Mick Sweetman

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Jun 13, 2014
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Liberals stop Hudak, win majority government

Mick Sweetman
The Ontario election on Thursday saw voters re-elect Kathleen Wynne's Liberal Party, with a majority government, and reject the possibility of a hard-right Conservative government.
Blog
May 7, 2013

Student unions need the campus press

Mick Sweetman
The campus press in Canada has its origins in the student union movement as students found they had to have a way to raise student issues that weren't covered by the mainstream media.
News
Apr 2, 2013
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Ontario needs jobs, not more cuts

Mick Sweetman
As long as the drum beating against the deficit drowns out alternative solutions the economy in Ontario is going to get worse before it gets better.
News
Jan 21, 2013
A map of the Toronto purchase. 1860. City of Toronto Archives, James Salmon coll

Toronto exists because of a swindle of epic proportions

Mick Sweetman
This process of thieving colonialism is still playing out today and the righting of historical wrongs doesn’t go far enough if we don’t learn from our past mistakes and not repeat them.
News
Nov 16, 2012
Harry Patch

From WWI to Gaza: War is organized murder

Mick Sweetman
It's been an emotional week for me as Remembrance Day was again marked and we march towards the 100-year anniversary of the slaughter of the first World War.
News
Nov 8, 2012
Scene from Occupy Oakland, October 2011. (Photo: Nowtopians.com)

The trouble with representative democracy

Mick Sweetman
Once you cast your ballot you no longer have a say in representative democracy, you don't get to speak at government meetings or cast a vote on the issues.

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