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Activist Communique: Occupy Parliament, Stop Harper! September 17

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Here’s the Call Out:

Occupy Parliament: Stop Harper! Real Democracy Now!




Monday, September 17th, 2012

1pm gather at Confederation Park

1:30pm march to Parliament Hill

Join us on September 17th, the day Parliament reopens after summer recess AND the one year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, as Occupiers walking from all corners of the country converge on Parliament Hill to stop Harper’s agenda and demand real democracy.

We have had enough of Stephen Harper! He came into power through election fraud and with only 21% of Canadians' votes, not to mention through an unfair first-past-the-post voting system.

Stephen Harper therefore does NOT have a mandate to implement austerity measures, cut corporate taxes, eradicate environmental research and monitoring, continue to exploit and colonize Indigenous communities, cut tens of thousands of public sector jobs, attack immigrants, migrant workers, and refugees, approve destructive oil pipelines, cut minority, women’s, and Indigenous programs, buy fighter jets and drones, build mega prisons, and spy on our internet activity.

Sorry Mr. Harper, the people of Canada don't agree with your agenda. We demand that you resign immediately.

More fundamentally, we are calling for a transformation of our entire political system. We call it a democracy but it is nothing of the sort. Voting every few years for corporately sponsored parties is not democracy. Relying on elite individuals to make decisions for us is not democracy.

The definition of democracy is rule by the people. This means ordinary people participating in political decision-making on a regular basis, at every level of government. This is what we want: DIRECT DEMOCRACY.

With the power in the hands of the people, we would be making very different decisions.

Let's begin a mass conversation about what we, the people, want for this country. After the rally on Parliament Hill we will hold a Peoples' Legislature to discuss our desired direction for Canada.

Please join us on September 17th to stop Harper, demand real democracy, and actually create it!

We’ll make history


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