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Giving Life to found protest sign in Montréal demo against austerity

Yesterday, March 2, 2015, I walked along downtown streets with about 75,000 other people in Montréal’s anti-austerity demonstration. My bike is clean as I ride it for the first time this spring down St-Urbain street toward Square Victoria where the demo is scheduled to begin at 1 pm. The forecast rain is hiding behind a blue sky and a warming sun. A perfect day to walk the streets of Montréal. I ride into the École nationale de théatre contingent, get off my bike and march the rest of the way with them and their giant puppet. As we turned onto...

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Photo Exhibit Reveals Political Movements & Poverty in Manila

[Montréal, Québec, Canada 18°C] When I heard that Stefan Christoff was preparing for his second photo exhibit, I knew I had to go. His first one displayed photos from a trip he made to Lebanon. I bought one of the photographs in the exhibit of an image of Yasser Arafat stencilled onto a decaying wall in Burj el-Barajneh Palestinian refugee camp. To me it symbolizes the dire circumstances faced by Palestinian refugees: a fading leadership, constant colonial encroachment and oppressive living conditions. It now hangs on my living room wall as a reminder that, despite its singular beauty, occupation is...