She’ll read just the first part. “Statement of intention on entering the space: we enter each #OWS space with a commitment to…” #NYCSC #OWS
Cont’d: “…mutual respect and support, anti-oppression, conflict resolution, nonviolence towards each other, and direct democracy.” #NYCSC
Cont’d: “We support the empowerment of each person to challenge the history and structure of oppression… including ageism, classism…” #NYCSC
Cont’d: “…heterosexism, religious discrimination, sexism, homophobia, and others.” “We understand individual freedoms are not above…” #NYCSC
Cont’d: “…our collective safety, well-being and ability to cooperate effectively.” It goes on: http://t.co/fL6tTKrA #NYCSC #OWS
Melanie reminds us of one more signal: hands overhead, like making a roof over your head. It means “respect the house.” “I’d like to use…”
Cont’d: “…this to bring the room back tonight.” So, if we get too energetic, folks will silently mk this signal until everyone settles down.
Melanie: “Should we give this a try and see how it works? Everyone talk!” We all mumble incoherently as “respect the house” symbols go up…
Cont’d: …and then, after a few seconds, we’re all silent. Awesome. #NYCSC #OWS
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Women Occupying Wall Street reports back! On March 8th, they’re doing an action for National Women’s Day, and they’re going… #NYCSC #OWS
Cont’d: …to participate in the first feminist GA in the Spring! Woohoo! #NYCSC #OWS
Next report back: Outreach! “We did something awesome today; we did this impromptu march from Liberty Square to the garden…” #NYCSC #OWS
Cont’d: “…we passed out fliers, had big banners.” Was really fun. “If anyone wants to do that, every Weds at 1, I go out and do that…”#NYCSC
Cont’d: “…kind of shit.” “We started the day with a seed exchange near the Stock Exchange, then the march happened to the LES, and there…”
Cont’d: “..was a bike ride, and we biked around with music blasting,” went to 7 community gardens, including some that are facing eviction.
Cont’d: “It was an awesome day, connecting with the communities, and gardens, and.. yeah!” #NYCSC #OWS
Someone reports back from #leisurecaucus: “A few concerns: there’s no good bars in this area, and I’m spending all my money..”
Cont’d: “…and I think we need to get back to the communal throw-downs, where everyone throws down to get a pitcher.” #NYCSC
Someone shouts out Rudy’s for #leisurecaucus, and we all laugh a lot. Community! #NYCSC #OWS
Next: Marisa tells us about http://t.co/dM2ngURk. “We’re making content, an introductory video, and encouraging ppl to…” #NYCSC
Cont’d: “…submit content — tweets, photos, videos, whatever — to the map so we can have our own participatory stream of the mvmnt.” #NYCSC
.@TesselizaTC reports for Media: “Anyone going to be streaming for #F28 or #F29, come talk to me tonight after Spokes so we can…” #NYCSC
Cont’d: “…get you set up with equipment and such.” Justin from Info: “You may have gotten strange message from ComHub; we’re still…” #NYCSC
Cont’d: “…trying to figure out what’s happened with the other side of our group,” but they’ll still post info for folks. #NYCSC #OWS
Cont’d; “We have info meet ups at Charlotte’s place MWF at 3.” Want to encourage all WGs and occupiers to use http://t.co/OzXDORvv #NYCSC
Next, Accounting. “One of the things that we’re doing is we’re going back to giving weekly reports to GA / Spokes.” GA reports Sat, SC Mon.
They’ll be posting those online. And there may be some backlogged record-keeping they may need help solving problems with. #NYCSC #OWS
“We will probably come to you with requests for support and guidance on controversial issues.” #NYCSC #OWS
The total we have is $149,264. $87k is in bail fund. “At our current rate of expenditure, we’ll be out of money in 3 weeks.” Some cheers.
Cont’d: “In terms of our current expenditures,” kitchen spent 7k of 10k allocated last week. Lots of #s, will try to get whole breakdown.
Sage’s POI: “At the SC where your budget proposal went thru, one of the Spokes reforms was not legitimate, so it should have passed…” #NYCSC
Cont’d: “…also, the OccupyFarms person shouldn’t have been in room” due to past misdeeds, he said. “So if there’s any way that I…” #NYCSC
Cont’d: “…as an individual can help to support that proposal that should have passed, rather than accept defeat, that’d be great.” #NYCSC
Next, Direct Action: “If you’re not arrested in the #f29 actions, you should come to our MayDay planning meeting Wednesday night!” #NYCSC
Cont’d: “Also, I’m in the Mutual aid cluster within subgroup of MayDay within Direct Action.” Will discuss providing mutual aid on MayDay.
