12:18 pm
RT @OWScom: TONIGHT: ARTS + CULTURE EVENT: Candle light vigil at Liberty Plaza, 9pm. The candles are badass works of art. #ows
17:36 pm
RT @NEREphotography: Badass Candle Light Vigil Tonight, Christmas Eve #LibertyPlaza 9pm Mourn our park and our rights; light to a brigh ...
19:29 pm
Hi fam! Liberty Square GA is starting nowish! Follow here and at @LibertySqGA2, @LibertySqGA3, and @LibertySquareGA4! #nycga #ows
19:30 pm
First up tonight, the Unsettling Occupation! "This Thursday, December 29th, we want to gather for a commemoration of the masscre..." #nycga
19:31 pm
Cont'd: "...at Wounded Knee." Wish to open dialogue with Native Americans and recognize the post-colonial struggles we all face. #nycga #ows
19:31 pm
"We have 2 activists and educators who are joining us from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, where the unemployment rate.."
19:32 pm
Cont'd: "...is approximately 85 to 90%. We're also lucky to be working with an organization in New York and will be featuring an activist.."
19:32 pm
Cont'd: "...and our friend named Fire Horse and an 81-year-old activist performance artist named Gloria who's going to blow yr mind."
19:33 pm
Cont'd: "The event will take place Thursday at Irondale in Brooklyn, which is accessible by lots of trains." #nycga #ows
19:33 pm
Cont'd: "We're going to have an important conversation about the meaning of 'occupation' and how we can be more just in our attitude..."
19:34 pm
Cont'd: "...and our love and our action." So tonight, they're asking for funding: $2687. "If it's OK, I can read the breakdown." #nycga #ows
19:34 pm
Breakdown: $1,107 for flight from Rapid City to NY for Jake Little, "a nationally-recognized American Indian activist w/o own funds..."
19:35 pm
Cont'd: "...we're asking for another $130 to hook him up with a Metrocard, plus a ticket to Jersey, where he's staying w/ Chris Hedges."
19:35 pm
"We're asking for $500 to use the space at Irondale; it's a big discount only covering electricity and cleanup staff." #nycga #ows
19:36 pm
"$400 for art materials for Gloria, $50 for Gloria to get here, plus $500 for candles and art materials so we can gather together here..."
19:36 pm
Cont'd: "...to remember the loss of lives at Wounded Knee and to make a commitment at #OWS to support ongoing native struggles..." #nycga
19:37 pm
Cont'd: "...and for natives and non-natives to come together as allies to love each other and fight together." #nycga #ows
19:38 pm
OK, that's the proposal. CQ stack now open. Justin's CQ: "What WG is presenting this and what does this WG do on a regular basis.." #nycga
19:38 pm
Cont'd: "...to achieve the goals of this proposal?" A: "This is coming from the Direct Action WG and it's the beginning of a relationship.."
19:39 pm
Cont'd: "...between a DA subgroup and this NYC organization called Amerinda (sp?) which will yield small and large actions in 2012."#nycga
19:40 pm
Justin is confused still. "This sounds like something from Indigenous Working Group." Says he's unsure of spending $ to bring ppl when...
19:40 pm
Cont'd: ..we're not in the Park. A: "We think it's important to start thinking of occupation in many, many different ways, b/c occupying..."
19:40 pm
Cont'd: "...physical spaces is considered violent by many who live on land already occupied by force." #nycga #ows
19:41 pm
"This is important at a time when our movement is redefining ourselves beyond literal spaces." #nycga #ows
19:41 pm
RE: "Jake Little, we feel this is an important step in connecting #OWS here w/ other #occupy movements across country and to start a.."
19:42 pm
Cont'd: "...dialogue about how we can be more radical about occupation and how to reach ppl who feel occupying spaces is violent to them..."
19:42 pm
Cont'd: "...because we're not addressing these issues of colonialism." #nycga #ows
19:42 pm
Justin says he supports the proposal, but his questions haven't been answered. They'll speak afterwards. #nycga #ows
19:43 pm
CQ: "Have you looked for any sponsors or had any fundraisers?" A: "No, we've not had much time to put this together." Trying to time it...
