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RT @snailtrailism: 「目的は“前へ進むこと”であって“完璧さ”ではない。」ズコッティ公園ゼネラルアセンブリの発言より@LibertySqGA
19:25 pm
Hey fam! Starting tonight's General Assembly in Liberty Square. Follow here and then @LibertySqGA2 and @LibertySqGA3, as needed. #nycga #ows
19:27 pm
Stairs (facilitators) are introducing Zack, from Daytona Beach, who's traveling around occupations collecting stories and support #nycga
19:28 pm
Zack brings us flags made by occupations to let us know we have their support! #nycga #ows http://t.co/2a7A38b3
19:28 pm
Zack tells a story by Matt in Orlando. "Occupy is not aimless, as our detractors often insist, but rather its goal can be reduced..."
19:28 pm
Cont'd: "...to one simple word: equality." Notes that we narrow complex things to buzzwords, like freedom. #nycga #ows
19:28 pm
"If freedom is to ever really exist, then let's start talking about equality," Matt finishes. #nycga #ows
19:29 pm
David, also from Orlando: "I'm not here to antagonize or disrespect our brothers and sisters in the PD. We want them to join us..."
19:29 pm
Cont'd: "..in solidarity. I'm here to rid the world of corruption and to stop corporations and unjust laws, for the world + my family."
19:30 pm
Phobe, NC: "Hear me and injustice and oppression will go into hiding in a dark clear frozen alley. No more will we fear lack of food..."
19:30 pm
Cont'd: "...and suffering." Sean, NC: "Tonight I sit in the City Council meeting where we petition for our 1st Amendment rights." #nycga
19:31 pm
Sean tells of speaking the pledge of allegiance before the meeting and getting chills at "justice for all"- do we know what that looks like?
19:32 pm
Zack says his organization is planning a day of action and they plan to ride skateboards from Florida to New York! #nycga #ows
19:33 pm
Zack is from Operation Occupation, for the record. He thanks us! We thank him and all those whose words and flags he shared #nycga #ows
19:33 pm
Next, working group reportbacks! Minutes! "We need some help; we're looking for people who can type at intermediate or advanced level..."
19:33 pm
Cont'd: "...to do what Rabina's doing right now, capture words verbatim!" minutes@nycga.net if you can help. #nycga #ows
19:34 pm
That's it for working group reportbacks tonight, so we're moving onto the first proposal for the day. #nycga #ows
19:34 pm
Kelly from Mobile Occupation! She recently returned from @NYCmarch2DC! #nycga #ows
19:34 pm
Kelly: "Hey everybody! We were on the march that left 11/9 from here to DC. We were on the road a couple weeks. I've only seen the park..."
19:35 pm
Cont'd: "...a couple times since I've been back, so I'm still in shock. But the march was great, we had GAs at various places, they gave..."
19:35 pm
Cont'd: "...us cash donations; one night 40 of us spent in a big house. Occupy Philly, Occupy Baltimore, Occupy Trenton, other places."
19:35 pm
Cont'd: "The reason we're here right now is we're part of Mobile Occupation," including the green bus tour proposal. #nycga #ows
19:36 pm
Cont'd: "But we're more from the walking, Occupy the Highway part." Folks continued from DC to Atlanta Georgia! #nycga #ows
19:36 pm
Cont'd: "They've had little publicity and little funds because they planned this march in a couple of days; they're crazy! But dedicated."
19:37 pm
Cont'd: "They emailed the proposal to me; it's a request for some funds." "9 people who participated in @NYCmarch2DC are on another march."
19:37 pm
Cont'd: "This march began 12/1 from the MLK monument; we'll march 12 miles a day for 45 days to arrive in ATL in mid-January." #nycga
19:37 pm
Cont'd: "Our arrival date is not exact, as daily schedules are always subject to change due to health and safety concerns." #nycga #ows
19:38 pm
Cont'd: They'll stop at various places, and train folks in how to hold GAs and participate in non-violent protest. #nycga #ows
19:38 pm
Cont'd: "Mobile occupations should be the next step; they attract attention to #occupy while allowing us to reach out in person." #nycga
19:39 pm
Cont'd: "They demonstrate the determination and perseverance of #occupy and are a mobile version of the community we want to create."
19:39 pm
Cont'd: "Our 9 marchers need money for food." Didn't have the publicity of @NYCmarch2DC, "not as many online followers." #nycga #ows
19:39 pm
Cont'd: "We've collected $50 so far. Understanding stability of #OWS has been compromised, only requesting enough for a short-term..."
19:40 pm
Cont'd: "...solution until more publicity is gained." They also have $500 leftover from @NYCmarch2dc. #nycga #ows
19:41 pm
Stairs makes sure everyone understood/heard the proposal and opening CQ stack. #nycga #ows
19:41 pm
CQ: "Are they going to be asking for that extra $2000 later?" A: "I think they plan on getting that from fundraising." Already more folks..
19:42 pm
Cont'd: ...than when letter was written. CQ: "In 12 days, we'll have the solstice. The days will get longer; that's our sign of hope."
