Facilitator - Evie
Stack - Ian
Vibes - Kerrie
Guide/Greeter - Karin
Timekeeper – Chris
Note-taker - Maury
Ian discussed respect and what it means to us.
Ian and Karin went over the consensus process and hand signals.
Zott – Community outreach meeting tomorrow at 4:30
Michelle – Monday there will be a D.A. assembly at 6:30
Chris – Thursday at 5:30 there will be a media team meeting
Michelle – Sunday the 4th is barter day
Spike – “We should have a pajama party where we all watch movies.”
Aaron – “Tate was drunk last night, I will talk to him when he is not drunk.”
Chris – Huffington Post report went well; we got many negative responses and some positive.
Other Occupy News
Garrett – discussed situation in Egypt
Ian – added that 30 Egyptians had been killed
Evie – attended occupy Atlanta: reported that while they do not maintain a 24 hour presence, they do have a really free market.
Occupy Tampa News
There were three members of occupy Tampa present, Derek, Skylar, and Caroline, with whom we had a question and answer session: It went like this…
Skylar – December 1st we will begin to occupy a park and we need support
Derek – Discussed direct actions that they had taken such as demonstrations in Walmart, Target, and malls. Also discussed possible future actions such as a people’s foreclosure on PAC/Super PAC house.
Ed – requested media team information
Aaron – asked if people were working with the city
*at this point the group agreed to add more time to this agenda item.
Skylar – We do have lawyers doing pro-bono work
Evie – “How often do you have G.A.’s? Problems? Successes?”
Derek – discussed working groups
Neal – “What is the greatest asset/difficulty in occupying a large city?”
Derek – Advantage: designated financial district to target. Disadvantage: Tampa is not a very politically active city.
Occupy Gainesville News
Chris – “I can’t stop twinkling at work.”
John – “I wear my occupy shirt everywhere and it is a good outreach method.”
Garrett – “Someone is pocketing our things.”
Chris – “Yes, a lady has been giving me problems for a while now.”
Alex – “Yeah, my hot sauce almost got taken!”
Open Discussion: What does Occupy mean to us?
We went around the circle and each person shared what occupy meant to them.
Reports from last 2 days
Thanksgiving went well
Caroling in the mall went great!
Westside Park flyering should bring some people to barter days.