Media missing Occupy’s story

Occupy Victoria is more than the negative stories the media tell

I am getting very frustrated by the way the media have been focusing on the Occupy movements recently.

They have been so negative, focusing solely on the struggles protesters are having with politicians who wish to remove them from public spaces.

Have we forgotten the reason these movements are there in the first place?

The visual representation of their tents in such prominent public spaces should be a constant reminder to politicians, the public, as well as the media, and should serve to provoke discussions around their calls for shortening the gaps between the rich and the poor.

The media should start honing in on the reasons these Occupy movements have sprung up.  Perhaps the media should focus their attention on: 1) discovering the individual stories of the people who are living in their tents downtown; 2) putting pressure on the politicians to become accountable to the increasing gaps between rich and poor; 3) researching ways to get ourselves out of this mess.

I say, keep the tents downtown, allow people to skate around them and get lively debates going so all 100 per cent of us can come up with a way to make sure our great country truly allows equal opportunity for one and all.

Anissa Paulsen

Victoria

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Victoria International Airport deemed the most efficient for its size

Ranking appears in a report comparing airports across three international areas

Victoria police investigating chop-shop found in Beacon Hill Park

Police asking public to register bikes with them in case lost or stolen

Driver slapped with $483 ticket for excessive speeding in Saanich construction zone

Police traffic unit reminds drivers to slow down in McKenzie interchange

Province expands substance use teams to address overdose crisis

People who use substances to have greater access to health care services

Sidney Museum showcases Snapshots of Canada exhibit

Photo exhibition displays ‘triumphs, failures and sacrifices’ of the nation

Recent surge in COVID-19 cases not unexpected amid Phase Three of reopening: B.C.’s top doc

Keep circles small, wear masks and be aware of symptoms, Dr. Bonnie Henry says

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of July 13

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

NDP wants Lower Mainland MLA removed from BC Liberal caucus for alleged homophobia

BC Liberal leader, some MLAs apologize for Christian magazine ads but Laurie Throness doubles down

B.C. health officials pleased with likely extension of Canada-U.S. border closure

Health Minister Adrian Dix says the situation is ‘very serious in the United States’

Children suffer swollen eyes, burns while playing at Lower Mainland spray park

Mission RCMP are investigating incident that injured several children

B.C. NDP changing WorkSafeBC regulations to respond to COVID-19

Employers say reclassifying coronavirus could be ‘ruinous’

Statistical flaws led to B.C. wolf cull which didn’t save endangered caribou as estimated

Study finds statistical flaws in an influential 2019 report supporting a wolf cull

Beloved Island woman dies at 106

Dorothy Adair adored by the many people she met in Chemainus in two short years

Man arrested for allegedly pushing unsuspecting seniors, jumping on cars at Parksville mall

Cops arrest man after ‘aggressive incident’ at Wembley Mall in Parksville

Most Read