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Watch: Ellen Gabriel at the Peoples Social Forum

Ellen Gabriel was chosen by the People of the longhouse and her community of Kanehsatà:ke to be their spokesperson during the 1990 “Oka” Crisis. For the past 22 years she has been a human rights advocate for the collective and individual rights of Indigenous peoples and has worked diligently to sensitize the public, academics, policing authorities and politicians on the history, culture and identity of Indigenous peoples

Ellen Gabriel spoke at the People's Social Forum, held in Ottawa August 21-24.


Watch: We have a better plan for Canada Post

Canada Post has announced a plan to radically restructure the post office. It includes ending door-to-door delivery in urban areas, reducing service to rural areas, privatizing postal outlets and massive attacks against its employees. CUPW has a better plan for Canada Post: a plan that can secure the future of the crown corporation without cutting the services.

This panel was presented at the Peoples Social Forum in Ottawa on August 22, 2014.  Speakers included Alain Robitaille, Zaimene Carter, Chellae Rehbein  

Watch the rebroadcast of this live event.


Watch: Grand Chief Derek Nepinak on sustainable energy and indigenous ways of knowning

Grand Chief Derek Nepinak, Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs spoke at the Peoples Social Forum on August 22, in Ottawa.

Niibin Makwa (Summer Bear) spent his early childhood in Pine Creek First nation, observing his great grandparents living the ways of his people. As grand Chief, he has boycotted meetings with federal officials, demanded the recognition of inherent Indigenous rights, and gone on motorcycle tours across the prairies to raise awareness of treaty rights and responsibilities


Watch: Peoples Social Forum opening, and closing plenaries

The Peoples Social Forum was held in Ottawa August 21-24, 2014.  The following includes reports from the 17+ movement assemblies that took place over the week-end.


Watch: Bridging our movements. A panel discussion at the Peoples Social Forum

Social movement leaders Clayton Thomas Muller, Brigette DePape and Harsha Walia came together to discuss how to bridge our movements.

Harsha is a social justice activist, journalist, and co-founder of the Vancouver chapter of no One Is Illegal and author of the book “Undoing Border Imperialism”. Her work has appeared in over 50 publications.

Clayton is from mathias Colomb Cree nation in northern manitoba. He works tirelessly as an activist, writer, public spea-ker, facilitator for Indigenous self-deter-mination and environmental justice. He is the co-director of the Indigenous Tar Sands Campaign of the Polaris Institute.

Watch: 'History is knocking at your door: will you answer?' Naomi Klein at the Peoples Social Forum.

Naomi Klein was the opening keynote speaker at the Peoples' Social Forum last August. Introduced by Gabriel Nadeau Dubois, Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author and one of the most influential voices on our political and cultural environment, nationally and globally.  

Her new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate was released in September 2014.

Note: this is the unedited rebroadcast of Naomi Klein's speech. 

Watch Gabriel Nadeau Dubois and Ana Nicole introduce Naomi Klein here.

Watch: Viola Thomas on Truth and Reconciliation in Canada

Viola Thomas (Anemki Wedom) spoke on reconciliation at the Peoples Social Forum in August.

Viola Thomas is a residential school survivor and sat on the national Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

This is the rebroadcast of that live event.

Support from the Public Service Alliance of Canada and Canadian Union of Postal Workers permitted rabble.ca's live coverage of this event.



Watch LIVE August 21-24! #PSF2014 Opening Ceremony, Naomi Klein and Parliament Hill rally!

rabble.ca has partnered with the Peoples Social Forum, with the support of the PSAC and CUPW, to bring you the #PSF2014 live from the Peoples' Square including Naomi Klein's address. Tune in here or below starting at noon EST. 

rabble.ca and 99%Média have also partnered to bring you coverage of a selection of workshops. See the schedule here.

Live from the People's Square on rabble.ca! Starting Thursday, August 21

Starting at 1PM: Naomi Klein

Widows of Chemical Valley Part 3 -- Sandra

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In Sarnia ON, there are myriad stories of people dying for living. Sandra Kinart knows one of those stories. It is written on her broken heart.

Would you like to see more of the Widows of Chemical Valley series? Please view Part 1 and Part 2.

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