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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Douglas Cardinal speaks out against plans to build condos on sacred site

Today, Wednesday Oct 1, is the deadline to register to speak or submit to the City of Ottawa Planning Committee, that is meeting Thurs Oct 2nd 9:30am at City Hall to consider a rezoning proposal for two of the islands in order to allow the Windmill condominium development (see below for registration instructions & background info). The Planning Committee will decide upon a recommendation to put forward for voting on by the full City council on Oct 8th, but there will be no opportunity for public input at the Oct 8th meeting.

Giving the go-ahead to building condominiums on these islands would detrimentally impact the ability to achieve the full vision of the late Algonquin spiritual leader Grandfather William Commanda for this religious / sacred site.

| August 19, 2014
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