Digest – May 5, 6 & 7 – Sorrow

Digest for May 5, 6 & 7 (Friday & Weekend)

Statement Concerning May 1st Events in Cleveland * Info tent removed * International, national, state news * Upcoming events * Today’s quote * GA recap links * Chicago Bail Fund * New shift calendar! * Current needs * More upcoming events * More reading / links


Weekday Schedule: Today and Tomorrow’s Special Events; 6-7 PM GA M-W-F, OPEN FORUM T-Th; 7 PM Community Chat; 8-10 PM Entertainment; 10 PM-2 AM Night Shift #1; 2-6 AM Night Shift #2; Upcoming Events; We are continuously in the NW Quadrant of Public Square 24/7

Weekend Schedule: Today and Tomorrow’s Special Events; 10 PM-2 AM Night Shift #1; 2-6 AM Night Shift #2; Upcoming Events; We are continuously in the NW Quadrant of Public Square 24/7

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NEWER ARTICLES

Statement Concerning May 1st Events in Cleveland

Media Contact:
Katie Steinmuller
(216) 202-4499

Media Contact:
Peter Schanz
(614) 704-2481

May 1, 2012 – Cleveland – While the persons arrested Monday evening by the FBI have participated in Occupy Cleveland events, they were in no way representing or acting on behalf of Occupy Cleveland. Occupy Cleveland has affirmed the principles of non-violence since its inception on October 6, 2011.

Occupy Cleveland has spoken out and worked against violence in all its forms, including:

  • Wars and occupations
  • Economic violence of financial inequality, unemployment, debt, and foreclosure
  • Social violence of racism, sexism and homophobia
  • Environmental violence of global warming and fracking

Occupy Cleveland believes the only way to respond to a violent federal and corporate state is through active non-violence.

It is unfortunate that this occurred on the eve of May Day, the day the Occupy movement and workers around the world have taken to the streets, demanding justice. What has happened in no way discredits the issue and the non-violent methods of Occupy Cleveland and the Occupy movement worldwide.

Info tent removed

May 3, 2012–On the orders of the office of the Mayor of Cleveland, members of the department of Parks and Recreation came to Public Square in the middle of the night and took down the tent that we have occupied continuously for the past seven months. The tent was not destroyed.

Occupier Jacob Darling, who is on the scene, states, “The removal of this tent in NO WAY diminishes the commitment to a better world or the determination of Occupy Cleveland to bring it about with the love we have in our hearts for the movement.”

Occupy Cleveland will continue its peaceful presence on the Tom Johnson Quadrant of Public Square.


International, National, State News & Opinion

International:

National:

Ohio & Cleveland:


Upcoming events

In addition to our regularly scheduled weekday events, here are some special events that are happening today! Lots to do! Unless otherwise noted, events are in NW Quadrant (Tom Johnson/Free Speech Quadrant) of Public Square or nearby in the white tent area. More upcoming events after today are here…

Special Events Through Saturday

  • Thurs., May 3-Fri., May 4 – Vigil and remembrance of those who died May 4th at Kent years ago. Parking lot behind Oscar Richey hall – 24 hour vigil starting 10 p.m. May 3.
  • Sat., May 5 @ 2 PM – Immigrants Are Us Freedom March – at Market Square, Cleveland – Info
  • Sat., May 5 @ 7:30 – IWW meeting @ Gypsy Bean Coffee, back room.
  • More Events

Upcoming GA Votes - see Proposals section

Regular Daily Events

  • 6 PM General Assembly on M-W-F, Open Forum T-Th- GAs are formal assemblies at the NW corner of Public Square or in white info tent west of this area. At this assembly, proposals and announcements are made. This is where consensus items are decided. Please review stances/thoughts at viewtopic.php?f=32&t=1003 for discussion in today’s GA. Recent GA recaps
  • Community Chat Following GA Today & Tomorrow – Informal assembly
  • Today & Tomorrow – 10 PM – 2 AM and 2 AM – 6 AM Evening Shifts – Please sign up at the white tent for an evening shift so that we can maintain effective occupancy overnight and relieve people who are overburdened. Dress extremely warmly with lots of layers and bring appropriate gear to keep yourself warm.

