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VIDEO: Peoples Social Forum - Update on plans for Ottawa in August

Roger Rashi, Coordinator of the PSF and Dylan Penner, of Common Causes, discuss the plans for the forum including plans for marches, opportunities for groups to propose workshops, and plans for convergence assemblies to address common goals and strategies.

Peoples Social Forum: Ottawa Canada August 21-24

Watch the re-broadcast of the Pros and Cons teach in: policies for people and the planet

On Friday, November 1, immediately following Harper's address to the Conservative Convention, the Pros & Cons teach-in took place. rabble.ca was glad to host the livestream of the event. Watch the rebroadcast of the livestream to hear from a range of provincial   and national speakers about a different vision from the one being shared at this week-end's Conservative convention: one that focuses on   progressive policies for people and the planet.

People from all walks of life are uniting to challenge Harper's agenda

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I believe Canadians desire a just, compassionate and democratic Canada. With both Progressive Conservative and Liberal governments and strong citizen participation, over the decades Canada has developed such a society. I believe we live in exciting and opportune times.

Canada is well endowed and strategically placed to live out a hopeful vision for the common good. We are blessed with resources, people, a co-operative spirit, vibrant business and labour communities and imagination infused with compassion. Believing in policies and programmes to enhance the common good, we developed a global reputation for being peaceful and progressive. Until this moment in time.

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Enjoy the livestream of Common Causes Pros and Cons: Policies for people and the planet

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Join Common Causes for a teach-in about the potential impacts of the Conservative's policies and hear from a range of provincial and national speakers.

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Watch LIVE from Calgary Friday! Pros and Cons: Policies for people and the planet

Tune at 7PM Mountain Time (9PM EST) in to watch live -- right here -- on Friday, November 1 for a teach-in to hear from a range of provincial and national speakers about a different vision from the one being shared at this week-end's Conservative convention: one that focuses on progressive policies for people and the planet.

Pros and Cons: Policies for People and the Planet

Friday, November 1, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location

Castell Library
616 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary, AB
Canada

From October 31 to November 2, the Conservative Party of Canada will descend on Calgary for the party’s first national policy convention since 2011. In the wake of the court decision that found widespread voter suppression during the 2011 federal election, the deepening Senate scandal, the widespread impacts of the omnibus budget bills, along with ongoing environmental devastation from policies based on extraction and export, this convention will set the Conservative agenda heading into the next election.

 At the convention, Conservatives will debate policy resolutions that would:

 "move to a less progressive tax system"

"support the sale of public assets"

| April 26, 2013
| April 26, 2013

Call to action for Workers' Rights Week: Standing together for fairness

May Day is an historic time to celebrate the labour movement and everything workers around the world have accomplished. It is also a time to renew the fight for labour rights across this country. Common Causes is doing just that.

This Saturday launches a Week of Action for Workers' Rights. With actions happening across the country, we are standing with our sisters and brothers in the union movement to send a strong message to governments everywhere that attack workers.

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| March 22, 2013
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