May Day Ottawa: Solidarity Against Austerity

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 15:30

Solidarity Against Austerity is a newly formed network of community, student, labour, peace, environmental, and anti-poverty organizations, which is organizing to stop the cuts to our public services and defend workers rights.

May Day is a commemoration and active civic engagement that takes place on International Labour Day, whereby we remember the struggles of workers across the world who have fought and continue to fight for fairer wages, better working conditions, and equal economic opportunities. This day, is for all members of Canadian society.

Both citizens and non-status peoples, persons of colour and queer communities, migrant workers, women, youth, children, students, persons with disabilities, persons of all faiths. Our government and the corporate elite are deploying measures of austerity that is leading to the depletion of our much valued social and public services, an increase in criminalization and racialization of our communities, continuous colonial and environmentally racist practices against indigenous peoples and lands, and supporting wars that are killing innocent civilians.

Join the protest to stop the cuts at 11:30 AM at Confederation Park and march to the Prime Ministers Office at Wellington and Elgin for a Noon Hour Rally featuring John Gordon  (PSAC) Natalie Mehra (Ontario Health Coalition) and Clayton Thomas- Muller (Indigenous Environmental Network, Tar Sands Campaign Director)

Attend Our Teach In at 2 p.m.:

Session A [2:00 – 3:15] The Meaning of Austerity

Greg Albo [York University]

Janet Fraser ]Elementary Teachers Federation]

Brian McDougall [Federal government Worker]

Session B Fighting Back

Morna Ballantyne [Solidarity Against Austerity]

Nadia Willard [ACORN]

Clayton Thomas-Muller [Indigenous Environmental Network).


Confederation Park
Elgin and Laurier
Ottawa, , ON
45° 25' 15.9024" N, 75° 41' 35.0268" W
Ontario CA

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