#TweetBoat Meeting Minutes – 02/09/12

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TWEETBOAT MEETING – FEBRUARY 9TH 
AGENDA
• How do we vet someone? (@OccupieChicago)
• Adding Facebook?
• Analytics Report (Shawn)
• What to do about…. (Shawn)
• Tone of account
• Drinking Games (Emma)
  • New or old style retweets (refresh my memory, i know we have discussed it before) (Nick)
  • Process for raising permissions? (Nick)
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Before the meeting officialy began, we discovered that our feed was full of tweets that had not gone through the approval process. When Shawn checked this, he discovered that somehow the permissions in Hootsuite had been altered and everyone on the team had Basic permissions. This was obviously not correct. Justin has reset permissions and given “Advanced” permissions to himself only. He has also reset his Hootsuite password.
Shawn: ”Cari bought me a salad once but since that time, her points have run out.” But now her mass emails and her tone on the list are a massive distraction from messaging and a big problem. People have come to him and expressed concerns.
Nick: It is not approoriate to forward emails from other groups especially when they explicitly say not to be forwarded (like PR).
Justin: This is one of the few non-compromised list servs. But Cari’s presence does compromise the trust. *clarify: it did compromise it at one point I think
Lopi: She wants to argue about everything and makes it so I don’t want ot even come to meetings.
Dallas: I despise Cari and would like to never ever talk to her or see another email from her again. I don’t know what to make of her. Maybe she’s being paid, or maybe she just lacks social skills. I try to appreciate the good, but I don’t want that content on this list. I try not to make it personal, but the energy is quicksand. I don’t want to be swimming around in her combatitive nature. I don’t find it a positive influence.
Shawn: I also want to bring up the quality of the Tweets. I have made a report. I want to show it to you guys so we can examine the quality of the tweets.
Jake: She doesn’t get it and then gets very defensive. It makes the whole tone of the conversation very difficult.
Justin: We jumped right into politics, but we should introduce the new folks and ourselves. Not all meetings are this sad.
INTRODUCTIONS:
Who are you and what was the coolest thing that happened to you today?
Lopi: Today I hung out with my cat. It was great.
Shawn: Today I went on a cool action (#OccupythePEP). Lots of parents and students and outreach. They took the #OWS idea and ran with it without us having to do it for them.
Nick: I also went to the cool action. It was really awesome. We were guests. At one point, all students went into lobby and held a pseudo-GA. Massive police were there (about 105) making it pretty intimidating.
Emma: Today I saw Shawn and Justin on NY1.
Alice: We got SIS back! We’re not shut down! Yay!
Jack: Nothing exciting happened to me today. Getting ready to go to Terran.
Johanna: Saw the actual kitchen for the first time today.
Jake: I am taking minutes and the coolest thing that happened to me today was that it was my first day of getting back into the swing of things, it has been awhile since i have seen the OWS folks.
Dallas: I played with the new livestream mixing console. It was cool and free and has lots of cool features.
Dwayne: Watch the PEP action.
Justin: Had a great day, but exhausted. Today I felt like I did early in the occupation when we used to do car runs. I was excited to put the pedal to the metal instead of just the fingers to the keyboard.
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CARI MACHET
Justin: Let’s talk about what to do about one of our fellow TweetBoat crew memebrs who has been disruptive? There is not really an existing process to ask some to leave, since we’re open, but several people think there should be. Rather than come up with a process, I think we should just ask her to leave if it is the will of the group. It is tricky since Cari is not here, so she can’t speak for herself. Her permissions have already been demoted in the past, and the next step would be asking her to leave. Do we want to discuss this particular case? I’m less interested in generalities. Do people want to discuss and try for consensus?
– Very positive temp check
Any concenrs?
– No
Where do people stand? (10 minutes)
Lopi: Her presence creates a bad vibe. Im such a hippy<<– stop dwayne i am though, its my ethnicity
Nick: I do like Cari, but there are times when we all feel a conflict, but for the most part we all know the process to address our concerns. When Cari send emails, she doesn’t use the right process.
