Image: Jason Zhang/Wikimedia Commons

As this year concludes, it’s time to look ahead to the new year and all the mobilizations, political actions, and dates to mark!

Please see below a draft outline of dates. Please add any additional dates that may come to mind in the comments section below.


1 – 25th anniversary of the Zapatista uprising
15 – 100th anniversary of death of Rosa Luxemburg
15 – Earth Strike ‘kickoff protest’
19 – #WomensWave Women’s March on Washington
21 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
31 – Unist’ot’en application response deadline re: Coastal GasLink fracked gas pipeline


5 – Hearing on the Israeli Navy’s seizure of two Freedom Flotilla Coalition ships
14-18 – PowerShift: Young and Rising conference in Ottawa
15 (tbc) – National Energy Board report on Trans Mountain pipeline expected
tbc – Sentencing of the Stansted 15 (activists who blocked a deportation airplane in the UK)


1 – Provincial election in Alberta (to be held sometime between March 1 and May 31)
3-6 – Counter-protests vs PDAC mining conference in Toronto
3 – 3rd anniversary of death of Berta Cáceres in Honduras
8 – International Women’s Day
22 – World Water Day
29 – United Kingdom membership in the European Union scheduled to end


10 – 100th anniversary of death of Emiliano Zapata
15-22 – Extinction Rebellion international rebellion actions
27 – Earth Strike ‘halfway Earth Day protest’


1 – May Day
1 – Interlocutory hearing on injunction vs Unist’ot’en to be heard by this date
9 – Counter-protest vs. anti-choice March for Life in Ottawa
15 – 100th anniversary of Winnipeg General Strike
23-26 – European Parliament election


23 – Gay Pride march in Toronto
28 – 50th anniversary of Stonewall Uprising
28-29 – G20 summit in Japan
(tbc) – cabinet decision on Trans Mountain pipeline expected
(tbc) – federal decision on Teck Resources Frontier tar sands mine expected


(tbc) – construction on Trans Mountain pipeline could begin at this time


1 – Earth Strike ‘final pre-strike protest’


2 – Labour Day
13 – 12th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
23 – United Nations Sustainable Development Goals summit in New York City
25 – 10th anniversary of G20 pledging to phase out fossil fuel subsidies (now at US$452b a year)
27 – ‘General Strike to Save the Planet’
(tbc) – flooding for Site C hydro-electric dam reservoir to increase


7 – Provincial election in Prince Edward Island
7 – Territorial election in Northwest Territories
8 – Provincial election in Newfoundland and Labrador
21 – Federal election in Canada
22 – 175th anniversary of the birth of Louis Riel


11-22 – United Nations COP25 climate conference in Chile
29 – International Women Human Rights Defender Day


6 – 30th anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre
10 – Human Rights Day
18 – International Migrants Day

Image: Jason Zhang/Wikimedia Commons

Brent Patterson is a political activist and writer.

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Brent Patterson

Brent Patterson is a political activist, writer and the executive director of Peace Brigades International-Canada. He lives in Ottawa on the traditional, unceded and unsurrendered territories of the Algonquin...