Occupy Lethbridge

On October 15th, the 99% of Lethbridge will be holding their own “occupy” demonstration:

OCCUPY LETHBRIDGE

Saturday, October 15th, 2011
Lethbridge, Traditional Blackfoot Territory
Peacefully Assemble with The 99%!

10 am – Special “Not Your Mother’s Poetry” Broadcast on CKXU 88.3 FM.
Stop by the Station, Lower UofL SU Building

11 am – Sign making outside of City Hall

12 pm – Peaceful Assembly outside of City Hall – Beginning of the 99% Open Mic. Please keep it to under 5 minutes.

12:30 pm – March as part of the 99%. City Hall around downtown and back. Open Mic stops outside of financial institutions and Jim Hillyer, MP’s office. What is YOUR message to the 1%?

2:00 pm – Open Mic finishes at City Hall.

* The route is approximately 1km long and will be kept at a slow pace for those with limited mobility.

For those unable to march, there will be people with information mingling outside of City Hall. They would love to discuss how a better world is possible.

Occupy Lethbridge

  • Mojay

    CAPITALISM IS BOSS too bad the hard working taxpayers don’t have time too waste protesting against the job creators, when big government is the real problem. Just the people who live off our tax dollars, and the students of the University of indoctrination. The rest of us need to work to pay for this crap.

  • Noreply

    You sir are an idiot, the trickle down theory aka reaganomics/voodoo economics doesnt work and has failed. People protesting are hard working taxpayers as well

  • Boots

    I don’t think i want to waste my time on someone like you, you need to educate yourself instead of reading, watching, listening, to the Propaganda open your eyes and you will find the truth. and yes you are an idiot!

  • Nomorehate

    I’m sorry but I don’t want to be an Emperor, that’s not my business. I
    don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if
    possible, Jew, gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another,
    human beings are like that.
    We all want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery.
    We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room
    for everyone and the earth is rich and can provide for everyone.

    The way of life can be free and beautiful. But we have lost the way.

    Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate;
    has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed.

    We have developed speed but we have shut ourselves in:
    machinery that gives abundance has left us in want.
    Our knowledge has made us cynical,
    our cleverness hard and unkind.
    We think too much and feel too little:
    More than machinery we need humanity;
    More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness.

    Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.

    The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature
    of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men, cries out for
    universal brotherhood for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching
    millions throughout the world, millions of despairing men, women and little
    children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent
    people. To those who can hear me I say “Do not despair”.

    The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness
    of men who fear the way of human progress: the hate of men will pass and
    dictators die and the power they took from the people, will return to the
    people and so long as men die [now] liberty will never perish. . .

    Soldiers: don’t give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you and enslave
    you, who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what
    to feel, who drill you, diet you, treat you as cattle, as cannon fodder.

    Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men, machine men, with machine
    minds and machine hearts. You are not machines. You are not cattle. You are
    men. You have the love of humanity in your hearts. You don’t hate, only the
    unloved hate. Only the unloved and the unnatural. Soldiers: don’t fight for
    slavery, fight for liberty.

    In the seventeenth chapter of Saint Luke it is written:
    “The kingdom of God is within man”
    Not one man, nor a group of men, but in all men; in you, the people.

    You the people have the power, the power to create machines, the power to
    create happiness. You the people have the power to make life free and
    beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then in the name of
    democracy let’s use that power, let us all unite. Let us fight for a new
    world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give
    you the future and old age and security. By the promise of these things,
    brutes have risen to power, but they lie. They do not fulfil their promise,
    they never will. Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people. Now
    let us fight to fulfil that promise. Let us fight to free the world, to do
    away with national barriers, do away with greed, with hate and intolerance.
    Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will
    lead to all men’s happiness.

    Soldiers! In the name of democracy, let us all unite!

  • Jack

    The World has risen to the occasion to stop these greedy fools.
    Don’t stop keep on hitting them where it hurts, in their pocket books.
    Money is nothing to me.

  • supermario182

    how come i never heard of this???? why wasn’t there an ad on global or ctv…

    or at least r/lethbridge

  • Truthenomics

    Here’s one for everyone out there. Each dollar you deposit is loaned 9 times over @ interest. The root of the problem is the fractional reserve banking system. The bank of Canada virtually privatized in 1918 shortly after the robber barons Federal Reserve began in 1913 – it’s all a central bank. 100 years later and nothing has changed. How is it that we as society have changed, advanced, come a long way with technology, but have not changed a single thing with this con for a 100 years.

    The system from there inherently relies on growth and mindless consumption. As long as the central banking system is around the
    cycle of ups and downs will continue. The most fascinating thing about our monetary system is all these derivatives, GDP, consumer indexes, etc have zero bearing on our standard of living. And so the machine goes we have to spend more, inflation rises, and all the money to pay off the debt has to come from even more debt. The cycle must be broken-good on all the Occupy Movements out there.

  • Idiotwind

    The truth of the matter is, if the big fat capitalists were the only ones creating jobs then we’d all be drowning in jobs but the fact of the matter is, they create and/or lay off only enough people to keep them fat.