Archive for October, 2011

DIY printing — Occupy Ottawa poster & flyers, and Occupy paper

October 16th, 2011

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Promotional materials for Occupy Ottawa — 8.5×11 poster pdf, and 8.5×11 flyers pdf (with 4 quarter-page flyers).  Also the 2-page ‘rabble rouser’ Occupy print edition. The poster/flyers are the “99% strong” image, and indicate Confederation Park but don’t have any dates listed (ie, ongoing). They’re in colour (red & black) but can be printed in black&white or grayscale.

This is one way we have to reach people who are not on Facebook, Twitter, etc. Print your own to distribute/post:

 

ALSO…

 


The rabble rouser

print edition, covering the Occupy movement

Two-page pdf from rabble.ca to print double-sided and hand out copies for people who want to know more about what ‘Occupy’ is.

Two versions:

 
–> Here is the rabble rouser home page, from rabble.ca’s Occupy coverage.

 

IF YOU ARE ABLE TO PROVIDE PRINTING OF COPIES, please email outreach.occupyottawa@gmail.com, design.occupyottawa@gmail.com, & cc publisher@rabble.ca
 
Click for: Occupy Ottawa on FacebookOccupy Ottawa website (still in progress)
 

Click on image for full jpg

Promotional materials for Occupy Ottawa — 8.5×11 poster pdf, and 8.5×11 flyers pdf (with 4 quarter-page flyers). This is the “99% strong” image, that indicates Confederation Park but doesn’t have any dates listed on it. In colour (red & black) but can be printed in black & white, or grayscale. Also, there is a 2-page pdf of the ‘rabble rouser’ special Occupy print edition.

This is one way we have to reach people who are not on Facebook, Twitter, etc. Print your own to distribute/post.

ALSO… the rabble rosuer print edition, covering the cupy movement

 

 

Two-page dpf to print double-sided and hand out copies

Occupy Ottawa – begins Sat Oct 15, noon at Confederation Park

October 14th, 2011

Saturday October 15 is an international day of action
in alignment with Occupy Wall Street

In New York, they’re turning Times Square into People’s Square.

In Ottawa, the occupation begins with a General Assembly at Confederation Park, starting at noon.
At the GA, a location for on ongoing occupation will be decided upon.

There are 28(?) other cities in Canada with actions set for tomorrow.

And some 1000 or more around the world.

General info:
www.OccupyTogether.org
www.October15.net

Canadian media:
www.rabble.ca/occupy (for updates on Canadian events and reporting/analysis)
www.rabble.ca/rabblerouser (2-pg pdf edition for decentralized printing and distro/outreach)
www.mediacoop.ca (special ‘occupy’ page coming soon, note: open-publishing = post-your-own-story)

Ottawa info:

Occupy Ottawa / Occupons Ottawa – October 15 General Assembly
–> Sat Oct 15 @ noon, Confederation Park (Elgin at Laurier)

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=125074367599007

ALSO:

Friday 2-5pm – Pre-Occupation Meet & Greet, Punch, Pie & Poster Making Flash Mob!

— University of Ottawa, Jock Turcot University Centre UCU, ground floor by the couches lounge
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=225737867487133

Friday 7pm – A series of youtube videos related to Occupy Wall Street and local activities in Ottawa.

– University of Ottawa, Lamoureux Hall LMX 122 http://uottawa.ca/maps/
– full info at bottom of this message, or https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=260913977277108

Occupy Ottawa:
–> email:  occupyottawa@gmail.com  (email with ‘add to list’ to sign up for updates)
FB page: https://www.facebook.com/occupy.ottawa
FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Occupy.Ottawa/
Twitter account: @Occupy_Ottawa – http://twitter.com/#!/Occupy_Ottawa
Twitter hashtag:  #OccupyOttawa – http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=%23occupyottawa

Occupy Ottawa Organizing Committees w/ contact:

Support – consent.occupyottawa@gmail.com
Media Working Group – media.occupyottawa@gmail.com
Design Working Group – design.occupyottawa@gmail.com
Web-team Working Group – occupyottawa.webteam@gmail.com
Legal Working Group – occupyottawa.legal@gmail.com
Info Kiosk – info.occupyottawa@gmail.com
Direct Action Working Group – action.occupyottawa@gmail.com
Arts & Culture Working Group – ooartsandculture@groups.facebook.com
Security Working Group – occupyottawa.security@gmail.com
Sanitation Working Group – occupyottawa.sanitation@gmail.com
Food & Cooking Working Group – food.for.occupyottawa@gmail.com
Education Working Group – educate.occupyottawa@gmail.com
Infrastructure Working Group – infrastructure.occupyottawa@gmail.com
Outreach Working Group – outreach.occupyottawa@gmail.com
Donations Working Group – donations.occupyottawa@gmail.com
Safe(r) Spaces Working Group – saferspace.occupyottawa@gmail.com
Accessibility Working Group – access.occupyottawa@gmail.com
Volunteer Medics Working Group – medics.occupyotttawa@gmail.com
Facilitation Working Group – facilitating.occupyottawa@gmail.com
Bilingualism Working Group – occupyottawa.bilingual@gmail.com
Students Working Group – occupyottawa.oncampus@gmail.com

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Cinema Academica this week:

Friday, October 14, 2011, Lamoureux Hall LMX 122.

