Although these are American figures, Canadian values are close~inequality in Canada is growing faster than anywhere else in the “developed” world.
"By labelling the Occupy movement "anti-capitalist", those who do not want reforms have been able to avoid the real debate."
The Occupy movement is becoming embarrassing to the powers that be, and attempts to remove the protesters are increasing. On the other hand, there is a great deal of support that is allowing the protests to continue.
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General Assembly in Nanaimo Saturday
05 November · 13:00 - 15:00Occupy Nanaimo
The Grand General Assembly is for anyone, especially those who have not yet joined us in active participation. Working Groups will be explained and our hope is people will join up in areas of interest and find out how they can be part our local campaign. We need more people! Let’s make change! Join us Saturday!
http://thetyee.ca/ BC News and commentary
An article on Occupy:
https://www.eff.org/ support the free uncensored use of technology
article on the mis-use of internet censorship in Syria:
TED Talks, an interesting compendium on all kinds of subjects
http://www.ted.com/talks/richard_wilkinson.html on how income inequality harms societies
We had our first meeting on the day after the first Gabriola assembly (Oct 26th) at Artworks. April has many ferry activist contacts on other islands, and suggested a brilliant(IMHO) plan along the lines of Improv Everywhere for a concerted action. No second meeting was suggested yet, but ideas are percolating!
Could I please get an update on Occupy BC Ferries? I’m looking forward to that potluck:)