Good Morning from Occupy Boston!
Stories of the Day. Portland, Maine calls for an end to corporate personhood. Dennis Kucinich proposes public financing to replace Citizens United. And Mitt Romney scolded a protester for asking about the 99%.
Other Occupies. Occupy Belfast continues to Occupy a formal Bank of Ireland, stating their intent to resist removal.
Friday, January 20th 2012
“Freedom, morality, and the human dignity of the individual consists precisely in this; that he does good not because he is forced to do so, but because he freely conceives it, wants it, and loves it.” – Mikhail Bakunin
Event Highlight. “Rally & Summit to Unite Citizens for Democracy,” Friday, January 20th 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Paul’s Cathedral Tremont St. Boston) For over two months, the Citizens United working group of Occupy Boston has been reaching out to a variety of organizations who have been working to end the excessive influence of money on public policy, elections and the law. This event is a collaborative effort to put together a massive teach-in/strategy session designed to build a game-plan to get money out of politics on a regional scale. Speakers will examine the complex issue of corporate personhood and how special interest money negatively impacts our democracy. Some of the solutions that will be presented and discussed are; state and local resolutions calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United, consumer strategies to target the worst offenders, clean elections, running citizen candidates and citizens lobbying training.
There’s More: Check out our Daily Calendar for a list of all events at Occupy Boston.
Today. Do you have A-Z library books that you’d like to return? The A-Z library will be at the General Assembly meeting tonight, Thursday, January 19th. We’ll be accepting book returns, and possibly have a few more titles if you’d like to check out something new.
Friday: Join Immanuel Ness and Elaine Bernard for a panel discussion on From Occupy to Workers Control sponsored by the Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture Series and Encuentro 5. The Occupy Movement is taking new and exciting steps as it continues to reshape political possibilities (such as reclaiming foreclosed homes). The discussion of how to organize a society that represents the interests and aspirations of the 99% is a debate that is being held across Occupy sites.What would it mean to really take the Occupy Movement into the workplace? Into the heart of the economic system itself? And how to do it? Join us on Jan. 20 at 6 pm for two of the contributors to the book, Ours to Master and to Own: Workers’ Control from the Commune to the Present (Immanuel Ness and Elaine Bernard). For more information about the Zinn Lectures and our upcoming events please visit ourwebsite.
Childcare will be provided at this Sat & Sun’s GA - so parents please bring your children!
Saturday, January 21st 10:00AM-4:00PM – day two of “Rally and Summit to Unite Citizens for Democracy” at Suffolk University in Donahue Hall, 41 Temple Street in Boston.
Friday, January 20
MAMLEO – Food Drive Drop Off
12:30pm Operation WOOF
12:30pm Protest at the Courts
4:00pm Rally to Unite Citizens for Democracy
5:00pm Decolonize to Liberate WG Meeting
5:00pm Facilitation WG Meeting
5:00pm Housing Crisis WG Meeting
5:30pm Free School University WG Meeting
6:00pm From Occupy to Workers Control Panel (Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture, FSU – Off Site)
6:00pm Outreach WG Meeting
7:00pm InterOccupy Communications WG Meeting
7:00pm Radio WG Meeting
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