Nov
19

Another Eviction Notice..Nov. 19th

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://www.thepetitionsite.com/3/stop-the-eviction-of-occupy-edmonton/
Phone Melcor at (780) 423-6931 and tell them to let us stay.
Email Melcor at ryoung@melcor.ca 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/OccupyEdmonton and/or post a message of support.
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.

In solidarity,

Occupy Edmonton

To Occupy Edmonton

TAKE NOTICE:

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
its representatives.

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
following 11:00pm
Sunday, November 20, 2011 are subject to removal by lawful means.

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Permanent link to this article: http://occupyedmonton.org/2011/11/another-eviction-notice-nov-19th/

Nov
19

General Assembly Minutes Nov. 18th

Agenda:

Internet Updates
Offsite Infoshop?
Finance
Police
Fire
Melcor
Legal
Camp Jobs
Visitors Coming to the Camp and Contacting MPs
Muslim Student Association

Proposals

Brookfield Industries Action
Melcor Meeting
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Permanent link to this article: http://occupyedmonton.org/2011/11/general-assembly-minutes-nov-18th/

Nov
18

Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) Meeting

Date: November 20th, 2011
Time: 2:00 PM
Meeting Spot: Citadel Theater 9828- 101A Avenue
Dear community members of Edmonton,

The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) is happy to invite you to participate in a mob to defend non-citizen children and youth rights in Canada, which will be organized by Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) Youth Network Edmonton with the support of the Alberta Public Interest Research Group (APIRG) and Catholic Social Services in Edmonton, on November 20th, 2011. This event is part of a larger national flash mob happening around the Universal Day of the Child, 20 November 2011.

In June 2012, the United Nations will examine Canada on its respect for children’s rights under the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Canada still has work to do on refugee and immigrant children’s rights if it wants to pass the exam. This is a great opportunity to push for change! This fall, groups of young people are organizing flash mobs from coast to coast to urge Canada to respect non-citizen children and youth rights. So far, flash mobs are taking place in Vancouver, Lethbridge, Edmonton, Montreal and St John’s. Amongst other things, we are uniting to demand that Canada stop detaining children for immigration purposes. For more information, please see refer to this link: http://ccrweb.ca/en/youthrights/frontpage.

In order to raise awareness about the fact that Canada still needs to work in making sure that the rights of all children are respected, we invite you to join us on November 20th, 2011 We will be meeting at the lobby of The Citadel Theater at 2pm, there we will explain what are we going to do during the flash mob and where will it be. We encourage participants to wear light blue colors and bring objects that remind people about their childhood; ie. toys, teddy bears, dolls etc.

To make this a successful initiative, we need a large public attending the flashmob. We are counting on your presence to attend this event.

Thank you for your time and consideration, and we look forward to hearing from you.

In solidarity,

Juliana Cortes
CCR Youth Ambassador
giuliana226@hotmail.com
780 920 1102

Permanent link to this article: http://occupyedmonton.org/2011/11/canadian-council-for-refugees-ccr-meeting/

Nov
18

20 Ways to Help..Without Camping Out

Chelsea recently threw this together, which is a great list of things that you can do to lend a helping hand to Occupy Edmonton without actually staying at the camp.

20 ways to help

You can download the pamphlet PDF file for print  HERE

Permanent link to this article: http://occupyedmonton.org/2011/11/20-ways-to-help-without-camping-out/

Nov
17

*Occupy Edmonton to Hold Free BBQ to Thank Community*

*Edmonton, AB –* On the 2-month anniversary of the Occupation of Wall
Street, Occupy Edmonton members will be holding two free BBQ’s. The BBQ’s
will be held to thank the people of Edmonton for their support of the camp
and to encourage people to visit the camp and talk to members about the
reason why they are braving Edmonton’s cold winters.

The BBQ’s, dependent on weather will be held at 12:00 and 5:00 to give as
many people a chance to learn about the motivations for Occupy and to get a
free meal. The group is concerned about how corporate, primarily oil,
interests are infecting Alberta’s political institutions, dictating public
policy and decimating the environment. They are also concerned about civic
issues such as the recent multimillion-dollar subsidy of the Katz arena and
the $10.5 million cut proposed to city services.

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union made the BBQ possible due to a
donation.

*What:* Free community BBQ

*When:* 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm, Thursday, November 17. (Weather dependent)

*Where:* Occupy Edmonton, 102st and Jasper Ave.

*Who:* Members of Edmonton and surrounding communities

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

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*For More Information Contact*:

Mohad Mohammed: 780-668-6558

Permanent link to this article: http://occupyedmonton.org/2011/11/occupy-edmonton-to-hold-free-bbq-to-thank-community/

Nov
14

General Assembly Minutes Nov. 14th

Agenda

Updates
Kitchen
action
finance/ ows support
anniversary bbq
portapotty
story of stuff/ GA at 7, need to announce
Proposals Read the rest of this entry »

Permanent link to this article: http://occupyedmonton.org/2011/11/general-assembly-minutes-nov-14th/

Nov
12

General Assembly Minutes Nov. 10th

Updates

Finances

-MH- haven’t got money from OWS, 7500$

-Lynette Rybesky is the main person in charge, needs help, Wesley from Finance offers to help

-we have told them we will be financially transparent

-border issues with shipping from US?

