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It's time to change the budget channel in Winnipeg

| December 11, 2013

Cities to gain new tool for creating affordable housing

| October 25, 2013

May Day march

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 5:30pm


Winnipeg, MB
49° 53' 59.1144" N, 97° 8' 14.9784" W

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 -5:30pm to 7:30pm


For more information: 942-0522
Hosted by: Winnipeg labour Council

The annual May Day March is organized by the Winnipeg Labour Council in recognition of International Working Class Day. The theme of this year’s march is: “We Are All In This Together”.


Winnipeg's A-Zone: An autonomous success story


I've done some pontificating in the last little while about the importance of alternative community spaces.

I think they are essential because of both their vibrancy and their ability to act as agents for intersecting all sorts of activist organizing. I think we need that epicentre, in order to effectively harness the various webs of struggle and bring to life a culture of organizing that reaches beyond the day to day mundanities.

 This isn't to romanticize the concept, stripping it of the blood, sweat and tears it takes to sustain both the energy and the finite resources demanded by it all. It's not easy, but Winnipeg's Albert Street Autonomous Zone collective (A-Zone) has been struggling with this since the 1990s.


Idle No More: It's really all about love

Chickadee Richard: “As you heal, you heal Mother Earth.” (Photo: Paul S. Graham)

If your only source of information is the mainstream news media you can be forgiven for wondering what the Idle No More movement is all about. Since it burst on the scene late last year, media attention has darted from demonstrations to blockades to the fasts of elders and chiefs -- with an occasional sustained flurry of excitement when the PMO tried to smear Chief Theresa Spence.

Discussions of the abrogation of historic treaty rights or the corporate pillaging Stephen Harper has buried, like poisonous turds, in his omnibus budget bills, do not lend themselves to the tidy sound bites that nourish the media and feed the news cycle.



Adi Sara Kreindler sings Thank You Jason Kenney

October 9, 2012
| Adi Sara Kreindler was inspired to write the song Thank You Jason Kenney when she heard that Kenney had created a petition to thank himself for cuts to healthcare for refugees.
Length: 13:15 minutes (12.13 MB)

Bloodess: The Trial of Burke and Hare

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 11:50am - Sunday, November 4, 2012 - 10:50am


Panasonic Theatre
651 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1Z9
Phone: 416-872-1212
43° 40' 4.8396" N, 79° 23' 9.0168" W

Theatre 20, "Bloodless: The Trial of Burke and Hare"

For tickets and more information go to:

First on Theatre 20's inaugural season roster is the Toronto premiere of Bloodless: The Trial of Burke and Hare, by Winnipeg playwright Joseph Aragon. Theatre 20 Artistic Director Adam Brazier (Director) and internationally renowned performer Colm Wilkinson (Creative Consultant) helm this delightfully dark true story of the 1829 West Port murders in Edinburgh. A wickedly entertaining musical spectacle and award-winning fringe festival hit, the show recounts the historical case of two 19th century Irish serial killers who go into business selling corpses to medical anatomy schools.

Winnipeg Marx Reading Group: Discussion

Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 7:30pm


Aqua Books
274 Garry Street Between Portage and Graham
Winnipeg, MB R3C 1H3
49° 53' 35.988" N, 97° 8' 25.9656" W

This ain't Oprah's Book Club, comrade.

Book clubs dedicated to the works of Karl Marx, Fredrick Engels and Marxism started springing up all over the world a few years ago, and now Winnipeg has its very own. Each week, the discussion is invigorating as the group tackles another facet of Marxist thought.

Electronic versions of many Marxist texts are available here.

Winnipeg's Autonomous Zone celebrates 16 years of building alternatives

Unique in Canada -- at least in terms of scale -- the A-Zone hosts a wide range of progressive businesses, activist organizations, and media outlets. Photo: David Ball

'F*** the B.I.Z.'

The graffiti emblazoned near the brick entrance to 91 Albert Street -- aimed at Winnipeg's Business Improvement Zone security patrols, with their police-like powers -- is revealing in terms of what's inside; in this rare case, you can judge a bookstore by its cover.

In fact, the activists behind the Old Market Autonomous Zone were once targeted by a city councillor for their refusal to remove graffiti. This anti-capitalist building is truly unique.


Occupy Winnipeg

Thought i'd start a thread where we can post info and updates on the Occupy Winnipeg events.

Here's the link to the facebook:

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