Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Stella

People who attended Occupy Regina in 2011 and early 2012, will remember meeting Stella Rogers. Regrettably, Stella passed away this February in B.C. Stella rose to fame by fearlessly introducing herself to everyone at the Victoria Park camp site, and staying involved in working on “homeless” issues in the months after. She was interviewed on ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Occupy Oakland Lowered Crime Rate

Amid all the poo flung at both sides of the Occupy vs. Police lines, it turns out a little benefit came from the Oakland occupation. The crime rate went down. The City was saying crime was unmanageable during the Occupation, but the opposite was true. When Jordan received an update that crime was actually down ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: A Leaky New Year

Anonymous has cracked into Stratfor. What’s that? It’s a Shadow CIA that kept customer’s credit card info unencrypted and allowed mysterious “Robin Hood Hackers” access to millions of sensitive emails. What will we learn from those emails when they are eventually leaked? Probably super-cool stuff will be revealed. So far the only facts resulting from ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: One. Stop Subsidizing Fossil Fuels

Two. Put a price on carbon. These are two easy things to do in legislation which will have the crucial effect of curbing air pollution. If the market is the God of the modern political power brokers, then the market has to contain the solution to climate change. We have until roughly 2015 to halt ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Blog Navel Gazing – Tweet Heard ‘Round The World

I’ve never had a tweet of mine be ReTweeted so much. It was an excerpt from a Facebook post that got liked and shared by about 15 people by this point, but the Tweet is at 83 ReTweets, and that doesn’t count the dozen or more who’ve rephrased it and tweeted it under their own ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Banks Plotting To Undermine Protesters and Politicians

This should be unsurprising to those familiar with the HB Gary Scandal involving an attempt to smear WikiLeaks. We’ll have to see if this latest plot is smashed by Anonymous, as the HB Gary one was months ago. Some additional banking bastards need crushing.

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Free Egypt, Free Syria from Regina

Protesters are clashing with authorities in Egypt’s Tahrir Square again. This video’s screenshot amazed me. Occupy Regina supported the Freedom for Syria rally in Victoria Park today.

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Occupy Regina Marches with Free Syria Rally

A Free Syria Rally was in Victoria Park today, so the Occupy Regina protesters participated in denouncing the violence against Syrian civilians who have been disappearing by the thousands when they stand up to their oppressive government. A comment on the Occupy Regina facebook page: a HUGE thank you to the Occupy Regina protesters today ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Occupy Regina notes

Some notes from Occupy Regina workshop Nov. 16, 2011 and general meeting at Atlantis. These are NOT MINUTES, they are my notes and related observations. Discussion 1: Identify problems and criticisms whether they are fair or otherwise. Criticisms from within and/or outside of the movement: No leadership? Elect dog, as done by some other General ...

Canadian Progressive World: On Global Day of Action, Occupy Ottawa flexes underrated muscle

By Obert Madondo Even as the threat of eviction from Confederation Park looms larger, the Occupy Ottawa movement is getting stronger, says Arun Smith. Yesterday, the movement held simultaneous marches before four key Ottawa landmarks: …Read More

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: No Engagement – Occupy Regina to be Occupy City Hall

Mayor does not want to engage the protestors Mayor Pat Fiacco maintained on CJME’s Morning News on Monday, he would not engage the protestors. “We’re busy, we’re very, very busy and we’re doing what City Hall is supposed to be doing,” Fiacco said. He acknowledged some people wish the City would have moved in sooner ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Occupy Regina – Private Security Doing Police Work

While the Occupy Regina protesters were stationed 24/7 in Victoria Park, I felt safe going there. Many people I know do not feel safe in Downtown Regina at night, and one of the big reasons is that it lacks a critical mass of people who are happy to leave you to go about your business. ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Occupy Links

