NYC Operational Spokes Council 11/23/2011 (Summary)

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NOTE: This is a brief summary that is posted prior to formal minutes. This summary is NOT all-inclusive. It includes only major highlights (discussion topics, proposals, and meeting dates/times/locations announced). This summary is compiled via Livetweets and Livestream viewing.


– Beta-testing of technology for consensus-taking and temperature checks.

– Working Group Report Backs / Announcements

*Direct Actions scheduled for Nov 30, Dec 6, Dec 12

*Finance closed Thursday (Thanksgiving), bring receipts on Friday

*Facilitation meeting Thursday at 4pm to plan Occupied Thanksgiving dinner

*Communications cluster meeting on Monday at 2pm at the Atrium

*Drummer’s Group doing a march on Friday at 11am

*Strong Women Rule group meeting Friday at 2pm to march to African Burial Site

*Movement Building: Friday 3pm, 1370 Sixth Ave, rally & march to Egypt consulate

*Facilitation: Sunday 2-4pm, working with CT Butler

*Housing: if you have a phone, text owscom to 23559 for help finding housing; also, meeting SUnday at 2pm at the Atrium to discuss

– Facilitation Proposal/Point of Information: Need funding to pay for Spokes Council meeting place, recommended all Working Groups pitch in to pay

– Discussion: Future of General Assemblies

– Meeting broke up before finishing, Minutes and @LibertySqGA left

3 Responses to “NYC Operational Spokes Council 11/23/2011 (Summary)”

  1. ayantheworld

    No mention of the contentiousness of this meeting. Communication broke down somewhere halfway, and the remainder of the time was spent with a very heated debate regarding racial discrimination. There is deep resentment running in several factions of the movement. It’ll be interesting to see if these rifts can be repaired over time.

    • Zoë

      Ayantheworld, this is just a place-holder for the actual minutes, which will be much more reflective as a verbatim account. The quick summary is just to get the basics out. :)

  2. Scott

    Yeah, well if you think like a capitalist you also behave like one.
    There is no reason why any heated problems should arise especially with relavance to racism. I would love to know what started that. Something like that is often do to the way a meeting BEGINS. Or simply a lack of organizing principles. This has to be nipped in the bud.