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NEWS

  • IMPORTANT:
    • Please bring ready to eat food! Be creative -- simple to serve and easy to eat. This is critical that we support the hearty souls continuing to occupy the Civic Center area, despite the unreasonable rules of the city. PLEASE DELIVER to the food table at 3rd Ave at B St. -- you can park temporarily to drop this off!
      • They need snacks and other food types. You don't need to prepare a complete meal for 50, or anything like that to be appreciated!
      • I heard that many homeless persons that are finding themselves in a safe situation and with reliable food are starting to improve healthwise, thanks to Occupy San Diego.
      • Occupiers need: Cough drops / throat lozenges, Socks, a few more tarps (I understand more rain is expected on Friday).
    • DAYTIME OCCUPIERS WANTED! -- Daytime occupiers are as important as the brave souls sleeping on the ground at Occupy San Diego. Come on down to the Civic Center for an hour or two as often as you can. You matter--you are needed. If you wish, grab a piece of cardboard (and magic marker) and speak with your heart on it.
    • We are looking for video and or still pictures taken the night of the raid at Civic Center.
      • Please Email: osdraid10272011@yahoo.com
      • Please include your first name and last initial, and describe the vantage point where the video or picture was taken.

  • General Assembly
    • Plan to get notes from the general assembly -- John Kenney will post his GA notes directly to the list serve as a separate email. He said he will be able to post one each night after the GA has completed.
    • Good news -- live stream should be up and running soon... now have most of the lost equipment replaced.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 an oldey timey map of san diego in a big circle) with very few exceptions.
  • 7pm -- General Assembly (Civic Center Plaza)

Personal Items Seized by Police at OSD
Anyone who lost property should go immediately to SDPD HQ at 14th and Broadway. Hours are 12:30 to 3pm. At the front entrance, turn right, go down the steps and follow the blue diamonds to the back door at the property room. Check in with the woman at the counter. There are still many personal belongings there, and you are allowed to look through it to see what is yours.

THURSDAY, 2011-11-10

  • 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM: Teach in by Lt. Col. Dave Gapp: "Cost of War" -- Lt. Col. Gapp, a USAF fighter pilot and combat veteran with 31 years of military service, will give a short 30 minute talk. After this talk, he will take those interested to the Central Library for a showing of Heather Courtney's Where Soldiers Come From. More information about the film: http://www.sandiego.gov/public-library/pdf/111007soldierspr.pdf

  • 7-9 PM: ACLU Membership Cocktail Party! -- -- Rich's San Diego, 1051 University Ave., Hillcrest ($35 in advance/$40 at the door -- members are free) RSVP: arodriguez@aclusandiego.org
    • A paid ticket gets you in the door, a free first drink, appetizers, and a one year ACLU membership!

FRIDAY, 2011-11-11

  • 11:11 AM -- San Diego Veteran's Day Parade --> Flier: http://julieannakramer.com/images/FreedomIsntFreeQuarterPage.pdf
    • 10 am - meet at civic center
    • 10:30 - march leaves to grape street
    • 11 am - march with vets and honor their service
    • 3 pm - rally at civic center for global occupy day
    • 5 pm - occupy march and solidarity sleepover afterward

  • 9:00 AM – 2:15 PM -- VETERAN’S DAY - EDUCATION & CAREER FAIR - San Diego Concourse (Civic Center Plaza). (FREE)
    • Expected attendance…2,000. This event is open to all veterans and the general public. Employers and entrepreneurs with opportunities to share will all be in attendance, ready to take applications, discuss options, and provide advice. The event is outdoors on the Concourse with approximately 30 education and business table tops. Limited food vendors will be in attendance and veterans can receive free food with verification of service and event participation. SPONSORS: Military Press, American Festival, Ace Parking,
    • Schedule of events:
      • 9:00 AM - Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem
      • 9:30 AM - Speakers
      • 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM Resume Clinic
      • 10:00 AM History of Veteran’s Day
      • 11:00 AM GI Educational Institutions and Small Business Loans
      • 12:00 PM Special Presentation ~ two music artists
      • 1:00 PM Hot Dog Event ~ Eating contest
      • 2:00 PM Closing Remarks by Businesses and Education

  • 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM: Teach in by Maurice Martin, Veterans For Peace: "Veteran's Homelessness, Challenges and Solutions" -- Maurice is an Army combat veteran and is on the board of Amikas, a local organization that works to transition homeless men and women to permament housing.

