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  • Quiet streets, emboldened hearts

    With the right to protest in Montreal severely limited, and the fact that tuition fees are still on the rise, the efforts of last year’s student strike might seem to have been in vain. Certainly, an uneasy feeling of calm and tranquility has returned to Montreal’s streets, quite a contrast from last year’s nightly and often confrontational demonstrations. But like with legacy of any major mass movement, the outcome of the student strike might be too early to describe, even one year later.

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  • Why anti-pipeline organizing isn’t just another protest

    The argument here is pretty simple: the creative, grassroots, solidarity-building efforts going on in pipeline organizing differ from conventional environmentalism, and that’s a great thing. The how of anti-pipeline organizing looks much different when people move beyond traditional strategies of environmental organizing and campaigning.

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  • Debating our tactics in Oakland

    In the aftermath of the Oakland general strike on November 2, a debate over tactics has emerged among supporters of the Occupy struggle. The discussion centers on the late-night attempt by a relatively small group of self-described anarchists to occupy a building that formerly housed the Traveler’s Aid Society, a homeless advocacy organization closed by city budget cuts.

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  • “The process is the message”

    Mainstream analysis of the Occupy Together movement has been marked by a dramatic albeit predictable failure of the imagination.

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  • The Ballerina and the Bull

    For those of us who have long been labouring to expose the inherent perils and injustices of the neoliberal regime, Occupy Wall Street is undoubtedly the most exciting political development in North America in decades.

    But it would be a mistake to read it as a revolutionary moment.

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  • What’s going on in the park?

    I could tell you about day to day life in the park, or the marches that have taken place, or what the many people I have talked to have said about why they are part of this world wide show of frustration and displeasure. As for myself I’m seeing red flags and I’m not talking about the communists.

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  • Occupy Toronto - Day One

    Although I do sympathize with the goals and spirit of the movement, I am seeing a lot of the activists and independent alternative media blindly throwing their support behind it even though they freely admit they have problems with the way things are being done, things being said and the transparency.

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  • Occupying Montreal

    I think we can pause a small moment to share the joy in the birth, however tenuous, of an international solidarity of workers and oppressed peoples in struggles against global captialism.

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  • Declaration of the Occupation of New York City

    As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies.

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  • Globe and Mail’s RoB shocks by questioning our economic system

    The Globe and Mail—the Canadian media’s strongest supporter of neoliberalism and uncontrolled capitalism—published a news story today that questions whether the economists, business owners and governments that dictate the economic policies of Western society might have it all wrong.

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