Issue 15 of Linchpin, the newspaper of Common Cause, is now available online.
Inside you will find articles on CUPE's upcoming strikes and lockouts affecting the City and University of Toronto, the struggle against Caterpillar being waged by locked out workers at Electro-Motive in London, reports from Occupy Toronto and Occupy Hamilton, interviews with participants in the Egyptian Revolution and more!
Electromotive diesel is locked out by Caterpillar inc. Caterpillar has record profits but wants to cut wages by 50% and remove all benefits. This after Caterpillar recevied help from the Harper Goverment (The tax payer)..
Filmed and Edited by Mike Roy
Filmed in London Ontario Canada
Filmed with a camera on loan from my friend Tammy :)
Direct Action is a method by which we ordinary people achieve specific political and economic goals, without having to rely on so-called experts – be they politicians, lawyers or businessmen. In this way, together, we confront the powers which oppress us, and take targeted actions against them to win our demands.” – Anonymous
Occupy Wall Street has taken the nation by storm. It has spread to nearly every major metropolitan area in the country, attracting hundreds of thousands to its confrontational, directly democratic structure.
Since its inception earlier this year, protests have steadily become more militant – beginning with the occupations of public parks, and moving on to attempted general strikes and direct attacks on the banks.
Occupy Hamilton Marches on the Banks 12/11/11
For a clip of this action check out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yFlipMnyJY
The local Occupy movement in Hamilton began to bear some teeth this past Saturday with a loud and energetic street protest billed as “March on the Banks”. This was the first departure from the weekly rallies that have been gathering in Gore Park every Saturday, in lieu of an ongoing encampment in the city. The Occupy Hamilton group has thus far served as the organizing body for these rallies, but also an organic movement building process that shares aspirations with the global “Occupy” movement.
Hamilton CopWatch have been patrolling downtown in recent weeks. They report on their efforts and a minor run in with the cops at Occupy Hamilton on their website,