Some random links about Occupy Regina and OWS in general: November 17 is going to be a big day in the Occupy Wall Street movement. The stock exchange may never be the same. – ModifiedTweet @dawnis: The @CityofRegina has an app. — Cool, but it probably issues a fine if used from 11:00pm-6:00am #OccupyRegina #yqr ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Tony Campolo on Monday night

(Written Monday and delayed in posting due to Occupy Regina ticketing story. I found it ironic that hundreds woukd show up at a church to contribute to homeless and poor people  overseas, but didn’t do as I did afterward and lend direct support to homeless people right in Victoria Park.) I’m at an Apostolic church ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: You Can’t Evict An Idea

(Written Nov. 14 or earlier, I thought it was posted, but it was not.) Saskatoon and Regina’s respective City Halls are both going to try to proceed with illegal evictions of peaceful protesters from public parks. This creates a huge problem for our democracy, and the several homeless people living at the Occupy Regina protest ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Occupy Regina Fined

– Hat with 99% Occupier signatures. The protesters of Occupy Regina were fined, one being arrested for not having ID on him while the City’s bylaw officer Flaman and Regina Police were issuing tickets for being in a park after 11 p.m. (There is a bylaw that says the parks are closed at 11 p.m.) ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Occupy A Job

There is no shortage of angry people with no civics training, calling for Occupy Regina (Wall Street) protesters to “get a job”. As an Occupy Regina protester, I have a job. If I wasn’t employed, I’d still find a job volunteering, while I look for other paid employment. Those volunteering their time in Victoria Park ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: I Remember

Lest We Forget — it’s a phrase not well understood by many people any more. Not only does it sound old, but taken out of context it could mean anything. Most people know it as a sombre expression of remembrance. If we forget the horror of war, we’re doomed to repeat it. Canada has been ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Can’t Trespass On Your Own Land

The Occupy Regina protesters in Victoria Park have been told by the City of Regina that they must get out. The City is wasting tax money and resources by creating an opening for those with their constitutional rights violated, to sue our city. Whichever lawyers are advising the city to proceed with an “eviction” are ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Mayors Out Of Touch: MOOT Canada

I think it’s time for Rob Ford to “leave” office, and “move on”. – Constitutional law expert and University of Saskatchewan professor Dwight Newman appeared on Richard Brown Wednesday afternoon, and believes the city law could survive if they argued the protest is unsafe. “Being there overnight during the winter, the city could certainly argue ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: It’s Hard to Make Priorities

Mayor Fiacco could use a little more tact. It’s hard to be personable though, when you’re out to violate citizens’ Charter right to free assembly. It’s funny how the occupation of Tahrir Square in Cairo was praised by people and the media here, but a similar occupation in Regina is condemned by some politicians, and ...

ACTION: Support Occupy Regina

Mayor Fiacco’s minions want to shut down Occupy Regina.  We can say a loud, No!   Anyone can offer support to Regina’s Occupiers by taking part in the actions, below.  Background info further down. Reginans can Rally @ City Hall: Noon, Wednesday, November 9. –Bern ACTIONS Write to City Hall through their contact page at, ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Not A Coincidence – Defend the Constitution!

It’s not a coincidence that Occupy Regina is being threatened with an illegal dispersal notice from Regina Mayor Pat Fiacco. The Mayor has no legal authority to tell peaceful protesters they must leave public property, and his bylaw that prohibits camping in city parks is not lawful in this circumstance. Regina Police ought to tell ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Dream No Small Dreams – End Poverty

Should we eliminate poverty? It’s a ridiculous question made serious by people who have lost sight of their dreams in a wasteland of practicality and concession; They’re practical, to the point of inactivity where it counts the most. When a man has his feet nailed to the floor, do we stop the bleeding, but leave ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Design Regina – Shooting the Shit… Literally

“Don’t shit or piss in the park.” It’s not the first thing you’d expect to hear from a city Councillor in an informal chat about Occupy Regina. It’s not even on the top ten. But it was what I remember hearing first from Councillor Clipsham. Perhaps that’s because he repeated it several times. I asked ...