Impressive Senate Page Stages 'Stop Harper' Protest During Throne Speech, Calls for Cdn 'Arab Spring'
View the vids above for summaries of Brigette DePape's protest. More linked below.
Excerpts from Brigette DePape's press release:
June 3, 2011, Ottawa -- "Harper’s agenda is disastrous for this country and for my generation,” Brigette Marcelle says. “We have to stop him from wasting billions on fighter jets, military bases, and corporate tax cuts while cutting social programs and destroying the climate. Most people in this country know what we need are green jobs, better medicare, and a healthy environment for future generations."
“Contrary to Harper's rhetoric, Conservative values are not in fact Canadian values. How could they be when 3 out of 4 eligible voters didn’t even give their support to the Conservatives? But we will only be able to stop Harper's agenda if people of all ages and from all walks of life engage in creative actions and civil disobedience.”
"This country needs a Canadian version of an Arab Spring, a flowering of popular movements that demonstrate that real power to change things lies not with Harper but in the hands of the people, when we act together in our streets, neighbourhoods and workplaces.”
- Article/Videos - Senate page fired for anti-Harper protest, Laura Payton, CBC
- Article/Video - Page with Stop Harper sign fired from Senate, CTV
- Article - 'Stop Harper' placard gets Senate page turfed, Daniel LeBlanc, Globe and Mail
- Article - Rogue page inspired by Arab uprising, wants Cdns to mobilize, J. Smith, Tor Star
- Article - Senate page disrupts Throne Speech, Cameron Fenton, The Media Co-op
- Article - Senate page explains her brave Stop Harper protest, Judy Rebick, Rabble.ca
- Article - Doc maker Michael Moore backs rogue page over stunt, B. Shingler, CP
- MUST LISTEN(!) audio essay (4:00) - On Brigette DePape, Jian Gomeshi, CBC Radio Q
- Article - Fast facts: Silently speaking truth to power, Shauna MacKinnon, CCPA
- Article - Why I did it: Senate page explains her Throne Speech protest, B. DePape, TStar
- Article - Protesting page headlines Ottawa march, Bruce Campion-Smith, Toronto Star
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