03 Feb 2012 - (1p-4p) NDAA 2012 Congressional Protest asking for repeal of the unconstitutional amendments 1021 & 1022 of the NDAA recently signed into law by Barack Obama, outside of these district congressional offices: * -- 52nd - Duncan Hunter Jr - 1870 Cordell Ct, Ste 206 El Cajon, CA 92020 * -- 53rd - Susan Davis - 2700 Adams Avenue Suite 102 San Diego CA 92116
03 Feb 2012 - (3p) - Wellness committee meeting (was announced at Tuesday's GA at Childrens Park).
03 Feb 2012 - (4:30p) Working/planning group for Occupy SD County Summit on Feb 4th meets at Freedom Plaza.
--- c) Agro Business in America -- Nic Paget-Clarke & Derek Casady
--- d) Open Space Technology -- Raffi
5:00-5:30 CLOSING SESSION REPORT BACKS
5:30-6:00 FUTURE PLANS & WRAP-UP
05 Feb 2012 - (1:00p) Teach in at Freedom Plaza: How do you tell if a social movement has succeeded/When do social movements end? by Prof. Elaine Lewinek
05 Feb 2012 - (2:00p) Teach in at Freedom Plaza: Political Terminology Workshop by Amir
05 Feb 2012 - (5:00p) Education Committee meeting, Freedom Plaza
05 Feb 2012 - (5:30p) Events Committee
06 Feb 2012 - (5:30p) Super Committee for the Feb 11th SoCal InterOcc event meets at Freedom Plaza
08 Feb 2012 - Jury Trial of Benjamin Gasper, who despite our state's law allowing for medical marijuana cultivation for personal use, has been targeted by San Diego's District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis. This trial will be indicative of how Dumanis operates and bends the law to interpret simple cultivation to automatically infer cultivation for sales. The trial will be held at Department 11 - San Diego Superior Court, 220 West Broadway. More info can be found at the Facebook event page at Benjamin Gasper - Jury Trial.
08 Feb 2012 - (6p) This will be the 100th anniversary of the first of the Wobbly arrests in the San Diego Free Speech Fight, for exercising their right to free speech in San Diego. The San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council will have a commemoration at 5th Ave. and E Street, featuring music, performances, special guests and people speaking from soapboxes as they did in 1912.
08 Feb 2012 - (7p) Racism and the Industrial Prison Complex -- Join us for a discussion about the nature of the racist prison system in the U.S.; includes a speaker from Books for Prisoners. at UCSD, Social Sciences Building 101 Info
08 Feb 2012 - (8p) - GA will start an hour late, after the Free Speech event in the Gaslamp.
09 Feb 2012 - (9:30a) New hearing on TRO regarding the Encroachment Law before Judge Hayes in Federal Court (880 Front St, courtroom 4, same place as last time). Would be cool if plaintiffs can attend and sit up at the plaintiff's table with me, and supporters in the courtroom as well. This is for the as-applied challenge to section 54.0110.
10 Feb 2012 - (9:30) Jury Trial of Benjamin Gasper continues, who despite our state's law allowing for medical marijuana cultivation for personal use, has been targeted by San Diego's District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis. This trial will be indicative of how Dumanis and those under her operate and bend the law to interpret simple cultivation to automatically infer cultivation for sales. The trial is being held at dept. 50, fourth floor, San Diego Superior Court, 220 West Broadway. More info at the Facebook event page at Benjamin Gasper - Jury Trial.
10 Feb 2012 - 12 Feb 2012 - Dem State Convention at the San Diego Convention Center. Agenda at 2012 Democratic State Convention Agenda. Please note: The public is generally welcomed to caucus meetings which meet Friday and Saturday. Of note to OSD would be the Environmental Caucus, Friday 4p-6p and the Progressive Caucus, Saturday, 8p-10p. Membership dues for caucuses are generally nominal (like $5 a year).
10 Feb 2012 - “Marching with Cesar” – Nine day march commemorating Cesar Chavez continues southward towards Friendship Park at the border to conclude on the 11th with a stop today in Escondido. Call 619-269-7865 or visit http://borderangels.org for details.
11 Feb 2012 - (8:30a-10:30p) First SoCal InterOcc Conference!
8:30 - 9:30 Gather at Freedom Plaza (Civic Center at 3rd and B). Packets of information will be handed out as well as water and trail mix.
