Tweets for Wed, 13 Jun 2012

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Time for the Wednesday #ReportbackAssembly! Here we go. #OWS

Ravi, from #OWS Project List – “We’ve got about 500 entries; we’ll be fundraising for our print edition.” Newsletter team needs ppl to…

Cont’d: …help with content. Email at newsletter@occupywallstreet.net. #OWS

Stan is bigging-up the silent Stop Stop and Frisk March, Sunday at 3pm at 110th and 5th Ave. #OWS

Occupy Town Squares is doing a popup on Staten Island Saturday, “we should still use some skillshares and tables.” OccupyTownSquare@gmail.

#PropagandaSubgroupOfTheEducationAndDebtAssembly “just met here for the first time and generated strong ideas for messaging…” #OWS

Cont’d: “…around the ideas of “strike debt,” which has a lot of support in this group.” Will come up with ideas, possible Declaration. #OWS

Billy: “Not this Sunday, but next Sunday, Gay Pride parade — #OWS are officially in it. We’ll get staging times next Monday; there’s a..”

Cont’d: “..Occupy Facebook page about it.” Will be huge receptive audience, biggest pride on planet. Theme is “Show Me the Love.” #OWS

Cont’d: “We’ll be highlighting trans issues, trans equality, and will picket bad sponsors and fuck up HRC, the assimilationist assholes.”

Cont’d: “That said, we want as many people as possible to come; we’ll do it old school with cardboard signs.” Will bring art supplies. #OWS

Cont’d: “The more ppl come, the better.” Occupy Gay Pride! “PULSE (drummers) will be there,” ACT/UP will support us logistically too. #OWS

Cont’d: “Pride’s a corporatized event, but we’re not going to let sponsors or assimilationists forget ppl still struggle, die for equality.”

Search for OccuPride on Facebook for the Occupy Pride info. #OWS

TechOps: “Among the issues we’ve been dealing w/, the http://t.co/m7wHHO3V events calendar- we’re revamping it, looking for participation..

Cont’d: “…from the community to help develop a better tool.” RE: Newsletter, they feel specific messages are better than roundups. #OWS

Cont’d: “The problem for those of us sending out those emails is listening and figuring out what those focuses are.” “As someone who tries..

Cont’d: “…to follow what’s really important for the movement in order to message about it — it doesn’t work with 48hrs notice.” #OWS

Cont’d: “In order to message properly, you need 2 or 3 days’ notice.” So, folks planning actions, please have a sense of what timescale is.

TechOps, cont’d: Anyone who wants to use their CRM and communication tools, just ask. “We’ll do anything we can do.” #OWS

Devin from TechOps jumps in: “We have a lot of tools that would be better with more people.” Anyone who has any technical ability… #OWS

Cont’d: …”is really useful to us.” Training, Wiki maintenance, WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, any skills you have are useful. Join Tech Ops!

Devin: “We need more people, we need more people, we need more ppl.” Also inform them of autonomous tech projects. Let’s collaborate! #OWS

Also, there’s a lot of info act TechOps at http://t.co/5AB1RWuB. One last thing from TechOps, the #NatGat! We need more planning. #OWS

Also, http://t.co/uWdUziyf is up for business! Go to wiki or email info@occupywallstreet.net to join the project. #OWS

Next, Jack is “starting a tutoring project to create a physical or maybe mental tutoring center space.” Get in touch with him somehow. #OWS

Amin also lifts up call for people to come from out of town on #BlackMonday, need to figure out housing and space, will be ongoing. #OWS

Amin also notes that Tidal has translated the second issue into Español and is looking for ways to get it published. #OWS

RE: elections, Amin notes tht folks have floated idea of a community dialogue about how to message around the elections. Look for that. #OWS

Occupy University will have a free university aft. of June 23rd in Bed Stuy w/ “Bed Study”- calling for ppl to bring classes/discussions!

