Occupy Nanaimo: Day 50 – Last Camp Standing

Occupy Nanaimo, which went up on October 15 as part of the global day of action in support of Occupy Wall Street, is the last remaining Occupy encampment in British Columbia, and one of very few left in all of Canada.

And occupiers from other shut-down camps are starting to join the Nanaimo encampment (which occupiers point out is a community – not a ‘camp’).

Last night four new tents were pitched, and new occupiers have arrived from Victoria, Comox, Nelson and Saskatoon – cities that have all had their Occupy encampments dismantled.

At today’s General Assembly for Occupy Nanaimo (located downtown in Diana Krall Plaza in front of the public library), participants put out the call to all people everywhere who have been disillusioned and frustrated with the forced evictions and dismantling of Occupy encampments in their own cities to now come to Nanaimo and join one of the last remaining Occupy communities in North America.

Occupy Nanaimo is well-organized and committed to the long-term goals of the Occupy movement. If you want to be part of this movement in a tangible, on-the-ground way, then make your way to Nanaimo. This is a critical time to show your support and solidarity with one of the last remaining Occupy communities.

Some photos from today’s General Assembly, and more…

(photos (c) Kim Goldberg)

About Kim Goldberg

Kim Goldberg is an award-winning poet, journalist and author of 6 books. Latest titles: 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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