Tweets for Tue, 10 Jan 2012

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Hey fam! Liberty Square is about to have its first General Assembly since its liberation from barricades tonight! #nycga #ows

Follow here, @LibertySqGA2, @LibertySqGA3, and @LibertySqGA4 for livetweets of tonight’s GA! #nycga #ows #liberation

OK, first off tonight, announcements. Check out the Anti-War WG on for info about a proposal for international solidarity. #nycga

He’ll report back quickly about Austin: “Doing lots of good work! Have moved nearly 1mil out of banks into local credit unions!” #nycga #ows

Next, Ethan! “I left NY on the 21st for Austin; it’s nice to come back to a barricade-free park!” #nycga #ows

Cont’d; “But they’re doing good work, and they send solidarity.” Next, Aaron. “I’m from Think Tank!” #nycga #ows

Aaron, Cont’d: “We need more facilitators! Email owsthinktank@gmail; it’s really easy to facilitate a think tank, and lots of fun!” #nycga

Cont’d: “They’ve reoccupied foreclosed houses, and they suffer the same angst and trouble that we have as well.” #nycga #ows

Cont’d: “2: we need facilitators in DC for our #J17 action! We’re having think tanks with occupiers, community groups, and reps willing..”

Cont’d: “So, we’re going into that period now! Making new friends! We love our old friends, but more ppl at the party is more party!” #nycga

Lawrence’s announcement: “I’m w/ the Free Society WG! I want to report that we’ve been meeting each week, Sunday, 12-2, Tues, 5-7.” #nycga

Cont’d: “Also, come to the Free Society WG meeting! It’ll be great!” #nycga #ows

Cont’d; “We’ve been talking internally a lot, noting that Winter is kind of a transform time, to change gears to outward-facing condos!”

Cont’d; “I’d suggest that we all think about this: outward-facing organizing! More friends! More party! More #OWS!” #nycga #ows

Next, Patrick: “I work in a # of working groups, but tonight I want to mention Structure. We help make this movement more efficient!” #nycga

Cont’d: “We meet Fridays at… ” He’s interrupted by cheers as the People’s Kitchen returns to the Park! #nycga #ows

Stairs: “POI: This day in History, in 1946, was the first General Assembly of the United Nations! It seemed like a good idea at the time..”

Cont’d: “…I think this General Assembly’s a lot better!” One more report back, from @OccupyDC. #nycga #ows

Joe, @OccupyDC: “We’re up here w/ the statehood hunger strikers, and bringing information about #J17 in DC! If you’d like more info…”

Cont’d: “…about what’s going on in DC, email! If you have any ideas for actions, or if you want to come down! Thanks!”

Next, OccupyTucson! “Greetings from OccupyTucson, where we have the second-largest # of civil disobedience arrests- 2nd only to #OWS!”#nycga

Cont’d: “You are an inspiration. We send our gratitude and love!” #nycga #ows

Stairs: “Tonight’s agenda: we have a proposal from vision and goals, which actually is not requiring consensus tonight.” #nycga #ows

Cont’d: “We have another proposal from Sean, [Block modification prop, as seen previously]. And one more from someone who just walked away.”

OK, Vision and Goals! “Vision and Goals has been helping the GA to crowdsource two things: 1st, the vision statement many have in yr hand.”

Cont’d; “It’s a draft work in progress.” They’ll read it, then ask for feedback. Here’s the proposal: #nycga #ows

“What we’re trying to get frm the GA is permission to bring the document 1 week from the time you give a big up-twinkles that you’re ready.”

“Take a look; if you think it’s ready for primetime, we’ll be back in a week w/ it all dolled up.” #nycga #ows

Em, V&G: “I’ve been working on it, and ppl have been working for months and incorporated your suggestions, from GA and online.” #nycga #ows

Cont’d; “Thank you for your input; it’s made it a better document.” Stairs temp-checks breakout groups, but not a warm response, so…

Cont’d: …it looks like V&G will read it to us, and then we’ll take questions/concerns. “If you like the document, tell us so!” #nycga #ows

Em: “And, when you feel it’s ready, we’ll be able to put it on the website so the rest of the world can know that you and we have vision!”

They’re reading it now. The link again: #nycga #ows

While they’re reading this, let me give you some info that I got errors when I tried to post originally, from the Think Tank report back…

Think tank (earlier): “We’re doing a mobile think tank Friday at 4 in Jackson Heights, Queens!” Get info on that at #nycga #ows

OK: Stairs: “Patrick, Michael, and Em would like to take questions and suggestions.” Stacking up reactions. #nycga #ows

Next: “Some of the rhetoric is reminiscent of the French Revolution. #OWS recognizes Paris Commune; I respect that.” #nycga #ows

Next: “I thought that was beautiful; I’m down w/ everything right now. How long have you been working on this?” A: “3 months.” #nycga

V&G: “So, we want to ask you if this document is ready for prime time or not. Now, we do have one more thing to say…” #nycga #ows

Cont’d: “…we have some feedback, a few more items, that we need to incorporate for total inclusivity. So, we need to look at that…”#nycga

Cont’d: “…as well.” Say it’s 98.5% done, “unless you say it isn’t. So, what do you say?” #nycga #ows

CQ: “What about taking out the word ‘must’ in the last sentence?” A: “We can’t do it on the fly; hv to bring it to a committee.” #nycga #ows

Cont’d: “But, it sounds pretty good! We like it.” “Just to give you a sense of how we do this, we bring this to you w/ copies, take yr..”

Cont’d: “…feedback, in writing, take it back to group when not cold or in the dark, and integrate it nicely.” #nycga #ows

Cont’d: “We did have some feedback sheets from Monday, so if you tell us to stop now, we have to disregard those sheets as well as..”

Cont’d: “..any suggestions you have today. But we’ll do it.” Stairs temp checks whether we feel it’s ready… GA doesn’t feel that way.#nycga

V&G: “We’re gonna bring it back to you, w/ all the suggestions made so far that we’ll work into doc, Thursday.” #nycga #ows

V&G: “We’ll also be at Spokescouncil tomorrow — we’ll be in front of you continuously until you decide we’re done!” They thank us. #nycga

V&G: “One more thing: on the bottom of the document, go to the website, where you can find the document, sit down, relax w/ a cup of..”

Cont’d: “…coffee, sit down w/ a beverage, and come up w/ yr own ideas.” Meet Wed in Atrium at 5:30, Sunday at 12. #nycga #ows

OK! Stairs mic checks: “There’s been a problem. Unfortunately, did not get updated properly. There may have been proposals..”

Cont’d: “..that were properly submitted, that were not properly posted. Is there anyone here that may have one of those proposals?” #nycga

After a beat, Stairs: “I don’t see anybody. If a person had brought a proposal to the GA and they’re not here, then they can’t present it!”

Stairs: “So, that being said, we’ve concluded our agenda!” Woah! Quick GA, now we can get back to celebrating liberation day! #nycga #ows

Stairs: “We’re going to start a soapbox! Right here! Who’s up?” I’ll get y’all a livestream link if there is one! #nycga #ows

Thanks fam! Come on down if you’re in the city, celebrate the end of the barricades! Hit me up at @diceytroop w/ ?s, comments, concerns.

RT @TesselizaTC: @LibertySqGA has been LIBERATED!! if you can’t be there, come watch: @GlobalRevLive @OWSLivestream

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