NYC Operational Spokes Council 12/5/2011 (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.


– Working Group Report Backs

*Constitution WG: Re-read proposal from GA regarding seven components of violating the Constitution; one week for people to review, comment!
*Direct Action: Newt Gingrich direct action today; moving people back into their house tomorrow; Dec 12, West Coast Port Shutdown, 7:30am at Red Cube on Broadway and Cedar, or at City Hall.
*Kitchen: Working to refine systems, resolve coordination issues; meetings at 3pm, Sundays, 8pm Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 60 Wall St.
*WoW: Setting up a self-defense course.
*Mobile Occupation: From Minneapolis, need designs to incorporate into stuff they’re handing out in different cities, e-mail them at
*Non-Violent Communication: Working on a grievance process to help resolve conflicts, open to suggestions.
*Principles of Solidarity: Working on a ‘news flash’ passed out; discussion of non-violent principles
*? (Nan): Friend has info about housing, a commercial broker who will find a building that will fit occupiers.
*Think Tank: They’re at the park all day, go talk with them!
*Tech: Unconference being organized for Dec 18th
*Organization: Recruiting volunteers; they have open meetings on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays (hours on
*OWSenespanol: Dec 18 is international day of the immigrant, 1:30pm from Foley Square, 4pm big GA at Zuccotti in Spanish
*De-escalation: Covered #OccupyBroadway, will also have people at Dec 6th actions
*Library: Working on lawsuit against city for destroying books
*Legal: Can’t take on individual damage claims; send videos of the raid to them
*Housing: Meets every day at 3:30pm at 60 Wall; got metrocards & temporary housing passed at GA
*Outreach: need help; working with info to do tables across the city; may get a channel from Sirius radio
*Sanitation: Dec 6th action for OccupyOurHomes, help them clean the building
*OccupyDC: Dec 7, Maine is having City Council meeting to figure out what to do with OccupyMain;
*Labor: Helping 43 locked-out workers from Sotheby’s, disrupting auctions, bikelock necks together; Dec 8th, 6pm, join them!
*? (Nan): Drafting a proposal to dissolve Spokes Council
*Storage, Inventory & Shipping: Devised an SIS direct project to work directly for occupiers and their needs; revamped their forms
*Strong Women Rules: Challenges Facilitation, shouldn’t sit higher than other people or make the agenda.
– Proposals
*Faciliation: SC discussion about membership.


One Response to “NYC Operational Spokes Council 12/5/2011 (Summary)”

  1. NYCGA Council

    No, Nan has not drafted a proposal to dissolve Spokes.
    That was done last month by Trish,

    It was on the GA agenda but was set aside after it became obvious Spokes was not a legitimate entity.

    Peace & PRogress