Unconfirmed sources have indicated that Occupy Vancouver has made changes in their moderation of the OV Facebook Page Occupy Vancouver (Moderated). This page has become a hotbed of controversy after a number of previous administrators though themselves to be Il Duche.
The infighting on this page got so excited, one member created a page called “Occupy Your Banned!”. Unfortunately, everyone got banned, and someone reenacted the Occupy Vancouver Reichstag fire. It was a perfect re-enactment of life under the new regime– only, it appeared to be theater by those very people…
An unconfirmed report indicates the site administration will go to Bob Ages– Harley Davidson fan, Director at the Council of Canadians– an organization that must be totally full of shit after funding Occupy Vancouver portapotties for so long. (sorry, couldn’t resist) Eric Doherty is another CoC member who has joined OV.
But, seriously, I’ve always perceived the CoC as good folk- that said, I never looked at them- so, this should be interesting…
This announcement comes on the heels of an action I took yesterday to secure the #OccupyVancouver Facebook page. I agreed with other users that, as Facebook does not provide an audit trail, and because of recent incidents, I would be the sole administrator. We also agreed that every change would be done democratically- and, when a change is not urgent, using democratic processes.
As the BC Civil Liberties Association didn’t find censorship to be an issue in a civil liberties movement- I think the next step I should take should be to address the Council of Canadians. They are a supposedly respectable organization with an eye for fairness and civil rights- let’s put it to the test!
If you are someone who has been banned from the moderated page on Facebook (and there are dozens of you) please call or write to Ava Waxman at the Council of Canadians– Phone: 604-688-8846 Email: [email protected]
The people, United, Can never be defeated!