Jake: I agree with what nick said, in the recent weeks we have found our self with an understanding how this works, and we all have found our selves communicating. we have been backed into a corner where we are trying to find these polices with the issues cari has raised, we should have less policies and more trust with the way we work. Cari has some involvment with occupywallst, is this true?
Justin: occupywallst.org is an infinity group, cari has not been tweeting on that to my knowledge.
Shawn: Her tweets are just not very good. I agree with a lot of what has been said. I have called her out on list serv emails. Today she sent out an email about something but didn’t even tweet about it. All of her tweets are pasted below.
Lopi: The example tweet about Chris Hedges shows her bad energy and intention. she takes one word and uses it in a manipulative way to support her claims which are usually negatively framed.
Jake: PoI: we are livestreaming with over 100 viewers.
(Shawn gives a recap of what we’re talking about and why we’re taking it so seriously)
Emma: we have a list of rules and she doesnt follow them.
Justin: does anyone have anything to add
Jake: how do we tell her
Nick: she should know, or maybe we should wait until next week so we can give her a chance to speak.
Jake: we will know, how she feels, she will tell us for sure in email
Justin: minimize back and forth, a clean break. We should do it now and write to her, i am willing to do that It should be a consensus issue and we should legitimately weigh in.
Jack: She was unconstructive in the meeting on the phone.
Shawn:are there any concerns of how we do it
Nick: we should remove the person off the listserve and the text loop so that it doesnt get clogged up
Justin: We are at ten minutes can I get a temp check on removing her from tweetboat, we have two standasides (Johanna and Alice), who say “we dont know her” we have consensus
I will send her an email tomorrow and let her know and then give her an opportunity to respond to the group
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GROUP ON-BOARDING
Pop: What is process for adding people to the #TweetBoat?
Anybody can become a collaborator on Hootsuite by coming to meeting.
Should they get google group or text loop access too? Just by coming to a meeting?
Jake: I think all three should go hand-in-hand. We should get consensus for welcoming them abord.
Lopi: We should get rid of the “dead weight” on the Hootsuite list.
Justin: As a FA to Jake’s suggestion, it is a good idea to welcome them, but we should remain open so be pretty welcoming and invite people by default unless there are real concerns. Also, for outreach, social media workshops have been going well this week. There is some training needed, so we should be holding traings as much as possible. Core team should help host. We have had decent attendence.
Jake: I’d rather not add more things I have to do each week. Can we make the trainings part of the meetings? Maybe start them an hour earlier?
Shawn: I think we could do it.
Jack: Came to meeting expecting training, but did not get it at the last meeting although it was promised.
Justin: Don’t want to regiment it, but would like it to happen. It can be loose. It’s a really good onramp. Let’s try to keep the Google Group conversation really focused on creating tweets. Let’s try to stay away from gossip, drama, etc.
Jake: So, on-boarding process: When people come to their first meeting they can request to come aboard. Then the group comes to consensus on welcoming them aboard and they are thereby added to the Google Group, SMS loop, and Hootsuite
Lopi: It might feel a little strange that we have to consense on people coming aboard at their first meeting…
Shawn: It’s basically common sense
Anyone want to come aboard?
Jack: I’d like to come aboard, but I’ll be pretty removed and quiet for a while.
Nick: How about training videos? I’ll try to bottom-line this.
Jack: I teach sociology at the City University and I got into writing recently. I was going to write about OWS and the MSM but now I’m into OccupyMedia. I’m going to a conference to talk about it. While I wasn’t involved in the park, now I want to be more involved. I am writing a piece about the MSM and OccupyMedia communications. My principal point of analysis is that it has restored face-to-face communication. Then talking about peoples’ mic and consensus process, then talking about communication.  The communications I am a part of may be used in future papers, etc unless you tell me otherwise.
Justin: all internal communications are off the record. meeting tonight, not so.
Jack: Ok.
Lopi: I am a little concerned, now that you say that. It feels a little bit weird. Like being in a zoo.
