Tweets for Fri, 14 Sep 2012

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Tweets now from the #S17 Affinity Group Spokes happening near the SI Ferry terminal. #OWS

Lisa is describing what we’re trying to do Monday- filling in details of action plan. #S17 #OWS

Lisa: “We have to be willing to take direct action” to assert our rights to our land and communities. #S17 #OWS

“We’ve got three days to keep integrating and building and learning and making sure we have enough ppl to do what needs done.” #S17 #OWS

The action framework was reviewed earlier- 4 zones around the Stock Exchange, themed by issue, and a CD “People’s Wall” in middle. #S17 #OWS

After the civil disobedience, we will break out into a distributed “99 revolutions” built on a small-group framework. #S17 #OWS

RT @TesselizaTC: You know it’s a real spokes council when @DiceyTroop starts livetweeting on @LibertySqGA (and the cops show up) #S17spo …

We’ve broken out into affinity groups and/or issue clusters to discuss this working plan for Monday morning. #S17

In our affinity groups – small groups of trust based on common goals or principles + deep knowledge – we are discussing our needs for #S17.

Christina: “That’s 15 minutes; if your spoke can come back to the middle and sit down in a circle, we can hear what you talked about.” #S17

[As you can see from the map I uploaded, we start at 7AM in different places depending on zone. Actions proceed from there.] #OWS #S17


Posted by & filed under Future Proposals.

Now that the spending freeze has been removed, we would like to conduct a straw poll to see if offering CT Butlers full course on Values Based Consensus is something that will help our community work together better.

If the straw poll is positive we would like to ask for consensus on paying $3000 for the course + $200 for recording it. And offering it to occupiers who are interested in operating by consensus.”


Posted by & filed under General Assembly Minutes, Minutes.

FA Team: Sean McK & Katherine F
Stack: Revolution
Vibe: Sparrow
Livestream: Michael
Minutes: Justin SD

GA Begun at 7:30 PM
Team Introduced & Consented upon
Sparrow steps up & replaces Michael (For Balanced Gender)
Direct Democracy Intro by Sean
Agenda Discussion
Call for $ WG Members in assembly
No Accounting WG Members at assembly
Discussion about inability to hear $ Proposals due to Spending Freeze Lifting Amendment from last week
Report Backs:
Occupy British Consulate reportback #assangenyc
Occupy the Pipeline Reportback & info on gas pipeline background.
#OccupyThePipeline Reportback on press & direct action in West Village.

Music Group Guitarmy #s13 #s15 #s16 & #s17 actions Reportbacks.
#S17 Planning Group Reportback. Monday training at Liberty Plaza 6PM.
Occupy All Streets report back on #OWS Public Access TV.
DNC Reportback from Stacey.
Labor Day march Reportback
Mention of occupiers stuck in Charlotte NC.
Act Up Town Hall meeting at Jusdon Church 6:30 PM re #S17 mass arrest
Occu Evolve report back. #S17 Occupy the subway action.
Governor Island #OWS saturday photo show up through end of sept
Hot & Crusty report back.

Rami proposes Emergency Proposal to lift requirement for this GA only
Discussion of Definition of Emergency Proposal Guidelines
PROPOSAL: Lift Accounting WG Member in attendance requirement for this evening’s proposal.
Clarifying Questions, Concerns. No friendly Amendments.
Test to move to consensus on Emergency Proposal

Wandering Zuccottii proposals being heard by Rami
Concerns being heard about #DNC & Wandering Zuccottiis
Discusses concerns for ID & bus tickets
Suggestion of adding $10 per occupier for food to proposal.
Friendly Amendments to Wandering Zuccottiis
Moving towards consensus on Wandering Zuccottii’s DNC rescue.
CQ’s, FA’s, No Blocks
PROPOSAL: To pay for 11 tickets for the NYC Occupiers who attended the DNV & RNC. In addition $20 for gas & $10 per person

Occupy the Pipeline proposal presentation by Lopi
Clarifying Questions on Occupy The Pipeline.
Explanation of tactics of Occupy the pipeline.
Clarifying question about outreach efforts & coalition building.
Clarifying question about reimbursement of funds already spent by Occupy the Pipeline.
Clarifying question about direct dialog with employees at Occupy The Pipeline.
Clarifying question on expansion of Occupy The Pipeline future.
Clarifying Question on reimbursement & autonomous action
Dicussion of other groups involved with Occupy The Pipeline.
Concerns regarding Occupy The Pipeline.
Concerns about future expenditures on Occupy The Pipeline.
Concern regarding limited funds & importance of Occupy The Pipeline.
Concern regarding mutual aid regarding Occupy The Pipeline.
60 Wall Street Closes at 9:30 PM group consents to move to Liberty Plaza & begin at 9:45 PM

