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Occupy Update! -- 2012-01-13 -- HIGHLIGHTS

Update: Mike Garcia, Tahra Ludwig, Tito, and Chris McKay arrested at the Jerry Sanders Mayoral Address at BalboaTheater. Charges were felony conspiracy to disturb the peace, with bail amounts of $10,000 each (about $1,000 bond). This is unprecedented.

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Occupy Congress bus takes off today.

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This report is BEST if you read the web version on your browser, esp. if the formatting is bad.


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OSD Fundraiser coming up on Jan 20, $5 cover

  • UPDATED Two items relevant to OSD mission were placed on the agenda of the City of San Diego Rules Committee. This committee is yet another example of a "do-nothing" committee because they hardly even treated the proposals as serious.


Unless noted, all events are at FreedomPlaza (AKA 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 -- Each will schedule the days of their meetings.
  • 7pm -- General Assembly (Civic Center Plaza)
    • NEW Saturday GA will be at 2pm.
    • GAs require 20 participants for a quorum.

Committee/Working-Group members: Please update any changes or additions as desired to osd-feedback (at) citizensoversight (dot) org. Also Facilitation maintains a website at

  • Jan 14 - Occupy So Cal Meetup in Long Beach at their MLK parade. -- this event is being held by Occupy Long Beach and discussed in a recent conference call to coordinate Socal Occupies. To folks in the greater LA area, "Socal" usually does not include San Diego. Not approved for formal participation by OSD by our GA but included here for information only.

  • OSD Contingent in D.C. on Jan 17. (Bus leaves Jan 13 and returns Jan 25.)
    • Updates to Road2Congress:
      • Occupy Phoenix is showing us support at the greyhound station:
      • Three people from Occupy Phoenix are going to join the bus with us.
      • Occupy DC is having an Occuparty after #J17 events at Mcpherson Park.
      • Round trip plane ticket is approx. $280.

  • Concert fundraiser at World Beat Center featuring Liquid Blue on Jan 20. You know how great the last fundraiser concert was... this will be even better. $5 cover charge. See flier. All proceeds go to Occupy San Diego.

  • Feb 4 -- NEW Occupy San Diego County Strategy Meeting -- details TBD, OSD GA approved on 2012-01-07.
  • Feb 10,11,12 -- "Occupy" the Democratic State Convention in San Diego -- NO ACTION HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE OSD GA YET.



13 Jan 2012 - Fri

  • (9am) - Greyhound trip to Washington D.C. to be part of the million tent protest on Jan 17th. $252 round trip fare. Returns on Jan 20 at 9am. Greyhound station: 1313 National Ave., San Diego, CA 92101 Facebook Event -- Follow the trip here: #OSD | Road 2 Congress team. Follow us for latest on-the-road updates as we travel through the US to #OccupyCongress protests on #JAN17.
  • (5p) Feminist Friday teach-in at Freedom Plaza.

14 Jan 2012 - Sat

  • (3:00p-4:00p) - *Teach-In at Freedom Square:"Paradise Plundered: Fiscal Crisis and Governance Failures in San Diego"*, Steve Erie, Professor of Political Science at UC San Diego and Vlad Kogan, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, UC San Diego Cancelled, but we will attempt to reschedule
  • Occupy So Cal meetup at Long Beach MLK park.
  • (5:30p) Events Committee meets at FreedomPlaza for planning for the MLK parade on the 15th.
  • (12p-2p) OccupYRCorner in Clairemont - Stand w/Signs and handout info at Balboa & Genessee FB Event
  • (2p) GA Meeting at Freedom Plaza.
  • (1p-4p) Occupy Encinitas - 1 PM rally at the corner of Encinitas Blvd. and Coast Highway 101 followed by general assembly at 2:30 PM at Cottonwood Creek Park, corner of Encinitas Blvd. and Vulcan Ave. (GA meets at Leucadia Pizzeria if raining) More info: Facebook or Website

