Occupy Vancouver USA (OVW) is a peaceful, non-violent, people-powered movement working to bring economic power and stability back to the 99%. We are Occupying in Solidarity with Occupy Wall Street (OWS), which started on Sept. 17, 2011, in Liberty Square in Manhattan’s Financial District, has spread to over 100 cities in the U.S. and actions in over 1,500 cities globally. Like our fellow Occupy movements around the globe, OVW is standing up to the oppressive power of major banks and multinational corporations over the democratic process and the role of Wall Street and central banks in creating an economic collapse that has caused the greatest recession in generations, as well as the corruption of both public and corporate officials. We are taking power back from the richest 1% of people that are writing the rules of an unfair global economy that is foreclosing on our future.
This event is has not been voted on by the OVW GA. I am just passing it on for your edification.
Sent: Friday, October 19, 2012 7:12:05 AM
Subject: Occupy Portland N3 Anti-Austerity Action
Occupy Portland and the Portland Acion Lab invite you to march and rally against the 1%’s ultimate scam, Austerity, November 3rd. Holliday Park, Portland (11th Ave and NE Holliday, just south of Lloyd Center). Get off the yellow line Max at the Rose Center, walk 1 block east and catch the blue, red or geen lines to 11th Ave. Marching bands will accompany the march. Bring your pots and pans to play along. (It’s all the rage in Montreal and other places fighting austerity). Gather @ 1 PM. March starts @ 2 PM.
This action is just the begining of the great pushback against austerity and the 1%’s plans. At the end of the march the movement begins.
After a great discussion, Tuesday’s GA made the following decisions.
1) We will continue as an organization, while waiting for an issue on which to fucus.
2) For the time being, General Assemblies will be held only Quarterly with the next being held in January 2013. Date, time & place to be determined. Should an emergency GA become necessary, notice will be sent out over all availble communications channels.
3) The web site forums have not seen much use and, despite heroic efforts on the part of Dan W, we have been unable to stop spammers from inundating them, therefore the web page will be simplified to be used mostly for announcemnts and info. To begin with, after the change only the internal communications working group (Tom S, Dan W, & Nathan M) or those authorized by the GA, will be able to post directly to the site. Some method for questions or feedback will be worked out.
4) Occupiers are encouraged to sign up for the email &/or text message lists so you can be quickly notified of any events that may come up. We also maintain a phone tree for those with neither email or texting capability. Those on Facebook are encouraged to join our group at: http://www.facebook.com/groups/157584967668460/ and “like” our Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/occupyvancouverwashington.
SPECIAL NOTE: Messages sent to the text message list go to the entire list. That list is intended as an announcement list, not for general chat or discussion. Remember, those without a text plan pay $0.20/text so the flurry of messages Tuesday night may have cost some people over $1. If you wish to discuss issues, please use the Facebook group or come to the GA. I will look into the possibliity of an email list serve that people can register with and choose to receive individual emails or a daily digest.
OVW General Assembly tonight, Tuesday, Oct 2 at 6PM at the band shell in Esther Short Park.
Attendence at GAs has dropped to as few as 3 people. Preliminary discussions about shutting down OVW were held at the last GA It’s time to take a final vote on whether or not we will continue as an organization and what to do with what remains of our treasury. Speak now or forever hold your peace.
3rd Tuesday General Assembly tonight, Sept. 18, at the band shell in Esther Short Park.
On this 1 year aniversary of the Occupy Movement, we have to decide if Occupy Vancouver has a future. Attendence at GAs has dropped to at most a hand full of people. The only active working group is the Community Rights group which, while associated with OVW, started separately and is autonomous.
Will we, should we, continue meeting as OVW or should we disband, letting individuals associate themselves with Occupy Portland if they wish to be active in the Occupy movement?
If we disband, what should we do with our remainging funds? Donate to 1 or more local charitable organizations? Suggestions encouraged.
Discussion tonight. Vote at the next following GA on Oct. 2nd.