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MIC CHECK! -- MIC CHECK!

To those of you who became a part of Occupy San Diego last fall, you remember that despite the diversity of opinion amongst us on how to address the social and economic injustices of our country and the rest of the world, that one thing that almost all of us could agree on was the feeling that something new and foreboding was coming into play, and that it was resulting in the growing wealth divide, and the ability of corporations to manipulate financial and other resources at the expense of the peoples of the world. We knew it just didn't “happen”, that the root cause was that our system had over time gone amok.

If ever there is or will be a reason to revisit Occupy and its goals of promoting economic and social justice, that time has come. The 13th and possibly final round of negotiations for the “free trade” agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will begin tomorrow to run through the week. The details of the draft texts of the agreement are secret, known to some 600 corporate lobbyists but kept out of the public’s view. Even our legislators have not seen the texts of the agreement. There is a memorandum of understanding that dictates that the draft texts of the agreement not be released for four years after the end of negotiations.

The negotiations are not “free trade”, but a goodie basket for multinational corporations of the world, at the expense of worker’s rights, the environment, Internet freedom, and access to affordable generic pharmaceuticals. The agreement is for their benefit, not ours. We will lose jobs as they are moved offshore to sweatshops around the world. Unions and worker’s rights groups are staunchly opposed to the new and onerous provisions that signatories will have to adhere to. Corporations will be elevated to the status of sovereign nations, extracting penalties from nations who do not relax or rescind laws which are harmful to “investor rights”.

Come out and protest the TPP at a rally tomorrow morning at the park next to the Bayfront Hilton just southeast of the Convention Center, join in our "Pots and Pans" march on Saturday, and attend and participate in our "A Better World is Possible - People's Conference" roundtable discussions on the alternatives to “free trade”. The Coalition to Stop TPP is holding these discussions as a meaningful and positive alternative to what has been negotiated by corporate insiders.


Click through to open the complete web-version of the report: http://copswiki.org/Occupy/OccupySanDiegoEmailBlast2012Jul1

Scroll down for our usual events listing, or:

For a listing of the Coalition to Stop TTP events only look on the website at http://stoptpp.org/calendar-of-events/.

For a complete listing of the alternative People's Conference: A Better World is Possible! roundtable discussions and panelists, and their biographies, see http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/global/tpp/NOTPP_peoples_conference2.pdf.

For those of you on Facebook, there is a page dedicated to the week's activities with links to pages with more details at Stop TPP Week of Actions

TPP Links: Endorsements:


A complete event listing of events, including TPP events, follows below.

2012-07-02

02 Jul 2012 - Mon

  • (11a-2p) (Registered stakeholders: arrive at 10 AM) at the park beside the Hilton) TPP Direct Stakeholder Engagement at the BayfrontHilton.
  • (11:30a) Resource Based Economy Journal Distribution at Stop TPP Protest. Meet at People 4 Social Sustainability (P.S.S.) table; we'll be setting about at about 11:30am and will be there till approx. 4pm. Let us know (619-500-4761, or at sdsustainable@facebook.com\) if you'd like to volunteer for a shift to help distribute the journal. At the Bayfront Hilton.
  • (12p) There will be a press conference, protest and rally by San Diego Labor Council and community groups to welcome the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to the BayfrontHilton, in a park close by beyond the southwest end of the Convention Center. Details and map - FB Event page
  • (6:30-8:30p) People’s Conference: A Better World Is Possible! - Workers Rights/Outsourcing/WalMart & Gentrification at the Logan Heights Public Library
  • (6p-8p) Ocupemos el Barrio - Occupy the 'Hood meets Mondays at Sherman Heights Community Center

03 Jul 2012 - Tue

  • (6p-9p) People’s Conference: A Better World Is Possible! - Intellectual Property, GMOs, Healthcare, Women and the TPP - at CentroCulturalDeLaRaza.
  • (8p) San Diego Remembers Mollie Judith Olgin & Mary Christine Chapa, at the John Wear Hate Crimes Memorial Plaque near 10th and University Avenue in Hillcrest. Details

04 Jul 2012 - Wed

  • (4p) OB Farmers Market on Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach.

