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MIC CHECK! -- MIC CHECK!

Occupy Update!

NOTICE TO MEDIA / DISCLAIMER
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
compiled for the use of supporters and occupiers
by a number of volunteers.
News Media that may subscribe to this email blast
should confirm all information from other sources.

NEWS

  • Occupiers plan to re-occupy the Civic Center Plaza at 5pm, Monday, November 28
  • Occupy San Diego participants traveled to Los Angeles to support our brothers and sisters to hold their occupation of Los Angeles City Hall.
  • Letter sent to owner of Civic Center Plaza building asserting the right of the public to use privately owned space that is part of the public square.
  • Letter sent to City of San Diego requesting lease agreements of Civic Center Plaza office space -- we need to know who we are dealing with.
  • Hunger Strike -- John Kenney continues his hunger strike, now in day 20. 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.

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!

http://copswiki.org/Occupy/OccupySanDiegoEmailBlast2011Nov28 <== click here to see the rest of the report.

Court Hearing
[THIS WILL REMAIN IN BLAST UNTIL WE GET A DECISION]
(Some corrections are marked below)
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:
  • Court Documents
  • 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 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.
  • If this Temporary Restraining Order is approved, we will return!
  • We need video documentation of police hassling people about setting stuff down. If you have such a video, please contact us at osd-feedback@citizensoversight.org so I can get it to the right people.

  • GA notes -- will be sent as a separate email blast, when available.

TAKE ACTION

This is a new section and will list a number of things YOU can do right now to help.

Opeds Submitted

Have you submitted a letter to the UT or another publication? Send it to osd-feedback@citizensoversight.org and we'll publish it here! They may not print it, but we will.

MEDIA

NEW

2011 Nov 28

  • Occupy L.A. speaks -- and says protesters aren't leaving In their first official statement to the city of Los Angeles, Occupy Los Angeles protesters rejected a purported city proposal offering work space and land away from City Hall –- and vowed to stay camped out on the building's lawn until their grievances are addressed.

  • OSD Press Release Tents are going back up in San Diego Civic Center Plaza Monday November 28

  • Keiser Report: Unemploy Wall Street This week Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, discuss unemployed Wall Streeters looking for financial firms that practice 'integrity and honesty' and hedge fund managers crying 'boohoo' that JP Morgan has seized their MF Global funds. In the second half of the show, Max talks to Danny Schechter about plunder, the crime of our time, inspiring an economic justice movement. Most enjoyable.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

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)


National Coordination


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Edited by Email Blast Team.
Topic revision: r4 - 2018-03-19, RaymondLutz
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