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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 http://genuinechange.info

Watch: Author Chris Dixon discusses 'Another Politics'

Greg Macdougall chats with author Chris Dixon about his new book Another Politics.

Read rabble's review of Another Politics here.

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Transformative movement-building: Another politics made clear

Another Politics: Talking Across Today's Transformative Movements

by Chris Dixon
(University of California Press,
2014;
$27.95)

With such widespread challenges and injustice facing our society, combined with the shifting energies and momentum of people power, the 'another politics' Chris Dixon documents in Another Politics: Talking Across Today's Transformative Movements offers perhaps the most promising and exciting approaches to collectively addressing these problems while simultaneously moving us into the world in which we wish to

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Watch: Pam Palmater on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

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Pam Palmater was in Ottawa on Feb. 24 to give a talk entitled "The Law's Role in Canada's National Disgrace: Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls" at the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Law. In this interview she answers why this problem of MMIWG exists, provides an analysis of the current public discourse, and talks about what's important in the urgent call for a national inquiry.

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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.

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| August 19, 2014
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| May 23, 2014

Can postal banking at Canada Post really be successful?

Watch this interview with George Collins and John Anderson, discussing the case for offering banking services through the post office in Canada, and the success of New Zealand's KiwiBank.

Collins is the National Postal Logistics Organiser with EPMU in New Zealand. 

Anderson is the author of the recent CCPA report, "Why Canada Needs Postal Banking."

**Correction: at 1:35, Collins meant to say there are over 850,000 KiwiBank customers (not 350,000)**

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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.

Further info:
Institute for Justice and Democracy In Haiti, http://ijdh.org

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Lubicon Cree interview -- fracking, land defence, rights, sovereignty, support

Greg Macdougall sat down with Cynthia and Garrett Tomlinson, Land and Negotiations Advisor and Communications Coordinator, respectively, of the Lubicon Lake Nation to discuss the ongoing land protests.

 

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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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