The Canadian Progressive: Canadian Youth Overcame Harper’s Fair Elections Act, Owned 2015 Federal Election

Brigette DePape was right when she vowed that “despite the Harper government making it harder for us to vote, young people are going to be the game-changers nobody saw coming” during the 2015 federal election. Elections Canada’s 2015 National Youth Survey confirms it. The post Canadian Youth Overcame Harper’s Fair Elections Act, Owned 2015 Federal ...

The Canadian Progressive: Brigette DePape, young activists to Storm the Dorm at university campuses to boost youth voter turnout

On October 5, Brigette DePape and other young activists will “Storm the Dorm” at university campuses to boost youth voter turnout during the 2015 federal election. The post Brigette DePape, young activists to Storm the Dorm at university campuses to boost youth voter turnout appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Brigette DePape, students “Storm the Dorm” to rock the Oct 19 vote

Bridget DePape and youth activists begin cross-country “Storm the Dorm” university campus campaign aimed at boosting youth voter turnout during the October 19 election. The post Brigette DePape, students “Storm the Dorm” to rock the Oct 19 vote appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Quebec’s Second Largest Union To Campaign Against Harper During 2015 Federal Election

The Confederation of National Trade Unions, Quebec’s second-largest labour federation, will campaign against the Harper during the 2015 federal election. The post Quebec’s Second Largest Union To Campaign Against Harper During 2015 Federal Election appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Politics and its Discontents: What A Cynic Might Say

A cynic might say that Joe Oliver’s thinly-concealed plan to double the contribution limits of the Tax-Free Savings Account to $11,000, despite the fact that it will benefit only the affluent, will ensure the re-election of the Harper regime. After all, this is a government that has made a virtual art of appealing to the ...

The Canadian Progressive: Brigette DePape and the youth insurgency against Harper

Why game-changing activist Brigette DePape’s Get Out the Youth Vote tour is a much-needed youth democratic insurgency against Stephen Harper. The post Brigette DePape and the youth insurgency against Harper appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Montreal Simon: Brigette DePape, Michael Harris, and the Stop Harper Movement

When I think about how we might create a mighty movement to help the progressive parties bring down the Con regime.And I am assailed by the usual doubts about whether one person can even hope to make a difference in this filthy Harperland.I remember the brave young Senate page Brigette DePape, who set an example for ...

THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE: Alberta tar sands a “war on the earth”: Brigette DePape

For Canadian activist Brigette DePape, participating in last weekend’s final tar sands Healing Walk in Fort McMurray, Alberta, was akin to “witnessing a war on the earth, and being part of a growing movement to stop it.” The post Alberta tar sands a “war on the earth”: Brigette DePape appeared first on THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE.

THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE: Alberta tar sands a “war on the earth”: Brigette DePape

For Canadian activist Brigette DePape, participating in last weekend’s final tar sands Healing Walk in Fort McMurray, Alberta, was akin to “witnessing a war on the earth, and being part of a growing movement to stop it.” The post Alberta tar sands a “war on the earth”: Brigette DePape appeared first on THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE.

Montreal Simon: Stephen Harper’s Rude Welcome to British Columbia

Well after two weeks in virtual seclusion plotting his comeback, and hiding from the media, Stephen Harper finally stumbled out of his crypt. Jetted off to British Columbia.And got a warm B.C. welcome. Two climate change activists managed to sneak up behind Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Monday just as he was getting ready to start ...

The Canadian Progressive: Harper’s new $1.2B CSEC spy complex “a waste of money”: ShitHarperDid

This is what ShitHarperDid activists had to say Wednesday during a peaceful protest against Harper’s $1.2B CSEC complex in Ottawa: “I SPY A WASTE OF MONEY” The post Harper’s new $1.2B CSEC spy complex “a waste of money”: ShitHarperDid appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: ShitHarperDid to execute “creative action” against Harper’s $1.2B CSEC spy castle

ShitHarperDid to execute a “creative action” at the site of the $1.2 billion “spy castle” Harper is building for the secretive spy agency CSEC in Ottawa. The post ShitHarperDid to execute “creative action” against Harper’s $1.2B CSEC spy castle appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Northern Reflections: She Refuses To Be Quiet

Brigette DePape — who held up that Stop Harper sign during the last throne speech — has greeted this week’s throne speech with the scorn it deserves: Prime Minister Stephen Harper is spending over a billion dollars on a Spy Castle made of shiny glass windows, the most expensive Canadian government building ever constructed. Meanwhile, he ...

