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2012-06-28 -- HIGHLIGHTS:



But mark your calendars now for these!

  • For a complete listing of TPP events for those of you on Facebook, check back here for updates. It's very thorough and well done with all the links to the individual events pages. For those of you who are not, here is the contents of the page as of the afternoon of June 28th:

From July 2 to July 10, the political leaders of the Pacific Rim nations are meeting in San Diego to turn the Pacific Ocean and its peoples into a giant privatized corporate lake characterized by non-union workers, Wal-Mart supply chain feeders, poisoned, landless agricultural laborers, a dying biodiversity, and rising, drowning sea levels. We cannot and will not let this happen.

The Coalition to STOP TPP has been working alongside Global Trade Watch to put plan out several events taking place throughout the week, leading to a march on July 7 as part of a Global Day of Action against the TPP.

For more info on TPP check out Fliers and Info:​artandflyers/ Calendar:​calendar-of-events/ Endorsement and links:​endorsements-and-links/

Individual event pages will be made for them, this page will serve to compile them.

Monday, July 2nd * 12:00 noon -March to rally and support the Labor Council's noontime rally and press conference at the Hilton Hotel next to the Convention Center Between the Hilton Bayfront & Convention Center (Park & Harbor) On Facebook at:​events/463272507034625/

Monday July 2nd * 6:30 - *8:30pm Better World Conference: Workers' Rights, Outsourcing, Wal-Mart & Gentrification Logan Heights Public Library (567 South 28th Street, San Diego)​events/254064178042185/

Tuesday, July 3rd * 6:00 - 9:00pm Better World Conference: IP, GMOs & Healthcare AND Women & the TPP Centro Cultural de la Raza (2125 Park Blvd)​events/381672918564227​events/436061773081565/

Fourth of July Petitioning Wednesday, July 4th * Ongoing Throughout the City For more info, email

Thursday, July 5th * 6:00 - 9:00pm Better World Conference: Geopolitics & Empire AND Indigenous Rights Centro Cultural de la Raza (2125 Park Blvd)​events/129540743850874

Thursday, July 5th * 6:00 - 9:00pm Better World Conference: Local Economies & Sustainability AND Biodiversity & Climate Change Balboa Park​events/391401810916977/

Friday, July 6 * 6:30pm - 8:30pm Better World Conference: Food Freedom or NAFTA on Steroids? Peace Resource Center​events/153357868133452/

Saturday, July 7 * 10:30 am Global Day of Action - Join San Diego for a major march with pots and pans and drums to STOP TPP. Civic Center (1100 3rd Avenue) Gathering at 10:30am; march to Hilton leaves at 11:00am​events/252861931488913/

Saturday, July 7 * 3:00 - 5:00pm Better World Conference: Fukushima & Nuclear Power Peace Resource Center (3850 Westgate Place)​events/393026330733800/



National Days of Action on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) July 1 – 7, 2012

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Trade negotiators and corporate lobbyists from throughout the Pacific Rim will be meeting in San Diego over the week of July 4th for a closed-doors trade summit aimed at rushing the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) towards completion. U.S. negotiators have granted approximately 600 corporate lobbyists access to the TPP texts, but have refused to tell the public what they are proposing in our names. We need to drag the TPP out of the shadows if we’re going to prevent a major corporate power grab. A Call to Action While labor, environmental, consumer, immigrant rights, family farm and Occupy activists demonstrate in San Diego, you can help join in calling out the TPP’s back-room deal making by taking the following action:

Step 1: Identify local branch one of the TPP’s “cleared corporate advisors.” Popular choices include Wal-Mart, Chevron, Halliburton, Fed Ex, Verizon, Cargill and Caterpillar.

Step 2: Get a group of people together to visit that office or store at a specific date and time between Sunday, July 1 and Saturday, July 7. It doesn’t matter if it’s just you and a friend; a contingent from your Central Labor Council; or an entire Occupy chapter. The key to success is simply having people participate in as many different places as possible. If you’d like to spread the word about your action, and potentially have others join you, please post information about your visit here by Thursday, June 28 and we will list it on this website and circulate it via email.

