2.19.12 Sun meeting minutes

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> DA WG Meeting 2.19.12
>
> Recaps
>
> – F29, Portland’s call to action to “shut down the corporations”.
> Three main targets in NYC are Koch, Pfizer & BOA
>
> – Plans for a public event/teach in have been scrapped. There will be
> a teach-in/presentation from Matt Taibbi on BOA at next Sunday’s DA
> meeting. Venue and time TBA. Contact for more info.
>
> Report backs
>
> – Re: Pop up occupation on F29, Occupy The Town Sq. is having a pop up
> occupation on the 26th and will not have the capacity to muster
> another one on the 29th. Components of Occupy The Town Square, will be
> participating alongside DA & affinity groups in any pop up occupation
> taking place in Bryant Park on F29. People’s Library, Rev Games and
> Think Tank are reportedly on board as well as The People’s Stage.
> There is the potential for the So So Glos to play but that is not
> confirmed.
>
> – Plus Brigades will debut on F29.
>
> – On F29 there will be Q&A brigades of people directly approaching the
> public to discuss the actions and answer their questions.
>
> – The people behind the spontaneous bed-ins have expressed interest in
> participating at BOA tower or outside of the tower.
>
> Tactical framework for the day of action
>
> – There is a map available with a layout of various BOA locations,
> Koch headquarters and the Pfizer HQ, which is located on 42nd and 2nd
> Ave.
>
> – Pfizer and Koch could be locations disrupted by different groups
> early in the morning at 7am or 8am. There were concerns that it should
> be later in the morning but it was left open and will likely be
> decided upon more firmly at affinity spokes meeting.
>
> – At 9am pop up will happen in Bryant Park and NYPL. This area will
> serve as a buffer between high risk and higher risk areas of protest
> throughout the remainder of the morning and afternoon.
>
> – Between 10 and 11am, there will be a march from uptown headed
> downtown with different brigades to 7 or 8 different Bank of America
> branches. Each group would run the show at the branch and take
> responsibility, which will be discussed, in forthcoming Affinity
> spokes meetings.
>
> – March would converge with gathering at noon – BOA tower at 42nd and
> 6th. Some people are talking about entering the public atrium in the
> tower, the noon event is open to be played with.
>
> – After noon BOA action, it is likely that there will be a return to
> Bryant Park and this will conclude the day but there was desire to
> keep the afternoon open ended for creative ideas.
>
> Q & A/Discussion
>
> Healthcare for 99% expressed an interest in white coat and scrubs
> picket outside of Pfizer with low arrest ability in their ranks.
>
> Q: Are their separate groups working on those two actions or is this it?
> A: Occupy Williamsburg & Crown Heights specifically asked for BOA
> action to happen at noon.
>
> Action points
>
> – will be reaching out to Workers World people to participate.
> There is the potential for radical teach ins that day.
>
> – Occupy Portland made stickers, posters, they’ll need to be
> printed and flyers. will talk to outreach.
>
> – Reaching out to various bike activists/enthusiasts.
>
> -PR WG: Requested point people for press availability in advance and
> on day/of action.
>
> – expressed interest in carrying white boards and
> conducting radical teach ins on the day of the action in midtown.
>
> – We’ll need people doing colorful signs, messages, etc. The
> pop up town square group can’t do it, but components can. We might
> need a group of people to coordinate with them there.
>
> – Healthcare for 99% and others will leaflet in advance along 42nd st.
> corridor in advance. will email everyone with flyer.
>
> – An action agreement is being written by others.
> suggested that we could refer back to the action agreement around N17
> as a guide. This will likely be discussed at the affinity spokes
> meeting.
>
> – There will be an affinity spokes meeting on Wednesday from 4-6pm at
> apartment. The second action spokes will happen at next
> Sundays DA meeting. is bottom lining finding a venue and has
> confirmed that Matt Taibbi will come and speak about BOA.
>
> Non F29 portion of meeting
>
> – Proposal made by for March 17th, six-month anniversary
> 24-hour reoccupation. After discussion, DA came to consensus in
> approval of this but emphasized that they are not looking to rubber
> stamp events. will bring M17 to GA next Saturday night to seek
> OWS approval and endorsement.
>
> – May Day action group needs help. Tactical framework is being
> developed and needs help. Propaganda group made centralized platform
> with design and are urging distribution for outreach. May Day meetings
> are on Wednesdays at 33 w. 14th st. (this is in the evening, please
> email the group for time – note taker failed to jot it down correctly
> but I believe it’s 6:30-8:30pm. I may be wrong) & Saturdays from 1-3pm
> at Judson Church
>
> Announcements
>
> – Mutual Aid is hoping to get a lot of people out for May Day with
> food and free store, alternative economy, etc. Going forward, May Day
> meetings will be restructured and there will be a chunk of time
> devoted to action discussion vs. breakout groups.
>
> – Plus brigades next meeting is on Saturday from 7-10pm at
> Judson Church. There is a male lap dancing brigade, the Michael
> Jackson brigade, and clown brigades. This is fun, there’s pizza and
> beer. also announced that he’d be emailing with a big open
> meeting for anti BOA initiatives.
>
> OWS Bike Coalition now an official working group.
>
> – Tomorrow there will be an action against Prison Industrial Complex,
> at 2pm meet at Lincoln Correctional Center uptown.

One Response to “2.19.12 Sun meeting minutes”

  1. betsy

    Hey Mark, abt F29 Occupy Portland flyers etc, can we get some for library? esp if they’re digital, we can post to our site & distribute in other ways. If something gets printed, we can distribute at Town Square 2/26.

    thx,
    Betsy