Of course we have the excellent work of Kevin Gosztola and athena (and many others) on the occupy front. Hat tip, respect and admiration. I read it all!
But what about the Canucks? You know, those “socialist”, “commie”, “hippie” peace lovers?
Occupy Vancouver – A Non Violent Movement
for Social, Economic and Political Change
We, the Ninety-Nine Percent, come together with our diverse experiences to transform the unequal, unfair, and growing disparity in the distribution of power and wealth in our city and around the globe. We challenge corporate greed, corruption, and the collusion between corporate power and government. We oppose systemic inequality, militarization, environmental destruction, and the erosion of civil liberties and human rights. We seek economic security, genuine equality, and the protection of the environment for all.
We are inspired and in solidarity with global movements including those across the Middle East, Europe, and the Occupy Wall Street / Occupy Together movement in over 1000 cities in North America. Injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere.
We humbly acknowledge that Occupy Vancouver is taking place on unceded Coast Salish territories.
We are committed to an inclusive and welcoming space, to addressing issues of oppression and discrimination, and to creating an environment where all the 99% can be heard and can meaningfully participate. We are also committed to safeguarding our collective well-being – including safety from interpersonal violence and any potential police violence.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a working statement that we know will evolve as #OccupyVancouver grows and flourishes. Our demands and our dreams are not limited to this statement as we have many ideas and solutions. As stated by #OccupyTogether, no one group, person, or website could ever speak for this diverse gathering of individuals. However, the General Assembly on October 8th reached consensus to accept these broad principles as a starting point and there will be further discussion on October 15th at 10 am at the General Assembly at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
[My bolding in above statement.]
They also have a live stream at the site. Not a bad job for the “unwashed masses”.
Can’t make it and want to help? If anyone wants to contribute, please do.
And the photos (eg. http://www.flickr.com/photos/occupyvancouver/6248860975/in/photostream/),
audio (The Rational interview on Vancouver Co-Op Radio (partial)),
flyers and stickers (eg. …
And a piece by the Globe and Mail, The Occupy Vancouver protesters are on solid ground.
As Dumas always says, Illegitimi Non Carborundum! Occupy! Occupy! Occupy!