1. BUILD­ING UP

The McGill Daily - - Commentary -

ato de­cide to oc­cupy the ad­min­is­tra­tion build­ing, you first must have a clear con­tention with the ad­min­is­tra­tion’s be­hav­ior. • 6Party: The ad­min­is­tra­tion de­cided to il­le­gally can­cel the re­sults of a very tense and crit­i­cal ref­er­en­dum on QPIRG Mcgill and CKUT’S ex­is­tence, for un­clear rea­sons. Al­lies of QPIRG and CKUT oc­cu­pied the build­ing for 5 days to re­verse the rul­ing and ask for the resignation of the then Deputy Provost Stu­dent Life and Learn­ing (DPSLL) Mor­ton Men­del­son. • Di­vest Mcgill: The ad­min­is­tra­tion’s Com­mit­tee to Ad­vise on Mat­ters of So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity (CAMSR) claimed that cli­mate change does not cause “grave so­cial in­jury” as a re­sponse to Di­vest Mcgill’s re­quest that the univer­sity di­vest from fos­sil fu­els. CAMSR’S re­port ar­gued that di­vest­ment was there­fore un­war­ranted. ayou need mo­men­tum to claim that peo­ple are back­ing your ac­tion. You can build sup­port by: • Re­ceiv­ing over­whelm­ingly pos­i­tive ref­er­en­dum re­sults over a ques­tion sup­port­ing your strug­gle

( 6Party + Di­vest Mcgill) • Pitch­ing tents in front of the Mcgill ad­min­is­tra­tion to in­form the pub­lic about the sub­ject

( Di­vest Mcgill) • Col­lect­ing sig­na­tures and en­dorse­ments from stu­dent groups, pro­fes­sors, and de­part­ments

( Di­vest Mcgill) amake sure your oc­cu­pa­tion hap­pens at the right time:

• To mo­bilise peo­ple and re­tain the ad­min­is­tra­tion’s at­ten­tion, it’s al­ways best to do it mid- se­mes­ter.

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