Occupy, For Democracy

When I write about soft fascism, I sometimes feel too Canadian. I don’t want to be impolite and talk about hard or old school or 20th century fascism because frankly, when people read that word, they think, “hey, is he talking about Hitler kinda stuff? Ok, then, so it’s not fascism.” It is though. You … Continue reading Occupy, For Democracy

Occupy Vancouver Reboots Tonight!

Occupy Vancouver reboots tonight to join the worldwide #WaveOfAction that began on April 4 and runs [at least] to July 4, 2014. We will meet in Grandview Park on Commercial Drive in East Vancouver, unceded Coast Salish territories. 615pm is the start time, though honestly, I’ll be there a bit early. With my Occupy Vancouver … Continue reading Occupy Vancouver Reboots Tonight!

Occupy Vancouver Reboots Tomorrow: A Primer

Some thoughts as we countdown to the reboot of Occupy Vancouver at 615pm tomorrow night at Grandview Park. Come join us with your ideas: Mine are all about seeking equality and justice: economically, socially, politically and environmentally. Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals is an inspiring classic. Some agree with it, some disagree. Some paint it … Continue reading Occupy Vancouver Reboots Tomorrow: A Primer

Occupy Vancouver Will Meet Again at 6:15pm on May 1

It’s Earth Day. Let’s honour our ecology by rebooting Occupy Vancouver on May Day! At first, I put out a call to see who wants to have a meeting to discuss connecting a rebooted Occupy Vancouver with the worldwide #WaveOfAction that started on April 4 and extends [at least] to July 4. We call these … Continue reading Occupy Vancouver Will Meet Again at 6:15pm on May 1

The World Economic Forum Is Now Occupy’s Mouthpiece

By the way, if you were keeping track, the World Economic Forum rules the world. They’re the richest corporations in the world getting together with governments to plan the world. And why not, they’re the elite. And it turns out, since you’re keeping track, that Occupy has been quite successful. How successful? Simple. Check this … Continue reading The World Economic Forum Is Now Occupy’s Mouthpiece

Occupying Homelessness?

Clearly, I’m no brain surgeon. But if there are homeless people, a civilized culture would find a way to use a progressive tax system to house them. Simple. Homelessness, however, is a magnet for reprobate¬†poor bashers who are too greedy to part with their wealth [massive or otherwise] to solve a problem. But guess what. … Continue reading Occupying Homelessness?

Occupy Canada For May Day, With Bananas

A few days ago, I wrote about picking May Day as a good time for Occupy Vancouver to reboot itself and catch up with the Occupy Movement’s worldwide #WaveOfAction. But I think that idea can be bigger, it can be a day for all of Occupy Canada to reboot. Here’s how:

What Occupy Vancouver Could Look Like

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 … Continue reading What Occupy Vancouver Could Look Like