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OCCU-PIE -- Oh how I wish I could have made this event!!
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!
Federal court hearing of the TRO (Temporary Restraining Order) regarding Municipal Code 54.0110. Judge Hayes heard the oral arguments at 2:30pm on Tuesday, Nov 22. We must all thank the protestors who attended this court hearing and exhibited excellent courtesy. Here are my comments:
- Attorney Bryan Pease could not attend in person because he just completed Lasik eye surgery. He attended by telephone but did not participate in the hearing.
- Attorney Todd T. Cardiff presented the arguments in favor of the restraining order.
- The primary argument is that the law is vague and overly broad, and therefore subject to abuse. It outlaws anything on public property, even a coffee cup, and even if it is for free speech.
- We are talking about the civic center plaza here, which is specifically set aside for free speech.
- Quoted ACLU vs. City of Las Vegas
- Asst City Attorney Kristin Black presented the defense for the City.
- Said TRO is not required, because there is no imminent harm. She said the protests have been continuing with out disruption since Oct 7 and there is no infringement of freedom of speech. If this was a big concern, then this case should have been brought sooner.
- She said that the law was only used when the plaza was cleared, because they did not want the protestors setting up their tents and gear while the square was being cleared. Of course we know this statement was far from being accurate.
- She said they have not "precluded anyone from putting anything down." Maybe, but I know once it is put down, the police will threaten arrest if you don't pick it up.
- Judge said he would consider all the arguments and release a written decision. Normally, these don't take very long.
- We need video documentation of police hassling people about setting stuff down. If you have such a video, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can get it to the right people.
- GA notes -- will be sent as a separate email blast, when available.
- Hunger Strike -- John Kenney continues his hunger strike, now in day 13. He is requesting that the City come to the table and discuss the right of Occupy San Diego to conduct protests in the form of an encampment. John is now sick and I am starting to worry about his health. Nancy Casady is no longer on Hunger Strike.
This is a new section and will list a number of things YOU can do right now to help.
- MAYOR TO DO A Q & A WITH SAN DIEGO GENERAL PUBLIC: The public is invited to submit questions at any time between now and the end of the program on Nov. 29. The Mayor will answer as many questions as possible during the live program.
- Sign the petition to the City Council here: Occupy San Diego
- Pregnant woman after being pepper sprayed and beaten, lost her baby -- I challenge anyone to make it through this video without feeling the pain.
- Occupy Poster Art -- Check out cool designs... but they can hardly compete with our own graphic artists (esp. Julie Kramer!)
- NYPD pepper sprays man to death -- The death of a Bronx man who suffered a fatal asthma attack after cops pepper-sprayed him has been ruled a homicide by the city medical examiner.
- Police puts OT for Occupy SD at $144,000 --Police spokeswoman Andra Brown released a statement saying the department "has spent just over $2.4 million to maintain order and safety at the demonstration sites." (Of course, they could have saved a lot of that money had they adopted a cooperative stance rather than a confrontational stance.)
- Egyptians rage against regime - People are filling the squares in cities across Egypt in their tens of thousands. The numbers in the streets are amazing.
- All American Occupations -- a little historical backdrop, showing that occupations have occurred many times. The big difference is they relied on conventional media (which still existed). Today, mainstream media will give us no coverage, but we have livestreaming, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
- CHART: Facebook Support For Occupy Groups Surged By 10 Percent Since Zuccotti Eviction
- Video: Mayor Sanders gets to criticize the chancellor of UC Davis for allowing the pepper spraying of peaceful student protestors but hails the use of mace for peaceful Occupy San Diego protestors?? -- This video is amazing. Even the camera operator gets it, a common practice here in San Diego, complete disregard for photographers and media.
- Video: 10 Rules for Dealing with Police
- Occupy L.A. receives offer to decamp -- Los Angeles officials have offered Occupy L.A. protesters a package of incentives that includes downtown office space and farmland in an attempt to persuade them to abandon their camp outside of City Hall, according to several demonstrators who have been in negotiations with the city. Makes you really realize there is a difference between San Diego and Los Angeles, and we have the short end of the stick. Includes $1 /year lease on 10,000 sq ft office building. Here in San Diego, the Boy Scouts have a section of Balboa Park and they pay only $1/year. And they get to camp.
- Where Does Occupy Wall Street Go From Here? -- Michael Moore
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.
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)
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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Occupy San Diego & Imperial County (Visit each site and "Like" it)
- Occupy North County
- Regular Events: Saturdays, Highway 101 & Encinitas Blvd, starting at noon.
- 12:00 PM - Teach in, orientation and committee meetings
- 1:00 PM- RALLY
- 2:00 PM - General Assembly
- Occupy Oceanside
- Occupy Escondido
- Organizing & they are talking about occupying soon. They meet twice a week for now, but the days and times change.
- They want more input on the next meeting on their FB page
- Occupy Mira Mesa
- Occupy Mission Bay
- Occupy Imperial County
- Women Occupy San Diego
- Occupy Chula Vista
- Occupy San Diego SDSU
- Occupy Mesa College
- People's Assembly at UCSD (in solidarity with Occupy Wall St.)
- Occupy Cal State San Marcos (CSUSM)
- Occupy Together
- Interoccupy Group Consensus Proposal -- proposes a mechanism for accepting proposals for processing so as to reach global consensus.
- 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.
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