#NYCGA Moves to Liberty Plaza sort of.
Across the street from park under overhang.
Discussion about sidewalk laws
Team mic checks & arranges people

Occupy The Pipeline Restates proposal
Test to move to consensus. Mostly Good Temp Check- moving to consensus

Concerns & Friendly Amendments
6 Blocks at First Call
Discussion of Blocks: Moral & Ethical Concerns
Discussion of group ability to remove blocks- They cannot
#POI: Assembly does not & cannot remove individual blocks
Explanation of Speaking to one’s block & potential FA that would lift
Several Blocks are spoken to & dropped as Occupy Pipeline explains details
Block regarding use of Spreadsheet & Security Culture
Long Discussion about Transparency
FA: Group will Post Expenditures on their blog, make available as spreadsheet & tweet weekly
FA: Promise of mutual aid to #OWS & #OccupyTrinity ? Monica
Occupy The Pipeline Restates proposal w FA’s:
Budget $1560.
1. To utilize OWS resources first such as Occucopy
2. To remove from the requested amount past expenditures. ($440)
3. To post a spread sheet of expenditures on the site
4. To use 100% recycled paper.
5. To pay forward everything we do in life
There was 1 stand aside and 0 blocks at the end
we had 100% consensus to be funded a budget of $1560


#S15 Direct Democracy & The Tools of Process of #NYCGA Proposal Presentation by Justin

Proposal: For the #NYCGA on #S15 at Liberty Plaza at 7 PM to be allowed to create non financial proposals to be consented upon the same evening suspending the 24 Hour proposal requirement.
Fac WG has the illusion of too much power, idea is to create proposals to have community consent formally on tools of Direct Democracy
Clarifying Questions: For just #S15 right? Answer: Yes
Test to move to consensus- Good
Clarifying Questions, None, Concerns None, FA’s None.


Trinity Sleeps Heart Project, Queering OWS & #S17 AG Meetings, Next GAs

Assembly ends


Posted by & filed under General Assembly Minutes, Minutes.

MINUTES 9/1/12

Location: Liberty Square

Time: 7 pm

Full facilitation team was in place, plus livestreamer and minutes taker


Working Group reportbacks

Establishing of Quorum for holding #NYCGA. Tabled.

End the #NYCGA spending freeze.
Three friendly amendments were accepted:

1) The NYCGA cannot hear financial proposals unless a member of Accounting is present and the current balance of the general fund has been presented. The NYCGA will not spend more than 20% of its total balance on any given night.

2) Non-consensus means of obtaining funds will not be honored – funds are accessible through prior consented budgets, the General Assembly, or the Spokes Council, only.

3) These protocols do not affect how the bail fund and general fund interacts (i.e., if the bail fund is emptied, the general fund becomes a backup bail fund – and no consensus is required to make a withdrawal, nor does the 20% restriction apply).

Consensus reached.

Financial & Accounting
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Tweets for Fri, 07 Sep 2012

Posted by & filed under Assemblies, Livetweets.

RT @TesselizaTC: #S17 AG spokes will be live streamed here: Tune in at 6p for Know Your Rights training! #OWS @Occu …

RT @TesselizaTC: Coming for #S17 from out of town? Plug into the plans remotely: register for the 6pm @InterOcc call here: …

RT @TesselizaTC: Plug into #S17 action planning at the AG spokescouncil tonite! 6pm, 55 Water St #OWS @occupywallst @occupywallstnyc @OW …

RT @TesselizaTC: Live minutes from the AG spokes here: #OWS #S17 @occupywallst @OccupyWallStNYC

Wandering NYC Zuccottis DNC Rescue

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Brothers and Sisters, we have forty Occupiers from NYC who are stuck in Charolette, NC. They have been in Charolette helping to define the protests against the DNC. Their impact has been instrumental in bringing massive media attention to the protests and to Occupy in general, and in helping to remind the world that Occupy Wall Street is very much alive and fighting against the Corporate takeover of our government and those within it on both sides who ostensibly are there to represent us.
They are figuring out sleeping accomodations for tonight and tomorrow, as the permit for Marshall Park, where the DNC encampnet was based, runs out today. Charolette has banned camping in the city, so it might be a challenge to look for sleeping accomodations for forty people, but we can have everyone back on Sunday if this GA releases:

$67 per person for 11 people + $20 for Gas.