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In partnership with Purich Publishing and the Canadian Health Coalition, Octopus Books presents: 'Moving Aboriginal Health Forward: Discarding Canada's Legal Barriers' with author Yvonne Boyer.
Special Event: Leocadio Juracan on Indigenous Peasant Farmers’ Land Rights and Forced Displacement in Guatemala
Coffee & treats will be served.
Beloved Glebite Clyde Sanger has a new opus to add to his canon! It's called Second Wind, but in Clyde's words, this book "might as equally be called Second Fling because, like its predecessor, Defrosting (2005), it is unashamedly a further act of self-indulgence, a self-published collection of
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." Dr Seuss.
Join us for the Ottawa premiere of Seeds of Hope
Wednesday, May 28 2014
@ MayFair Theatre (1074 Bank St.)
“Diversidad – A Road Trip to Deconstruct Dinner” is a documentary about a group of young Canadians who got on their bikes to raise awareness on the impacts of Word Trade Organization and industrial agriculture.
Commoning was a way of life for most of our ancestors. In Reclaiming the Commons for the Common Good, author Heather Menzies journeys to her roots in the Scottish Highlands, where her family lived in direct relation with the land since before recorded time.
Please join Kizzy Paris for a discussion at our lunchtime series on the state of our education system for our children.
Book Launch - Peacemakers: How people around the world are building a world free of war
By Douglas Roche, O.C.
Published by James Lorimer & Co
Between October 2010 and May 2013, Sam McKegney conducted interviews with leading Indigenous artists, critics, activists, and elders on the subject of Indigenous manhood.
Publicity pervades our political and public culture, but little has been written that critically examines the basis of the modern Canadian “publicity state.” This collection is the first to focus on the central themes in the state’s relationship with publicity practices and the “permanent campaig
The moon figures prominently in Prayer Songs, this first collection of poetry by Gord Bruyere. Structured to reflect a moon cycle and deeply influenced by traditional Anishinaabe cultural teachings, these twenty-eight poems explore different motivations and expression of prayer.
MiningWatch Canada and Octopus books are pleased to host Extractive Legacies, featuring presentations and discussion with MiningWatch board members Kevin O'Reilly and Bruce Maclean.
Please note that this event is postponed.
Caryl Patrick, a researcher for the Canadian Homelessness Research Network, and Shelly Longboat of MInwaashin Lodge - Aboriginal Women's Support Centre will join us for a discussion on Aboriginal Homelessness in Canada inspired by Caryl's latest report of the sam
Octopus Books, Louis Riel Bolivarian Circle (Ottawa branch) and the Frente Bolivariano para la defensa de los pueblos Hugo Chavez present this special event to discuss what's happening in Venezuela.
Which of us has not been caught short by our need for a toilet? The Crohns and Colitis Foundation surveyed their members in 2008 only to find that more than 85% of them had been humiliated in this way. What parent has not had their child urinate or defecate behind a tree in a park?
Today, when it seems like everything has been privatized, when austerity is too often seen as an economic or political problem that can be solved through better policy, and when the idea of moral values has been commandeered by the right, how can we re-imagine the forces used as weapons against c
Dear Friends and Supporters,
Waiting for the response from the Court of Appeal for Ontario regarding Hassan Diab's extradition order is difficult and stressful for Hassan and his family.
They need our support to keep up their spirits!
Arctic historian Kenn Harper gathers the best of his columns about Inuit history, which appear weekly in Nunatsiaq News, in this exciting new series of books.
"Anarchists in the Boardroom: How social media and social movements can help your organisation to be more like people" is a journey through worker-run factories, Occupy encampments, a spattering of non-violent direct actions and even a few forward-thinking companies, to make the case for helping