19:44 pm
Cont'd: ...in coalition w/ Janice Richards' presence on this date." CQ: "What's the capacity at Irondale?" A: "300-350." #nycga #ows
19:45 pm
CQ: "Why have you waited until this date, and why not ask Arts and Culture to access their art supplies/budget?" #nycga #ows
19:45 pm
A: "We were planning this for a couple of weeks; there were a few variables and didn't think we could present it until they were definite."
19:46 pm
A cont'd: "The plane has already been bought by a very generous support w/ credit card debt who would like to be reimbursed for the ticket."
19:46 pm
CQ: "Maybe you should have consulted the GA before you purchased the ticket?" A: "Yes." #nycga #ows
19:47 pm
CQ: "What's the time-sensitivity, why does this have to be Thursday?" A: "It's the 122nd anniversary of Wounded Knee."#nycga #ows
19:47 pm
CQ: "What kind of promotion/advertising have you done up until this point?" A: "We've gotten word out on Amerinda's website and the radio...
19:48 pm
Cont'd: "...show of [two of the activists] who will continue promoting it." And they've reached out to #OWS websites and they have... #nycga
19:48 pm
Cont'd: ...promotional materials ready to go. Trish is next... she asks which stack we're on. #nycga #ows
19:49 pm
Trish's CQ: "Have you reached out to our American Indian Solidarity group? Networked, touched base, gotten feedback?" #nycga #ows
19:50 pm
A: "We didn't know that group existed." Joseph from that group will speak. #nycga #ows
19:50 pm
Joseph: "This is a solemn assembly, a memorial, in respect towards our ancestors, and we should keep it as such and dignified." #nycga
19:51 pm
Cont'd: "So we shouldn't hv personality contests abt who's doing what or whatever. So let's continue on and do this and fortify this mvmnt."
19:51 pm
Joseph: "Let's just do it, man. That's it." [Sparkle that. -Ed.] #nycga #ows
19:51 pm
RT @hockymickle: @LibertySqGA Amerinda=American Indian Artists, Inc. http://t.co/E5tpPlVv
19:51 pm
@hockymickle thank you!
19:52 pm
First concern, now. "I'm concerned this event is too hasty. We have indigenous ppl here that weren't contacted. Also I think that the..."
19:53 pm
Cont'd: "...topic is really specific. I think we have current structures in place against the same ppl who faced dignities at Wounded.."
19:53 pm
Cont'd: "..Knee but are currently in a different context." Great idea, bt in future, "consider parallel events from the past & the current."
19:54 pm
A: "We agree, and in the future we'll do other events that connect parallel experiences b/w different ppl, past and present." #nycga #ows
19:54 pm
Nan's Concern: "I think if #OWS doesn't support this movement, it'd be a wrong thing to do. The Native Americans, whatever tribes they..."
19:55 pm
Cont'd: "...came from, this is their land. We walk on their land and are eating their food. Our ancestors killed them. Supporting this..."
19:55 pm
Cont'd: "...is a way of saying we're in solidarity." Concerned about anyone who would try to "[eff] this up." #nycga #ows
19:57 pm
Next, friendly amendments. FA: "Contact arts and cultures to get needed supplies; what they don't have them, you can purchase." #nycga #ows
19:57 pm
Cont'd: "Also, I'm wondering if you can amend your proposal so OccupyTheatre can do a 10 minute piece on parallel experiences of ppl."#nycga
19:58 pm
A: "We accept the Arts and Culture proposal and commit to returning money not spent. Second part, don't feel I can answer right now b/c..."
19:58 pm
Cont'd: "..this event has happened in collaboration w/ all of those involved on the program, so I can't speak for them and would have to..."
