Beyond Banksters book reading

Join us Wednesday March 1st at 7:00 pm at the Central Library, 55 York Boulevard, Hamilton.

Author Joyce Nelson will be sharing information from her latest book, Beyond Banksters: Resisting the New Feudalism.

“From Milton Friedman to Trudeau’s Canada Infrastructure Bank, from BlackRock to crappy trade deals to Bilderberg, Beyond Banksters exposes the major players privatizing the world and creating a new state of feudalism. Iceland resisted and so can we.”

This interesting and informative discussion addresses an important issue that affects all of us; whether we realize it or not.

The presentation is in the Hamilton Room; doors open at 6:30 and refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

Please click on the link below to see the flyer for this event.

Beyond Banksters flyer

NOTE: There is no Chapter meeting on February 28th. This special event replaces our regular February meeting.

COMMUNITY ELECTION CELEBRATION – Oct. 20, 2015

Community Friends:

Please come out and join the Community Election Celebration hosted by Homegrown Hamilton.

Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Time: Starting at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Homegrown Hamilton, 27 King William St, Hamilton

We have all worked long and hard on this election. Let’s get together as a community and celebrate our accomplishments. Many thanks to all those who have had the courage and conviction to stand for election.

Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls - The Uncomfortable Truth

The Public Forum on June 1 was very well attended – it was standing room only in the City Hall Council Chambers. The program of speakers and singers provided a very moving and thought provoking event.

Here is the media coverage the event received:

http://www.thespec.com/news-story/5655845–you-are-the-ones-who-ve-been-detectives-/#.VW3POuLVXYk.facebook

http://m.thespec.com/news-story/5652254-six-nations-elder-to-share-story-of-slain-granddaughter

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/the-uncomfortable-truth-about-missing-murdered-indigenous-women-1.3095083

Public Forum: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

The Hamilton Chapter of the Council of Canadians is co-hosting a public forum entitled Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls – The Uncomfortable Truth on Monday, June 1 at the Hamilton City Hall Council Chambers. 71 Main St W, Hamilton. The facility is wheelchair accessible. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program starts at 7:00 p.m.

The keynote speaker was to be Pamela Palmater, Mi’kmaw lawyer, activist and Chair in Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University. However, due to a family matter Pam is not able to be with us. Instead, the keynote speaker will be Angela Sterritt. Angela Sterritt is an award-winning Gitxsan journalist, artist, writer, motivational speaker and filmmaker from British Columbia who is currently a television, radio and online reporter with the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC) – http://angelasterritt.com/.

Other speakers include Wonda Jamieson, daughter of a sister in spirit, and Norma General, Elder. Val King will provide the traditional opening ceremony.

We are co-hosting this community forum in partnership with Hamilton Community Legal Clinic, Hamilton Regional Indian Centre, the Indigenous Studies Program at McMaster University, and the Aboriginal Education and Student Services at Mohawk College. Other […]

Public Forum on Climate Change - May 12, 2014

On Monday, May 12 a public forum on climate change was held at the Hamilton Public Library (55 York Blvd.). The title was ‘Climate Change: what can we do in Hamilton?’ Click here to see the poster. About 200 people attended.

The focus was on specific actions that can be taken in Hamilton to make a positive difference. This year the forum was co-hosted by the Council of Canadians Hamilton Chapter, Environment Hamilton, 350Hamilton, Green Venture, and First Nations. Ten other community organizations co-sponsored the event and promoting it throughout the city.

The speakers were Gordon McBean (Director, Research and External Relations – Centre for Environment and Sustainability and Director, Policy Studies – Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction), Brian Kelly (Manager of Sustainability, Office of the CAO, Region of Durham) and Danielle B. (One of the many voices that represent the water and land. Danielle is Anishnaabe Kwe from Garden River, Ontario). The Manitou Mkwa Singers were part of opening the program.

Health Care Rally - March 31, 2014

Health Care Rally March 31, 2014

The Hamilton Chapter of the Council of Canadians joined with Local 1005 and CUPE Local 1065 to rally in support of public health care. Monday, March 31 was a National Day of Action to protest the end of the Health Accord.

Stop Line 9 - March 8, 2014 Rally

Line 9 Rally March 8, 2014

I want to thank the many members of the Hamilton Chapter who participated in the Line 9 rally on Friday, March 8, 2014. It was great to see you there. Over 60 people turned out to demonstrate their opposition to the National Energy Board’s approval of the Line 9 application.

Congratulations to the members of 350Hamilton who organized the march and the media release that resulted in a lot of media coverage including the following.