-Kirk has a proposal

 

Party

-talent show on Sat at 7pm, sign up at door

-facebook group – please circulate!

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Permanent link to this article: http://occupyedmonton.org/2011/11/general-assembly-minutes-nov-10th/

Nov
11

Upcoming Events!

As winterization continues, we will be re-organizing the camp and removing any tents that will not make it through the winter months. Please bare with us as we tidy up the park and create a safer space for everyone.

With that said, this weekend we have a lot going on! Please keep an eye on the Calendar because we’ve got many events happening such as Media and Messaging workshop, Direct Action Slideshow, Non-Association Recovering Alcoholics Meeting, Occupy Your Job: Solidarity Unionism workshop, Talent Show, and the (now) Weekly Potluck.

I would like to touch on the last two I mentioned. The Talent Show will begin after the General Assembly on Saturday. If you come and ‘register’ or say you are willing to perform we will do our best to oblige. The sound system we will have is yet to be determined(always looking for volunteers for equipment, etc.). So far we have some acoustic musicians and possibly a DJ.

Bottom line is if you bring everything you need to perform, than you will have an audience. The Facebook event page is here: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=317419501604778

The Potluck is going to be on Sunday around 6pm. There will no longer be General Assemblies on Sundays. We want to turn this into a weekly event to bring like-minded people together and also give those heavily involved in the camp a break to relax and socialize.

Please bring any food that you can, warm drinks are also welcome(non-alcoholic)! We must also cater to some people with dietary restrictions in our camp so please bring a variety of dishes such as vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and meat dishes, too!

Alcohol and drugs will not be tolerated at camp(Camp Guidelines).

Permanent link to this article: http://occupyedmonton.org/2011/11/upcoming-events/

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 able to push through the winter and continue to fight for systems that work for most people not against them,” said Lyndsay Werbecky, a member of Occupy Edmonton.

Occupy Edmonton, one of the most northern occupations on the planet, will be able to purchase $7,500 in cold weather gear to survive harsh winters that have reached temperatures with the wind chill of -58.4 ºC or -73.12 ºF.

Support for Occupy Edmonton from OWS will also include video trainings provided over the OWS livestream on topics like non-violent communication skills, consensus decision-making and direct action to help fortify the occupation so they can continue to echo the call for systemic change and a system that works for the 99%.

“Hearing Occupy Edmonton’s request for a letter of support, the OWS general assembly was so moved by their situation, and their determination, that they sent real support – and a big shout-out of encouragement,” said Laura Kolnick, a Canadian member of Occupy Wall Street.  “We look forward to close ties with Occupy Edmonton as we build a global movement.”

“We were more than happy to provide the donation. This is a global movement for justice. The crimes occurring against regular people aren’t just happening here in New York city but in cities all over the world,” said Sean Allingham, a Canadian member of Occupy Wall Street. “The themes of corporate control of political institutions, growing inequity and environment destruction ring true here just as they do in Edmonton, Alberta. Corporations have taken our world but by supporting each other and working in cities across the planet we will take it back.”

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For More Information Please Contact:
Lyndsey Werbecky, Occupy Edmonton, 780-758-5578
Mike Hudema, Occupy Edmonton, 780-504-5601
Sean Allingham, Occupy Wall Street, 718-316-0481

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

Nov
10

*Occupy Edmonton to Make Special Mayoral Delivery*

********MEDIA ADVISORY********

*Edmonton, AB –* Members of Occupy Edmonton will be going to city hall
today to make a special delivery to Mayor Mandel. Mandel has been very
vocal about his opposition to the peaceful assembly and says he is
considering options which may include shutting off power to the site.

Despite recently approving millions of tax-payer dollars to subsidize the
billionaire Katz group the Mayor is pledging over $10 million in city
service cuts. Occupy Edmonton will be making the ‘special delivery’ to help
the Mayor focus, not on how to shut down peaceful free expression, but on
improving supports for all members of Edmonton, decreasing proposed cuts to
city services and preventing cash giveaways to billionaires.

Occupy Edmonton would like the Mayor and city council to follow in the
footsteps of cities like Seattle that not only support the Occupation but
are looking at ways to address it’s demands. You can read the most recent
resolution here: http://bit.ly/sF2QXk

*What: Delivery to Mayor Mandel*

*Who: *Occupy Edmonton, Concerned residents of Edmonton and surrounding
communities.

*When: *1:00 pm, Thursday November 10th

*Where: *City Hall.

The Occupy Edmonton group is concerned about how corporate interests are
infecting our political institutions, dictating public policy and
decimating the environment. They are also concerned about a system that
puts the hunger for profits above the health and well being of all our
communities.

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

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*Contact*:
Rob Butz: 1-780-667-4942.

Permanent link to this article: http://occupyedmonton.org/2011/11/occupy-edmonton-to-make-special-mayoral-delivery/

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