As the Occupy Ottawa website reported earlier, on Sunday, December 11, 2011, more than 100 people packed O’Reilly’s Pub in Perth to hear speakers from the Occupy Ottawa movement talk about their collective and personal experiences. With this visit, dubbed Meet The Occupation, Canada’s newest Occupy movement was born. Following the visit, a group of facilitators created a new Facebook Page, posters, fliers and other resources. Next Sunday, January 22, Occupy Lanark County will hold its General Assembly (GA).
“After the great response to the Meet The Occupation event from the community of Perth, we have decided to try to legitimize the movement in Lanark County by creating Lanark’s first General Assembly (GA),” said Joe Cowen, a Perth native and co-facilitator of Occupy Lanark County.
In 2011, Occupy Ottawa, OWS and other Occupy movements challenged the mass injustice inflicted upon us by corporate forces in Canada and the world. We built a global movement for economic, social, political and environmental justice. We, the 99% are a chosen generation; chosen to defend freedom in its maximum hour of need. The corporate media may still chose to ignore us, but they can’t avoid highlighting the issues at the heart of the movement. Here are few recent headlines:
Occupy Ottawa "Tent City" in Confederation Park - Photo by Obert Madondo
Who’re these activists driving the global Occupy movement? Without a single coherent message, what exactly do they want? And their agenda? These are just few of the oft-repeated questions about the hundreds of thousands of world citizens currently occupying key public spaces in major cities around the world.