A talk with biographer Jeffrey B. Perry

Thursday, February 10, 2010 · 19:00 – 22:00

CUPW Boardroom
377 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON

A talk with biographer Jeffrey B. Perry on this radical Caribbean and American worker-intellectual who organized with the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), was a tireless editor and writer on issues of race, class and justice, and later founded the International Colored Unity League and advocated a separate black state within the United States. He died at just 44 years of age.

Sponsored by the Ottawa-Outouais IWW, Black Law Student Association, Human Rights Research and Education Centre of the University of Ottawa,, and the University of Ottawa Law Union. Thanks also to the Canadian Union of Postal Workers
(CUPW) for hosting the event.

Speaking Tour: Workers without Bosses

The popular response to the Argentine economic crisis of December 2001 and lessons for us in Canada – a Québec and Ontario speaking tour presented by the Union Communiste Libertaire (UCL) and Common Cause.

Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: PSAC building, main floor (wheelchair accessible)
233 Gilmour (at Metcalfe)

We are going through one of the worst economic crises in the history of capitalism and the answers provided by the state and its lackeys are illusory. In addition, faced with this impasse, our leaders are trying to shift the entire burden of the crisis to workers and their communities.

How can we respond differently to this economic crisis? Can we learn from the experiences of struggles that have happened elsewhere in the world?

To consider these issues, the UCL and Common Cause are organizing a Québec and Ontario speaking tour this winter on the response of the Argentine popular classes in the face of a serious economic crisis that shook the country in the late 2001.

From 18 January to 12 February, a militant from the anarchist organization Red Libertaria (Argentina) will travel to different cities in Quebec and Ontario to talk about this subject. He will discuss different forms of resistance developed by the Argentine people to counter the effects of the crisis such as retaking factories and creating self-managed cooperatives. He will also discuss the involvement of anarchists in these different struggles.

Hosted by Common Cause Ottawa
Co-sponsors: OPIRG/GRIPO-Ottawa; Ottawa-Outaouais IWW; Socialist Project. Endorsers: OPIRG-Carleton.

Joey Only, Anne Feeney & Matt McLennan Show!

Come check out Joey Only and Anne Feeney’s Ottawa leg of their Ontario tour. Featuring Ottawa’s own (by way of the ‘peg) Matt McLennan.

The IWW will also be tabling at this event, so now’s your chance to pick up some of those classic (and new) wobbly titles we just know you’ve been dying to read!

Time: 9:00pm
Place: Rainbow Bistro
Date: Wednesday, April 8
Cost: $6-$20, sliding-scale (pay what you can)


This whole shindig is brought to by your friendly neighbourhood Industrial Workers of the World.

The IWW, firing bosses since 1905.