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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

 

 

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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

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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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Can postal banking at Canada Post really be successful?

Watch this interview with George Collins and John Anderson, discussing the case for offering banking services through the post office in Canada, and the success of New Zealand's KiwiBank.

Collins is the National Postal Logistics Organiser with EPMU in New Zealand. 

Anderson is the author of the recent CCPA report, "Why Canada Needs Postal Banking."

**Correction: at 1:35, Collins meant to say there are over 850,000 KiwiBank customers (not 350,000)**

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Widows of Chemical Valley Part 2 -- Mary

In Sarnia Ontario's Chemical Valley, life can end painfully because of industry's silent killers. About 1000 workers a year die each year on the job in Canada. Many more die slow painful deaths.

Humberto DaSilva speaks to Chemical Valley widow Mary in Part 2 of this feature.

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Widows of Chemical Valley Part 1 -- Ada

In Sarnia, Ontario's Chemical Valley, life can end painfully because of industry's silent killers. About 1,000 workers a year die each year on the job in Canada. Many more die slow painful deaths.

Humberto DaSilva speaks to Chemical Valley widow Ada in Part 1 of this feature.

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Video: The Haiti coup 10 years later: Interview with human rights lawyer Mario Joseph

Joseph describes the context and leadup to the foreign kidnapping (by U.S. military, with aid of Canadian and French forces) of Haitian President Aristide in 2004, and talks about the situation in Haiti since that time.

He was in Gatineau/Ottawa to accept the Canadian Apology to Haiti as part of a Canadian speaking tour to mark the 10-year anniversary of the events. Interview date: February 28, 2014.

Further info:
Institute for Justice and Democracy In Haiti, http://ijdh.org

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