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Defending the Right to Dissent - Sept 13 and 14

(note this is a tentative list of performers/speakers for the two events)

Please distribute widely

OPIRG-Carleton and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers present:

Defending the Right to Dissent
Support the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty

On June 15th, the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) organized a
demonstration in front of the Queen's Park in Toronto.  During the rally a
full-scale riot, provoked by police actions, broke out.  A large number of
protesters were injured and arrested.  Later, OCAP organizers John Clarke,
Gaetan Heroux, Stefan Pilipa and Patricia Lilley were arrested. The charges
and the restrictive bail conditions imposed on these activists are a
frightening example of the growing criminalization of the democratic right
to political protest that is taking place.

Attend these events and hear first hand the events that took place on June
15th, the police crackdown that followed, and ways in which to support the
charged protesters and the anti-poverty struggle.

A Celebration of Resistance

Featuring performers
Dave Bleakney
John Hollingsworth
Arthur 2
Dan Clark
And others
Also Videos/slides…..

Wed., September 13, 2000
Irene's Pub
885 Bank St.
(near Lansdowne Park)
Starts at 8:00

The "Riot" & the Aftermath: Panel

Shawn Brant
(Ontario Coalition Against Poverty)
Jean Claude Parrot
(Exec. Vice-President CLC)
Lynn Bue
(1st Vice-President CUPW)
James Pratt
(President Carleton Univ. Students Assoc.)

Thurs., September 14
7:30 - 9:00 pm
153 Laurier St. E.
St. Joseph's Oblate Centre
Corner of Laurier Ave. E. and Cumberland

Both are Free events but donations towards the Legal Defence would be
greatly appreciated.

Len Bush, Research Officer
National Union of Public and General Employees
15 Auriga Drive, Nepean, On, Canada, K2E 1B7
(613) 228-9800 / (613) 228-9801 [fax]
www.nupge.ca / lbush@nupge.ca

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