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.
The Graduate Students’ Association at Carleton University will donate $300 to Occupy Ottawa to create a new a “Learning Commons” tent in the park. A representative of the association announced the donation during the movement’s General Assembly on Sunday.
The global Occupy Movement arrived in Canada nearly a month after the first Occupy Wall Street protest. But, the movement is a made-in-Canada thing.
The General Assembly (GA) of Occupy Ottawa last night resolved to join Air Canada flight attendants’ rally on Parliament Hill at 12:00 noon on Friday, Friday, October 21, 2011.
From Occupy Ottawa, unedited: Friends, We’re pleased to inform you that Occupy Ottawa will hold a protest march and rally outside the Sheraton Hotel (O’connor and Albert) on Wednesday October 19th. We will be protesting a foreign policy event on “Canada-US political and economic integration”
Occupy Ottawa started as a solidarity movement in support the Occupy Wall Street movement. On Sunday, the movement defined itself as truly Canadian.
The writers, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Juan Méndez, & Pushcart Prize-nominated poet, Marjory Wentworth, invite us to take a stand for human rights.
Canada’s male-dominated corporate media is yet to give Andrea Horwath the respect she’s already earned, but that’s not pulling the Ontario NDP leader back.