Be with Occupy movement ‘on the right side of history’

Dear editor,

Occupy Wall Street events are taking place across our continent to unite the long-awaited voices of citizens.

An Occupy Comox Valley event was held Saturday near the courthouse in downtown Courtenay.

Dear editor,

Occupy Wall Street events are taking place across our continent to unite the long-awaited voices of citizens.

We are at the frontier of a revolution, that until now could not be realized prior to this time, when media and supports such as the Internet were not available.

We are concerned about your lack of coverage on the march and rally that took place Oct. 15, when over 200 community activists participated in the Occupy Comox Valley event.

We appreciate the role our local newspapers have in informing people of current affairs, and this indeed is going to be a far-reaching affair.

The impact of financial and social inequalities have led to great unrest since the majority of Canadians have reached the threshold of how long we can tolerate corporate hoarding. We consider your newspaper an extension of ourselves as the free and balanced medium through which we can communicate this unrest and our common goal to establish a productive, sustainable and flourishing country.

This extensive economic downturn is not a rotating trend out of which we can just wait for the tide to change. We are at the end of a financial system that is impossible to sustain, when the currency we created to support our businesses and services is being monopolized by one per cent of our population.

We fight among ourselves for pitiful wages with too few affordable homes and park our children into education-debt while we all wait for the wrong tide to change.

We are here for you; please be with us — on the right side of history.

For more information, Google the Declaration of the Occupation of New York City (Occupy Wall Street) by NYC General Assembly, or go to Occupy Comox, or join Occupy Comox Valley on Facebook.

Caroline Alexander,


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