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
Permanent link to this article: http://occupyedmonton.org/2011/12/general-assembly-minutes-dec-13th/
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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.
Permanent link to this article: http://occupyedmonton.org/2011/12/inside-job/
Occupy Edmonton is celebrating the Christmas season with an Occupy music show!
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.
Permanent link to this article: http://occupyedmonton.org/2011/12/occupy-yuletide-show/
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/
Global Day for Climate Action (Saturday, Dec. 3rd, 1pm)
Right now the Canadian government is in Durban, South Africa trying to block any progress on an International response to the growing climate crisis. They are actively trying to thwart the process. Luckily, people right across Canada, joined by people all over the planet aren’t going to let them.
We, the 99% know capitalism is broken and can’t fix the earth. Their solutions are killing the planet and poisoning our communities.
We, the 99% know Harper and his friends want more mining and tar sands projects, not real climate solutions and emission reductions.
We will not let the planet be killed in silence.
This Saturday is the Global Day for Climate Action. It will see cities right across Canada and the Planet step up to push back. Join them!!
(Occupy the Climate)
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3rd
Location Alberta Legislature
More Information to be posted at occupyedmonton.org
Please add your voice to the growing chorus pushing for change. See you Saturday.
Permanent link to this article: http://occupyedmonton.org/2011/12/occupy-the-climate/
Permanent link to this article: http://occupyedmonton.org/2011/11/general-assembly-minutes-nov-29th/
Our next GA (General Assembly) will take place Thursday, Dec. 01.
Cafeteria — Bottom floor, 106 Bldg.
Grant Macewan University, City Centre Campus
107 St. & 104 Ave.
The cafeteria is east of the main entrance (clock tower.)
Permanent link to this article: http://occupyedmonton.org/2011/11/general-assembly-thurs-dec-01/
She’s Alive… Beautiful… Finite… Hurting… Worth Dying for.
“. . . . The cut was put together by Vivek Chauhan, a young film maker, together with naturalists working with the Sanctuary Asia network (www.sanctuaryasia.com).
Content credit: The principal source for the footage was Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s incredible film HOME http://www.homethemovie.org/. The music was by Armand Amar. Thank you too Greenpeace and http://timescapes.org/“
Permanent link to this article: http://occupyedmonton.org/2011/11/shes-alive-short-film/