We should be grateful to the occupy wall street folks who may just have started the non-violent socio-economic revolution for which we've all been waiting. The democratic character of this movement, the rapidity with which it is spreading, and its breadth give us great hope.(See OWS statement in the above blog entry.)
We who happen to live in Ontario should also be grateful to all those who voted against a potential Hudakian Regime. With Ford and Harper in place, Hudak's victory would surely have created downright despair for progressives here and elsewhere. Instead we have a little room to work now.
We owe Rachel Maddow, Bill Maher, Jon Stewart, and Stephen Colbert thanks, too, for actually giving us the real U.S. news. Would that we had three like this in Canada, though Rick Mercer and This Hour Has 22 Minutes do on occasion make a good effort.
And, finally, we owe deep gratitude to all the progressives around the world who constantly remind us, in big and small ways, that social and economic justice are always worth fighting for in any way one can. A special thanks to three Canadians who have in particular inspired me: Brigette DePape, Kai Nagata, and Naomi Klein.