Canadian Dimension Feed: “Obedience is the problem”: Don’t let legal wrangling distract from Occupy’s

One consequence of efforts to evict Occupy encampments in countless cities across the continent has been the dilution of much of the mainstream debate around the movement to a focus on the extent to which it complies with the law. Organizations like the Canadian Civil Liberties Association have put forth compelling arguments that “Freedom of ...

Canadian Dimension Feed: Crisis in the encampments

Millions of Americans are as mad as hell, and they’re not going to take it anymore! In the largest action of defiance since the 2008 economic collapse, an estimated 650,000 angry citizens moved their bank accounts from corporate banks to local citizen-controlled credit unions in just one month. The transfers, which amounted to about $4.5-billion, ...

Canadian Dimension Feed: Debating our tactics in Oakland

Todd Chretien reports from Oakland on what happened after the general strike last week—and describes an important debate among activists about tactics and strategy. November 9, 2011 In the aftermath of the Oakland general strike on November 2, a debate over tactics has emerged among supporters of the Occupy struggle. The discussion centers on the ...

Canadian Dimension Feed: Organized Labour and the Occupations Movement

The Occupy Wall Street (OWS) phenomenon has achieved a stature and longevity unrivalled by recent demonstrations in the United States, and has understandably struck a chord with a wide range of people dismayed by the barbaric level of inequality that is the defining feature of contemporary American society. As the small encampment in lower Manhattan ...

Canadian Dimension Feed: No More Bubble Gum

Who could have envisioned Occupy Wall Street and its sudden wildflower-like profusion in cities large and small? John Carpenter could have, and did. Almost a quarter of a century ago (1988), the master of date-night terror (Halloween, The Thing), wrote and directed They Live, depicting the Age of Reagan as a catastrophic alien invasion. In ...