Ottawa-Outaouais IWW

The General Membership Branch of the Ottawa-Outaouais region

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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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GDC: Ottawa busker appeals conviction

September 24th, 2010 No Comments

When the City of Ottawa installed speakers and started broadcasting muzak in busker Raymond Loomer’s favourite underpass, he cut the speaker wires one day in May 2009. He then taped the wire on the door of the office door of the Downtown Rideau Business Improvement Area, a business lobby group that has waged a campaign […]

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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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GDC Local 6 Rallies for Professor Rancourt’s Reinstatement

April 22nd, 2009 No Comments

The University of Ottawa fired Denis Rancourt, a physics professor, renowned researcher, and IWW member on March 31, 2009, while he was speaking at an academic freedom conference in New York City. The university sought to dismiss him on the basis that he had awarded high grades to a graduate level physics class, which Rancourt […]


General Defense Committee Local 6 Rallies to Defense of Dissident Professor Denis Rancourt

April 3rd, 2009 No Comments

The University of Ottawa in Canada is planning to fire Denis Rancourt, physics professor, IWW member, and renowned researcher, today, March 31, 2009 . The university claims it is firing Denis because he announced that all of his students would get A+ grades on the first day of the physics class so that they could […]