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The People’s Library is Safe! Occupy Vancouver moves 200 metres to Provincial Courthouse!

In an audacious new development, Occupy Vancouver has relocated to a new home to comply with the Court’s injunction! I’m happy to report that this scare has made our contingencies more robust than ever. Should we be forced to move again, we will likely be ready to resume service immediately from a temporary location.

Based on their first General Assembly at the new location, it seems the new location will give us a chance to deal with such issues as:

  • People smoking on site
  • Poor acoustics
  • Wind chill
  • Not being visible enough to the powers that be
  • Being a protest during a municipal election
  • Mud puddles

We are now located 200 metres to the West. The Library will resume operations very shortly. We apologise for the brief interruption of our services.

Cities for People, Not Profit! UBC Urban Studies Chair Elvin Wyly: The Right to the City

Elvin Wyly on The Right to the City at Occupy Vancouver, VAG. on November 12th, 20/11

 

For the Right to the City, Turn Left — Elvin Wyly at Occupy Vancouver

To Claim The Right to the City, Turn Left
Elvin Wyly, Nov 12, 2011, http://www.geog.ubc.ca/~ewyly/

Five weeks ago, a small group of committed activists went to Zucotti Park, a “privately owned public space” in New York City. At first, Occupy Wall Street was ignored. Then it was dismissed as just another protest by a few people on the far left fringe. No. This is a fringe of 99 percent. Occupations have spread to more than a thousand cities in a hundred countries around the world.

Can you hear us now?…

Full transcript available here!

Book: History of Canadian Wealth, 2004

http://books.google.ca/books?id=915DgYfX-m8C&lpg=PP1&dq=history%20of%20wealth&pg=PA6&output=embed

History of Canadian Wealth

Gustavus Myers
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The Minerva Group, Inc., 2004-09-30 – 360 pages
An account of the development of Canadian industry. Myers lays bare the corruption, swindling, land deals, bribery that are the basis of Canadian history. The heros of other history books come out looking quite different. The Canadian Pacific Railway, Hudson’s Bay Company, Lord Selkirk, John A MacDonald, Laurier – all fall under Myers’s scrutiny, and the facts he records about them are startling. Contents include: The Quest of Trade and New Sources of Wealth; The Ecclesiastical and Feudal Lords; The Hudson’s Bay Company; Wars of the Fur Traders and Companies; The Landed and Mercantile Oligarchy; The Landed Proprietors; Revolt against Feudalism; Sovereignty of the Hudson’s Bay Company; Passing of the Hudson’s Bay Company’s Sovereignty; Inception of the Railroad Power; First Period of Railway Promoters; Contest for the Pacific Railway; Era of Railway Magnates; Progress of the Railway Lords; Extension of Railway Possessions; Appropriation of Coal, Timber and Other Lands; and Distribution of Railway Subsidies. Gustavus Myers (1872-1942) was an American historian who worked on a number of newspapers and magazines in New York City, joined the Populist party and the Social Reform Club, and was a member (1907-12) of the Socialist party. Such books as The History of Tammany Hall (1901), History of the Great American Fortunes (1910), and History of the Supreme Court of the United States (1912) were detailed, realistic exposes through which Myers made his reputation in the muckraking era of American literature.