Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Occupied Ottawa to celebrate one year anniversary

  Occupied Ottawa (formerly Occupy Ottawa) activists return to Confederation Park on Monday to celebrate the movement’s one year anniversary with art, performance, music, speeches and educational workshops. Occupied Ottawa, a part of the global grassroots Occupy movement against economic disparity and social injustice, “occupied” the park from October 15, 2011, until its eviction on November 23, ...

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Occupied Ottawa Returns: May 12 2012

Canadian Human Rights Monument, Ottawa

Occupy Ottawa: Occupy Ottawa Review: February 2012

March 1, 2012 – Beginning with this post, will publish a synopsis of what’s taken place over the course of each month, as well as some of the trending topics at Occupy Ottawa, with …Read More

Canadian Progressive World: Activist Communique: 2nd Ottawa Annual Day of Justice for murdered and missing Indigenous women

Hundreds of Ottawans are expected on Parliament Hill tomorrow to demand justice for 600 missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. The event is part of the nationwide February 14th Annual Women’s Memorial March, which …Read More

Canadian Progressive World: An Occupy Ottawa activist laments Harper Conservatives’ budget cuts

The Conservative government’s “austerity” budget cuts, they’re coming. Huge cuts to social programs and services. Cuts so deep they’ll alter the quality of life of thousands of Canadians. Especially through massive job losses in the …Read More

Canadian Progressive World: Occupy Ottawa to protest Crime Bill C-10 on Parliament Hill

Hundreds of activists are expected on Parliament Hill at noon on Tuesday, January 31, to protest the Harper Conservative government’s widely condemned omnibus crime Bill C-10. The protest is being organized by the Political Action …Read More

Canadian Progressive World: Canada’s Occupy and labor activists rally against Caterpillar’s state-sponsored corporate greed

Occupy Ottawa activists are expected to join thousands of Canadian Occupy and labour activists in London, Ont., on Saturday, January 21, for a massive rally against Electro-Motive Diesel Canada. The company, a subsidiary of U.S. …Read More

Canadian Progressive World: Occupy Lanark County: Newest Canadian Occupy Movement to Hold First General Assembly

As the Occupy Ottawa website reported earlier, on Sunday, December 11, 2011, more than 100 people packed O’Reilly’s Pub in Perth to hear speakers from the Occupy Ottawa movement talk about their collective and personal …Read More

Canadian Progressive World: January 2012 protest actions by Occupy Ottawa and allies in Canada and the US

A protest on Parliament Hill to end Omnibus Crime Bill C-10. Ending violence against indigenous women. A teach-in for Crime Bill C-10. Occupy Toronto Activist Assembly. Martin Luther King Day of Action. Occupy Congress. These …Read More

Canadian Progressive World: Contemplating the future, Occupy Ottawa hints at political role

Occupy Ottawa activist, Andy Wilson, sees a future political role for the movement. During Occupy Ottawa’s November 28 General Assembly, Wilson proposed the creation of a Political Action Committee for the movement. During its December …Read More

Canadian Progressive World: Defiant Occupy Ottawa returns to Confederation Park

Occupy Ottawa’s tents are gone from Confederation Park. But the movement’s right to use the park to exercise its freedoms of assembly and expression, which are enshrined in Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms, remains …Read More

Canadian Progressive World: Occupy Ottawa evicted from tents, Attawapiskat First Nations forced into tents

The irony of it all! At around Wednesday morning, more than 150 Ottawa Police officers pounced on eight Occupy Ottawa protesters peacefully resisting eviction from Confederation Park, where they’d camped for five weeks shining …Read More

Canadian Progressive World: Obert Madondo in the news: Metro News on November 23 2011

Metro News reports on my injuries sustained when I was dragged by Ottawa Police officers during the eviction of Occupy Ottawa protesters from Confederation Park shortly after yesterday. Quote from the paper: “”They dragged me …Read More

Canadian Progressive World: On Global Day of Action, Occupy Ottawa flexes underrated muscle

By Obert Madondo Even as the threat of eviction from Confederation Park looms larger, the Occupy Ottawa movement is getting stronger, says Arun Smith. Yesterday, the movement held simultaneous marches before four key Ottawa landmarks: …Read More

Canadian Progressive World: Occupy Ottawa Protest Day 30 Video

Canadian Progressive World: Occupy Ottawa Protest Day 29 Video

Canadian Progressive World: Occupy Ottawa’s Little Remembrance Day Dilemma

The Occupy Ottawa Movement faces a little moral dilemma on Remembrance Day tomorrow: to protest or not to protest? Remembrance Day is a solemn day for Commonwealth countries. A day to remember members of the …Read More

Canadian Progressive World: Occupy Ottawa Pays Tribute to Late Vancouver Occupier Ashlie Gough

(Originally Published on Occupy Ottawa website) The Occupy Ottawa Movement observed a moment of silence before its General Assembly last night to commemorate the death of Vancouver Occupier, Ashlie Gough. The 23-year-old Victoria native died …Read More

Canadian Progressive World: Occupy Ottawa, Carleton University Dept of Sociology and Anthropology, to Co-sponsor Discussion on CAPITALIST CULTURE

The recent hurricane of negative media coverage just isn’t slowing Occupy Ottawa down. Especially where “outreach” and “public education/engagement” is concerned. On Tuesday, November 15, the Occupy Ottawa Outreach Committee will join hands with the Department of Sociology …Read More

Canadian Progressive World: Occupy Ottawa: We’re a Family

Who’re these activists driving the global Occupy movement? Without a single coherent message, what exactly do they want? And their agenda? These are just few of the oft-repeated questions about the hundreds of thousands of world citizens currently occupying …Read More

Canadian Progressive World: Carleton University Grad Students To Donate $300 to Occupy Ottawa

The Graduate Students’ Association at Carleton University will donate $300 to Occupy Ottawa to create a new a “Learning Commons” tent in the park. A representative of the association announced the donation during the movement’s General Assembly on Sunday. Pages: 1 2

Canadian Progressive World: Global Occupy Movement Made in Canada

  The global Occupy Movement arrived in Canada nearly a month after the first Occupy Wall Street protest. But, the movement is a made-in-Canada thing. Pages: 1 2

Canadian Progressive World: Occupy Ottawa to Join Air Canada Flight Attendants Rally on Parliament Hill

The General Assembly (GA) of Occupy Ottawa last night resolved to join Air Canada flight attendants’ rally on Parliament Hill at 12:00 noon on Friday, Friday, October 21, 2011. Occupy Ottawa is encouraging all in the movement to come out and “support our fellow travelers in their struggle to be treated fairly by the Canadian government.” Pages: ...

Canadian Progressive World: Occupy Ottawa to protest Canadian International Council foreign policy event on Canada-US integration

From Occupy Ottawa, unedited: Friends, We’re pleased to inform you that Occupy Ottawa will hold a protest march and rally outside the Sheraton Hotel (O’connor and Albert) on Wednesday October 19th. We will be protesting a foreign policy event on “Canada-US political and economic integration” taking place at the hotel. The event is hosted by ...

Canadian Progressive World: Great Start to Occupy Ottawa Protest

Occupy Ottawa started as a solidarity movement in support the Occupy Wall Street movement. On Sunday, the movement defined itself as truly Canadian. More than 750 Occupy Ottawa protesters marched through Ottawa’s downtown core. The protesters’ sang. Their signs spoke loudly. And the message was clearly that Canadians are concerned about their own economic insecurity. ...