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The Canadian Progressive: Air Canada should cancel request for Transport Canada exemption: CUPE

by: CUPE | Press Release:

Ottawa, July 12, 2013 – As more details emerge following Asiana flight 214’s tragic crash in San Francisco on Saturday July 6th, CUPE flight attendants are hoping that Air Canada learns from the flight attendant ratio on the airplane at the time of the accident.

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The Canadian Progressive: Sovereignty Summer: Idle No More Launches New Website

by: Obert Madondo | @Obiemad:

Idle No More protest on Parliament Hill, Ottawa. Dec 2012 (Photo: Obert Madondo)

The Idle No More movement just launched a new, activism-oriented, social media-friendly website!

The launch coincides with the beginning of Sovereignty Summer (#SovSummer), an education and action-based campaign focused on Indigenous Rights and in defense of . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Sovereignty Summer: Idle No More Launches New Website

The Canadian Progressive: Londoners arrested for protesting petrocrat Stephen Harper, tar sands

By: Obert Madondo Twitter: @Obiemad

Activists outside the British Parliament protest Canada’s tar sands. (Photo: Facebook/Idle No More UK Solidarity Action)

Environmental activists protesting “petrocrat” Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and our dirty tar sands were arrested at the British Parliament earlier today, The Guardian (UK) and other media report.

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The Canadian Progressive: Massive anti-tar sands protest to greet PM Stephen Harper in London

By: Obert Madondo Twitter: @Obiemad

A massive anti-tar sands protest will greet Prime Minister Stephen Harper when he arrives in London on Thursday en route to the June 17-18 G8 summit in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland.

The UK Tar Sands Network and a coalition of environmentalists hope to show Harper “that there is huge opposition . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Massive anti-tar sands protest to greet PM Stephen Harper in London

The Canadian Progressive: World increasingly dangerous for refugees and migrants, says Amnesty International

Global inaction on human rights is making the world an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said today as it launched its annual assessment of the world’s human rights.

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The Canadian Progressive: Montreal Police Violated Protesters’ Rights During Student Protests, Says Report

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: The Montreal Police violated the rights of protesters during the 2012 student protests, says a new 47-page report based on 384 witness accounts. The report, called ”Testimonies of the Student Strike: Repression And Discrimination,” was compiled by ASSÉ, Quebec’s largest student federation, in association with the Quebec Human . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Montreal Police Violated Protesters’ Rights During Student Protests, Says Report

The Canadian Progressive: Over 70 Community Groups Demand Cancellation of “Border Security” Reality TV Show

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Over 70 community groups have signed a letter demanding the immediate cancellation of anti-immigrant reality TV show, Border Security. The letter is addressed to Public Safety Minister Vic…

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The Canadian Progressive: ‘Idle No More’ Inspires Canada’s First Nations

Via Aljazeera / YouTube: An aboriginal protest movement in Canada has captivated the country and gained supporters around the world. But can Idle No More and the rest of Canada’s indigenous community come together and force the government to act? Guests: Grand Chief Derek Nepinak, Pamela Palmater, and Tim Powers. […]

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The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Occupy Love (2013): Official Trailer (Video)

We recommend:Occupy Wall Street 1 Year Later: A Roundtable DiscussionOccupied Ottawa to celebrate one year anniversaryOn Wednesday in Ottawa, Occupy This!Liberal leadership race: Garneau calls on Trudeau to take a stand FBI knew of plot to kill OWS activists, remained silent

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The Canadian Progressive: FBI knew of plot to kill OWS activists, remained silent

  The FBI knew of plot to kill OWS activists, remained silent. Only one month into the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations in 2011, plans were formulated to identify key figures in the movement and execute them with a coordinated assault using sniper rifles, documents reveal. MORE The Canadian Progressive recommends: FBI “plot to identify and . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: FBI knew of plot to kill OWS activists, remained silent

The Canadian Progressive: Forward On Climate Rally, Washington D.C., Feb 17: Twitter Stream

Forward on Climate Rally, Washington D.C., Feb 17: Twitter Stream Tweets by @ClimateForward The Canadian Progressive recommends: HISTORY: #ForwardOnClimate Rally in Washington, D.C., Feb. 17 Canada’s tar sands are the fifth largest climate threat in the world Grammy-award winning rapper Eve to perform at Forward On Climate rally

The Canadian Progressive: Forward On Climate Rally, Washington D.C., Feb 17: PHOTOSTREAM

Forward On Climate Rally, Washington D.C., Feb 17: PHOTOSTREAM The Canadian Progressive recommends: HISTORY: #ForwardOnClimate Rally in Washington, D.C., Feb. 17  

The Canadian Progressive: Excessive corporate rights in Canada-EU CETA trade deal unacceptable to Canadians and Europeans

Transatlantic Statement Opposing Excessive Corporate Rights (Investor-State Dispute Settlement) in the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) By Trade Justice Network | Feb. 5, 2013: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM and OTTAWA, ONTARIO and MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Labour, environmental, Indigenous, women’s, academic, health sector and fair trade organizations from Europe, Canada and Quebec representing more than 65 . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Excessive corporate rights in Canada-EU CETA trade deal unacceptable to Canadians and Europeans

The Canadian Progressive: “Common Causes” launches with actions in 25 Canadian cities, support for Idle No More

New social movement assembly launches to take on the Harper agenda by Council of Canadians | Jan. 28, 2013: OTTAWA – Community actions are being held in 25 cities across Canada today to step up the opposition to Stephen Harper’s agenda. Community members will gather as part of the launch of Common Causes, a new . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: “Common Causes” launches with actions in 25 Canadian cities, support for Idle No More