15 Jan 2012 - Sun

  • (2p, meet at 12:30p) Occupy the Martin Luther King Parade! The marshalling area will be north of the CountyAdministrationCenter on Harbor Drive. The parade will proceed south on Harbor Drive and will end near Seaport Village. Occupy San Diego will march in solidarity with all groups supporting social justice (consensed by GA Jan 14th). The logistics of marching with Ocupemos El Barrio and/or Veterans for Peace will be made by consensus starting at 12:30 PM at the County Ad. Ctr. A number of options may be considered.
  • (4p) Ecology, Resources and Sustainability Teach-In at FreedomPlaza.
  • (7p) Worldwide Candlelight Vigil to Unite Movements for a Better World at 7 PM in each time zone.
  • (5p) Third World Solidarity group will meet at FreedomPlaza to discuss the UN Convention of Economic and Cultural Rights. See or contact Amir at or for details.

16 Jan 2012 - Mon

  • (10a-1p) - Occupy the Dream - in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. the Federal Reserve Banks of 13 cities, including San Francisco and Washington, D.C., wiill be occupied by members of the African-American faith community and their supporters.
  • (12p-3p) - Occupy Chula Vista will Occupy Third Ave and Palomar. FB Event
  • (6p) - Working Group for a Statement for Political Autonomy meets at FreedomPlaza.
  • (7p) Activist San Diego meets at the JoyceBeersCenter in Hillcrest

17 Jan 2012 - Tue

  • Million tent protest in Washington D.C. -- OSD to travel to OD.C. to be part of the 1 million tent protest. Group to Greyhound out, have great group discussions, enjoy the fun, bring a tent, a smile and warm stuff. Time to show the Government that we are not the enemy, the N.D.A.A. bill is unconstitutional and the people demand the change we need to improve all of society, not just the top 1%. The 99% are coming to D.C. and you can too. Facebook Event
  • (12:30p) Working Group for a Statement for Political Autonomy meets at FreedomPlaza.
  • (10a) Free Energy Committee can bring five Occupiers to see a new “free energy” device near Chula Vista Inventor Nikola Tesla patented a “free-energy receiver” back in 1901. Contact David Lande for more details.
  • No city council meeting this week.
  • (5-7p) - Radical Feminists present Feminist Fridays, today a teach-in on womens' reproductivde rights. This will be leaidng up to a day of action on the commemroating the 39th anniversary of Reoe v. Wade on the 22nd.
  • (2p) Wellness holds “Tranquil Tuesdays" FB Event at FreedomPlaza.

18 Jan 2012 - Wed

  • (5:30p) - Facilitation training at FreedomPlaza.
  • (5:15P) - OccupYrCorner will be Occupying North Park at the corner of 30th and University. Bring a sign and a smile, and engage the rest of the 99%. See Facebook event page for more.

19 Jan 2012 - Thu

  • People for Social Responsibility meet at Balboa Park (need time and place in park). Not an OSD event but Occupiers are welcomed and encouraged to attend.
  • (5:30p) - Facilitation training at FreedomPlaza.
  • (12p) San Diego Reinvestment Task Force at 202 C Street, 12th Floor Hearing Room, San Diego, CA 92101 <== click here to see the rest of the report.

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Guidelines for Facebook Group participants and moderators on Occupy San Diego Group [and any other OWS channel that wishes to use them].

The Occupy San Diego Facebook Group is an open forum for discussion. Anyone, anywhere in the world has a right to participate. While participants can express their opinions, these guidelines exist to ensure the functionality of the Group as a place to build discourse and provide information on and around OSD and the Global Direct Democracy Movement.

We have created this Group on Facebook for various topics and functions. If you have an issue with a moderator, email moderators and include your username, the name of the moderator, a detailed reason for complaint, and quote the post transcript if possible.

The Occupy San Diego Facebook Group serves individuals speaking every language on earth. We recommend partially accurate machine translation via as a stopgap measure to understand languages you don’t speak, and new technical solutions are in the works.

The United States is a country which does not permit Prior Restraint in online forum communications as has been recently reaffirmed in federal courts. Prior Restraint is the idea that, for example, the government cannot send tanks to the New York Times to stop printing presses, and likewise collectives of Facebook groups and pages cannot be held responsible for improper statements in any language on their pages or in their groups.

