GA Notes for Sat 10/27/12
Facil: Dan Kelly, Note taker, Dan Plaat
Caucus reports: Women’s, by Jan: For breast cancer awareness month One can get free screenings at St Peters Cancer Center.
Working Group Reports
Legal by Collin: Continues to file for dismissal of City’s injunction, they will meet on Nov 1st, waiting on Soares reelection to close it out. Forming as a chapter of the National Lawyers Guild. Need to wait on update for Jan and other cases.
Jan for Democratize the Economy: Exxon action cancelled until December; Nov 23rd Walmart action. Working with Labor’s Caravan. A discussion of Tactics and the situation regarding the action, no local strikes, workers threatened into not organizing.
Mark for Education: Next Friday’s Movie. Fair Trade Video and Discussion.
Sunday, Nov 18th Future of Occupy discussion; possible idea of having one every month. Possible admission for fundraising, advertize it for new or past voices.
Dec 2nd will be a Forum on Reform vs. Revolution [These two meetings will attempt to work out the stance OA on these issues but continue the debates from the fall a year later.]
New Book “From Occupation to Liberation”
Anti War: Joe Lombardo is talking, etc at Bethlehem Public Libraryon Sunday at 3pm about his trip to Pakistan with Code Pink
Dan for MOP: Working on Voter Bloc this week, asking for help if you can give it contact me, Lesley or Matt for details. Go to DemocracyProject.org to join it.
Mark- Monday Peace action in Schenectady, movie showing; ‘Countdown to Zero’
Nov 1st 730;Troy, Sage College hosting Prof Leibo lecture on US-China relations, Climate in Bush Aud
Nov 7 City of Albany Planning TOD, at The Linda
Doug- Sandy is coming. County Nursing home discussion. React to block in Legislature.
Fundraising, Idea of Concert, suggestion follows for Doug to focus on the forum.
Alex- Underlining the creation of the Prison Justice group. To meet here at a later time.
Dan suggests Environment group contacts and engages with “Transition Albany”