Props to Zig Zag for his continuing coverage of this movement. When all this started I identified Idle No More as an Open Source Protest movement. Such movements need a single, simple, plausible promise around which people can rally. I identified this plausible promise as: “Force a meeting between the government and Chief Spence.” Since the end of Chief Spence’s hunger strike the plausible promise is gone. Thus, so is the Open Source Protest unless a new, simple, plausible promise can replace it.
Idle No More’s Jan 28 Global Day of Action
by Zig Zag, Warrior Publications, January 30, 2013
January 28 was Idle No More’s “Global Day of Action,” yet another in a series of rallies meant to put pressure on the Canadian government to rescind Bill C-45 and engage in “meaningful dialogue” with Native peoples. The date was chosen as it is the day when members of parliament resume sitting in the House of Commons, located in Ottawa.
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