November 2011 archive

A Media Tip From the CBC

I ran over to the VAG on Monday afternoon, ran to the bus about 5 minutes after I saw the video from Sunday night’s kerfuffle over a certain ‘sacred’ fire- more about that on my next post… Ian Hanomansing was there interviewing people for the CBC’s evening news show ‘The National’. He spent some time …

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Eye of the Hurricane

I’ve been taking late night visits to Occupy Vancouver 1.0’s camp at the Vancouver Art Gallery(VAG). People have more time to talk at night, so it is a good time to get into more substantial conversations. Each time I go to the VAG I find something to be different- and today was no exception. Most of the tarps …

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YELLOW CARD: Undemocratic Behaviour?

A serious problem has been resonating in my head since yesterday. I’ve tried to ignore, but it is affecting my ability to sleep… First, a disclaimer. I have nothing but respect for the people I’m about to criticise – agreeing to facilitate this meeting was a heroic act. We began our meeting with the agreement …

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Activists & Buggy Whips

After spending time watching their antics, defense of violence and other criminal activity, racial/gender based hate, and level of immaturity- spending time amongst ‘professional protesters’ has made one thing clear to me. Many in this community could be dangerous to our cause. I’ve heard leaders of this community complain that we are not more ‘grateful’ …

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Letter to MP’s for Get Money Out Initiative

Dear Political Leader, I am writing to you as a member of the 99%, and as someone who is participating in the organization of #OCCUPYVANCOUVER (www.occupyvancouver.com).  We are in the early stages of organizing, and not all voices have been heard- so, until we have ratified our ideas, please understand I am not writing for …

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