GA Resolutions

[Pulled at 3/25/12 GA] Proposal to Form a Working Group to Explore the Pros and Cons of Endorsing the People’s Congress

* They are going to form a committee and make an announcement then. I would like to present a proposal to explore the pros and cons of endorsing or participating with the People’s Congress, and/or to establish a committee to do so.  We are also seeking approval to hold a national call on InterOccupy as soon as possible. The People’s Congress has been working for the past 14 months to develop a robust democratic framework which, like the African National Congress, can become a unifying force in national politics.  There is … Continued


[Pulled at 3/25/12 GA] Proposal to Support Occupy Education’s “Tax the Millionaires” Ballot Initiative

* Occupy Education has made a different decision, so this proposal has become moot. Background Last month Occupy Education CA asked Occupy Oakland to assist them with their March 1 protests in support of education, and to support the 99 Mile March to Sacramento, which concluded with a March 5 demonstration and occupation at the state capitol in Sacramento.  Occupy Oakland approved that proposal, and the March 1 protests, the 99 Mile March, and the March 5 events at the state capitol were all generally successful, with some 10,000 protesters … Continued


[Passed at 3/18/12 GA] Proposal for Resolution Against Elementary School Closures

We, the General Assembly of Occupy Oakland, condemn the Oakland School Board’s decision to close Lakeview, Lazear, Marshall, Maxwell Park, and Santa Fe elementary schools, and reassign the students to other public schools. Closing the schools will separate children from beloved teachers, breaking lines of continuity that, in some cases, stretch back three generations. It will destroy community networks, threatening the bonds between neighboring families who meet every day at school. It will make it even harder for working parents to be involved in their childrens’ educations. It will force … Continued


[Passed at 3/18/12 GA] Proposal to Recognize OO Environmental Justice Committee

The General Assembly of Occupy Oakland endorses and cosponsors the April 20, 2012 demonstration against Chevron Richmond. The demonstration will be held on Friday evening, April 20, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Richmond BART station. We will march to a rally at Richmond Civic Center. This demonstration adds to the ongoing community activism in Richmond directed at the ways Chevron has been a bad neighbor. Chevron is a perfect example of how the 1% destroys the health and well-being of the 99%. In the case of Richmond, this includes … Continued


[Passed at 3/11/12 GA] Proposal to Recognize Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group as a Committee

Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group seeks full recognition as committee. Submitted to GA Facilitation Committee on March 4, 2012 via email. Formerly recognized as a working group of Occupy Oakland, we the Foreclosure Defense Group seek full recognition as an Occupy Oakland committee. We are the group that organized the Gayla Newsome re-occupation of December 6th and its subsequent successful defense. We are the group that is helping Mrs. Katie Mitchell of North Oakland successfully fight to keep her home of 35 years. We have come to a point where we … Continued


[Tabled at 3/11/12 GA] Proposal to Create a Tech Committee

* Proposer has not followed up with the Facilitation Committee. Occupy Oakland needs a more centralized repository of organizational tools and talent. Instead of reinventing the wheel every time a committee or caucus needs a calendar, mailing list, or some other gadget. Occupy Oakland needs to expand its toolset of activist methods. There are those which are parallel to the physical confrontation tactics which have been the dominant front to date. This can include the use of various electronic media as adjuncts to traditional actions, such as the brilliant use … Continued


[Passed at 3/7/12 GA] Proposal to Change Time of March 21st General Assembly to 7:00 PM to Accomodate Occupy Interfaith Service

The Interfaith Tent Caucus requests that the start time of the General Assembly on March 21, 2012 be moved back one hour to 7 pm so that we can offer a national Occupy Interfaith Service and act of solidarity and resistance at Grant/Ogawa Plaza from 6-7 pm. The service will feature faith leaders from all over the United States, members of the Occupy Faith network, who will be attending a national gathering March 20-22, hosted by the Interfaith Tent at Oakland. As part of the Interfaith Service on March 21, … Continued


[Passed at 3/4/12 GA] Proposal to Disband the Media Commitee

1. Last Saturday, an offensive, irresponsible and dangerous article titled “Occupational Awareness” was posted on the OO Media web site. Occupy Oakland denounces the article. The article contains personal attacks on an individual in Occupy Oakland that are untrue and unsubstantiated, and that are extremely dangerous to him and to the movement.  The article appeals and legitimates a fantasy of “terrorist threat” that has consistently been used by the state to repress and silence protest, and to create false “enemies,” and uses classic racist tactics of racial profiling to do … Continued