Hey, so I've just been posting about this Ontario Coalition Against Ford for a few days now and it's because it's very important. The third wave in Ontario is very bad. Hospitals are overwhelmed, they're triaging in parking lots. Someone dies of Covid every hour-and-a-half. But non-essential workplaces are staying open and just yesterday the Conservative government voted down a bill for paid sick days.
Something drastic has to be done to force the Ford government to put human lives before business. Actions like strikes and mass work refusals can threaten profits and force Doug Ford to do something. That's why OCAF is calling on the ONDP and labour leaders to organize mass work refusals.
It starts with the open letter I posted already, but that's just the start. If you are angry at the Ford government come to the meeting on Zoom tonight (Tuesday April 27, 8:30) to take part in the movement.
Links in the notes, and feel free to ask me questions
Canada has long had a problem with race, religion and ethnicity that is hidden insidiously behind surface politeness and an unwillingness to face the societal rot head-on. Minorities have tried to bring attention to the issues we face on a daily basis, only to be told to be grateful that we're "not as bad as the States" when many of their symptoms can be seen in our country too. It has been very frustrating as a minority to realize that a lot of the progressive, white, cisgender, heterosexual population have simply been unaware of the state of our world despite our people desperately asking and crying for change. At what point is their ignorance willful and immoral? Seeing social media during the BLM protests earlier this year, the Palestine oppression that was spread here in the West, the mass grave found in Kamloops and now the Muslim family murdered in London, Ontario, it's not that they think this is right, it's just that they didn't care when people were trying to bring attention to these problems before serious fallout occurred. So why do we always have to suffer and lose members of our communities just to be seen? Infuriating is too mild a word to describe the rage and pain I feel when I think about this topic. My people are dying. You can't be bothered to pay attention until they do.