Showing posts with label activism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label activism. Show all posts

Sunday, April 28, 2013

MAY 1ST -- Public Information Meeting on Fracking to be Held in St. John's

The goal of this meeting is to inform people about the plans for fracking in this province, with the intent of forming a Fracking Awareness Group for the East Coast.  A Fracking Awareness Group has been established on the West Coast and have been very effective in getting the word out and mobilizing people.

Learn more about what has already been done from allies reporting at the 4 O'Clock Whistle and other posts on fracking published on this blog.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Just protest now - call to action

No one needs permission to organize a protest. If you think it's a good idea to have a rally in your community or neighborhood, then you should. If you wanted to picket your MHA's office, then you should. If you want to write an editorial for the news or call into open line, you should. Make a sign or a banner, write the script for a protest play. There are many ways to take action, and a culture of protest emerges when people take it on themselves to just go ahead and act, feeling compelled to do so right now.

This is not to say protest actions should be impulsive -- on the contrary they need to be thought out -- but just to say that it's really up to you to take the lead and get the ball rolling if you want to effect change. Even seemingly small actions can have a big impact (putting up posters around your town, for example). There have been many protests in the last couple years we have written about on this page. If you browse through our content and the link list, you'll see lots of other ideas for protests as well. These range from occupation of public space, marches and rallies, to grassroots food-sharing kitchens, to culture jamming, and beyond. Protesting is about getting creative and thinking about what sort of action works to best convey your message.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Screening of Occupy Love in St. John's on April 11-12 @ the Lantern!

Everyone is invited to international launch of award-winning documentary film maker Velcrow Ripper's film, Occupy Love. The film will launch at The Lantern at 35 Barnes Road, April 11th and 12th at 7PM.

Check out the Facebook page:

There will be 110 tickets available for $10 each and they will go on sale at Fred's Records on Duckworth starting March 15th. There are also a small number of tickets available for free for those who can't afford tickets and would like to come out to the event. If this is you please email [email protected]

Thanks, and see you there!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Regular Talking Circles on the West Coast of Newfoundland to Address the Systemic Causes of Social and Environmental Injustice in the Province – First Talking Circle (March 17th)

The first in a series of Talking Circles (to rotate between St. Georges and Corner Brook) will be held on Sunday, March 17th starting at 2 pm in the Cultural Centre, St Georges. These circles will be aimed at addressing the systemic causes of social and environmental injustice in the Newfoundland and Labrador.
A talking circle is used as a way to organize group discussions in an egalitarian manner. Group members typically sit in a circle and discuss issues with simple rules: the talking stick, or other object, is passed around the circle, and the person holding the talking stick may speak though the "holder" may allow interjection. It can be a place where people come together for personal healing in search for new directions or to make amends. People participating are there to deal with whatever the subject is and talking stick encourages effective speaking and listening/acknowledging.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

May 1st : Musicians Sign Up Thread

May 1st is less than a week away and preparations for the day at Harbourside have begun.

Musicians and other performing artists would be only too welcome, from 12 noon until 12 midnight.
Any persons or groups who are interested in participating with this event can sign up by posting a comment below.  If you have special requirements or needs (power outlets) knowing about them ahead of time would be most helpful.  There will be food provided at the Park during the day.

Solidarity forever!

Friday, April 13, 2012

A Message From Adbusters: Tactical Briefing #29 - Battle for the Soul of Occupy

Message from Adbusters:
First they silenced our uprising with a media blackout… then they smashed our encampments with midnight paramilitary raids… and now they’re threatening to neutralize our insurgency with an insidious campaign of donor money and co-optation. This counter-strategy worked to kill off the Tea Party’s outrage and turn it into a puppet of the Republican Party. Will the same happen with Occupy Wall Street? Will our insurgency turn into the Democrats’ Tea Party pet? ...
Will you allow Occupy to become a project of the old left, the same cabal of old world thinkers who have blunted the possibility of revolution for decades? Will you allow MoveOn, The Nation and Ben & Jerry to put the brakes on our Spring Offensive and turn our struggle into a “99% Spring” reelection campaign for President Obama? ...
Whatever you do, don’t allow our revolutionary struggle to fizzle out into another lefty whine and clicktivist campaign like has happened so many times in the past. Let’s Occupy the clicktivists and crash the MoveOn party. Let’s #DEFENDOCCUPY and stop the derailment of our movement that looms ahead.
for the wild,
Culture Jammers HQ
For the full tactical briefing and links to other tactical briefings, click here. (I recommend checking out Tactical Briefing #28 in particular!)

Friday, January 20, 2012

Uniterra Towards 2015: Symposium Series

    • When
      Wednesday, February 8, 2012
    • Time
      3:30pm until 7:00pm
  • Where
    The Landing, UC (University Centre)
  • Description
    On Wednesday, February 8th, WUSC-MUN will be hosting the 2012 edition of the “Uniterra Towards 2015: Symposium Series.” The theme for this year is "food and water security." There will be three speakers, all speaking on contemporary local and international issues. The speakers are:

Monday, December 12, 2011

International Human Rights Week Events

Sidewalk Clearing Rally Today

The Essential Transit Association is planning a rally in support of sidewalk snow clearing today at Harbourside Park starting at 3:30.  More details available here.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Human Rights Day panel discussion this Saturday

Larger version available here.

This panel discussion is the first of our events for the International Week of Action on Human Rights.  You can find our poster for this week's events here
And we also have a flyer for the week, you can find a copy here

For the Words in Edgewise event on Wednesday, read their blog for more information.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Bill C-11 Information Round-Up

From the FB Group:

I would like to bring something to everyone's attention, an upcoming bill that will have a direct affect on all of us. Bill C-11, called the "Copyright Modernization Act". You may have heard about an earlier incarnation of this bill, called "C-32"; this is the exact same bill, word-for-word. It is being pushed largely by lobbyists representing U.S. interests, and there is evidence to suggest this lobbying is largely funded by U.S. corporations.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

this is a movement of compassion.

- thenextstep709

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Mad Lurv to the Sanely Worded

Scott Bartlett of on Occupy Newfoundland and Labrador, week one.

If anyone else has a blog they would like included on the Links here, please leave a comment below with the address information.
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