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Linchpin 3 - paper of Ontario anarchist organization Common Cause is online

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Common Cause is an Ontario anarchist organization that wants to see anarchists active in every town, neighborhood and workplace across Ontario. We have just published the third issue of our paper, Linchpin, online at http://linchpin.ca/node/722. You can download and distribute the PDF version from http://linchpin.ca/files/linchpin3_1.pdf or read the articles online below

Cover of Linchpin 3
Cover of Linchpin 3

Free Robert Lovelace!
http://linchpin.ca/node/733
Robert Lovelace, former chief of the Ardoch Lake Algonquin First Nation, has begun a six month jail sentence for his role in peacefully resisting uranium exploration near Sharbot Lake this passed fall.

A Living Wage
http://linchpin.ca/node/724
A full time job should keep you OUT of poverty, not IN it! Is that not the cure prescribed by politicians and much of the public for poverty: to merely have people who are homeless and on assistance get a job? Meg R. looks at the issue of a living wage.

Book Review: The Free Women of Spain
http://linchpin.ca/node/727
The Free women of Spain strikes its readers into thinking about equality, empowerment community and revolution, Karine from the Hamilton local delves in further to what sounds like a brilliant book.

Compelled To Remain Alien
http://linchpin.ca/node/725
In the wake of racist remarks made by Toronto city councillor Rob Ford, where he essentializes Asians and rhetorically suggests a 'take over' by Asians, it is imperative that we look at the history of discrimination and racism directed towards the Chinese, perpetrated by governments and business interests, here in Canada. Edward W glances back...


Online Forums and Building Movement
http://linchpin.ca/node/726
Anarchistblackcat.org is a moderated discussion board, set up by platformist anarchists. It was set up for a number of different reasons, here one of the moderators gives us her take on why the site was set up and what role it can play in our movement.


Putting In The Dues
http://linchpin.ca/node/723
At the Common Cause founding conference in September, 2007 we decided to put in place a dues structure. This means that as members of Common Cause we agree to, as our constitution puts it “pay 1% to 3% ”of income according to the number of people financially dependent on the member concerned. , explains Alex D


The Colour of Poverty
http://linchpin.ca/node/729
Racism is not just an individual problem of attitude toward a particular group: it is also systemic and structural, inherent in institutions such as the education, health, and justice systems. The Colour of Poverty Campaign raises awareness of these inequalities and suggests ways to work toward equality and inclusion in Ontario, explains Kathryn Hunt

The Dominion At 50
http://linchpin.ca/node/728
After its recent very special edition on the tar sands, Greg McDougal picks up a copy of the Dominion and looks at its radical media making.

Please download the PDF of the paper ( at http://linchpin.ca/files/linchpin3_1.pdf) and print out and distribute copies of it. If you let us know how many you have done and where you are via the contact form at http://linchpin.ca/contact you'll make us very happy!

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