Working Group Meetings


“The practice of patience guards us against losing our presence of mind. It enables us to remain undisturbed, even when the situation is really difficult. It gives us a certain amount of inner peace, which allows us some self-control, so that we can choose to respond to situations in an appropriate and compassionate manner, rather than being driven by our disturbing emotions.”

~ His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Please send poetry submissions/thoughts/quotes to occupyclevelandpoetry (_at symbol_) gmail.com. If you agree, let’s work on keeping things positive and promoting positive perspectives in this space…


GA recap links

Thanks to all who help with the movement, and thanks to notekeepers and videographers! Please post written GA minutes in the GA portion of forums in written format: http://unju.st/forum.

Wednesday May 2 Minutes | Archived Minutes and Videos

Recent Concensus Items

  • 5-2 several concensus items and proposals
  • 4-11 CONCENSUS on mission statement for Occupy the Heart Festival April 28 – May 5
  • 3-28 CONCENSUS on proposal to show solidarity for Now DC (nowDC.org). The proposal was to list Occupy Cleveland on their site as a supporter of Occupy actions/learning/festivals in DC, beginning on Friday, March 30th.
  • 3-25 CONCENSUS on proposal to adopt Chicago principles with the caveat that “we understand that it does not override any principles on which we had previously achieved consensus. The proposer specified that this means that Occupy Cleveland is still a strictly non-violent movement.”
  • 3-21 CONCENSUS on proposal for dedicated funds including setting up WePay options for various funds.
  • 3-12 CONCENSUS on proposal for legal fund with friendly amendment.

Recent proposals

  • 4-11 PROPOSAL announcement – re funding warehouse & policies
  • 4-9 PROPOSAL – “Plan of Action”
  • 3-28 PROPOSAL start an Occupy baseball team and form an Occupy Baseball working group.
  • 3-21 PROPOSAL announcements from Occupy Midwest
  • 3-12 PROPOSAL announcement for Occupy the Heart Fest funding
  • 3-12 PROPOSAL announcement for May 1 General Strike solidarity
  • 3-12 PROPOSAL announcement regarding how to focus message on strategies that emphasize compassion and joy
  • 3-9 PROPOSAL – Legal fund

OLDER ARTICLES

Chicago Bail Fund

This fund will assist those who might be arrested in Chicago while protesting the war-machine of NATO, economic injustice, and related issues. (Although we hope no arrests will be made.) It has been set up by Occupy Chicago, who will administer the funds with the help of its fiscal sponsors, the Crossroads Fund and 8th Day Center for Justice. All donations are tax-deductible. Info

New shift calendar

We’ve set up a new Google calendar to manage shifts – it is available here and here. To get on the calendar, you can email occupycle.baseoperations@gmail.com or call the info tent phone at 216-202-4999. Thank you!

Current needs & haves

  • Help for info tent regulars covering shifts.
  • Respect, tolerance, peace, love, patience, endurance, mutual respect, healthy environment, kindness, community.
  • Still need consistent food donations of prepared meals at the tent.
  • Donations

More upcoming events

Events are in the NW Quadrant (Tom Johnson Quadrant) of Public Square unless otherwise noted.

  • Thurs., May 3-Fri., May 4 – Vigil and remembrance of those who died May 4th at Kent years ago. Parking lot behind Oscar Richey hall – 24 hour vigil starting 10 p.m. May 3.
  • Sat., May 5 @ 2 PM – Immigrants Are Us Freedom March – at Market Square, Cleveland – Info
  • Sat., May 5 @ 7:30 – IWW meeting @ Gypsy Bean Coffee, back room.

Events for next month and the future can now be found on the Events page of the Occupy Site.


Interesting Links


Recurring info

Weekday Schedule: Today and Tomorrow’s Special Events; 6-7 PM GA M-W-F, OPEN FORUM T-Th; 7 PM Community Chat; 8-10 PM Entertainment; 10 PM-2 AM Night Shift #1; 2-6 AM Night Shift #2; Upcoming Events; We are continuously in the NW Quadrant of Public Square 24/7

Weekend Schedule: Today and Tomorrow’s Special Events; 10 PM-2 AM Night Shift #1; 2-6 AM Night Shift #2; Upcoming Events; We are continuously in the NW Quadrant of Public Square 24/7

Info #: (216) 202-4999 | Phone Rules

Wiki: http://wiki.occupycleveland.com

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