GA Resolutions

[Passed at 1/8 GA] Financial Proposal for the Occupy Oakland Media Committee for $500 to pay for BayAction text blast for the month of December

Whereas private parties were paying for the BayAction text blast system, but are now asking us to cover the costs of the system, Occupy Oakland Media Committee is made responsible for the costs and for planning the future of the current text blast system. The media committee asks for an allocation of $500 to pay for the last month’s usage of the text blast system, including the Port Shutdown. This is an allocation to pay for services that have already been used. This included $249 for the monthly service, and … Continued


[Passed at 1/4 GA] Emergency proposal to accept assistance in finding a building or commercial space to rent for an Occupy Oakland center space, or to utilize how ever Occupy Oakland sees fit

My New Year’s resolution consists of providing a permanent space for the Occupy movement to establish a strong footing for the year 2012 and beyond. Therefore, I wish to propose the following: 1. Lease a real estate property to sponsor Occupiers of Oakland in setting up an Occupy Center in a convenient part of the city. 2. Commit my time and resources so that Occupiers will no longer have to be subjected to eviction threats anymore. 3. Utilize the spirit of unity to implement the Bee-Line System geared to inspire small businesses in protecting workers’ interests … Continued


[Passed at the 12-21-11 GA] Emergency Proposal to support the EGT Grain Ship Action

Proposal: Proposal to support the EGT Grain Ship arrival Action ***EGT Grain Ship Arrival – Call to Action by Occupy Longview Washington*** Occupy Longview (Washington) has put out a call to action to block the EGT grain ship expected to arrive in Longview mid-January. There has already been discussion between occupies in various cities to caravan here to Longview, WA for the purpose of blocking this ship. We, Occupy Oakland, endorse this call and stand ready to help with the planning and coordinating to make this action successful. Occupy Oakland’s … Continued


[Passed at the 12-21-11 GA] Emergency Proposal to sign on to a statement of solidarity with Egypt and support related future actions

Urgent Appeal to Occupy and All Social Justice Movements: Mobilize to Defend the Egyptian RevolutionStop Impending Massacre in Egypt! 12/21/2011 In recent days, protesters demanding civilian rule in Egypt have again been murdered, maimed and tortured by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) and the Interior Security Forces (ISF). The conspiracy, being brutally implemented in Egypt, is part of a global conspiracy to suffocate mass movements for socio-economic justice and is being done with direct assistance of the American government and the private interests which direct that government. … Continued


[Passed at the 12-21-11 GA] Proposal: for the taking of a large social center for Occupy Oakland

Proposal for the establishment of a large social center for Occupy Oakland    We propose to occupy and hold a large building that will serve the purpose of becoming a social center, convergence center and headquarters of the Occupy Oakland movement on Saturday, January 28th, 2012. The building will have sufficient office space for all of the Occupy Oakland committees and an auditorium large enough to hold Occupy Oakland general assemblies and adequate sleeping space.  It will be a vacant building owned either by a bank, a large corporation of the … Continued


Passed at Dec 16 GA. Emergency Proposal: Occupy Oakland General Assembly Holiday Calendar

Emergency Proposal: Occupy Oakland General Assembly Holiday Calendar Proposed Holiday Calendar – The last regular scheduled GA will be on Sunday, December 18th. – Monday, December 19th at 6PM. – Wednesday, December 21st at 6PM. – Monday, December 26th at 6PM. – Wednesday, December 28th at 6PM. – Monday, January 2nd at 6PM. – Wednesday, January 4th at 6PM. Regular General Assembly Schedule will begin on Sunday December 8th at 2PM. Proposers: Ra, Ali, and Ayr. 12939


Passed at Dec. 18 GA. Proposal to treat all proposals as living documents (# 5 in queue for December 16 GA)

Beginning immediately, given the understanding that a group making a proposal cannot discuss it with the whole of the occupational population before presenting, each proposal shall be treated as a living document. Enabling the initiators to accept and apply amendments and adjustments during the discussion will make it possible to develop a proposal into a document approveable by the vast majority of occupants.  This tactic will bring us closer to true consensus, and increase the likelihood of more clearly defining ourselves, while avoiding the loss of good proposals due to … Continued


Passed at Dec. 18 GA. Proposal to have Occupy Oakland endorse and support the Occupy Our Homes movement and the successful continuing occupation of the 10th Street Home at 10th & Mandela. (#6 in queue for December 16 GA)

We propose Occupy Oakland endorse and support the Occupy Our Homes movement and the successful continuing occupation of the 10th Street Home at 10th & Mandela. December 6th National Day of Action mobilized thousands of people from the Occupy movement and local communities all around the country to stand up to Wall Street banks. We protested foreclosures, took back homes, stopped foreclosure auctions and a number of other actions that highlighted the role of the banks in the current housing crisis and worked to concretely stop people from losing their homes. The occupation … Continued