Justin: This group, in doing messaging, is meant to be built of people who are active participants. How actively are you involved with working groups and activity within the movement? To become more of an active member in the #TweetBoat, become a more active member in the movement.
Jack: Up until now, I have not really be involved with other groups. I hand’t given it thought.
Justin: Maybe get involved with Think Tank? Or media?
Jake: Maybe we can table it for now. So that when you come back we can revisit it.
Successful  process
Alice: I got sucked into twitter
Justin: we used to say “I’ll buy you lunch if you tweet”
In zucotti there was a laptop open all the time,
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EDITORIAL:
Emma: Literally been fixing spelling
Lopi: Let’s promote local events and GAs
Shawn: Retweets. My personal feeling on the editorial side of RTing something is: either do a new-school style RT or add some content at first.
Dallas: More content first.
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At this point, Cari arrived at the meeting. We told her of the consensus reached earlier. She heard us, looked around, and left without comment.
After she left, the conversation continued.
Shawn: we function opennly and transparently. We take our choices seriously.
Lopi: I could tell she was really hurt there. That didn’t feel good to me. But we can’t take this on personally. She brought this on herself.
Shawn: Should we write a letter to her?
Jake: I don’t think we need to write a letter. We have minutes and past emails.
Nick: a lot of things lead to this.
Lopi: this is a little dangerous. Who knows how she’ll frame this.
Justin: I will call her tomorrow and give her an opportinity to write to the group. I will do that follow up. Let’s be sensitive. This is serious. This peoples’ commitment to this movement.
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Nick: Process for raising permissions?
Collabs are promoted upon request by consensus of the group.
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TONE OF ACCOUNT/NON-VIOLENCE
Justin: Let’s do an activity.
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ANALYTICS REPORT
Shawn has emailed out report.
Web
Feb 9, 2012 at 5:36 AM
#OccupyMythBusting We are chefs, we are lawyers, we are dog walkers, we are doctors, we are students – we have jobs & we work.
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Jan 26, 2012 at 1:20 AM
MT @monaeltahawy Proud 2 march w u RT @amiraelahl Just saw the great @monaeltahawy at #mostafamahmoud march despite her 2 broken arms #Jan25
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Feb 9, 2012 at 6:27 AM
How a seedpod led to $400,000 bail and eight felony charges http://ow.ly/8XKtQ #OccupyOakland #oo v @oo_media @occupycarlisle
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Feb 4, 2012 at 1:15 AM
Frontline: Rules Of Enagagment – US massacre in Haditha, Iraq http://watch.thirteen.org/video/1082076175
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Feb 7, 2012 at 4:54 AM
Chris Hedges when he was calling for riot’s in Greece http://ow.ly/8ULjX
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Jan 26, 2012 at 3:11 PM
Don’t Let #Occupy Be Occupied: 6 Ways 2 Fight Institutionalization bit.ly/ytaw7K #OWS
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Feb 3, 2012 at 3:57 PM
The Declaration of the Occupation of New York City http://ow.ly/8RcpS #OWS
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Jan 26, 2012 at 3:50 PM
The barricaded Bull guarded 24/7 since #Sep17 - http://ow.ly/8Hd93 Arthur Piccolo files a complaint w/ Dist. Attorney 4 misuse by #NYPD
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Feb 4, 2012 at 6:28 PM
Let’s celebrate! – The Susan G. Komen Foundation got its butt kicked by women – it’s a new world! http://ow.ly/8SmIV
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Feb 9, 2012 at 6:39 AM
Heather Holmes of @KTVU just called Quan drunk. #OO was “the pink elephant in the room tonight at city hall.” v @occupydisabled @marymad
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Feb 3, 2012 at 8:46 AM
#NYPD seems crazy to not let their Finest sport the company logo off duty? http://ow.ly/8Qzwz @NYPDNEWS @SBANYPD
