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Video: Secure the future of medicare -- a call to care

Watch the re-broadcast of the Canadian Health Coalition's "Secure the future of health care -- a call to care", with keynote by Roy Romanow (Q.C., Chair of the Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada) and panels moderated by André Picard (Senior health reporter at the Globe and Mail). Panelists included Natalie Mehra, Diana Gibson, Allan Maslove, Saideh Khadir, John Abbott, Michael Rachlis, Marc-André Gagnon, and Sharon Sholzberg-Gray.

 

Watch live!: The Canadian Health Coalition's Ottawa event: 'Secure the future of medicare'

Watch the Canadian Health Coalition's "Secure the future of health care -- a call to care" event live tonight as of 7 p.m. Eastern, with Roy Romanow (Q.C., Chair of the Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada will keynote) and André Picard (Senior health reporter at The Globe and Mail, will moderate and facilitate the panel discussion) and many more. See details at: http://healthcoalition.ca/

 

Video: (Un)lawful Access Townhall with Andrew Cash, Jessie Hirsh, Steve Anderson and Ron Deibert

How far is the Conservative government planning on going with its "Lawful Access" online snooping bill?

Think police should have access to YOUR Internet and cell phone records without a warrant? Watch the rebroadcast of the (Un)lawful Access Townhall Meeting! Held November 18, 2011 in Toronto, and hosted by Andrew Cash, MP for Davenport, with guest speakers: Ron Deibert from Citizen Lab/Canada Centre, U of T, Steve Anderson from Openmedia.ca, and Jesse Hirsh, President, Metaviews.ca.

Join the fight to stop this invasive legislation and protect our privacy rights. If enough of us speak out now, the government will have no choice but to stop this mandatory online spying scheme. Sign the petition by Openmedia.ca

Interview with Occupy Toronto library defender

A short interview with a protester at Occupy Toronto who has chained himself to the library yurt (winter tent) in St James Park. Nov. 21, 2011. Occupy Toronto was ordered evicted earlier in the day, after a judge rejected the premise that the rights of the protesters were protected by Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

First eviction notices go up at Occupy Toronto

Following a court decision on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, police began securing eviction notices at the Occupy Toronto campsite in St. James Park. The notices were written on the letterhead of the church which owns the property.

The protesters have remained on the site for five weeks. Some packed to leave and comply with the order, while others have attempted to make barricades more secure.

Watch LIVE 7PM tonight: (Un)lawful Access Townhall with Andrew Cash, Charlie Angus, Jessie Hirsh

How far is the Conservative government planning on going with its "Lawful ... Access" online snooping bill?

Think police should have access to YOUR Internet and cell phone records without a warrant? Join the (Un)lawful Access Townhall Meeting! Hosted by Andrew Cash, MP for Davenport, with guest speakers: Ron Deibert from Citizen Lab/Canada Centre, UofT, Steve Anderson from Openmedia.ca, MP Charlie Angus and Jesse Hirsh, President, Metaviews.ca. Tune it at 7PM to watch live.

Join the fight to stop this invasive legislation and protect our privacy rights. If enough of us speak out now, the government will have no choice but to stop this mandatory online spying scheme. Sign the petition by Openmedia.ca

 

Love in action: Poet Drew Dellinger at Occupy Oakland

It's time to rock the nation, rock this occupation! A powerful video of the Occupy Poem by acclaimed spoken word artist Drew Dellinger (www.planetizethemovement.com), shot and edited by award winning filmmaker Velcrow Ripper. Filmed Nov. 2.

Occupy Calgary: Prof. Tony Hall speaks at Calgary City Hall

Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011: Professor Anthony J. Hall addresses an audience at Occupy Calgary, sending words of encouragement to the protesters and calling for a global general strike. 

(In)Equality Matters: Social justice and the economy

Toronto! Incensed by skyrocketing corporate profits and plummeting average incomes? Think wealthy Canadians and corporations should contribute more to public goods and services? Why aren't they? What can we do about it?

Watch the rebroadcast of the Inter Pares and Canadians for Tax Fairness discussion on how to foster economic equality.

Jean Symes from Inter Pares, Armine Yalnizyan, one of Canada's leading progressive economists, and Dr. Yao Graham, renowned African activist and coordinator of Third World Network-Africa, speak about examples of deepening economic inequality they see in communities worldwide, and what we can do about it.

 

Brigette DePape in Vancouver: Thinking Outside the Ballot Box

2011 has been a real year of uprisings for social change -- from the Arab Spring to the recent Occupy Wall Street movement and the mass civil disobedience against the tar sands Keystone XL pipeline. Here in Canada, we are facing a majority Conservative government. How can we make change and build powerful movements for social justice?

One thing's for sure, young people will need to help lead the way. And that's exactly what happened back in June when a 21-year-old Senate page disrupted Harper's swearing in with a creative act of civil disobedience.

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