NEW GENERAL ASSEMBLY TIME / LOCATION:
We’re bringing it home to where it all began! General Assembly will now be held at beautiful Bluff Park overlooking the beach at Ocean and Junipero, near the commemorative cannon, Wednesdays at 6:30pm.
Your moment of zen:
Livestreamed Crimethinc interview with Chris Hedges:
Violence and Legitimacy in the Occupy Movement and Beyond:
A Debate between Chris Hedges and the CrimethInc. Ex-Workers Collective on Tactics & Strategy, Reform & Revolution
Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 7:00 pm Eastern time
Living Wage Long Beach presents Pedal for Living Wage: Shop Hop on a Bike!
Starting @ 3:30 pm – 4th/Redondo Ave (404 Bikes)
Last Stop & After-Party @ 6pm: 5th/Pine Ave (Kress Market)
Neighborhood Eats, Drinks, & Healthy Snacks!
Exploring 8 unique stores in beautiful Long Beach that support the Living Wage for hotel workers! We’ll be supporting local shops and having a fun ride!
For more information contact Nikole Cababa, firstname.lastname@example.org, 562-396-4552
Canvassing for a Living Wage:
Volunteers are needed for door to door knocking for the Living Wage Campaign. Canvassers can get time dollars from The LB Coalition for Good Jobs and a Healthy Community. Interested parties can meet at 9am on Sept. 8th, at 3919 Paramount Blvd. Training and snacks/water will be provided.
Shifts we need covered are:
Mon & Wed 2-4pm and 4-8pm
Saturday Fun Days 9am-1pm, 2-6pm (lunch provided-time will be 1-2pm, accompanied by artistic and musical entertainment)
Sun 11-3pm, 4-8pm (lunch provided 3-4pm)
For more information on the Living Wage initiative contact Micky at email@example.com
The New City School is fighting to keep its doors open:
Next LBUSD Board meeting is Tuesday September 4 at 5:00 p.m. in the Long Beach Unified School District Administration Building, 1515 Hughes Way, Long Beach. Long Beach Schools – Board of Education: Meeting Schedule www.lbusd.k12.ca.us
Thank you so much for your support and for sharing our info. We hope to see you at the meeting.
Occupy Long Beach General Assembly:
Next General Assembly is Wednesday August 22nd at 6:30pm, at Bluff Park (Ocean & Junipero, overlooking the beach).
Monthly Beach Cleanup:
Next cleanup is Sunday August 19th at 11am, at Cherry Beach (below the bluff at Cherry and Ocean).
Occupy Los Angeles General Assembly:
Mon/Weds/Fri at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 4pm, at Pershing Square.
Bixby Park Farmers’ Market:
Tuesdays 3pm-8pm at Bixby Park.
- OLB is now a member of the Long Beach Time Exchange (http://longbeach.timebanks.org)!!! For individuals who want to participate and become members or have any questions/concerns, please email Micky at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- OLB is collecting donations of used cellular phones to support Interval House, a network of crisis shelters and centers for victims of domestic violence. Donations may be made at General Assemblies or by contacting Interval House directly: 562-596-3370 or email@example.com
- We have a request from Occupy Long Beach’s Art Committee for donations of art supplies. Currently they are running low on poster paint and big markers. These are used to make signs for meetings and public actions. If you are able to donate these supplies you may:
- Bring them to the Thursday General Assembly at Bixby Park (Junipero & Broadway, starts at 6:30pm)
- Bring them to a Sunday afternoon event at Bixby Park (check Facebook to see if something is scheduled)
- Contact the Art Committee via e-mail to arrange a drop-off ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
- “We are seeing the conscious and deliberate creation by the corporate state of a permanent, insecure and terrified underclass within the wider society.” – Chris Hedges, in an interview with Truthout:http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/11032-truthout-interviews-chris-hedges-about-why-revolt-is-all-we-have-left
- Help send Occupy Los Angeles to Occupy Wall Street for #S17!
- Scott Olsen speaks; “My brothers and sisters died for almost nothing.”:http://youtu.be/tvfS-fWOHDw
General Assembly Notes 8/22/2012:
- City of Long Beach Library Cuts
- Beach Cleanup Sign
- Peace Summit
- Ideas for Sunday Action
- Living Wage (Proposition N)
- Mr. Greedy is homeless!
