GA Archive Week #2 October 2nd to October 8th 2011

GA #9 Saturday, October 8 @Camp

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Occupy Boston Ratifies Memorandum of Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples

The following resolution was passed by the Occupy Boston General Assembly on October 8th, 2011:

RESOLUTION: Memorandum of Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples

WHEREAS, those participating in “Occupy Boston” acknowledge that the United States of America is a colonial country, and that we are guests upon stolen indigenous land that has already been occupied for centuries, Boston being the ancestral land of the Massachusett people; and

WHEREAS, members of the First Nations have continued to resist the violent oppression and exploitation of the colonizers since they first arrived on this continent, and as a result have a great amount of experience that could strengthen this movement; and

WHEREAS, after centuries of disregard for the welfare of future generations, and the consistent disrespect and exploitation of the Earth, we find ourselves on a polluted and disturbed planet, lacking the wisdom to live sustainably at peace with the community of Life; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That we seek the involvement of the First Nations in the rebuilding of a new society on their ancestral land; and
As a signal to the national “Occupy” movement and to members of First Nations who have felt excluded by the colonialist language used to name this movement, it shall be declared that “Occupy Boston” aspires to “Decolonize Boston” with the guidance and participation of First Nations Peoples; and
Extending an open hand of humility and friendship, we hereby invite members of the First Nations to join us in this popular uprising now taking place across this continent. We wish to further the process of healing and reconciliation and implore Indigenous Peoples to share their wisdom and guidance, as they see fit, so as to help us restore true freedom and democracy and initiate a new era of peace and cooperation that will work for everyone, including the Earth and the original inhabitants of this land; and

We hereby declare that Columbus Day should be referred to as “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.”

GA #8 Friday, October 7 @Camp

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GA #7 Thursday, October 6 @Camp
  1. The GA agreed that Corporate Personhood could be included in a document that includes other issues of concern to OB. that document will be brought back to GA for approval
  2. GA agreed to a Halloween food drive to get canned goods instead of candy

GA #6 Thursday, October 5 @Camp
  1. The GA agreed to "support the facilitators" [task: more detail required]
  2. The GA agreed to be more active in the reduction of the use of disposable plates/utensils to the minimum levels logistically possible.
  3. The GA agreed to transfer management of disposable plates/utensils to Logistics after a new wash station is setup.
  4. The GA agreed to change the following hand signs:
    1. The sign for “point of process” is now touching the tips of your two index fingers together up in front of your body.
    2. The sign for “block” is now crossing your arms and holding them over your head.
    3. The sign for “friendly amendment” is now holding up you index and middle fingers in a v-shape, like the “peace” sign.
  5. Friday’s GA agenda will begin – before announcements or anything other than introductory process – with a proposal from a group of local youth who wants to work with us.

GA #5 Tuesday, October 4 @ Camp
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GA #4 Monday, October 3 @ Camp
  1. Garbage organizing is at noon and at 8pm
  2. There will be a GA every morning at 10:30 and every night at 19:00

GA #3 Sunday, October 2 @ Camp
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