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.”
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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.
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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.
This show had a great sense of pacing punctuated by confessional monologues in between political skits, shedding some light onto the person behind the persona. By raising questions about identity, whether Canadian, queer, or both, the show is inherently political and subversive, while also heartfelt (Read more…)
Britain to launch national day of action against austerity.
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Every Thursday night at 7, Casseroles in front of the church. Small but fun crowd tonight, hope to see you there soon!!
Weather was better, nice group of people, and the hilarious comedian, Fred Dube!
Quebecers protesting austerity continues every Thursday night at 7.
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 The cost of the groceries is automatically withdrawn from your bank account, and then the groceries are delivered.
For the people living in apartments ending in the numbers 1-3, this is exactly what happens, almost 100% of the time. On the very rare occasions the groceries don’t arrive, the customer (Read more…)
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.
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.
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The BC Civil Liberties Association says the recent RCMP arrests on Burnaby Mountain, and the civil contempt charges laid, “could be found illegitimate.”
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Hundreds of activists are expected at the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa this evening for a vigil for slain African American teenager Michael Brown.
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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.
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Today, The Canadian Progressive joins millions of websites, digital rights organizations and Internet freedom fighters demanding stronger “net neutrality” protections.
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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 four contracts to purchase riot equipment ranging from shields to stab vests. The ministry also finalised its purchase of a new truck-mounted water cannon, an anti-riot measure used during Spain‘s dictatorship and the transition to democracy but little seen in recent years. Despite attempts (Read more…)
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 was professor Tomas Ries, currently with the Swedish Institute for International Affairs. Geoff writes:
Ries sees the central threat to “security” in a violent “conflict between unequal socioeconomic classes in global society,” which were “in vertical asymmetric tensions in the global (Read more…)
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 by the Ontario Provincial Police earlier today.
The activists had occupied the site since Monday last week, arguing that the construction posed “a danger to people, animals, land, and water.”
In an earlier press release, the activists said, “the (Read more…)
On Tuesday, peaceful “Dam Line 9″ activists occupying an Enbridge Line 9 pipeline construction site in southwestern Ontario defied a police deadline to leave.
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On Tuesday, a group of twenty mothers and families occupied NDP MP Don Davies’ office in Vancouver in support of Palestine.
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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.”
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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.
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NDP MP Don Davies has told a downtown Ottawa protest that the Harper Conservatives’ ongoing negotiations on the TPP are unnecessarily secretive.
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40 journalists write to CBC President and CEO Hubert Lacroix and Executive Vice-President Heather Conway to protest plans to nuke the CBC documentary team.
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Democracy Now! discusses the stuff you won’t see on TV during the ongoing 2014 World Cup competition in Brazil: poverty, protests, tear gas, and displaced favela fesidents.
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