GA Notes January 17th, 2012.

GA Notes January 17th, 2012.
Proposal to support May Day general strike on May 1st.
– Passed by consensus, with intent to take issue to larger GA on Sunday, January 22nd.
– Also passed with intent to seek consensus from GA on Sunday, 1/22: Support for the Wal-Mart warehouse protest being held by Occupy Riverside, leading up to the May Day general strike.

Proposal to hold General Assembly at 6pm on Sunday, 1/22 after the Bradley Manning march.
– Passed by consensus. We will meet at Bixby Park for GA, and move to the bandshell across the street (directly south of our usual GA spot, between 2nd and 1st streets) if there is rain.
REMINDER: Thursday 1/19, General Assembly will focus on committee restructuring.
Until further consensus is reached, committee facilitators are asked to post upcoming committee meetings as Facebook events.

Upcoming events:

Thursday 1/19, 4pm: Bank of America protest at Bellflower Blvd. near Stearns Ave.

Friday 1/20, 11am-6pm: Occupy the Courts 
On Friday January 20, 2012 we will gather in front of the federal building to mark the second anniversary of the infamous Citizens United v. FEC decision. Occupy the Courts will be a peaceful one day occupation of Federal courthouses across the country. More than 100 cities across the U.S., including the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. will participate in this national day of action.

Ridesharing to Occupy the Courts:

If you are driving and want some company – and maybe some gas money, too – or if you need a ride, go to these links to signify your need. After that, it is up to the parties to communicate details with each other.

Leaving between 9:45 and 10:00

Leaving between 11:45 and noon

Leaving between 1:45 and 2:00

Return trips are scheduled to leave Santa Ana at 2:00, 4:00, and 6:00, respectively. Of course, all of this is really up to those who are driving.


Sunday 1/22, Bradley Manning Day (POSSIBLE RAIN!)
1pm: Meet at Veterans’ Park for outreach.
2pm: Open mic at Veterans’ Park.
3pm: Leave on march/outreach from Veterans’ Park to Bluff Park.
5pm: Vigil at Bluff Park (Junipero and Ocean)
6pm: General Assembly at Bixby Park, possibly at the band shell if there is rain.

MLK Actions Jan. 7th and 14th



THERE ARE TWO MLK EVENTS! Please read the parts in bold:

MLK Candlelight March
When: Sat, January 7, 5pm – 6pm
Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 1950 Lemon Avenue, Long Beach, CA


MLK Celebration Saturday, January 14 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
2 Parts: The Parade (9:30 AM-Noon) & King Park Noon- 4:30PM- OLB Outreach .

Any questions, call Sharon Cotrell:
562-433-7025 or 562-900-1009-cell

PARADE: 9:30 AM Meet OLB entry on MLK Blvd BETWEEN 7TH & 10TH STREETS You don’t have to sign in; we are already registered.

Occupy Long Beach is a registered MLK Parade entrant. We have a vehicle followed by marchers. If you want to volunteer your vehicle or help decorate one call Jason 213-595-5269

We are planning some form of invisible street theatre and outreach interactions while people are lined up waiting for the March to begin. Need lots of OLB participants. THIS WILL BE FUN. Brings percussions instruments.

FREE PARKING AT LBCC (PCH & Orange). Shuttle runs to the parade line-up.

AT THE PARK: March ends at MLK Park (1950 Lemon St) where there will be entertainment and games along with food/merchandise vendors and community groups tabling. OLB will have various activities to meet and interact with other participants. Perhaps we will have Open Mic.

OLB Arts is setting up a children’s activity area and needs volunteers. Contact Arts Committee (Mickey: 562-225-7511 with ideas and for sign making time.

WE WILL ALSO HAVE AN OCCUPY SOCAL MEETUP happening in the park at 1pm, where Occupiers from other Southern California Occupations will join in a conversation about how, when and where to set up future combined actions/meetings.