Monday, April 21, 2008


It's springtime in the nation's capital, and a warm zephyr blows through the gray bureaucratic canyons. It picks up loose pieces of carelessly discarded top secret documents and swirls them about while even the hearts of Revenue Canada auditors begin to melt. Ah, but not on Parliament Hill, nor at 24 Sussex Drive. Here winter still holds its icy grip, as the unmeltable heart of Evil Stevie sends out its tendrils of frost. On many a dark and stormy night one can hear his hideous cackle as he plots further harm to the tiny citizens of Canuckville in the service of the Evil Emperor and his corporate barons. Ah, but elsewhere the first flowers begin to issue forth, and the first green begins to appear on the brown lawns. Soon the Rideau canal itself will turn green with its summer foliage of pond scum. Now it must be admitted that they don't have pond scum down east like we have it out here on the prairies, but they have a form of scum that may be even worse. Or did I already mention Parliament Hill ? Ah well, there are some springtime events in the merry month of May down Ottawa way that don't depend on the perpetual circus up on the Hill. Here's some that are happily provided that Ottawa anarchist organization Common Cause.
Canada, Anarchist federation Common Cause, Ottawa local, Call out for May events, for PDF listings

We're contacting you to see if you are aware of any events we should include in our May 2008 Ottawa events listings PDF. ---- If you have an event you'd like to see listed, please send us ( the details by Wed April 25 at 5pm. ---- If you know others who might be organizing an event, please pass this email on to them. ---- Thanks for your cooperation ---- Common Cause Ottawa.
PS here is what the April events listings looked like:
---- PPS here are the events we have so far:
Wed, Apr 30, 2008,
Public Forum on Crops, Cars & Climate Crisis
Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Ave by Laurier.
--- Featuring guests from Canada, Mexico, Paraguay and the Philippines.
613 241-2267
Thursday May 1,
12-1 pm
O'Brien's Impeachment Tea Party
City Hall (Elgin and Lisgar)
Thursday May 1
1pm (after the tea party)
Rally and march to take back the streets
Human Rights Monument (Elgin and Lisgar)
Ottawa Panhandlers' Union at 613-748-0460
Saturday May 3
Protest against Bill C-484
At the Peace Tower (Parliament Hill)
The bill would give a fetus rights as a 'person' which would mean that abortions in Canada could no longer be legal.
Saturday May 3 & Sunday May 4
Jane's Walk
Various locations
Tours in honour of Jane Jacobs, to allow people to observe and get more connected with spaces, buildings and activities.
Saturday May 3rd
9:30am - 5:00pm,
Sunday May 4th
10:00ma - 4:00pm
Workplace Organizer Training
Presented by the Ottawa-Outaouais International(Oh Jesus H. Christ, that's "Industrial"-Molly) Workers of the World.
Friday May 9,
7:00 PM
Musical Evening in Support of War Child Canada
St. Joseph’s Church, 151 Laurier Ave E. (corner Wilbrod/Cumberland)
Featuring artists Andrew Cash, Doreen Taylor-Claxton and the Stellae Boreales ensemble. Also a silent auction and fair-trade/organic/gourmet intermission.
Tickets $10 advance ( / $15 at the door.
Sunday May 11,
Anarchist Discussion Group
Jack Purcell Community Centre (near Elgin&Gilmour)
Topic: History of May Day and workers' rights
Wednesday May 21,
Annie Sprinkle's Herstory of Porn
Club SAW, 67 Nicholas St.
Sponsored by Venus Envy
Sunday May 25,
Anarchist Discussion Group
Jack Purcell Community Centre (near Elgin&Gilmour)
Topic: Indigenous solidarity
Monday May 26,
Screening and Panel Discussion on "The Story of Stuff"
National Library and Archives Auditorium, 395 Wellington Street
Featuring panelists: Tracey Clark, Bridgehead; Paul Dewar, NDP; Jean Langlois, Sierra Club Canada; David Chernushenko, Living Lightly.

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