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Occupy San Diego is comprised of many people
with diverse opinions. This email does not provide
the official position of Occupy San Diego, but is
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  • 12/12 West Coast Port Shutdown -- Success in getting message out!
    • See media below for coverage.
    • Six people arrested for minor infractions
  • Attended San Diego City Council meeting. They are inappropriately designating the meeting as "special" when it has been held the same way for over six years, but they do this to avoid public comment, including OSD speakers.

  • Stay tuned for PORT ACTION instructions for Tuesday, some element of surprise is necessary for success.
  • Occupy SD benefit concert at The Ruby Room on December 14.
    • Tell your friends either in person, through tweeting a link on Twitter (remember to include #osd, #occupysandiego, and/or #occupysd), confirm you are attending on a Facebook event, reblog on Tumblr, or just print out some flyers and pass them out to your friends, loved-ones, acquaintances, as well as those who will soon fall into one of those categories once you give them a flyer.

  • Occupier John Kenney arrested for "sleeping" at Freedom Square.
    • John Kenney, who is on Day 35 of his hunger strike protesting this lack of response from our elected leaders had begun to occupy the area in front of the doors into City Hall as part of his continuing protest that the City Council to agree to discuss Occupy San Diego as an agenda item.
    • At around 12:30 on the morning of Dec. 10th, John was arrested for illegal lodging while awake.
    • John is now out of jail. I talked with him and suggested that now is the time to end the hunger strike and and move attention to other legal avenues.

  • Arrests Update!
    • Of the 51 arrested on Oct 21 only 3 were charged.
    • Next court date is around January 15th
    • Looking for more details
    • Charges have not been filed but authorities reserve the right to file them if protestors are involved in any activity FOR A YEAR. What a pathetic way to put legal handcuffs on free speech.

Despite what you might hear on the corporate-owned news:
  • The occupation continues, around the clock.
  • PLEASE COME DOWN when you can and help with numbers. This is your true vote. Stay at home = vote against 99%.
  • Tents and almost everything is now being restricted by the police.
  • Food is needed -- we no longer have a food table, so you'll have to play it by ear.
  • We will not be denied our constitutional right to assemble and speak!
  • Many Teach-ins on Sunday!

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  • Temporary Restraining Order
    • Read all details here: Background, Court Documents and Ruling
    • Decision was reached on Dec 1. Judge DENIED TRO
    • Judge said the law was "narrowly drawn" which is nothing but unbelievable.
    • We STILL need video documentation of police hassling people about setting stuff down. If you have such a video, please contact us at so I can get it to the right people.

Lutz suing Civic Center Plaza building owners and operators Project Details

Voter Registration Arrest Of Ray Lutz

This topic has been moved to the "Common" web with other similar projects.

Click here: Common.Voter Registration Arrest Of Ray Lutz
  • More on this project... Including collected media, documents, photos, videos, etc.
  • This is a VERY IMPORTANT project because we will directly engage wall street firms who own and operate the CivicCenterPlaza office building.


Things YOU can do right now to help.

Opeds Submitted

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Sent to Sign-On SD in response to Matt Hall's Big Ideas Remain, But Occupiers are Fewer 12/11/11

I’m sorry that the reporter didn’t have the training, or perhaps the time, to dig deeper. A community of political activists is being created with the purpose of making the world a better place for the many, not just the few. The kids who sleep overnight have an important function: to view and then articulate the reality of the current United States, where police are brutal and the Constitution is no longer the law of the land. They are teaching us the difference between representative democracy that no longer seems to be working and participatory democracy where people are encouraged to formulate and then state their own opinions. The homeless people who sleep overnight have important functions too; they serve as placeholders for the daytime occupiers. And they teach with their stories: the students drowning under student loans, the vets who can’t shake the awful things they saw and participated in, the people who have lost their homes, and the undocumented people who have lived here their entire lives. The middle class daytime occupiers are being taught the hard truths about being poor in a rich country. Kids, students, veterans, homeless, and middle class occupiers are all stating the same top three objectives: repeal Citizens United, reinstate Glass-Steagall, and reform campaign financing. These are exciting times and those of us participating are awakened, hopeful, and activated.

