Claire @ IsumaTV

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18 March 2010

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Claire is an employee of IsumaTV and Isuma Productions; she has strong opinions about things, and wants to share them with you.

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How do we inspire activism? Through alternative means?

I've been feeling a bit discouraged lately, with the sheer amount of stuff that it seems to me that so many people just don't care about...even when it directly or indirectly affects them! So I'm interested in ways of inspiring activism. What do you think?

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July 13, 2012

Claire discusses polar bears, animal rights activism, and holism

Some short thoughts on recent push by animal activists to make polar bears "uplisted". These are not the ONLY thoughts I have on this subject and are not at all comprehensive -- but mostly I was just thinking about how divorcing animal rights activism from human rights activism is actually a specious concept.

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July 9, 2012

Claire's solo protest in London Ontario

I had a solo protest in solidarity with the Nunavut (and Ottawa...and anywhere else that was doing it) protestors. My sign isn't particularly funny or snappy, but it is true, and it did get a lot of people asking me questions, or at least frowning and reading it. One lady who was getting signatures on a petition for women's rights shouted, "Wooooo! Right on!" 

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June 21, 2012

My thoughts on responses to the food protests

The protests on food prices that happened on June 9 were a revolutionary step towards bringing awareness of what's going on in Nunavut to people in the South. And the most common resopnse I heard was, "Well if you don't like it, you should move!" So I just wanted to share a few thoughts about that...and how stupid it is.

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June 11, 2012

Introduction from Claire

 I just wanted to say hello and let people know the sorts of videos I'll be posting, as well as encourage anyone with a link or favorite video they want to share to let me know and I'll make sure it makes it to IsumaTV's Facebook and Twitter pages.

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June 5, 2012

Celebrity Injuns

You know, the original title of this post was going to be "celebrity douchebags", because I can't believe that anyone would have enough gall to do what the so-called celebrities Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt have done: changed their names to something more Native American sounding.  Pratt and Montag changed their names to Runnin… Read more

April 5, 2010

No Clean Feed

When Australia's Prime Minister Kevin Rudd apologized for the treatment of its Aboriginal peoples, there were mixed responses.  Some of the non-indigenous Australians were enthusiastic about the possibilities for reconciliation; others felt that apologizing would give credence to the Aboriginal land claims, and, you know, they'll just want more restitution.  Give them an inch, and they'll take … Read more

March 18, 2010