Extended discussion of a contingency plan if forced out of the park. Consensus was that the tactical work group would be empowered to make the decision if necessary.
Extended discussion of the possibility of having police liaisons. Consensus was that we will not have representatives of this body going to police, but we will deal with police as they come to us, and tactical and security and legal will work together to handle this problem.
NYC GENERAL ASSEMBLY DAY 2
Meeting Date/Time: 9/18/2011 / 3pm EST
Location: Liberty Plaza
Working and thematic groups reported on their progress.
General announcements were made.
Discussion of assembly process.
The following items were decided:
We will stay in Liberty Plaza indefinitely
We will rename Zuccotti park to Liberty Plaza
We will maintain the space and will be responsible for its up keep
We will select working and thematic groups
Some Groups that have been suggested (and are active):
Working Groups: Security, Food, Legal, Tactical, Sanitation, Media, Internet
Thematic groups: nuclear power and the environment, Student education
NYC GENERAL ASSEMBLY DAY 1
Meeting Date/Time: 9/17/2011 / 7pm EST
Location: Liberty Plaza
After meeting in Zuccotti park there were mini break out assembly leading up to the main General Assembly.
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NYC General Assembly- Pre-Occupation
Stack taker: N/A ?
Time keeper: N/A?
Minute taker: Richard.
- Committee Report Backs
- Individual Report Backs
- Passed Proposals
National Lawyers Guild HOTLINE FOR ARRESTS September 17: 1(212)679-6018.
it was recommended to call them if you hear of an arrest or if you are arrested.
Send Legal Questions (What can I do legally and where?) to N.L.G. prior to September 17 same phone number.
starting Monday: 1(212)679-6018
Aim to protect protesters
Will attempt to coordinate representatives for those arrested
Legal to sleep on sidewalk with a few specific restrictions
If you are being arrested, try to tell people around you: Who you are; And that you are being arrested (which may be obvious)
Not obligated to speak to police. Within rights to wait for a lawyer (Miranda Rights & the Freedom of Speech [or not to speak])
N.L.G. Observers are being worked out, but spontaneity of September 17 is causing logistical problems
1.1.2 Misc. & stratified reports:
126.96.36.199 Something is going on:
325 Franklin Ave.,
Brooklyn, NY 11238
map, directions: http://bit.ly/n6uIqp
For further direction to get here, call: 646-641-4510
Coordination Contact: ?
188.8.131.52 Successful Manu Chow concert
184.108.40.206 outreach Civil Disobedience Training Tuesdays 6:30-8pm 16 Beaver
Coordination Contact: ?
1.1.3 FOOD COMMITTEE
Achieved $800+ in donations, could use way more
Need people to help deliver food to Wall Street and the people on
Needs people to help shop and dumpster dive for good, wasted food
Coordination Contact: CunderscoreG@gmail.com to see how you can help food committee
1.1.4 INTERNET COMMITTEE
Failed to produce a working website as of September 10th
Provided assurances website will be up by September 17th
1.1.5 MEDIA COMMITTEE
Live Streaming Workshop Monday 8:30pm
84 Havemeyer St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Coordination Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Indie media teams plan to be present
1.1.6 TACTICAL COMMITTEE
Legal fact sheet to be released within the week.
UPDATE: Legal Sheet Ready: http://bit.ly/qnSbfn
1.1.7 STUDENT COMMITTEE
NY Students Rising September 16, Friday 5:00pm
Hunter College (Get drunk?)
Coordination Contact: ???
1.2.1 Someone is gathering volunteers to help provide access to board & bathe logistical spaces for out-of-towners (click here to view the google doc)
1.2.2 Communications Committee Planning
If you want a part in keeping info flowing on September 17th contact email@example.com or the tactical committee,
now the Communications Committee Translations from English to other languages for outreach is important
220.127.116.11 Formation of thematic groups is important for developing bonds within NYCGA & for allowing more proposals to get passed in assemblies with less ideological or semantic debate.
Saying the phrase, “I formally propose” when proposing an item for consideration within the GA. Spain’s “Take the Square” movement wants a contact within the NYCGA to coordinate actions. NYCGA unsure which of having demands or no demands is more prudent.
Language introduced involving solutions instead of demands.
The New York City General Assembly (NYCGA) of September 17th be organized initially in one massive meeting with the purpose of:
providing essential points of information for simply conducting a general assembly providing help and information necessary for the NYCGA to split into smaller assemblies capable of facilitating their own fair, democratic process, if it were that a critical mass of people is reached within the initial assembly; with the knowledge that if these goals were to be impossible to achieve, a backup plan would be implemented.
The smaller GAs then formed would be offered the suggestion to frame the discussion of their proceedings under the following guidelines:
Begin with a discussion of problems that we as individuals, we as a community &/or we as a society are facing, will face, or have faced.
Then a discussion of vision for the future.
Finally, a discussion of what one may possibly feel are solutions to the problems that were discussed or otherwise.
Volunteer Facilitator teams begin by deciding on which process to use that allows a fair and diverse recognition of voices within the assembly they facilitate.
1.3.2 The next NYCGA meet at 3:00pm, making its next meeting:
September 17th, Saturday 3:00pm at Chase Manhattan Plaza.
Hold the initial, massive NYCGA for 30 minutes with the possibility to extend.
The NYCGA will have NO marshals, nor will any be recognized as such by the NYCGA, with any powers to make decisions on behalf of, or speak for, the NYCGA.
A statement was approved for distribution for NYCGA outreach. Read it here
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