So, Weds is MayDay Planning, 6:30pm, 33 West 14th. Mutual Aid meeting will be Sunday in Tompkins Square Park. #NYCSC #OWS
Next, Alternative Economies notes that they’re not always here, but Margaret Adler from NPR is here, working on a project about them. #NYCSC
They want to tell us “about something important [they're] about to do.” “We’ve made quite a lot of progress in designing a bank that would..
Cont’d: “…fulfill the ideals of #OWS, would be democratic, owned by depositors, available to poor who are so often excluded, transparent..”
Cont’d: “…and would use practices that didn’t expose broader economy to risk,” and other things. “We’re looking to make a press…” #NYCSC
Cont’d: “…announcement” that we’re interested in working or partnering with another institution to build this bank. #NYCSC #OWS
Cont;d: “This is an exciting time for the group and for the Occupy Bank endeavor.” Hope it will “have a transformative effect, not…” #NYCSC
Cont’d: “…just on the banking system, but on the global economy.” Melanie notes that some folks have questions. #NYCSC #OWS
Melanie: “Is the room OK w/ pausing for a moment to take some questions?” Yup. CQ: “I remember like many 2 months ago, OccupyLA set…”
Cont’d: “…up their own credit union. Have you talked to them at all?” A: “Yeah, we’re aware of that, and we’re trying to get in touch…”
Cont’d: “..with them. Our effort is a little different from a credit union; if you like, it’s a CU writ large with some other aspects.”
Cont’d: “A credit union can’t be national (by law), and we’ll have the option to be national,” as an alternative to for-profit banks. #NYCSC
CQ: “What WG is it? When/where do you meet?” A: “It varies;” check website. “It’s called the OccupyBank WG; used to be called…”
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Cont’d: “…Alternative Banking WG.” They split into two, with Occupy Bank working on new bank, and ABWG working on reform. #NYCSC
Robert notes he’s really glad they’re here. “What can be done at this stage of the game, as naming is difficult and important, to keep…”
Cont’d: “…the name of the bank as Occupy Bank going forward?” Worried it would be diluted, or watered-down. #NYCSC #OWS
A: “I think we wholeheartedly agree. We’ve been working on this 4 months now, and none of us want to see the ideals diluted in any way.”
Cont’d: “We don’t want to set up a marginalized bank that nibbles at edges of problem,” have big hopes for this, “not entirely implausible.”
Cont’d: “The Occupy name brings a lot of meaning” and “very clear” democratic values. #NYCSC #OWS
There’s still a lot of discussions, so someone POPs and suggests that we make it an agenda item. Mel asks the room; looks good. #NYCSC #OWS
Brett, Facilitation: “This Weds, during day of action in Bryant Park, we’ll be doing Direct Democracy training from 11-5.” #NYCSC #OWS
Cont’d; “Also, this Friday at the Quaker House, 6:00 to 9,” a continuation of grievance council discussion. “We need as much input as poss.”
Next, Stop Stop and Frisk calls for “volunteers for #F28 action tomorrow, ‘stand with the occupy movement, stop the repression of #OWS.’”
Cont’d: “It’s shaping up pretty well; we have some posters, get out tonight, get out tomorrow.” Rally at Union Square at 4pm. #NYCSC #OWS
Cont’d: “It’s really important that no one sit on the sidelines in this action, b/c this is how movements group.” Calling on supporters to..
Cont’d: “It’s really important that no one sit on the sidelines in this action, b/c this is how movements grp.” Calling on supporters to..
Cont’d: …come out and stand against this. “People aren’t fully” grasping that this movement is being repressed. #NYCSC #OWS
Cont’d; “There’s also been sectarian push-back” against this action, because some communists were involved in the early planning. #NYCSC
So, 11am in Union Square, there’ll be a volunteer coordinator to point people towards outreach, setup. Will be lots of speakers. #NYCSC #OWS
Cont’d; “So, if you know you can be there tomorrow to volunteer, sign up.” Starts 11am, rally is at 4. Also need help w/ a banner. #NYCSC
Sage’s CQ: “As someone who had a block at the GA where this was consensed on, and as someone who tried to involve…” #NYCSC #OWS
Cont’d: “…themselves in the GA and functioning processes of this #Occupy, how open are you to changing your mind on anything at all?” #NYCSC
A: “I’m not sure I can… that doesn’t have anything to do with the mass action against the suppression of the #Occupy movement.” #NYCSC #OWS
She’s not sure who “you guys” is, says she can’t speak for all the ppl who put together the action. Melanie asks if there’s a CQ… #NYCSC
A: “What this is is what’s in this call for mass action,” there’ve been meetings every week, everyone’s had “opportunity to be involved.”
