Tag Archives: 99%

Occupy Toronto: limitations to freedom of speech

The Occupy movement provided an extensive look into the deeply cemented problems and issues that are present in a democratic country like Canada. In the last blog, almost all newspapers analyzed provided a critical view of the movement by reporting on only specific issues dealing with the Occupancy of Bay Street and St.James Park. In […]

Occupying Toronto Within State Set Boundaries

In the previous media analysis post, eight different news articles were examined and each used frames that delegitimized and downplayed the significance of the movement. The eight articles mentioned, provide a false balance within their representation of the movement. In the articles, they tried to show the movement in a positive light but concluded by […]

Occupy Toronto: How Media Viewed the Movement

The “occupy Toronto” movement gained rapid momentum with the publicity it received from all avenues of media: print, television, radio, and more recently, social networking sites. Each avenue reported the event from a different perspective. Almost all newspapers analyzed were very critical of the agenda and overall message of the movement, while some newspapers were […]

Occupy Movement: Toronto

In September 2011, a Canadian non profit organization known as the “adbusters” proposed a peaceful protest and occupancy of a major park near the financial hub of North America, Wall Street (Hiltz 2011). The purpose of this gathering and subsequently occupancy was to express their displeasure and oppose an array of issues such as social […]

“We are the 99%” – Occupy Toronto

Occupy Toronto is part of the global Occupy Movement which started off as the Occupy Wall Street Movement in New York on September 17, 2011 (Brucato 2012: 78). Protestors and participants worldwide were united with the goal of closing the gaps of economic disparity between the rich and the poor. The slogan shared among the […]