Podcast: First Nations and the political economy of land

Originally posted on Political Eh-conomy:
? This episode looks at the political economy of land in Canada and the Canadian state’s relationship with First Nations as mediated by land. I’m happy to bring together two guests who deal extensively with these issues and pose challenges to rethink the way land is governed. My first guest is Hayden…

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Statement on Bonduelle’s decision to pull its Tecumseh re-zoning application

This is part of my on – air commentary this afternoon after 4:30 PM on The ShakeUp Campus Community Radio program on CJAM 99.1FM. It is a response to various local media reports  (and Here) in reaction to Bonduelle’s decision to pull its re-zoning application: On Wednesday Bonduelle announced it was withdrawing its application to Tecumseh Town […]

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Social Justice Report for Windsor District Labour Council: February 10, 2015

Note to WDLC on public meeting at Tecumseh Council: January 19 2015 On January 13, 2015, in my role as president of the Windsor Workers’ Education Centre ( I also sit as Member at Large for Social Justice on the Windsor District Labour Council executive), I attended a public meeting in Tecumseh regarding Bondeulle’s proposal […]

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 3,700 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people. Click here to […]

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Finding a way in a globalized world: Paul Chislett

The following post is a slightly revised version of a talk I gave at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Detroit on December 28. I’m a member of the congregation and a Board Trustee. Edits are in brackets: [  ] Comments, critiques, questions? *** I want to start first by saying I know this congregation […]

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Windsor Mayor Dilkens and the FINA Swim Championships in Qatar: A Reflection

In the Dec 5th edition of the Windsor Star, Craig Pearson reported that Mayor Drew Dilkens was in Doha, Qatar to attend the FINA swim championship. Intimating sensitivity to long range travel with little benefit for the citizens of Windsor, the mayor defended his trip saying: “This event just didn’t line up nicely with the […]

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Aired: Nov 21 2014: The “Good” Muslim: Changing the Narrative

Since the killings of Canadian Soldiers in Quebec and Ottawa many in this country are waiting to see what kind of laws and surveillance measures the Harper regime will come up with in order to keep the public “safe” from terror. In the resulting narrative all eyes, at least in the media, shift to Muslim […]

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Windsor, Ontario priorities

If this is the problem: Armed or not, this isn’t the answer:

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Remembrance Day 2014

A Personal Reflection: Veterans, White Poppies, and Remembering By Paul Chislett                                                        They say: Our deaths are not ours: they are yours,                                                        they will mean what you make them.                                                                                                […]

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2014 CJAM Pledge Drive On The ShakeUp

It’s pledge drive at CJAM this fall and it’s an important time for the station as a good portion of operating costs come from this pledge drive. More information follows and as you scroll down you’ll come across links to ShakeUp programs that ran over the last weeks and months… About Pledge Drive: CJAM is […]

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