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Krystalline Kraus is an intrepid journalist and veteran reporter for rabble.ca since its 2001 beginnings. She needs neither a red cape nor safety goggles to fly into her latest political assignment. She often live-tweets from events -- almost exclusively First Nations and environmental issues. You can follow her on Twitter @krystalline_k.

Activist Communique: Occupy the Fall

| August 24, 2012
Activist Communique: Occupy the Fall

Whispers in the wind are of an Occupy fall.

I have it on good authority that Occupy is up to something for the opening of fall parliament on September 17, 2012, and am expecting a call out this weekend.

The basic rundown so far is that Occupiers from various cities will be walking to Ottawa to confront Harper. Obviously, start times in Ontario (or other provinces if they choose to sign on) will depend on the respective cities’ location so I will do my best to post these when I find out.

This trek to Ottawa will be similar to the U.S. Occupiers from across the United States marched on Washington D.C. during the summer. You can read about it here.

For Toronto, I can give you two updates regarding one year anniversary actions being planned.

1: There is a One Year Anniversary Party being planned for Monday October 15, 2012. Occupiers will return to St. James Park at King Street and Jarvis Street – the original Occupy Toronto location. I’ll update you all when more news comes rolling in.

2: A new Toronto activist group has arisen from the Occupy movement and is planning to gear up for the fall. Please see this link to their Facebook page to find out more information.

Here is the description:

"After a thousand years pass, it builds its own funeral pyre, lining it with cinnamon, myrrh and cassia. Climbing to a rest on the very top, it examines the world all throughout the night with the ability to see true good and evil.

When the sun rises the next morning, with great sorrow for all that it sees, it sings a haunting song.

As it sings, the heat of the sun ignites the expensive spices and the Phoenix dies in the flames.

But the Phoenix is not remarkable for its feathers or flames. It is most revered for its ability to climb from its own funeral pyre, from the very ashes of its old charred body, as a brand new life ready to live again once more. Life after life, it goes through this cycle. It absorbs human sorrow, only to rise from death to do it all again.

It never wearies, it never tires. It never questions its fate. Some say that the Phoenix is real, that it exists somewhere out there in the mountains of Arabia, elusive and mysterious.

Others say that the Phoenix is only a wish made by desperate humans to believe in the continuance of life.

But I know a secret.

We are the Phoenix.

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If you know of any Occupy related events in your city come the fall, please post a link to them below. Thanks. Miigwetch. Giitu,

Krystal




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