Occupy University will also be at Governor’s Island from July 21 to Sept 23rd! A “Library of Immediacy,” every Sat and Sunday. #OWS

OK, that wraps our report back for today. Join us in Washington Square Park for tonight’s edition of the NYC #Casseroles march! 8:30pm! #OWS

Tweets for Wed, 30 May 2012

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We’re in Liberty Square, where the weekly #OWS Roundtable Reportback is about to start! Follow here for tweets! #OWSRR

“Mic check! Now it’s time for roundtable reportbacks! Let’s circle up right here!” #OWSRR

“Let’s make this really short so we can go bang pots and pans in #solidarity with #Montreal!” (8pm, every night, Wash Sq Pk!) #OWSRR

Haywood: “Trials have started! We need court support!” http://t.co/OzXzhhuB has a schedule! come help! #OWSRR

Cont’d: “Also, if you have court fines, the NYCGA will pay for them – some folks haven’t been paying fines if they don’t have money.” #OWSRR

Cont’d: “That’s bad! Don’t do that!” We’ll pay the court fees. #OWSRR

Brooke: “If any of you are interested in learning about Occupy Manifest, which is a training we’ve been doing w/ about 40 #OWS ppl…”

Cont’d: “We’ll be starting a new series in July.” A series of 3 3-weekend retreats, leadership training. #OWSRR

Cont’d: “There’s an application process, because it’s a lot of work to commit to, but it’s also a lot of fun!” #OWSRR

Cont’d: “You can go to http://t.co/fBeMyBEj to find the information about it.” Lots of folks here went to first round. #OWSRR

Hambone is next. “Who’s heard about the stop the fracking occupation that’s been happening in PA this week?” #OWSRR

Cont’d: “32 families are being kicked out of their trailer park outside Wilksbury Friday morning.” Water company that will supply… #OWSRR

Cont’d: …water for fracking are kicking them out. “The families have said ‘we’re not leaving’ and reached out to us for support.” #OWSRR

Ppl will be heading to help out tomorrow night, to fight these destructive resource extraction techniques & the subordination of human need.

They’ll go until friday night. Hambone asks again: “Now who’s thinking of going? YEAH!” Talk to Hambone if you want to come. #OWSRR

Next: “Who likes farms? Who likes food, first of all? If you like food, you like farms & don’t even know it.” #OccupyFarms is “going great!”

#OccupyFarms also needs a van. “If you or anyone you know has a large vehicle, we’ll take it off your hands — for free!” #OWSRR

Evan is also at an #OccupyFarms farm in Sheffield, MA, and invites folks to come join. “Waterfalls, farming, ponds, a place to stay!” #OWSRR

Next: “Occupy University, we moved our meeting times to 5:30 here so we can be here for this!” Occupy Algebra, Horizontal Pedagogy… #OWSRR

Cont’d: …and other classes will be happening. They’ll also keep working with Occupy Town Square’s pop-up occupations. #OWSRR

Next, Ravi from Project List: “Project list! Yay!” Grab a copy of the list; submit new projects by end of week to get in next ed. #OWSRR

Next, Tammy! “We’re here in NY, and there are people all over the country doing things like this, & we’re gathering in Philly 6/30 to 7/4.”

That’s the #NationalGathering or #NatGat- 5 days of skillshares, networking, organizing, brought to you by @Interocc. June 30-July 4. #OWSRR

Sam: “On the 4th of this coming month, the #FtheBanks crew will be going to an Obama fundraiser in Times Square!” #OWSRR

Cont’d: “We’ll be calling out fact that people working to investigate banks say they are being deprived resources needed to do their job.”

Cont’d: “They’re raising a bunch of money for the next election, but not doing anything to address the economic crisis.” #OWSRR

Cont’d: “That’s June 4th at the New Amsterdam theatre.” #OWSRR

Next: On father’s day, there’ll be a #StopStopAndFrisk march — 3pm, 110th St between 5th and Lenox. #OWSRR

Next, Earth Summit WG: “We’ve been working with Occupy Climate out of London and a # of other international occupations to put…” #OWSRR

Cont’d: “…together what we’re calling the Rio+20 petition.” That’s a huge international summit happening next month on environmental issues.

Cont’d: “There’s a website that’s been established — http://t.co/ICyQhvEM; http://t.co/rW6Tkqlx is a learning center and will be a…” #OWSRR

Cont’d: “…social community around creating awareness of the earth summit,” which is about creating a green economy – their vision is… #OWSRR

Cont’d: …significantly different from our vision of a green economy. “And finally, our work group received formal recognition from the UN…”

Cont’d: “…last week; we’re special participants. Not sure what that means but #OWS has been recognized by the #UN.” #OWSRR

Drew, TechOps: “We’ll be revamping the events calendar to make it actually useful, which means we’re going to wipe it clear for the…” #OWSRR

Cont’d: “…most part. So, keep an eye on your inbox on http://t.co/m7wHHO3V — we’ll make it clear what’s going on.” #OWSRR

Cont’d: “OccupyWallStreet.net is producing content, and wants to have an open meeting at 7pm, Tuesday, 33 Flatbush.” Bring content ideas!