Lamoureux Hall is centrally located on Jean-Jacques Lussier, which continues Somerset, and two blocks west of King Edward on the University of Ottawa campus. LMX http://uottawa.ca/maps/

A series of youtube videos related to Occupy Wall Street and local activities in Ottawa.

Presented by the Cinema Academica weekly series of film screenings at University of Ottawa.
For more info: Wayne Sawtell, 613-421-1373.
To subscribe to future updates, send an email to: news-subscribe@cinemaacademica.ca

HOW OCCUPY BEGAN / INTRODUCTION

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUy4hRB1j9A   Occupy Wall Street: Renaissance of the People music video of the Wall Street protest with important printed information, the rock song “Uprising” by Muse, inspiring and motivational (unless you dislike the music), uses protest footage up to Sept 29, 2011, ACT 5:05

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snT7cI-YM4w&NR=1  Occupy Wall Street (New York), Fox TV Sept 18 footage with good protest signs and protesters’ comments, GEN 1:42

WHY IT IS HAPPENING & GROWING

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOX3VEYI72c  Naomi Klein at Occupy Wall Street on Oct 6, 2011, need to redistribute wealth, respond to ecological crisis, limited freedom of speech, GEN 7:32

EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS (inequality, financial power, etc.)

WE ARE PART OF THE GLOBAL PROTEST

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpNH-2arGIM&feature=related  Rage Rising: Egypt wants a revolution, August 1, 2011, GEN, 4:57

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpNH-2arGIM&feature=related  One World One Revolution, a European unrest background video with emphasis on the situation in Greece, GEN 7:39

PEACEFUL PROTESTING

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3tjIiWIkAQ  Mahatma Gandhi’s non-violence speech from the biographical film Gandhi (1982), GEN, 5:26

CRITICISMS OF OCCUPY MOVEMENT

POLICE/SUPPRESSION

(There are many good videos, but I haven’t watched more than a few)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYaA-34c-vI   Occupy Wallstreet arrests (downloaded on Sept 20), police secrecy & violence, protesters helping those being arrested.  ACT  5:23

MEDIA – PRIVATE INTEREST

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhZuaBEqjQg  The Alyona Show, Sept 21 re Media blackout and the need to help people to understand the Occupy movement, GEN 4:22

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUy4hRB1j9A  Naomi Klein on Democracy Now, Oct 6, about biased media coverage of Occupy Wall Street (first half of clip) and about the destructiveness of our economic policies (second half of video), ACT 11:44

MEDIA- PUBLIC INTEREST

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYaA-34c-vI   Occupy Wallstreet arrests (downloaded on Sept 20), police secrecy & violence, protesters helping those being arrested.  ACT  5:23

OCCUPY PROTEST FOOTAGE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJE2VuKFSOY&feature=related  The October 1 Brooklyn Bridge march, New York police arrest over 700 marchers blocking the Brooklyn Bridge, GEN 4:31

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0GGXMatPmg&NR=1  Majority Report interview on Sept 19 with Justin Wedes (an Occupy Wall Street participant) about the protest and about the NYC General Assembly GEN, 7:15

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvRb_WZgzW4&NR=1  New York Occupy Wall Street, uploaded on Sept. 17, ACT, 5:13  (nothingunusual)

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-685354 Occupy San Diego footage, Oct. 7, GEN, 2:34  (nothing unusual)

HOW YOU CAN HELP

http://vimeo.com/30081785  Right Here All Over video shows Occupy Wall Street protesters explaining why they are participating and shows how volunteers are helping with a variety of movement-building projects, GEN, 6:55

MOTIVATIONAL CLOSE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUy4hRB1j9A   Occupy Wall Street: Renaissance of the People music video of the Wall Street protest with important printed information, the rock song “Uprising” by Muse, inspiring and motivational (unless you dislike the music), uses protest footage up to Sept 29, 2011, ACT 5:05

Triple E October:
Get Educated, Engaged, & Effective!

