New social movement assembly launches to take on the Harper agenda

Common Causes to hold solidarity actions across the country

by Council of Canadians | Posted Jan 24, 2013:

Common Causes logoOn January 28, when Parliament resumes, the Harper agenda will face an unprecedented assembly of social movements uniting in Common Causes.

The new people’s network is working with progressive partners, including Idle No More, to achieve a common goal: to unite people and communities to provide alternatives to the current Conservative government’s agenda. The launch of Common Causes will take place following a weekend convergence in Ottawa of groups planning a Canada, Quebec, Indigenous Peoples’ Social Forum.

WHO: Common Causes is a new assembly of social movements dedicated to defending democracy, the environment, and human rights.

WHAT:  There will be a series of actions and events from coast to coast to launch Common Causes.

WHEN: Monday, January 28

WHERE: Ottawa, Nanaimo, Sechelt/Sunshine Coast, Vancouver, Kelowna, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Toronto, Guelph, London, Windsor, Montreal, Halifax, Charlottetown, and Saint John.

WHY: The movements uniting in Common Causes believe that coordinated action is needed to take a strong stand against the Harper conservative agenda that is changing society in a broad range of critical areas such as the economy, the environment, Indigenous rights, labour rights, health care, food safety, education, social programs, culture, civil liberties, peace, and poverty.


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