reoccupation on Dec 17
Proposal: as visible outdoor space is very important on many levels for the movement here and around the world, subgroup asks for DA’s buy in (endorse and help carry out) on taking and holding such a space starting Dec 17. This could be 6th and Canal or another space.
Considerable work has already been done over the course of 2 months by the subgroup. Community agreement that would solve some of the problems of Liberty Square are well underway, as well as how to be sure that agreement is upheld. Daily negotiations are happening with Trinity. Other spaces are still on the table. Hunger strike is an autonomous action; hunger strikers have place indoors to sleep (at a church) and are receiving medical supervision.
Utilize our base by slowing down; this is too soon
this is moving away from wall street geographically
add history of space to proposal (i.e. Trinity Church got its vast land holdings as gift from king of England before US was even a country; land belongs to the people!
CONSENSUS with 3 stand-asides.
Open meeting about reoccupation 2:00 – 4:00 16 beaver st. 12/8/11 (Thursday)
to get ongoing info, text 23559 with message @d17re-occupy
Dec 12 West coast port shutdown solidarity action
Proposal: an action spokes
CONSENSUS for Friday, Dec 9, 5 to 7 pm. Agenda to be proposed next meeting, location search underway.
“Occupy DHHS”, 12/12 at 6pm in Bronx. Mostly a rally, bottom lined by nurses union
Proposal: DA endorsement (solidarity) and inclusion of info about it on flyers for the main D12 action.
Concern: D12 is centered on a specific concept, and this could muddy the narrative of the day
Friendly amendment: promotion of action will not be on flyers for the day’s main action
CONSENSUS as amended; event will be promoted separately.
Reportback on 2nd home defended: OWS people need to verify more clearly spontaneous requests for help, so as not to put our people at unnecessary risk.
Announcement/request: DA members go to E New York occupied house for work day starting at 11am. (Update by email: postponed due to negotiations happening today (Thursday, 12/8)
Proposal: change time of DA Sunday meeting to 5pm to 9pm, so as not to overlap POC caucus meeting time.
establishing our current meeting schedule was complex and intensive process, and we all agreed stable meeting times were crucial.
We don’t know if POC has discussed changing their Sunday time.
Tabled proposal for more info.
Tabled agenda items:
- intro to da
DA now has a working relationship with Brooklyn Free School
Tidal magazine covers occupation; submissions solicited
Tenting—let’s talk about it
Dec 8, 4pm Foley Square to City Hall march (missing info—sorry!)
Dec 10, 11am march & rally to protect right to vote (Bertha Lewis, stand4freedom.org). Meeting at 4pm, right after DA
Dec 19-23, Occupy Congress. Talk to organizer