Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Occupy from Home.

For those who would never consider camping in a tent with a group of strangers, there are other options and ways to support Occupy Auckland.
In fact a huge number of people have been adding their help and support to the camp in numerous ways. financial donations and koha are just one way to contribute but contributing your time is just as valued.
One special person does the kitchen laundry. another brings food or bread and vegetables galore? Does anyone know what to do with 20kg of dried egg powder and only barbq's please reply!

Postering and turning up to listen to speakers or participate in workshops is great. holding billboards and placards is helpful. Washing up always appreciated but even better get out in the community and tell some friends. We are working on getting small fliers and reaching as many people as possible.

In the meantime my vege garden has become a little overgrown and I really needed to remove many of the weeds and clear a way for the new seedlings. Coming up are tiny spring onions , which could quite easily be mistaken for grass. also up is my sweet corn, also looks like grass or worse twitch.

I am hoping to return back to Occupy with some environmental features from home. The first thing I will take in the car will be two container gardens with tomato plants. Yes really tomato plants.

Join  the movement, the revolution or the Occupation. No matter what you call it I believe the world is globally reaching out, and as the 99%% we are being heard

Monday, 24 October 2011

Occupy Auckland

Hi I have been off the blog for a month. I am now at Occupy Auckland and have been here for the past 11 days. For you folk who don't know what Occupy is all about, see Occupy! Its a global movement that began first in Spain as a protest against the failing economy in May, but began again in earnest on Wall St on September the 17th.
A group a dedicated activists occupied Wall St to protest against the division in society, the haves and the have nots. And now we have the slogan we are the 99%. One percent of the world has 99 of the wealth. How bad is that?
I witnessed $54 millions dollars of New Zealand wealth stream past me on the fan trail on their way to the world cup final on Sunday night. At the same time, our Occupy feed all of us watched, and wondered how could this happen? At occupy we live in a cashless society.

I watched what looked like a funeral procession of walkers wearing black on their way to the game! What is missing is a lack of imagination in this people. All dressed the same and heading in the same direction.
We at Occupy watched from the stairs and wondered what on earth would happen if they lose?

We have our occupation, we have held Aotea Square for 11 days and the council seems to accept our peaceful protest.
C'mon down and support us, like the EPMU, the Nurses union, Unite, The Quaker Society, and many other who seek a more fair society and jobs for all.