I know how we can get this to work. I really do.
And I’m not talking about tents or physical 24 hour occupations, in particular, right now.
I am however talking about 2 things:
- What Occupy Vancouver could look like, organizationally.
- When we could get ourselves flowing in order to catch up with the worldwide Wave of Action: May Day.
Here’s the skinny:
- Some time ago I wrote a piece about a movement that operates as I imagine Occupy Canada could work. It was a piece of fiction, but you wouldn’t know it because it was not science-fiction. It could be operating now, with all the technical and organizational means already in existence in this young century. So if you want to know what I think we could be pulling off, read Fried Squirrels.
- May Day, on May 1st, happens to be 1/3 the way through the Wave of Action. We could easily get something together by then. And by something, I mean at the very least organizational meetings. Because frankly, not much happens without starting with that. Let’s see who’s up for some meeting and planning!
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Stephen Elliott-Buckley is a husband, father, professor, speaker, consultant, former suburban Vancouver high school English and Social Studies teacher who changed careers because the BC Liberal Party has been working hard to ruin public education. He has various English and Political Science degrees and has been writing political, social and economic editorials since November 2002. Stephen is in Twitter, Miro and iTunes, and the email thing, and at his website, dgiVista.org.