She doesn’t know because she wasn’t involved in making the buttons. OK, one more person on announcement stack. #NYCSC #OWS
“Brainstorming, Ravi & I came up with a page where ppl can post Kickstarter or Indie-go-go projects, for quicker access to project funding.”
CQ: “When we consensed on buying all the buttons for SS&F, there was a FA that #OWS would be mentioned on buttons. Didn’t happen- why?”
It’s called the #OWS Project List. “Secondly, tomorrow is a general strike in India.” Tomorrow they’ll hand out fliers at 8am to support.
Melanie tells us “it’s been reported that London is being evicted right now.” Ooooh… #SOLIDARITY #OCCUPYFOREVER #LOVELOVELOVE #OWS
Frances reminds us of the new guidelines for how folks get to Spoke. “In order to be a spoke at these meetings, you need to follow these…”
Frances will read groups who are eligible based on rules to have spokes here. “Town Planning, Occupy the Youth, Minutes, Facilitation…”
Cont’d: “..Occupy Bank, Outreach, MEdia, Housing, OWS en Español, Class War, Sustainability, FundHub, AR Allies, Structure, WoW, Info.”
Sage asks about the Occupiers WG, Marisa feels it’s a gray area, since it’s not part of new rules. Thinks we should let it happen for now.
OK, so our agenda at this point is “to hear from Occupy Bank and to hear the Metrocards proposal from Housing.” #NYCSC #OWS
Justin wants to make a discussion proposal for “dealing with violence at Spokescouncils and GAs.” #NYCSC #OWS
Melanie temp-checks adding that to the agenda. WGs seem to need to discuss briefly before Spokes feel comfortable responding. #NYCSC #OWS
Now temp-checking Justin’s proposal for “a discussion that will lead to a proposal” about physical violence at GA and Spokes… #NYCSC #OWS
It’s mixed, so Melanie temp-checks putting it last and temp-checking again when we get to it… Looks good. But Justin takes it off, then.
OK, so back to CQs for Occupy Bank. CQ: “How will this benefit the community?” RE: use of Occupy name. #NYCSC #OWS
A: “We think it’ll be embodied in design of the bank. It’ll be owned by customers and employees; fundamentally democratic.” #NYCSC
Cont’d; “It would be accessible to everybody; there’s a large part of pop today that can’t access banking resources. This bank…” #NYCSC
Cont’d: “…would be as available to them as to everyone else. Thirdly, it’d be transparent;” since opacity of banking industry has led to…
Cont’d: …the massive economic issues “we’ve had in recent years.” For these and other reasons they think it’ll embody principles of #Occupy.
Cont’d: “That doesn’t meant it won’t be a plausible thing for mainstream customers” to use the bank. “As a non-profit, it may have…”
Cont’d: “…a competitive advantage against for-profit banks,” and think it’ll be better for everyone involved. #NYCSC #OWS
CQ: “First of all, I’m wondering about the designation of “a bank,” and how it’s structurally different from other banks?” #NYCSC #OWS
CQ cont’d; “And also, what do you want from #OWS? Are you looking for support, solidarity, working group buy-in? B/c you’re doing the…”
Cont’d; “..press conference tomorrow, so we’re wondering what you want.” A: “It’s not a conference, it’s a release…” #NYCSC #OWS
A cont’d; “RE: structure; we’ve spent a lot of time thinking about that.” Haven’t made any final decisions, but question about whether…
Cont’d: …”it’s a bank or something else” is “really to the point.” “The truth is there are legal obstacles to providing banking services..”
Cont’d: “…as that kind of entity.. to provide the services banks provide, you have to be a bank.” Could take many years of full-time work…
Cont’d: …to get a “new bank” to have FDIC insurance, “which is essentially to be accepted and legally operable as a bank.” #NYCSC #OWS
Cont’d: “And FDIC insurance means that if your bank goes south, your customers won’t lose all their deposits.” “We spent a lot of time…”
Cont’d: “..talking to community banks and credit unions who’ve been through this,” including lessons learned frm one that failed in Chicago.
