandate to provide forums for conversation on matters vital to Canadians.
On Sunday April 19th at 7pm the Independent Film Cooperative of Ottawa (IFCO) presents "An Evening with the Filmmaker and Poet Shane Book" at the Mercury Lounge (56 Byward Market Square).
Continuing in a long-established tradition of poetry excellence, the fifty poems in this seventh annual collection are culled from Canadian literary magazines and journals.
According to George Marshall, author of Don’t Even Talk About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change, psychology tells us that decisions are made in our emotional brains which respond to stories and metaphors that draw upon experience.
As the Egyptian revolution gained momentum in the winter of 2011, a common refrain echoed across Cairo’s Tahrir Square: “The wall of fear came down!” Mass protests against fear and authoritarianism have also rumbled across the aggrieved streets and plazas of Tunis, Athens, Madrid
We will discuss Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa at our 2nd book club meeting! Our leader for this discussion is Mujahed Kamil who is also from Jenine, a Palestinian city in the northern West Bank.
The statistics are staggering. One in five women in college are sexually assaulted, yet only a fraction of these crimes are reported, and even fewer result in punishment for the perpetrators.
You are invited to join Michael Harris, author of PARTY OF ONE: Stephen Harper and Canada’s Radical Makeover, & Donald Gutstein, author of HARPERISM: How Stephen Harper and his think tank colleagues have transformed Canada.
The economic stimulus which followed the 2007-08 global financial crisis have been succeeded by what we now call “austerity” measures –characterized by a renewed assault on public spending and further restructuring of social and labour market policies.
Reports of sexual assault have appeared frequently in the news over the past few months. One of the most memorable cases can be attributed to former CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi’s sexual assault scandal.
A Globe and Mail Top 100 Book of 2014
WINNER of the 2015 British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction!
Unlit Spaces, a new novel by Caroline Shepard, brings to life the haunting story of Cailey Donald, a young woman who flees her rural Manitoba home in the wake of lingering childhood trauma.
“You wont recognize Canada when I’m through with it”: The Harper Record on trial
Talk to Your Doc, The Patient's Guide is the definitive guide for patients looking for the best possible health outcome. Mary F.
Ross’s first book, Dancing with a Ghost, began his exploration of aboriginal approaches to justice and the visions of life that shape them. In his second book, Returning to the Teachings, Ross went on to examine the aboriginal preference for “peacemaker justice.”