05 Jul 2012 - Thu

  • OYC flyering at lunch time at and near the Bayfront Hilton
  • (6p-9p) People’s Conference: A Better World Is Possible! - Geopolitics and Empire; Indigenous Rights: Decolonization or the TPP at CentroCulturalDeLaRaza UPDATED >>> Details
  • (6p-9p) People’s Conference: A Better World Is Possible! - Local Economies and Sustainability, Biodiversity & Global Climate Change at the WorldBeatCenter - Details

06 Jul 2012 - Fri

  • OYC flyering at lunch time at and near the Bayfront Hilton
  • (5p-7p) Growing Food, Healing Lives: Food Security and Survivors of Violence, a workshop highlighting the power of food justice and security when implemented in social service agencies, facilitated by Cathy Mendonca, Resident Specialist and DV Advocate of Becky's House of the YWCA of San Diego County. FB Event
  • (6:30-8:30p) People’s Conference: A Better World Is Possible! - Food Freedom or NAFTA on Steroids - at the PeaceResourceCenter - Come and Meet Ben Burkett, President of the National Family Farm Coalition discuss the Significance of Food Sovereignty - Video:Food Sovereignty

07 Jul 2012 - Sat

  • (10a) Resource Based Economy Journal Distribution before the Pots and Pans march.
  • (10:30a) A nine-month anniversary OSD "Pots and Pans" march from CivicCenterPlaza to the BayfrontHilton.
  • (time TBD) Golden Hill Park Really Really Free Market! Details are on the OSD Website
  • (3p-5p) Ms. Chieko Shiina, a tireless activist and organizer from the Kawamata village of Fukushima will speak at the PeaceResourceCenter. For more info see FB Event page, or email Carol Jahnkow at mailto:caroljahnkow@gmail.com.
  • (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
  • (12:30p) Labor Solidarity Committee meets at FreedomPlaza
  • (2p) GA at FreedomPlaza

09 Jul 2012 - Mon

  • (2p) City Council will vote on the Irwin Jacobs plan for Balboa Park, which would eliminate the World Beat Center. This being an agenda item, there will be no one speaker per topic limit.
  • (6p-8p) Ocupemos el Barrio - Occupy the 'Hood meets Mondays at Sherman Heights Community Center

10 Jul 2012 - Tue

11 Jul 2012 - Wed

  • (2p) Public hearing at the Land Use & Housing Committee, at SanDiegoCityHall, 202 C Street, 12th floor. The body will vote on an ordinance requiring banks to register foreclosed homes and maintain properties that they have chosen to foreclose on, with a $1,000 per day fine for lack of compliance.
  • (7p) GA at ChildrensPark
  • (4p) OB Farmers Market on Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach.

12 Jul 2012 - Thu

13 Jul 2012 - Fri

14 Jul 2012 - Sat

15 Jul 2012 - Sun

16 Jul 2012 - Mon

17 Jul 2012 - Tue

18 Jul 2012 - Wed

  • (6p) Imperial Beach City Council to Vote on the Safe Access (Medical Marijuana) Ordinance. At IB Civic Center - FB Event
  • (7p) "Occupy the Candidates" project will be discussed at the OSD GA at Childrens Park (1st St at Island) [Please note that there is no GA this weekend due to Pride Activities] See http://www.copswiki.org/Occupy/OccupyTheCandidates for details.
  • (7p) GA at ChildrensPark
  • (4p) OB Farmers Market on Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach.

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NEWS

Jason on Friday: Adam has made it to Philadelphia! So good to see him again. We met him at the train station. We are having a bite to eat, going to the Wooden Shoe Bookstore and then back to our encampment. NATGAT!

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Preserve Balboa Park (SOHO page) and the World Beat Center! Occupy non-agenda items at City Council meetings Tuesdays at 10 AM to preserve Balboa Park! Vote on the Irwin Jacobs plan will be on either July 9th or 10th.

