Wednesday Weekly Sept 24

OPIRG Carleton's Wednesday Weekly is your newsletter portal to social justice events and Working Group activities on campus and in the community.

THE LEVELLER: Vol. 7, No. 1 (Sept/Oct 2014) now available

CONTENT: Gatineau Police Raid • CUSA Legal Threats • Cash Flush Carleton • GSA Strikes Back • CUSA Cuts Aboriginal Services • On Wheel, One Goal • Masking the Past • Les Sans-Culottes: Fausse Paix Gaza • Feature – Fight for the Public Post • Deepan Court Case • Freedom at What Cost? • Am I Next? • PSF: Post Social Forum • WHODUNIT • Fire in Babylon Film Review • Vision for Community TV • Horoscopes • Listings
To get involved,

Garden Spot Volunteer Call-out and Meeting

Wed., Sept 25, 3 PM @ OPIRG Carleton (326 UC)
Join the Carleton Food Collective to grow the organization. Several volunteer positions are available such as: Cooking, Serving, Food Transport, Cleaning, Coordinating, Social Media Rep(s), Outreach and Educational Initiatives. 
We want to hear from the community about what projects we should be taking on and how current operations can evolve.

CUSAM General Meeting

Thurs., Sept 25, 6 PM @ GSA Lounge (6th flr UC)
Get involved with OPIRG Working Group Carleton University Students Action Movement to discuss organizing against rising tuition fees.


Thurs., Sept 25, 6:30 PM @ 395 Wellington St.
One World Film Festival screening of anti-Keystone XL pipeline documentary. Followed by panel discussion with film makers John Fiege and Anita Grabowski
and Ben Powless of Ecology Ottawa.

FILM SCREENING: Revolutionary Medicine - the First Garifuna Hospital

Thurs., Sept 25, 7 PM @ Octopus Books, 251 Bank St.
In partnership with Cinema Politica, Octopus Books presents "Revolutionary Medicine" a documentary directed by Beth Geglia & Jesse Freeston. 
Revolutionary Medicine is an inspiring film about a community in Honduras that got fed up and just built their own hospital.

FILM SCREENING: On the Side of the Road

Sat., Sept 27, 8:45 PM @ 395 Wellington St.
One World Film Festival. Lia Tarachansky's award-winning documentary is a ground-breaking film that explores Israeli attitudes towards the mass expulsion of Palestinians that led to the creation of the Israeli state. It is also a very personal story about the Lia and her experiences uncovering the truth, as someone who grew up in an illegal Jewish settlement on the West Bank. 


Sun., Sept 28 - Thurs., Oct 2

NO ONE IS ILLEGAL: Recruitment Meeting

Mon., Sept 29, 7 PM @ Jack Purcell Community Centre, Room 201
Join OPIRG Carleton Working Group No One Is Illegal (NOII) Ottawa find out about how to get involved, information on NOII campaigns, and resources.


Mon., Sept 29, 7 PM @ Dalhousie Community Centre
Join OPIRG Carleton Working Group Books 2 Prisoners for a night of coffee, conversation and letter writing. This month we'll focus on writing to detainees in Lindsay, ON to show support to the #migrantstrike. 
For more information on the migrant strike in Lindsay visit:
Check out Books 2 Prisoners website for more info:

Public Service Workers and the Fight to Defend Sick Leave

Tues., Sept 30, 7 PM @ McNabb Community Centre

The Harper government has been on the offensive against federal public service workers for years, cutting jobs, eliminating severance pay, increasing pension costs, creating a two-tier system of benefits, restricting the right to strike, and so on. Now the Tories are targeting sick leave. Come hear about what is at stake when an employer targets sick leave and join the discussion about how to protect our hard-earned rights.
Sponsored by the Public Service Caucus of Solidarity Against Austerity.


Next show: Tues., Sept 30, 12 Noon @ 93.1 CKCU FM / (every 2ndTuesday)


Posted on September 24, 2014 .