  • 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM: Teach in by E Raymond (E Ray) Brown, Ghetto Physics: "Ghetto Physics and the Occupy Movement" -- We the people realize it's time to Stand Up, and events are spring up across the country in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street. Ghetto Physics was written and directed to discuss these very topics that are changing our world today. To engage in this vital movement -- Ghetto Physics would like to assist. For more information on Ghetto Physics see our website at http://www.ghettophysics.com [time extended from 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM]

SATURDAY, 2011-11-12

  • 11:30 AM to 12:45 PM Workshop by Michael Mufson, Palomar College Performing Arts Department: "Street Theatre on the March" -- Using the consensus based theatre technique of 'The Theatre of The Oppressed' we will create a theatrical image to be presented during the1:00 march when it arrives at the Wells Fargo Bank at the corner of Market and 1st Ave. The image will portray the relationship of banks and corporations to the actual suffering of our people and the political structures that have enable them. No theatrical experience is necessary. Participants should feel free to bring any costumes or props that might be useful for demonstrating such an image. For more information see Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed http://www.ptoweb.org

  • 4:00 PM: Workshop: "Brainstorming and Documentation: San Diego Municipal Code 54.0110"

SUNDAY, 2011-11-13

  • 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM: Teach in by Mark Smith: "Why Occupy Wall Street Doesn't Make Demands" -- A discussion of Prof. Robert Jensen's article, Occupy Demands: Let's Radicalize Our Analysis of Empire, Economics, Ecology. See http://fubarandgrill.org/node/1218 for the article.

  • 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM: Workshop by Aimee, James, and Jeff: "OWS List of Grievences called 'Declaration of the Occupation of New York City"

  • 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM: Teach in by Prof. Jonathan Graubart, SDSU: "Anarchism: It's Philosophy, It's Historical Evolution, and Its Continued Relevance for Social Justice"

  • 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM: Workshop by the San Diego Solidarity Network. -- Come learn how to fight back against daily abuses by employers and landlords using direct action and self organization

  • 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM: Teach in by Jeoffry B. Gordon, MD, MPH, Physicians for a National Health Care Program: "Health Care in America: Sucking Blood Money from the Ill for Profit"

  • 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM Felicity Bradley, Cecile Veillard, Michael Anderson, San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (SAME): "LGBT & Labor History" SAME members will be discussing lessons from and LGBT's key roles in the historic 70s Coors boycott, the local Manchester Hyatt boycott (2008 to 2010) (http://www.boycottmanchesterhotels.com/), & Channel 10 boycott (ongoing) (10NewsUnfair.com) [Tentative Time]

MONDAY, 2011-11-14

  • 12:00 PM: California Nurses Association is sponsoring a protest in front of Darrell Issa's office.
  • 4:30 PM: City Council Brainstorming meeting, conducted on concrete picnic tables by Martha Sullivan.

TUESDAY, 2011-11-15

THURSDAY, 2011-11-17

  • 12:00 Noon -- Reinvestment Task Force (Committee Room, 12th Floor, City Hall)
    • Meeting called by City Council President Tony Young, will have all bankers that do business with the city sitting around the table, on their best behavior.
    • We are invited to engage in this meeting. We are not constrained to public comment rules.
    • Can we move millions in City money from wall-street bankers to local community banks?
  • 4:00 PM -- Occupy Clairemont Drive Bridge -- Tentative


Occupy San Diego County


National Coordination

  • National Occupy Conference Calls: There are weekly conference calls between Occupy sites. We need reps from appropriate committees to join in the conference call. Unfortunately, it is Monday at 7pm, our GA time.
    • http://bit.ly/vxlckr - Register in advance. Sign up with your name and city.
    • Get added to the National Contact List and register your contact info by writing to:occupycontactlist@gmail.com
    • Questions? Email: movementbuildingNY@gmail.com
    • Discussions -- select when you sign up.
      • Direct Action Working Groups coordination
      • Media Working Groups coordination
      • IT Working Groups coordination
      • Facilitation/General Assembly discussion
      • Emerging or Struggling Occupations support
    • We have room for 200 phone lines to join the conversation. If at all possible, it would be excellent for folk from the same occupation to join together and call in using one line, in order to maximize the number of occupations represented.
    • Please join the call no matter what stage or situation your occupation may be in at the moment. Have 5 people camping out? Great! We want to talk with you. Having GAs once a week with 100 people and not sure whether setting up an occupation is a wise investment of your resources? Super! Join the call. Recently raided, evicted and/or massively repressed by the police? That sucks. Call us and we’ll give you mad props, and ask to learn from your experiences.
      • Press #1 to get on Stack
      • Press #2 for a point of process
      • Press #3 to agree
      • Press #4 disagree, but agree to move on
      • Press #5 to show support
      • Press # 6 to hard block
      • Press #7 for a direct response
    • I did not make this call and I hope we can figure out who can be a regular call participant for our occupation. It is difficult because it is at our GA time.
    • Agenda will be sent around prior to the conference call.


Editor's Note

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GOOD NEIGHBOR POLICY
To allow for a respectful and safe environment for our Occupy family, Occupy San Diego announces the following Good Neighbor Policy (similar to that adopted by Occupy Wall Street):
  • Zero tolerance for drugs or alcohol anywhere in the occupied space in Civic Center Plaza;
  • Zero tolerance for threats or acts of physical or sexual violence towards anyone;
  • Zero tolerance for abuse of personal or public property.
  • OSD will limit drumming on the site to between the hours of 11am and 5pm only.
  • OSD encourages all participants to respect health and sanitary regulations, and will direct all participants to respectfully utilize appropriate off-site sanitary facilities.
  • OSD will display signage and will try to have safety and/or community relations mediators in Civic Center, in order to ensure awareness of and respect for our guidelines and Good Neighbor Policy.
  • OSD will at all times have a community relations mediator on-site (to be appointed each day), to monitor and respond to community concerns and complaints.

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