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NEWS: Occupy Peterborough emerges with new strategies

Council of Canadians Board member, chapter activist Roy Brady

Council of Canadians Board member, chapter activist Roy Brady

The Peterborough Examiner reports, “Community activist Roy Brady said there’s a group of about 60 people who are concerned that the (Occupy) movement is waning across the globe and want to carry on the message of protesting social and economic inequality. …The local group is diverse, he said, made up of seniors, Trent University students and teenagers.”

“The idea is not to set up camps, he said, but rather to take the protest to where large groups of people will be such as at Lansdowne Place mall or to a big event in Peterborough. Participants may set up visual displays or carry a microphone to get their message across, he said. …The local movement could also go door-to-door with their message, he said.”

“(Brady) said there’s a meeting Tuesday at the Peterborough Public Library starting at 8 p.m. followed by what’s being called a People’s General Assembly at Morrow Park on Saturday at 10 a.m. …Before Tuesday’s meeting at the library, local documentary filmmaker Zach Ruiter is to show his new film on the 5-Day Protest Walk from Queen’s Park to the site of the proposed Mega-Quarry in Melancthon Township, north of Shelbourne, Ont., said community activist Roy Brady. The film is to screen from 7 to 8 p.m.”

These events are also noted on the Council of Canadians events-listings page at http://canadians.org/events