The Council of Canadians supports the Occupy movement.
The world-wide occupations seek to draw attention to the corporate control of our economy, and the resulting wealth inequalities, austerity measures, environmental harms, loss of democratic rights, and exclusion of popular voices.
It began with Occupy Wall Street, inspired by the Arab Spring approach of occupying a public space. The Occupy movement has consistently emphasized non-violence, consensus decision-making, and the broadest inclusion of people. It says the one thing we all have in common is that, ‘We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%’.
Council of Canadians members, chapter activists, Board members, and staff will be at Occupy locations across Canada on Saturday October 15 and beyond.
The Council of Canadians will be at Occupy events in:
We will also be participating in Occupy Montreal at Square Victoria during our Indignez-Vous! conference/ annual general meeting this coming October 21-23.
To find your nearest Occupy location, please go to http://www.meetup.com/occupytogether/.