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Our next GA (General Assembly) will take place Tuesday, Nov. 29.
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.)
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We have created a Legal Observer guide, which can be found here:
Also, a Legal Observer Arrest Sheet has been made here:
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Occupy Edmonton has been informed that we will be evicted by the police in the next 24 hours, probably after 11pm tonight. We need YOUR help to remain at our current 102st and Jasper location. Support us by:
1. COME ON DOWN to Camp; Eviction is expected anytime after 11pm. Our best guess is eviction will happen between 11pm and 3am. We need people to come out to support the camp! Legal observers, cameras, transportation and good peoples are needed. Activist karaoke is planned!
2. CONTACT Melcor Developments, the property management company that owns the park.
EMAIL: Ralph Young (CEO of Melcor) – email@example.com
-general email – firstname.lastname@example.org
3. CONTACT the Mayor’s office:
4. CONTACT Edmonton Police Service:
5. CONTACT your City Councillor:
6. SIGN the petition at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/3/stop-the-eviction-of-occupy-edmonton/
Add your voice to the 4225 people who have already signed.
7 TWITTER the following message and ask others to support: “Sign and RT the petition to prevent the forceful eviction of #OccupyEdmonton: http://bit.ly/oEZPcQ #ows #occupycanada”
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Dear Ralph Young,
We regret that you have chosen not to accept our offer of mediation and that you
are no longer open to dialogue. Instead you are choosing to push us towards a
forceful eviction and are threatening to personally sue individuals for costs.
We wanted to take this moment to explain to you, and everyone watching, some
of the reasons why we began this Occupation in the first place, and what actions
we would like to see take place so that it can come to a voluntarily end.
We began the Occupation on October 15th because the call that was and is
being heard around the world resonated with us — a call not just for minor
tweaks, but a call big enough to fill our hearts and dreams. This call was born
from the inequities of systems that continue to benefit the richest few at the
expense of the rest of us.
The crimes occurring against regular people weren’t just happening in New York
or across America, but in countries and cities all over the world, including
Edmonton. The themes of corporate control of political institutions and growing
inequity and environment destruction, rang true here, just as they do in New
York. Corporations have taken over our world, but by supporting each other and
working in cities across the planet, we are hoping to take it back.
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Register to speak out against the city’s $10.5 million budget cut, or the raise in property tax that applies to all of us but not to the arena.
To register to speak you must phone 780-496-8178 from 8am-4:30pm or on line at this link: http://webproxy.edmonton.ca/forms/requesttospeak/default.aspx (must be done by 4:30 the day prior, i.e. tomorrow).
You can also register the day of up until the time the meeting starts (9:30 am).
Speakers have five minutes each and Councillors might ask questions
(they never ask US questions, though, only THEM)
For more information or to register for the hearing please visit here:
Unless otherwise noted on the website all council meetings are at:
Council Chamber 2nd floor, City Hall 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
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July 4th will be a GA in the US including all cities, 2 delegates per.
Use of hand signals
Patrick offers place for showers
Mo – met with CUPW delegates. Spoke of eviction, union members will come at 11, and donated $410 to us. Union members worry about job loss.
Delay of payment from OWS, members out of jail, ordered sleeping bags, lanterns, sleeping pads. Mike may buy other items on his own to be re-payed, will call wholesale sports tomorrow to find out delivery or pickup options
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Occupy Edmonton into it’s 36th day is now facing another eviction notice for this Sunday, November 20th for 11pm. But from our sources and perspective, this time is serious. Want to know why? Come down tomorrow and we can tell you. Has everything to do with collaboration between police, the city, and Melcor.
Once again, the general assembly has decided to stay through the potential eviction timeline in order to fight for a system that works for, and not against the 99% of us. We are against corporate influence of our political institutions, we are against continuing the destructive economic system that is destroying our planet, and we are against increasing economic inequality that has stagnated middle class income growth and continued to divide people. Our vision is bold, our demands are diverse, and another world is possible. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing. (yeaaa Arundhati Roy!)
We also have back-up locations in mind, but want to be able to leave on our own terms. Melcor had sought a quadrilateral meeting between the City of Edmonton, Edmonton Police services, Melcor and Occupy Edmonton. Now, without any prior warning, they have notified us that they plan to evict us as of 11pm. We had been concerned that we were being drawn into a space where 3 of our representatives would be pressured to make decisions on behalf of the entire movement, but now we are facing an entirely different scenario that actually empowers a grassroots approach.
Why wont we leave? This notice came abruptly in spite of Melcors request for these meetings. The perception of camp is that Melcor has been observing the proceedings in other cities and is trying to capitalize on evictions from public property.
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Occupy Edmonton has been given a Sunday, 11:00 pm eviction notice. We are discussing what to do at tonight’s GA. In the meantime we are hoping you can support the Occupation by asking your supporters, friends and allies to:
Sign the petition at http://
Phone Melcor at (780) 423-6931 and tell them to let us stay.
Email Melcor at email@example.com and tell them you support the Occupation and that they should let us stay.
Get others to ‘Like’ our facebook page so we can show the growing support the camp has – http://www.facebook.com/
Twitter the following message and ask others to support: “Sign and RT the petition to prevent the forceful eviction of #OccupyEdmonton: http://bit.ly/oEZPcQ #ows #occupycanada”
Please spread this message.
To Occupy Edmonton
Melcor requests that the unauthorized use of the Melcor site by
unauthorized persons discontinue immediately. Public health and safety to
users of the site should not be further prejudiced by Occupy Edmonton or
Melcor Developments Ltd. advises that continued occupation of the Melcor
site in unacceptable, except as to the terms outlined in our letter of
October 21, 2011.
Melcor advises that all persons and property on the Melcor site
Sunday, November 20, 2011 are subject to removal by lawful means.
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