We stand here in Solidarity with thousands of people around the world against Corporate Corruption and Greed. On September 17th New York answered a call from the Vancouver based organization Adbusters. Adbusters Called out to the people of New York to flood Wall St. and set up peaceful camps, kitchens, and began occupying public space. They initially called for 20,000 people but received much fewer. In the first weeks people started coming and answering the call to Wall St. They heard the message that It wasn’t ok for the vast Majority of people in the world to be struggling to get by when there were people who hoarded wealth. After over 700 people were arrested on the Brooklyn bridge people came in droves. Cites across the United States started Occupying, and since October 15th the world has joined the occupation movement.
We in Nanaimo are standing in solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the globe. We are lending our voices to a cause that calls for equality and fairness among all of humanity. We are demanding that needs of humanity do not conflict with the needs of the natural environment. We believe that poverty and poor health can be abolished. We believe a better world is possible.
We will stand with the rest of the world, we will see this through till the end.
We are accepting Donations for community Benefit organizations in town. We encourage you bring Food, Books, Clothing, and Shoes to Donate
In support of 'Occupy' movements all across the world and inspired by Occupy Wall St. We are a group formed out of the Fraser Valley of B.C to raise awareness and assist in spreading the message. The message is large but clear: Stop corporate money from controlling our democracy, our health care system, our food supply, our natural resources, academic institutions and our future!
Mission Statement: “ To create a peaceful, public platform for the expression of discontent, and for purposes of discussion and action against injustice and inequality in society.”
We stand in Solidarity with the thousands worldwide.
In a world where over 50% of the worlds population lives on less than 2 dollars a day, and where less than 1% of the worlds population owns the rights and access to over 90% of the worlds resources, while degrading the environmental integrity of our planet to the point of not withstanding life within a hundred years.... One thing is for sure - Something has to happen, and we're staying here to tell everyone that.
Leaderless , Non-Violent , Against corporate greed. Direct horizontal democracy put into practice. Help us call for a separation of corporation and state. We are here to educate the public where the mainstream has failed to report and present information on issues we all face that target the root causes of our financial crisis, economic stability, social atmosphere and general quality of life.
This page was created for citizens gathering on October 15th 2011 in Nelson BC to join and in support of world-wide protests against corporate greed and for a sustainable future with a healthy environment.
Occupy Nelson became a hugely successful event on October 15th in Nelson , which saw close to a 1000 people in the streets and the public square , this in a town of close to 10,000 people. An amazing turnout. There were speakers , open-mic , entertainers , dancing , food , movies and an uplifting march/parade that would rival any in Nelson history.
After the world-wide day of solidarity protest on Saturday October 15th , a group of activists took the torch from the original organizers and began a true occupation of the Government Building of Nelson , which also happens to be city hall.
The Occupation is on-going as we speak, and looking to further cooperation and diplomacy with the Mayor, City Council and community on how we can go about creating change in our community. The act of staying and occupying the space stands to act as a reminder that we cant just go "back to normal" or back to "business as usual" for this is a group that has taken the time to see just how little time we have left before things get much worse for everyone. We have to Be The Change NOW.
To build a movement against financial inequality and corporate domination, in the spirit of Occupy Wall St. Our 'real' mission is being decided at our events by those attending. Bring an open mind and a willingness to discuss, and create, the kind of movement you want to see with other attendees. The future is in the hands of the people.
We are occupying our minds, our city, our hearts, our lives! Since the physical occupation ended, we have been having weekly meetings. Check out our website for Calendar listings of meetings, working groups, and workshops.
Tell your friends, your neighbours, your coworkers. We are the 99%. Together we are strong, and now we know it.