SFO #D23 Illuminate the Fed

On December 23 America’s private banking cartel known as the Federal Reserve turns 100 years old and We the People have a simple message: Reform or Retire.

Nowhere in the U.S. Constitution did the Founders bestow authority to print money on a handful of private banks operating in secrecy from Congress and the people. The right to coin money belongs to the U.S. Treasury alone. For a century the Fed – a network of 12 banks that are 100% privately owned – have controlled our money supply by creating and loaning dollars as DEBT which the public has to pay back with interest.

Americans are Fed Up with the Fed which is why on its Centennial we will be illuminating it: shining light on an institution that exercises power in complete darkness. Join the festival of lights in San Francisco on #D23 and ILLUMINATE THE FED as coalitions of citizens stage actions at all 12 Federal Reserve Banks nationwide. Bring flashlight!




Anthony Messer — Homeless Services Center Memorial

Anthony Messer Memorial Flag

On Thursday 19Dec2013, the Santa Cruz Homeless Service Center had a Memorial Service for the 48 homeless people who died this year. The HSC memorial featured a banner of flags, one flag for each person. Above is Anthony Messer’s flag.

On Day 8 of the Santa Cruz ReOccupy, Friday 24Feb2012 at 2AM, deputies rousted him by throwing water on him. They soaked him and his sleeping bag. He said he had not shivered so much that night than his deep snow training in Wisconsin for the US Army Cavelry. He talks about that in the video above.

Anthony Messer actively organized events with Occupy Santa Cruz, and he contributed several articles to the OSC website. In March of 2012, he participated in Tent University at UC Santa Cruz, as well as the associated campus shut down. He also participated in many of the larger Bay Area and Northern California events that occurred during the Occupy movement, which included marching with supporters of the S.F. Commune during the occupation of 888 Turk Street in San Francisco.

RIP Anthony

Anthony Messer 1985-2013
by Alex Darocy


ReOccupy Day 8 Deputies Throw Water
by Occupy Santa Cruz


Occupy San Diego, Vets for Peace Reach Out to Help Homeless

Homeless and Cold -- San Diego Free Press

Occupy San Diego is collecting donations for ‘our houseless friends’ that they’ll be distributing on December 20, 2013 from 4-6pm at Civic Center.  They are particularly looking for sweatshirts, jackets, coats, socks, shoes, blankets, gloves, toiletries, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, backpacks, hats, bus/trolley passes.

The “Compassion Campaign” of the San Diego Veterans For Peace begins its fourth year this winter, seeking donations from the public and purchasing and delivering new sleeping bag sets to the most needy of the 1000 homeless sleeping on the streets and alleys in downtown San Diego.


GA Notes for Sat 12Oct2013

Resolution 2 endorse Tour of Shame on Sunday Oct 13 @1:30 PM starting on Pacific Ave. @ Soquel Ave. as protest against ordinance eliminating most non-commercial display devices used by artists & musicians & political tables

Passes 5 – 1

Shall OSC designate remaining funds 4 Roxanne & Occu-baby needs?

2 blocks

Resolved: funds R 2 B allocated 4 benefit w all profits B returned 2 Roxanne & baby leaving OSC fund intact. Pending on approval by Roxanne

GA Notes for Sat 5Oct2013

The was no quorum to spend money.


Item #1

Resolution: To have a benefit to help Roxanne with her baby’s medical expenses.

Two people volunteered to bottom-line the effort.

Result: Consensus/pass

Item #2

Resolution: To support the strike at Dominican.

One person volunteered to bottom-line the effort.

Result: Concensus/pass


Restore the Fourth WG meets at India Joze on Tuesdays at 7PM.

HUFF  will be tabling in front of Forever 21 on Sunday between 1:30 and 3:30PM.


