Showing posts with label press release. Show all posts
Showing posts with label press release. Show all posts

Monday, January 21, 2013

#IdleNoMore actions planned province-wide for Jan 27th

Idle No More activists in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Corner Brook, Stephenville, and St. John's are organizing rallies and protests for Sunday, January 27th.

--Solidarity March in Happy Valley-Goose Bay (with Friends of the Grand River/Mistashipu)

--Facebook event for Corner Brook organized by 4 O'Clock Whistle (read press release here)

--Facebook event for St. John's organized by Idle No More St. John's

--Stephenville event Sacred Fire hosted by Bay St. George Cultural Circle,

Idle No More protests have been taking place in NL since early December 2012. The timeline below highlights a few of the many actions in solidarity with the INM movement. This post is intended to promote solidarity as well as to consolidate information, so please help us add to/make corrections to this list by leaving a comment or sending us an email.

Dec 10th —  Idle No More solidarity protest in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador. Video here.

Dec 11th --- NunatuKavut elders arrested for trespassing

Dec 18th --- Dennis Burden arrested

Dec 21st --- Stephenville Idle No More protest

Dec 21st --- St. John's Idle No More solidarity rally

Jan 4, 2013 —The Idle No More campaign held protests in Corner Brook and Grand Falls-Windsor. 

Jan 11, 2013 — NunaTuKavut Community Council Idle No More solidarity protest

Jan 12, 2013 — Idle No More St. John's Round Dance at Avalon Mall

Friday, March 9, 2012

Press Release: Robocall Protest in St. John's

Media Advisory - For immediate release
March 9, 2012
Robocall protest planned for St. John’s
Where: The Colonial Building in Bannerman Park
When: Sunday, March 11, Noon
Why: Protest fraud and voter suppression during the May 2011 federal election

On Sunday, March 11th citizens across Canada will gather to protest the use of illegal voter suppression tactics during the last federal election of May 2011.  

Friday, November 11, 2011

Press Release: The True Cost of War

November 11, 2011
On this Armistice Day, Occupy Newfoundland would remind our federal and provincial governments that supporting our troops and honouring the dead means more than poppies and ceremonies. It means leaving no veteran behind. We encourage Canadians to reflect on the true costs of war, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Friday, November 4, 2011

Press Release: Demonstration Against the Omnibus Crime Bill C-10

For immediate release: November 4th, 2011
St. John’s, NL – The Occupy NL General Assembly is encouraging the public to join in a demonstration on Friday November 4 at the Supreme Court on Water Street, starting at 10 AM. Occupy movements across Canada will demonstrate at their judiciaries to send a message to the Canadian government regarding the Omnibus Crime Bill C-10, which is being rushed through Parliament without adequate public input.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Press Release: Family Day Oct 29th, 2011

For Immediate Release: 28 October 2011

ST. JOHN’S, NL – The daily Occupy NL General Assemblies have voted to promote Saturdays as Family Day. Weather-permitting, each Saturday afternoon the public is invited to come down to Harbourside Park and enjoy face painting, crafts, and music. People are invited to bring “anything fun” to share, such as sidewalk chalk, hula hoops, puppets, instruments, and more. This week costumes are encouraged!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Monday on the Move

After a simply splendid weekend, Occupy Newfoundland is again on the move. So if you've been waiting for a chance to show your support and join with us, perhaps this is your time!

Following a resolution passed at the General Assembly on Wednesday, October 19th, the various standing committees and volunteers have organized a march upon Confederation Hill for Monday the 24th. Members of the public in St. John's and surrounding areas who support the Occupy Movement worldwide are encouraged to join with the community gathering at Harbourside Park by 11 AM on Monday morning. The group will be leaving to join up with other supporters at MUN and the Holiday Inn, arriving at the Confederation Building by 12:30 PM.

The route through the downtown core will take us past the banking district, then heading up and over Carter's Hill. The forecast is currently favorable, but please come prepared for the season. We will also be taking a collection of non-perishable food items for the local food-sharing association.

An Open Letter to Premier Kathy Dunderdale
Dear Premier Dunderdale,

On behalf of the Occupy NL group, we would like to formally invite you to join us in our peaceful assembly outside of the Confederation Building over the lunch-hour on Monday, Oct 24th. We are being joined by members of the Federation of Labour and concerned students from Memorial University.

We feel strongly that the House should resume sitting as soon as possible. We agree that the House as it currently functions is not conducive to effective government or constructive debate, so let's fix it! We are interested in engaging in the process of making it more effective, so it can truly serve the needs of our citizens. If you share our passion, join us!

Occupy NL