The Women's Forum is the first gathering of its kind bringing women, activists and organizations together.
October 29 , 2013, 9:00am-5:00pm
Government Conference Centre, 2 Rideau Street, Ottawa ON
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- Simultaneous interpretation (English & French)
- Visual interpretation in ASL
- Wheelchair accessibility
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'An act of war': Armed RCMP officers carry out militant action against Mi'kmaq and Elsipogtog Nations
There is a picture circulating widely over the Internet of a woman on the front lines of the struggle against SWN Resources, a company which seeks to potentially frack on traditional Mi'kmaq and Elsipogtog Nations territory in New Brunswick.
In the photo, she is kneeling in front of a line of armed Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers, holding an eagle feather.
Eagles are one of the most -- if not the most -- important bird for Indigenous people. It can fly the highest so it is closest to Creator. That is where the eagle and its feathers get their reverence.
So no, she didn't have a gun or a sword.
It's been almost a year and a half since I last touched on activist burnout, specifically in the youth demographic.
In that time I've been fortunate to have my perspective expand and evolve, thanks to an abundance of, often late night, conversations with close friends. Finding common ground in burnout experience makes it easier to break that silence.
For the past while, my focus has been on community building.
What does that mean? What is a progressive community composed of? How does one use an intersectional approach in community and selfcare?
As its name suggests, United Steelworkers (USW) once represented the legions of steel workers across North America. But as jobs in the steel industry moved to far flung corners of the world, USW began to change, integrating new job sectors into a union that now has over 800,000 members worldwide.
Ken Neumann is the Canadian national director of USW, representing over 200,000 Canadian workers. He's been a member of USW since the late seventies. Labour beat reporter H.G. Watson spoke to him about their potential merger with the Telecommunications Workers Union, and the challenges facing labour today. This is a condensed and edited version of their conversation.
The following press release was issued yesterday by supporters of the immediate release of John Greyson and Tarek Loubani, two Canadians who have been jailed for over a month in Egypt.
Canadian filmmaker, John Greyson, and emergency room physician, Tarek Loubani, have informed friends and supporters through their Egyptian lawyers that they will be refusing food beginning September the 16 to protest the arbitrary nature of their detention by Egyptian authorities.
The City of Toronto faces a massive housing crisis. Shelters are bursting at the seams (see OCAP's recent shelter stats statement) and the waitlist for social housing is over 10 years long. Since the Harris government eliminated rent control in the 1990s, the cost of housing has skyrocketed. Welfare rates remain so far below the poverty line that decent housing is out of reach for people on social assistance. The average cost of a bachelor apartment in the City is $837/month while the maximum amount on a single welfare cheque is $626/month.