Ownership, control, access and possession (OCAP
) of self-determination applied to research.
Historical Considerations on Class Struggle, Boundaries of Constraint, and Capitalist Authority," and John Clarke, "Social Resistance and the Disturbing of the Peace," in Osgoode Hall Law Journal, 41 (Summer/Fall 2003), 465-504; Jonathan Greene, "Whatever It Takes: People's Organizing, OCAP
, and Social Struggle," Studies in Political Economy, 75 (Spring 2005), 5-28.
On this occasion Chairman OCAP
said that under this agreement RCCI and OCAP
would work together to organize and maintain a database to identify and promote products and services.
we actually do look for ownership, we do look at OCAP
."[A] One participant noted that because of historical legacies, REBs needed to be cautious about the implementation of guidelines for research involving Aboriginal peoples to ensure that the principles are followed.
(53) For a more detailed discussion of OCAP
's structure and political agenda see Jonathan Greene, "Boardrooms and Barricades: Anti-Poverty Organizing in Canada," in Miriam Smith, ed., The Politics of Contestation : Organized Interests and Social Movements in Canadian Politics (forthcoming), and Greene, "Visibility, Urgency and Protest."
John Clarke, of the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP
), has for example thrown out the idea of a radical extension of affordable public transit as an issue that could bring together environmentalists, anti-poverty groups without access to private transportation, immigrant workers who spend hours commuting to their jobs in the centre of the city and transit unions concerned about jobs.
While McNally praises the Bus Riders' Union and OCAP
in Canada as examples of independent working-class action which involve a relationship with the unions, he does not discuss other possibilities.
Support needs to be given to bodies like OCAP
, demonstrations like those organized against the Quebec Summit need attending, and the imperialist war drive now in high gear should be defeated, militarily and politically.
(25) Norman Feltes, "The New Prince in a New Principality: OCAP
and the Toronto Poor," Labour/Le Travail, 48 (Fall 2001), 136.
Of course, the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP
) and TDRC have organized squats and the Tent City community.
The divided labour march in Quebec City, the fragmented protests in Seattle, and more recently the conflicts between organized labour and militant activists in the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP
) all point to the important, yet contradictory, role that workers play within the current politics of anti-capitalist mobilization.