May Day Meeting Minutes: 2/18/2012

OCCUPY WALL STREET MAYDAY COMMITTEE MINUTES     2-18-2012

 

AGENDA-

Break –out Groups Logistics

Break –out Groups – Outreach

Report, discussiont- 2/16 Mayday Meeting with OWS, Labor, MAY 1 Coalition, Immigrant Groups

List-Serves

Announcements

Time, Place & Facilitators for Next Meeting

 

LOGISTICS – REPORTS BACK

 

INTERNAL-

Structure of meetings – most go to Action group, need more participants in others

Action planning should involve whole group

meetings are for brainstorming, decisions, not work time

need to schedule other group work meetings

Lists set up: occupy.net with sub-lists for

Projects – to collaborate on line

Announcements

Institutional memory

Data-base

Hold Action spokes

 

ARTS

Public art – in streets, pre Mayday

2 prong reciprocal approach OWS & Artists—call for artists to provide ideas & provide artists with resources

 

EDUCATION

Interviews people on lives/work;  send people’s names, contact info to Ingrid

 

MUTUAL AID

Food, medic  (missed some)

Conference call Tuesday

Need volunteers

 

ACTION

Sub-group break off with to create calendar of events March & April before May 1:

Feb 29- possible TWU/MTA action; Occupy Corporations, Mar 1 – Nat Day of Action for Education

Mar 4- Gender free zone; Mar 8 –Intl Women’s Day Parade; Workplace actions – stickers, solidarity lunches

Mar 31 – Student planning meeting

Need to establish framework for the day at DA Sunday

Discuss – AM  Mid-town – avoid mass pre-emptive arrests

Express message through actions/targets –

link fight vs. 1% Corporations/Capital & exploitation 99%; galvanize Labor

Mid-town banks & corporate targets

MTA – 44th & Madison – link to banks & Goldman Sachs & support TWU if still no contract

Targets related to immigrants

 

STRIKE – didn’t meet, meet outside of general meeting

 

 

OUTREACH – REPORTS BACK

 

COMMUNITY & FAITH

Create template – record contacts & results

Print & Circulate Mayday Call graphic

Flyers – announce meetings

Personal appeal – why act on Mayday

Get mailing lists – send to others

 

STUDENTS

Invite to Sat Mar 31 Mayday meeting with longer student break-out group – agreed

 

LABOR

Present not as 1 day but start of on-going organizing & action

Invite inviters – who can mobilize others

Create lists – contacts, access;  work with Labor Outreach Committee

Build from bottom up – rank & file (sometimes get to rank & file via leaders_)

Labor school

Escalating tactics in unions – stickers, speak-outs

Unified march – not just speakers on stage – OWS spread throughout & lead soap-boxes, r & f speak

 

PROPAGANDA

Screen print graphic with Call

Flyers

Banner production – find sp            ace to work

 

REPORT- Joint Mayday Planning Sub-Committee Thurs, Feb 16

Spokescouncil process accepted for OWS, 4 spokes , with 4 each from labor, May 1 & immigrant groups

others from OWS in room, can speak & caucus

only makes proposals, each take back to their groups

decisions to be made at open mass meeting about 1 week later

Propose unified march from Union Square after work  –  agreed; route still undecided

Accept OWS follow with own actions; Union Sq – central to downtown, Mid-town or Upper  E Side

discuss time – 4pm or later, publicize as assembling at 4, but march later

Accept permits – BUT will negotiate no barricades as in Dec Central Labor Council march

no over all marshals, each group marshal itself if they want to, concern for undocumented & others

no turning people over to police

Follow up sub-committee meeting – 9-11 AM, UAW 256 w 38th St 12th floor

discuss route, slogans – put on Wed. OWS Mayday agenda

LISTS

Can do our lists through created template;  email lists to Internal which will create lists mayday@nycga.net

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

National Anti-War Conference – Stamford, Conn.   – prepare for demo against G8, Chicago

Discussion general strikes- Sun, Brooklyn

Think-tank Monday, 6 pm, 60 Wall – how people personally experience different tactics

Mon, Feb 20, 2pm, mass action against Prison-industrial complex, Lincoln Correctional, 110th St

Medic affinity group – Tues 11am-7pm, ½ of training for street medics owstea@gmail.com

RECEIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS –  text               @owsmayday  to 23559

NEXT MEETING – Wed Feb 22, 6:3033 W 14th

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