19:42 pm
Cont'd: "We have to save as much money as we can; we have long days ahead of us. We need to spend the least we can and make the best..."
19:42 pm
Cont'd: "...most of it. And when Spring is coming, we'll be back w/ a vengeance!" Stefan agrees, but notes it's not a CQ. #nycga #ows
19:43 pm
CQ: "Is the $500 part of the $1000 left over?" A: "It was left over from the WePay", someone notes it's not from the GA. "We did get $3000..
19:43 pm
Cont'd: "...from GA, all the accounting is on a wordpress site, I think there's like $112 already earmarked for something already bought"
19:44 pm
CQ: "Will this $ coming thru help it to be promoted better than last time?" A: "The $ is, right now it's just a little bit just for food...
19:44 pm
Cont'd: "...I'm not sure how that's going to be -- they just need to talk to the media, I guess." Kelly: "Yeah, and it's a little less..."
19:44 pm
Cont'd: "...than the @NYCmarch2DC because we planned that for a few weeks and they left in like 2 days." #nycga #ows
19:45 pm
Kelly notes it's for overhead, in case something happens; "They'll be on road for 45 days so there's plenty of time for media to catch on."
19:45 pm
Stairs notes no more CQs; closing stack and opening stack for concerns about the proposal. No concerns! FAs? Nope. #nycga #ows
19:46 pm
Stairs: "I'd like to move on to the process of testing for consensus." He's going to introduce stand-asides, which is new to GA. #nycga #ows
19:46 pm
Standasides: "I don't really like this idea; I'm not going to block this." Allows for a variety of ideas. Counted and reported in minutes.
19:47 pm
Stairs: "With that in mind, I'd like to say, are there any standasides about proposal at hand?" There's 2. "Do we have any blocks?" #nycga
19:47 pm
Stefan clarifies "a block is a vry serious moral or ethical concern b/c you think this would compromise movement at large, and you'd leave."
19:47 pm
There are no blocks. But we'll invite those who stood aside to voice their concerns. #nycga #ows
19:48 pm
Standaside 1: "I'm standing aside b/c I haven't been to many of these, but I'm concerned w/ preparation, might be good to organize media.."
19:48 pm
Cont'd: "...as well as towns you're going to visit before you start." Standaside 2 is similar, notes would maybe have raised more. #nycga
19:49 pm
Next, we have an emergency proposal from Medical Clinic. An emergency proposal has a previously unknowable external deadline. #nycga #ows
19:50 pm
Essentially, we have to consense that this proposal meets the definition of an emergency proposal as previously described first. #nycga
19:50 pm
Paulie from the Medical Clinic: "We separated from the Street Medics b/c they're a more basic level of first-responder care..." #nycga #ows
19:51 pm
Cont'd: "...and the Medical Clinic is a higher level of care," dealing w/ doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics, etc. #nycga #ows
19:51 pm
Cont'd: "We've run into kind of an issue; I'm not really familiar with the process so I didn't realize I needed to submit 24hrs in advance."
19:52 pm
Cont'd: "We need to do an emergency budget; we have many patients trying to get us to help w/ their medications." Folks recognize him in...
19:52 pm
Cont'd: ...in the subway and ask him if they can get help filling scripts. "When we split from the Street Medics we had to pay a few debts."
19:53 pm
Cont'd: "Also, comfort is supporting the clinic, helping us get laundry done to avoid scabies and other scares." #nycga #ows
19:53 pm
Medical clinic will also be having nurses screen folks before they enter churches that are hosting homeless occupiers. #nycga #ows
19:53 pm
Cont'd: "We need to do this now or it may lead to more expensive situations." Proposal is for $800. Apologizes for nt doing process right.
19:54 pm
Stairs taking straw poll on whether it's an e-proposal. "It looks like we want to hear this as an emrgncy proposal." Opening CQ stack #nycga
19:54 pm
CQ: "Can you tell me exactly what that's money for?" A: "Yeah, we're in the process of doing 3 major things: getting 4 mobile clinics..."
19:55 pm
Cont'd: "...set up, which will cost about $200 each, but we just want to get 1 or 2 in coming days to go to churches. Consist of medical..."
19:55 pm
Cont'd: "...supplies that are needed and also will be staffed w/ nurses and doctors." Can be taken in cab or car. Also will support...
19:55 pm
Cont'd: ...demonstrations, they'll put them in strategic locations. "The second big thing is we're starting a medical observation team.."
19:56 pm
Cont'd: "...similar to legal observer teams from NLG; they wear orange hats and when there's police brutality it'll be documented by a Dr.."
19:56 pm
Cont'd: "...which'll give any civil suits more clout," trying to take heat off NLG who are very busy protecting protesters. #nycga #ows
19:57 pm
Cont'd: "The other thing is jail support; when you get out of jail, you want to see people that support you." Will have clinic there. #nycga
19:57 pm
Stairs: "Any more CQs?" No. Closing stack, opening concerns stack. #nycga #ows
19:57 pm
Concern: "You're talking about this being an emergency budget to tide you over for 2 days, and then next time you'll foresee..."
