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Activist Communiqué: Occupy Toronto will re-occupy on May Day

| April 30, 2012
Photo by David Coombs

Occupy Toronto will re-occupy on May Day

At the Cloud Garden's General Assembly on Monday April 16, 2012 to endorse the following re-occupation action.

Here is the text of the proposal that was passed: "Asking for endorsement from the assembly for a 24 hour reoccupation that will be strategic and tactical. Beginning at 9pm on May 1st concluding by 9pm on May 2nd (packing up starting at 6pm) with a leave-no trace policy.

It will be the first of a series of strategic and tactical fixed length occupations. There will be strict enforcement of the policies of the new GA and anyone attending will be committed to those policies (safe space, anti-o, decolonization policies and frameworks).

You will be informed of the policies upon entering the occupation and will be asked to leave if you break them. There will be a drug and alcohol free zone.

Events will include documentary screenings, live performances, guest speakers, and protesting!
It will be an orange action meaning there is a risk of arrest which would be for trespassing which doesn't go on your criminal record
."

The re-occupation will begin on Tuesday May 1, 2012, after the conclusion of the May Day march and cultural event at Alexandra Park (Spadina Avenue and Dundas Avenue West at 9:00 pm.

From Alexandra Park, Occupy Toronto will march to its chosen occupation site. *Please DO NOT ask/beg me the location of the re-occupation site*.

Re-occupation activists are asked to bring tents and blankets to prepare for the night. Again, I want to stress that by joining in on this action, you understand that this is a 24 hour occupation.

Also, this re-occupation is supported by the Cloud Gardens General Assembly (GA) which operates on a 90% consensus decision making model and follows the principles of De-colonization and promoting anti-oppression, safer-spaces.

For more information on how you can help support this action by Occupy Toronto, please attend the last GA before the event, 7:00 pm at 25 Cecil Street (rain location).

I will also keep you informed through this Activist Communique for rabble.ca or you can follow me on Twitter @krystalline_k

The hastag for May Day in Toronto is #May1TO

Here's the Facebook page to follow for May Day and for Occupy Toronto info.

Here is the schedule for May Day in Toronto:

--Occupy Toronto: Chess Game

Tuesday May 1, 2012

11:00 am start
Will be in the downtown core, more details TBA.

--Occupy Gardens: Garden Party Potluck

Tuesday May 1, 2012

2:00 pm
Queens Park

--#May1TO: Rally, food and march

Tuesday May 1, 2012

4:00 pm
Nathan Phillips Square
March at 5:00 pm to Alexandra Park.

--Cultural Celebration
7:00 pm, Alexandra Park

*All actions organized autonomously or in coalitions, and posted here in solidarity. Please note that plans may change radically and may not be updated here. Please check links above for most up to date information.*

--24 hour re-occupation: "Occupy the Heart of the Beast"
Tuesday May 1, 2012 until Wednesday May 2, 2012

9:00 pm
Departs from Alexandra Park to march to occupation site.

Re-occupation schedule of events for the night:
11:00 pm until sunrise - film screenings
6:30 am - meditations
7:00 am - yoga
8:00 am - breakfast, art workshop
10:00 am - march leaves for Barrick Gold AGM
1:00 pm until 5:00 pm - free skule workshops
5:00 pm until 7:00 pm - General Assembly (90% consensus, safe space policy in effect)
7:00 pm until 9:00 pm - Clean up

 

 

 

 

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