Hundreds of members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada will rally on Thursday against the federal government's proposed changes to collective bargaining, health and safety and human rights. More than 550 workers from equity-seeking groups are gathered at the Sheraton Hotel for the union's National Equity Conferences. They are spending the week sharing strategies on how to resist the attacks against federal workers contained in the government's latest omnibus budget bill.
Public sector workers, often at the receiving end of personal attacks by the government, will be raising their voices to defend their negotiated equality rights.
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.
Maude Barlow, author of Blue Future: Protecting Water and People Forever, is interviewed by Paul Moist, CUPE National President. This talk was the organized by Octopus Books as the Ottawa stop on her book tour and was filmed at Centretown United Church on October 1, 2013 by rabbletv.
Please join rabble.ca and the Council of Canadians’ NWT Chapter for a thought-provoking evening with Council of Canadians’ National Chairperson Maude Barlow, one of the world’s foremost experts on water, as she launches: Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever.
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.
Video: With your help, something good can come out of Parliament! Why independent reporting from Ottawa matters
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Will the federal government be stepping away from a 2014 Health Accord? Outside of the July 2013 Conference of the Federation at Niagara-On-The-Lake, Dr. Robert Woollard of Canadian Doctors for Medicare (http://www.canadiandoctorsformedicare.ca/) presented a First Aid Kit to NDP Deputy Leader and Health Critic, Libby Davies, with the tools to repair the Canadian Health Care system.
A short documentary by Justin Podur about Afghanistan's perils and prospects leading up to the 2014 NATO withdrawal and election. Includes interviews with Afghan MPs: Ramazon Bashardost, famous for his anti-corruption politics, and Shukria Barakzai, famous as a writer of Afghanistan's constitution. Based on a visit to Kabul in March 2013.
Murray Sinclair speaks about the process of the Commission gathering testimonies from residential school survivors, preparing recommendations, and what this history of genocide means for all Canadians.
Recorded 25 April 2013 in Montreal at the Quebec National Event.
More info: http://trc.ca
Video by Greg Macdougall, http://EquitableEducation.ca
for rabbletv, http://rabble.ca
In this interview, Barney Williams Jr talks about his own personal experience in a residential school and the healing process, how it relates to the thousands of other survivor's experiences, and how that informs the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
Recorded 26 April 2013 in Montreal at the Quebec National Event.
More info: http://trc.ca
Video by Greg Macdougall, http://EquitableEducation.ca for rabbletv, http://rabble.ca