Showing posts with label fraud. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fraud. Show all posts

Saturday, May 5, 2012

The They

You may sometimes hear it said that "they" are responsible for the erosion of our democracy, or "they" burglarized our society from the inside out, or "they" are calling all the shots. They did this... they did that... they should pay for what they've done.

This expression of "they" is, on the one hand, no more than a turn of phrase,  a pronoun intended to express a collectivized concept of the power-brokers (politicians, banksters, etc.) one comes to recognize as the parts of an oppressive and corrupt system. On the other hand, this formulation of "they" illuminates an image of the oppressive system as a kind of cloak and dagger organization, something like a demonic cult or twisted college fraternity that sets out to destroy the world.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Get Fraud out of Parliament! -- Protest #2

When: Saturday March 31, 12-2pm (the rally is still happening despite the storm)

Where: Colonial Building, St. John's (and cities across Canada)

Why: Protest against fraud and voter suppression during the May 2011 Federal Election

Occupy NL has organized a second protest against questionable and potentially fraudulent tactics (#robocalls) during the last Canadian federal election. Come out and make your voice heard... Join in the call for a full public inquiry... This is an issue that cuts to the core of Canadian democratic values. The attack on civil society must be stopped!

For more information, and to see a recap of the last protest, check out our earlier post or the facebook event page.

Download our Postcard to send to your MP (printing instructions here)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

#Robogate protest in St. John's, NL

On March 11th, as part of nation-wide protest against electoral fraud and voter suppression in the last election (the robocalls scandal), Occupy NL and concerned citizens congregated at Colonial Building in St. John's. Much of the sentiment, regardless of individual political belief, was disgust at flagrant disregard for democratic processes Canadians hold dear. For more information and background on voter suppression, please see our press release and the facebook event page.

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