Hear first-hand accounts from the World Social Forum special session on Palestine. Yafa Jarar is a member of Students against Israeli Apartheid, and Mike Palecek is a National Union Rep at the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW).
In this lively narrative, newcomers to women's and gender studies, feminist politics, history, and sociology explore a refreshing take on a subject matter often loaded with assumptions.
Got questions about HIV, immigration & refugee law and the new Conservative legislation on health benefits? This workshop is for you.
Join us on Saturday, Dec. 8 to meet Ken Hancock, author of Capital Home Cuisine: Favourite Local Home Cooking Recipes From Capitals Around the World
For all those about to shop, keep Christmas local and progressive!
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Please note our event with Norman Nawrocki is being rescheduled for 2013 - date TBA.
It was originally going to be Nov. 29.
We'll be in touch with the new date asap!
Professor Lipsett-Rivera knows history is not just about great personalities, wars, and revolutions; it is also about daily life.
What is the future of Canadian development NGOs? An Octopus Debate
This Octopus Debate is inspired by Paved with Good Intentions by Nikolas Barry-Shaw and Dru Oja Jay.
In an age of government-imposed austerity, and after 30 years of neo-liberal restructuring, the future of the welfare state looks increasingly uncertain.
An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements.
Imperial Canada, Inc: Legal Haven of Choice for the World's Mining Industries
By Alain Deneault & William Sacher
Translated by Fred A. Reed & Robin Philpot
Co-contributors: Catherine Browne, Mathieu Denis, Patrick Ducharme
Lunch-time round table with Deena Ladd of the Workers’ Action Centre (Toronto)
The laws covering workers are outdated. And the government is not doing enough to enforce the weak laws that do exist. One in three employers breaks the law, often with no penalty.
Please join us to celebrate putting control of media into people's hands and not corporate control.
Speakers and discussion, on different media issues as well as local alternative media projects.
Hosted by your friendly neighbourhood Octopus Books Centretown.
José Sicajau is a Guatemalan who knows what happens when migrant workers in Canada speak out about unsafe working conditions. You get deported.
Get to know the best of the best from Canada’s independent presses! ReLit founder Kenneth J. Harvey celebrates 11 years of fabulous writing with this year’s winners in the Short Fiction, Poetry and Novel categories.
Join us to hear from Julie Lalonde of the Radical Handmaids.
The Radical Handmaids are pro-choice activists who love CanLit and really outrageous hats.
And they’re fighting for reproductive freedom across Canada.
Come hear all about it!
In this engaged critique of the geopolitics of knowledge, Egla Martínez Salazar examines the genocide and other forms of state terror such as racialized feminicide and the attack on Maya childhood that occurred in Guatemala of the 1980s and '90s with the full support of Western colonial powers.
Video launch – You’re invited!
The video, A Struggle to Remember: Fighting For Our Families, will be launched Friday, October 19th at 7 p.m. at Galerie SAW Gallery, 67 Nicholas St. (Wheelchair access through 2 Daly Arts Court entrance.)
Jack Layton: Loyal supporter of those in need, avid cyclist and environmentalist, devoted father, husband and friend; in every way the kind of politician we want to believe in—discovering Jack through the eyes of neighbours, friends, family and other Canadians who knew him...
Join us for a lunch-time round table with Michel Thusky, Elder, Algonquin of Barriere Lake.
A slow-motion crime is taking place in Barriere Lake, three hours north of Ottawa-Gatineau.
Stephen Harper’s foreign policy documents the sordid story of the Canadian government’s sabotage of international environmental efforts, a government totally committed to tar sands producers and a mining industry widely criticized for abuses.
In August 2008, the Free Gaza Movement sent the first international boats to land in the port of Gaza in 41 years to break the illegal siege
Andrew Niikforuk, author of "Tar Sands", presents a new radical analysis of our master-and-slave relationship to energy and a call for change.
Health & justice for refugees, with Samir Shaheen-Hussain. An Octopus Books CRITICAL ENGAGEMENT Samir is a pediatrician who has been involved in radical grassroots social justice movements for over a decade.
How do we organize for progressive social change in an era of unprecedented economic, social, and ecological crises? How do political activists build power and critical analysis into their daily work for change?