Dec 122011
 
The Sun, Our Savior

I first met Joel Bellenson in my Commercial Drive neighborhood when I was working at a café where he was a regular. I overheard him on more than one occasion talking about hydroponics and I knew that he was a scientist and geneticist. So when it came time for me to write about food systems and the Occupy Movement I knew Bellenson would have some interesting insights for me. Originally from a very conservative suburb of LA, Bellenson was a computer programmer as a child. He went to Stanford University [Read More]

 
Guest Op-Ed with Natasha Gowda

For our project I would like to share a conversation I had with Natasha Gowda, a Community Outreach Representative for BC Hydro. I believe that her experience within the corporate world provides a different insight into our Occupy Vancouver project, as she shares her personal opinions with us through this guest ‘opinion editorial’. A transcript of our conversation is posted here with her permission.     Q: How would you describe the Occupy Vancouver movement?   A: I would say that Occupy Vancouver is a public display of dissatisfaction with [Read More]

 

MA Guest Speaker from The University of British Columbia[1] The Occupy Wall Street Movement started on September 17th 2011 in New York City has spread across the continent, creating awareness as well as conflict in major cities across the US and Canada. The fallout from the movement has created many other Occupy Movements, such as the Occupy Canada Movement and the Occupy Vancouver movement in Vancouver, British Columbia. The movement focuses on protesting economic inequality as well as high rates of unemployment and corruption within major corporations. The movement especially [Read More]

 

  Guest Speaker:   [Answers from an executive in the Canadian financial industry]   The Occupy Wall Street Movement started on September 17th 2011 in New York City has spread across the continent, creating awareness as well as conflict in major cities across the US and Canada. The fallout from the movement has created many other Occupy Movements, such as the Occupy Canada Movement and the Occupy Vancouver movement in Vancouver, British Columbia. The movement focuses on protesting economic inequality as well as high rates of unemployment and corruption within [Read More]

 

On October 6, 2011 journalist Chris Hedges appeared on CBC’s The Lang & O’Leary Exchange.  This is an important video to view for a few reasons.  The first is that Hedges provides a good overview of the flaws in the American economic system and why people are angry.  The second is that this segment is a perfect example of what “othering” people does for intellectual discourse.  At 3:29, Kevin O’Leary begins his attempt to discredit Hedges’ perspective by questioning his sanity.  Hedges manages to remain calm and continues his argument, [Read More]

 

Listen to CBC’s Ideas interview with Chris Hedges on The Empire of Illusion “We dare not become disillusioned because our illusions are the very house in which we live” —–D. Boorstein