Minutes 1/24/12

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MINUTES
OWS ANTI-WAR WORKING GROUP
JANUARY 24, 2012

Facilitator: Peggy
Minutes: Alice

Present: Jonathan, Barbara, John, Alice, Deborah, Peggy, Sandy, David, Patricia.

NY-Moscow Declaration
We discussed the draft Declaration written in response to a request from Occupy Moscow to
present a joint declaration for nuclear abolition and against war to our respective Assemblies.
There was consensus that it should go forward to the General Assembly after John makes some
minor suggested edits which he will then share with the drafting group. Jonathan will let us
know when he is presenting the draft to the GA so we can join him if possible. Alice will post
the amended draft to the Moscow drafters and explain to them that our Working Group is
presenting it to the General Assembly and it may be changed by the GA.

JANUARY 29th, OWS CALL TO OCCUPY SPACES ALL OVER NYC
WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK, 10AM TO 5PM
Deborah will bring a table for literature; spread the word to come to the park.
An announcement will be posted to our email list.

Feb. 4th, Global Demonstrations Demand: “IRAN—NO WAR, NO SANCTIONS, NO
INTERVENTION, NO ASSASSINATIONS”
Deborah circulated a draft press release. She requested that our Working Group encourage
OWS to support the February 4th mass action to stop a war on Iran. Elaine will post a press
release to the list serve. We will contact the media committee. Our Working Group will
go to the General Assembly and present it as an action for all OWS groups. The mass action
on February 4th should be posted as a significant date on the OWS calendar. Write to
press@occupywallst.org for help with press release. There is also a media committee that can
help with flyers and artwork that can be contacted through the NYCGA website. Deborah will
write up copy for the Iran flyer and press release. She has coalition graphics that can be used
with the four demands, NO WAR, NO SANCTIONS, NO INTERVENTION, NO ASSASSINATIONS,
and the date and time. We will designate speakers for the February 4th event at our next
meeting.

COUNTER-RECRUITMENT ACTION, DATE CHANGED TO FEBRUARY 15th
Sub-committee discussed plan for action to prevent the recruitment of students into the
military at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMMC). The sub-committee will draft a
press release and notice for further outreach to other student groups, OWS groups, including
the OWS Spokes Council, the Direct Action Working Group, other Working Groups and the GA.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
JANUARY 27TH, STOP AND FRISK ACTION
Rally and Civil Disobedience action, 1PM, 149th St and 3rd Avenue, the Bronx against mass
incarcerations by police and police violations of civil liberties
See Facebook.com/stopmassincarcerationnetwork; stopmassincnet@gmail.com
Put this issue on next week’s agenda.

NEXT MEETING:
Tuesday, January 31st, 60 Wall St, 6:00 PM
Facilitator, Alice
(Process rule: Minute taker becomes facilitator at next meeting)

To join antiwar working group, send email to owsantiwar@gmail.com

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