"Occupy Toronto", Part III: Fighting For What Is Right

I understand many people are of the opinion that “Occupy Toronto" (http://occupyto.org/) ended when we were evicted from St. James Park but that is really not the case. We are still very much connected and have no plans on evaporating any time soon into thin air. I know that Canadians, for the most part are not starving on the streets like some people in remote areas of Pakistan are. I also know that there are no cartel wars and no decapitated bodies showing up in garbage bins across our cities, like in Mexico. I also know that people’s cattle are not yet dying because of the lack of water like they are in Mali.

We are on that path though ... The Toronto Star just printed an article on the issue regarding poverty yesterday (http://www.thestar.com/business/article/1097055--gap-between-rich-and-poor-in-canada-growing). The disparity between the “haves and “have-nots” is growing steadily. More and more people each day are joining the ranks of those who are unemployed. We had over fifty-thousand lost jobs in October and close to another twenty-thousand lost jobs in the month of November, here in Canada. I am not making this up.

Meanwhile inflation is continuing to grow. One does not need a degree in economics to see how prices at the grocery store have risen. It does not take a mathematician to see that from one month’s salary one cannot purchase all the things that were able to be purchased a couple of years ago. When prices keep raising but the pay does not, I think we are looking at a serious problem. Is this not the time when that myth about wealth sprinkling down should come into effect?

Banks are showing billions in profit … I am still waiting for a sprinkle … actually it’s raining outside - that is my sprinkle I suppose.

So, we are on the street still. Just a few days ago “Occupy Toronto” marched again through down-town. There are many issues to talk about: from economic disparity, to corruption in politics, to environmental issues … there is much work to be done. We need politicians to get serious and end their games of bickering and pointing fingers. That is one big reason why we are making noise!

Please join us in the conversation about doing what is right, either here in Toronto or at your local “Occupy” movement. We are welcoming anyone who is willing to participate in creating a better world. Cheers!

Note: I added a few photos taken from the park and from marching around down-town.

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onlinearticlespk 5 years ago from Islamabad, Pakistan


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amillar 5 years ago from Scotland, UK

Hello Mr Happy. I enjoy following your 'Occupy' adventures, blogs and photos. All the best. Look after yourself.

BTW, that fiddler had better not get his G string tangled in the branches.

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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

I am wondering what the movement will achieve - after I have visited it - on a fateful day of November 22nd, I am feeling that I am a part of it. The mystery of belonging.

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Mr. Happy 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you for the comments ladies and gentlemen!

Maybe I will write a next piece about what we have already achieved ... thanks for the idea Kallini! : )


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

Actually, I still want to come, given I will not be rushing to Montreal or Vancouver on the wings of desire.

Christmas is approaching... I don't know... but I believe that the Universe led me the first, the second time and there should be the third which is always a charm.

There is a character I met not there, but from there - ALI (almost like Aladdin, but not quite), a self-proclaimed writer - Ali on a spiritual journey.

I must go there. That is the answer. The question is WHEN?

For the idea, you are always welcome. Frankly, I wish I could deliver a speech at Occupy Toronto Scene.

What about? Yet another question.

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Mr. Happy 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

There are many things going on Kallini. There will be an "Occupation" of Terminal 1 at Pearson this week-end ... doubt you would want to go there. Haha ...

How about a march this Saturday? Or the Saturday after? We always have action days so, perhaps you can let me know when you have some time. Weekends would be best but I do realize Christmas is coming up very quick ...

There will be lots of time, no worries.

Thanks for the interest and support. : )

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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

You know I had "my interest" since I read it about it. HERE. You were the one who brought the LIGHT to this movement - I did not read newspapers at all.

Pearson - you know my "transportation woes" -- and I cannot plan day to day - I don't know what I am going to do tomorrow. I will try to go - that is for sure to some event. But I prefer fewer people - it is easier to make contact...

Don't you think we need "HP Toronto" something?

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Storytellersrus 5 years ago from Stepping past clutter

Mr. happy, I see why you liked my envy hub- I talked about that trickle down fallacy! I guess i protest in my own way.

Nice work, you. I look forward to your next installation. Somehow these were lost in my daily hub digest. Hmmm. Seems to be a problem of late!

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Mr. Happy 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

I have the same problem Mrs. Storyteller - I seem to miss a lot of new articles with the new way Hub-pages has its notifications. That is why I chose to just go around people's profiles as much as I can and see if and what they have new ...

Thank You for the read and any way of letting our voices be heard, I think is great! All the best.

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Storytellersrus 5 years ago from Stepping past clutter

Mr Happy, you are wise in untold ways! Hugs.

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Mr. Happy 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Right back at You, Mrs. Storyteller: hugs and cheers! : )

Thank You.

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