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Feb 9, 2012 at 6:55 AM
Anyone else have an axe to grind with #Halliburton? If you’re in SoCal or know of resources, let us know! v @occupyventura #fracking #OWS
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Feb 8, 2012 at 1:47 PM
Tonight Joshua Rubenstein + Michael Scammell 21st-century interpretation of revolutionary figure Leon Trotsky http://bit.ly/wAnaAW v @92Y
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Feb 9, 2012 at 7:21 AM
Our prayers and thoughts belong to our brothers fighting and dying for freedom #Egypt #Syria #Anonymous v @lulzpirate
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Feb 7, 2012 at 7:41 AM
The next issue the indignados plan to fight: the privatisation of water at the World Water Forum. http://ow.ly/8UQwP v @RevolutionWill
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Jan 27, 2012 at 8:20 AM
RT @3beee: “@lilianwagdy: two huge marches from heliopolis and nasr city met in salah salem the no is around 30000 #jan25”
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Feb 3, 2012 at 3:14 AM
Mujeres Luchando, Al Mundo Transformando Int’l. Women’s Day Celebration w/ “indignadas” fr El Barrio, #OWS http://ow.ly/8QvYZ
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Jan 27, 2012 at 8:30 AM
MT @3arabawy: There are mass marches everywhere. Long live #Jan25
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Jan 27, 2012 at 8:40 AM
RT @ajstream: One year after #Egypt’s uprising #AJStream speaks to @MagedMGabra & @Gsquare86 #Jan25 http://ow.ly/8HSe8
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Jan 27, 2012 at 9:15 AM
MT @sultanalqassemi: protests in Cairo wed had the dedication of pilgrims in Mecca mixed w/ the festive spirit of a Rio carnival #Jan25
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Jan 27, 2012 at 9:20 AM
RT @janiecestaton: Oh no! @twitter says going 2 start censoring tweets in certain countries @womensissues @ACLU http://ow.ly/8I8sE
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Jan 27, 2012 at 9:30 AM
RT @darthandrus: @YourAnonNews “You can resist the invasion by an army, but you can’t resit the invasion of ideas.”- Victor Hugo
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Jan 27, 2012 at 11:30 AM
Lobbying Disclosures Reveal IN Gov Mitch Daniels Used State Dollars 2 Lobby 4 #Keystone XL Pipeline http://ow.ly/8I8NI @naomiklein @350
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Feb 8, 2012 at 1:29 PM
People of #Horan ask Bashar Al-Assad to start shelling them and leave #Homs alone. http://ow.ly/8WAZ7 v @tweets4peace @NoonArabia #Syria
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Jan 27, 2012 at 2:35 PM
RT @yaelnc: Detailed Schedule of the Occupy Oakland Rise Up Festival this weekend at our new Social Center http://shar.es/ffjuo #occupysf
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Feb 4, 2012 at 6:50 PM
Police tagging livestreamers at McPherson #occupydc w/ orange armbands. http://fb.me/1jlKCEURu | @GlobaRevLive @occupello via @occupyhburg
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Feb 3, 2012 at 8:35 PM
Bill Moyers and moral psychologist Jonathan Haidt talk about the psychological underpinnings of our contentious culture http://ow.ly/8RCHV
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Feb 9, 2012 at 7:28 AM
Livestream: Homs #Syria – Bread, Freedom, Social Justice http://bambuser.com/v/2353349
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Jan 27, 2012 at 4:55 PM
The Nation’s #OccupyUSA blog for Friday #J27, with frequent updates http://ow.ly/8IIfA
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Feb 8, 2012 at 12:34 PM
@BrittenChaz is walking across America with other Occupiers. http://ow.ly/8Wxew #solidarity
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Feb 9, 2012 at 8:19 AM
Teenager Mohammed Ibrahim Yacoub’s death proves #Bahrain #revolution is ongoing http://buswk.co/AtcRH7 v @BW | @AzadareHussain1
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Feb 9, 2012 at 8:34 AM
Julian Assange: The Rolling Stone Interview http://ow.ly/8XPmz v @RollingStone @stealthbull
