Sarah, didn’t you get the message the press has been screaming at us? Your anger was not endearing. And, personally, I’d hold back on comments like ‘people handed hundred’s to me’ at the VAG…
Posted in #KeepingItClassy, #Sacredprovocation, Black Bloc, Conspiracy, Dancing, FAIL, Media, Occupy Movement, Occupy Vancouver, Politics, Vancouver
I’ve been a bit quiet over the holidays, have been incredibly busy- with the extra burden of moving house- so, apologies for the lack of content here. With the New Year coming I will be once more engaged- and the saga will continue!
Until then, enjoy this video- it gives some good ideas for elevator speeches on the Occupy movement. Great stuff…
“I’m…tired of people telling me what to do!” “I don’t give a shit what America wants- I don’t care, I don’t even care a little bit…”
"Maude Barlow addresses an anti-tar sands protest on Parliament Hill."
I was talking with Ruth Meta on December 16th, when she told me that Bob Ages from the Council of Canadians was going to be taking over mediation of Occupy Vancouver’s moderated Facebook page. We both did some research and felt uncomfortable with the transparency in OV’s relationship.
Ruth wrote the letter below and I decided I would also sent it as my personal request. Here is the content of the letter- my next two postings will include responses.
The response to this letter can be found here: Letter From Gary Neil…
Posted in Anti-Violence, Council of Canadians, Everyone Is Illegal, Occupy Movement, Occupy Vancouver, Olympics, Politics, Vancouver, Vancouver Green Party, VANDU, Violence, VPD
Tagged Canada, Council of Canadians, Maude Barlow, Occupy Movement, Occupy Vancouver, Ottawa, Vancouver
Watching this video makes me feel cheap, used, and taken advantage of in many ways. Like we may have been a sideshow for a union’s aspiration to get ‘cred’ with their membership. Curiously, this event happened at the same time as a hearing about OV at city hall- most of us were either there, or had our eyes glued to the livestream…
Posted in CUPE, FAIL, Occupy Movement, Occupy Vancouver, Photo Op, Politics, Unions, Vancouver
Tagged cred, Funds, gen x, Generation X, Occupy Vancouver, Pension fund, tourist attraction, Unions, Vancouver
I’ll always remember the first day of Occupy Vancouver, and how impressed I was with the city’s level of preparedness. They grounds were cleaned-up, there were professionally made signs warning people not to use tent pegs, and there was steel fencing installed over a what I think was a stairwell- protecting people from falling into it.
The fencing Gregor may have approved of "just to make someone happy...". Or, for insurance... Notice the man carrying the barrel- the pic was lifted from CTV's website, it appears that CTV threw a #SacredProvocation at us!
I met one of the senior members of the Engineering department that day- the same man who later told me how the city believes Occupy Vancouver was co-opted by a potentially dangerous group of people. I congratulated him for having the foresight to install the fencing- assuming it was to keep us safe. His response was “I’ve been wanting to do that one for a while now!”
One thing I really noticed at OV is how happy and friendly the city staff were with us. I expected them to be unhappy that they were being distracted from their daily grinds- it didn’t make any sense until this evening when I read an article in the Vancouver Sun that discusses a ‘leaked’ memorandum from Penny Ballem and Sadhu Johnston about the CoV’s costs that were related to OV.
Emergency Management: $28,494
Fire and Rescue Services: $16,730
Posted in #KeepingItClassy, Campaign Financing, CUPE, CUPE 1004, Gregor Robertson, Occupy Vancouver, Unions, VFD, VPD
Tagged Canada, city engineers, city staff, Emergency management, Occupy Vancouver, Vancouver, Vancouver Police Department
Speaking with one of the people helping me research who came up with a title for my personal occupation: OccupyTruth!
Thank you to those people in Vancouver, Oakland, Ontario, Denver & NYC who have added your efforts to occupying the truth!
In a heated Facebook discussion with a concern troll, the person throwing ad-hominem attacks (who will remain unnamed) I told this person “Give it up, you’re not important enough to get space on my blog!”
Kevin Stevenson, who previously was a nobody, sentenced to life not being discussed on my blog, has now been elevated to the esteemed position of “important enough to be mentioned on my blog!”
Kevin joins such local celebrities as Harsha Walia, David Eby, Quatchi, Ruth Meta and Prime Minister Harper. Congratulations Kevin! But, watch out, soon there may be an “OccupyKevin”!
Do you actually believe your pseudo Waffen SS tactics could do anything but hurt a movement that is founded in love and peace? And, do you actually believe you have the foundation to make this a reality?
Perhaps it’s just the reverberations of yesterday’s meditational yoga experience- but, this appears to be a somewhat deluded perception…
Please read through these questions and think deeply. Pay special attention when things start feeling uncomfortable:
Posted in #Sacredprovocation, Adam Smolcic, Anti-Poverty Committee, Black Bloc, Cannabis Culture Magazine, Council of Canadians, David Eby, DTES, FAIL, Gregor Robertson, No One Is Illegal, Occupy Ottawa, Occupy Vancouver, Olympics, Stanley Cup Riot, Tokyo Rose, Toronto G20, Vancouver, VANDU, Violence, VPD
Tagged Anti-Violence, Black Bloc, Canada, CUPE, Downtown Eastside, Hate Groups, Lord & Taylor, Occupy Vancouver, ScienceWorld, Vancouver, violence
I have a great collection of people beginning to follow me on Twitter! Thanks people, you encourage me to fight the good fight! Let me share some of my more interesting (and some puzzling) followers:
I'd love to talk with you and get some advice! Your influence could have a big impact on fixing Occupy Vancouver!
If you're a 'real' Kennedy, could you help a revolutionary writer out with some WordPress enhancements?
I think I once told Sarah Beuhler this was "Consent through silence"
David Suzuki came to OV, it was inspiring to have such a big name TV star come speak to us at OV! Later, he sent a couple very excellent PR gurus to teach us a thing or two about how to make and communicate with media.