We thank you for your patience and understanding.

- Occupy San Diego Facebook Group team.

Guidelines for the Occupy San Diego Facebook Group participants and moderators:

We ask that forum participants share questions, discussions and information relevant to the direct democracy and Occupy movements, especially immediately important information and links, in a respectful and non-repetitive fashion. Contact moderators for any issues involving chat room moderators.

Participants MAY NOT:
  • Post fake donation or malicious virus links.
  • Post expressive messages which violate the Facebook Terms of Use including expressive content which is illegal in the State of California and United States. This is broadly understood to include content which advocates imminent violence and illegal activities as well as illegal drug use in the State of California, and links to material of that nature.
  • Make racist, sexist, or prejudiced. remarks, or post links to sources of that nature.
  • Messages which violate mutual respect would include:
    • Directly insult or threaten other group participants or moderators.
  • We ask that chat participants please direct concerns about these guidelines to moderators, rather than discussing extensively in the group.
  • While no forum guidelines can be perfect, we ask that participants address these difficult issues in a spirit of mutual respect and equality.·
  • Under the goals of mutual respect, equality, and unity, we ask that group participants:
    • Do not Request that other group participants be banned.
    • Do not attempt to disrupt or monopolize the group conversation.
    • This includes:Do not flood or spam the group with repetitive messages or unlabeled repetitive links.

If possible, please keep group participant messages in plain text style (not bold, italics or ALL CAPS). This is not a rule but helps the Facebook Group team and participants understand more clearly what is going on. Please reserve the bold/italic combination for moderators). This is not a ban-triggering violation, but a request made in the spirit of mutual respect. Unfortunately the technical platform does not allow us to determine text styling rules.


If, after a warning from a moderator, someone continues to violate the movement principles of mutual respect, equality, and unity, a moderator may trigger a 24 hour time out.

However, to maintain accountability between the group community and the Occupy/direct democracy movements, the moderators may issue 24 hour bans without reaching a consensus among the group’s active moderators, but they need to post supporting information on the moderator team chat including if possible direct quotes. The usage of clearing users previous messages needs to be minimized mainly to malicious links and other technically dangerous content, because clearing individual messages reduces the moderators’ accountability. Continued abuse of the rules and guidelines derived from mutual respect, unity and equality will result in either a 2 week or permanent ban depending on the extent of the participant’s disruptive behavior.

Guidelines for the Occupy San Diego Group participants and moderators

Moderators should abide by the principles of the General Assembly, including mutual respect, non-hierarchical organizing, solidarity, unity and equality.

Moderators MAY:
  • Use bold and/or italic lettering to help their identification in the group.
  • Ban participants that are neglecting to follow the group guidelines, in accordance with the rules and accountability laid out above.
  • Use the “delete post” for an individual user sparingly.
  • Express their independent opinions, but not force them on the group as a whole.

Moderators MUST:
  • Respectfully enforce participant guidelines in the group.
  • Follow the same guidelines of mutual respect, equality and unity as participants.
  • Warn a group participant at least once, preferably twice before employing a ban or time-out, and inform the participant as to why and for how long they may be banned.
  • Act independently in deciding to ban participants, i.e. – not in response to the requests of other participants.

Moderators MAY NOT:
  • Claim that their opinions, statements or the information they choose to give is representative of the entire Occupy/direct democracy movements.
  • Permanently ban any participant unless they post fake donation or malicious virus links, advocate violence/illegal activities or racism, use hate speech, or continually refuse to abide by above guidelines.
  • Exclude, insult or ban any participant based on their opinions.

Further suggestions and goals:
  • There should always be more than one moderator in the group.
  • Moderators, like participants, are subject to group removal if they repeatedly fail to respect the guidelines.
  • If possible everyone involved should be well-rested. Preferably moderators should not have been awake more than 12+ hours when they are moderating. Moderators should be training for more moderators to ensure that they are not moderating for extended periods of time. We deal with extreme levels of pressure on both the activist and moderation sides — and it’s vital to recruit more moderators while avoiding burnout and extreme stress in all respects.