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Jan 27, 2012 at 7:30 PM
RT @ianinegypt: Thousands in #Tahrir square and growing. #Egypt http://pic.twitter.com/NP4TG0b8
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Feb 6, 2012 at 7:55 AM
Toma la plaza #spanishrevolution noticias http://tomalaplaza.net/
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Feb 4, 2012 at 7:19 PM
Small demo for Syria in Tahrir by Syrians.. Just a short while ago http://yfrog.us/nvqn9z #syria #Egypt v @TamerLokman @dima_khatib:
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Jan 27, 2012 at 7:45 PM
Adbusters Tactical Briefing #25 May Showdown in Chicago for G8 + NATO http://ow.ly/8IItS
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Feb 8, 2012 at 9:54 PM
Solutions!! Elizabeth Perez, a U.S. Navy Vet whose co @GCGreenVets1 puts #vets to work http://bit.ly/xHUvUl v @dylanratigan #CleanTech
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Feb 4, 2012 at 9:55 PM
Occupy The Courts – A Conversation with Lawrence Lessig and Chris Hedges http://youtu.be/WLFPN-XFGk0
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Jan 27, 2012 at 8:10 PM
Some of the billionaires at @OccupyDavos do want to talk about income inequality http://ow.ly/8Ihds #WEF
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Jan 27, 2012 at 8:20 PM
@BillMoyers http://billmoyers.com/ Great show this week on financial debacle – economic justice #OWS mentions? But of course!
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Jan 27, 2012 at 9:35 PM
Occupy protesters speak out with song at NY foreclosure auction http://on.wsj.com/wOgCPo via @WSJ #o4o #ows #occupyhomes
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Feb 4, 2012 at 9:55 PM
#MiddleEast Syrians storm embassies after uprising’s worst violence: http://bit.ly/zMhhxj #WorldrEvolution via @revolution_info
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Jan 27, 2012 at 9:40 PM
Hey tweeps! Check out @OccupyJakarta in Indonesia http://ow.ly/i/qPkS This IS a #global movement!!
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Jan 27, 2012 at 10:10 PM
7 CEOs pulling in outsized paychecks-economists are worried -”Occupiers” are hitting the streets. http://ow.ly/8J4Xe #ows #economicjustice
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Jan 27, 2012 at 10:15 PM
RT @AP: Taxpayers still owed $133 billion from financial bailout; some gone forever, watchdog says: http://apne.ws/ACwRtp
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Feb 4, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Video from #Syria last night: http://ow.ly/8SnWd
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Feb 7, 2012 at 7:29 AM
Livestream shelling in Baba Omer district of Homs, #Syria. http://ow.ly/8UQ9I
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Jan 27, 2012 at 11:15 PM
Wisconsin – Scott #Walker Staffers Arrested – Reince Priebus Now Involved #corruption #recall http://ow.ly/8II4m
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Jan 28, 2012 at 7:13 AM
#Anonymous hacked doc’s reveal law enforcement spied on #Occupy + Shared Info w/ Private Intelligence Co, STRATFOR http://ow.ly/8JpzM
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Jan 28, 2012 at 7:16 AM
RT @the99percenters: In solidarity, will not be tweeting on Twitter for Saturday…28 Jan. http://whatstrending.com/2012/01/twitte……
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Jan 28, 2012 at 7:19 AM
Video: http://ow.ly/8JpEX Eve Ensler (Vagina Monologues) in Liberty Park N6 #OWS “Ambiguous Upsparkles” This is our camp <3
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Jan 28, 2012 at 8:00 AM
Fitch Downgrades Spain, Belgium, Cyprus, Italy and Slovenia. #economicJustice #IMF #WorldBank http://ow.ly/8JpKB
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Feb 9, 2012 at 8:49 AM
Join us at @occupytownsq this Saturday! Flyers at #60wall: http://ow.ly/i/rZfq v @sawb3 @OccupyWallSt
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Feb 7, 2012 at 5:03 AM
“…if you’re not pissing somebody off, you’re not doing enough to change the world.” Sara Robinson http://ow.ly/8ULzW
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Feb 8, 2012 at 9:32 PM