19:58 pm
Cont'd: "..ask all of them how they feel about having another performance on the program, and I'm happy to do that." #nycga #ows
20:00 pm
Nan's FA: "My friendly amendment is this: I would like for some kind of a card where ppl sign, write their thoughts, as occupiers..." #nycga
20:00 pm
Cont'd: "...to say 'thank you, we appreciate your history', 'we are walking with you.'" #nycga #ows
20:00 pm
.@shawncarrie's FA: "W/ all due respect, I lived on Pine Ridge Reservation for a month and having experienced that, I feel that ppl there.."
20:01 pm
Cont'd: "...would not appreciate that type of gesture. It's patronizing." "So, don't do the card." #nycga #ows
20:02 pm
Proposer's FA: "Let's make a card for participants coming from Pine Ridge, in keeping w/ what Shawn said about not addressing everyone at.."
20:02 pm
Cont'd: "...Pine Ridge, because it would be patronizing, but we cn thank our friends from Pine Ridge tht we do know personally." #nycga #ows
20:02 pm
Reviewing: "So, we propose a gathering on 12/29, the 121st Anniversary of the Massacre at Wounded Knee." #nycga #ows
20:03 pm
Cont'd: "The goals of the event are to listen to native voices. By listening, #OWS can move to a radical unsettling of #occupation in..."
20:03 pm
Cont'd: "...vision and in action and build a movement that is more inclusive, expansive, loving, and just." #nycga #ows
20:03 pm
Cont'd: "We want to ask how #OWS can be more just and to organize from the margins of power and not from the center." #nycga #ows
20:04 pm
Cont'd: "It will also start a reciprocal relationship b/w #OWS and Amerinda activists." Will share info w/ marginalized communities. #nycga
20:05 pm
Cont'd: They'll talk to A&C to see what art supplies they can get for free, and then also they'll have a card "where all occupiers cn sign..
20:06 pm
Cont'd: "..and express their feelings to our friends from Pine Ridge." OK, temp-checking the proposal. Looks good -- any blocks? #nycga #ows
20:06 pm
No blocks! "We hope to see you all on 12/29 at 5:30 at Irondale if anyone wants to talk to me or Demelza (sp?) we'll be here." #nycga #ows
20:08 pm
OK, next proposal: to prohibit WGs from meeting during GA and Spokescouncil. #nycga #ows
20:09 pm
"GA is the heart of our movement, as is Spokescouncil. We have left 100s of ppl at 60 Wall during GA and Spokes." #nycga #ows
20:09 pm
"The proposal is to prohibit working groups from holding meetings during GA and Spokescouncil b/c these are our directly democratic..."
20:09 pm
Cont'd: "...processes and if ppl aren't here, they're not participating. We need all the participation we can get." #nycga #ows
20:11 pm
Stairs opening stack on CQ. Dave's CQ: "What WG are you from, if any? And how would you enforce this proposal?" #nycga #ows
20:11 pm
A: "I'm part of many working groups, but I'm bringing this as an individual. I plan to enforce it thru the GA." #nycga #ows
20:12 pm
CQ: "I think participation in the assemblies we've created is really important. W/o it, we can't get anything done." #nycga #ows
20:12 pm
Cont'd: "I also think it's important to workshop proposals like these w/ the ppl affected. What kind of workshopping was done?" #nycga
20:13 pm
A: "Great ?; I personally haven't done much, but NYCGA Council Working Group has gone to WGs to request they not meet during these times."
20:13 pm
Trish's CQ: "Jason, your proposal, if passed, means no WG meetings would go past 7pm." #nycga #ows
20:14 pm
Sparrow's CQ: "Have you considered the possibility that prohibition is a very violent word and perhaps an alternative terminology that.."
20:14 pm
Cont'd: "...that wasn't compulsory could be used in its stead?" A: "I used the word because it was compulsory." #nycga #ows
20:15 pm
CQ: "Since you guys want to do this, what about Kitchen, that feeds ppl during evening around 6:30 or 7? How do you enforce that?" #nycga
20:15 pm
A: "I think Kitchen's pretty reasonable. They're here tonight, at the GA! So if you want to eat, come to GA!" #nycga #ows
20:16 pm
CQ: "Since prohibition is going to be a part of the terminology of this proposal, have you considered that every group is autonomous and.."
