General Assembly Agenda 3.11.12

I. Welcome II. Welcome Announcements III. Agenda Overview IV. Proposals 1) Proposal to Recognize Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group as a Committee 2) Proposal for Resolution Against Elementary School Closures 3) Proposal to Reimburse Nazi Rally Transportation Cost 4) Proposal to Create a Tech Committee 5) Proposal to Act in Solidarity with Global March to Jerusalem on Friday, March 30, 2012 6) Proposal for Finance of Inside Out: A Participatory Art Project V. Open Forum VI. Reports from Committees, Subcommittees, and Caucuses VII. Action Announcements VIII. General Announcements

Reimagine the GA Working Group – The Holdout, Oakland – Friday, March 16, 2012 – 6:00 to 7:30 PM

The Occupy Oakland Facilitation Committee is forming a working group and planning a convening to “Reimagine the General Assembly.” This will be open to any member of Occupy Oakland or the Oakland community. The General Assembly has been a vital part of our movement even before the camps were established. We’ve created a rich, diverse, and fluid process for radical participatory democracy and consensus-building. As Occupy Oakland has evolved from the days of the camps to an ever-expanding movement of working groups and direct action, it feels useful to ask … Continued

Proposal Queue for the March 11, 2012 General Assembly

1) Proposal to Recognize Occupy Oakland Foreclosure Defense Group as a Committee 2) Proposal for Resolution Against Elementary School Closures 3) Proposal to Reimburse Nazi Rally Transportation Cost 4) Proposal to Create a Tech Committee 5) Proposal to Act in Solidarity with Global March to Jerusalem on Friday, March 30, 2012 6) Proposal for Finance of Inside Out: A Participatory Art Project

Wilderness First Aid for the Streets

brought to you by members of the OO medic community! March 24 &25 10am-8pm at the Holdout, 2313 San Pablo Ave(@23rd St.), Oakland CA This is 20-hour course covering basic patient assessment, recognition of medical emergencies, and first aid in situations where help may be delayed. Developed for wilderness situations, this course is adapted for urban uprisings and will include care for chemical weapons exposure, herbal first aid, and public health considerations for long-term occupations. The class is dynamic, with a mix of lectures and active scenarios using makeup to … Continued

Health Justice Working Group to Host Monday’s Community Gathering

A Solution to Disparities in Healthcare: Single-Payer (socialized) Health Insurance. “Nobody Out! Everybody in!”

On Monday, March 12, two members of the Health Justice Working Group, Cassie Frank, a full-time primary care physician and longtime activist, and Jim Recht, a psychiatrist, addictions specialist, and chairman of the Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), will present on single-payer health insurance to the community.

The United States suffers from great unmet medical needs. Infant mortality rates are greater and life expectancy is shorter than in any other developed nation. Yet, the United States spends more than twice as much on healthcare than any other country.

What has gone wrong? One of the main causes of high infant mortality and shortened life spans is the country’s health insurance system. Our current system is based on multiple, redundant, private health insurance corporations competing for profit. Competition for profit and market share create the wrong incentives and make it impossible for these corporations to deliver affordable, comprehensive care to the 99%

The solution is a single, nationwide healthcare program; insurance by a single payer. Such a single-pay system would cover every person, automatically, for comprehensive medical care without deductibles or copays.

There is no need to wonder, “How will we pay for this?” In fact, we are already paying for it by pouring money into those multiple, redundant, for-profit health insurance corporations. Sadly, we are just not getting what we think we are paying for.

Come and learn more at 6pm, Monday, March 12 at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul (138 Tremont)!

For more information, contact Jim Recht, MD at occupy@jimrecht.com