General Assembly Notes February 25, 2012

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[cc’d E. & D.]

Facilitator – Paul Johnston

No Urgent Announcements
Inspirational Moment:
Spiritual Occupy Talk – 3/8/12 7pm Admission Free
Stevenson College Event Center; 1156 High Street, SC
www.cjs.ucsc.edu
Rabbi Paula Marcus, Imam Zaid Shakir; Dr. Inder Mohan Singh

Occupy Everywhere (Jesus on Poverty) – Fri & Sat 3/9 & 3/10
First Congregational Church; 900 High Street, SC
Register online www.FCCSantaCruz.org (scholarships available)

Working Group Reports
Legal – dates for 75 River arraignments still up in the air (lawyers
scheduling problems); some defendants are considering disqualifying
Judge Ariadne Symons as she is rated low among radicals;
-Gary Johnson unlawful lodging trial – March 19, 9am
Media – (Rescheduling. Try for meeting after Sunday GA at P.O.)
Intercom – Anthony and Isaac needs list:
blankets
water
art supplies
hot coffee
food
volunteers to take shifts
batterey powered radio
clean sox

Need commitment for pick-up/delivery of tables, etc.
Foreclosure – Meeting was today noon at Ken’s house regarding
foreclosure. Licensed real estate broker gave much helpful
information.
Food – Occupy Food Supply event, Noon – 5pm Mon. Feb 27th Clock
Tower; Food Not Bombs will attend.
Direct Action – Strike at UCSC with Tent University
4:30am March 1st.
Noon, kickoff rally; discussion groups;
2pm workshops begin. Live music from flatbed truck; many bands.
5:30-6pm rally and action assembly;
7pm guerrilla theatre.

Agenda
No formal proposals.
Discussions:
1. Intercom’s needs (discussed above)
2. Meeting occurred recently between Chief of Police Vogel, Deputy
Chief Steve Clark, Brian Murtha, Palace and others in regard to police
response to recent demonstration at Wells Fargo Bank Feb 15, 2012.
Occupy message to police: Be careful in your interactions with Occupy.
Police response: employees at Wells Fargo felt intimidated and thought
the group was going to take over the bank building. Police request an
Occupy representative call Watch Commander and tell him in advance
what our plans are. A general conversation ensued concerning the broad
topic of police-citizen interaction.

Announcements:
Robert Norse’s radio program Sun, Feb 26th, 9:30am FM 101.3 will
contain an interview with Keith McHenry, east coast poverty radical.

Foreclosure march Sun, March 11th: we need to start spreading the
news…

FTP march today, Sat, Feb 25th, 4:20pm. One observer suggested we
should add one word to the FTP slogan – “state” (FTPS)