20:16 pm
Cont'd: "...can send a rep to the meetings while they're having their meetings or doing their business?" #nycga #ows
20:16 pm
A: "It crossed my mind, but at the same time, I would like to have more than a rep. I think we as a movement need all we can get, hence we..
20:17 pm
Cont'd: "..want everyone out here." Trish's POI: "I've reached out to kitchen; we're working at serving hot meals at 60 Wall before 5 so.."
20:17 pm
Cont'd: "..we can attend GA. If not possible, we'll have pizza!" #nycga #ows
20:19 pm
Nan: "I think this is a great thing, b/c we do need participation." But some meetings start late, so some groups are prolly not gonna do it.
20:20 pm
OK, that's it for CQs. Concerns now. 1st: "Under the current system, that would mean we could never meet after 7, and most ppl have jobs.."
20:20 pm
Cont'd: "..before 7. Perhaps we could have a system where we enforce this rule only part of the days." #nycga #ows
20:20 pm
A: "That sounds more like a FA -- I have a job, and I need to get off work to get here. I do my best; not always on time to meetings b/c.."
20:21 pm
Cont'd: "...I have to come from work.So I feel that, but at the same time, the movement has to keep moving." #nycga #ows
20:21 pm
Justin's POI: "When we designed this in the beginning, plan was on the wknds, folks not full-time could participate Sat and Sun." #nycga
20:22 pm
Next C: "Groups need time to change their meetings. I didn't hear anything about a grace period, so that's my concern." #nycga #ows
20:22 pm
A: "We could amend it to begin this the 2nd week in January." #nycga #ows
20:23 pm
Justin's C: "There are many ppl who participate in this mvmnt who think the GA is dysfunctional due to disruptors." #nycga #ows
20:23 pm
Cont'd: "...this would exclude those ppl because after 7 is a large period of time. Secondly, would violate WG autonomy." #nycga #ows
20:23 pm
A: "That is a great point. Working groups are autonomous, but I feel if they were truly down w/ the mvmnt, they'd be out here." #nycga #ows
20:24 pm
Cont'd: "I also feel that if we had more people here, there'd be less disruptions." #nycga #ows
20:24 pm
John's C: "I'd like to reiterate that I think the concern this brother has is really important: participation. W/o it, we can't get..."
20:25 pm
Cont'd: "...anything done. I also feel concern just raised: an erosion of autonomy. Ppl need to be able to have choice where they want..."
20:25 pm
Cont'd: "...to be. So, w/ this principle in mind of being able to make yr own choices, I'm concerned this kind of proposal is babying ppl."
20:25 pm
Justin: "My biggest thing is that we marginalize thru design. This proposal is trying to change that." #nycga #ows
20:26 pm
Trish: "I understood this proposal was not focused on working groups not meeting. The proposal is focused on working groups not meeting..."
20:26 pm
Cont'd: "...after 7:00 on nights of GA and Spokes. The WG doesn't have to attend; individuals who would be at meetings would be..."
20:27 pm
Cont'd: "...at the GA if there weren't meetings. GA is the heart of the movement." Hundreds are at 60 Wall. #nycga #ows
20:27 pm
A: "In 2012, we are going to start having GAs on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at the same time as Spokes. This will resolve..."
20:29 pm
RT @Dwayne_wins: going live from Liberty Square GA on http://t.co/vqr9GOlN in a moment #ows
20:30 pm
Cont'd: "...a lot of the concerns about meeting times." (Trish: "Nobody knows what he's talking about.") #nycga #ows
20:30 pm
My concern: "What Sparrow said. Let's ask ppl to focus on coming to GA rather than trying to force people to come." #nycga #ows
20:31 pm
OK, Friendly Amendments. Trish: "FA that this proposal addresses the GA rather than Spokes. B/c the GA is the heart of the movement..."
