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 isn’t even about the stumbling global economy (although God knows the latest job numbers are hard to put out of mind for long).

Today is about them:

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(Click image for more on the Montreal Massacre)

Lest we forget.

Update: More posts commemorating the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women:

– skdadl @ POGGE

– mirabile dictu

the regina mom

Shameless

Womanist Musings

A Secret Chord

Tattered Sleeve

The Stormy Days of March

Hullabaloos

One Woman, One Blog (and here)

– La Revue Gauche

Update 2 12.07: More:

unrepentant old hippie

Politics ‘n’ Poetry

Update 3: And more:

Lilith Attack

Whileaway North

Cara @ The Curvature (x-posted @ Feministe)

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3 thoughts on “12.06.89

  1. I wrote about the massacre myself. What I am shocked is that as I make the rounds on blogs today, so few have chosen to write anything about this. I know that it happened in the great white north some 19 years ago but the lives of 14 women should be remembered. I think this speaks very largely to the US bent in feminism. If it happens outside of the borders of the red, white and blue it seems that it is unimportant. I will never forget these women.

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  2. What I am shocked is that as I make the rounds on blogs today, so few have chosen to write anything about this.

    The events in Ottawa, along with the economy, seem to be distracting both the public and the media (hence my open letter to the Rally for Canada crew earlier this week re: the unfortunate timing of their cross-country protest effort).

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