Occupy Magazine is a new free weekly print only magazine bringing occupation related news and analysis to occupiers on the ground, and to anyone that requests copies. Send requests to email@example.com.
As occupiers ourselves, we intimately know the conditions others face participating in direct democracy actions. Living outside, and with bare bones supplies, it`s difficult for everyone to stay on top of global developments with limited access to the internet. But that information is essential for soldiers in an information war.
We do our best to provide a valuable service to the occupy community at large, and operate under a gift economy based system which means that if you support what we do, we need you to make a donation to sustain us, to make it possible for us to publish the next issue.
We seek to provide a sense of ownership from the community by accepting article and image submissions from citizen journalists, photographers and artists for consideration of inclusion in our next issue. And we are always eager to hear feedback about which writers to include, or specific occupations that you want us to focus on in our coverage.
We operate as a worker owned co-op, with initial financial outlays being put up by co-op members. Decision making power is shared equally by our members. We value full transparency as a necessary quality for a principle based economy. Contact us for more detailed financial information or about joining the co-op.
Occupy Magazine started as a media team working group project at Occupy Nova Scotia during the first week of occupation. It was designed with the goal of bringing journalists and activists together to create an alternative information source about what was happening. And the working group wanted to create educational materials that would provide people with a wide spectrum of analysis, from the local issues in Halifax, to the broader reasoning of why the occupy movement is relevant to Canadians, all the way to a global perspective of what was taking place in various cities in countries as diverse as Japan, South Africa, the United Kingdom and Greece.
If you want to read more about the economic model for which the co-op is based, here is a recent article written about how the people at Occupy Nova Scotia are experimenting with worker self-management, as well as new ways of thinking about work, money and life.