NYCGA 12/24/2011 (Summary)

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SUMMARY
- Proposals
*Unsettling Occupation: $2,687 for Dec 29th gathering commemorating the massacre at Wounded Knee. Costs include flight for an American-Indian activist to be flown in plus Metrocard and a ticket to Jersey for him; space at Irondale; art materials. RESULT: CONSENSUS

*Prohibit working groups from scheduling meetings during GA and Spokescouncil times. RESULT: NO CONSENSUS
*Global Protest March: Global summit with marches and performances, with representatives from global Occupy movements. RESULT: TABLED
*Yoni: When a block is raised, take a temperature check on whether it is a legitimate block. RESULT: TABLED

6 Responses to “NYCGA 12/24/2011 (Summary)”

  1. Lorraine Perez

    Would like to know if anything has been mentioned in GA regarding NDAA and if you are scheduling and protests. I know move on in Buffalo is planning a funeral for the bill of rights. How about we hold one here in nyc at obamas campaign headquarters? Please let know what you think and how I can help. i have left several posts regarding this issue and had no response which is very disappointing. Hope to hear from you soon.

  2. Cara

    The following is St. Paul’s NDAA initiative. I agree completely that we should be planning actions regarding this extremely important issue.

    Occupy Saint Paul will stage a sit-in to protest the military detention
    >> provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act on Tuesday, January 17,
    >> 2012, at 8:00 am, by occupying the offices of United States Senator Amy
    >> Klobuchar at 1200 Washington Avenue South, Room 250, Minneapolis, MN.
    >>
    >> NDAA authorizes the military to seize American citizens and detain them
    >> indefinitely without charges, without trial and without any evidence being
    >> presented. This law could be used against individuals who voice disagreement
    >> as well as Occupy or any other movement the authorities might choose to use
    >> it against. It is completely against the Constitution and the principles of
    >> American democracy.
    >>
    >> We call on Occupiers across the United States to join us in defending the
    >> Constitution by occupying the offices of Senators and holding accountable
    >> those that voted for the final version of this bill. We argue that they have
    >> broken their oath of office by having done so. We request a National Day of
    >> Protest to send the message loud and clear: Senators of either party who
    >> voted for this unconstitutional law must be held accountable.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> An earlier version of this bill was approved by the Senate 93-7. After
    >> public outcry, some senators who voted for the earlier version, including
    >> Minnesota’s Al Franken, voted against the final version. The bill ended up
    >> passing 86-13 with one abstention.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> We thank the 13 Senators who voted against the final version of the bill.
    >> For these Senators, we suggest you send them a token of your appreciation,
    >> such as a fruit basket! For the 86 Senators who voted to sign away our
    >> constitutional guarantees and pave the way for a police state, Occupy needs
    >> to speak with one loud voice: this will not be tolerated!
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Here is the roll-call on the final version:
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Akaka (D-HI), Yea
    >>
    >> Alexander (R-TN), Yea
