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Art and activism meet on Montreal streets

A text originally published in edition 12 of Four Minutes to Midnight, launched in November at Expozine in Montreal. Ideas expressed in this article largely are linked to and inspire the work of the Howl! arts collective in Montreal.

In Montreal, art is a key element of the intensely complex collective identity that stretches across this beautiful island city.

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Vigil for Farshad Mohammadi, who was shot by Montreal police

On January 6, 2012 Montreal police shot and killed Farshad Mohammadi, a homeless man, downtown at métro Bonaventure, the first police killing of the year. In response the Howl! arts collective is calling on people in Montreal to gather in remembrance and solidarity with Farshad Mohammadi. Howl! calls on community members, and particularly artists, to commemorate and express remembrance for Farshad Mohammadi via placard signs, song and poetic verse. As winter winds blow across Montreal, let us remember the struggle for justice and dignity of people on the streets.

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Journalists for Human Rights

jhr Rights Radio: Persecution of Iranian Baha'is

November 6, 2011
| Two leading members of Canada's Baha'i community share their faith and stories of the persecution faced by Baha'is in Iran.
Length: 16:45

LIVE Friday and Saturday: Watch 'Indignez-Vous!' conference on rabble.ca

rabble.ca will live-stream the "Indignez-Vous! Hope in Resistance" conference this Friday and Saturday. Indignez-Vous! is being organized by the Council of Canadians/ le Conseil des Canadiens, Alternatives, Eau Secours!, Association québécoise de lutte contre la pollution atmosphérique (AQLPA), and Médecins Quebecois pour la regime publique (MQRP).

 

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TODAY: Indignez-Vous! Hope in Resistance conference: Watch LIVE

rabble.ca is the proud media sponsor of Indignez-Vous! Hope in Resistance. We will live-stream the event this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21 and 22. Check out the speakers and seminars here. For the live-stream in English, starting Oct. 21 at 7 p.m., click here. For the live-stream in French, click here.

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Occupy Montreal, Occupons Montréal -- Video from Day 1

Occupy Wall Street comes to Canada. October 15, 2011 in Montreal, OWS-inspired activists take over Square Victoria in the city's financial centre. Find out why Canadians support the Occupy movement with thousands across the country taking to the streets. Occupy Montreal! Occupons Montréal!

An occupied (jhr) Journalists for Human Rights-CUTV collaboration.

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MUNACA Occupying Montreal For McGill Homecoming

McGill alumna Judy Rebick with picketing MUNACA workers. She told them that they are part of a bigger global movement also fighting for the same rights. Photo: Brianne Selman

MUNACA, the union representing 1,700 striking McGill support staff will be present in different locations in Montreal this weekend echoing the same message being voiced by the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Both are fighting for transparency, accountability, fairness and equality. MUNACA members, who have been without a contract for a year, are seeking parity with other university workers in Montreal, protection of their pensions, and implementation of a fair wage scale.

During the McGill Homecoming this weekend, MUNACA will be disrupting a series of events urging McGill's big donors to withhold donations until the dispute is resolved fairly.

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| October 3, 2011
Street Cred

The Sergakis Series: Ex-employees speak out!

August 23, 2011
| Ex-employees at Montreal's La Station des Sports, a sports bar in downtown Montreal, speak out against the way they were mistreated by their former boss.
Length: 08:24 minutes (3.9 MB)

Compromising photos: Suncor CEO must come clean on links to Syria

Suncor CEO Richard L. George (right) with former Syrian Prime Minister Mohammad Naji Otri. They are under a large portrait of President Bashar Al-Assad in an undated photo. George told CBC's The Current that Suncor was 'not connected to the Assad regime.'

Montreal, 20 August 2011 -- In light of two images directly linking Calgary-based Suncor energy company to the Syrian regime, the Collective for Syria in Montreal is calling on Suncor CEO Richard L. George to explain remarks made on CBC's The Current yesterday.

Last week, the Collective for Syria in Montreal, a group which formed to support the popular uprising for freedom and justice in Syria, called on Prime Minister Harper to suspend Suncor activities in Syria (read letter here).

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