Greg Macdougall

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Greg Macdougall is an activist/educator/writer based in Ottawa. He is the producer (aka layout person) of the rabble rouser. He is also a member of the provincial anarchist organization Common Cause, and wants to be clear that his role in producing the rouser is not affiliated with his membership in Common Cause -- a group which has taken a clear 'anti-election/anti-voting' position that is elaborated on at

On World Suicide Prevention Day Inuit representatives gather to talk about suicide's impact

Mary Simon, the president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami. Photo: Melissa Irwin.
With Inuit suicide rates 11 times higher than the rest of Canada, leaders and activists gathered in Ottawa to discuss the tragedy.

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Interview: Australian feminist Raewyn Connell

Raewyn Connell. Photo: Dianne Reggett
'There's no one thing that you can call masculinity. There are multiple masculinities.'

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Empowering young people to define themselves and their communities

When you ask youth about their place in society and they respond by telling you that the media is what negatively impacts them and stops them from feeling a sense of belonging in the broader community, you (should) pay attention. Maybe even do something about it.

That's the basis of a new project, the Multimedia Multicultural Initiative (M&M), now operating in seven cities across Canada. It is run by the United Nations Association in Canada (UNAC). While not the actual UN, the organization is part of a federation of United Nations Associations around the world that promotes and educates around the broader mandate of the UN, issues like good government, equality, diversity, and human rights.


CUPW keeps its options open in strike negotiations

Photo: Dennis Sylvester Hurd/Flickr
Postal workers in strike position next week over two-tier system for Canada Post employees.

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Ottawa's mayor declares anti-choice 'Respect for Life Day'

On Tuesday, word broke that Ottawa's mayor Jim Watson had signed a proclamation declaring today, May 12, as "Respect For Life Day." This was to honour the annual "March For Life" anti-choice/anti-abortion march that is taking place today.


Protesters arrested at MP Chuck Strahl's office

The six women who were arrested while staging a sit-in action at  the the Ottawa office of Indian and Northern Affairs minister Chuck Strahl. Photo: Greg Macdougall
The six women who were arrested while staging a sit-in action at the the Ottawa office of Indian and Northern Affairs minister Chuck Strahl. Photo: Greg Macdougall

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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.

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Protest-ending injunction won't stop Lubicon efforts

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Members of the Lubicon Lake Nation had been preventing PennWest fracking operations in their Northern Alberta territory for three weeks before a December 16 injunction ordered them not to interfere with the company's operations for a six month period. Their peaceful assembly on an access road has now shifted to a court appeal of the injunction, citing their inherent rights to their land.


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