Organization articles

BASICS Creates Women’s Committee

In order to help the growth and development of Basics as an organization, the general membership has created a Women’s Committee. For the working class to organize themselves, we need a media apparatus that reflects our struggles. Although Basics strives to present all issues in a way that addresses the most oppressed and exploited group

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BASICS Community News Service 2011 Year End Report

On December 17, 2011, BASICS Community News Service held its second Annual General Meeting (AGM), just a little over a year after launched as a formal mass organization with a constitution in 2010. The main tasks of the AGM included reviewing the successes of the past year, putting forward suggestions for the upcoming year, and

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There are many ways individuals can get involved with BASICS, as distributors, contributors, programmers with Radio Basics and most importantly, as community organizers. For general inquiries contact: basics.canada[at] This part of the site is still under development – more details forthcoming.


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BASICS Issue #12 Launch Party

BASICS Free Community Newsletter and Toronto Women’s Bookstore Present: BASICS Issue #12 Launch PartyFriday, January 16, 2009, 7-9pmToronto Women’s Bookstore, 73 Harbord St. (at Spadina) From now on, BASICS will be having parties to launch the new issues of our paper. Come out to pick up the new issue, network with other serious community organizers, …

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