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Archive - Oct 2011

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October 31, 2011 Month in Review

October in Review

Occupy everything, decolonize everywhere, get your freak on!

October 28th

October 28, 2011 Environment

Environment Canada Terminates Funding to Environmental Networks

Biggest loser is government, say environmentalists

October 26th

October 26, 2011 Ideas

The Kingdom of Hastings and Main

A dispatch from the In our Own Voices writing project

October 24th

Run on the Banks in Vancouver


VANCOUVER-On Saturday, October 24, the people at Occupy Vancouver moved from the eternal process of the general assembly to the exciting world of direct action.

The "Run on the Banks" action marks an escalation on an occupation that's been busy building infrastructure. This was not an official Occupy Vancouver action but an offshoot, as stated on occupy Vancouver's twitter account.

About a thousand trouble makers made their way through the streets of Downtown Vancouver with the intention to occupy corporate banks and encourage folks to close their accounts.

And that they did. This Royal Bank of Canada was the first target, with about 50 people jamming the lobby while some withdraw their cash.

At the Bank of Montreal people shut down their account and moved to other options.

But the cherry on top was the Occupation of TD, or Toronto Dominion Bank, right next to the Occupy Vancouver camp at the Art Gallery. A home stereo was cranked to the max and the people rocked out on top of teller desks and furniture.

An idea was floated around to continue occupying through the night, but the group could not reach consensus, and the process ultimately disrupted the party.

The police quietly moved in and occupied the spots where tellers once stood to protect their corporate masters. Finally the group decided to move out en-masse and avoid arrest.

This piece was originally produced for the Vancouver Media Co-op. Franklin López is a Vancouver based filmmaker and creator of Submedia.tv.

October 24, 2011 Oct 24 by Franklin López

October 21st

October 21, 2011 Canadian News

Pink Crude

Tar sands supporters criticized for using gay rights to mask environmental disaster

October 18th

October 19, 2011 Photo Essay

As Firm as a Tree

Portraits of Diodora Henandez, a woman in resistance against Canadian mining

October 17th

October 17, 2011 Photo Essay

Occupations spread to Streets and Squares across Canada

A look at Occupy actions from coast-to-coast

October 14th

October 14, 2011 Photo Essay

Straight from the Heart

Messages from Occupy Wall Street

October 12th

October 12, 2011 Opinion

Online Confidential

Free software project provides secure alternative to Skype

October 11th

October 11, 2011 Accounts

Rolling Green

Travels along Quebec Route Verte

October 7th

October 7, 2011 Environment

Garbage Mining

Tapping into the waste revenue stream

October 5th

October 5, 2011 Original Peoples

It's a Matter of Jordan's Principle

Canada's health care system leaves Native child behind

October 3rd

October 3, 2011 Month in Review

September in Review

Troops in Libya and Afghanistan, the people take Wall Street, KI refuses mining

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