Things Are Good: How to be an Activist

Many people are troubled with the state of global politics and maybe you’re one of those bothered people. What are you going to do about it? Over at Grist they have a simple guide to being an effective activist for your cause (and I’m sure it’s a good one!). In order to be effective you ...

Parchment in the Fire: Thousands march to mark 1973 student revolt, protest against austerity | News | ekathimerini.com

Thousands of Greeks vented frustration at their economic lot on Thursday as they marched in Athens to mark the anniversary of the bloody 1973 student uprising that helped topple the then-military junta. Source: Thousands march to mark 1973 student revolt, protest against austerity | News | ekathimerini.com Filed under: Eurozone crisis Tagged: Austerity, Eurozone Crisis, ...

PostArctica: Stand With Standing Rock – Montreal

Got down late and they had already started marching but I caught up with them on Saint Antoine as they were turning up Saint Alexandre. Going to quote from the organizer’s Facebook page as I go along. “Join us in a peaceful protest in solidarity with water defenders and frontline communities at Standing Rock, who ...

The Canadian Progressive: Alberta Man Fined $543 for Displaying ‘Fuck Harper’ Sign on His Car

An Alberta man was recently slapped with a $543 ticket by the RCMP for decorating the back of his car with a protest sign that boldly declared: “Fuck Harper.” The post Alberta Man Fined $543 for Displaying ‘Fuck Harper’ Sign on His Car appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Cowichan Conversations: Council of Canadians Ready to Heave Steve

They have a HEAVE STEVE banner and are planning to meet under the City of Duncan sign just south of Duncan at 5 pm on Thursday, July 2nd. Everyone is invited. If you could Read more…

Art Threat: Montreal Fringe: Laureen: Queen of the Tundra

As an American expat unfamiliar with the pop-cultural aspect of Canadian politics, a lot of the jokes in Laureen: Queen of the Tundra went over my head. However, it is to the performers’ credit that this did not distract from their commentary about the fluidity of gender and culture, against the rigidity of modern politics. ...

Parchment in the Fire: Britain to launch national day of action against austerity

Britain to launch national day of action against austerity. Filed under: Austerity Tagged: Austerity, Capitalism, Protest, UK

PostArctica: Casseroles Tonight

Every Thursday night at 7, Casseroles in front of the church. Small but fun crowd tonight, hope to see you there soon!!

Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Ontario’s Sex Education

As Frank Zappa sang in his 1968 song, What’s The Ugliest Part Of Your Body?: What’s the ugliest Part of your body? What’s the ugliest Part of your body? Some say your nose Some say your toes I think it’s your mind, your mind, I think it’s YOUR MIND, woo woo I’m not a fan ...

PostArctica: Thursday Night Casseroles

Weather was better, nice group of people, and the hilarious comedian, Fred Dube! Quebecers protesting austerity continues every Thursday night at 7.

Politics, Re-Spun: An Analogy For Understanding Violent Protest In Baltimore

Let’s say you live in an apartment building, and the only way to buy groceries was to order them and have them delivered to your apartment. Everyone is told “To place your order, simply call this toll free number, state your name, address, and what you want to purchase.” The cost of the groceries is ...

PostArctica: Cold Casseroles

A small group of hearty folks showed up tonight despite the cold and threat of rain.  Every Thursday night at 7 until further notice. Quebecers protesting austerity. General event facebook page. Verdun facebook page.

The Canadian Progressive: “Bill C-51 is reckless and dangerous,” says OpenMedia’s Steve Anderson

Testifying before the House of Commons public safety committee on Monday, OpenMedia’s Steve Anderson said Harper’s anti-terror Bill C-51 is dangerous, reckless and ineffective. The post “Bill C-51 is reckless and dangerous,” says OpenMedia’s Steve Anderson appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Many Burnaby Mountain arrests may have been illegitimate, says BCCLA

The BC Civil Liberties Association says the recent RCMP arrests on Burnaby Mountain, and the civil contempt charges laid, “could be found illegitimate.” The post Many Burnaby Mountain arrests may have been illegitimate, says BCCLA appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: #BlackLivesMatter: Ottawa Vigil For Michael Brown, Against Police Violence

Hundreds of activists are expected at the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa this evening for a vigil for slain African American teenager Michael Brown. The post #BlackLivesMatter: Ottawa Vigil For Michael Brown, Against Police Violence appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: #GlobalNoDrones: First global day of action against surveillance and killer drones

On Saturday, October 4, 2014, thousands of people around the world are expected to protest the burgeoning use of drones for surveillance and extrajudicial killings. The post #GlobalNoDrones: First global day of action against surveillance and killer drones appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: The Canadian Progressive Joins Global Net Neutrality Protest

Today, The Canadian Progressive joins millions of websites, digital rights organizations and Internet freedom fighters demanding stronger “net neutrality” protections. The post The Canadian Progressive Joins Global Net Neutrality Protest appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Parchment in the Fire: Spain prepares for an autumn of discontent by buying €1bn of riot gear | World news | The Guardian

Spain prepares for an autumn of discontent by buying €1bn of riot gear | World news | The Guardian. The Spanish government is readying itself for an autumn of discontent, spending nearly €1bn on riot gear for police units as disparate protest groups prepare a string of demonstrations. Since June, the interior ministry has tendered ...

The Disaffected Lib: Could Harper Deploy Troops Against Canadians?

I was taken aback by a post from Geoff Kennedy at Parchment in the Fire entitled, “EU Advisors Advocate use of Military Against Strikes and Protests | Global Research.” The thrust of this report is that military forces should be employed to defend the interests of the extremely wealthy from unrest among the masses.  The key author ...

The Canadian Progressive: Five Peaceful Anti-Enbridge Line 9 Activists Arrested

by: Obert Madondo Follow @Obiemad | Published Sun. Aug 10, 2014 Protesters occupying Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline construction site in Ontario on Aug 4, 2014. (Photo: Dam Line 9/Tumblr) Five of the peaceful Dam Line 9 Blockade activists who had been occupying an Enbridge Line 9 pipeline construction site in southwestern Ontario for almost a week were arrested ...

The Canadian Progressive: Activists Refuse to Leave Enbridge’s Line 9 Construction Site

On Tuesday, peaceful “Dam Line 9” activists occupying an Enbridge Line 9 pipeline construction site in southwestern Ontario defied a police deadline to leave. The post Activists Refuse to Leave Enbridge’s Line 9 Construction Site appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Canadian support for Palestine: Mothers and Families for Gaza occupy MP Don Davies’ office

On Tuesday, a group of twenty mothers and families occupied NDP MP Don Davies’ office in Vancouver in support of Palestine. The post Canadian support for Palestine: Mothers and Families for Gaza occupy MP Don Davies’ office appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Dam Line 9: Protest Occupation of Line 9 Construction Site Begins

In Ontario, peaceful activists have stopped construction work on an Enbridge Line 9 pipeline site, arguing that Line 9 posed “a danger to people, animals, land, and water.” The post Dam Line 9: Protest Occupation of Line 9 Construction Site Begins appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: In Ottawa, protesters denounce Harper’s support of Israel

In Ottawa on Tuesday, July 22, hundreds of pro-Palestine protesters denounced Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s uncompromising support of Israel and its ongoing war crimes in Gaza. The post In Ottawa, protesters denounce Harper’s support of Israel appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: TPP trade talks too secret, NDP MP Don Davies says

NDP MP Don Davies has told a downtown Ottawa protest that the Harper Conservatives’ ongoing negotiations on the TPP are unnecessarily secretive. The post TPP trade talks too secret, NDP MP Don Davies says appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.