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Rendezvous for a Day of Dissent – 9th April 2011 at 1PM

posted Mar 10, 2011, 6:45 PM by Esther Matharu   [ updated Mar 10, 2011, 6:52 PM ]
“The critical voice is the traditional ally of the aggrieved, and participation in arguments is a general opportunity, not a particularly specialized skill”. “Voice is a crucial component of the pursuit of social justice”.

Amartya Sen, the Argumentative Indian (2005)
Acting together

When democracy does not work and our employees (yes, our politicians’ salaries are paid by tax payers) are not doing their jobs and are attacking our rights behind a cloak of secrecy and lies, it is time to defend and protect our democratic system, however flawled it may be.

Clearly, it is not enough to have good ideas and to communicate them well. We need to act together. Without this acting together, we remain a bunch of voices shouting out our stuff without vision, organization and a common agenda. This is what is happening in Canada. So many activist groups, political parties (19 in all), voices of concern, and causes of infinite variety and validity, all lost in a cacophony of noise and confusion. No wonder most people don’t know where to turn their heads, who to follow, what to do!

Unless our political parties open up and put their petty partisanships and slandering ways away, who in his or her right mind will take them seriously?

What will it take for Canadians to take to the streets and say enough is enough?

Don’t wait for things to get worse! Join the Saturday April 9th Day of Dissent, 1PM, starting at Human Rights Monument. Bring your banners, bring your anger, and bring your hope!

For more information, contact www.ottawapeace.org.
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