Ottawa-Outaouais IWW

The General Membership Branch of the Ottawa-Outaouais region

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In November, We Write Letters in Solidarity

November 19th, 2015 No Comments

Prisoners Who Need Our Support After the 2014 release of all the G-20 prisoners, there remain two long-term prisoners who deserve our support. Please send a letter to Fellow Worker Marius Mason and our union’s friend, Leonard Pelletier. Remind them who is out there for them.   Leonard Peltier #89637-132 USP Coleman I P.O. Box […]

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GDC Local 6 Endorses Canadian’s fight against deportation

October 20th, 2014 No Comments

  General Defense Committee Local 6 appeals to all GDC locals and IWW branches to hold fundraisers for the legal defense of Fellow Worker Deepan Budlakoti. The Canadian government is attempting to strip him of his citizenship, even though he was born in Ottawa, Canada and held a Canadian passport. Both of his parents, immigrants […]

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Ottawa Police, City must stop harassing panhandlers

May 1st, 2013 No Comments

POLICE, CITY MUST STOP HARASSING PANHANDLERS MAY DAY NEWS RELEASE May 1, 2013 Ottawa—The Ottawa Panhandlers Union of the Industrial Workers of the World is calling on the Ottawa Police Service and the politicians at City Hall to stop harassing and intimidating panhandlers. It is time for Ottawans to stand up for this city’s panhandlers. […]

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GDC Local 6: May is Write Political Prisoners Month

May 6th, 2012 No Comments

The IWW General Defense Committee Local 6 declares May to be Write Political Prisoners month! We urge General Defense Committee members, IWW members and all members of the working class to send letters and cards to the political prisoners listed below, who are serving time for putting their politics on the frontline. We urge everyone […]

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GDC: Panhandler piper defies community service order

February 13th, 2011 No Comments

A panhandler piper who cut the wires of a competing music speaker in an Ottawa underpass in 2009 is continuing his fight against the city and a welfare system that he says is an institution of modern slavery. The judge convicted him and sentenced him to 20 hours of community service with the Salvation Army, […]

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