Cont’d: “Or you can send submissions to submissions@occupywallstreet.net.” The media archive is in beta right now, to catalogue all our…

Cont’d: …video and such. The NLG is apparently using it right now, & they’re “loving it” according to Drew. Email archive@nycga.net. #OWSRR

Matt’s working group, the “paranoia advocacy group” (ha ha), is organizing a protest of the Bilderberg group — http://t.co/z4WjqNEi. #OWSRR

“This is being planned by a group of people who have been focused on the 1% of the 1% for years.” Meeting in Chantilly, Virginia. #OWSRR

“They’ll be there for the next 4 days planning who’ll be the next President, who will be the next chairman of JP Morgan + the SEC…” #OWSRR

“It’s going to be a blitzkrieg, and those of us who have never experienced crazy bull horning or chasing down the CEO of Google like…”

Cont’d: “…I did last year in Switzerland, you’ll have a great time.” “I can’t tell you how fun it is to get in the faces of these evil ppl.”

Jared from End Corporate Personhood / Get Money out of Politics, part of Politics and Electoral Reform, is next… #OWSRR

They’re having a free screening on the 4th — email getmoneyoutofpoliticsnyc@gmail for more info. Also they’re petitioning Cuomo to get…

Cont’d: “…at least some kind of public financing in this state.” http://t.co/WSbOLTIT for more from them. #OWSRR

.@blogdiva notes that “Yo Soy 132″ is a protest movement that is happening in #Mexico now, kind of like #manifencoursNYC.

Think Tank has got all of their archived discussions and transcripts online, and are shifting towards research lk other think tanks… #OWSRR

#OccupyTheSEC let us know they’re calling for the SEC to prosecute Jamie Dimon under Sarbanes-Oxley and to refer him to the DOJ. #OWSRR

#OccupytheSEC is having an action Wednesday, June 6th, to support that call for action against Dimon. 5:30 in #LibertySquare. #OWSRR

Some folks are leaving for the 8pm #manifencours solidarity march in Washington Square Park! #OWSRR

Tweets for Wed, 23 May 2012

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#OWS Reportback roundtable now starting at Liberty Square! Follow here for livetweets.

Christina first! “There’s a group of people who’ve been working w/ the Transforming Conflict Lab, which began as a grievance process…”

Cont’d: “And they’re holding a teach-in on restorative justice, Friday, June 1, 6-9pm, at the Commons on Atlantic Ave b/w Hoty and Bond.”

Cont’d: “So, please come” if you’re interested in working on building a restorative justice process for use w/in our communities. #OWS

Mark asks that folks indicate who they’re spoking for, so people can get plugged in.

Next, Tammy for @interocc. They’ll have mtg re: new tools, the National Gathering (6/30 – 7/4), & Occupy caravan. 6:30, tmrw, 388 Atlantic.

Also, June 5th, Judson, 8pm, folks are coming to talk about coordinating re: the DNC. And, working towards child care… #OWS

They’re working on a google list for who can provide / who needs childcare. Talk to Tammy! #OWS

Next, Hambone w/ the #FightBofA crew. “We’re working on a new strategic plan, new platform, after having kicked ass in Charlotte a…”

Cont’d: “…few weeks ago. We’ll roll out some new political targets; will soon go after Organizing for America, Obama’s campaign apparatus.

They went to AG Schneiderman’s office to inquire about ongoing investigations of Wall Street, found, surprise, there’s none.

They’ll also do an action where they bring $1 to Obama fundraisers, but earmark it for investigations of Wall Street. #OWS

Next, Vision and Goals. “We brought one vision statement to the GA; it didn’t reach consensus. After that, we went to GA again, and asked..”

Cont’d: “…the GA what kind of world” they’d see, if they could go into a time machine and see the end of the movement. #OWS

They worked to consense upon a new version, but since the GA isn’t meeting, they’re focusing on “enhancing the intellectual dialogue…”

Cont’d: “…around the ideas we have in this second vision statement.” Starting with interrogating “basic human needs,” meeting Tuesday…

Cont’d: …Thursday, and Saturday at 5:30. “We’ll be envisioning an ideal world that’s at harmony with spirit of this mvmnt.” #OWS

Next, Caroline with a group called “meet the 99.” “The idea of the group is to give different working groups and groups organizing…”

Cont’d: …access to researching tools, to understand their audience better. Will be “introducing people to research methods they can use..”

