Monthly Archives: February 2012

My Grandmother Hated Abbie Hoffman

Note: I am reposting this story, it was the first one I wrote for the Occupy Movement, and to this day still perfectly echos my sentiments about how our movement can succeed. It is simply really- can your grandmother feel comfortable in it? Then the answer is yes!

Please read and share your feelings in the comments sections- what do we need to do so that we win?

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SlanderMail from the Crazy CUPE Guy!

One intense looking Union Executive!

There is this man out there who makes me feel incredibly uncomfortable- perhaps unsafe. I’ve never met him before, never asked him to engage me-he came and hunted me down months ago back when I was at Occupy Vancouver. He appears violent and dangerous- I’m just hoping he isn’t a psychopath. Please, if anything ever happens to me, have someone check his basement. Have a look at how he introduced himself to me: (click to enlarge)

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More PottyMouth from a.k.a. Chelsea Flook

Another Love Letter From Chelsea:
Greg.
Rob Gordon’s letter points to your obsessive nature and points out you and he had major differences. Enough to sign the petition you tried to discredit. If you are looking for apologies and regret from people, what are you willing to own up to? I have never met you, but your online persona seems petty and toxic. Your pathetic attempt to write some discrediting blog post just proves the comment you based it on. You need to calm the fuck down. Especially on your paranoia and conspiracy theories. Seriously, it’s more disruptive and damaging to the movement than the stuff your claiming. Since you seem bent on making your problems the problems of everyone else, you have forced me to draw conclusions about your character from this alone. What ever you do in the future, I hope you take into consideration that you have made no friend or ally in me. You might want to reconsider your approach when attempting to infiltrate other occupy camps and other social movements. Whatever you don’t like in Dave is probably a reflection of what you do yourself. I suggest if you are asking someone to take a step back, you also consider how much that might be good for you too. You seem burn out to me.

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BullyWatch: Letter I wrote to Dave Vasey this morning

They certainly do in Dave's case...

Dave,

Last night I went home with tears in my eyes. It must have been looked quite obvious, because a woman who didn’t know me stopped and asked if I was okay. It was after 10pm and we were on the subway, quite an unusual situation.

I got home, cried some more, and started working on a blog posting- detailing your relationship with organisations funded by the George Soros funded TIDES Foundation. Ruckus Society, Indigenous Environmental Network, Rainforest Action Network, etc. But, I stopped working on it half-way through and decided to get some sleep. People who behave like you aren’t worth losing valuable sleep over.

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A Message to My Friends at Occupy Toronto

Please check our Facebook pages. I have published a letter there asking Dave Vasey to step-down from his (assumed) role as our leader. Dave’s handling of the allegations against my by Harsha Walia and people at Occupy Vancouver was not acceptable to the ethos of our movement.

I now have disproved the allegations and it is time to move onto the business of changing the world. Thank you for your patience during this trying time in our history. I look forward to doing great things together.

For people in Vancouver, and other occupations, I will update you soon. In the meantime, don’t forget to always ask questions of people who speak badly of others, and never accept ad-hominem attacks for any reason.

If you are worried your occupation is being subverted, it is most likely being done by those who attack others without providing credible evidence.

Together we will prevail, divided we will fall. The concept of banishment must be removed from our thoughts. MLK said we must love the oppressors. Equally, we must love each other- unconditionally.

With Love & Solidarity,
-Greg

London Has Been (De)Occupied!

Last night, at just before midnight, vans loaded with police arrived at St. Paul’s Cathedral in the City of London and began the task of clearing out several dozen remaining Occupiers.

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Call to Action: Vigil for Fukushima & Demand Action From our Governments

Celebrate Progress!

It was only a few days after I had moved back to Vancouver. We were living in a temporary place in the Electra building– the former headquarters of BC Hydro. The day earlier I read about the ‘secret vault’ that was discovered a month ago after a small fire shook-up the residents. There were rumours that there may be old PCB’s down there, but nobody could confirm. The building was constructed back in 1957, the styling of the architecture reminiscent of Tomorrowland at Disneyworld- was claimed to be the tallest in the Commonwealth. Progress!

Vancouver Fireman Putting on Hazmat gear at the Electra

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