Occupy Nanaimo: Day 3 – Porta-potties!

The porta-potties have arrived! Occupy Nanaimo now has two porta-potties provided by the City.

News Flash: More tents are urgently needed! Eight people are there right now without a tent for the night.

The camp is growing daily. There were 16 tents when I went down this afternoon, as well as more provisions in general (food, blankets, first aid stuff).

It’s all looking pretty cheery and colourful and well-organized. Weather has been clear and sunny so far ever since the kick-off rally on Saturday, which drew more than 300 people to the Diana Krall Plaza (site of the encampment) beside the Harbourfront Public Library in downtown Nanaimo.

Supporters and interested people are encouraged to drop by the camp any time.

Occupy Nanaimo is part of the worldwide Occupy Together movement, which entails hundreds of similar encampments currently underway in cities around the world to protest against concentration of wealth and the social and ecological chaos resulting from that concentration.

(All photos (c) Kim Goldberg, 2011)

About Kim Goldberg

Kim Goldberg is a poet, journalist and the author of 8 books of poetry and nonfiction. Latest titles: DEVOLUTION (poems of ecopocalypse), UNDETECTABLE (her Hep C journey in haibun), RED ZONE (poems of homelessness) and RIDE BACKWARDS ON DRAGON: a poet's journey through Liuhebafa. She lives in Nanaimo, BC. Contact: goldberg@ncf.ca
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