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Barbara Anello

"Establishment women just get mad. Activists change the laws."

North Bay, ON, Canada
married, 2 children
Speaks: English, French, Italian
Joined Apr 1, 2006
What I Want to Do:

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DAWN Ontario: DisAbled Women's Network Ontario - Building an inclusive virtual community - banner -- DAWN Ontario DisAbled Women's Network: DAWN ONTARIO is a feminist cross-disability organization working towards access, equity, & full participation of women with disabilities through public education, coalition-building, lobbying, self-advocacy, resource development and information and communication technology; grassroots activism & individual empowerment, virtual activism

Women's Rights Are Human Rights

I joined Care2 on April 1st, 2006 and below is an index of my Shares - petitions, blogs, and alerts, to date.


Petition to End the Clawback of the National Child Benefit Supplement
started April 13, 2006 - 286 signatures to date as at Aug. 30/06
Please SIGN!

Petition to fund treatment for Children with Autism
started April 19, 2006 - 710 signatures to date
as at Aug. 30/06
Please SIGN!


My Personal Blog Entries

Blog: Walking the Path of Justice

Blog: Growing Up Italian in Canada

Blog: How I got involved in the Anti-Poverty movement

Tribute: Care2 Friends


Blog: Funding for the Treatment of Autism referred to the Standing Senate Committee for Study and Report

Alert: Contact MPs to Support Bill C-304 - National Strategy for the Treatment of Autism Act

Blog: Call for a National Autism Strategy

Blog: AUTISM: The Latest Prevalence rates in US - Now 1 in 175

Blog: Autism: The Worst Welfare Disaster in History


UN Experts question Canada’s inaction on poverty, housing, aboriginal rights
People with disabilities excluded from list of marginalized groups in Canada

Blog: The Welfare Wall - Hiding the Truth About Poverty

Blog: Poverty in Canada and the Clawback of the National Child Benefit Supplement

Blog: National Child Benefit Supplement - Backgrounder

Blog: Welfare Fraud: The Constitution of Social Assistance as Crime

Blog: Feminization of Poverty

Blog: Women's Call to ACTION - to End Poverty

Blog: Painting Poor People with the Same Brush

Blog: Sara Anderson ends hunger strike, the struggle to raise social assistance rates continues!

Blog: Sara Anderson's Hunger Strike

Blog: Tax credits available to people with diabetes

Blog: Education Savings Program launched to help break poverty cycle

Alert: Ontario Budget 2006: Pay Cut for the Poor - Please Sign Open Letter


Blog: R.E.A.L. Women of Canada's lobby efforts to disband both Status of Women Canada & the Standing Committee on the Status of Women

Alert: CEDAW - Email the President & the Senate to Commit to Women's Equality

Blog: Providing Tools for Social Justice & Equality for All Women

Blog: Mr. Harper, on Mothers Day, women want more that just flowers: we want real equality now!

NAWL Mother's Day Statement

Blog: Take Back Mother's Day - March & Protest - May 14th 2006

Blog: Women's Call to ACTION

CEDAW 25th Anniversary Event
FAFIA Invitation - May 17

Announcing National Elizabeth Fry Week: May 8-14, 2006
Theme: Women in Community

Where Are the Women? Kirby Report is hit and miss, advocates for women's mental health say
Working Group Releases Background Overview of Women, Mental Health, Mental Illness and Addiction in Canada

Blog: Globally, the media shows little interest in women's issues
by Kamala Sarup - reprinted with permission from the Author

Blog: Harper's Child Care Plan

Alert: Write to Prime Minister Harper re Women's Equality-Seeking Groups

Alert: URGENT ACTION NEEDED: Women in Brazil Attacked

Blog: Feminist Principles, Practices & Processes

Blog: New - Women's Human Rights Resources

Blog: Where is the Money for Women's Rights?

