Posts Tagged ‘Activism’

February 8, 2012 0

Electronic Rights (E-rights) Class Action Activity

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Author Mary Soderstrom gives a concise explanation of the ERDC’s (Electronic-Rights Defence Committee) class action on behalf of Canadian freelancers. [link] We’ve been working on this for almost 14 years now. But things are happening. Keep track of the ERDC’s web site to follow the legal fun.

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January 17, 2012 0

Wacom Intuous 4 – the scratchable pen tablet

By in ruttan's place

Electronics – do they make your life easier, or simply more costly and complex? I’ve blogged about my exploding toothbrush, now it’s the saga of the scratchable tablet. All six of you regular blog visitors may have noted I’ve got a new, expensive toy — a Wacom Intuous 4 tablet, which has replaced my Wacom […]

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November 2, 2011 0

Exploding Toothbrush Sequel

By in ruttan's place

It seems that my exploding toothbrush experience wasn’t as unusual as the manufacturers claimed. Now Health Canada has announced a recall. They don’t make that model toothbrush any more. I got interviewed over the phone by Canadian Press. Nice to have a little effect on things. UPDATE (Nov 3, 2011): Now I’ve got some fairly […]

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October 24, 2011 0

Eric Drooker at Drawn & Quarterly

By in montreal, sketches

The other night I went up to the Drawn & Quarterly bookstore on Bernard Street, in the vaguely trendy area of Mile End in Montreal. Amazingly got a seat right by the lectern, with a view of the screen, as below. Drooker’s event was billed as a Workshop on Art and Activism, but it was […]

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June 16, 2010 1

Hospital Story

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Something I don’t usually do on this blog. A acquaintance of mine e-mailed me a very unpleasant hospital story. I just find it upsetting, but he wants to spread it around. His name is Robert M.Smith. A long-time Montrealer, and a good writer & poet, he feels intimidated by blogs and the web. Even so, […]

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