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May Day 2015

Resist Austerity. Demand Change.

4pm – Gather at the Human Rights Monument

5pm – March Begins

6pm – Converge at Prime Ministers’ Office

The noise: Everyone is welcome to attend the annual May Day march against austerity! Bring your noise makers, pots and pans, and drums to ensure that the march is vibrant and loud!

English Poster (11×17)                                l’affiche française (11×17)

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Download English flyers here or French flyers here or the 11×17 poster above and help spread the word in your community. You can also download 8.5×11 posters here in English or in French.

ENDORSED BY: Ottawa and District Labour Council, Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE), The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), Service Employees International Union (SEIU Local 2), Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE Local 2204, CUPE 4600, CUPE 4000, Ottawa CUPE District Council), Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW Local 580 – Ottawa Local, CUPW Central Region), Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU Region 4), Ottawa ACORN, Ottawa Peace Assembly, Conseil régional d’action politique de l’Outaouais (CRAPO – AFPC/PSAC), PSAC Ottawa Area Council (AFPC/PSAC), Hugo Chavez People’s Defence Front, Communist Party of Canada – Ottawa, Anakbayan Ottawa, Unifor local 3011, Workers Communist Party of Kurdistan, Workers Communist Party of Iraq, Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union (COPE Local 225), the International Socialists, Philippine Migrants Society of Canada (PMSC), and Solidarity Against Austerity (SAA).

Solidarity Against Austerity at the Peoples’ Social Forum

PSF-logoSolidarity Against Austerity is supporting or co-hosting several workshops at the Peoples’ Social Forum this week (taking place at the University of Ottawa – the full program is available at http://peoplessocialforum.org/):

FROM ANTI-AUSTERITY TO ANTI-CAPITALISM: BUILDING A LOCAL LEFT ORGANIZATION
9:00am, Friday, August 22. Room DMS 1160

Despite the economic crisis of 2008 and the austerity turn by governments, the left in Canada has had plenty of difficulty building organizations capable of fighting back. How can the left rebuild local organizations capable of building the broad-based political movement to resist austerity and advance an anti-capitalist alternative?
– Solidarity Against Austerity (Ottawa), and Solidarity Halifax. English Simultaneous translation Read the rest of this entry

General Assembly

Monday, June 23–25One Community, 251 rue Bank Street, 2nd floor/2e étage,* 6:30 PM/18h30

All are welcome, with respect to our new Safer Spaces policy.

Discussion topic: Building a movement.

Activists engaged in campaigning at the recent convention of the Canadian Labour Congress and those looking forward to the Peoples’ Social Forum here in Ottawa in August are all talking about building our movement. We’re inviting a couple of guests to lead off a discussion.

The coordinating committee will bring forward a proposal to advance our discussion about how SAA can best continue its work.

There will be reports on working group activities.

General Assemblies are where we make decisions using consensus-based direct democracy, with facilitation.

Meetings are mostly in English, but anyone can speak the language of their choosing.  Translation can be provided for French speakers.

*Elevator in building.

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