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The political year to come in 2019!

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Image: Jason Zhang/Wikimedia Commons

As this year concludes, it's time to look ahead to the new year and all the mobilizations, political actions, and dates to mark!

Please see below a draft outline of dates. Please add any additional dates that may come to mind in the comments section below.

January

1 - 25th anniversary of the Zapatista uprising
15 - 100th anniversary of death of Rosa Luxemburg
15 - Earth Strike 'kickoff protest'
19 - #WomensWave Women's March on Washington
21 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
31 - Unist'ot'en application response deadline re: Coastal GasLink fracked gas pipeline

February

5 - Hearing on the Israeli Navy's seizure of two Freedom Flotilla Coalition ships
14-18 - PowerShift: Young and Rising conference in Ottawa
15 (tbc) - National Energy Board report on Trans Mountain pipeline expected
tbc - Sentencing of the Stansted 15 (activists who blocked a deportation airplane in the UK)

March

1 - Provincial election in Alberta (to be held sometime between March 1 and May 31)
3-6 - Counter-protests vs PDAC mining conference in Toronto
3 - 3rd anniversary of death of Berta Cáceres in Honduras
8 - International Women's Day
22 - World Water Day
29 - United Kingdom membership in the European Union scheduled to end

April

10 - 100th anniversary of death of Emiliano Zapata
15-22 - Extinction Rebellion international rebellion actions
27 - Earth Strike 'halfway Earth Day protest'

May

1 - May Day
1 - Interlocutory hearing on injunction vs Unist'ot'en to be heard by this date
9 - Counter-protest vs. anti-choice March for Life in Ottawa
15 - 100th anniversary of Winnipeg General Strike
23-26 - European Parliament election

June

23 - Gay Pride march in Toronto
28 - 50th anniversary of Stonewall Uprising
28-29 - G20 summit in Japan
(tbc) - cabinet decision on Trans Mountain pipeline expected
(tbc) - federal decision on Teck Resources Frontier tar sands mine expected

July

(tbc) - construction on Trans Mountain pipeline could begin at this time

August

1 - Earth Strike 'final pre-strike protest'

September

2 - Labour Day
13 - 12th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
23 - United Nations Sustainable Development Goals summit in New York City
25 - 10th anniversary of G20 pledging to phase out fossil fuel subsidies (now at US$452b a year)
27 - 'General Strike to Save the Planet'
(tbc) - flooding for Site C hydro-electric dam reservoir to increase

October

7 - Provincial election in Prince Edward Island
7 - Territorial election in Northwest Territories
8 - Provincial election in Newfoundland and Labrador
21 - Federal election in Canada
22 - 175th anniversary of the birth of Louis Riel

November

11-22 - United Nations COP25 climate conference in Chile
29 - International Women Human Rights Defender Day

December

6 - 30th anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre
10 - Human Rights Day
18 - International Migrants Day

Image: Jason Zhang/Wikimedia Commons

Brent Patterson is a political activist and writer.

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