Putting ‘share’ back into the sharing economy: the social solidarity economy

Recently the Uber ride app was activated in Windsor immediately threatening the livelihoods of some 300 unionized cab drivers in the city. Over the New Year holiday many complaints were heard in Windsor over the cost of rides, and this seems to have prompted the mayor to talk about regulating Uber. Uber is backed by […]

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Your 2015 year in blogging

http://windsorshakeup.com/2015/annual-report/

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Nov. 4 2015: Uber comes to town

By Paul Chislett: Although not in Windsor – yet, the Uber ride sharing company has caused comment in the local media and online. Driving speculation about Uber in Windsor is former Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak’s private member’s bill which is meant to open the regulatory door for Uber and other app based enterprises in […]

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When Mr Harper came to town…

Stephen Harper came to Windsor a couple of weeks ago. He came to ground zero of the collapse of the manufacturing base in Canada. About 50 labour and social justice advocates came out on short notice to exercise our right to dissent. Harper supporters, numbering around 100, came out of the Anchor Danly plant after […]

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March 6 2015: Perspectives on International Women’s Day 2015

March 8th was International Women’s Day, a commemoration going back over 100 years, and according to the website dedicated to the day, “International Women’s Day has been observed since in the early 1900’s, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.” […]

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Podcast: First Nations and the political economy of land

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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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