SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12
NOVEMBER 12 GENERAL ASSEMBLY THURSDAY,
Moderators: Candace and Charles.
Shadow Moderators: Caroline and Alexandra.
Stacker: Bernard, Vanessa, and Elena.
Shadow Stacker: Bernard.
Time Keeper: James.
Peace Keeper: Anthony, Dele, and Michael.
Minutes Taker: Dennis de la Vega.
[PRIOR TO THE BODY OF THE GA MINUTES THERE WAS MENTION THAT THE ORIGINATOR OF OCCUPY EGYPT IS HERE AT OCCUPY LOS ANGELES AND WILL BE A GUEST ANNOUNCER TONIGHT].
[PRIOR TO THE BODY OF THE GA MINUTES BETH OF THE SOCIAL MEDIA COMMITTEE SAID "WE WILL BE MONITORING OCCUPY OAKLAND" REFERRING TO THEIR BEING RAIDED LAST NIGHT AND THE POSSIBILITY THEY WILL BE RAIDED AGAIN TONIGHT (AFTER THEIR HAVING REGROUPED AGAIN)].
7:40 pm, Candace, Facilities Committee: The Occupier March will meet at 11 am tomorrow.
7:42 pm, Charles, Facilities Committee: Begins a reading of our 'Principles of Solidarity'.
7:44 pm, Candace: Reads the middle of our 'Principles of Solidarity'.
7:45 pm, Elena : Reads our 'Statement of Non-Violence'.
7:46 pm, Anthony, Facilities Committee: Reads the Four Points of our 'Community Guidelines'.
7:48 pm, Candace: Explains the use of 'Hand Signals', while the Facilities Committee illustrate.
7:49 pm, Candace: Introduces the Discussion of Transparency and Accountability.
7:50 pm, Candace: [ASKS THE GA FOR A TEMPERATURE CHECK ON 'BREAKOUT GROUPS'.
7:51 pm, Charles: Defines the 'Breakout Into Groups' (of ten) process.
7:52 pm: [YELLS FROM THE BACK "WRONG!"]
7:52 pm: [MODERATOR ASKS IF BETH OF SOCIAL MEDIA WILL COME (TAKE THE MICROPHONE) AND ADDRESS THE GA].
7:53 pm, Beth, Social Media: Okay we have 'Point' people here... ...We don't appoint leaders... ...if you don't know that, you shouldn't be moderating. Thank you.
7:54 pm, [?].
7:55 pm, : For me it is not about 'Procedure' it's about... [YELLING FROM THE SOUTH (FRONT) DISRUPTING THE GA]. [PEACE KEEPERS ENCIRCLE AND CONVERSE WITH HIM].
7:57 pm,, My 'Hard Block' is that we don't have to 'Break Out' into groups... ...and this 'Agent Provocateur behind me...
7:58 pm , [A LADY 'FOR' BREAK OUT GROUPS: We can cover a lot of material in a short period of time by breaking out into smaller groups...
8:00 pm, Anthony: What open and transparent communication means to me. ...If you want to give information to somebody you can do that and if you do not want to....
8:01 pm, [A MAN FROM SAUDI ARABIA]: Hi my name is M... and I'm from...
8:02 pm, There has to be truth and accountability... ...When you have people [donating money] you should have three people accountable].
8:03 pm, Right now we have a ...of people... people who are valuable that have been here since October 1st...
8:04 pm, : On Accountability ...have led us down that crooked path... ...as far as accountablility we all [?know?] that, we all [?consent?] to that...
8:05 pm, See: On 'Transparency' we all have cameras here... ...when you want to do something about strategy, then you can't really bring it up to the GA, right? So it's not...
8:06 pm, Janine: I've belonged in organizations all my life... ...I agree with... there is no transparency. ...that things get done and I have no idea how this came about. ...at City Council that they have funding to get RV's...
8:08 pm, : If we want a formal transparency and Accountability then we must.
8:09 pm, Tribal: When it comes to accountability... ...I ...'response-able' because ... to keep it real.
8:09 pm, : How egalitarian and how the Occupy LA is... ...My concern is that what is going on in those meetings is not being recorded. Formal or not ...see it recorded and written.
8:11 pm, Scott: The people keeping it formal and non-violent... ... these things have to be learned they have to be taught and ...we want to keep this movement non-violent and meaningful.
8:12 pm, Melissa: ...Procedure and Pursuit of Happiness.... ...and to protect our life liberty and pursuit of happiness .... remind that [while] we are creating this wonderful world ...that we are not ...the State of California's laws and our local ordinances.
8:13 pm, : ...I would say I'm sick of chasing Pursuit of Happiness. ...I got here early enough to know who's on the payroll and not on the payroll. [HECKLING] I speak for myself and we are to be held accountable... ...and you guys are sitting here doing ...I don't know what. I was with the Farmer's Market. ...We need [sustainablility].