Message: Women and Reproductive Rights in El Salvador

Alert: Call for Letters in support of increased core funding for women's equality-seeking groups -
''R.E.A.L. Women" lobbying to have Status of Women Canada disbanded

Message: Carnival of Feminists

Blog: Resource for Feminist Blogs & Websites

Alert: Sign Petition -- Evicted: McGill Sexual Assault Centre

Blog: Global Advancement of Women: Barriers and Best Practices

Blog: Feminization of Poverty

Blog: Is Motherhood an Obstacle to Women's Economic Equality?

Message: Are women human?

Alert: Canadian Women's Groups call for improvements in Canada Social Transfer

Alert: Campaign against Exploitation of Women in Biotechnology

Alert: CODE BLUE for CHILD CARE - A Canada wide campaign to protect child care

Top 10 List: My Top 10 Canadian Women's Organizations' Websites


Blog: Women's Call to ACTION -
A Woman Stuck In Poverty... Is A Woman Stuck In Abuse

Blog: Sexual Assault Prevention Month

Blog: Article: Rape Affects Many Women


Alert: Bill C-252 An Act to Amend the Divorce Act to allow terminally ill patients the right to see their children before dying


Blog: Bill 208, the Protection of Fundamental Freedoms (Marriage) Statues Amendment Act - FOTF / IMFC Watch

Message: Chrysler Ad drives Gay Activists crazy


Blog: Petition/Open Letter to Cdn PM demanding Gov't of Canada Stop Supporting Israeli Violence

Alert: Ontario Legislature Gives Controversial Bill 107 Approval on Second Reading & Refers the Bill to the Standing Committee for Public Hearings - Put in your Request Now to Make a Presentation to Standing Committee Hearings

Alert: Bill C-252 An Act to Amend the Divorce Act to allow terminally ill patients the right to see their children before dying

Alert: Bill 107 Action Kit - proposed Human Rights Code Amendment Act

Blog: Canadian Politics: What's The U.N. Know Anyway? [SATIRE]

Blog: Bill 208, the Protection of Fundamental Freedoms (Marriage) Statues Amendment Act - FOTF / IMFC Watch

Blog: Responses to the May 2, 2006 Federal Budget - Canada

Blog: Disabilty-Related Tidbits from the Federal Budget 2006

Message: Apostle of transparency: Harper developing into most secretive PM in history

Blog: Online Pre-Budget Consultations for Budget 2006 and Beyond

Blog: How'd They Vote?: A Resource for Political Accountability

Alert: Ontario Budget 2006: Pay Cut for the Poor - Please Sign Open Letter

Alert: Website Launched Opposing May 2006 Canada Census


Alert: Send Foreign Affairs Critic this message: Troops out of Afghanistan!


Alert: Ontario Legislature Gives Controversial Bill 107 Approval on Second Reading & Refers the Bill to the Standing Committee for Public Hearings - Put in your Request Now to Make a Presentation to Standing Committee Hearings

Alert: Sign Petition - re Falun Gong's Peaceful Protest in front of Chinese Consulate in Vancouver

Alert: Sign on to the Open Letter to Premier McGuinty re: Bill 107, the Human Rights Code Amendment Act, 2006

Alert: Bill 107 Action Kit - proposed Human Rights Code Amendment Act

Blog: Canadian Politics: What's The U.N. Know Anyway? [SATIRE]

Preliminary Response to the McGuinty Government's Human Rights Bill

Blog: Proposed Reforms to the Ontario Human Rights Code

Alert: Discussion Paper on Strengthening Ontario's Human Rights Commission & Tribunal

Alert: Calls for Letters to Editor re Ontario Government's proposals to weaken the Ontario Human Rights Commission

Alert: Call for Email Letters to Editor Responding to Media Article


Message: WALK to STOP the Dump Expansion on EARTH Day

Message: Environment: No Will - No Way


Blog: New Maine Law Expands to Protect Pets


Alert: Activist ToolKits from DAWN Ontario

Personal Professional Contact Singles
Joined Apr 1, 2006 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Meeting Friends, Support a Cause 
Group Host of none yet
Groups AUTISM Research, Resources, and Reality, Amnesty International, Buddhism, CANADIANS PROACTIVE & GLOBAL CITIZENS, Equal Rights for Women, Greenpeace, Healthy Cooking, Human Rights Network, Human Rights Watch,, Ontario Cares2, Parents of Children in the Autism Spectrum
Hometown North Bay, Ontario, CANADA 
Birthday May 28  
Languages English, French, Italian  
About Me I'm an equality rights activist / advocate in Canada, based in North Bay Ontario, actively involved in social justice and human rights issues.

