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Waiting for the bus…March 16, 2017

By Paul Chislett: It took a minute to see the graffiti on the clear window of the bus shelter. After months of seeing videos and photos online showing people encountering racism in person or scrawled somewhere, I gaped at the words in front of me, ironically on a screen of sorts. Probably written with a […]

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Screening Secret Path to create our own path to make right relations with Indigenous peoples.

Paul Chislett October 24 2016 The screening of Secret Path last night (Oct. 23) was a success. At least one person said they are being exposed to the history of residential schools only recently and we raised a good amount for the legal defence of Vanessa Gray, Sarah Scanlon and Stone Stewart who had the […]

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When 140 characters isn’t enough: Paul Chislett August 2 2016

WARNING: Middle Class generalizations ahead! The views expressed here are mine alone. Frankly, it’s not that often I get into a Twitter debate (Twitterbate?). But when I do there’s only so far one can go with 140 characters at hand. Recently I posted on Twitter (@chislettshakeup) an article, “America’s hidden homeless: Life in the Starlight […]

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Tar Sands, pipelines, and resistance across cultures and borders

During the week of April 18th I  took in two forums on the pollution of the lower Great Lakes basin: Crossing Borders and Making Connections on April 19 in southwest Detroit, and then on the following evening, April 20, in Windsor: Pollution in our Midst: International Forum on Environmental Issues in the Lower Great Lakes […]

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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

https://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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