Occupy Walk
  • Website: http://www.occupywalkusa.org
  • Facebook group page
  • Stream Channel: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/occupywalkusa.
  • Occupy Walkers USA: Chris McKay has gone to Seattle where he continues his full-time activism. His U-Streams continue at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/p91fun.
  • Mikey, DJ and Jason are in Philly for the NATGAT of June 30th - July 4th. A video from Thursday by Jason heading to the lofts where he and DJ are staying, and on Jason's plans to join the Guitarmy for the 99 mile walk after the NATGAT from Philly to NYC: .
  • Hours ago, Adam was arrested at the National Gathering in Philly. The other walkers and David Jacob of OSD are apparently OK. So far 30-40 gave been arrested.
  • Follow the Walkers on Twitter: @occupywalkusa
Shut Down San Onofre
  • NEW Please vote in the L.A. Times opinion poll on shutting down the plant permanently. Unions have been encouraging votes to get it back on line; thus the votes for shutting SONGS down are now over 40% and rising.
  • NEW Vote for shutdwon in a U/T poll. Better news here, running 51/48 % for shutdown.
  • Project landing web site: http://ShutDownSanOnofre.org
  • 30-sec TV Spot Catch it on MSNBC. Thank you Friends of the Earth!
  • On April 18th, Southern California Edison (SEC) admitted that Unit 2 had the same unusual wear as Unit 3 (the one the blew a tube) meaning it will be very difficult to turn on Unit 3 before understanding the problem, as had been suggested as one option by NRC Secretary Gregory Jaczko at the press conference.
  • Regarding the press conference -- 20/20 hindsight says our action would have been better not at the San Onofre plant, but in the street outside the Doubletree Hotel where Chairman Jaczko already had all the media, and people could easily see, park, etc.
  • NEW New Facebook page: http://www.Facebook.com/ShutSongs <-- Please like it!
  • Cities of Irvine and Solana Beach voted to shut down San Onofre. This needs to be on the agenda of all local cities.

Media


Occupy Walk

Occupy Walk has adopted a more practical walking schedule based on walking an average of 15 miles per day, 5 days per week. The additional 2 days off dedicated to outreach activities. FROM: Needles, CA TO:

City Miles Est Time Est. Arrival Actual
San Diego, CA       18 Feb 2012
29 Palms       19 Mar 2012
Jason Brock at 29 Palms
Needles, CA       20 Mar 2012
Crossed into AZ       22 Mar 2012
Lake Havasu       25 Mar 2012
Lake Havasu
Oatman, AZ       27 Mar 2012
Oatman Video
        Oatman to Golden Valley
Kingman, AZ       30 Mar 2012 - 01 Apr 2012
Video: Occupy Walk in Kingman, AZ
Seligman, AZ       09 Apr 2012
Photos to the tune of Kid Rock "Born Free"
Flagstaff, AZ       12 Apr 2012 - 15 Apr 2012
DJ, who joined the walk in L.A., playing in the snow
Albuquerque, NM 331 mi 4.5 wks heading northeast to Santa Fe  
We will try to have an updated itinerary for the O-Walkers soon. They will be coming back to Santa Fe after the national Occupy gathering in Philadelphia concludes on July 4th.

TAKE ACTION

Things YOU can do right now to help.


RECENT GA MINUTES


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.
  • Social Network Moderator Guidelines - OSD guidelines for moderating social network discussions


POLICE COMPLAINTS

Have you been mistreated by the Police? Have your First Amendment rights been violated? Have you been arrested for nothing, only to have the charges "unfiled" but held over your head for up to a year?
  • First read this document: http://www.2momslaw.com/police_misconduct.pdf
  • Make a Complaint: How to Make a Police Complaint
    • Use this form: Complaint Form
    • Forms also available in the lobby of City Hall.
    • Citizen's Review Board member says we do NOT need names & badge numbers. File the complaint & it's up to SDPD to determine who the officer was (But it is better if we have them, of course).
  • ALSO: By telephone or in writing to
    • SDPD Internal Affairs Unit, 1401 Broadway, MS 709, San Diego CA 92101, (619) 531-2801
    • Complaints made to the Citizens Review Board do not necessarily make it into the officers' personnel files
    • Read this: Making Police Complaints That Stick
  • Also, consider making a CLAIM against the city for your BOND money if charges were never filed. They have 45 days to reject the claim, then you file a lawsuit. It costs $400 to file unless you can claim low income.

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

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.

Legal Resources
  • The National Lawyers Guild resources to protesters who have been arrested 619-500-4486 occupylegalsd@gmail.com
  • 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: http://layon.net/busted.php
  • To check if someone is in jail check this website: http://apps.sdsheriff.net/wij/wij.aspx
    • 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.
  • FYI -- Penal Code 849.5. In any case in which a person is arrested and released and no accusatory pleading is filed charging him with an offense, any record of arrest of the person shall include a record of release. Thereafter, the arrest shall not be deemed an arrest, but a detention only.
  • http://www.constitution.org/uslaw/defunlaw.htm -- Your rights when you are being arrested falsely.


Occupy San Diego Links

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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.

THANK YOU FOR BEING INVOLVED.

Edited by Email Blast Team:
  • Chris West (Editor/Events)
  • Jason Packman (Education Events)
  • Ray Lutz (Mentor/Editor/Infrastructure)


  • 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: r7 - 2018-03-19, RaymondLutz
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