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A compilation of links, quotes, videos and audio against the development planned for the sacred Asinabka / Akikodjiwan / Chaudiere Falls site on the Ottawa River (Kichisibi) on unceded Algonquin territory.   Note: Alongside the ‘Zibi’ condo/commercial development plans, Hydro Ottawa / Energy Ottawa has recently started destruction/construction (photos here & here) on a new […]

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In honour of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women – a collection of links to media resources: written articles, downloadable anthologies, and video & audio of interviews and public talks.   2015 marks the 10th year of SIS vigils on October 4th honouring the lives of MMIW. ((UPDATE: removed descriptions and links for 2015 event listings)) […]

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 The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada on Indian Residential Schools closes its multi-year mandate with events here in Ottawa over the next few days. Here are listings of official TRC events open to the public as well as others being held independently that are related in theme. These listings may change and are not […]

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The anti-authoritarian current: sophisticated politics with powerful implications – a book review of “Another Politics: Talking Across Today’s Transformative Movements” by Chris Dixon (University of California Press, 2014). Including 17min video interview embedded at end. by Greg Macdougall With such widespread challenges and injustice facing our society, combined with the shifting energies and momentum of […]

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VIDEOS: 12-min interview and 73-min talk with Pam Palmater discussing root causes / historical context, the current situation and public discourse, and furthering the urgent call for both a national inquiry and an emergency action plan on Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada. “So the reason why I’m talking about Murdered and […]

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A group has formed to save the Islands at Chaudière Falls in Ottawa from being developed into condos, retail and office space. This handout includes an article on the situation as well as links to four videos and two audio interviews, and the contact info for the group: akikpautik@gmail.com Please print, make copies and distribute […]

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From June 15 to June 22, 2014, ‘A Walk For Mother Earth’ continued the journey of ‘Peoples for Mother Earth’ (‘Les peuples pour la Terre Mère‘). They walked 140km over 8 days, from Kanehsatà:ke (or Hudson QC) to Ottawa ON, to continue efforts to oppose pipelines here and elsewheres. The original ‘Les peuples pour la […]

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Interview with George Collins & John Anderson, discussing the case for offering banking services through the post office in Canada, and the success of New Zealand’s KiwiBank. Collins is the National Postal Logistics Organiser with the EPMU union in New Zealand. Anderson is the author of the recent CCPA report, “Why Canada Needs Postal Banking.” […]

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