Al Quds Day Toronto: Speaker Calls For Israelis To Be Killed

Advocating genocide

  • 318. (1) Every one who advocates or promotes genocide is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years.

Public incitement of hatred

  • 319. (1) Every one who, by communicating statements in any public place, incites hatred against any identifiable group where such incitement is likely to lead to a breach of the peace is guilty of
    • (a) an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years; or
    • (b) an offence punishable on summary conviction.
  • Marginal note:Wilful promotion of hatred

    (2) Every one who, by communicating statements, other than in private conversation, wilfully promotes hatred against any identifiable group is guilty of

    • (a) an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years; or
    • (b) an offence punishable on summary conviction.

 

 

 

 

U.S.A: Wal-Mart’s low wages cost taxpayers

It’s not enough to make ends meet for the 21-year-old single mother. Stinnett and her son are on MediCal, the California Medicaid program. She relies on food stamps for her son, and borrows money from her family to buy diapers and pay rent.

That’s because in the last six months, Stinnett has been scheduled to work 20 hours or fewer a week, which isn’t enough to qualify for Wal-Mart benefits.

“I’m barely scraping by with what I make,” she said. “I have no money whatsoever for emergencies.”

 

 

The cost of low wages at Wal-Mart (WMT, Fortune 500) are at the center of a new report released last week by the Democratic staff of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Low wages are an issue across the economy, but Wal-Mart, as the country’s largest private employer, has long faced closer scrutiny than other companies.

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According to the report, the cost of Wal-Mart’s low wages isn’t just felt by workers like Stinnett, but also transferred to American taxpayers. The report zeroes in on Wal-Mart in Wisconsin. That’s because the state releases information on how many workers are enrolled in its public health care program broken down by employer.

At the end of 2012, there were 3,216 Wal-Mart employees who were enrolled in Wisconsin public health care programs, more than any other employer. Add in the dependents of Wal-Mart workers and the total jumps up to 9,207.

Factoring in what taxpayers contribute for public programs, the report estimated that one Wal-Mart supercenter employing 300 workers could cost taxpayers at least $904,000 annually.

http://money.cnn.com/2013/06/04/news/companies/walmart-medicaid/index.html

Mcqueen got caught advertising for free, full-time labour

 

British fashion house Alexander McQueen has been forced to apologise after putting out an advert for a full-time, unpaid internship for a fashion student to work at their London studio.

 

The ad in question was circulated around various fashion and design colleges around the capital, and requested a “talented knitwear student” to work in the studio five days a week, nine and a half hours a day for up to 11 months. It further specified that only travel expenses would be paid, as well as just £60 per month in lunch vouchers.

 

The apology came after Shelly Asquith, president of the University of the Arts London Student Union, spotted the request and, angered by the design house’s abuse of free, student labour, decided to write them a letter explaining as such.

 

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The apology came after Shelly Asquith, president of the University of the Arts London Student Union, spotted the request and, angered by the design house’s abuse of free, student labour, decided to write them a letter explaining as such.

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“As if studying for a degree in arts and design wasn’t a financial burden enough, your email requests students to work for free for up to 11 months in your studio, and all they will receive in return is a meal voucher,” begins the letter. Asquith then goes on to point out the “bitter irony” that a twill-woven jacket from McQueen’s latest collection costs £8,930, an amount that almost equals the university fees a fashion student pays each year.

“No amount of luxury is worth the slaving away of an unpaid worker,” she wrote. “That students are spending months creating these pieces of clothing and not seeing any return is downright disgraceful and the label should be ashamed.”

Asquith later states that what the company were asking the intern to do – ‘knitting on a domestic machine and making knitted samples, as well as research, CAD, presentation and organising of the collection’ – can be clearly defined as integral ‘work’, meaning that under UK law the student should be paid the National Minimum Wage.

In response, McQueen claim the advert was “issued in error and was not in accordance with our HR policy”.

“In line with UK government guidance, Alexander McQueen has a strict policy of only accepting interns where the student is required to complete a placement as part of their higher or further education studies,” the design house told the                 Huffington Post.                

Speaking to                 The Telegraph                , Asquith called unpaid work an “endemic within the fashion industry”, and called for the poor practise to be exposed so that the law can be enforced.

“I was particular sorry to see unpaid interns being used at McQueen as Alexander [the design house’s late founder] himself he was an alumnus of our university, and in his will donated to a bursury scheme at Central Saint Martins (one our our colleges) for poor students to access,” she said.

“His ethos seemed so removed from the current practise of non-payment and exploitation, and given his [working class] background it seems unlikely he’d have ever have been able to afford to do an unpaid internship. Many talented students may have trouble succeeding in art and design because they just aren’t able to get the inital experience, because so many placements don’t pay a wage.”

The issue of extended unpaid internships within the fashion industry is ever-present. Many fashion students are forced to undertake unpaid positions in the belief that is ‘the done thing’ and that in order to progress in their careers, they must.

In 2011, Stella McCartney was forced to close down its much-criticised unpaid work experience programme after pressure from student campaigners, but many design houses still operate on a no-pay basis.

 

http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/news-features/TMG10219056/McQueen-apologises-for-advertising-unpaid-full-time-internship.html