Thursday, October 6, 2011, 10:00 AM
San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz, Ca
Santa Cruz, CA (map)
Santa Cruz is currently organizing on Facebook herehttps://www.facebook.com/OccupySantaCruz?sk=info
and on twitter herehttp://twitter.com/#!/OccupySantaCruz
I just watched "Inside Job". Charles Ferguson's film -- Inside Job -- won the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2011. It narrates the conflicts of interest between the finance industry, politicians, academics and regulators, which eventually led to the trillion-dollar collapse of 2008. Narrated by Matt Damon.
If you care to know what the Wall St. protesters are angry about, I can recommend this highly.
BitTorrent Link to the full movie is here:
Occupy Santa Cruz had a GA and decided that they will move to Mission Park, by Holy Cross Church this morning. There will be a march this afternoon to the banks. For more up to date info:www.occupysantacruz.org
A Light rain is falling currently, bring tarps, rain gear, and a blanket or sleeping bag. Be prepared for the Nazis (SCPD) to site everyone with "camping" (as they so like to do). They will be looking to interfere with anyone that does not meet the secret "Dress Code". Anything the the City Council and the Downtown Association tell them to do, they will do, including mass arrests. Be Peaceful, Polite and Firm. Peace!
Last point,,, The neocons will do their best to use tone like this to discredit what is happening in New York and elsewhere. By doing what the right does so well you are legitmizing the spin they so want to put on this movement at its early phase. dont make it easy for them. I would welcome a few tea pariers and elements of the furing right because it will muzzle the spin machine at FOX and freedom works. We must be tacticaly smarter than those that wish to discredcit this thing.
Last point: from what I hear from friends in New York and Boston, the protests are getting organized really fast. It will take a while for a theme to emerge but that is where small groups like ours can have a louder voice. This is where you test your abillity to really practice concensus process- it can be a pain in the ass at times. Thing now is to be agressive about countering the spin they are already putting on the protests.Thier preffered tactic is the lie spoken often enough becomes truth
Santa Cruz No Jobs.No Hope.No Peace.I am the 99%
Here is a YouTube clip from the last meeting 10-04-2011:http://www.youtube.com/watc...
I'm desperate for signatures to a petition to end exclusionary zoning. Please consider signing this petition here http://wh.gov/gvP I've also posted 'Exclusionary Zoning Unconstitutional' at http://jamesrherman.newsvin... to elaborate and raise awareness. Thanks.
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