19:58 pm
Cont'd: "...your budgetary needs, and know the process a bit better, will give the 24-hour lead time?" #nycga #ows
19:58 pm
A: "We just sent real budget to facilitation, who just explained how you do it -- will get real budget together soon, this is just til then"
19:59 pm
Stairs asks if there are any more concerns -- no! Any friendly amendments? No FAs! Any standasides? No! Temp check? "Great!" #nycga #ows
19:59 pm
Stairs: "Are there any blocks on this proposal? I'm not seeing any blocks..." One last temp check- "Great! It looks like we've reached..."
19:59 pm
Cont'd: "...consensus, and medical clinic has their money!" MedClinic notes folks who they gave meds to before raid should find them.#nycga
20:00 pm
Stairs: "We'd previously been under the impression that visions and goals would do a breakout group," but they're not here! #nycga #ows
20:01 pm
So, that's it for the agenda, moving onto announcements. "Let's keep them precise and brief; if anyone has an announcement, now's the time!"
20:01 pm
First announcement: Phil, "I've been travelling around some of the northern occupys. I want to tell you about a big DA that..."
20:01 pm
Cont'd: "...@OccupyNH have planned; they'll create a series of DAs around the Presidential primaries! They want ppl to be involved..."
20:02 pm
Cont'd: "...around the nation." Please visit the @OccupyNH website fr more info! "This is a vitally important issue, thank you." #nycga #ows
20:02 pm
Kelly: "I forgot to mention in the proposal, it'd be cool to send them a care package, if you have buttons, a letter, a copy of the OWSJ..."
20:03 pm
Cont'd: "...socks, you know." She'll be around 60 Wall tomorrow, come find her! #nycga #ows
20:03 pm
Ellen: "I wanted to bring up the issue of fracking, hydraulic fracturing for gas." Reminds us they need to get more public comments to...
20:04 pm
Cont'd: ...department of environmental protection. Action Saturday at Waldorf at 3 and 5, where Gov of PA will be there! #nycga #ows
20:04 pm
Cont'd: "Please stay connected w/ this issue, it's the air and the water and life!" #nycga #ows
20:05 pm
Kelly notes that you can follow the marchers to Atlanta at Walkupy.org or @Walkupy! #nycga #ows
20:05 pm
Someone notes that @Occupy_Boston is under eviction threat tonight! Yes! All eyes on @Occupy_Boston! #nycga #ows
20:05 pm
Oh look it's @shawncarrie! "Law and Order are shooting a Zuccotti Park eviction scene in Foley Square!" #nycga #ows
20:06 pm
Cont'd: "We just heard this at DA and we were like, well, we're gonna go occupy that shit!" #nycga #ows
20:06 pm
Cont'd: He says they have a bunch of tents and signs. "Who's better at being us than us?" #nycga #ows
20:07 pm
Apparently the storyline has to do with a CEO of a company they're protesting being responsible for a rape. Classic L&O or weird metaphor?
20:07 pm
Stairs: "We'd like to close the GA! Thanks everybody for being really efficient and getting it done. Thanks!" #nycga #ows
20:08 pm
Stairs notes that OccupyFarms was going to make a proposal, but there was some contention, they meet at Sunday at 5.
20:08 pm
"Some back information, about a week or two ago we inherited a 56 acre farm!" They're leaving Friday supposedly but we don't know.
20:09 pm
"Thanks for coming! The GA is important!" [Say woooord. Thanks for reading fam, catch y'all on the flip. -@diceytroop] #nycga #ows
20:16 pm
Stairs is our shorthand for facilitation ;) (& stack is the order of speakers) RT @indigojourney: @LibertySqGA is stairs the same as stack?
23:39 pm
RT @OccupyWallSt: Light, camera, ACTION! Everybody head to Foley Square. Bring yr headshots and make yrself at home! See you at midnite! ...
23:40 pm
RT @OccupyWallSt: Light, camera, ACTION! Everybody head to Foley Square. Bring yr headshots and make yrself at home! See you at midnite! ...
23:40 pm
RT @OccupyWallSt: Light, camera, ACTION! Everybody head to Foley Square. Bring yr headshots and make yrself at home! See you at midnite! ...
23:40 pm
RT @OccupyWallSt: Light, camera, ACTION! Everybody head to Foley Square. Bring yr headshots and make yrself at home! See you at midnite! ...
23:44 pm
RT @NYC_GA: Casting Call! Come down to #FoleySquare in costume as Occupiers. Bring headshots and resumes. Midnite. We have a park to tak ...
23:44 pm
RT @NYC_GA: Casting Call! Come down to #FoleySquare in costume as Occupiers. Bring headshots and resumes. Midnite. We have a park to tak ...
23:44 pm
RT @JoshHarkinson: "They've delivered us this perfectly wrapped Xmas present with a bow on top.They rebuilt our camp. How could we not g ...
23:59 pm
RT @OWS_Tactical: Commence operation. All converge at Foley Square at midnight sharp. #reoccupy #d9 #OWS