Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Open Invitation to the public to discuss the No To CETA campaign

Over the summer a few of us from the Occupy Movement decided to start up a No To CETA campaign.  We prepared a video, gave ourselves a name  (Citizens Against CETA), set up a blog page and formed a partnership with the Council of Canadians.  Read more in this article published by The Independent. 

On October 3rd, at 7:30 in the Oak room at the Lantern, we, along with the local chapter of the Council of Canadians, are holding a meeting for their members and any concerned citizens wishing to get involved or learn more.  The purpose is to look at strategies to get the message out, both to the public and the politicians.

Watch the informational video HERE.

Read more about the problematic implication of Investors Rights (and the precedents that have been set under NAFTA) for CETA.

The federal government is hoping to have the deal signed by the end of the year so there is a real sense of urgency. We hope to see you at the meeting. Your expertise and ideas are needed. 

Friday, September 21, 2012

Local group 'Citizens Against CETA' speak out about secretive Canadian-European trade deal

There's a reason most people have never heard about the Canadian European Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (or CETA): it trades us away for the sake of bigger profits for multinational corporations. A local group calling themselves 'Citizens Against CETA' have put together an informational video (along with other great resources from the Council of Canadians and CUPE) to help get information out about this secretive trade agreement, which is in its final stages of negotiations and could be signed as early as the end of 2012.

Read more in a recent article in The Independent about how globalisation is set to make further inroads in Newfoundland and Labrador under CETA.

Monday, September 17, 2012

#S17 #OccupyWallStreet Anniversary

Today is the 1-year anniversary of #OccupyWallStreet. You can catch up on all the happenings in New York City here and watch livestreams from #OWS here (or the videos below).

For the Canadian celebrations, check out this Facebook page. And for the livestream of Parliament Hill, click here.

Make your way to Harbourside Park at 4 PM today to show some solidarity from St. John's!

Streaming live video by Ustream

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Are we all livestock owned by the 1%?

For your consideration, Stefan Molyneux's take on the role of governments and ideological systems as "livestock management strategies."

For those interested, you can find more of Molyneux's videos and writings on his website, Freedomain Radio.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Protesters speak up against Muskrat Falls

A group called the Friends of Grand River has staged a protest against the Muskrat Falls development.

You can read more about the group Friends of the Grand River here. And check out these images taken of the development already happening, before the project has even been sanctioned. It makes a farce out of the upcoming debate in the House of Assembly.

 Read the CBC article here.