Tag Archives: violence against women

Montreal Massacre: “Remember, then organize.”

by matttbastard Record snowfall may have forced the cancellation of local commemorative events, but the memories of December 6th, 1989 remain fresh, regardless of where we wrestle with them. Though we take time today to reflect on the untimely murders of 18 … Continue reading

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From Marc Lepine to Hiram Monserrate

by matttbastard This was the first thing I read today, 20 years after the violent massacre of 14 young women (because they were women): New York State Senator Hiram Monserrate, one of the Democrats who helped “defend traditional marriage” in … Continue reading

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December 6th.

by matttbastard We remember, even if they choose to forget. Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers

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Shooting Themselves in the Foot

by matttbastard Yesterday, the office of Public Safety Minister Peter Van Loan released the following statement, explaining why the Harpercons were blocking the release of a Canada Firearms Centre (CAFC) performance report on the Long Gun Registry: “Canadians don’t need … Continue reading

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Long Gun Registry Going Down? Happy Anniversary From Canada’s 40th Parliament.

by matttbastard Shorter 164 members of Parliament to the 14 victims of the 1989 École Polytechnique Massacre (and, by extension, every woman in Canada): Drop dead. Again. Via Devin Johnston, Dennis Gruending connects the blood-red dots that weave together antipathy … Continue reading

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On the DRC and Rape as a Weapon of War

by matttbastard François Grignon of the International Crisis Group on the ongoing rape epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where “[t]ens of thousands of women and children were raped in the region last year alone”: Panzi Hospital in … Continue reading

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PSA: A call for action on trans rights in Tennessee

by matttbastard Via The Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition: For Immediate Release: Dated December 27, 2008 Another Transgender Woman Shot in Memphis On Christmas Eve, a Memphis television station reported the shooting of Leeneshia Edwards in Memphis. She becomes the third … Continue reading

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12.06.89

by matttbastard Today isn’t about pro or anti coalition rallies, the respective leadership abilities of Stephane Dion vs. Stephen Harper, partisanship, or unelected heads of state. Nor is it about Western alienation, Quebec separatism, parliamentary democracy, or regional polarization. Today … Continue reading

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Dear Conservative Fuckbaskets

Show some fucking decency and pick another date to hold your little partisan circle jerk Rally for Canada. Hugs ‘n’ kisses, matttbastard P.S. *points* Ha ha! /Nelson Muntz Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers

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Post-Everything FAIL

by matttbastard No words…just go to Renee’s place. Srsly, WTF?! Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers

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