General Assembly Updates

Proposals Passed at the General Assembly on 5/3 at Boston Common:

Presented by Aria Littlehous
Passed by consent
  1. Reimbursing Occupy Jamaica Plain for money spent on supplies for  Wake Up the Earth. Receipts attached for the sum of $345.67


Presented by Gregory Murphy
Passed by consent
  1. Proposal to spend $60 to pay the Harriet Tubman House for the meeting that occurred on 5/2.


Presented by Aria L, Joe Cuigini & Ethan Harrison
  1. Discussion Proposal presented by Occupy Jamaica Plain to set an agenda for the General Assembly on 5/5.
The following agenda was passed by consensus:
1. Fifteen minute section of announcements and report-backs
2. Five minutes for individual stack between sections of the Assembly. A progressive stack would be used with one minute per person and a prompt of something like “What do you care about?”
3. Having facilitators – B and David Lamoso
4. Discussion topics with small group discussion
            – How do we make the voice of the 99% heard
            – What does JP want to see from Occupy
            – Immigrant issues
5. SAA style action planning
            – Encourage email exchange ( community forum)
Proposals Passed at the General Assembly on 5/10 at Boston Common:
Presented by Angela Giudice
Passed by consent
  1. Reimbursing the family of Angela Giudice for rent of apartment for use as storage space for the sum of $1000.


Presented by Greg Murphy
Passed by consent
  1. Proposal to spend $1090 to buy ten tickets for the annual gala of the National Lawyers Guild. Tickets will be made available on a first come, first serve basis.


General Assembly Agenda
Understanding Wall Street Banking & How OCCUPY Can Do Better for the 99%

Saturday, May 12th, 5-6:30 pm,  Occupy Boston General Assembly
Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston Street, Boston
The Occupy movement has been instrumental in exposing the financial system’s complete control of the global economy for the profit of the few. The purpose of OB Bank Working group’s presentation is to develop a common knowledge base about the financial sector and to stimulate ideas and actions for creating financial institutions committed to the public good.
Confirmed speakers:
Jim Campen is a professor emeritus of economics at the UMass-Boston. He served from 2007 to 2009 as executive director of Americans for Fairness in Lending, which “exists to raise awareness of abusive credit and lending practices and to promote re-regulation of the industry.”
Fred Moseley  graduated from Stanford and has been teaching economics at Mt Holyoke College since 1989. He has taught  Political Economy, US Economic History, Marxism and  written and published numerous papers including analyses of US economic conditions.
Both speakers are important contributors to Dollars and Sense, a Boston based democratic and non-hierarchical collective of radical economics graduate students and faculty founded  in 1974. Dollars and Sense publishes a blog, books and a periodical devoted to ‘real world economics’.
Proposals on Stack:
1. Proposal by Linda Jenkins to refund the mutual aid fund $300 in order to issue T passes
2. Proposal By Allie Bresee to have an Occupy Boston March every two weeks, to be planned at the Strategic Action Assembly
3. Proposal by Matthew Hacker to cancel Thursday General Assemblies
4. Proposal by Joe Cuigini to start the 5/12 General Assembly promptly at 5:00 PM and end at 7:40 PM so that GA members can attend the POC sponsored event at Alewife to honor the stand of beautiful silver maples which may be cut down to make way for a high-income condo project.
5. Proposal by Justin Almeida to continue discussion of goals and objectives of the movement started on 4/28

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