Cont’d; “It’s a long road; it’s by no means over.” Want help, want to engage in the discussion. “It’s about 22 ppl at the moment.” #NYCSC
Cont’d; “We really, really welcome new members.” From #OWS, “I don’t think we want anything specific besides solidarity. We all feel very..”
Cont’d: “…strongly that this is a way to make concrete some of the ideals of #Occupy.” Came to tell #SC about it and hope we’re on board.
Cont’d: “We have told folks at GA several times and had no objections, but at the same time there hasn’t bn a place for a real discussion.”
They’re open to discussion, and Marisa thinks that would be great. That’s the end of stack, so we’ll move on to the next agenda item. #NYCSC
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Facilitation encourages OccupyBank “to bring forth the discussion,” b/c “it would need to come from yr grp.” OB seems really into it. #NYCSC
Mel: “This is a proposal for Metrocards; last time we passed one, we said we’d revisit the issue.” The time has come! #NYCSC #OWS
Katherine will propose! Mel asks if we’re cool with giving this proposal 30 minutes. Sounds good. #NYCSC #OWS
They’re requesting $ for 120 Metrocards in a week. (Metrocards are among the short list of financial proposals exempt from spending freeze.)
Here’s the Metrocard budget proposal in detail: http://t.co/F0CebOGj #NYCSC #OWS
OK, so we’ll open stack for Clarifying Questions. CQ: “What days do you provide the cards?” A: “Recently, been Tuesday, Weds, Thurs…”
Cont’d: “Tues and Thurs during GA, 6-9pm at 60 Wall,” Wednesday wherever Spokescouncil is. #NYCSC #OWS
Next CQ is about the office supplies budget, which includes scanning. They want to be able to scan card slips submitted by Occupiers…
Cont’d: …for transparency purposes. CQ: “Have you looked into discount cards?” A: “I don’t think it’s possible due to buying in bulk.”#NYCSC
Justin’s POI: “Stan and I have done a bunch of research into cheaper ways to get them,” but it wouldn’t be much of a discount yet. #NYCSC
Facilitation: “We had 2 questions; if we aren’t providing Housing anymore, what is the Housing line being used for?” #NYCSC #OWS
A: “People are still calling the Housing line and Stan is still working on housing those ppl,” regardless of official #OWS $ for it. #NYCSC
Facilitation’s second CQ: “There are 2 phone lines,” what are they used for? A: “It’s my phone and one other used for coordination.” #NYCSC
Cont’d; “Can we sort out a # of cards that go out for each group, and then cap it at that?” #NYCSC #OWS
Next, Arts and Culture’s CQ: “At A&C, the Metrocards are a really amazing resource for us to have,” puppeteers, others w/ studios elsewhere…
A: “That’s one of the FAs I was hoping to bring up; want WGs to take more responsibility for handling passing out the Metrocards.” #NYCSC
OK, that’s it for CQs, so we’ll move to Concerns and Friendly Amendments, after working groups confer. #NYCSC #OWS
OK, so we’re back; stack is now open for concerns and proposed amendments to the proposal. #NYCSC #OWS
Minutes: “I have a very strong blocking concern to the distribution method used,” suggests we allot cards to WGs and let WGs use… #NYCSC
Cont’d: “…the group consensus process” to disperse them. “We know who in our groups needs cards.” Proposer accepts amendment. #NYCSC #OWS
She accepts the amendment enthusiastically, at that. “Some WGs have felt a little unable to get to me, as far as getting them..” #NYCSC
Cont’d: “…to their people, b/c their ppl are doing work — that’s why they’re in WGs.” So she wants to have a sheet that states WG name..
Cont’d: …a “list of their ppl”… budget request would stay same, but it’d be 5 per WG except DA and Kitchen that get 7 due to size. #NYCSC
She suggests the pt ppl be responsible for providing a form w/ that info, and then they’ll give it to her, and Weds she’d give cards out.
Minutes: “So you’re basically going to come to Spokes on Wednesday” to give to point person? Notes their PP isn’t always at Spokes. #NYCSC
Cont’d: “Can we just give it to the spokes, then?” Melanie notes they should be able to work this out. #NYCSC #OWS
Next, Town Planning’s concern/FA was covered already by Minutes, “but I’d like to tack something else on, that Metrocards not be distrod..”
