Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Canada’s corporate media “boycotted” PowerShift 2012 conference

by Obert Madondo | Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/obert-madondo/aboriginal-canada_b_2062293.html The media largely boycotted the youth-led Power Shift 2012 conference, which took place in Ottawa and Gatineau last weekend. The four-day conference brought together more than 1,000 youth from across Canada (a Google search of “Power Shift 2012″ followed by the names of major Canadian newspapers turns up nothing). It called on the Harper ...

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Winona LaDuke media interview at PowerShift Canada 2012

Winona LaDuke, a Harvard-educated economist and activist, speaks candidly about food, energy and Indigenous sovereignty during PowerShift 2012.

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: PowerShift 2012 Conference Day 1 (VIDEO)

More than 1000 youth from across Canada are currently gathered in Ottawa for the for the PowerShift 2012 conference. The 4-day conference seeks to push the Harper Government to act to stop climate change and social injustice, and end annual handouts of “$1.4 billion in taxpayer money to the richest, dirtiest corporations in the world.” More on The Canadian Progressive’s coverage of PowerShift 2012: The ...

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: ...

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: 1000 youth converge in Ottawa to demand just solutions to climate and economic crises

by We Are Powershift From October 26 to October 29, 1000 youth from across the country will converge at Power Shift 2012 in Ottawa to galvanize a broad movement pushing the federal government to aggressively reduce carbon emissions and tackle the corporations that are fueling climate change, building on the momentum of the tar sands pipeline ...

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: The Canadian Progressive covers Power Shift 2012

The Canadian Progressive’s publisher and progressive political blogger, Obert Madondo, will be reporting on the 4-day Power Shift 2012 conference taking place in Ottawa and Gatineau on October 26-29, 2012. More than 1000 youth from across Canada are expected for the conference, which seeks to “galvanize a broad movement” pushing the Harper Government to  act to ...