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November 14, 2011 Literature & Ideas

Fertile Soil for Social Change

Kuyek's "Community Organizing" a wise guide for activists

October 4, 2008 Weblog:

Indian Farmers Beat Back Tata

Farmers in West Bengal, India have pushed Tata Motors off agricultural land.

"The West Bengal government acquired 1,000 acres of land for the Nano project in 2006.

"At least 10,000 farmers accepted compensation for their land, but approximately 2,000 of them rejected it as inadequate and demanded 400 acres of land be returned.

"'You cannot run a plant with police protection, you cannot run a plant when bombs are being thrown, you cannot run a plant when workers are being intimidated,' Tata said."

August 18, 2008 Labour

Workers Rising

Hotel union strikes, rallies and demands social change; gets contracts

August 1, 2008 Month in Review

July in Review

G8 feasts, pancakes go dry and "yellowcake" soars

July 14, 2008 Business

Meeting Crashers

Anti-mining activists confront shareholders at AGM

May 31, 2008 Features

Contemporary Currents of Quebec’s Student Movement

An interview with Sophie Schoen of L'Association pour une Solidarité Syndicale Étudiante (ASSÉ)

May 20, 2008 Accounts

“People’s War” Turns to People’s Vote

Maoist return to the democratic process

February 29, 2008 Accounts

All Eyes On Bolivia

US espionage and aid

February 15, 2008 International News

Reporting on the Ghost of Sankara

Interview with Journalist Jooneed Khan

February 4, 2008 Month in Review

January in Review

News from social movements

February 2, 2008 Accounts

People Power in Gaza

Palestinians descend on border, break Israeli blockade

January 16, 2008 Month in Review

December in Review

Halted deportations, Lakota secession, and social tension in Latin America

January 13, 2008 International News

Echoes of Revolution: Burkina Faso's Thomas Sankara

Part I: Interview with Aziz Fall

January 7, 2008 Features

Impacting Unimpaired

New agreements like the SPP and TILMA are aimed directly at unimpeded extraction in the tar sands

November 22, 2007 Labour

Letting the Wildcat Out of the Bag

Alberta's Averted Energy Tradesworker General Strike and the Fall Wildcat Walk-Outs

November 20, 2007 Canadian News

"Full Confrontation with the State"

Vancouver's Anti-Poverty Committee escalates opposition to 2010 Olympics

November 12, 2007 Original Peoples

The Richest First Nation in Canada

Ecological and political life in Fort MacKay

October 30, 2007 Environment

Environmentalism in Alberta?

Activists say communities are beginning to stand up to tar sands

October 23, 2007 Opinion

We Speak for Ourselves

Indigenous peoples challenge the fossil fuel regime in Alberta

October 1, 2007 Month in Review

September in Review

GM on strike, uranium mining, 1.2 million dead in Iraq

September 30, 2007 Weblog:

Burma and Democracy Protests: Where is the coverage of Ivanhoe?

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Burma (aka Myanmar) has been on the front page of the Globe and Mail twice this week, and has been featured by many other publications and media outlets, as monks and pro-democracy protesters are mercilessly killed on the orders of the military junta that rules the country.

This has spawned a whole outpouring of solidarity and concern in various forms, as should be expected.

But the media coverage has been truly bizarre, and it seriously compromises the aims of that solidarity. The massive coverage given to the Burmese crackdown raises two very serious questions, the premises of which are somewhat contradictory:

1. Where was the the media outrage when this was happening in Haiti?

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September 20, 2007 Weblog:

Demonstrators Disrupt Bernier's First Speech in Quebec as Foreign Minister

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One by one, protesters stood up to interrupt recently appointed foreign minister Maxime Bernier during a speech urging support for the occupation of Afghanistan.

Press accounts in both French and English called it a "baptism of fire" for Bernier.

Radio-Canada has video.

Toronto Star correspondent Allan Woods couldn't make the drive from Ottawa, and ended up publishing quotes from the transcript that was sent to him. He probably got home early enough to watch it on TV.

September 15, 2007 Photo Essay

At the Gates of Fortress North America

Opposing the Security and Prosperity Partnership: Demonstrations in Montebello

September 8, 2007 Month in Review

August In Review

Climate camp-outs, resource resistance, deep opposition to integration, and wiki crimes

August 31, 2007 Weblog:

Letter to Council of Canadians

[Andrea from People's Global Action picked up the CoC's petitions at the anti-SPP demonstration and decided to make a few points while offering to deliver them.]

Dear Maude and Staff at the Council of Canadians,

I just wanted to write to let you know that the 10,000 petitions you delivered with great fanfare to the gates of the Chateau Montebello last week are safe. You know, the ones in the three clear plastic bins with the blue lids. The ones featured in that photo on your website ( www.canadians.org).

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August 13, 2007 Opinion

Bringing the SPP Out of the Shadows

Protesters mobilize against new trade and security talks

August 4, 2007 Canadian News

AFN Supports Direct Action?

Day of Action discussed, criticized at AFN General Assembly

August 3, 2007 Foreign Policy

UN Arrested 40 Ahead of Harper's Haiti Visit

Many demonstrators remain in jail

August 1, 2007 Month in Review

July In Review

Anti-Canada Day, taking corporations to court, and striving to pie Alberta's Premier

July 27, 2007 Original Peoples

Reaching the Breaking Point

Mixed results on First Nations Day of Action

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