I'm the publisher of DAWN Ontario, a progressive, feminist website promoting social justice & the advancement of equality rights through education, research, advocacy, coalition-building, resource development, & information technology.

I/We work to illuminate the causes & multidimensional consequences of the growing inequality of wealth, income, power & opportunity in Canada; and to move this critical national problem onto the front burner of Canadian politics and public discourse.
  Introduce yourself to Barbara
Pets Fish  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning
Eating Habits Keep it Healthy  
Wild Fact About Me I share my birthday and year of birth (May 28, 1959) with the stupid Barbie Doll who was patented by Mattel on the day I was born.
My Philosophy Establishment women just get mad. Activists change the laws.
What Gives Me Hope Young Activists
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Eliminate the clawback of the National Child Benefit Supplement in the province of Ontario, then I would resign.
What/who changed my life and why Man's Search for Meaning ... Although Frankl calls himself an existentialist, his is not the existentialism of despair of Sartre or Camus. Frankl is a scientist who believes that a valuable method of learning is to gather empirical knowledge from experience. He wholeheartedly embraces life and believes we can make our lives rich with meaning.
What Bugs Me  
What Scares Me  
Role Models parents  
Quotation Injustice anywhere is a threat to Justice Everywhere.
Interests Fitness, Equality Rights, Alternative Media, Technology  
Music Rolling Stones, Stones, Van Morrison, the Doors, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Janis Joplin, B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Willy (aka Mink) Deville, Eric Clapton, Andrea Bocelli, Zucchero, Tangerine Dream, Bellini, Verdi, Schubert, Offenbach, Schumann, Moz  
Movies Braveheart, Gladiator, Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, Star Wars, It's a Wonderful Life, To Kill a Mockingbird, Casablanca, Planet of the Apes, Goodfellas, Rocky, Taxi Driver, Ice Age, Shrek  
TV Shows Sopranos, Big Love, Huff, Simpsons, Futurama, Family Guy, Boston Legal, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, 60 Minutes, South Park  
Favorite Foods Lobster, Shrimp, Cheese, fruit, Olives, mini pickles, thin crust Pizza, Avacados, Pineapple, Bing Cherries, Figs, Italian, Thai, Chinese  
Favorite Places Italy, beach, the Carribean, the Sea, Mountains, Cape Cod, La Jolla  
Can't Live Without Sun, Sea, Clean Air, Fresh Water, Espresso, -)  
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    May 22, 2013 6:33 AM

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    Barbara...Wishing my friend a beautiful day 
    Hopes and dreams I'm sending your way 
    May all be good and all come true 
    On this very special day for you!

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    happy birthday barbara.. with love, negda
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    wishing you the best barbara! love, neg

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    Have a good one May 28th Barbara
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      Brightest Blessings To You & Yours  
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    big hugs for you my dear barbara! 
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    Be Happy, Be Well!
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    Rosemary L. (11)

    Now that I finally took the time to peruse this site, I found out how to write a comment about Barbara!  I have never had the privilege to meet Barbara other than online and by telephone but I have to say she is one of the top ten people in my life who have been an inspiration, support and true friend.  I find Barbara to be caring to the point where she has let her own health suffer in order to help others.  She has probably less time than most people but never fails those who rely on her for guidance or a kind word.  This is one fabulous woman that I have been so privileged to know and one day I am going to make the trip to go and see her.  To be five minutes in her company would be the icing on the cake!  There are not many people that I admire so well but those I do place in the same category are as exceptional as Barbara!

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