20:32 pm
Cont'd: "...proposals are brought to the General Assemblies." #nycga #ows
20:32 pm
A: "The FA that this only apply to the GA and not Spokescouncil -- I accept that." #nycga #ows
20:33 pm
FA: "That this proposal apply to GAs on Tues, Thurs, Saturday, until schedule changes." So, not on Sunday. #nycga #ows
20:34 pm
That FA was accepted. Yoni's FA: "On Sat and Sun, ppl have the whole day open, so they should be here at the GA. But on wkdays, a little..."
20:34 pm
Cont'd: "...more difficult." So, he wants it apply to Saturdays and Sundays and not Tuesdays and Thursdays. #nycga #ows
20:35 pm
A: "We're just prohibiting meeting; we're not forcing them to come." #nycga #ows
20:36 pm
FA: "My concept is we wait to implement this until we have a place inside to hold GA. Otherwise they'll stay inside." #nycga #ows
20:36 pm
A: "I'd like to decline that FA because I've already accepted a friendly amendment to postpone implementation until the 2nd wk of Jan."
20:37 pm
Cont'd: "And we should be inside by then." Shawn's FA: "Change the language in this proposal from 'prohibit' to 'suggest'." #nycga #ows
20:38 pm
A: "I kind of want to decline. I understand your reasoning, but I've seen this pass at other occupations, and it's helped out a..."#nycga
20:40 pm
Cont'd: "...a lot, and I think we can use it." Another FA is essentially the same. "Please don't make me block this b/c it..." #nycga #ows
20:41 pm
Cont'd: "...tells ppl what to do." A: "This is a GA; if ppl don't come here, they can't possibly care." "They are in effect mocking us..."
20:41 pm
Cont'd: "...by calling themselves a part of this movement but not participating in this, the most important event." #nycga #ows
20:41 pm
"I don't want to make you block this, but like you said, we can't make you do anything." #nycga #ows
20:43 pm
Sparrow's FA: "I believe that we should amend this proposal in another location for about a week, so we can work on the language, so that.."
20:43 pm
Cont'd: "...the language is not so violent. A big piece of the movement has been pushing this idea of nonviolent communication, and the..."
20:44 pm
Cont'd: "...parameters of this proposal are violent!" Does think if everyone showed up, "shit would get done." #nycga #ows
20:45 pm
Jason declines to table the proposal as requested, but is willing to change language to "formally requests that all WGs, caucuses..."
20:46 pm
Cont'd: "..affinity groups, and other groups associated w/ #OWS do not meet during the time of general assembly." #nycga #ows
20:47 pm
Cont'd: "..if passed, this won't be initiated til January 15th." OK, moving to consensus. Any blocks? Yes, 4 blocks. Hearing them now.
20:48 pm
Block 1: "One of our core principles is that of respecting individual autonomy. While the language was changed to suggest, I still think..."
20:48 pm
Cont'd: "...that this proposal is in opposition to one of these core principles." Trish: "I don't know about this movement." #nycga #ows
20:48 pm
Trish: "Blocks? There's no blocks here." Nick: "You're always about direct democracy." Trish: "Who said that?" #nycga #ows
20:49 pm
.@shawncarrie's blocks: "Even tho the language has changed, proposal is in direct conflict w/ Principles of Autonomy, consensed on by GA."
20:50 pm
A: "I've never heard of that. Doesn't mean it doesn't exist. But GA has power to reverse itself if it wants to. Also, I think that..."#nycga
20:50 pm
Cont'd: "...solidarity might overshadow autonomy." [OH SNAP. -Ed.] #nycga #ows
20:50 pm
Shawn says a FA that would resolve his block "not really tho" would be to table the proposal. #nycga #ows
20:51 pm
Nick's block "is moral, ethical, as well as safety. You keep using the word direct democracy, but by prohibiting, you're forcing ppl to..."
