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Friday, March 15, 2013

Screening of Occupy Love in St. John's on April 11-12 @ the Lantern!

Everyone is invited to international launch of award-winning documentary film maker Velcrow Ripper's film, Occupy Love. The film will launch at The Lantern at 35 Barnes Road, April 11th and 12th at 7PM.

Check out the Facebook page:

There will be 110 tickets available for $10 each and they will go on sale at Fred's Records on Duckworth starting March 15th. There are also a small number of tickets available for free for those who can't afford tickets and would like to come out to the event. If this is you please email [email protected]

Thanks, and see you there!

Monday, April 2, 2012

In Response to "De-Occupy NL"

On Saturday, March 31st, the Telegram received a letter from J.F. Martin, accusing the city of having "shirked responsibility" by not evicting the Harbourside Park camp sooner. The letter was read verbatim on the St. John's Morning Show today, followed by an interview with Deputy Mayor Shannie Duff, where she suggested that the movement was nothing more than an “informal camp,” rather than a part of a global movement.

We would like to address some of the confusion surrounding our organization. First of all, OccupyNL is not a camping expedition. OccupyNL is a local manifestation of the global Occupy movement. The encampment at Harbourside park is an important meeting place and symbol for our movement, but it is but a small part of the whole. We are a community of concerned Canadian citizens who are determined to change our society for the better. Our organization seeks to achieve this goal by way of its unique structure: completely horizontal consensus-based decision-making, where everyone has an equal say. Our specific goals are decided upon at our weekly General Assemblies, which are open to the public.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Film Screening of Gasland + discussion Tues. March 27

OccupyNL invites the general public to attend a film screening of Gasland this Tuesday, March 27th, at 8 PM at MUN (Science Building room 4068). Local journalist Justin Brake will lead a discussion following the screening and share what's he's found in researching the natural gas industry, including where we currently stand in terms of exploration and extraction on the island.
On Wednesday, March 28,  7:30 PM, the Harris Centre is hosting a public discussion on Natural Gas as a potential energy source in Newfoundland. We encourage everyone to attend this meeting with the information brought up during our workshop on natural gas extraction (specifically hydraulic fracturing, more commonly known as “fracking”). 

Friday, January 20, 2012

Uniterra Towards 2015: Symposium Series

    • When
      Wednesday, February 8, 2012
    • Time
      3:30pm until 7:00pm
  • Where
    The Landing, UC (University Centre)
  • Description
    On Wednesday, February 8th, WUSC-MUN will be hosting the 2012 edition of the “Uniterra Towards 2015: Symposium Series.” The theme for this year is "food and water security." There will be three speakers, all speaking on contemporary local and international issues. The speakers are:

Thursday, January 12, 2012

"Money" presented by the 99% Film Fest

"Money makes the world go round. But where does money come from? How is it created? How does it run out?"

The fourth film in the 99% Film Fest is Money by Isaac Isitan.  The film will be shown on Tuesday January 24th at 7:30 pm, in room SN4068.  A map can be found here, the building is marked 21 and free parking is available in lot 15B.   Admission is FREE!

Update:  the date of the film has been changed to January 24th to avoid conflict with a public forum on Muskrat Falls.

"Filmed in Argentina and in Turkey at a time when both countries are going through the worst financial crisis in their history, the film exposes the root causes of the crisis. It looks at how structural adjustment programs, imposed by the International Monetary Fund, have destroyed the two countries' economies, tapping their resources for foreign interests and gutting the value of their national currency.

Money is the blood of the economy and the basis of exchange. Deprived of money, Argentinians have a revolutionary idea and create their own currency. For them, it is a question of survival.

This phenomenon is not limited to countries in crisis. There are over 3000 barter networks for goods and services based on local currency. In the heart of the United States, in Ithaca (NY), the director met with a community for whom the local currency is the expression of their political will to support and develop local exchange at a time when capital so easily crosses borders."

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Brian Topp's Tax Proposal

It is rare to hear a Canadian politician speak about tax increases in non-apologetic tones, so it was refreshing to read federal NDP leadership candidate Brian Topp's policy paper Bringing Balance and Fairness to Canada's Tax System.  His proposal responds to many concerns expressed by the Occupy movement, with tax increases focussed on the 1%.

The specifics include:

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Wangersky on Wente

Enjoy a moment of catharsis reading Russell Wangersky cut up Margaret Wente for being an ignorant right wing hack and mouthpiece for the one percent.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Rortybomb on Occupy

One of the most insightful commentators on the Occupy movement is blogger Mike Konczal at Rortybomb.  He has a lot of great stuff that I encourage you to browse through.  Here are a couple of recent highlights.

Day of Action on Foreclosures:  On December 6th, the Occupy movement held a national day of action called Occupy Our Homes, in which people re-occupied vacant, bank-owned, foreclosed houses in cities across America.  As one activist put it "To occupy a house owned by Bank of America is to occupy Wall Street"(article in the Nation).  This post talks about Konczal's experience in Brooklyn, and discusses the damage the foreclosure crisis is doing to families and communities.

Friday, November 25, 2011

"Who's Counting" presented by the 99% Film Fest.

The second film of the 99% Film Fest is the NFB produced film "Who's Counting? Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies and Global Economics" by Academy Award winning director Terre Nash.  The film will be shown on Wednesday November 30 at 6 pm in the MUN Arts & Admin building room A1043.  Admission is FREE.  A group discussion will follow.

Update:  If you missed the screening, the film is available for free streaming here. 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Open Forum Day

As decided at the General Assembly on Thursday, from now on Saturday will be our "Open Forum Day". Open Forum day is primarily for discussion and education.  From the beginning, encouraging the public to discuss the issues we face as a society has been a top priority of every Occupy movement.  It's essential that we educate ourselves about what's happening in the world if we stand any chance of changing things for the better.  So Saturday is the day we've set aside for people to gather at Harbourside Park, and discuss whatever needs to be discussed.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

OccupyNL on CBC Cross Talk Nov 9, 2011

Hi everyone! Occupiers Thomas Clarke, Terry MacEachern, and Randy Wadland were on CBC Cross Talk on November 9 to discuss the issues most important to the Occupy movement, both globally and locally. Thanks for calling in and expressing your support for OccupyNL!

Listen to the podcast of the episode here.

OccupyNL is about to hit second gear. 
We will be heard.

Monday, November 7, 2011

'The Corporation' Film Screening

On Tuesday, Nov. 8 MUN Project Green will be showing the documentary 'The Corporation', a film that looks into the dominance of the corporation in today's society by considering it as a person, evaluating its behaviour towards society and the world much like a psychiatrist would evaluate an ordinary person.

Everyone is welcome and admission is free! There's going to be lots of popcorn, but please bring your own bowl!

6-9 p.m. at the Education building, room 2018B

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