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NEWS: Occupy Campbell River at Tyee Plaza

The Campbell River Mirror reports, “Occupy Campbell River, an offshoot of similar movements in Vancouver and Victoria which spawned from the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York, infiltrated Tyee Plaza for the second consecutive Saturday. …Folk singers Rich Hagensen and Joanne Banks (Council of Canadians chapter activists) performed a song they wrote dubbed ‘Rebels ’Til We Die’. Hagensen said Occupy Campbell River plans to be in Spirit Square each Saturday beginning at 10:30 am, but the group will avoid using the space for one Saturday in November and one in December when Spirit Square is already booked. ‘We don’t want to interfere with programming,’ Hagensen said. ‘But we want to do it for a while to raise some consciousness to the issues. We want to be a part of the bigger movement that’s going on.'”

More than 25 Council of Canadians chapters have participated in 21 occupations across the country. Chapter activists, Board directors, and Council staff all visited and expressed solidarity with Occupons/ Occupy Montreal during the recent Indignez-Vous! conference.

For blogs on Occupy and Council of Canadians participation in occupations across the country, please see http://canadians.org/blog/?s=%22occupy%22.