SFO Labor Day Convergence

WHAT: Occupy Labor Day – Bay Area Convergence


Private Manning Plaza
(Justin Herman Plaza – across fr. Ferry Bldg)
San Francisco

Monday Labor Day
September 02, 2013
10:00 a.m. – ON


Everyone welcome!
Children friendly

Time to re-connect, make new connections, share and plan for the future.
-2 Year Gathering of OCCUPY
-Art, Food, Entertainment, Action

Endorsed by Occupy Santa Cruz on Sat 10Aug2013


Occupy The Farm Official Trailer

Director Todd Darling will show clips from the film and will discuss the production at an event in Aptos on Wednesday 21 August 2013.


For more information visit: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2013/08/18/18741742.php

They cut the padlock off the gate, and marched onto the last pristine farmland in the urban East Bay. They raised a banner that read, Occupy the Farm, and told the press, “farmland is for farming.”

Then they planted 15,000 seedlings to save this publicly owned land from becoming a shopping mall, condos and a baseball diamonds.

Occupy the Farm surprised officials. Inspired and angered the neighbors. Created a media sensation. Drew in the riot police. And changed the fate of the land.


GA Notes for Saturday 10 Aug 2013

Working Group Reports

Sanctuary WG

Meetings: All Are Welcome.
Sanctuary Camp Campaign Info and Planning Meeting
1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month 6pm
Resource Center For Non-Violence (Side Door)
612 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA.


Action Organizing WG

Meets every Tuesday at 7PM at the Clock Tower

Homeless Justice WG

Had an Action at CruzioWorks



Item #1

Resolution: OSC opposes practices of CruzioWorks that discriminate against homeless and disabled.

Result: Consensus/pass

Item #2

Resolution: OSC endorses the Occupy Labor Day Convergence in San Francisco

Result: Consensus/pass

Item #3

NSA Spying Discussion

Result: Further discussion continued to next GA

Item #4

Resolution: OSC endorses a pickett of CruzioWorks on Friday from 1PM to 3PM

Result: Consensus/pass



Anti-NSA / Pro-Whistleblower Rally

Saturday, August 10th 2pm at Corner of Ocean and Water

Restore the 4th Amendment! Protect Whistle-blowers!

Edward Snowden’s disclosures of the National Security Agency’s extensive spying programs have provoked a global uproar over the Orwellian, unaccountable, and criminal nature of the emergent total surveillance state. Claiming their behavior is justified in secret legal proceedings, the US government monitors the Facebook posts, phone calls, text messages, tweets and emails of ordinary Americans. NSA data-mining programs like PRISM and Boundless Informant are clear violations of the protections of personal privacy and freedom from excessive government intrusion enshrined in the Bill of Rights.


The Obama administration has responded to the revelations by extending and expanding their unprecedented, vicious campaign against whistleblowers, such as Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden, criminalizing the very act of revealing the true nature of taxpayer-funded government activities to the press and public. Today Manning faces years behind bars, tomorrow Snowden and then who knows?


We say it’s time for the people to stand up and say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. End the militarization of internet. End the voyeuristic police state which demands access to the most minute, intimate information pertaining to our personal lives yet shrouds it’s own behavior behind a veil of secrecy.


The Rally here in Santa Cruz on Aug 10th is part of the national resistance movement demanding that the NSA and the Executive branch of government, regardless of Party, stop their programs to curtail and infringe upon our fundamental constitutional right to be free from illegal searches and seizures. Join us on Aug 10th as part of the national movement to Restore the Fourth. Stand up for civil liberty and human rights now while we still can!



GA Notes for Saturday 20 July 2013


Short GA – Three Proposals

Proposal #1:
That OSC officially endorse the End NSA Spying Rally being organized
by Action Organizing Working Group. Rally will be held on Saturday,
August 10th at 2pm at the corner of Ocean and Water.

Results: passed / consensus

Proposal #2:
That OSC endorse and join the list of sponsors of the Hiroshima Day
Candlelight Vigil to be held Tuesday, August 6th 7-9 pm at the clock
tower / collateral damage sculpture.

Results: passed / consensus

Proposal #3:
That treasury allocate $11 – $5.50 for 200 quarter sheet flyers for
the anti-NSA rally and $5.50 for blank CDs so as to be able to play
videos on the Occu-cart.

Results: passed / consensus