Why did the world's newest country, South Sudan, sink into a devastating civil war less than three years after independence? How did the secession of its southern region affect the 'rump state', Sudan?
On his last national tour, David Suzuki shares the wisdom of a life full of action and celebrates Canadians who are standing up for the people and places they love. A special evening of inspiration, music and learning.
Norval Morrisseau (1932–2007), Ojibway shaman-artist, drew his first sketches at age six in the sand on the shores of Lake Nipigon, and his first paintings were in cheap watercolour on birch bark and moose hide.
In partnership with Grandmothers Advocacy Network (GRAN), we will be present at this interactive event with Sally Armstrong, award winning humanitarian, journalist and author.
Globetrotting or Global Citizenship? explores the broad range of international experiential learning options available to Canadian students, as well as the opportunities and the ethical dilemmas that come with them.
In collaboration with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Ottawa-Cuba Connections, the Canadian Network on Cuba and Frente para la Defensa de los Pueblos Hugo Chavez, Octopus presents a short lecture by Keith Bolender based on his latest book Cuba Under Siege, American Policy, the Revolution an
Sept. 26 2014
Raw Sugar Cafe
692 Somerset St W,
Resisting Canada’s Myths of War and Peacekeeping! We are launching three books under this common theme with author Jessica Squires, Luke Stewart, Sarah Hipworth & Stephen Dale!
In the spirit of Amy Tan’s international bestselling novel The Joy Luck Club, Mirrors and Mirages is an intricately woven, deftly told story that follows the lives of women and their daughters.
In the wake of revelations about National Security Agency activities—many of which occur “in the cloud”—this book offers both enlightenment and a critical view. Cloud computing and big data are arguably the most significant forces in information technology today.
Octopus is honoured to present this timely and pertinent book on Palestine in support of Palestinians' on-going struggle for freedom on their homeland .
With Richard Swift ; Errol Sharpe ; Cy Gonick ; Andrea Levy and Bob Thomson
Book Signing, Meet the Author of Truth That Wampum Tells
Cinema Politica At the Peoples Social Forum 2014!
Octopus Books and The Kino-nda-niimi Collective presents two launches of The Winter We Danced, a collection of writing, poetry, lyrics, art and images from the diverse voices that make up the past, present, and future of the Idle No More movement.
August 21-24, 2014
University of Ottawa, 550 Cumberland St,
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
For more than a century academics have had unique rights to speak, teach, and write freely.
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.