    >>
    >> Ayotte (R-NH), Yea
    >>
    >> Barrasso (R-WY), Yea
    >>
    >> Baucus (D-MT), Yea
    >>
    >> Begich (D-AK), Yea
    >>
    >> Bennet (D-CO), Yea
    >>
    >> Bingaman (D-NM), Yea
    >>
    >> Blumenthal (D-CT), Yea
    >>
    >> Blunt (R-MO), Yea
    >>
    >> Boozman (R-AR), Yea
    >>
    >> Boxer (D-CA), Yea
    >>
    >> Brown (D-OH), Yea
    >>
    >> Brown (R-MA), Yea
    >>
    >> Burr (R-NC), Yea
    >>
    >> Cantwell (D-WA), Yea
    >>
    >> Cardin (D-MD), Nay
    >>
    >> Carper (D-DE), Yea
    >>
    >> Casey (D-PA), Yea
    >>
    >> Chambliss (R-GA), Yea
    >>
    >> Coats (R-IN), Yea
    >>
    >> Coburn (R-OK), Nay
    >>
    >> Cochran (R-MS), Yea
    >>
    >> Collins (R-ME), Yea
    >>
    >> Conrad (D-ND), Yea
    >>
    >> Coons (D-DE), Yea
    >>
    >> Corker (R-TN), Yea
    >>
    >> Cornyn (R-TX), Yea
    >>
    >> Crapo (R-ID), Nay
    >>
    >> DeMint (R-SC), Nay
    >>
    >> Durbin (D-IL), Nay
    >>
    >> Enzi (R-WY), Yea
    >>
    >> Feinstein (D-CA), Yea
    >>
    >> Franken (D-MN), Nay
    >>
    >> Gillibrand (D-NY), Yea
    >>
    >> Graham (R-SC), Yea
    >>
    >> Grassley (R-IA), Yea
    >>
    >> Hagan (D-NC), Yea
    >>
    >> Harkin (D-IA), Nay
    >>
    >> Hatch (R-UT), Yea
    >>
    >> Heller (R-NV), Yea
    >>
    >> Hoeven (R-ND), Yea
    >>
    >> Hutchison (R-TX), Yea
    >>
    >> Inhofe (R-OK), Yea
    >>
    >> Inouye (D-HI), Yea
    >>
    >> Isakson (R-GA), Yea
    >>
    >> Johanns (R-NE), Yea
    >>
    >> Johnson (D-SD), Yea
    >>
    >> Johnson (R-WI), Yea
    >>
    >> Kerry (D-MA), Yea
    >>
    >> Kirk (R-IL), Yea
    >>
    >> Klobuchar (D-MN), Yea
    >>
    >> Kohl (D-WI), Yea
    >>
    >> Kyl (R-AZ), Yea
    >>
    >> Landrieu (D-LA), Yea
    >>
    >> Lautenberg (D-NJ), Yea
    >>
    >> Leahy (D-VT), Yea
    >>
    >> Lee (R-UT), Nay
    >>
    >> Levin (D-MI), Yea
    >>
    >> Lieberman (ID-CT), Yea
    >>
    >> Lugar (R-IN), Yea
    >>
    >> Manchin (D-WV), Yea
    >>
    >> McCain (R-AZ), Yea
    >>
    >> McCaskill (D-MO), Yea
    >>
    >> McConnell (R-KY), Yea
    >>
    >> Menendez (D-NJ), Yea
    >>
    >> Merkley (D-OR), Nay
    >>
    >> Mikulski (D-MD), Yea
    >>
    >> Moran (R-KS), Not Voting
    >>
    >> Murkowski (R-AK), Yea
    >>
    >> Murray (D-WA), Yea
    >>
    >> Nelson (D-FL), Yea
    >>
    >> Nelson (D-NE), Yea
    >>
    >> Paul (R-KY), Nay
    >>
    >> Portman (R-OH), Yea
    >>
    >> Pryor (D-AR), Yea
    >>
    >> Reed (D-RI), Yea
    >>
    >> Reid (D-NV), Yea
    >>
    >> Risch (R-ID), Nay
    >>
    >> Roberts (R-KS), Yea
    >>
    >> Rockefeller (D-WV), Yea
    >>
    >> Rubio (R-FL), Yea
    >>
    >> Sanders (I-VT), Nay
    >>
    >> Schumer (D-NY), Yea
    >>
    >> Sessions (R-AL), Yea
    >>
    >> Shaheen (D-NH), Yea
    >>
    >> Shelby (R-AL), Yea
    >>
    >> Snowe (R-ME), Yea
    >>
    >> Stabenow (D-MI), Yea
    >>
    >> Tester (D-MT), Yea
    >>
    >> Thune (R-SD), Yea
    >>
    >> Toomey (R-PA), Yea
    >>
    >> Udall (D-CO), Yea
    >>
    >> Udall (D-NM), Yea
    >>
    >> Vitter (R-LA), Yea
    >>
    >> Warner (D-VA), Yea
    >>
    >> Webb (D-VA), Yea
    >>
    >> Whitehouse (D-RI), Yea
    >>
    >> Wicker (R-MS), Yea
    >>
    >> Wyden (D-OR), Nay
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Source:
    >> http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=112&session=1&vote=00230

  3. James Rose

    Arts and Culture has a cool street theater idea to take place on Subways. Let me know if you would like to participate.