Step 3: Make one or more signs that say the following: “USTR: NO BACK ROOM DEALS FOR THE 1%!” Have your group take pictures with that sign during your visit (trying to capture the corporation in the background). Email the best photos to tppaction@citizenstrade.or​g by Saturday, July 7 and we’ll include them in a collage delivered to trade negotiators during a creative action in the final days of the San Diego negotiations. Step 4: When at your action, you can also choose deliver this letter; hand out this flyer to passerby; use these talking points to hold a rally; draw connections between the TPP and local struggles; or do anything else that inspires you and your friends. But please be sure to follow Step 3 to ensure that trade negotiators feel the heat from your action! . Together, we can help prevent a “NAFTA of the Pacific” that hurts working people, family farmers and the environment in our communities and around the world. Thank you for heeding this call to action! If you have any questions, please email tppaction@citizenstrade.or​g. . Background: What is the TPP? The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is poised to become the largest free trade agreement ever. The massive trade and investment pact is currently being negotiated behind-closed-doors between the United States and countries throughout the Pacific Rim. Current negotiating countries include the United States, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam, but the TPP is also intended as a “docking agreement” that all Pacific Rim nations will join over time. Canada, Japan and Mexico are already pressing to do so. Powerful corporate interests are pushing for the TPP to:

Offshore good-paying jobs to low-wage nations and undercut working conditions globally Create new tools for attacking environmental and consumer safety standards Expand the deregulation of banks, hedge funds and insurance companies Further concentrate global food supplies, displacing family farmers and subjecting consumers to wild price fluctuations Institute longer patents that restrict access to affordable, generic medications Impose IP restrictions that choke online speech, innovation, privacy and digital rights

Instead of being debated out in the open, the TPP has thus far been negotiated in the shadows. Approximately 600 corporate lobbyists have been given access to the TPP negotiating texts. A handful of civil society groups also have access to the texts, but they are vastly outnumbered and are legally prevented from sharing what they’ve read. Meanwhile, the people whose lives will be affected by the TPP have been barred from even reviewing what U.S. negotiators have proposed in our names.

The thirteenth major round of TPP negotiations — and perhaps one of the last — is taking place in San Diego from July 2 to 10. There will be a variety of actions in San Diego at that time — but people of conscience throughout the country are needed to help ensure that the world isn’t saddled with another back-room trade deal that benefits the 1% at the expense of the global majority.


* (This list is automatically generated from the topic Occupy.Occupy San Diego Events). Look at the Calendar for more events, not within the next 16 days. Check back at the Stop TPP website: and the Calendar here for TPP, as some plans are still in flux.

28 Jun 2012 - Thu

  • (9a) Attend the San Diego Planning Commission at San Diego City Hall, and Say No to re-zoning open space bordering Mission Trails Regional Park to industrial for a SDGE natural gas power plant siting. CPUC says So. Cal. has excess energy, even with SONGS permanent closure. Support local clean energy. Wear orange in solidarity with We're hoping for 100 people in orange! more details

30 Jun 2012 - Sat

  • (10a-2p) 10,000 March Against Wal-Mart in L.A. in what may well be the largest anti-Wal-Mart demonstration ever held in the U.S., to keep Wal-Mart out of L.A, and send the message that L.A. will not be bought off by Wal-Mart and the way it does business. Event Details - FB Event page.
  • (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 Freedom Plaza
  • (2p) GA at Freedom Plaza

01 Jul 2012 - Sun

02 Jul 2012 - Mon

  • (11a-2p) (Registered stakeholders: arrive at 10 AM) at the park beside the Hilton) TPP Direct Stakeholder Engagement at the Bayfront Hilton.
  • (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\) 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 Bayfront Hilton, 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 Centro Cultural De La Raza.
  • (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 Centro Cultural De La Raza UPDATED >>> Details
  • (6p-9p) People’s Conference: A Better World Is Possible! - Local Economies and Sustainability, Biodiversity & Global Climate Change at the World Beat Center - 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 Peace Resource Center - 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 Civic Center Plaza to the Bayfront Hilton.
  • (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 Peace Resource Center. For more info see FB Event page, or email Carol Jahnkow at
  • (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 Freedom Plaza
  • (2p) GA at Freedom Plaza

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 San Diego City Hall, 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 Childrens Park
  • (4p) OB Farmers Market on Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach.