Cont’d: “..in the same room as the #SC meeting” during the meeting. A: “I’m going to have to say that I think it depends on the space..”
Cont’d: “..we’re using, b/c at Quaker House, we have an outside space, and here not sure…” Mel notes there’s a hallway. #NYCSC #OWS
A: “Well, we’re starting at 6, so I’m hoping if we shorten the hours it won’t happen during the meeting.” Proposes 6:00 to 7:30 Tues/Thurs..
Cont’d: “…to meet with those financial point people to give them the Metrocards.” #NYCSC #OWS
Structure: “We’re running out of $, and we’re not getting as much in as we’re spending.” Almost $4k/week on Metrocards, he says, is…
Cont’d: …questionable. “It’s important to be careful with your resources; not sure how careful we are now with limited funds.” #NYCSC #OWS
So, Structure proposes a friendly amendment to cut budget in half from 120 cards to 60. Some whistles frm group. #NYCSC #OWS
Structure essentially wants to have a vetting process to make sure ppl who get them, need them. #nycsc #OWS
A: “Vetting could be problematic; sometimes things are used improperly, and we can’t stop the process” of helping w/ transport… #NYCSC #OWS
Cont’d: “…just b/c we’re afraid of the money running out.” Would be open to cutting to 110, maybe 100. FA of 60 not accepted. #NYCSC #OWS
Info: “I have 2 concerns. 1, a large portion of the community relies on these, and most of the dissent comes from those who haven’t…”
Cont’d: “…gotten the benefits of it.” Sees this happening at multiple levels. “Some of us rely on this,” $29/pp is a small price to pay.
Cont’d: “Also, I see a lack of participation” unless the proposal comes up. Would like folks to come to Housing mtgs, help. #NYCSC #OWS
Next FA: “I’m wondering if you’d consider just focusing on the cards right now, and take the phone off of it.” “Just b/c we all have phone..
Cont’d: “…bills here. Or no phone.” A: “That’s fine; mine doesn’t have to be on here; Dan’s… I’d have to ask Dan.” Must confer. #NYCSC #OWS
OK, so she won’t “be able to accept the amendment at this time.” Notes that other WGs currently funded get similar budget lines. #NYCSC
FundHub: “Is there a difference b/w Spokescouncil working groups and Metrocard-eligible working groups?” A: No. #NYCSC #OWS
Concern: “It’s supposed to be a renewal of an ongoing budget,” concerned about change of $. Freeze only allows for renewal. #NYCSC #OWS
Cont’d; “Secondly, there shouldn’t be any confusion about which grps get cards;” wants non-GA/SC time/place for distro… #NYCSC #OWS
Cont’d: …in part to avoid conflicts. Suggests doing it at 60 Wall, but not while Spokes or GA are happening. #NYCSC #OWS
The answer is that she wants to start at 6, but Marisa is concerned that sometimes there’s no space at 6. A: “OK, I could do 60 Wall…”
Cont’d: “…same time, Tuesday and Thursday,” giving cards to WG pt ppl. So, no Wednesday distro. #NYCSC #OWS
Next, Arts and Culture. “This weekend is a great example; the puppet guild expanded to 10 ppl. We don’t use all of our MCs every wk….”
Cont’d: “…I want to see a system put in where Metrocards can get banked, or shelved.” A: “Basically, what I’d like to see is the WGs take..”
Cont’d: “…more personal responsibility” for distroing cards to group; folks come to her asking for more cards. She explains new form again.
C: “But as it contracts and expands, we want the budget to contract and expand as it goes along.” A: “This can only be a renewal.” #nycsc
Marisa: “We’re mid-spending freeze; we can’t end it until we come up with a budgeting process.” Card budget can be renewed, but not changed.
Next, Accounting. “Hi; my friendly amendment is that in addition to WGs taking responsibility for Metrocards, the group has to…”
Cont’d: “…consense in its minutes on who gets the cards” so we don’t have nepotism, cards wandering off. Must be in minutes. #NYCSC #OWS
A: Amendment accepted. A&C has some implementation issues based on how they meet; we’ll confer for a few minutes to clarify. #NYCSC #OWS
OK, we’re back; we’ll have a quick stack of clarifying questions before we move to consensus since there have been so many amendments.
Marisa suggests we don’t really need to go through CQs again; someone points out that we should just restate proposal w/ amendments. #NYCSC
Restated: “Proposal is for a weekly budget for metro cards in total amount of $3,480, which purchases 120 Metrocards. #NYCSC #OWS
Cont’d; “Friendly amendment that working groups take responsibility for distributing cards, and that list of ppl is in their minutes.”
