October 5th, 2011
occupyto
Hey I was wondering if you have to make it to the general assembly to take part, I can't make it on the 7th.

Anyone can come and go as they please. The Assembly on the 7th is more organizational to focus on where we are in terms of logistic, media, legal aid, and a large amount of other information as well as ideas. We were hoping to offer talks about our proposed demands, however we have removed that from the table for the Assembly on the 7th. We’ll begin addressing the issues within workgroups and the General Assembly on Oct 15th and onwards!

October 5th, 2011
occupyto
What do you expect to accomplish?

What do you hope to accomplish?

October 3rd, 2011
occupytomedia

Just wanted to share this with you all! Goodnight!

justinmooty:

These days I-

PS. Souce

Reblogged from Art Majours
October 3rd, 2011
occupytomedia

Official Update to The General Assembly of OccupyTO - Known Needs

Our Logistics committee has put together a table with our known needed resources. Please note that this will be constantly changing and we will work our best to update this list for you.

The following items are vital to the movement

Heat Generator 

Tarps

Hot Paws (We also recommend you bring your own supply)

Thermal Blankets

Sleeping Bags - Large to XL (If you are occupying bring your own, although extras in case of emergency will rule!)

Cardboard - We need a lot of cardboard to protect from the wet ground, as well for our signs.

Cold/Flu Medicine or Remedies - So we can help individuals who are uncomfortable

First Aid Kits - We cannot express how important these are! If you have anything, please assist us!

Mobile Wifi Adapter - A number of these are needed to help keep the livestream and media centre running! We won’t be able to show the world our solidarity without them!

If you are able to assist in the procurement of these or similar items, or if you have an idea for another item the movement will need, PLEASE contact occupyTOlogistics@gmail.com and we will arrange further details.

We love you, and we stand with you!

Occupy Toronto

October 2nd, 2011
occupytomedia

StreetTeam Volunteers needed!

Occupy Toronto needs the support of students around Toronto and Ontario to rally our movement. We are looking for volunteers to co-ordinate outreach action at their schools! We can supply you with promo material, or you can create some your own! If so please contact occupyTOstreetteam@gmail.com with the subject line STREETTEAM!

October 2nd, 2011
occupytomedia

A Call Out for Support to the General Assembly

Our Logistics committee has put together a table with our known needed resources. Please note that this will be constantly changing and we will work our best to update this list for you.

The following items are vital to the movement

Electrical Generator - This is absolutely crucial as we need power for our media team to cast to live to the internet and work on spreading the movement. 

Tarps

Hot Paws (We also recommend you bring your own supply)

Thermal Blankets

Sleeping Bags - Large to XL (If you are occupying bring your own, although extras in case of emergency will rule!)

Cardboard - We need a lot of cardboard to protect from the wet ground, as well for our signs.

Cold/Flu Medicine or Remedies - So we can help individuals who are uncomfortable

First Aid Kits - We cannot express how important these are! If you have anything, please assist us!

Mobile Wifi Adapter - A number of these are needed to help keep the livestream and media centre running! We won’t be able to show the world our solidarity without them!

If you are able to assist in the procurement of these or similar items, or if you have an idea for another item the movement will need, PLEASE contact occupyTOlogistics@gmail.com and we will arrange further details.

We love you, and we stand with you!

Occupy Toronto

September 30th, 2011
occupytomedia

An Announcement to The General Assembly of OccupyToronto - A Call to Arms

Occupiers,

We had a great turn out of Occupiers last night to our first General Assembly. It ran fairly informal but we had some great discussion and ideas thrown out. One amazing thing I have been seeing is that people come to these meetings, share what they are doing and work with the rest of us to establish our goals as well! So you all want an update on where the Occupation stands. Well here it is!

1. Emails have been established for each committee, as the movement grows more committees will develop, and sub-committees will be required. For now we focus on four.

Legal Aid - occupyTOlegal@gmail.com - Contact them if you are willing to work with the development of our legal support.

Media - occupyTOmedia@gmail.com - The media team has been growing well. We are not accepting anymore volunteers, at least for the day, so we can regroup and organize ourselves.

Logistics - occupyTOlogistics@gmail.com - The logistics committee is in dire need of support and volunteer staff. Anyone experienced in this field, we would love your help. Even if you don’t have experience with it, the way we can learn and develop together will only empower you as individuals and unite us as a group. Logistics is going to need A LOT of volunteers. During the occupation Food will become its own committee, however any interest in working with our kitchen and our food team, please contact logistics. 