20:52 pm
Cont'd: "...attend." Jason says he changed it, but "even without prohibit in it", forcing ppl to act in a certain way, Nick says. #nycga
20:53 pm
Next Block: "Because this proposal is stopping WGs from meeting a time that may be the best time for them to meet. And I don't think it's.."
20:53 pm
Cont'd: "...up to the GA to determine when is the best time for a group of individuals to come together." #nycga #ows
20:55 pm
Someone PoPs: "Facilitation made a procedural error; should have tempchecked coming to consensus," if declined, would be tabled. #nycga
20:56 pm
Someone points out that's not true; it's up to the proposer whether to table it. But still 4 unremoved blocks. Moving to modified consensus.
20:58 pm
18 votes against, and there just plain aren't 180 ppl here, so "consensus has not been reached." #nycga #ows
20:59 pm
An announcement frm Danielle. "Arts and Culture has brought all of you a very special Christmas Eve candlelight vigil." Wants a 10min break.
21:18 pm
Ok, we're taking a break for a march! Wooo! #nycga #OWS http://t.co/PrNkMRUn
21:46 pm
GA is continuing in front of the New York Stock Exchange!
21:50 pm
Next proposal on the agenda: Global Protest March - "With legislation like #NDAA + #SOPA being passed, movements like this won't be possible
21:51 pm
With enough time, we can amass a global summit with marches, performances, etc. w/reps from global #occupy movements #nycga
21:51 pm
CQ: Have you worked w/ #OWS WGs? A: I brought it to DA, got good vibes, was told to bring it straight to GA. #nycga
21:52 pm
CQ: Hey! I'm from @OccupyBaltimore, we're part of @InterOcc, and i've been on the conference calls, we discussed Million tent march in Jan
21:53 pm
...CQ: Have you discussed this? A: I think this will ware us down physically, feel this time could be better spent building & mobilizing..
21:53 pm
CQ: How doy ou propose ppl will get to DC? Who's gonna bus them? Have you been working on that? A: Some private donors getting in.. #nycga
21:54 pm
A cont'd: I think starting with this call, support will come to us. #nycga
21:55 pm
...doesn't serve our message. I would like to see us work on meeting somewhere that makes more sense, maybe the center of the US...#nycga
21:56 pm
Which is actually in Kansas, which makes a point on how the system existing are obsolete, & we're trying to build something new.#nycga
21:56 pm
Stairs: No more CQs, moving to Concerns- @DiceyTroop: We have avoided engaging political process.. Not sure marching on DC... #nycga
21:56 pm
C: Have you been talking to occupations around the country? A: Not really, but everyone i brought it to had good response.. #nycga
21:57 pm
Concern: This is a fantastic idea, but maybe we should keep the date & location open, but consense on coming together. #nycga
21:58 pm
A: We are at risk of losing our rights, we need to raise ALL of our voices in solidarity right now. #nycga
21:58 pm
Response: We can't lose our rights bc they're inalienable. Going to DC to say "don't take our rights away!" empowers them to decide.#nycga
21:59 pm
A: The point is not to plead for our rights. It's an assertion that these are our rights, they cannot be taken from us. #nycga
22:00 pm
PoI: The world is awakend! Response: I wouldn't say awake yet, but it's waking up. #nycga
22:00 pm
.. IT's the point to awaken those people that their civil liberties are being taken away. Most ppl are unaware. This action wil wake ppl up
22:01 pm
No more Concerns, moving to Friendly Amendments. There are some friendly tourists coming! Let's ask them to join us! (chanting: Join us!)
22:01 pm
Now chanting to tourists: You! Are! The 99 percent! #nycga
22:01 pm
FA: I propose that we consense on national unity, and leave open the date and possibly the location. #nycga
22:02 pm
FA: "This GA can only really speak for this occupation, every GA has its own voice, lets not make plans for the whole country." #nycga
22:03 pm
.."I'd like to amend, instead of making a plan, we consense to support the creation of a conversation w/ @interOcc & Mvmt Bldg... #nycga
22:03 pm
..."This is a weird time to make big decisions, because lots of important people can't be here right now." #nycga
22:04 pm
Proposer: "I've noticed that since eviction, the movement has splintered. Ambiguity is good, but also could be detrimental." #nycga
22:04 pm
Proposer: Part of my proposal to to initiate communication nationwide, and further development that these conversation are necessary. #nycga
22:05 pm
FA: The occupation mvmt is a beautiful thing, but since I've been in DC, I've seen other movements do better.Free Tibet Mvmt still strong..
