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Brief Notes from Occupy Santa Cruz General Assembly Oct. 4
by okupa
Tuesday Oct 4th, 2011 7:00 PM
There was a live stream from the Occupy Santa Cruz General Assembly meeting from about 5pm until 7:10pm. Right now people are trying to come to a decision on a place to occupy. They decided to occupy San Lorenzo Park and the Courthouse.
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Live Stream: http://occupysantacruz.org/

General Assembly for Occupy Santa Cruz on October 4th
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/09/30/18691823.php

Occupy Everywhere
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/10/04/18692124.php

Occupy Santa Cruz
http://www.facebook.com/OccupySantaCruz

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Update: 10/4 3:25 - weather looks good, stream will resume from Louden Nelson after 4PM. See you there!
§Trying to Decide on Time and Date to Start Occupation
by okupa Tuesday Oct 4th, 2011 7:09 PM
Thursday has been suggested. The stream is going offline now due to batteries..
§General Assembly at 10am
by okupa Tuesday Oct 4th, 2011 7:11 PM
Note sure where the next GA will be, but the videographer / streamer stated it would be held on Thursday at 10am.

"Santa Cruz is Occupied" -- not exactly sure what that means right now.

Stay posted. Keep posting!
§Occupation Starts on Thursday at 10am at San Lorenzo Park
by okupa Tuesday Oct 4th, 2011 8:43 PM
The decision is to occupy San Lorenzo Park starting at 10 am on Thursday, Oct. 6th.
The 6th is also being promoted by other Occupy movements, such as Portland, as a launch date.

Comments  (Hide Comments)

by Nick
Tuesday Oct 4th, 2011 10:14 PM
In regard to being 99%.....Should the 1% have the power to "block" the 99%....Because that is what they are doing right now, blocking the will of the vast majority. Should we continue to allow 1% to block and deny the 99%?, like the rich are presently doing to us with their executive veto on democracy?......Of course I also reject democratic centralism along with representative democracy. What I would propose instead is a system of participatory democracy, where everyone is heard but not in a way that requires total agreement from the last 1% to move forward. A system where we have individual autonomy and group autonomy, where the minority is not bound by the majority and can act independently...but where a super-majority can move forward, after hearing protests of course, but not necessarily requiring that the last 1% come around before moving forward. Would you give the bankers that veto power? What about their agents?
by Live good in the neighborhood
Wednesday Oct 5th, 2011 5:53 PM
What is interesting is the consensus process in which everyone partakes. It strives to give everyone an equal opportunity, or as close to something like that as possible. If, in the workplace, I was given a chance to voice my concern about something that is going wrong, and as a group we decide what to do about it, I think my workplace would actually make MORE money...even though that should not be our ultimate goal (the customer's should be).

If the many people struggling today could voice how they don't have to be struggling because we have the resources to take of them by redirecting resources from the military, or wherever people find most desirable, then at least most of the people will be happy rather than most unhappy.

This could be the dawn of a new era of democracy in the US. I hope we go all the way with it. For everyone who wants an equal say in the workplace, in politics, in economics, in education, or in any other social activity, consensus is the way. Equality now! Occupy Santa Cruz now!