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May Day Ottawa: Solidarity Against Austerity

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 11:30am


Confederation Park
Elgin and Laurier
Ottawa,, ON
45° 25' 15.9024" N, 75° 41' 35.0268" W

Solidarity Against Austerity is a newly formed network of community, student, labour, peace, environmental, and anti-poverty organizations, which is organizing to stop the cuts to our public services and defend workers rights.

May Day is a commemoration and active civic engagement that takes place on International Labour Day, whereby we remember the struggles of workers across the world who have fought and continue to fight for fairer wages, better working conditions, and equal economic opportunities. This day, is for all members of Canadian society.

"The year the media died" (A parody video)

Following on the success of the Wall Street Meltdown parodies, L. McDuff wrote Mad Avenue Blues. The video takes a popular song and substitutes industry-specific lyrics. Mad Avenue Blues is about the media/advertising world and the impact to the traditional models brought about by the accelerating migration to digital.

Sung to Don McLean's "American Pie", this 19 stanza song was written and produced in just one day.

Mad Avenue Blues was produced for non-commercial amusement purposes only and is not intended to offend any people or companies appearing in the video. All images were found on the internet and are the property of their rights owners.

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