22:06 pm
"Can we move towards a total human movement for an international day of movement?" #nycga
22:06 pm
Proposer: "I consider #OWS to be a global human revolution. But I would like to see one day of action uniting us all." #nycga
22:07 pm
FA: This is not a FA, but has to be said. Idea is rly cool, but we shouldn't be so hasty about getting things done fast." #nycga
22:08 pm
FA cont'd: "I don't know if we're gonna change evertything by the next election, that's a LOT to do. Just be aware of that."#nycga
22:08 pm
Stairs: "This process involves far more people than are here now. This conversation should move to include those people in planning."#nycga
22:10 pm
Staris: Can we take a moment to consider what's happening right now- we're doing a fucking GA in front of the NYSE! *cheers* #nycga
22:11 pm
"So the proposal is for an int'l #occupy summit in conjuction w/ movements worldwide. Amemdements include flexibility on the date"..
22:11 pm
"Another proposal is to wait to talk with the broader community of national and international #occupy movements." #nycga
22:12 pm
Stairs: The proposer has decided to table this proposal. We are with it, but it's not gonna happen today. #nycga
22:13 pm
#MicCheck: Joseph: tomorrow, we're having a dinner for everyone. If you can, bring whatever clothing you don't use, bc layers are important
22:13 pm
@what_a_fiasco Sorry, technically the person said "very committed people", not "important people".
22:13 pm
"When you show you care, it makes a world of difference!" #ows #nycga
22:14 pm
Stairs: We have one more proposal, and it will be our last one. #nycga
22:15 pm
Yoni: This is a very basic proposal, doesn't seek to change any rules of GA procedure. It wishes to subscribe to rules we agreed upon @Sep17
22:15 pm
@_girlalex Person speaking said "very committed people", not "important people", if that makes a difference. @what_a_fiasco
22:15 pm
"On monday, one of the blocks was to shove a fist up someone's ass, and I think we can agree that that's not a legit block"
22:16 pm
@_girlalex Sometimes paraphrasing into 140 chars gets awkward. We do our best, tho ;-) @what_a_fiasco
22:16 pm
"A block is a moral, ethical concern for the movement. 80% of the blocks we've been seeing have not been legitimate." #nycga
22:16 pm
PoP: Nan: did you go through the proper channels for this proposal? A: yes. #nycga #ows
22:17 pm
"So the proposal is going forward, when a block is raised, we take a temp check on whether it is a legitimate block" #nycga
22:18 pm
Opening on stack for CQs: 1st: Razor: It's #Xmas Eve, I didn't even know this GA was going on. Now, the power of blocks... #nycga
22:19 pm
... Razor: "is being discussed at a GA nobody knows about. This a power grab by the people making this proposal. This is not a propoer GA."
22:20 pm
Razor cont'd: "I would ask that you table this and bring it back to a regular GA." #nycga #ows
22:21 pm
@what_a_fiasco Nope, not the case. @_girlalex
22:21 pm
@what_a_fiasco It might sound that way if that is what happened, but it's not the case. @_girlalex
22:22 pm
Someone: "I believe that this GA is entirely legitimate! However, this issue should be discussed by larger grp of ppl." #nycga
22:22 pm
"If you were to table this, I would be highly supportive." #nycga
22:24 pm
Proposer: "I will table this proposal". #nycga Stairs: Okay guys, guess that means GA is over! Let's go back to the park! #nycga #ows
22:25 pm
GA is over, we are now marching back to Zuccotti! That's it for #NYCGA, folks! Tune in to @OWS_Tactical for tweets from the march! #OWS