Graeme Bacque gbacque@colosseum.com
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Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2002 23:21:28 -0400 (EDT)
From: Ontario Coalition Against Poverty <ocap@tao.ca>
To: ocap@lists.tao.ca

The Pope Squat is located at 1510 King St. West. in Parkdale.

At the moment, the police are hanging back and simply monitoring the

Please drop by and show your support. The Pope Squat events listing is
once again listed below.


                            NEW ADDRESS!
                    Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
         517 College Street, Suite 234  Toronto, Ontario  M5G 4A2
              416-925-6939   ocap@tao.ca   www.ocap.ca

The Events Calendar (so far) for the Pope Squat. Check the OCAP website
www.OCAP.ca for the location of the Pope Squat after we take it on
Thursday.  All events after the Thursday march will be at the Pope

The Pope Squat March! - Thursday, July 25, 7:00pm, Masaryk Cowan Park
Summer Clean-up Day! - Friday, July 26, all day
Pope Squat Film Night - Friday, July 26, 9:00pm (when it gets dark)
SUMMER STREET FESTIVAL - Saturday, July 27, 12:00 noon - night
Solidarity Sunday - Sunday, July 28, all day
Radical Garage Sale - Monday, July 29, 12noon - 6pm
Performance by Ron Hawkins - Tuesday, July 30, 7:00pm
Video by Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis - Tuesday, July 30, 9:00pm
Radical Reading Night - Wednesday, July 31, 7:00pm

Thursday, July 25

The Pope Squat March!
Masaryk Cowan Park

In Parkdale - Queen St. West at Cowan Ave.
(West of Dufferin, East of Lansdowne, beside the Masaryk Cowan Community
!! Come and join the march to take housing !!

(!! PLEASE NOTE !! - These events may be subject to change without notice
depending on the actions of Chief Fantino and the Toronto Police Service.
In the event of police interference, we may be forced to reassert our
political demands and right of protest. For the most up-to-date
information, please check the OCAP website <www.ocap.ca> or call the
office at 416-925-6939)

Friday, July 26
Summer Clean-up Day!  All day long!
Come out and help turn an abandoned building into a home.
Bring cleaning supplies and renovation materials!

Pope Squat Film Night  9:00pm (when it gets dark)
We'll be showing movies outside well into the night:
Murder of Fred Hampton and The Battle of Algiers

Saturday, July 27

12:00 noon - until the music runs out
At the Pope Squat! (check the OCAP website www.OCAP.ca for the location)

In order to celebrate the opening of the Pope Squat, OCAP is inviting
neighborhood residents, social activists and squat supporters to a Summer
Street Festival!

DJs all day - performances by DJ Complex, DJ Pilot Boy, DJ KLC, and DJs
Stress and Maxxed Out -plus special guests!

Delicious food provided by Mobilization for Social Justice (Mob4Glob) and
Latin American Coalition Against Racism (LACAR)

Live performances starting at 4:00pm: Arte e Liberdade (Art and Liberty),
Blackeyes, Shut-In, Fearless Vampire Killers

Plus: street performers and fire spinners! spoken word performances!
Graf. Art competition (on can-vases) - bring your spraypaint!

If you're not at the Summer Street Festival, YOU'RE NOT HAVING FUN!

Sunday, July 28
Solidarity Sunday  All day long!

A day of exciting events organised by local unions, including CUPE locals
3903, 3906, 3907, 2191, 79, 1281, 4308.

  Games Night - from Midnight until 8am
  Alternative Service - 8am to noon - with a late breakfast/brunch
  Labour/Squatting Forum - noon to 4pm
  Culture - 4pm to midnight - supper from 4pm-6pm

Monday, July 29
Radical Garage Sale  12noon - 6pm

Tuesday, July 30
Performance by Ron Hawkins  7:00pm
A live acoustic perfromance from the singer/songwriter from The Lowest of
the Low!

Video by Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis 9:00pm (when it gets dark)
The premiere of a short video entitled "Gustavo Benedetto Presente!" about
police violence in Argentina, made and introduced by Avi Lewis and Naomi


List of Pope Squat endorsements as of today, July 25th:

Activist Magazine
AFSME Local 3306 (Chicago)
Anti-capitalist Community Action (ACA Ottawa)
Anti-Racist Action (Toronto)
Anti-Poverty Committee (Vancouver)
APOV (Victoria, B.C.)
Brain Injury Association of Nipissing (BIAN)
CARMA (Citizens Against Racism & Military Aggression)
Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) local 3903
Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 3906
Catholic Network for Womens' Equality
Central Students Association - University of Guelph
Coalition Against War & Racism
Committee to Stop Targeted Policing
Convergence des luttes anti-capitalistes (CLAC) (Montreal)
Creative Response
DAWN Ontario: DisAbled Women's Network Ontario
Dollars and Sense Magazine - Boston
Elementary Teachers of Toronto
Front d'action populaire en ramnagement urbain (FRAPRU)(Quebec)
Gregory Baum, renowned catholic theologian
Guelph Action Network
Haymarket Octet
International Socialists
Kingston Low Income Needs Coalition (LINC)
Latin American Coalition Against Racism
Metro Network For Social Justice
Mobilization for Global Justice - Toronto
Mob4Glob (York)
New Socialists
North Bay Network for Social Action (NNSA)
Ottawa Coalition Against the Tories (Ottawa)
Ontario Common Front (Toronto)
Ontario Common Front (Kingston)
Ontario Common Front (Sudbury)
Ontarians with Disabilities Act (ODA) Committee (North Bay)
Ontario Socialist Secondary Teacher Front
OPIRG Peterborough
OPSEU Local 540 (Representing workers at the Supportive Housing Coalition
and Homes First)
People Against Coercive Treatment
Peterborough Coalition Against Poverty
Peterborough IWW
Peterborough Mad Housers
Planning Action
RyeACT!: Ryerson Activist Coalition
Social Justice Committee St. James Catholic Highschool (Guelph)
Student Christian Movement of Canada (SCM Canada)
Ted Schmidt, editor, Catholic New Times
Tenant Action Group (Belleville)
Toronto Catholic Worker (Zacchaeus House, Room for Hope, Magdelene House)
Toronto Network of Engaged Buddhists
Toronto Mobilization for Global Justice
Toronto Video Activist Collective
West Cape Anti Eviction Campaign
Womens' Counselling, Referral and Education Centre
York University Graduate Student Association
Young Left
Youth Anarchist Resistance
                            NEW ADDRESS!
                    Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
         517 College Street, Suite 234  Toronto, Ontario  M5G 4A2
              416-925-6939   ocap@tao.ca   www.ocap.ca