Cont’d: “Also, I would request in this budget the $85/week for the office supplies, b/c this is a renewal of budget- office, printing…”
Cont’d: “…scanning, and phones, one for the housing line and one for the financial pt person to coordinate purchasing of cards.” #NYCSC #OWS
Also, Metrocard “distribution will be at 60 Wall, 6pm to 7:30pm Tuesdays and Thursdays.” #NYCSC #OWS
Mel: “So, do we have any clarifying questions before we move on?” Someone has a concern with “how much bureaucracy we just…” #NYCSC #OWS
Cont’d: “…added to the process of getting Metrocards.” Someone points out it already had a lot; person feels this added more. #NYCSC #OWS
A: “The reason why — here’s been my concern w/ the whole process of the MCs as it stands now. There has been cases of ppl just…” #NYCSC
Cont’d: “…forging signatures; other ppl complained that ppl just signed for anybody for Metrocards.” Want to make it easier for WGs w/…
Cont’d: …actual ppl in their groups to give cards out. “That’s why I opened it up to FAs in order to make it a better process and for…”
Cont’d: “…ppl to be wiling to continue rather than block” any Metrocard distribution altogether. #NYCSC #OWS
Accounting’s CQ: “How many weeks is this budget for? When will you be coming back for renewal?” A: “I was told by Christine it was 4 weeks.”
Mel: “Do you need to confer with yr groups?” No. “Are we ready to move on to consensus?” Sage wants to speak, but isn’t a Spoke. #NYCSC #OWS
Marisa PoPs: “I don’t think we should make exceptions. We said at the beginning only Spokes from WGs could speak… we should stick to it.”
Melanie temp-checks, and I think we want to stick to the rules and not make an exception for Sage. Marisa notes that question at beginning..
Cont’d: …that Sage asked was about whether or not occupiers got a spoke. “If Sage was Spoke for the occupiers, I could understand how..”
Cont’d: “…this could be an issue. But you’re not, are you?” So we should stick to the rules. We’re moving to consensus. #NYCSC #OWS
Stairs asks for standasides: Arts and Culture and Anti-Racism Allies are standing aside. ARA’s concern is about “accessibility and…”
Cont’d: “…increased bureaucracy in process,” but thinks we can work it out so is standing aside instead of blocking. #NYCSC #OWS
Arts and Culture’s stand aside is roughly in agreement with ARA’s, worried about logistical accessibility. #NYCSC #OWS
Now asking for blocks. One, from Structure. “I don’t think we’re being very responsible with the $ we have left,” would remove if could…
Cont’d: …get a 30% reduction in number of Metrocards. Marisa PoPs again, notes again, we cannot reduce b/c we’re extending previous earmark.
Structure removes their block. Melanie: “We have consensus! And not only that, but the bonus is we have this room til 10:00!” #NYCSC #OWS
OK, so we’ll have a couple more announcements. First: “The Fibre Arts WG is going to be discussing this tomorrow at our…” #NYCSC #OWS
Cont’d: “…weekly meeting at Charlotte’s Place, which is usually at 2pm,” tho she wants to move it to avoid conflicting with Union Sq action.
But yeah, they’re going to try to get a 24-hour knitting occupation put together! “We’re going to completely yarn-bomb Zuccotti Park!”
They’ll also be training us in knitting before then so that we can all participate. Meet tomorrow at 1, Charlotte’s Place. #NYCSC #OWS
Next Announcement, Class War: “Meetings are Weds, Charlotte’s Place, at 5.” Reminds us of actions tomorrow, Weds! #NYCSC #OWS
Cont’d: “Union Square tomorrow, Bryant Park the day after! Everyone should bring their friends, if they have any friends!” #NYCSC #OWS
Class War (Anthony) finishes: “And fuck Monsanto!” (“Fuck Monsanto!” ppl reply.) #NYCSC #OWS
Next: “Every day in March, 11:30-2, there’ll be a cultural occupation in Liberty Square. Arts, culture, come livestream, crafts, writing..”
Cont’d: “…come down and talk about it and get it on film!” #NYCSC #OWS
“Thank you everyone!” And that’s tonight’s #OWS Spokescouncil! Thanks for reading, fam. [Comments, concerns, ?s: @diceytroop. -Ed.] #NYCSC