This is an update as to where we stand for the occupation of Toronto. Tonight we held an open Administrative Conference to decide a number of elements of the Occupation.
To assist with moving forward the Administrative Workgroup has been divided into three core departments. These departments will be in need of volunteers and support. If any of you are interested in working within these departments, contact us here or through the FB page.
The departments are as follows:
Legal - These are such a vital group of individuals and we NEED more of them. People who are competent and versed in CANADIAN law and the rights of protesters. They also help look after our permits and help orchestrate legal aid for any incidents.
Media and Communications - This will be a huge group of talented individuals. Bloggers, photographers, videographers, internet techs, chat moderators, editors, spokespeople, graphic designers, and street teams! We will handle everything from our web content to our official communications and releases.
Logistics - These people will be key to our success and survival. Working to organize our volunteers, our supplies, our resources. They will also help facilitate the GA and daily occupation schedules.
WE CANNOT MENTION ENOUGH THAT ALL OF THESE DEPARTMENTS ARE IN SERIOUS NEED OF VOLUNTEERS AND SUPPORT. ANY AND ALL HELP YOU CAN PROVIDE IS MONUMENTAL!
Secondly, we would like to invite any and all to our first General Assembly at Berczy Park, Thursday evening at 6 PM. The Assembly will focus on development as well as organizational needs. WE ARE NOT DISCUSSING OUR DEMANDS OR POLICIES AS THAT CAN ONLY OCCUR DURING THE OCCUPATION. Again:
Berczy Park, Toronto. Thursday September 29th @ 6PM
Please bring some of your signs, some educational material, pen and paper, good spirits, and video recording devices!
On a personal note. There has been a bit of in-fighting between current organizers and activists. This upsets me a great deal and I’d very much like to rectify the situation right NOW. We embrace any and all organizations/individuals/groups that feels they have a place in this cause. No one will be turned away regardless of political beliefs, race, religion, or ideologies.
With that said, it is important to understand that pushing political parties, religion, -isms, and negative energy divides our forces. It is not because we don’t agree with you or believe in the validity of those ideals. It creates conflict both internally and externally, and creates a divide among the 99%. THIS IS WHAT THEY WANT. They want us to have different ideals and for us to fight among ourselves. Divide and conquer is their game, we must be better at ours. This is going to happen over and over again. But, every time it does we can all learn something, that through carrying an open-mind, through dialogue, through the realization that we are all one - we can see beyond our differences and find our common ground.