Explanation of Process

Introduction of Facilitators

Report-backs

  • Anton

    • Web:

      • Anyone planning an initiative for direct action, tell web so that they can get the word out

    • Legal:

      • Anyone who violates rules at capital lawn is at risk of arrest

        • anyone with a CT at the capital will be allowed back the next day

    • Expansion:

      • Groups wishing to assemble may be required to request permission

        • “group” may be 2 or more people holding similar signs

      • Change in rules based on two separate conversations today

        • 3 hour rule no longer only applies to steps (applies to entire park)

        • free speech zone outside gates; no longer in effect

  • Ronnie

    • Community:

      • Meeting monday @ 5 about principles

      • going to unitarian universalist church on Grover tomorrow

        • 10:30 service & 11:30 public affairs forum

    • Outreach:

      • Occupy LA will be raided tonight at midnight

      • National assembly call monday night

      • National Facilitators call tuesday

  • Natalie – food:

    • Stepping out of food magnet role

    • Food provided has been abused by individuals not acting within the vales of OA

    • Turtle intends to take over food magnet role

Announcements

  • Tim

    • Reminder of rally tuesday on capital in solidarity with syria and egypt

    • Working group for prison justice solidarity

      • Event on dec. 9

  • Badger

    • Ideas from other occupies:

      • don’t spend money anywhere you wouldn’t want to work

    • Learn to do things on our own

      • Skill shares

      • Self-sufficiency

  • Josh

    • Went to OSA

    • OSA has immediate zero-tolerance policy

      • Drugs/alcohol

      • taking food without working

      • Reporting to police

  • Margaux

    • Working on OA games

      • Imrov games on plaza

      • Further announcements will be made

      • possible tuesday or thursday at 6

  • Michelle

    • infoscribes:

      • If you have an event or work-group meeting, tell infoscribes asap

        • Can only update at certain times; may take a day

      • Give detailed info to infoscribes so that they can help answer questions

      • infoscribes@occupyaustin.org

    • Teach-in about political pranksterism

      • Needs help from anyone experienced with political pranks

      • Contact michelle

  • Dave

    • Frog and Dimples are raising money for DC rally

      • Need baked goods

      • Food was stolen from bake sale

      • They need help

      • food cannot be stored at city hall

        • Help by picking up baked goods to store and bring back

  • Kevin

    • Debate at UT in January

  • John P

    • 11/27 10:30 First Unitarian Universalist church

      • Address: 4700 Grover Ave. Austin, TX 78756

    • UU church is willing to allocate space for occupy

    • “Get-to-know-you campaign” with church

    • Delegation committee

      • Need people willing to represent occupy to this organization

  • Jamie

    • Bank action dec 3

      • Need help passing-out flyers

      • 11am rally at south entrance of capitol

      • 12pm march to the drag

      • Close bank accounts

  • Michelle

    • Monday, “Get Motivated Mega Event” at the convention center

      • Colin Powell, Rudy Giuliani, et al. will be there

      • We’re mic-checking them

    • 35 tickets have been donated

    • Event page: https://www.getmotivatedregistration.com/

    • Talk to michelle to get info

Proposals

  • Anton – Capitol Expansion

    • Propose plan to organize and assemble on capitol lawn 3hrs a day from 2pm-5pm so that individuals wishing to protest at separate times do not cause others to violate the imposed 3hr time limit.

      • Amendment: change time to 3pm-6pm

        • Accepted

      • Concern: divides time and labor from city hall

        • Stand-aside

      • Consensus reached: Assemble on capitol lawn from 3-6 every day.

Working-group report-back:

  • Natalie – Food Table and Safety

    • Be at city hall as much as possible.

    • Empower ourselves to help our brothers and sisters in need of safety

      • Ask them to stop their behavior first

      • have each other’s back

      • step-up

    • POI: John P

      • This falls under the purview of the social contract committee

      • Monday 5:00 meeting

      • Proposal wednesday

  • Occupy debate

    • Meeting tomorrow during working group session

    • Google group: Occupy Austin Debate

  • Yoshi

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