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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

MayDay Weekend: May 1-2

March 25th, 2010

Organizing For Justice presents…

MAYDAY WEEKEND 2010
>> May 1st and 2nd

In Canada and the U.S., ‘Labour Day’ is celebrated in September as part of a cover-up of the real history of the labour movement.

This year, we are celebrating the real labour day by holding a two-day gathering with opportunities to discuss labour activism and a whole lot more.

Saturday May 1, 12:30-6:00pm
Sunday May 2, 12:30-5:00pm

at Jack Purcell Community Centre
(near corner of Elgin and Gilmour)

Free / by donation. No registration required.

Themed around social justice, economic justice, environmental justice and healthy communities.

There will be discussions, workshops/skill-shares, cultural activities, information tables featuring local groups and organizations, snacks and refreshments, and a Saturday community dinner.

www.OrganizingForJustice.ca ~~ 613-656-5498 ~~ org4justice@gmail.com

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SCHEDULE | TABLING | ACCESSIBILITY | VOLUNTEERS | PROMOTION | GET CONNECTED

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SCHEDULE

Saturday May 1:
12:30pm – Opening
1:00pm
– Labour and Work-place Organizing (discussion)
– Community- and Guerrilla-Gardening (workshop)
2:30pm – Cultural Activity
3:00pm
– Collective Environmental Action (discussion)
– Indigenous Solidarity (workshop)
4:00pm
– Tentants’ Rights and Housing Alternatives (discussion)
– Spoken Word Poetry (workshop)
5:00pm – Spoken Word Performance
5:20pm – Community Dinner

Sunday May 2:
12:30pm – Opening
1:00pm
– Sex Activism (discussion)
– *TBC: Silk-screening (workshop)
2:00pm
– Transforming or Ignoring Municipal Politics? (discussion)
– *TBC: Organizing Protests & Legal Issues: Focus on G8/G20 (workshop)
3:00pm – Cultural Activity
3:30pm
– Building a Local Activist Community (discussion)

Note: *TBC on the Sunday means “To Be Confirmed”

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TABLING

If your group or organization would like to table at the event (on Sat and/or Sun), please contact us ASAP. We have 15 tables each day and it is first come, first served: org4justice@gmail.com, 613-656-5498

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ACCESSIBILITY

The venue is wheelchair accessible.

We are working on providing childcare and ASL translation; please contact us if you would require either of these: org4justice@gmail.com, 613-656-5498 … if anyone can help us arrange sign language translation, please contact us!

There is limited reserved parking for patrons of the community centre. You will need to ask at the front desk for a parking pass for these spots.

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PROMOTION / POSTERING

Please help us spread the word:

Send out this callout to your friends or any listservs you are on

Join and invite your friends to our Facebook page and event:
Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Organizing-For-Justice/112481105432506
Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=104454686258267

Print out these 1/4-pg flyers and pass them around:
http://organizingforjustice.ca/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/org4justice-2010-flyer.pdf
(Note: colour version also prints well in B&W)

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VOLUNTEERS

We would really love people’s assistance in putting this event on. Contact us if you can help: org4justice@gmail.com, 613-656-5498

In advance:
– Promotions and postering (see above)
– Join the planning committee (for this event and for the future)
– Helping us find ways to offer sign language interpretation

The day(s) of:
– Facilitating discussions
– Note-taking
– Set-up / Set-down
– Childcare

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GET CONNECTED

We are bringing socialism to social media!

http://twitter.com/org4jus

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Organizing-For-Justice/112481105432506

Organizing For Justice is not only the gatherings we organize (this is our third edition!), but also about promoting various other local initiatives and events that are aligned with our values of social justice, economic justice, economic justice, and healthy communities. Join us on Twitter or Facebook to receive updates about various things going on in the local community.

http://www.OrganizingForJustice.ca