Category Archive: In The Mainstream

Occupy Edmonton in the Mainstream Media

Feb
15

Talk of the Town: Occupy Edmonton Re-Surfaces

Alberta PrimeTime More than two months have passed since Occupy Edmonton’s eviction from its downtown camp, but the movement has re-surfaced at the University of Alberta campus. The latest occupation protests rising tuition, student debt and what the camp is calling, “corporatization of education”. How do students fit into the 99 per cent? How long …

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Permanent link to this article: http://occupyedmonton.org/2012/02/talk-of-the-town-occupy-edmonton-re-surfaces/

Feb
15

Vue Weekly: Necessary research

The University of Alberta has the capability to ban and remove people from its property. It’s a part of the legislation and bylaws that all universities in Alberta operate under. The institution’s properties are private. The University has its own security force, colloquially known as Campus 5-0. And, to get into the minutiae of policing, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://occupyedmonton.org/2012/02/vue-weekly-necessary-research/

Jan
30

Metro Edmonton: Protesters set to re-Occupy Edmonton

Occupy Edmonton protesters will be back in force this week. The group announced on its website and Facebook page over the weekend that a rally will be held at 12 p.m. on Wednesday at Ezio Faraone Park before a march to the University of Alberta, where occupiers say they, along with students, will set up.This …

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Permanent link to this article: http://occupyedmonton.org/2012/01/metro-edmonton-protesters-set-to-re-occupy-edmonton/

Jan
30

CTV Edmonton: Occupy Edmonton plans new camp at U of A

Updated: Mon Jan. 30 2012 12:46:57 Chandra Lye, ctvedmonton.ca Occupy Edmonton has been planning a new day of occupation. In a press release the group indicated that they will be marching to the University of Alberta on Wednesday where they will set up a new camp. Protestors said the move will be their participation in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://occupyedmonton.org/2012/01/ctv-edmonton-occupy-edmonton-plans-new-camp-at-u-of-a/

Nov
10

Occupy Wall Street Donates $7,500 in Cold-Weather Survival Gear to Occupy Edmonton

Edmonton, AB – Occupy Wall Street just approved a $7,500 donation to Occupy Edmonton, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, to help grow the global occupy movement. Occupy Wall Street members voted in favor of the donation at last night’s general assembly in NYC. “We were overjoyed to hear the news. With this donation we will be …

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Permanent link to this article: http://occupyedmonton.org/2011/11/occupy-wall-street-donates-7500-in-cold-weather-survival-gear-to-occupy-edmonton/

Oct
23

Activist Communiqué: Stop the Eviction of Occupy Edmonton tonight

By Krystalline Kraus | October 23, 2011 Hey rebellions, In solidarity with Occupy Toronto, I’m asking for your help this beautiful Sunday afternoon to stop the eviction of Occupy Edmonton. Occupy Edmonton has been given an eviction deadline of tonight (Sunday) at 11:00 pm by the Melcor Corporation that owns the park they are currently …

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Permanent link to this article: http://occupyedmonton.org/2011/10/activist-communique-stop-the-eviction-of-occupy-edmonton-tonight/

Oct
18

Melcor gives Occupy Edmonton protesters reprieve from deadline to move downtown camp

EDMONTON – Occupy Edmonton protesters camped in a downtown park celebrated Tuesday morning after learning the property owner will allow them to stay at least another day. Protesters at the camp, which has been at 102nd Street and Jasper Avenue since Saturday, had earlier been told by Melcor, the company that owns the park, that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://occupyedmonton.org/2011/10/melcor-gives-occupy-edmonton-protesters-reprieve-from-deadline-to-move-downtown-camp/

Oct
18

Occupy Edmonton protesters allowed to remain in downtown park space

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 12:55 PM EDMONTON – Occupy Edmonton protesters are being allowed to remain in a downtown park. Protest organizer Chelsea Taylor says the company that owns the space had threatened to evict them but changed its mind. The group plans to stay in the park off Jasper Avenue as long as people …

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Permanent link to this article: http://occupyedmonton.org/2011/10/occupy-edmonton-protesters-allowed-to-remain-in-downtown-park-space/

Oct
18

Occupiers Staying Put

11:45am 10/18/2011 Brenton Driedger There were cheers of joy Tuesday morning at the makeshift camp of Occupy Edmonton protestors in downtown Edmonton. Melcor, a land development company that owns the property protesters laid ground at, is letting the demonstrators keep their tents set up in its private park at 102nd Street and Jasper Avenue. The …

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Permanent link to this article: http://occupyedmonton.org/2011/10/occupiers-staying-put/

Oct
18

Occupy Edmonton protesters vow to remain in private park

By Mariam Ibrahim, edmontonjournal.com October 17, 2011   EDMONTON — Protesters with the Occupy Edmonton movement say they will continue to camp in a private downtown park, despite being told by its owners to leave on Tuesday. About 60 protesters have camped in the park, at 102nd Street and Jasper Avenue, since Saturday night, with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://occupyedmonton.org/2011/10/occupy-edmonton-protesters-vow-to-remain-in-private-park/

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