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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.
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 http://viamerge.com/travel.html?lang=en-US&eventid=m476817838
Leaving between 11:45 and noon http://viamerge.com/trvswitch.php?eventid=m694857342
Leaving between 1:45 and 2:00 http://viamerge.com/trvswitch.php?eventid=m646993483
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.
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For more information, contact Occupy Long Beach’s Internal Communications committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also see our post “MLK Actions Jan. 7th & 14th.”
1. CALL TO ACTION:
Friday, January 13th
OCCUPY SAN PEDRO CALLS ON YOU TO BE THERE THIS FRIDAY AT 10: 30 AM AND TELL WELLS FARGO TO STOP ATTACKING THE 99%.
Now is the time to show our support for a local San Pedro family who is being shafted by Wells Fargo bank.
We have an action this Friday!! Please come to show your support if at all possible and tell your friends and neighbors. We want a good show of force and signs that are appropriate to the situation. All info is below.
Event: Foreclosure Press Conference w/ ACCE & Occupy San Pedro – https://www.facebook.com/events/336549246369323/
Address: 634 W. 22 nd Street (22nd and Gaffey in San Pedro)
Date: FRIDAY, January 13 at 10:30 am
Melvina and Richard Bogan are San Pedro residents. About ten years ago, after working for a lifetime to save up adequate money, the Bogans purchased a home with a 20% down payment. Despite their best planning, the Bogans, like so many others, were impacted by the economic crisis.
While they continued to make their house payments, they realized that they were eligible for a home loan modification and reached out to Wells Fargo in hopes of getting one. For over a year they attempted to get a modification and were continually denied by Wells Fargo despite the fact that they met all of the federal guideline qualifications.
In early 2011, the federal government sanctioned Wells Fargo, Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase for failure to properly evaluate homeowners applying for the federal Home Affordable Mortgage Program (HAMP). Wells Fargo was the only bank to deny that they had improperly implemented the program. However, from the federal government’s own statistics only 1/6 of all eligible homeowners are receiving HAMP modifications.
ACCE proposes a press conference at the Bogans’ home to call on Wells Fargo and the other big banks, who are responsible for well over half of all foreclosures, to stop improperly denying the thousands of hardworking families who have been impacted by the economic crisis and are eligible for modifications.
In addition, the city of LA has over $30 billion invested in big banks like Wells Fargo – at the event we would also promote the proposed Responsible Banking Ordinance, which would set up a reporting process for the city to consider in future bank investment
We are the 99%!
Diane L. Middleton
390 W. 40th Street
San Pedro CA 90731
310 560 2271
2, 3. CALL TO ACTION:
Saturday, January 14th
Martin Luther King Jr. Peace and Unity Parade – https://www.facebook.com/events/251521511581934/
Inter Occupy Meeting – https://www.facebook.com/events/163960837041353/
JOIN OLB 9:30 AM on MLK Blvd BETWEEN 7TH & 10TH STREETS. Most of us will be wearing OLB T-shirts or hoodies. You don’t have to sign in; we are already registered.
Please bring signs of peace and unity. We are planning some form of invisible street theatre and outreach while people are lined up waiting for the March to begin. Need lots of OLB participants.
THIS WILL BE FUN. Brings percussions instruments.
Parade is from 10:30am to 12:00pm – Ongoing festivities at King Park from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Inter Occupy meeting will also be held at King Park after at 1:00pm – Occupiers from other Southern California Occupations will join in a conversation about how, when and whre to set up future combined actions/meetings.
4. CALL TO ACTION:
Tuesday, January 17th
Court date for OLB members that were arrested in October for being in the park after 10:00 pm
Will be at Long Beach court house, they are due at 8:30 am, unsure what time they will be in front of the judge. Please come out and support them!
5. CALL TO ACTION:
Thursday, January 19th OLB will be going to Bank of America on Bellflower & Stearns to hold a protest demanding an investigation into banking practices during the housing bubble and ensuing mortgage crisis. More details coming soon.
6. CALL TO ACTION:
Friday, January 20th
Occupy the Courts – https://www.facebook.com/events/246338102096402/?ref=ts
Santa Ana Federal Courthouse, 411 West Fourth Street, Santa Ana, CA
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.
Permanent link to this article: http://occupylb.org/2012/01/13/6-calls-to-action-this-week/
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 .
PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND BOTH PARTS.
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 email@example.com).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Permanent link to this article: http://occupylb.org/2012/01/05/mlk-actions-jan-7th-and-14th/
To The Barricades!
Revolutionary potential is only limited by our imagination.
Micah M. White, 04 Mar 2011
In 1848, from Paris to Prague and Berlin to Budapest, Europe was on the brink of revolution. Behind the surprising strength of the uprisings was a novel technique of street protest that gave the people a tactical advantage over their governments. To all observers it appeared as if the old order would be overthrown.
“The most audacious dreams were to be fulfilled,” wrote Russian anarchist Mikhail Bakunin, “the old politics of the kings had vanished; a new one, the politics of the peoples, was coming into life.”
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Also taken earlier in the day:
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