Media releases | January 28, 2013

Media Advisory: Groups Declare Solidarity with Idle No More to Challenge the Harper AgendaEDMONTON—Today, on the day Parliament resumes, the federal Conservative agenda will be faced by the uniting of an unprecedented assembly of social movements. Idle No More grassroots founders and organizers from across Canada stand in solidarity with Common Causes, an assembly of social movements dedicated to defending democracy, social justice, the environment and human rights, working to achieve a common goal: to unite people and communities for the common good.WHO: Idle No More grassroots founders and organizers, in solidarity with Common Causes, a new assembly of social movements dedicated to defending democracy, the environment, and human rights.WHAT: Representatives of a diversity of organizations will hold a media conference from 11:30am – 12 noon in the Edmonton Room of the Stanley Milner Library on Monday January 28th. Following the media conference there will be a Tea Dance, featuring the Dene Tha drummers, in Churchill Square from 12:15pm – 12:45pm.WHY: January 28 has been declared an Idle No More World Day of Action, in keeping with Idle No More being inclusive of all, as it is not just an “Aboriginal Issue”. The movements uniting as Common Causes believe that coordinated action is needed to take a strong stand against a federal government agenda that is changing society in a broad range of critical areas such as the economy, the environment, Indigenous rights, labour rights, health care, food safety, education, social programs, culture, civil liberties, peace, and poverty, and that is at odds with a significant majority of people.-30-For more information, or to arrange an interview in advance, contact: Bill Moore-Kilgannon, 780-993-3736Morningstar Mercredi, 780-881-6756#IDLENOMORE #IDLNOMOREFTP #J28www.idlenomore.caTwitter: @Common_Causes & @CausesCommunes | |