8:15 pm, : I want to say the truth will set us free ...that war is carnage and... ...it is everlasting and it is pure ....unconditional love. ...Can somebody tell us why somebody isn't singing it anymore?...
8:17 pm, James: The general questions I've heard... ...What's next? ...The Weatherman and the Black Panthers... Sustainability... ...weather... ...Serving one another ...How do we translate that into a service outside... ...If we have a hundred people doing Gorilla-fix-the-Potholes [V-MASK GROUP MARCHES PAST FRONT STAGE BETWEEN THE BODY AND MODERATORS. THEE ANONYMOUS PEACE-KEEPERS].
8: That group that
One word that ... is 'Ethics' 'Ethics' so let's keep it going... [inaudible].
If we are going to have3 a more Democratic Assembly.. ...How do we have this ? And we had a lot of 'Hard Blocks'. I really don't understand how that contradicts the solidarity or the safety... ...If there's a proposal and many people don't .... you have this zoom lens... ...and you have the 'Hard Blocks' .... and the liaison with the city ... especially when you have the City and the ...especially the people you are in conflict with.
8:23 pm, Elise, Actions: We had a 'Teach-In on how to Twitter. and tomorrow we'll be having an Action... Tuesday we have an action at the Rand Corporation. The will be having a teach-in on mental stability of veterans. We are going to have a Teach-in at 4:30 pm. Mass Civil Disobedience at the 4th street briodge. ...because that's a nice way to get arrested. We have a strike at the Dominguez Hills... ...BlackRock? Bill Gross of PimCo and Moderated by [?Shatzer?] of Bloomberg [?]. We're going to go and do something crazy inside. We have skits on the South steps on a [Saturday] put on by the InterFaith Group. We're going to go by the jail on December 10th ...with the Committee to end Police Brutality. Saturday 19th a ...Health and Wellness Fair. and that night a comedy... ...comedians.
8:30 pm, Mark and Barry, Labor: [HE READS] This Thursday is a strike [we march] protest for the 99%. CSUD [?North Gate?] The CSUD has raised tuitition. CSU at East Bay and Oakland...
[NEED CONTACT POINTS AND COPY FROM MARK AND BARRY].
8:34 pm, ...We have to share our knowledge that is spread every where . if we could keep that going we could get other people to ...and I want other people to arm themselves with truth.
8:36 pm, Darren: The power [outtage] problems... ...This is primarily directed to the occupiers. It is our intent to get every section of this camp [powered up]. We need to get generators in here with a gas budget.
8:38 pm, Jo, Stage Craft: Tomorrow we have the artist's march at 6 pm. We have some bands. Meet us at 4 O'Clock tommorrow. Tomorrow is the make the corporate tentacles of the 'Corporate Octopus'... .,. in with the Octopus people.
8:40 pm, Emilio, Peace Keeper: We meet at the top of the South Steps everyday at 3 pm.
8:40 pm, Anthony, Facilities: We need to promote respect here at the GA [A POWER OUTTAGE ENSUES].
Mike Check! and we meet every day at ll am at the North [?Courtyard?]
8:44 pm, Joan, [Resources FORMERLY Finance]: I was on a conference call with other occupations all over America and Canada. We are going to connect you with all other occupations. It is taking all of my time. [Operation OPCOM]. [SHE HANDS OUT FLIERS]. [V-MASKED PERSON WALKS PAST THE GA HOLDING UP A PEACE SIGN AND YELLS].
8:47 pm, Regina, Indigenous People's Committee: [MIC ON] We have Leonard Peltier he is someone committed to this movement... goto WhoIsLeonardPeltier.com [?org?]. If you want to be part of... go to the City Hall and empower yourself.
8:48 pm, Power to the people! ...We were successful (that is) Mario filed our first LAWSUIT against the LAPD to not raid us: ... ...[He reads ...pertaining to the redress of our grievances].
8:50 pm: [YELLING FROM BACK AGAIN ABOUT A PHONE THEFT AND "THIS SHIT HAS TO STOP"]
8:51 pm, Gia:
8:52 pm, : I really feel I don't have a chance to talk to the 1% myself. ...If we elevate our consciousness... and start a business of our own... ...we have to empower ourselves right now. This thing is getting boring... ...all we do is traumatize each other... ...I don't care I got [BFed] by my neighbor when I was four. We need to...
8:54 pm, Barry: This is on behalf of what would be a civil liberties. ...there is a ['framed victim?] Carlos Montez. ...His hearing is coming up tomorrow morning right across the street at room 123. And we are going to have a protest to have his ...bogus charges dropped.
