Have our values and the way we approach activism changed in the past five years?
For all the negative things it will do to our province, the Liberals’ austerity budget is bringing people together in a very meaningful way.
If so, George Orwell would probably want it to be done idealistically, not strategically.
The Independent is launching a new space for you, our next guest columnist, to share ideas, opinions and possible solutions regarding problems of a social, political, environmental, cultural or economic nature.
Turkey’s unions struggle to find their role in the protests sweeping the nation.
The occupation of Istanbul’s last remaining green space is giving way to new forms of community and democracy.
From the centre of Istanbul’s protests this week, Hans Rollmann reports on the rising of a powerful social movement and the violent state terror it has encountered.
A chat with three founders of The 4 O’Clock Whistle, the grassroots publication that emerged from Occupy Corner Brook.
The debate continues…
On the one-year anniversary of Occupy Newfoundland’s inception, some of the movement’s supporters share their thoughts and experiences with The Independent as they prepared to re-occupy Harbourside Park in St. John’s for one night on Sunday, Oct. 14.
To commemorate the year anniversary of Occupy Newfoundland’s occupation of Harbourside Park, a group of citizens are preparing to re-occupy the historic site for one night.
What initially began as an act of solidarity with the Québec student protesters has turned into a weekly march through St. John’s downtown core to protest more than increased tuition fees. A post in the “Casseroles Night in St. John’s” Facebook group reads: Show disapproval for Québec’s Law 78, which restricts Canadians’ civil liberties. Let those in power know that Canadians are paying attention! We will stand in solidarity with the students of Québec, but this is about much more. This is a stand against Harper: cuts to DFO and the fisheries, the “in and out” scandal, lying about voter suppression, the F-35 debacle, muzzling scientists, opposition to environmental groups, union breaking, the tar sands, cuts to refugee healthcare, Bill C-10 (the Omnibus crime bill (http://ccla.org/omnibus-crime-bill-c-10/) currently being criticized by the Supreme Court of Canada), C38, social injustice, neoliberalism, … and Dunderdale’s Law 29. Citizens wishing to join the march in protest of…
What is the nature of protest in a society that calls itself free? We return to the thought of Hannah Arendt to find out.
The Indy goes on-one-one with the popular American spoken word artist in anticipation of his ‘Long March’ tour stops in St. John’s and Corner Brook this week.
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The “Occupy” movement is coming under fire all over North America; while steps are being taken in Canadian cities like Vancouver and Calgary to remove the protesters from their encampments on public properties, The Telegram checked in with the movement in downtown St. John’s and it seems to be “business as usual”. “We were talking yesterday about how since we’re one of the last Occupy movements standing in Canada at the moment, because of all the evictions … this is a very important moment for us to show our support at this occupy movement (in the park) and to keep in going strong,” said on occupier. Despite camping out at Harbourside Park, the group is keeping a website updated with its latest: www.occupynl.ca. How long until St. John’s residents demand access to their own public space? Source: The Telegram