12 Jul 2012 - Thu

13 Jul 2012 - Fri

14 Jul 2012 - Sat

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10,000 March against WalMart in Los Angeles - June 30th - Bus trip and other details -

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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
  • Adam and Mikey have had all charges dropped against them, and are in Chicago in support of the NATO protesters who still sit in jail. The other walkers have gone up to Philadelphia for the Occupy National Gathering which runs June 30 - July 4
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 under 40%.
  • Project landing web site:
  • 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: <-- 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.

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Please note, some of the TPP-related events in the blast and calendar are still in the planning stages; some of the details may change over time.
  • TPP is a free trade agreement between Brunei, Chile, New Zealand, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Peru, United States, Vietnam, Mexico, and Canada. The next and possibly final meeting will be here in San Diego from July 2 - July 10.
  • Each organization below stands in solidarity with the disenfranchised both here and abroad in condemning these talks as destructive to the workers of the world, and have endorsed a Call to Action
    • Occupy San Diego - CP
    • Occupy City Heights
    • Occupy Your Corner
    • Women Occupy San Diego (WOSD)
    • The San Diego Coalition for Peace and Justice (SDCPJ)
    • Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch
    • The International Socialist Organization (ISO) - San Diego
    • OSD Labor Solidarity Committee
    • Canvass for a Cause
    • In Motion Magazine
    • Occupy Santa Rosa
    • Bayan USA
    • International League of Peoples' Struggle
  • Green Party of San Diego County
  • Occupy Los Angeles
  • Colectivo Zapatista
  • People for Social Sustainability
  • TPP Links:

  • Unfortunately for the over 7,000,000,000 "stakeholders" affected by TPP, the meat of the negotiations will occur behind closed doors, which mirrors the manner in which the corporations which aim to benefit the most from the negotiations do their business every day. It's what they know; it's what keeps them unaccountable to the rest of society. These 7,000,000,000 "stakeholders" world-wide will be affected by these negotiations, environmentally, economically, agriculturally, and politically. But negotiators will be beholden to the 1%; thus it will be to their benefit to make the most of this by rolling back workers rights, Internet freedom, environmental regulations, financial safeguards, limits to pharmaceutical patents, and the list goes on. Hundreds of corporate lobbyists will enjoy the advantage of having access to the negotiating documents that will simply not be available to the public. Recently a memorandum of understanding signed by parties which banned the release of the documents for four years after the agreement is reached was leaked.
  • A comprehensive web page covering the dangers of TPP: the TPP page of the Public Citizen web site. A good web page on TPP:
  • Please sign a petition demanding that US Trade Representative Ron Kirk release all Trans-Pacific Free Trade Agreement proposals now:


2012 Jun 28

Media: Occupy San Diego

Media: Occupy National and Global

From Monday: PRESS RELEASE FROM U.S. SEN. SHERROD BROWN’S OFFICE - With Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations Set to Continue in California Next Week, Senators Call for Increased Transparency, Including Broader Consultation on Internet Freedom

Supreme Court Declines to Revisit Citizens United - In a brief unsigned decision, the Supreme Court on Monday declined to have another look at its blockbuster 2010 campaign finance decision, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. In a 5-to-4 vote, the majority summarily reversed a decision of the Montana Supreme Court that had refused to follow the Citizens United decision.

America: A Fire Sale to Foreign Corporations by Brian Moench 26 of the 28 chapters of [TPP] have nothing to do with trade. TPP was drafted with the oversight of 600 representatives of multi-national corporations, who essentially gave themselves whatever they wanted; the environment, public health, worker safety, further domestic job losses be damned.

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.


Things YOU can do right now to help.

From Barb Dunsmore:
I was working at RSF [Rancho Santa Fe] Farmer's Market today [Sunday, June 17th] and this band, The Yes Team, was playing. Really beautiful voices and nice music. I got the sense that they supported Occupy so I went up and talked to them. They played this Occupy song for me. Recorded on my phone so recording doesn't really do them justice, but they are really good. I asked them if they would ever be interested in playing for an Occupy fundraiser in the future and they all said an astounding YES! So please keep them in mind for any future events or fundraisers.

Here is their website: where you can see list of their scheduled events. They will be playing at The Wave House this Friday June 22nd and will be playing at Ocean Beach Street Fair next Saturday June 23rd so stop by and check them out if you have time.



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


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:
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • -- Your rights when you are being arrested falsely.

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