March 2015

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April

2015-03-29

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Close on the heels of the last period of exceptional activity, another such span is just beginning. Today, I need to write a paper on Ross Zucker’s Democratic Distributive Justice, to be submitted by 6pm. Monday, there is a Toronto350.org board meeting, where we will hopefully be able to finalize our by-laws. There is also […]

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This year’s Walter Gordon Symposium was a thought-provoking discussion on public policy. I also got to ask what, despite all the training beforehand, was the most surprising thing about flying in the space shuttle.

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Thanks to 72 hours spent awake and a star team of quick-turnaround proofreaders, we were able to get an updated version of the fossil fuel divestment brief to the ad hoc committee in time for their meeting tomorrow. Also, there is a union meeting happening right now to decide if the strike should go to […]

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After working on the brief from 10am to nearly midnight yesterday, I decided to go to sleep without learning the result of the latest CUPE 3902 ratification vote. I had a difficult time of it, experiencing the worst headache I can remember for almost the entire night. I found that putting pressure on one part […]

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I wrote this before seeing the result of the latest CUPE 3902 ratification vote. One element of the strike for which I am grateful was being able to meet so many fellow students and teachers on the picket lines. I have often likened U of T to an amoeba with no centre – just a […]

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Yesterday afternoon, CUPE 3902 met to decide whether to send the latest offer from the university to the full union for ratification. The deal includes the same reworked funding and tuition numbers from the union’s last proposal, but without the structural changes to the funding package that many saw as the realistic best-case outcome for […]

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I am in a bit of a vise right now. Nobody else can finish the fossil fuel divestment brief update, but the strike and picket duties are ongoing. Even totally neglecting my PhD work, reconciling the two is impossible. And now I have come down with a cold. The prospect of pulling back from union […]

Today

2015-03-17

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Take the bus to U of T Mississauga, reading for my markets and justice class on the way Picket and photography shift in Mississauga Keep reading on the bus back Markets and justice seminar Work on the brief and photo post-processing Toronto350.org weekly planning meeting Work on the brief and photo post-processing Hopefully tomorrow’s shift […]

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