- Long Beach Time Exchange
- QR Codes
- Discussion of last week’s visit by Less Wall More Street
Two new visitors, Anthony and Dennis.
Agenda & Consensus Items:
- City of Long Beach Library Cuts:From Maria’s printed information: “YOUR LIBRARIES ARE THREATENED: Please, please, call, write e-mail your city councilperson, the mayor, the newspapers and tell them what is important about your library to you. The new proposed budget will reduce Bay Shore, Dana, and Los Altos to so-called “self-service” facilities and will essentially eliminate some librarians and their valuable assistance. “Self-service” facilities will not be able to help with homework, sponsor book clubs, show family films, assist with language learning, have children’s storytime, help with jobs/resumes/other research. In short, they will not exist as what we like to call a library.”
For more information, read the scans of the material Maria provided, including the schedule for upcoming budget meetings:
You can also contact the Friends of the Long Beach Public Library on their Facebook page:
- Beach Cleanup Sign:
Arts Committee is making a beach cleanup sign out of objects found during previous cleanups. We also need window screens, colanders and similar straining devices to sift trash from the sand. The last cleanup drew 8 attendees. Contact: email@example.com
- Peace Summit:
LBAPN is trying to build cohesion among Long Beach and Orange County peace groups. Planning meeting scheduled for Tuesday, August 28th. The Peace Summit is scheduled for Sept. 22nd, with details to be finalized. Contact: Naida.
- Ideas for Sunday Action:
Discussed possible activities to be held Sunday Aug. 26th. Considered a teach-in on Saul Alinsky. Final plan was to start at 6pm with signmaking for upcoming actions, then a movie about the Koch brothers. Contact: Media (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Living Wage (Proposition N):
Proposal by Micky to endorse Long Beach Coalition for Good Jobs and a Healthy Community. Wayne (email@example.com) was selected as our Living Wage contact. Micky also announced the need for canvassers – interested parties can meet at 9am on Sept. 8th, at 3919 Paramount Blvd. Contact: Micky (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Mr. Greedy is homeless!
Serves him right. With our friend Chris moving out of town, the enormous four-person Mr. Greedy puppet is being relocated with John’s help. Contact: Wayne.
- Long Beach Time Exchange:
The Time Exchange allows members to trade in time and effort for various services. You can earn ‘time credits’ or ‘hours’ by volunteering with organizations or individuals who are members of the Time Exchange. Time credits are good for services from free classes to massages! To register: http://longbeach.timebanks.org
- QR Codes:
Sonny brought mini-flyers with QR codes leading to the websites for Occupy Long Beach and Move To Amend. QR codes are square graphics similar to barcodes. You can scan them with a smartphone to read the text encoded in them, or link to a website! Smartphone apps such as RedLaser or QR Reader can use your phone’s camera to read QR codes and open the websites linked in them. You can also make QR codes for free at many websites such as qurify.com or qrstuff.com.
- Discussion of last week’s visit by Less Wall More Street:
Thoughts on the discussion hosted by Jen Waller and Tom Hintze from Less Wall More Street were shared: Solidarity is our strength. The reason we need legal solidarity and an understanding of law enforcement tactics is that law enforcement tries to glean information by separating us from each other. We should know beforehand how we will respond in such a situation. We also discussed the “culture of care,” in which we keep note of each other’s well-being and make sure each other’s voices are heard. A culture of care is a culture of resistance. It’s not enough just to meet at GA; we should also get to know each other personally.
Further thoughts: When detained by police, do not engage them in unnecessary conversation. When in jail, remember that there could be informants planted in the cell with your (or involved in your action all along). You have the right to remain silent for a reason – in any conversation, police will lie to trick you into revealing information. They may claim that your friends have given up damaging information about you. The only way to protect yourself is silence. It was also discussed that in cases of Occupiers being arrested, we have not always been present for court cases. In some cases this was due to the action in question not having been approved by the General Assembly, and in other cases the group was not apprised of upcoming legal proceedings.
For more information: http://lesswallmorestreet.com