9:30 - 10:00 March with soap boxes to various sites in "Gaslamp" district to speak on various topics in honor 100th Anniversary of Freedom of Speech movement in SD. People will drop off at assigned corners.
10:00 - 11:30 Speak from soap boxes about topics relevant to today's economic, political and social situation
11:30 -12:00 March back collecting people from soap boxes as we go and ending in Children's Park to gather with Save our Bill of Rights Group.
12:00 - 1:30 March with them to Convention Center to protest NDAA (see below) in front of State Democratic Convention where Senator Feinstein will be keynote speaker.
1:30 - 2:00 Travel by car, bus, trolley or foot to Balboa Park where lunch will be served. Location: 6th at Juniper.
2:00 - 2:30 Lunch (prepared and served by Occupy San Diego)
2:30 - 3:00 Marjorie Cohn speaking on the NDAA
3:00 - 3:45 Breakout groups - various topics
3:45 - 4:45 Breakout groups - various topics
4:45 - 6:30 SoCal InterOc GA (Closing to include decision on where to hold next SoCal InterOc)
6:30 - 7:30 Dinner (prepared and served by OSD)
7:30 -10:00 Free time to socialize, meet in interest groups, have open mic, music, songs, fun.
10:00 Clean up, wrap up
11 Feb 2012 - (10a-12p) Car Impound Policy Community Forum at Sherman Heights Community Center, 2258 Island Avenue. This concerns Civil Rights violations targeting undocumented workers and prohibitively expensive "impound fees", often mandatory 60 days or more, & deportations, etc.
16 Feb 2012 - Occupiers up along the West Coast will be boarding the "Occupy Express" starting in Los Angeles to arrive in Olympia, WA for the (OSD supported) Occupy Solidarity Social Forum on Feb 18th and 19th. The Express is due to return to LA on the 21st. If interested in the Express, send an email to Chuck@AFGJ.org.
16 Feb 2012 - (12p-2p) Rally for Safe Access at the Federal Courthouse at 940 Front St. at E St., in response to Obama's Justice Department's war on medical marijuana patients, in some states ignoring individuals state's laws permitting use of same as medicine. FB Event Not an OSD event.
17 Feb 2012 - (8a-9:30a) "A Better San Diego" presents a breakfast and panel discussion at Ufcw Hall Mission Valley to learn about the foreclosure crisis and discuss solutions. Breakfast is provided for a suggested donation of $5. Please RSVP to email@example.com. Panelists include: David Lagstein, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), And Corinne Wilson, Center for Policy Initiatives (CPI). Facebook event page
18 Feb 2012 - 2012 - (6p-10p) JUST FOR RAUL FUNDRAISER! OSD Labor Solidarity Committee presents a Benefit Concert for Raul Carranza, who has muscular dystrophy and requires 24/7 nursing care, but was denied assistance by the state’s program director even though a judge ruled he was eligible, at Centro Cultural De La Raza. Program Includes Joshua Napier, People's Revolutionary Choir, and Women Occupella! Please let the Occupy San Diego Labor Solidarity Committee know if you would like to contribute or perform =) Invite friends and family, All are Welcome!! $5 donation suggested for: FOOD, DRINKS, ARTISTS. We will also be having a RAFFLE! "I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for wanting to help me in my struggle. Any and all donations are welcome. All money raised through this event will be used to cover my medical bills or possible legal fees from trying to overturn Medi-Cal's decision to cut my funding. Thank you for caring,Raul Carranza".
19 Feb 2012 - (7:30p -1a) San Diego Occu-Party Benefit Concert #3 with Liquid Blue, the Women’s Occupella Chorus, Skavolutionary Orchestra, The Barnwell Shift, Fabio Alejandro from "B Side Players" & Marauak, spoken word artists Jerrica Escoto and Deacon Blair, and guest speakers Stephanie Jennings of Women Occupy San Diego, and Mike Garcia at the Soda Bar at 3615 El Cajon Boulevard in SD. Admission $5. Please help spread the word on this fundraiser.
