- LowLife n. low•lifeˈloʊˌlaɪf(n.)(pl.)-lifes.-lives
- 1. a member of the outerclass comprised of (e.g.) prostitutes, addicts, alcoholics, the mentally ill, beggars, petty criminals, trolls, anarchists, welfare mothers, and uncontrollable wobblers.
- 2. a disreputable or deviant lifestyle
- One Throttled Voice ...
- Homeless Heroism
- “The street’s on fire in a real death waltz …”
- Sinai Tapestry (off-topic)
- Wasting the meaning and losing the rhyme
- Offered Without Comment (‘Cause Mom Said Don’t Speak When You’re Angry)
- Fentanyl, Your Last Train Home.
- Promises … promises
- Rotting On Remand
- Senior Toronto police officer found guilty of misconduct for ordering mass arrest at the G20 summit in 2010
- Justice Delayed: Bus Shelter Killers Get Life
- I broke the windows at the logging company, just to get a little release
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- Noel Coward"I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me."
- Anonymous"Liberals are very broadminded: they are always willing to give careful consideration to both sides of the same side."
- Frank Zappa"The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced."
- Thomas Neill"Of those who say nothing, few are silent."
- Noel Coward
- Grain giants and family farmers -- the untold story of losing the Canadian Wheat Board June 26, 2019Food & HealthPolitics in CanadaThese are not great days for farmers across Canada. A drought in many parts of the Prairies prompted worried looks and constant gazes skyward for any sign of cloud cover. Then, at almost the final hour for many, it rained -- lots of rain. In some places seeded crops had yet to germinate, but then the rain came. As I write, […]rabble staff
- Trans youth challenging barriers to gender-affirming health care June 25, 2019June 25, 2019Trans youth challenging barriers to gender-affirming health careKaeden Seburn and Jay Burns talk about SAEFTY Ottawa, a group of trans and gender-diverse youth using research and advocacy to reduce barriers youth face in accessing gender-affirming health care.rabble staff
- Extinction Rebellion stages 'bitumen spill' outside prime minister's office June 25, 2019EnvironmentPolitical ActionIn response to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's approval of the Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline on June 18, Extinction Rebellion Ottawa organized a "bitumen spill" the following afternoon outside his office in downtown Ottawa. Extinction Rebellion billed the action as "taking the Trans Mountain fight to the pri […]rabble staff
- Our emerging civilization June 25, 2019Among progressives few dreams are more resonant than the hope of building another, better, world. Peering into the shimmering crystal ball however does not seem to reveal much hope. The post-911 period has witnessed the deployment of large armies throughout the Middle East and Africa, appearing to confirm that peace between various "civilizations" […]rabble staff
- Grain giants and family farmers -- the untold story of losing the Canadian Wheat Board June 26, 2019
- Public Acrimony Meets Political Circus As Tories Consider Next UK Prime Minister June 25, 2019“The only way to give the people of Britain the respect and democracy they deserve is to have a general election and let us decide who is going to lead us through profoundly turbulent times.”noah
- “No Pasaran”: Catalan Political Prisoners, Rising Fascism And Spain's Show Trial June 20, 2019"If [Spanish] police violence could not stop thousands of people from voting in the referendum, does anyone believe that a sentence will cause Catalans to stop fighting for their rights?"noah
- Fed Up With the System, Young Voters Engage for 2020 June 18, 2019A recent poll indicates that young voters are energized and mobilized six months after the midterms – and could play a significant role shaking up the White House, Congress and state governments.noah
- Some 2 Million Hong Kong Protesters Return to the Streets June 18, 2019Protesters filled Hong Kong’s streets again on Sunday, cramming subway stations and turning roads into a sea of black to protest their government’s handling of a proposal to allow extraditions to China.noah
- Public Acrimony Meets Political Circus As Tories Consider Next UK Prime Minister June 25, 2019
Category Archives: Public Awareness
From the NY Times LONDON — For Chris Parker, the arena’s entrance area might have seemed like a good place to ask people for money. Stephen Jones had found a spot nearby to sleep. Now, the two men, both homeless, … Continue reading
From the Toronto Star Now get to work on homeless deaths: Editorial There’s an old business adage that you can’t manage what you don’t measure. If you don’t know the size of a problem and how it’s changing over time, … Continue reading
I feel for my brothers and sisters, on and off the street. Life’s always a bitch, but it’s worse when everyone is pretending to be happy. My most poignant memory of Xmas eve was when I was working for … Continue reading
‘Patient is VSA’: Dispatch calls from Ottawa man’s fatal encounter with police
When I was shuffling around the streets of lowertowm, a smart middle class boy trying to get straight, there were dangers, but none I felt afraid of for myself. There were drugs. Lots of drugs Heroin still took a few … Continue reading
I’ve been very neglectful of this blog, particularly now that our fellow LowLives are under siege all across North America. I make this brief promise to try to do better. My sort-of motto was to be the voice of the … Continue reading