DAWG Meeting Minutes – 1/2/12

Agenda items

– Phase 2
Suggestion: 1 day (or more) opt out of the system by staying home and taking a day off from work. Maybe do it on Ground Hogs day. Response: similar idea to general strike; coming up later in meeting.

-J3 NDAA
Action for Obama signing the NDAA. Make this an official OWS action. (Consensus.) Press conference at noon outside New York Public Library at Bryant Park. 1P march to 2 senators’ offices. End with rally during rush hour. 6P meet at atrium to finalize plans.
-J21 (or later): occupy museum
Social media flash mob.  Will be in solidarity with the struggle with Egypt. Will be an indoor action. 20 minute performance. Budget will be $700. Conversation with the art community in NY. Proposal to get DA endorsement. Consensus.

-Solidarity squads (Occupy Edmonton Canada)
Explained idea; to be worked on in breakout group tomorrow.

-Glitter bombs
Explained idea.

-Occupy LA call for May Day
May Day General Strike.West coast occupations are calling for it and East coast needs to join in. Much discussion. Modified proposal: for people interested to have the go-ahead to start talking with labor& immigrant WGs, other occupations, workshopping; actual call would go out later. Consensus.

-Solidarity with Muslim community in Queens in response to the attacks on the mosques last night.

-J20 action. Occupy Courts. Multiple actions in Federal Courthouses. Action in Albany.

-MLK day actions. 1/15 action call for worldwide candlelight vigil. 1/16 actions Reclaim the Dream march and Occupy the Dream with Cornell West. 7P meeting today.

-Debrief for new years eve
Comrades happy about turnout and participation.
Criticism about march taking people out of park. Always watch out for your comrades in a march. More action training. No clear goals for the night.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

⁃    J13, Countdown for economic justice, including Goldman Sachs, an action on the 13th of every month focusing on the financial sector.
⁃    J13&14, Occupy Scranton would like to have people come.
⁃    J17, 8am: The Line, group organizing 5000 person unemployment line from bull to Times Square, giving out “pink slips”.
⁃    J17 Occupy Congress, national GA in DC
⁃    J21 glbal day to support egyptian rev. meet at 1933 bath ave brooklyn 6pm meeting tomorrow
⁃    Weekly conference call on sunday to talk with DA in other cities.
⁃    Start an environmental group within DA. Possible breakout groups
⁃    GA last night was evicted, police called; need people to turn out Tuesday.
⁃    on Thursday we’ll work on agenda for Sunday’s  DA strategy meeting.
⁃    Occupy inspiration, meeting daily at 5:30, fill Liberty with culture.
⁃    Info is back in Liberty Square. Noon – 5pm .

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