Brent Patterson

Brent Patterson is a political activist and writer. He has worked in solidarity with revolutionary Nicaragua, advocated for the rights of prisoners in jails and federal prisons, taken part in civil disobedience actions in Toronto's financial district and at the Ontario Legislature, and participated in street protests at the Battle of Seattle and at UN climate summits. He supported cross-country activism at The Council of Canadians for almost 20 years. Brent has a BA in Political Science from the University of Saskatchewan and an MA in International Relations from York University. He lives in Ottawa on the traditional, unceded and unsurrendered territories of the Algonquin nation.

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Nov 13, 2018
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How do we support disruptive resistance?

Brent Patterson
More of our support needs to go to Extinction Rebellion-like strategies based on disruption in order to shift our political culture and advance transformative change.
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Nov 8, 2018
Person hanging their head. Photo: Alex/Wikimedia Commons

Feeling down about the world? Rise up!

Brent Patterson
It's very human to feel down about the injustices in the world around us. How do we cope and find the strength to work for a better world?

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