October 2nd, 2011

Six multi-day learning opportunities on health and justice in our communities and workplaces.
 

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Please print and display one or more copies of the poster (to the right) with information on all these activities, in order to help spread the word. And check out the descriptions/links below for any of the activities you may want to participate in.

 
The Politics of Resistance
Workshop Series

Oct.17-Dec.12 Mon. evngs
(Intro session Oct 3rd/10th)

A workshop series on effective non-violent action. Explores sociopolitical struggles and changes in power and politics. Suggested donation: $50 (optional). Facilitated by Mike Kaulbars. More info here.

 
Activism: Building a Better World
Oct.11-Nov.15 Tues evngs
Participant-driven course on how to learn, organize and take action on what matters most to us. Build on collective knowledge, experience and inspiration. Sliding scale cost. Facilitated by Greg Macdougall, 613-656-5498. More info here.

 
Tools for Change Workshop Series
Different stand-alone workshops in Oct and Nov on the following topics: Grassroots Fundraising, Making Our Movements Accessible, Campaign Strategy, Media Strategy 101&201, Avoiding Burnout & Sustaining our Communities. No cost. Facilitated by OPIRG/GRIPO-Ottawa, 613-230-3076. More info here.

 
Sexuality Awareness Program Training
Oct.15-Nov.5 Saturdays
Background knowledge, information, practical skills and resources to help participants deal with and understand issues of sexuality. $300, or no cost if you become a community education volunteer: Planned Parenthood Ottawa, 613-226-3234. More info here (will need to scroll down a bit).

 
Aboriginal Perspectives on Education
Oct.28-Oct. 29 Fri evng, Saturday
‘Covenant Chain Link II’ – Building bridges of understanding between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples: panel discussions, workshops, displays, resources, documentaries, networking opportunities, and more! $30/45 (discounts avail.) Contact Ed Bianchi, 613-235-9956 ext. 221. More info here (link to PDF).

 
Industrial Workers of the World Organizer Training
NEW DATE – Nov 19-20 Sat/Sun
For anyone who seeks to organize a union in their workplace. 2-day intensive workshop to increase capacity and skills, with an emphasis on the IWW Solidarity Unionism model. Topics include: how to begin an organizing campaign, preparing to go public with your union, applicable federal/provincial labour laws & more. Sliding scale cost. Facilitated by OttawaIWW.org – (More info here). Register ASAP! 

Click image for PDF poster

Six multi-day learning opportunities on health and justice in our communities and workplaces.

Please print and display one or more copies of this poster with information on all these activities, in order to help spread the word. And check out the links for any of them that you may be interested in participating in.

The Politics of Resistance Workshop Series
Oct.17-Dec.12 Mon. evngs (Intro session Oct 3rd/10th)
A workshop series on effective non-violent action. Explores sociopolitical struggles and changes in power and politics. Suggested donation: $50 (optional). Facilitated by Mike Kaulbars. More info here.

Activism: Building a Better World
Oct.11-Nov.15 Tues evngs
Participant-driven course on how to learn, organize and take action on what matters most to us. Build on collective knowledge, experience and inspiration. Sliding scale cost. Facilitated by Greg Macdougall, 613-656-5498. More info here.

Tools for Change Workshop Series
Different stand-alone workshops in Oct and Nov on the following topics: Grassroots Fundraising, Making Our Movements Accessible, Campaign Strategy, Media Strategy 101&201, Avoiding Burnout & Sustaining our Communities. No cost. Facilitated by OPIRG/GRIPO-Ottawa, 613-230-3076. More info here.

Sexuality Awareness Program Training
Oct.15-Nov.5 Saturdays
Background knowledge, information, practical skills and resources to help participants deal with and understand issues of sexuality. $300, or no cost if you become a community education volunteer: Planned Parenthood Ottawa, 613-226-3234. More info here (will need to scroll down a bit).

Aboriginal Perspectives on Education
Oct.28-Oct. 29 Fri evng, Saturday
‘Covenant Chain Link II’ – Building bridges of understanding between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples: panel discussions, workshops, displays, resources, documentaries, networking opportunities, and more! $30/45 (discounts avail.) Contact Ed Bianchi, 613-235-9956 ext. 221. More info here (link to PDF).

Industrial Workers of the World Organizer Training
Oct.29-30 Sat/Sun
For anyone who seeks to organize a union in their workplace. 2-day intensive workshop to increase capacity and skills, with an emphasis on the IWW Solidarity Unionism model. Topics include: how to begin an organizing campaign, preparing to go public with your union, applicable federal/provincial labour laws & more. Sliding scale cost. Facilitated by OttawaIWW.org (more info at link).