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Location
#250-111 W Hastings Street
Vancouver
V6B 1H4
Canada
Sector
Non-Profit or Non Governmental
General Issues
Economics
Human Rights & Civil Rights
Specific Topics
Economic Inequality
Corporate Subsidies
Government Spending
General Types of Methods
Participant-led meetings
Protest
Internal management or organization
General Types of Tools/Techniques
Inform, educate and/or raise awareness
Recruit or select participants
Specific Methods, Tools & Techniques
Protest
Occupation
Spokes Council

ORGANIZATION

Occupy Vancouver

First Submitted By Jesi Carson, Participedia Team

Most Recent Changes By Scott Fletcher, Participedia Team

Location
#250-111 W Hastings Street
Vancouver
V6B 1H4
Canada
Sector
Non-Profit or Non Governmental
General Issues
Economics
Human Rights & Civil Rights
Specific Topics
Economic Inequality
Corporate Subsidies
Government Spending
General Types of Methods
Participant-led meetings
Protest
Internal management or organization
General Types of Tools/Techniques
Inform, educate and/or raise awareness
Recruit or select participants
Specific Methods, Tools & Techniques
Protest
Occupation
Spokes Council


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Mission and Purpose

On October 8, 2011 Occupy Vancouver held a General Assembly to establish its goals in occupying the Vancouver Art Gallery. They reached consensus on the following broad principles as a starting point for further discussion:

"This is a working statement that we know will evolve as #OccupyVancouver grows and flourishes. Our demands and our dreams are not limited to this statement as we have many ideas and solutions. As stated by #OccupyTogether, no one group, person, or website could ever speak for this diverse gathering of individuals. the General Assembly on October 8, 2011 reached consensus to accept the following broad principles as a starting point for further discussion:

We humbly acknowledge that Occupy Vancouver is taking place on unceded Coast Salish territories.

We, the Ninety-Nine Percent, come together with our diverse experiences to transform the unequal, unfair, and growing disparity in the distribution of power and wealth in our city and around the globe. We challenge corporate greed, corruption, and the collusion between corporate power and government. We oppose systemic inequality, militarization, environmental destruction, and the erosion of civil liberties and human rights. We seek economic security, genuine equality, and the protection of the environment for all.

We are inspired and in solidarity with global movements including those across the Middle East, Europe, and the Occupy Wall Street / Occupy Together movement in over 50 cities in Canada, and thousands worldwide. Injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere.

We are committed to an inclusive and welcoming space, to addressing issues of oppression and discrimination, and to creating an environment where all the 99% can be heard and can meaningfully participate. We are also committed to safeguarding our collective well-being – including safety from interpersonal violence and any potential police violence."

Origins and Development 

Organizational Structure, Membership, and Funding

Specializations, Methods and Tools

Major Projects and Events

General Assembly

Occupy Vancouver's General Assembly met every Saturday @ 1pm and Wednesday @ 7pm at the W2 Media Cafe.

Spokes Council

The movement's Spokes Council was held every Sunday @ 1pm and Tuesday @ 7pm at the W2 Media Cafe.

Analysis and Lessons Learned

Publications

The Occupied Vancouver Sun, a bi-weekly publication in solidarity with Occupy Vancouver, can be found on Facebook, the OV Workgroup Blog and contacted at [email protected].

See Also

Occupation

Protest

References

External Links

https://www.facebook.com/OccupyVanCity/

Notes