Cont’d: “…for communication” and organizing tool. It’s June 20th at 666 Broadway, at Indy Kids’ spot. Hopefully just the first. #OWS

Cont’d: “We’ll be promoting it and asking groups to RSVP, so it can be tailored” to participating groups’ needs. They’re trying to get…

Cont’d: …a website off the ground. “We’re the Messaging Research Laboratory.” Want to adapt marketing concepts to use of #Occupy. #OWS

Cont’d: “Finally, tomorrow, we’re having a content-planning meeting, where we’ll plan structure of and activities in workshop.”

Cont’d: They hope that conversation will make sure that it fits into the needs and philosophy of occupy. Tomorrow, 7pm, Yippy Cafe.

Next, Earth Summit Working Group, working to prepare for Rio UN conference on environment. Rio + 20, 20 year follow up on UN Earth Summit.

Cont’d: “It’s a very important conference globally; been talking to Occupy Climate, a London-based group, & other international occupiers..”

Cont’d: “…to put together a Rio statement.” There’s a 10-point statement; it’s being discussed in London and once consensed on will go..

Cont’d: …to other occupations. http://t.co/cfKPAxLm. Also, http://t.co/Ny0sJCTo. #OWS

Cont’d: During the week of June 18th, they’ll have activities, especially near the UN plaza. #OWS

Devin, Tech! “OccupyWallStreet.net is alive and ready to serve the community! We need content — want to make movement look awesome.”

So, he wants to “work with groups, find out about work they’re doing, get it out there, make it look good.” If you want to talk about it…

Cont’d: …email info@occupywallstreet.net. Also, http://t.co/jeXNcWjq has great open source tools for the movement. Need help maintaining.

They also have a mailing list system available; newsletters aren’t the easiest to build, he says, but the system exists. #OWS

If you’re interested, email devin@nycga.net;he’ll help you build a form for your newsletter email. Bring TechOps problems to solve! #OWS

Cont’d: “We’d like the community to demand more general tech support from us.” That’s TechOps.

Leah, OccupyFarms! “We have ~10 farms in the network; it’s ever-growing!” Want to do 2d, 2mnths, etc, work on a farm? http://t.co/b0UBfGW4.

Cont’d: “It’s warm outside; let’s get out of the city and start growing our own food” for the revolution! #OWS

Sean for Direct Action — “SDS — not the student movement from the ’60s — the Summer Disobedience School starts this Sat, Bryant Pk, noon.

Cont’d: “It’s going to be a place where people are empowered to bring actions,” learn about DA, get involved. #OWS

SDS will be focused on planning for Black Monday, September 17th, 2012. #OWS

And Tonight, 8pm, in Washington Square Park, there’s #manifencours solidarity march. #OWS

Lena, from MetroOccupied! “We are a daily rag newspaper, as another method of talking to New Yorkers and the world!” First issue was about..

Cont’d: …taxes, released tax day, 5,000 copies distributed at subways. Next focuses on “law and disorder”, 10,000 copy run. #OWS

Cont’d: “The content is shaping up to be really fantastic. We need help fundraising — if we can’t get it printed, we can’t get it out!”

Cont’d: Also, talk to Lena or email metroccupied@gmail if you can help hand them out! #OWS

Next, Mel, Safer Spaces. “We meet every Sunday, 5-7pm, Union Square. Find us on FB, http://t.co/OzXzhhuB.” Also: http://t.co/szHp2WBw

They’re also working on a Take Back the Night event, to recognize radical organizations who do transformative support for sex workers….

Cont’d: …victims of sexual violence. #OWS

Next, Outreach — they’re doing outreach on subways, handing out flyers, holding down info table in Union Square. #OWS

Cont’d: “I’m also working on a calendar that’s a little more comprehensive than http://t.co/OzXzhhuB” – i.e., PROP event tonight. #OWS

Cont’d: “People need to know about” that sort of thing, “so I’m just trying to make that happen,” and working to get students involved.

