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Jul 25

Canada Revenue Agency says ‘preventing poverty’ not allowed as goal for charity -

The Canada Revenue Agency has told a well-known charity that it can no longer try to prevent poverty around the world, it can only alleviate poverty — because preventing poverty might benefit people who are not already poor.

The bizarre bureaucratic brawl over a mission statement is yet more evidence of deteriorating relations between the Harper government and some parts of Canada’s charitable sector. […]

Agency officials informed Oxfam that “preventing poverty” was not an acceptable goal.

“Relieving poverty is charitable, but preventing it is not,” the group was warned. “Preventing poverty could mean providing for a class of beneficiaries that are not poor.”

Oxfam Canada’s executive director called the exchange an “absurd conversation.”

“Their interpretation was that preventing poverty may or may not involve poor people,” Robert Fox said in an interview with The Canadian Press. […]

…Legal precedents mean charities cannot help people not already impoverished from falling into poverty.

“Purposes that relieve poverty are charitable because they provide relief only to eligible beneficiaries, those in need,” Brideau said in an email.

“However, the courts have not found the risk of poverty as being equivalent to actually being in need. Therefore, as the courts have indicated, an organization cannot be registered with the explicit purpose of preventing poverty.” […]

(Source: fycanadianpolitics)

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Want to support #education? Donate to Tumblr Teachers’ Classrooms!

positivelypersistentteach:

Dear Tumblrverse,

Before the explanation part of this post, I need to say this so it will be in posts that are shortened by a reblog: More than anything I ask that you reblog this post so that kind millionaires  more people will see it and more support can be given.   All the Amazon wishlists and blogs are linked below the read more link!

As the new school year approaches, we are obviously in denial teachers are mentally figuring out what materials we need for the school year, what will be provided by the school or families, and what we will buy with our own money as we shop sales (if it is in our budget).  Several members of our #education community on tumblr dealt with unexpected family deaths, weather disasters, or more happy (but expensive) life achievements like getting married or having a baby.  Our pockets have been hit hard, and I think you’d be surprised how much of our own money we spend on classrooms each year.

Many of us teach in areas where our students’ families cannot help with school supplies.  In fact, as I began working on this project, every teacher I contacted to include that came from a more affluent community declined being included so that classrooms in greater need could be helped.  I am in awe of the teachers in this community.  After the jump is a list of teachers and their classroom wish lists for the upcoming year.  If you are able to, please consider supporting a teacher via their wishlist.  If you’d rather make a donation to their supply fund or send a gift card, I’m sure you could contact them and they wouldn’t turn you down.   

So after the jump are the blogs and corresponding wishlists from Tumblr’s teachers — most of the educators on this list I have personally interacted with and know them to be dedicated to their students.

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Jul 24



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Military device used on Detroit protest against Water Shutoffs
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Government is not an à la carte system where you can pick and choose based on your beliefs. Taxation is more of an all-you-can-eat salad bar. You don’t get to show up and say, ‘Look, I know it costs $10.99, but I’m only paying $7.50 because I have a moral objection to beets.

Everyone has their own version of beets. If you really want to be treated like a person, corporations, then guess what? Paying for things you don’t like is what it feels like to be one.

” — John Oliver tears apart the logic of Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling (via micdotcom)

(via breanieswordvomit)

pol102:

Via think-progress:

Debra Harrell, mom who let her 9-year-old play in the park alone, has been fired from her job at McDonald’s.

This is just a sad story all around. If affordable daycare options were available for every working parent, imagine how much better off our entire economy would be. People would be free to make real choices about their careers, regardless of their domestic situation.
You know, like they do in places like Sweden. And if you’re interested in moving to Sweden, there’s even a government web portal that walks you through the process—including finding daycare.
Wouldn’t it be nice to actually live in a first world country?

pol102:

Via think-progress:

Debra Harrell, mom who let her 9-year-old play in the park alone, has been fired from her job at McDonald’s.

This is just a sad story all around. If affordable daycare options were available for every working parent, imagine how much better off our entire economy would be. People would be free to make real choices about their careers, regardless of their domestic situation.

You know, like they do in places like Sweden. And if you’re interested in moving to Sweden, there’s even a government web portal that walks you through the process—including finding daycare.

Wouldn’t it be nice to actually live in a first world country?

Jul 22

“It takes a very special make and model of asshole to join a protest where you scream at buses full of children.” — Twitter / baratunde (via azspot)

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Jul 20

“'m minding my business. Are you serious? I didn't do nothing. What'd I do?. Every time you see me, you're messing with me. I'm tired of it. This stops today. Every time you see me, you wanna harass me … I told you last time, please just leave me alone.” — A confrontation between five NYPD officers and an unarmed Staten Island dad ended in the worst way possible on Thursday: the man’s death.  (via micdotcom)

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