Re-Occupy Edmonton 2012

Media Advisory:




This Wednesday, Occupy Edmonton will join with students, faculty, support staff, contract workers and service workers from the University of Alberta and other post-secondary learning institutions across Canada in a national day of action to oppose continued tuition fee increases and to promote pay equality across the board. The day will also mark a new day of occupation. Occupy Edmonton plans to set-up tents at the U of A. This will be the first full day of occupation since the group was evicted from a 43 day occupation of Melcor Park in Edmonton’s downtown core.

The event will begin with a march starting at Ezio Faraone Park at noon on Wednesday, February 1st 2012. The group will march from there to the Quad at the University of Alberta where they will begin the new occupation. The occupation will focus on the increasing corporatization of education, and rising tuition rates and debt levels. The rally at the Quad will start at 2PM in solidarity with University of Alberta students and staff.


What: Occupation and rally against increasing tuition rates, debt levels, and corporatization of education.

When: TODAY!, February 1st, 12:00 pm

Where: Ezio Faraone Park, Edmonton, Alberta

11004 97 Ave

Who: Occupy Edmonton in collaboration with students, faculty and staff at the University of Alberta.

Occupy Edmonton is working to create an education system that works for the 99% not against them.

Thank you, Occupy Edmonton


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


Donation Update

To Occupy Edmonton – An Update on WePay

As many of you are aware, during the occupation we had an account with WePay for the receiving of donations online.
Almost from the beginning we have been unable to get a hold of this money. WePay has a policy of only transfering money to U.S. bank accounts and people U.S. SSN numbers.
We have tried to find away around this with no success. Potentially transferees faced negative tax results and their would be difficulties with transferring to Canadian citizens who have obtained SSN numbers.
Because this situation has not been resolved and the money has not been claimed. WePay has informed us that all who donated will be reimbursed the money.
Occupy Edmonton has found Canadian alternatives to avoid this situation in the future.
We are sorry for all occupiers and to all who want to change the world that this has happenned.
Regards with love,
Occupy Edmonton

Permanent link to this article: http://occupyedmonton.org/2012/01/donation-update/


OE’s First General Assembly of 2012!

Our first General Assembly of 2012 will be Thursday, January 5th @ 6:30PM at the Grant MacEwan Cafeteria. See you all there!

10700 104 Avenue, Edmonton


Permanent link to this article: http://occupyedmonton.org/2012/01/oes-first-general-assembly-of-2012/


Occupy Edmonton Wiki

We need writers, editors, researchers, and photographers! Occupy Edmonton’s various press releases, news articles, and pamphlets will now be created and edited using a consensus based model. You can contribute immediately and find out more information here. For future reference, this link can be found under the Participation menu at the top of the page.

How It Works:

  • The Occupy Edmonton Wiki is open from Sunday to Friday, allowing anyone to create, write, edit, and rename articles.
  • On Saturday, the Wiki will be locked as so that people will have a chance to reach consensus on which articles are complete, and which still need more revisions. A news post will be made on the Occupy Edmonton Facebook page asking everyone for their opinion.
  • If you wish to block an article, you can either reply to the Facebook news post, or make a comment directly on the article itself. In order for your block to be counted, you must include a reason for making the block.
  • Articles that don’t receive a block before Sunday will be posted on the Occupy Edmonton web page for anyone to print out and place around the city.

Occupy Edmonton Wiki

Permanent link to this article: http://occupyedmonton.org/2011/12/occupy-edmonton-wiki-2/


General Assembly Minutes Dec. 13th

1. Sharing Circle update
2. Yuletide, advent, santa updates
3. financial update: OWS funding
4. good neighbours policy review
5. occupation updates and discussion
6. code of conduct proposal
7. banner drop proposal

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Permanent link to this article: http://occupyedmonton.org/2011/12/general-assembly-minutes-dec-13th/


Ocupy Yuletide Show!

Occupy Yuletide Press Release

Download Poster here: http://occupyedmonton.org/resources/posters/yuletide.png

Permanent link to this article: http://occupyedmonton.org/2011/12/ocupy-yuletide-show/


General Assembly Minutes – Dec. 8, 2011


1) Bullet point updates – excluding: Facebook / internal comm, Finance, Gear Update for now.
— please leave proposals and discussions out of this for now, and write down your concerns and questions.

Immediate logistical needs:
2) Claiming gear from Police lock up
3) Tent Donation to Calgary

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Permanent link to this article: http://occupyedmonton.org/2011/12/general-assembly-minutes-dec-8-2011/


Inside Job

Charles Ferguson’s film – Inside Job – won the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2011. It narrates the conflicts of interest between the finance industry, politicians, academics and regulators, which eventually led to the trillion-dollar collapse of 2008. Narrated by Matt Damon.

 ‘Inside Job’

Permanent link to this article: http://occupyedmonton.org/2011/12/inside-job/


Occupy Yuletide Show!

Occupy Edmonton is celebrating the Christmas season with an Occupy music show!

The Artery
9535 Jasper Avenue

Doors open @ 7:00 PM
Friday December 16, 2011

By donation, at the door!

Guests Scott Cook, Quetzala Carson, the Key of H, the Tom Roschkov Implosion and the Raging Grannies are occupying the stage to usher in the Christmas season.

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Permanent link to this article: http://occupyedmonton.org/2011/12/occupy-yuletide-show/


Occupy Edmonton to Launch Online Help Line and Solidarity Squads

*******MEDIA UPDATE*******

Occupy Edmonton to Launch Online Help Line and Solidarity Squads.

Edmonton, AB – Occupy Edmonton has decided to launch two new programs as they continue to push for systems that work for people not against them.

The first program they are launching is an online help request service called ‘Occupy Solidarity Squads’. Personal examples of injustice happen all the time and most people have to face them alone. ‘Occupy Solidarity Squads’ aim to change that. The online form allows people to confidentially submit their personal stories and requests for support to Occupy Edmonton. Specific stories will be selected and then the group will act to try to get the person the little bit of justice they deserve.

“If someone is screwed over by a bank, by an employer, by government red tape, they no longer have to face it all alone – now they have a group, a solidarity squad, and a movement to back them up,” said Phil Shaw with Occupy Edmonton. “The system wants to keep us separate, to keep us apart because it knows that collective action produces results. So we have set up a local Solidarity Squad and put the word out that no boardroom is safe, no corrupt bank deal will go unchecked, and no more will we deal with these attacks alone. We are together now, we have seen each others faces, we have slept and occupied together, and now we will respond collectively. And we will respond everywhere.”

Example stories could be a veteran not getting the full benefits they deserve and fought for or a worker injured on the job not getting the workers compensation they were promised. You can see the help form online at http://occupyedmonton.org/ask-us-for-help/

The other program Occupy Edmonton is launching is ‘flash occupations’. These are occupations that will take place for as little as 10 mins to as long as 24hrs. The occupations are designed to highlight issues of injustice and push for the 8-demands the group released last week.

Occupy Edmonton is united with groups and movements around the world that want a system that works for, not against, the 99% of us.

For more information please visit: www.OccupyEdmonton.org



Mike Hudema: 780-504-5601.

Phil Shaw: 780-289-9866.

Permanent link to this article: http://occupyedmonton.org/2011/12/occupy-edmonton-to-launch-online-help-line-and-solidarity-squads/

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