Daily Archives: December 9, 2011

GA Minutes: 12.9.11

Oakland General Assembly Date 12/9/11 Approximate Start Time: 6:25 pm Approximate Head Count: 110 WELCOME F: At the general assembly we try to facilitate a direct democratic facilitation process. (Reviews hand signals) For legal support contact: 415-285-1011.  Write this number on your body or memorize it.  For text updates, text BAYACTION to 41411.  Practice respect by refraining from interrupting others when they are speaking.  Please approach the stage at the appropriate times. AGENDA OVERVIEW I. Welcome II. Welcome Announcements III. Agenda Overview IV. FORUM QUESTION December 4:How can we better facilitate communication with … Continued

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Families Contingent for Port Shutdown

Families Contingent to Support the Community Picket at the Port of Oakland Story-time, kids dinner, then join the march to the port! Our Family Values are Sharing and Solidarity Schedule: 4-4.45pm – Dinner for kids, Story time, and Little Teach- In @1415 10th St at Mandela Pkwy in West Oakland. This is the site of the Occupy Oakland/CJJC occupied home. If things have shifted at the house, we will meet across the street in the Mandela Parkway. 4:45-5pm – Head to West Oakland Bart and join marchers heading to port … Continued

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Port of Oakland shutdown

I feel bad for the workers this will effect. I spent most of my working career (27 different jobs) in blue collar just trying to make a living. I have always been part of the 99%, and have seen strikes and layoffs and business closures that put me out of work. I have to say it is hard. Most of this happens during the holidays. I would get laid off from my warehouse job around the 10th of December and would not get called back to work until late February … Continued

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Proposal Queue For December 9, 2011 GA

Proposal Queue For December 9, 2011 GA 1.       Emergency Proposal: Finance Proposal for $3000 in food and supplies for Tree Sitters to expand Vigil. 2.        Proposal to hold a General Assembly at every major action. 3.        Rent Strike Proposal 4.        Straw Poll for whether to use people’s mic vs amplified sound at the beginning of GA 5.        Buy Local Proposal [Held until after the Port Shutdown] 6.        Occupied Oakland Tribune Finance Proposal 7.        Hold GA at OPD 8.        Proposal for the taking of a large social center for Occupy Oakland 10391

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Proposal Tabled on Dec 9, 2011. Emergency Proposal: Finance Proposal for $3000 in food and supplies for Tree Sitters to expand Vigil. (#1 in Queue for December 9 GA)

Emergency Proposal: Finance Proposal: Tree Sitters propose to expand Vigil and bring more public awareness to the fact that there has been, and will continue to be and ongoing occupation and vigil at the Plaza.  Need money for food and supplies to make this happen. 10400

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Events Committee and Occupy Oakland Bridge Caucus Present: Conversations on Non-violence and Resistance

A weekend of presentations and discussions on non-violent movements and diversity of tactics Saturday December 10th (Please attend the Indigenous Solidarity Teach-In from 3-5pm right before this event!) 5-6pm Former Black Panther discusses the Civil Rights Movement and black liberation. 6-7pm Workshop on non-violence and diversity of tactics 7-8pm ”Gandhi and the Politics of Nonviolence” a lecture by UT Austin professor Snehal Shingavi, filmed at Occupy Austin Sunday December 11th 6-7pm Strikes, Occupations, Rebellions- Historical uses of diversity of tactics within struggles in the U.S. and beyond 7-8pm “Black Bloc … Continued

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December 9, 2011 General Assembly Agenda

I.          Welcome II.         Welcome Announcements III.        Agenda Overview IV.        FORUM QUESTION December 7: How can we better build communication and collaboration between local, national, and international occupy movements. V.         Reports from Committees, Sub-committees & Caucuses VI.        Overview of Process VII.       Proposals 1.        Emergency Proposal: Finance Proposal for $3000 in food and supplies for Tree Sitters to expand Vigil. 2.        Proposal to hold a General Assembly at every major action. 3.        Rent Strike Proposal 4.        Straw Poll for whether to use people’s mic vs amplified sound at the beginning of GA 5.        Buy Local … Continued

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Passed on December 11, 2011. Proposal: “Occupy Oakland Tribune” Finance (#6 in queue for December 9 GA)

“We as the Occupy Oakland Tribune Working Group as the GA for approval on Printing Costs. To print the Occupy Oakland Tribune in time for the West Coast Port Shutdown, we ask the GA approve an expenditure of $300.00 in the name of 1984 Printing (a female owned alternative printing local business). Please vote yes to approve this expenditure. Currently we have collect $16,735.52 according to the wepay online donations. Thank you.” 8588

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