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Activist Communique: The Occupy Canada movement -- info and city directory

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Blog created September 28th. Last update October 16.

Here's a heads-up on the growing #Occupy movement, in solidarity with #OccupyWallStreet, @OccupyToronto, and the countless other @Occupy movements across the world.

I'll be updating this page when more Occupy demonstrations are announced.

Save the date for the national Occupy Canada actions: Saturday, October 15, 2011.

But first I ask you to check out this important information regarding the #Occupy movement, or should I say Occupy(ed) since Turtle Island is occupied territory. To learn more, please read Jessica Yee's piece here: OCCUPY WALL STREET: The Game of Colonialism and further nationalism to be decolonized from the "Left"

"The antiglobalization movement was the first step on the road. Back then our model was to attack the system like a pack of wolves. There was an alpha male, a wolf who led the pack, and those who followed behind. Now the model has evolved. Today we are one big swarm of people." - Raimundo Viejo, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain

Of the Occupy Movement, filmmaker Michael Moore said, ""This is literally an uprising of people who have had it. It has already started to spread across the country in other cities. It will continue to spread. ... It will be tens of thousands and hundreds of thousands of people ... Their work ahead is not as difficult as other movements in the past ... The majority of Americans are really upset at Wall Street ... So you have already got an army of Americans who are just waiting for somebody to do something, and something has started."

How to plug in: Find your city (or province) listed below

Occupy Canada

Occupy Canadian Provinces and Territories

Occupy Vancouver

-Twitter for @OccupyVancouver
-Email for Occupy Vancouver: [email protected]

Occupy Victoria (The Peoples' Assembly of Victoria)

-Twitter for @OccupyVictoria

Occupy Nanaimo

Occupy Nelson

-Email for Occupy Nelson: [email protected]

Occupy Kelowna

-Twitter for @occupykelowna

Occupy Kamloops

Occupy Alberta

Occupy Edmonton

-Twitter for @OccupyYEG

Occupy Calgary

Occupy Saskatoon

Occupy Winnipeg

Occupy Ontario

Occupy Toronto

-Website for Occupy Toronto
-Twitter for #OcccupyToronto
-Livestream for Occupy Toronto
-Tumblr for Occupy Toronto

Occupy Ottawa

-Occupy Ottawa email: [email protected]

Occupy Kingston

-Twitter for @OccupyKingston

Occupy Guelph

Occupy Montreal (French)

Occupy New Brunswick

Occupy St. John NB

Occupy Nova Scotia

Occupy Halifax

Occupy Newfoundland

Occupy Saguenay

Occupy Sherbrooke

Occupy Trois-Riveres

Occupy Quebec


Event Dates -- posted so far:

Occupy Toronto

10:00 a.m. - ?
The Exchange Tower
130 King St West
Toronto, ON


Occupy Vancouver

7:00 a.m. - ?

Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby Street
Vancouver, B.C.


Occupy Victoria

12:00 pm

Centennial Square


Occupy Kelowna

10:00 a.m. - ?

Kerry Park


Occupy Kamloops

11:00 am - ?

Kamloops Library, 465 Victoria Street


Occupy Edmonton

12:00 pm - ?

Churchhill Square

99 Street and 102 Avenue


Occupy Calgary

1:00 p.m. - ?

Location  TBA


Occupy Ottawa

12:00 p.m. - ?

Confederation Park


Occupy Guelph

4:30 pm -
St. Georges Square


Occupy Montreal

9:30 a.m. - ?

Victoria Square


Occupy Moncton NB

12:00 pm - ?

655 Main Street (City Hall)


Occupy St. John NB

9:00 p.m. - ?

In front of City Hall and the Board Walk


Occupy St. John NF

10:00 a.m. - ?

War Memorial/Harbourside Park


Below is a list of Occupied cities in the U.S. so you can see the breadth of the movement that Canada is joining in with.

U.S. Occupations:

Occupy Wall St.

Occupy Boston

Occupy Los Angeles

Occupy Seattle

Occupy Dallas

Occupy Chicago

Occupy Philadelphia

Occupy Austin

Occupy Portland

Occupy Memphis

Occupy Charlotte

Occupy Columbus

Occupy Dallas

Occupy Tuscon

Occupy Denver

Occupy Madison

Occupy Orlando

Occupy Houston

Occupy Florida

Occupy Indianapolis

Occupy Spokane

Occupy Nashville

Occupy Oklahoma

Occupy Tampa

Occupy Sacramento

Occupy Buffalo

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