Call to action
The Committee for Homelessness Affairs has asked me to forward this update and attachment to some Irvine/H.B./Occupy O.C. contacts. Please pass on to any activists Occupy or not that have interest in these upcoming actions. thanks. For anybody interested in participating in the organizing meetings, the next one will be held in the OSA Art Gallery( Studio del Sotano) this Sunday at 6:00 p.m.
Call to Action From OSA <~~ click here
Here is information regarding our current actions as discussed at the
inter-occupy meeting. Hopefully you can get back to us soon as to your
groups interest or non-interest in joining us with this action.
This attachment contains:
1.) OSA’s Step by Step Escalation in a Nonviolent Campaign called
2.) The Armory Closure Action Details
3.) A copy of Dwight’s Letter To The Lawyers
4.)OSA Focus Area: Project Homelessness & The Four Points
Look forward to hearing from you!
Madeleine Spencer, OSA
LA Worker Cooperative Working Group
Next Meeting March 18th at 2PM
Welcome and Introductions and Personal Check-in
Types of Cooperatives and Our Cooperative Principles
Project Reports –
- Bruno – List Serv
- Shakti, Bruno, Robin – Bylaws, Constitutions
- Barry – Arts Collective
- Omar, Bradley, Robin – Homeboy Industries
- Liz – Evergreen, LA Resources
- Joe – Taxi Coops
- Niki – Researching and Writing a Business Plan
Breakouts into specific co-op projects –
- Business Services / Incubator
Report Back from Breakouts
Please bring a small food item to share
Call to Action from Occupy Boston: A4! Public Transportation for the 99%
by CLIFF on Mar 9, 2012 • 5:00 pm
Public transportation is a right. It is also an integral part of our sustainable future. Rather than fighting price hikes and service cuts, we should be focusing on expanding service and innovating more sustainable and convenient systems for mass transit that are free for all. The economic downturn has been used as a reason to cut back service, raise fares, and layoff workers in Boston and elsewhere. We are told again and again that there is no money, but we have had enough of this lie!
Minutes – Organizing Call for Actions for Earth Month Mar 24th – Apr 22 – 3/8/12
by INTEROCCUPY ADMIN on Mar 9, 2012 • 4:22 pm
Here are the notes:
1. Call intro – this call will be to do report back on actions that are happening and answer questions people have about the website
2. update on website
-send us your resources, pledges will be up soon, also send articles related to how you’re disrupting dirty power.
Post your action (it’s easy!): disruptdirtypower.org
3. update/reportbacks on actions
Kickoff: March 24th: NYC – UN/ Corporate occupiers of the earth will be coming to Occupy the U.N. Everyone else welcome to come demostrate as part ofthe 99% advocating for real solutions to the economic and climate crisis.
End of Month: Anti Fracking
Ted: Working on MyCity+20 simulations, working with peacechild and others. mycityplus20.blogspot.com. Want to have a forum/simulation about Rio in late April. OccupyTheEarth.net
Simon: Occupy Boulder – March 24th Teach. Month will focus on 3 topics: gmo’s on county land, fracking, green energy locally.
Deciding details for action on April 22nd. Trying to transfer Boulder’s money to local bank.
4. update on outreach to media
5. making our own media – if you know people who have skills or want to try your hand at it yourself, we could use less than a minute teaser videos as well as “Disrupt Dirty Power” posters.
For more information on the inter-occupy calls and to even join them please feel free to check out the calendar for anything that is coming up that might catch your eye
Occupy Orange County – Huntington Beach Update!!
Well we are still on the corners and still standing strong! Right now its actually raining, I’m one of the lucky few, who get to be at home on the computer. Occupy Long Beach is having a Beach Clean-up on the 18th of March @ 11:00am, so naturally Occupy Orange County – Huntington Beach should be having one as well! Same day same time meet at the Occupation and go from there…
Following up on Michael Anderson‘s call for community service ideas short-term for Occupy HB, I just brainstormed the following three. I’m NOT married to any of these nor do I know if they’d “work,” but just to get the ball rolling more…
1) “Free Lemonade Stand.” To showcase how the Occupy approach to economics (solidarity and mutual aid) is different from the “profits above all” philosophy that helped get us into this mess. Free educational flyers with each glass ; )
2) Food drive for the homeless (incl. occupiers?): In Irvine there are often “help the homeless” groups out front of grocery stores… sometimes they ask those going in (or coming out) if they would donate some food items (from a list) to help the homeless. We could do that with a clear bin for an established hunger charity (like Second Harvest) and an optional bin for the “homeless Occupiers” if people WANTED to give something to that specifically too… GREAT chance to explain in a friendly way what we’re about, to flyer etc… as long as you’re prepared for a few negative reactions and can meet them with a smile. Then also PR blast and try to make positive connection with whatever hunger-related group we deliver the goods too… this could be done at many grocery stores simultaneously.
3) I wasn’t so sure about beach clean-up because it’s kind of low-visibility / low-interaction… BUT still a great idea and should be done… there was a guy who used to put little crosses around HB every week to show the number of dead in the Iraq War, symbollically. We could do something like that relating to the economic crisis, bailout of 1% and lack of aid to everyone else… some physical symbolism that “takes up” a large space on the sand… THEN we could clean it all up (plus any other garbage in the area) at the end of the day… it could be advertised as something like a “BEACH-IN” + beach clean-up afterwards.
These are the top 3 ideas right now. Feedback please?
https://www.facebook.com/groups/243580299047190/ (feel free to give feedback here and add yourself if you’d like, this is an open group)
A Review of the National Defense Authorization Act
City Council meeting Tuesday March 19th! Unless otherwise announced, the meetings are held in the City Council Chambers at 2000 Main Street and typically begin at 4 P.M. with a study session or closed session meeting. The televised portion of the City Council meeting starts at approximately 6 P.M. and can be viewed on cable television on channel 3. Council meetings are webcast live and also archived on the city’s website.