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
“I don’t train actors. I train citizens” - George Luscombe
Featuring readings from the new book Conversations with George Luscombe by co-author Steven Bush and TWP veteran J. Douglas Campbell
Join us for an important discussion with Mexican activist and academic Octavio Rosas Landa about the impacts of 20 years of the North American Free Trade Agreement in Mexico and the resistance movements that have emerged in its wake.
We are pleased to host lawyer Rafael Maldonado from the Guatemalan Centre for Environmental, Social and Legal Action (CALAS). CALAS is one of the most important centres for environmental justice in Guatemala.
The call for a National Action Plan on Violence Against Women comes from many groups across Canada and it grows.
Hosted by Shari Graydon, please join us for a celebration of this groundbreaking book "Defending Battered Women on Trial, Lessons from the Transcripts" with author Elizabeth Sheehy.
Co-presented with ABSeries.org, and thanks to the Department of English Language and Literature at Carleton University, we are thrilled to have Eden Robinson, a Haisla/Heiltsuk author who grew up in Haisla, British Columbia, with us on the evening of March 4.
Please join us for a talk by an award-winning British/Israeli journalist Jonathan Cook:
What the struggle by Israeli Arabs for equality reveals about the State of Israel today