8:57 pm, Melissa, Stay Occupied: Every Monday at 5 pm . Every 3 to 3:30 we have the 'Occupier Open Mic' Visit us at StayOccupied.Org for more information.
8:58 pm, Carlos and Isabel: ...What's taking place with these bankers. [HE EXPLAINS ISABEL'S ILLEGAL FORECLOSURE, AND WILL HAVE.
9:00 pm, Juan: We only have one minute but I'm trying to save the world and we only [get] one minute [expletive] you [LAUGHING AND APPLAUSE].
9:03 pm, :...This is the United States of America... ...if you read into the preamble of the Constitution...
Jeff, American Legislative Exchange Council: ...We need everybody we can get,
Juan: This guy ...a warehouse I'm building ...where you can exclude those people that are making that noise [JUAN POINTS TO THE DRUMMERS OFF THE GA].
9:07 pmIf we could get any of you there at Long Beach City Hall this Tuesday at 5 pm. Occupy Long Beach needs your help.
9:07 pm, :We talk about Accountability, Love and compassion. There was a man that needed help and nobody did anything. If you guys are going to talk about [it]... get up and do [it].
Daylight : We have a crisis ...my personal gratitude ...the courageous young [volunteers] who have kept this Occupation together. Thank you. [CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]
Southern California Immigration Council are going to to a demonstration a press conference with the students and the drivers who had their cars taken away. We need to stand together with the 99%.
9:11 pm, Sheila: I'm so sorry to say that, they've taken out Portland and there were 50 arrests.
9:12 pm, James: We're going do, at the People's Collective University and have a Teach-In of 'Non-Violent Communication.
9:13 pm, Antiwar Committee Anti-Imperialist: We are forming this Committe of those have many reasons. whether they be ... ...and immediate withdrawal of all troops from Afghanistan.
9:16 pm, Charles: Barry is proposing the forming of an Anti-War Committee.
9:17 pm, Stacks Person: [ASKS IF THIS CAN BE TABLED UNTIL HE GETS APPROVAL AS A SUBCOMMITTEE TO THE [?} COMMITTEE]... ...[BARRY ACCEPTS THIS FRIENDLY (?COUNTER-PROPOSAL?)].
9:17 pm, [BARRY'S PROPOSAL IS TABLED].
9:I8 pm, : Proposal is to buy [?QUANTITY?] gas masks at [?PRICE?] [HE CONTINUES TO EXPLAIN TO THE GA WHERE AND WHO FROM TO PURCHASE.
9:19 pm, : [STACKS LINE UP WITH STACKERS FOR QUESTIONS].
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS, COMMENTS
[A FRIENDLY (AMENDMENT) INSTEAD OF $17.25, $10 EACH]
9:40 pm: [CONSENSUS WAS REACHED].
9:40 PM, : Proposal for a 'communique' to be...
* [HAVE COPY]
9:42 pm, : While the military is ....weapons of mass destruction... ...as a res
9:43 pm, : [CONSENSUS WAS REACHED].
9:45 pm, Clark, Media: We think it is ...to thank the City Council and the LAPD... ...We would like to make this statement this week.
9:47 pm, Candace: Can we wait until we have a formal written statement before we
9:48 pm, Anthony:
9:49 pm, Charles: Can we 'Table' this until...
9:49 pm, Clark: Yes. [CLARK'S PROPOSAL WAS TABLED].
9:49 pm, Charles: The proposal must be in written form at the 'Welcome Tent' that states: How?, What?, and Why? for the proposal to be brought to the GA.
9:51 pm, : I have an emergency proposal to set up a computer for Web Acess. ...for... ...to have their voices heard.
9:53 pm, : I don't see why this is an emergency proposal.
[Candace asks that he bring the proposa to the 'Welcome Tent'].
9:55 pm, Kat, Print Lab: There's a phone that went temporarily missing and that person was met with aggression. ...and it is very stressful under those conditions. [CHEERS OF THANKS TO KAT].
9:56 pm, Juan: My concern is housing for every singel person in the world. I feel that if we start in this movement... ...The scientific experiment in this movement is... ...if we start providing housing for people one, two, and three; we can show the world that it can be done...
9:58 pm, Cal Talk Voice Chat: We can talk to people all over the world with the 'Cal Talk Voice Chat' that I have.
9:59 pm, Dimitriy: I have proposed to the GA before on this [design] for a building and [now] I have this proposal for the design of a T-Shirt with this design. [DIMITRIY SHOWS ARTWORK OF HIS CONCEPTION OF THE DESIGN FOR HIS T-SHIRTS]. [SOME APPLAUSE].
10:00 pm, : ...as far as tear gas masks for $17.95 I would say, hot pancakes every morning...