Norrie Robbins

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A Report from Occupy San Diego Today - my own observation

Hello Friends,

Today, I attended an Occupy San Diego Teach-in. Since some of my friends have not checked out the area in front of the Civic Center so I'll tell you what it is like. Every Sunday, there are teach-ins scheduled on the hour, beginning at about 11. Today, the first topic was cruelty to animals, and then those animals ending up on our plates. There were so many details, I vowed to become a vegetarian again. There were two groups in the area - one group of folks "occupying" the area. They were playing sports, petting dogs, talking, etc. The teach-in was a little distance away - 40 feet of so. We had a detailed presentation and then discussion. It was organized, informative, and well-planned. WELL DONE OCCUPY San Diegans!

In peace,



2011 Dec 13

Occupy San Diego Media

  • Occupy Organizes, Targets Ports The action is part of a wider protest across the West Coast aimed at creating a blockade at key U.S. ports from Anchorage to San Diego

  • 5 'Occupy' protesters arrested at port Five people were arrested Monday when several dozen Occupy San Diego protesters tried to blockade the 10th Avenue Marine Terminal Monday as part of a series of efforts to shut down commercial ports on the West Coast.

Occupy National and Global

  • Goldman Sachs Top Target of Occupy Protests at West Coast Ports Goldman Sachs Group Inc., the fifth- biggest U.S. bank by assets, is a major target of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators who plan to blockade ports from Anchorage to San Diego to cut into profits of the company they blame for helping spur the financial crisis.

  • An Open Letter from America’s Port Truck Drivers on Occupy the Ports We are inspired that a non-violent democratic movement that insists on basic economic fairness is capturing the hearts and minds of so many working people. Thank you “99 Percenters” for hearing our call for justice. We are humbled and overwhelmed by recent attention. Normally we are invisible

  • Occupy The World Financial Center-12/12/11 The morning of December 12th, 2011 will not be one I will be forgetting anytime soon. Many violent arrests inside the World Financial Center including my friend Al Burgo getting arrested minutes after having a chat with him and other protesters being slammed on the ground...people have to wake up, we are in trouble...our generation has a responsibility and a duty to make up for what our parents and their parents failed to accomplish and we need to make up for it quick...REVOLUTION

  • 'US feds attacking local Occupy groups' Press TV has conducted an interview with Sara Flounders, Occupy Wall Street, to further discuss the issue. The following is a transcript of the interview.


See All Occupy San Diego Announcements to read all previous announcements about
  • Where we meet, how to recover confiscated property from the San Diego Police Department, information for people were arrested, etc.

  • To check if someone is in jail check this website:
    • It usually takes about 6 hours for someone who has been arrested to pop up here. This site will tell you their charges, bail, etc. Jail's number is (619) 615-2700. The jail won't tell you much if anything that is not on the website. Please check this website before saying someone is in or out of jail to avoid confusion.

Legal Resources
  • The National Lawyers Guild resources to protesters who have been arrested (619) 417-4813
  • 1st Circuit Rules Public Has Right to Videotape Police
  • What to say to cops if you're busted. *What you say and do can hurt you in court This is what I advise my clients to say when confronted by a law enforcement officer:
"Officer, please understand I refuse to talk with you until I consult with my attorney. I also refuse to consent to any search of these premises or any other premises under my control, or in which I have a possessory, proprietary, or privacy interest, including my car, my body, or effects. I hereby demand to immediately be allowed the reasonable opportunity to obtain the advice of my attorney by telephone. from:

Unless noted, all events are at "Freedom Square" (the San Diego CivicCenterPlaza, 1200 3rd Ave. San Diego, Intersection of 3rd Ave. and B St.)
Unless otherwise noted, we meet daily as follows:
  • 4 pm -- Finance Committee Meeting, Downtown Johnny Brown's, Mon. thru Friday
    • Each committee should send a representative to this meeting! Budget is currently being defined.
  • 5:30 pm -- Committee meetings -- many meet at the "big circle" (the part of the plaza where there's map of San Diego in a big circle) with very few exceptions.
  • 7pm -- General Assembly (Civic Center Plaza)
    • NEW * From December 17, Saturday GA will be at 2pm.


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  • Occupy San Diego project page in "Common" web: Occupy San Diego
  • New Occupy Project (new web): Occupy Web -- we will be migrating to this new web.

Topic revision: r8 - 2018-03-19, RaymondLutz
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