rabble blogs are the personal pages of some of Canada's most insightful progressive activists and commentators. All opinions belong to the writer; however, writers are expected to adhere to our guidelines. We welcome new bloggers -- contact us for details.

Activist Communique: Naomi Klein and Hawksley Workman G20 legal defence fundraiser

Please chip in to support more articles like this. Support rabble.ca in its summer fundraiser today for as little as $1 per month!

What: G20 Legal Defence Fundraiser with Naomi Klein and Hawksley Workman (with an optional special pre-event with Naomi Klein)
When: Thursday, November 11. Doors. 8 p.m.
Where: The Great Hall 1087 Queen St West, Toronto ON
Website: http://www.facebook.com/?sk=messages#!/event.php?eid=108578439206467

During the G20 summit in June this year, the residents of Toronto bore witness to the largest mass arrest in Canadian history as approximately 1200 people were assaulted, harassed, beaten and arrested by the police. More than 250 were charged and six remain in jail. Others are out on bail under extraordinarily restrictive conditions, continuing to face police harassment and re-arrest. Legal costs are mounting.

Despite this repression, more than 40,000 people marched on the streets of Toronto to resist the destructive, exploitative and exclusionary agenda of the G20. As we continue to organize against the G20 agenda, we must now also raise money to defend all those who are forced to go through expensive legal proceedings.

So mark the date -- November 11th -- and join us for an evening of song and speech with Naomi, Hawksley and friends! All proceeds raised will be donated to the G20 legal defence fund.

Tickets: $50 in advance, $60 at the door

You can purchase tickets online for the pre-event & main event or the main event only at Gallery AC.

ANOTHER STORY: 315 Roncesvalles Avenue/ 416-462-1104
ROTATE THIS: 801 Queen St. West/ 416-504-8447
SOUNDSCAPES: 572 College St./ 416-537-1620
TORONTO WOMENS BOOKSTORE: 73 Harbord St/ 416-922-8744

PRE-EVENT WITH NAOMI KLEIN: A special reception with Naomi Klein prior to the beginning of the main show. Capacity limited to 60 people. On first come first serve basis. Tickets for pre-event + show are $100, and are available online only

**
If you would like to volunteer, please email Allison at: november11vo[email protected].

#30#

Thank you for reading this story…

More people are reading rabble.ca than ever and unlike many news organizations, we have never put up a paywall – at rabble we’ve always believed in making our reporting and analysis free to all, while striving to make it sustainable as well. Media isn’t free to produce. rabble’s total budget is likely less than what big corporate media spend on photocopying (we kid you not!) and we do not have any major foundation, sponsor or angel investor. Our main supporters are people and organizations -- like you. This is why we need your help. You are what keep us sustainable.

rabble.ca has staked its existence on you. We live or die on community support -- your support! We get hundreds of thousands of visitors and we believe in them. We believe in you. We believe people will put in what they can for the greater good. We call that sustainable.

So what is the easy answer for us? Depend on a community of visitors who care passionately about media that amplifies the voices of people struggling for change and justice. It really is that simple. When the people who visit rabble care enough to contribute a bit then it works for everyone.

And so we’re asking you if you could make a donation, right now, to help us carry forward on our mission. Make a donation today.

Comments

We welcome your comments! rabble.ca embraces a pro-human rights, pro-feminist, anti-racist, queer-positive, anti-imperialist and pro-labour stance, and encourages discussions which develop progressive thought. Our full comment policy can be found here. Learn more about Disqus on rabble.ca and your privacy here. Please keep in mind:

Do

  • Tell the truth and avoid rumours.
  • Add context and background.
  • Report typos and logical fallacies.
  • Be respectful.
  • Respect copyright - link to articles.
  • Stay focused. Bring in-depth commentary to our discussion forum, babble.

Don't

  • Use oppressive/offensive language.
  • Libel or defame.
  • Bully or troll.
  • Post spam.
  • Engage trolls. Flag suspect activity instead.