The Canadian Progressive: This Christmas, Canadians and First Nations Idle No More

Neither the bitter Canadian winter nor the holiday season are slowing down Chief Theresa Spence and the phenomenal Idle No More movement. Flash mobs and other peaceful protest actions are either under way or planned for the near future, including the ongoing blockade of a CN Rail line in Sarnia, Ontario. Chief Spence, who begins the third ...

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: PowerShift 2012 Concludes With Massive March Against Harper Gvt’s $1.4bn “Polluter Handouts”

The PowerShift 2012 Conference concluded with a raucous “Trick or Treat” march through downtown Ottawa by over 800 conference attendees and local activists. The 4-day conference sought to push the Harper Government to act to stop climate change and social injustice in Canada. And to stop annual handouts of $1.4 billion in Canadian taxpayer money to the “richest, dirtiest corporations in the world.” The conference kicked off last Friday ...

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Power Shift 2012 Conference Begins With Powerful Presentations

Electric young keynote activist speakers and live performances before 1000 attendees kicked off the Power Shift 2012 conference last night at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau. MCs  Brigette DePape and Clayton Thomas-Mueller of set the tone for the rest of the night – and the 4-day conference – when they invited the participants to rousing chants of: ...

What Rush hath wrought: 16-year-old harassed for being a “slut, a prostitute, a horny piece of trash that is out to sleep with every guy in school”

The fallout from Rush Limbaugh’s attack on Sandra Fluke has more far-reaching consequences than the public humiliation Fluke received at the hands of the radio star and the subsequent withdrawal of advertisers from the blowhard’s show. Caught in the headlines suddenly are the young women of America who have become the new Easy A’s of . . . ...

What Rush hath wrought: 16-year-old harassed for being a "slut, a prostitute, a horny piece of trash that is out to sleep with every guy in school"

The fallout from Rush Limbaugh’s attack on Sandra Fluke has more far-reaching consequences that the public humiliation Fluke received at the hands of the radio star and the subsequent withdrawal of advertisers from  the blowhard’s show. Caught in the headlines suddenly are the young women of America who have become the new Easy A’s of their ...

Canadian Progressive World: Activist Communique: Ottawa Rally Against Robo-calls Electoral Fraud

Hundreds of people, including members of parliament, rights activists and average citizens, are expected on Parliament Hill at noon tomorrow to protest the unfolding Robo-calls election scandal. Renowned activist Brigette Depape (pictured) and MPs Pat …Read More

Sandra Fluke gets the Brigette DePape treatment

To Fox News, “slut” + “prostitute” = “Fame-Hungry Activist” Remember Brigette DePape and the sexist, vile treatment she received at the hands of our media and the Conservative party? Welcome to the hatefest, Sandra. Rushbo was just the beginning. Sexism is a complicated business. It’s especially ugly if you are a single, young woman. You ...

Brigette DePape marches on. Shows up at Durban Climate Summit.

Proving she’s no one-hit wonder, Brigette DePape showed up in Durban to peacefully fight for the future of Canada and the world. The inspiration for countless of Canadians after her silent Stop Harper moment, DePape is evolving into a spokesperson for other causes such as preventing further climate change. I’ll let her speak for herself: H/T: . . . ...

Brigette DePape marches on. Shows up at Durban Climate Summit.

Proving she’s no one-hit wonder, Brigette DePape showed up in Durban to peacefully fight for the future of Canada and the world. The inspiration for countless of Canadians after her silent Stop Harper moment, DePape is evolving into a spokesperson for other causes such as preventing further climate change. I’ll let her speak for herself: ...

Ruth Marcus, Emma Sullivan and Brigette DePape

Ruth Marcus thinks you’re deranged There’s nothing worse to a conservative – especially a conservative woman – than to have a non-con woman, especially a young one, stand up to a symbol of authority – particularly if that symbol is a conservative man. Remember Brigette DePape? Her few seconds of quiet revolt against Stephen Harper ...

Sam Brownback tweet insulter won’t apologzie

Hooray for Ellen Sullivan. After being commanded by her cowardly, as-licking principal Karl Krawitz.to apologize to Gov. Sam Brownshirt for a slightly insulting tweet, Sullivan has decided not to surrender to bullying  and censorship.  KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas teenager who wrote a disparaging tweet about Gov. Sam Brownback said Sunday that she is rejecting her high school ...

Brigette DePape, iconic images, and Occupy

While establishment journalists muck around in muddy waders searching for a clue about the Occupy movement, condescending in their attitudes because they do not understand, I look back on perhaps a bit of the genesis of our Canadian versions of Occupy. Brigette DePape. Like the Occupy movement itself, Brigette’s action and the resulting images, may ...