Observations on the occupations

From afar I was viewing the Star photos of the Occupy Nelson rally at city hall. I was instantly struck by an apparent contradiction.

From afar I was viewing the Nelson Star photos of the Occupy Nelson rally at city hall on your website. I was instantly struck by an apparent contradiction.

My attention was caught by three protest signs in particular and a couple of participants.

One sign read “Affordable Housing for All.” Another read “Let’s be honest, we need our bus service, our bus drivers need full time work. No Privatization.” A third sign read, “Demand Total Change, don’t surrender to rhetoric and promise.”

In other photos I could see a Nelson city councillor and the MLA for Nelson-Creston, both of whom are allowing three acres of crown land in Nelson to be purchased by a Vancouver private developer, and have dragged their feet on public transit even though they both have direct responsibility for these matters.

Occupy Nelson, indeed.

Donovan Carter

Comox

 

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