We have a very important job here to distribute and discuss information that will bring generosity and honesty into our world. We cannot afford to lose people who are feeling verbally abused. We also cannot afford to spend hours wrapped up in matters that take time away from planning direct action, outreach, and other methods to spread our message. Time is short. We need every second we have.




2012 Jan 13

Media: Occupy San Diego

  • Occupy San Diego chorister arrested The group was formed by Women Occupy San Diego, a band of Occupy supporters, to help show that Occupy has non-confrontational, middle-class backers. But their usually cheerful performances took a bad turn last Saturday night when Occupella member Stephanie Jennings was arrested on battery charges at the Civic Center, along with another protestor.

  • Sanders Delivers His Final State of the City Address Mayor Jerry Sanders delivered his final State of the City Address tonight, using a theme of "Closing the Deal" to encourage city officials to finish what they started on improving civic finances and completing major building projects.

  • Rules Committee video Martha starts at about 1:30 or so. Ray starts at about 1:39 through 1:41. Josephne spoke at about 1:42 through to 1:43. Ed Bruckner at 1:44 through 1:47. Mitchell at about 1:47 through 1:50. Chris West at 1:54 through 1:56. Sharok (sp?) 1:57 through 1:58. Patricia 1:57 through 1:58. William Johnson 1:58 through 2:01. Tony Young massage - 2:01. Todd Gloria - 2:01 through 2:03 (thanks for nothing)

Media: Occupy National and Global


This section is being deprecated. See Occupy San Diego Events for full details.


Road Trip for Occupy D.C. on Jan 17:
  • This is our social media outlets for now. We will also be adding a livestream link too.
  • "Occupy San Diego is planning to take the Greyhound to Occupy Congress in solidarity with the movement on Jan 17.
  • During our road trip, we want to connect with America on our way to DC wherever we stop or whoever is on the bus.
  • Follow us as we plan for this adventure, when we're on the bus, and when we are actually in DC!
  • We will plan events and meetups with other occupations and will be tweeting, blogging, and livestreaming it all. Like this page, follow the twitter or visit the website for updates!"
  • Links: Greyhound Itinerary -- Facebook Road2Congress -- Website -- Twitter

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.

  • Anyone with information about arrests... Please, we need to continue to compile a complete list.
    • IF YOU HAVE BEEN ARRESTED, DETAINED, OR CITED... Please complete the form here: Occupy Legal Info Request and email to
    • If you can help compile the database from incoming emails, please let me know. It just takes a person who can carefully enter the data in to a web-based form.

  • NEW TELL POLICE HOW THEY ARE DOING: Police host monthly meetings in the community to get feedback from community members.

  • Legal is asking: If you were at the South gate on the day of The Port Shut Down 12/12 and witnessed any of the arrests and are willing to testify...please contact HiAndrea on FB or -- Tammy.

Lutz suing Civic Center Plaza building owners and operators Project Details
  • 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 Civic Center Plaza office building.

  • New Legal Web being designed on
    • New web (area of the site) will allow us to catalog all arrests, detentions, court actions, police ids, complaints, etc.
    • Once this is set up, will need the best lists we have and people who can help enter data.
    • It isn't much yet, but here it is: Legal Web

Legal Resources
  • The National Lawyers Guild resources to protesters who have been arrested NEW 619-500-4486
  • 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:
  • 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.

Occupy San Diego Links

Links to sites/pages below that are no longer actively updated:



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  • lists of emails that should be subscribed
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and we'll work to get that information included in this daily update.

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.
The information about the death of Jay Polk was received from various people and we were unable to confirm it one way or the other. We apologize for the obvious distress this may have caused.


Edited by Email Blast Team:
  • Ray Lutz (Editor)
  • Josephine P. (Media / Facebook)
  • Jason Packman (Education Events)
  • Chris West (Events)
  • Benjamin Cossel (Photographs)

  • 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.

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