Stories about or relevant to locations in Eastern Ontario that is east of a line from Carlton to Perth including those cities
By Zach Ruiter and Misha Synder
George Horton’s Toronto G20 Summit trial was set to conclude on February 14th 2012 but it has been held over to May 16th 2012. Horton plead to three counts of Attempted Mischief and is still on trial for assault, intimidation, and obstruct a police officer involving cruiser number 766. Horton was arrested in Peterborough Ontario on September 28th 2010 and delivered to the G20 investigation team and then spent one week incarcerated in Toronto West Detention Centre. George’s case has been on going for approximately sixteen months. This online-documentary was filmed in Peterborough Ontario on February 5th 2012 at a local café, and the apartment Horton shares with his partner Jennifer, their dog Kasey, a cat, and a rabbit.
On October 15, Ottawa joined with 1700 cities across the globe as part of an international day of action in solidarity with the Occupy Wallstreet movement.
This is a montage of footage from Occupy Ottawa, with a musical performance from DOA!
Expect more footage from Occupy movements across Canada, including those currently underway in Toronto and Vancouver, in the days to come.
Women's Worlds 2011
global feminism conference
July 3-7, 2011
Inclusions, Exclusions, Seclusions
Living in a globalized world.
General participation: $485 (CDN)
Students / under 26 / low income / women's groups with an annual budget under 350,000: $150 (CDN)
This is the 30th anniverary of Women's Worlds conference.
Approx 2000 participants are expected from around the world.
Rally in solidarity with Canadian Postal Workers (CUPW)
Friday, June 3 · 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Canada Post Station B (Sparks at Elgin)
59 Sparks Street
As you may have heard by now, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has given notice and will be in legal strike position as of 12:01am Friday morning if a settlement is not negotiated by that time. People for Postal Workers network is calling for a community solidarity rally at noon on Friday in Ottawa.
Canadians have been deeply concerned about Harper’s hidden agenda. This is the beginning of that agenda coming out into ...the open.
Today it is an attack on our public postal service and the workers who deliver that service. We need to stand up to defend it or tomorrow it will be an attack on all of our public services.
Harper Dégage! Beat Back the Tory Attack!
June 10th March to oppose the Conservative Party National Convention
Friday Evening, June 10th, 2011
4:30pm - meet at Dundonald Park (Somerset St W at Lyon)
5:00pm - start marching to the Ottawa Convention Centre
On June 10th, 2011, Prime Minister Stephen Harper will address the Conservative Party of Canada’s (CPC) National Convention in downtown Ottawa. Taking place during the 3 day CPC National Convention at the Ottawa Convention Centre, Harper’s address to the gathered Conservative Party members will be his first major address after winning a majority government in the last election.
We invite all those opposed to the Harper’s right-wing agenda to come together on Friday, June 10th, and make clear to the Conservative Party that we will not sit idly by while they attack our communities.
Article and videos from the Rally Against Police Violence, and the Forum on Police Violence, Incarceration and Alternatives, held in Ottawa in mid-March 2011.
Videos produced by M-Media for Common Cause Ottawa
Ottawa Rally Against Police Violence - March 15, 2011
by Krishna Bera, Tara Lyons & Greg Macdougall
On 15 March 2011, about 75 people demonstrated against police violence in downtown Ottawa, marking the International Day Against Police Brutality. This was the first year an event was held in Ottawa, taking the lead from the annual march in Montreal that started in 1997. Toronto and Halifax also saw marches commemorating the day this year, while Winnipeg held one the following Saturday.
May Day Rally and March
Sun May 1, 1pm
Parliament Hill, Ottawa
Call For Solidarity .-. note: buses from Toronto, Hamilton & St. Catharines
United Steel Workers local 1005 have been locked out of their Hamilton factory by their employer U.S. Steel since November 7, 2010. US Steel has demanded pension cuts including an end to the indexing of pension payments for its 9,000 retired workers. Adding insult to injury, US Steel only three years ago made extravagant promises to workers that its acquisition of Stelco would not affect their livelihoods.
This can be seen as as part of a larger campaign by employers to use the economic crisis as a pretext to erode essential benefits and wages. This is a struggle impacts all of us. With much of the focus on the election, it is vital that Ottawa labour and community groups stand in solidarity with USW 1005.
DIRECT DEMOCRACY VS ELECTIONS
Screening of portions of the documentary "Beyond Elections: Redefining Democracy in the Americas" followed by discussion.
Tuesday, April 26 6:30 pm
JK Wyllie Boardroom, PSAC Building
233 Gilmour Street (at Metcalfe)
In representative democracy like we have in Canada, the extent of our participation in the decision-making is limited to voting every four years. This is quite distant from the idea that democracy is "rule by the people."
The film and following discussion will examine the short-comings of representative "democracy" and look at concrete examples of forms of democracy which allow greater and more direct input for people into decision making. Example looked at include participatory budgets, community councils, workplace democracy in the form of cooperatives, and the role of social movements.
Wed March 16 – 7:00pm sharp
at PSAC building, JK Wylie boardroom (first floor)
233 Gilmour (at Metcalfe)
Thinking about liberating education!
How can we overcoming the domesticating and confining education we experience everyday in our major institutions and media? What does a truly liberating education look like and how do we engage with it? Come and share your thoughts and experiences.
In our contemporary culture, learning how to learn and how to think independently is just as important as mastering any particular technical skill.
And to learn the things we do need, we need to learn to find (or create) opportunities and spaces outside of the traditional institutions and approaches that have ‘taught’ us how to be ourselves.
DEMAND THAT CANADA RESPECT BARRIERE LAKE’S TRADITIONAL GOVERNMENT AND TRAILBLAZING ENVIRONMENTAL AGREEMENTS
Monday December 13, noon, Parliament Hill
... followed by feast at local community centre
For more info and to download flyers: www.barrierelakesolidarity.org
What if a foreign regime was destroying your system of government, so it could then steal your resources and prevent you from environmentally protecting your homeland? This is what the Harper Government and federal bureaucrats are doing to the First Nation of Barriere Lake.