Next: For first time ever, international monitoring organization came to US b/c of concerns about suppression of Occupy. #OWS

Cont’d: They went to Chicago, and now are in New York — open forum is Friday, 16 Beaver, 4pm to hear from them and discuss #repression.

That group was OSCE — Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe — and get ahold of aaronb@riseup.net for more info. #OWS

White Hat’s been working to provide projection capabilities to actions or events — “We can project video and text,” are mobile. #OWS

Cont’d: “Also, we’d like to coordinate with media and direct action about the content” that will be displayed on the projector. #OWS

For more on the projection project: whitehatoccupywallst@yahoo.com. #OWS

Next, Christine from Accounting, reporting back aobut the bail fund. “We’ve gotten through May Day and now Chicago with >$50k in bail fund.”

Cont’d: “It’s available” when needed; court costs are eligible to be covered– please make sure you pay them to avoid warrants. #OWS

Cont’d: “We do still have about $30k in general fund, but no #GA, so not spending it.” If we someday “magically get a decision-making…”

Cont’d: “…body back, great — if not, will not be spent on anything but bail.” Exceptions: the Ppl’s Library was promised funding…

Cont’d: …for their suit against the city. Also, TechOps’ server costs. “Other than that, Gen Fund not being used.” #OWS

CQ: “What about print costs?” A: “There’s no ongoing budget; we did have $ allocated for May Day printing in last GA, but…”

Cont’d: “…other than that, people have been fundraising.” But “other than that we don’t have a specific budget.” #OWS

Ravi, from #OWS Project List — working on issue #3. Want to get better at including groups planning and doing direct action.

Cont’d: Email them at projects@occupywallstreet.net, get your project listed and get people involved! #OWS

Shane, from the Press team: “If you’re planning actions, doing stuff and want to coordinate with press, email: press@occupywallst.org.” #OWS

Cont’d: There’s also a blog, press@nycga.net with info about how to submit info, but “getting us involved early is great.” #OWS

Tasha, Orientation: “We have been meeting to help people who have been more involved with Occupy.” Moving forward, will be holding mtgs at..

Cont’d: …events — Saturday at SDS, and at Occupy Town Squares. “We want to take people who want to be plugged in and connect thm to you.”

Cont’d: “We work a lot with the project list and newsletters, but if there’s a contact person for your group, we’d love to talk.”

Next, Occupy Museums, dedicated to calling out the “corporatization of art and culture.” Going to Berlin for an event, will plan actions…

Cont’d: …call out “cultural imperialisms at places lk Deutsche Bank Guggenheim.” Also, petition vst Sotheby’s at http://t.co/3TnsaAdW.

Next, Immigrant Working Justice. “We just learned that secure communities has kicked in in NYS.” Can’t avoid it any longer. #OWS

Cont’d: “This means ppl processed in jail” will hv their immigration status checked, may face deportation. Consider intrsctn w/ Stop/Frisk.

Next, Environmental Solidarity just learned that the SPECTRA pipeline was approved, to run gas thru West Village. Will regroup, get louder.

Also, Environmental Solidarity pretty well outnumbered pro-nuke people at meeting in Tarrytown recently. so fighting frakking, nukes. #OWS

http://t.co/iqbwLVsk just finished busing people to and from Chicago, working on Occupy the Inauguration. Want to help w/ Black Monday. #OWS

Next, Diane, Political Action. “Right now we’re coordinating for transportation to the RNC in Tampa, Aug 27-31st, and DNC, Sept 1-6.”

May also help rent van for National Gathering, June 31st. Look for her and talk! #OWS

Occupy Town Square. “We had 2 in month of April; we helped support CityWide Assembly in Central Park.” Next: outer boroughs. #OWS

Cont’d: “The next one will probably be Staten Island.” Then Queens. “Look for that in the coming weeks.” #OWS

RT @HelloFrances: @LibertySqGA Don’t know if anyone from @OWSLibrary is there but we’re holding a press conference at 11AM tom to announ …

Tweets for Mon, 21 May 2012

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RT @TesselizaTC: unclear on details, but there are apparently 100s of #CPD at @99Solidarity convergence center. buses being held up, arr …

RT @TesselizaTC: …they wont be allowed to leave the state. ill keep yall posted as more info comes in. @occupywallstnyc @occupychicago …

RT @TesselizaTC: let’s not panic yet nothing is confirmed. all i know for sure is that there are tons of cops and the buses were suppose …