Outreach - occupyTOoutreach@gmail.com - Last night the assembly concluded that outreach is our most vital action right now. Outreach is in need of people with relations to labour unions, NGOs, Grass-root activist organizations, and human rights organizations. We cannot successfully occupy without the support of all of these individuals and organizations. Already many Unions have stood and marched with Occupy Wall St. and only through the constant communication with the organizations around us will we find solidarity. If you are interested in working with the outreach committee, please contact them.

2. The Assembly last night had some amazing dialogue, before and after the Assembly we broke off into groups swapping around ideas and opinions for what we’d like to see. None of them are on a consesus as the group of us did not want to speak for the rest of you. What we can say is this. OccupyToronto and OccupyWallStreet are about offering space for constant and consistent direct democratic action. While we understand that all of us have lives and things we’d rather be doing, it is crucial that if you support this movement, we ask you to offer whatever you can, be it time, knowledge, supplies, or an idea. Only through the shared efforts of the people, will we see any change. Only through constant pressure on banking institutions and the government will they learn that the people are speaking, and will continue until we are heard and obeyed.

3. We are reaching out to a wide variety of organizations and individuals. Through their shared expertise, the forum OccupyTO is providing, and the impassioned interest of you,the people, will we find our voice. To help aid in that formulation, every DAY we will be providing a curriculum of talks, speakers, forums, working groups that you can attend. If you are the artistic type, a creation lab will be available that you can work with other artists and activists to make signs, design chants, edit movies, MAKE movies. If you are an activist share your time in planning direct action through the Occupy Movement. A business owner? Tell your story at the Local Economics forum. There are going to be so many ways people can share, learn, and work with each other. We hope the movement becomes more than a protest, more than a series of marches - but a space where people can come and help awaken the new global consciousness. However, we NEED your help. Only with your support and efforts can we achieve these great ideas! So contact the committees, talk to us on facebook, question us through Tumblr. We will welcome any and all help!

We love You, for You are Us. We are the 99%. Expect Us.

September 29th, 2011
occupytomedia
Hey, I have a question - why are we occupying Toronto on a Saturday? There's no trading on bay street and barely anyone in the exchange towers, to my understanding....wouldn't that make protesting on a Saturday somewhat pointless?

This is a really important question so we hope you don’t mind that we publish our response.

We have been receiving this question a lot, and we see the validity in it. However, the goals of OccupyTO and OccupyWallSt. involve the ideas and suggestions of all of those who occupy the 99% of Canada and The World. The goal is to have not multiple causes, multiple organizations, but one organization, one cause, built upon the ideas and suggestions of everyone. That unified movement can only be accomplished through the democratic process of our Assemblies.

However, because of the recent concern about our schedule, we will be opening the discussion to the idea of civil action on the 15th, at least to make our presence known. If the consensus of the General Assembly at the end of the day is to march - legal, media, and logistics will adjust our strategies accordingly. If you want to speak about this at the General Assembly please come out to Berczy Park tonight at 6PM!

Thank you for your inquiry, I hope this answers everything.

September 27th, 2011
bcbiv

katedanley:

OWS_W2D2-0418 by pweiskel08 on Flickr.

What They did not want you to ever find out is that your generation, the generation born between 1980-1990, actually outnumbers the Baby Boomers. They knew that if you ever turned your eye towards political reform, you could change the world.

They tried to keep you sated on vapid television shows and vapid music. They cut off your education and fed you brain candy. They took away your music and gave you Top Ten pop stations. They cut off your art and replaced it with endless reality shows for you to plug into, hoping you would sit quietly by as They ran the world. I think they thought you were too dumb to notice.

Indeed, I thought They had won.

But I watched you occupy the capital of Wisconsin. I see you today as you occupy Wall Street. And I see a spark, a glimmer of the glorious new age that is yours. A changing of the guard, a guard that has stood for entirely too long and needs your young legs to take his place.

I watch you turn away from what is easy and stand up for what is right. I see you understand we as a society are only as strong as our weakest link. I see you wise beyond your years. And I am proud. Give ‘em hell, kids. You are beautiful.

Reblogged from Kate Monster
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