“No more tolerance — no more apathy — and no more mediation.” http://ow.ly/8XleI
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Jan 28, 2012 at 11:25 AM
Twitter Commits Social Suicide – Forbes http://onforb.es/wQijn3 #twitterblackout
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Jan 28, 2012 at 1:00 PM
How the US Justice Department legally hacked my Twitter account | Birgitta Jónsdóttir http://gu.com/p/33aqz/tw via @guardian
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Jan 28, 2012 at 2:00 PM
2 new apps help activists share video & stay anonymous #OWS http://ow.ly/8JpGH
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Feb 8, 2012 at 12:58 PM
The solution to #GlobalWarming is producing energy from wind, water and sunlight, says Prof. Mark Jacobson http://aje.me/y8L3ZL v @ajenglish
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Jan 28, 2012 at 3:00 PM
Inside Apple’s hidden factories, finally. #labor #economicJustice http://ow.ly/8JpH4
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Jan 28, 2012 at 4:15 PM
check out the Mosireen media collective in #tahrir http://ow.ly/8JpD8 @globalrevlive
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Jan 28, 2012 at 9:05 PM
“Solidarity is not a word, it is how we live.” -Greek steelworkers on 3 month strike. (via @disorderisti) http://ow.ly/8JsAR
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Feb 7, 2012 at 7:09 AM
Live stream from Homs, Syria, which is being shelled now: http://ow.ly/8UPAg via @EatingMyPeaz
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Feb 7, 2012 at 6:59 AM
Big list of the Super PAC’s – Thank you Supreme Court for voting for Citizen United – no true citizen is united by it. http://ow.ly/8UP7e
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Feb 7, 2012 at 5:58 AM
Avaaz.org raising money for victims of mass killing in #Syria v http://ow.ly/8UNnp v @OccupyWallSt
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Feb 9, 2012 at 11:41 AM
New #Anonymous message to #Greece @AnonOpGreece #OWS http://ow.ly/8XWIy v @owsar
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Feb 7, 2012 at 5:34 AM
RT @ggreenwald: RT @BillMoyers: The Democrats Who Unleashed Wall Street and Got Away With It: http://bit.ly/y5KHtF @Robert_Scheer
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Feb 5, 2012 at 11:00 PM
.@OccFortCollins has a new website. Check it out at http://occupyfortcollins.org http://on.fb.me/zniYjB via @occupy_usa
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Feb 8, 2012 at 12:41 PM
Call to prayer, gunfire, and the #Syrian skyline of Homs http://ow.ly/8WxLK
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Feb 5, 2012 at 3:45 PM
“City Of Berkeley Plans To Pull $300M Out Of Wells Fargo” by Beth Buczynski Care2 http://ow.ly/8SO4A #MoveYourMoney
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Feb 7, 2012 at 5:21 AM
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” #MLK http://ow.ly/8UM9g
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Feb 5, 2012 at 4:15 AM
At least 416 killed in Syria over last 24 hours. Need blood supply for the injured – type O. http://bit.ly/x0zVqY via @samikishawi
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Feb 5, 2012 at 12:15 AM
Quan’s “non violent” action will be protected by thugs who’ve nearly killed two protesters in the past: via @hyphy_republic
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Feb 5, 2012 at 1:05 AM
The Declaration of the Occupation of New York City. #OWS http://ow.ly/8SnD1 #weareyourallies #occupyeverywhere
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Feb 5, 2012 at 1:20 AM
RT @justseeds: Artists Envision #Immigration Justice http://shar.es/fYMLv @Wordstrike #ethnicstudies #occupyart @OccupyDesign @meloniusfunk
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Feb 5, 2012 at 2:00 AM
#SpringfieldMO Mic Check! Solidarity Actions happening across the world “We Want Freedom” http://on.fb.me/yqUova #usrevolution v @occupy_usa
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Feb 5, 2012 at 3:25 AM
America’s Truck Drivers Shut Down Port of Seattle to Expose Dangers of the Job http://bit.ly/y2qsWg - via @PugetSoundSage
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