Beat back the Tory attack! Video report from Anti-Harper, anti-con rally in Ottawa

Hundreds march in Ottawa to oppose the Conservative Party national convention and Prime Minister Harper's keynote speech, his first major address since gaining a majority government.

The call to rally was to "make clear to the Conservative Party that we will not sit idly by while they attack our communities."

Harper Dégage! Beat Back the Tory Attack!
June 10th March to oppose the Conservative Party National Convention
Take Back The Capital

Speakers:
00:15 - Dan Sawyer, Take The Capital
01:25 - Brigette DePape, the 'rogue page'
03:13 - Lynn Bue, Canadian Union of Postal Workers
06:26 - Mohan Mishare, No One Is Illegal Toronto
09:32 - Mostafah Hanaway, TADAMON!
12:36 - Bridget Tolley, Families of Sisters In Spirit
21:19 - Ben Powless, Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Movement - full speech: http://bit.ly/l9vmJF
22:18 - Liisa Schofield, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty

Website: http://takethecapital.wordpress.com
Email:
Twitter: @june10resist - http://twitter.com/june10resist
& #takethecapital - http://twitter.com/search?q=%23takethecapital

Endorsing organizations:
No One Is Illegal (Ottawa) ~~ No One Is Illegal (Montreal) ~~ Canadian Union of Postal Workers (National) ~~ Common Cause (Ottawa) ~~ Under Pressure (Ottawa) ~~ Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Movement (Ottawa) ~~ Comité Harper Dégage! (Montréal) ~~ Pro-Choice Coalition of Ottawa ~~ FIRST: Feminists Advocating for Rights and Equality for Sex Workers (Vancouver) ~~ Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada (Vancouver) ~~ Prostitutes of Ottawa: Work, Educate Resist! ~~ NOWAR-PAIX (Ottawa) ~~ Drug Users Advocacy League (Ottawa) ~~ Students Against Israeli Apartheid (Carleton University) ~~ Families of Sisters In Spirit ~~ People's Commission Network (Montreal) ~~ Tadamon! (Montreal) ~~ Immigrant Workers Centre (Montreal) ~~ Ottawa Raging Grannies ~~ Climate Justice Ottawa ~~ Le Collectif de recherche sur l'autonomie (Montréal) ~~ Agitate! Queer People Of Colour (Ottawa) ~~ 2110 center for Gender Advocacy (Montréal) ~~ Solidarity Across Borders (Montréal) ~~ Comité opposé à la Brutalité Policière (Montréal) ~~ Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (Toronto) ~~ Socialist Solidarity (Vancouver) ~~ End the Prison Industrial Complex (Kingston) ~~ Coalition Against Psychiatric Assault (Toronto) ~~ Queer McGill (Montréal) ~~ Student Christian Movement (Ottawa) ~~ Canadian Auto Workers Local 567

Video by Greg Macdougall

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