Ottawa-Outaouais IWW

The General Membership Branch of the Ottawa-Outaouais region

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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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Ottawa Panhandlers Union Street Artists at Can-Con 2012

September 21st, 2012 No Comments

Ottawa Panhandlers Union Street Artists at Can-Con 2012 Check out the street artists of the IWW Ottawa Panhandlers Union at this year’s Conference on Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature (www.can-con.org). Laws and bylaws preventing artists from selling their work on the curbside are just another problem facing Ottawa’s artistic community. Sept. 21 – […]

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Ottawa Panhandlers Union artists at Can-Con 2011

September 9th, 2011 No Comments

Check out the art of the IWW Ottawa Panhandlers Union at this year’s Conference on Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature (www.can-con.org). Ontario’s Safe Streets Act may prevent street artists from making a living selling their art on the curbside, but they are welcome as part of Ottawa’s creative community. Sept. 9-11, 2011 Travelodge […]

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CALL OUT: May Day Rally & Street Art Auction

April 12th, 2011 No Comments

  May Day, May 1st, is International Workers’ Day, a day established to commemorate labour struggles by workers around the world since the mid-19th century, when the fight for the 8-hour day cost the lives of many of those active in their labour movements. Join us May 1st on Parliament Hill at 1pm as we […]

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GDC Local 6: Donate to Support Panhandlers Union Organizer Andrew Nellis

July 17th, 2009 No Comments

The IWW General Defense Committee Local 6 is calling on people in Ottawa and Gatineau to donate to help pay the legal bills of Ottawa Panhandlers Union organizer Andrew Nellis. We’ve won the case: all charges were dropped. Andrew can once again walk freely in the city and continue his work of defending panhandlers from […]

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