Occupy Your Rights: From Government Rhetoric to Action
A Teach In with Joan Russow
Sponsored by Occupy Public Engagement Group
Thursday March 22
First Met United Church
Balmoral at Quadra
In this teach in, Joan Russow will discuss how the 99% can work from the ground up to make our rogue government comply with its international obligations and commitments. In addition, there will be references to a number of international conventions that protect the rights of the land and peoples that would be violated by the Enbridge pipeline.
Everyone welcome. Free admission.
OWS (Occupy Wall Street) and the other Occupies have been characterized as lawless, but from an international point of view, our governments, not the Occupy movement, are the outlaws.
The Occupy movement has also been characterized as having no demands. However, a distinction can be made between demanding change as a wish and demanding the rights to which we are entitled. Canada, along with the majority of the world’s nations has signed and ratified significant agreements on human rights, the environment, social and economic justice, on the peaceful resolution of disputes. (more…)