General Assembly Minutes January 11th, 2012

GA – January 11, 2012

Announcements and updates

Solidarity Squad
MLA office action on Friday with injured workers from WCB
Updates of working groups
members and contact information
will be bringing back Live stream to GA’s

We received Stencils

Occupy Parliament coming up
Wholesale sports/Canadian Tire
$7500 will be going in to card form
New York Update
OWS having many of the same issuies
organizing meetings, camp etc.
Monthly sharing circles
Why are people here,
why do people Occupy
Chance to express whats on your mind
hold general assembly at studio – would cost money


WCB injured Workers
February 29 March 1st and March 2nd WCB injured workers to protest out
side WCB main building 99street and 102 ave
set up tents with banner
everyday at 12pm Microphone speaking
Projector of stories from injured workers who could not make it’
Occupy would have to maintain camp over night
could interfere with camp at Secret location
Support for proposal to support WCB injured workers. We will give what
we can with no guarantee

Community Gardens
Are people willing to help make a community garden
possible talks with bissle Centre
funding from provincial government to community gardens to be cut
Community Garden project approved
announce on Facebook

Solidarity Action Group
to show solidarity with different events that are going on around the
Example 200 women killed in Egypt
Proposal withdrawn

Central Message
What is our central message?
Corporate government/Greed
we are the 99%
Mic Check
talk to people more
3PM 12th University Train platform

Enbridge proposal
Northern Gateway
January 24th Hearings
Update to come Saturday

New Camp Group?

Art Build
Thursday 6Pm at green peace warehouse
$240 fo reimbursable to Phil for products that he built

July 14th Action at Walmart
To present wal-mart with a petition to close its door
hunger strike if they don’t close doors
to be brought to action working group

Bill C-309
bill to change rallies
no face coverings

Working Groups contacts and definitions

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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


View Re-Occupy Edmonton in a larger map

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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