There are existing models in Canada to draw from… lessons can also be drawn from the Ottawa-based Solidarity Against Austerity. The grassroots Left in Winnipeg is small, so it is vital to learn from how these groups effectively avoid sectarianism and division. Read more.
Picket against the European imposition of another round of austerity on Greece – Wednesday July 15 at 5:30 PM
Please join us at the office of the Delegation of the European Union office at 150 Metcalfe St. (south of Laurier) at 5:30 PM Wednesday July 15th for a picket (bring your own signs and impromptu speeches).
The international movement of solidarity with Greek opponents of austerity has called for a day of action tomorrow, Wednesday July 15th. Dozens of events are planned around the world to oppose the latest attacks by the forces of European austerity on Greeks.
Timing for the protest is dictated by the new memorandum negotiated between the European powers and the Greek Prime Minister on Monday. It obligates the Greek Parliament to pass legislation to enable round three of austerity in Greece by midnight on Wednesday. In response, key Greek trade unions and left organizations (Left Platform within Syriza, Antarsya, etc.) have called for a general strike.
SOLIDARITY WITH GREEKS AGAINST EUROPEAN AUSTERITY
Rally to support Greek workers as they say ‘NO’ to the European Union’s austerity
When: Saturday, July 4th at 11 AM
Where: Rally at the Greek Embassy (80 MacLaren Street, between Elgin and the Canal)
Seven years after the 2008 international economic crisis, Greeks are taking the international lead in saying ‘NO’ to the austerity governments and banks have imposed on the rest of us to make us pay for their greed. (Greeks are suffering from a more extreme version of the austerity championed in Canada by Stephen Harper, provincial premiers, and the 1%.)
This Sunday, Greeks have a referendum to determine whether to reject the European Union’s plan for deepening the austerity that has plunged their country into a depression.
Opponents of austerity world-wide have already rallied to show their support for the leadership of the Greek left in the international battle against global austerity. Now the residents of Ottawa-Gatineau have a chance to add their voices to the international chorus of support for Greeks in opposing the austerity of the world’s 1%.