23 Feb 2012 - (6p-8p) International Socialist Organization presents a meeting with Raul Carranza and his supporters interested in reinstating his legally mandated Medi-Cal benefits at City Heights Rec Center at 4380 Landis Street. To learn of his experiences of stonewalling by the State go to http://raulcarranza.org/
23 Feb 2012 - Trial for Bobby Uribe postponed to later date (TBD).
24 Feb 2012 - (9:30a) Jury trial of Benjamin Gasper continues, who despite our state's law allowing for medical marijuana cultivation for personal use, has been targeted by San Diego's District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis. This trial will be indicative of how Dumanis and those under her operate and bend the law to interpret simple cultivation to automatically infer cultivation for sales. The trial is being held at dept. 50, fourth floor, San Diego Superior Court, 220 West Broadway. More info at the Facebook event page at Benjamin Gasper - Jury Trial. Opening arguments will likely start early next week when supporters of Ben are encouraged to attend.
24 Feb 2012 - (12p-1:30p) Justice for Janitors (J4J) rally and march, to address income inequality and lack of health care benefits for janitors, begins at 8th and B Streets. Unfortunately, San Diego County janitors have the lowest pay and benefits in the entire State of CA. (Not an OSD event) More info see Facebook event page
27 Feb 2012 - (2p) Occupy San Diego City College meets at Gorton Quad to work on planning for the March 1st Walkout
27 Feb 2012 - Occupy our Food Supply is a global day of action focused on the “externalities” of Big Ag, including environmental damage, that affect the 99%, and buying food locally sustainably. Click here if interested in organizing an event in the area.
28 Feb 2012 - (9a- 12p, 1:30p-4:30p) Opening statements, and prosecution evidence (i.e. cops on the stand), for the Jury trial of Brother Hex (Curtis Williams), who was arrested during the Port Shutdown action, in Department 15, (on the 2nd floor) of the San Diego Superior Court. Opening statments will likely begin this afternoon, after jury selection is completed. Hex would greatly appreciate any supporters at these proceedings. The trial is expected to take all day today, tomorrow, and possibly Thursday. Should you have any questions call Mitchell Sterling at 619-808-2199.
28 Feb 2012 - (7p-9p) David Cobb, national spokesman for Move to Amend.org (MTA now OSD endorsed) will present his talk "Creating Democracy & Challenging Corporate Rule." at the Church Of The Brethren, 3850 Westgate Place, San Diego, CA, 92105. FB Event
28 Feb 2012 - (7p) Chris Hedges will be speaking at Crill Performance Hall at Point Loma Nazarene University, ...as part of the Writer's Symposium. Purchase tickets at http://www.pointloma.edu/writers for $10.00 plus $1.25 fee. Chris Hedges was a war correspondent for over 20 years. He was awarded a Pulitzer Prize with the New York Times for his coverage of global terrorism. His book “War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning”, draws upon his experiences covering conflicts in Bosnia, El Salvador and Israel. His Most recent book, “Death of the Liberal Class, explores the potential loss of democracy due to a culture enamored of corporate greed and capitalism Chris Hedges was one of the founders of October2011.org -- the planned “occupation” of Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. Find more information about their months of activity by going to that website and the website below. http://www.truthdig.com/chris_hedges#bio " - Peggy Budd Peggy has offered to buy tickets for any OSDers who want to attend!
29 Feb 2012 - (9a- 12p, 1:30p-4:30p) The Jury trial of Brother Hex continues at dept. 15 on the 2nd floor of the San Diego Superior Court. Supporters of Hex are encouraged to attend. Today defense attorney Laura Sheppard plans on making a motion for dismissal. Should the motion not be granted, defense evidence will take up most/all of today, and maybe into Thursday. Should you have any questions call Mitchell Sterling at 619-808-2199.
29 Feb 2012 - F29 - Shut Down the Corporations -- (OSD will be participating) Occupy Portland calls for a national day of non-violent civil disobedience targeting corporations who are members of ALEC, one of the most successful mechanisms that the 1% uses to control legislation. We are asking people around the country to choose members of ALEC in their home towns and SHUT DOWN BUSINESS AS USUAL - Occupy Riverside is having an action at the largest WalMart distribution center in the country at 4155 Wineville Ave, Mira Loma, CA 91752 (thanks, Chris M). Chris McKay will be driving up there with a full carload of pessengers; If you're also driving up and can offer rides, or would like a ride from someone else who is driving up, conact Chris at 619-241-6826. There will be a bus leaving from Fullerton at 4:30 AM as well…ask Chris for details. Riverside FB event pageOccupy Riverside page