GA Minutes – Thursday, April 5, 2012

(un)Occupy Abq GENERAL ASSEMBLY — April 4, 2012

Facilitator: Jesse
Note-taker: Kate

Camp Agreements
Working Group Announcements
Housecleaning for GA


  • Occupy Boston took over the state capital
  • Brittney, Jesse and Lila all received written warnings from UNM about the student code of conduct. Lila met with Rob Burford, who is also her employer. She said he expressed a willingness to keep the lines of communication open with (un)Occupy.
  • LAW-LAPALOOZA: receive free legal advice and counseling.

Thursday, April 12
3-6 pm
Raymond G. Sanchez Community Center.
9800 4th Street NW Albuquerque, NM 87114

  • Conference call with an original member of the Black Panthers,

Thursday, April 12
Contact Sayrah if you are interested in participating or learning more. sayrahn (at) hotmail (dot) com

  • Andy went to Mexico and saw Javier Sicilia (a poet, essayist, novelist, activist and journalist in Mexico) who made a call to the US to push for their government to 1) legalize drugs, 2) end the Marita Initiative and 3) stop the flow of guns flowing south.
  • 99% Spring– an event being led by a Union Group. Do we want to participate?
  • April 17– many organizations will be doing tax day actions. Does (un)Occupy want to do anything?


  • Mock Wall:

a week-long event starting Sunday, April 16. The University is encouraging overnight stay. There is a call for people to help assemble the wall all day on April 15 at Smith Plaza on the UNM Campus in front of the library.

  • May Day:

the last meeting with El Centro de Igualdad y Derechos was on Wednesday. They are going to March from Robinson Park to Central and 3rd, to Lomas, and back to Robinson Park, where there will be a rally from 6:30-7 pm. The march will begin at 5:30 pm. They would like to focus on wage theft and the governor’s stance on immigration and immigrant rights. Their next meeting is Feb. 20 at 5 pm at Plaza Encuentro.

  • Anti-capitalist:

They want to do a theater march on May Day– a “Walk to End Capitalism” that joins up with El Centro’s march. Next meeting: Saturday at 4 pm at the Peace and Justice Center or Yale Park.

  • Foreclosure:

Attended an event sponsored by United South Broadway to support real people in our community facing foreclosure.
Medicine for the People
Next meeting: April 8 at 5 pm. (location unknown)

HOUSEKEEPING: the current state of working groups

  • Foreclosure: active but not meeting
  • Medicine for the People: meeting
  • Mock Wall: meeting
  • UNM Student, Staff and Faculty: meeting
  • Anti-capitalists: meeting
  • May Day: meeting
  • Labor Union Solidarity: not meeting
  • General Outreach: not meeting
  • Media: not meeting
  • Web Site: not meeting
  • Statewide Solidarity: not meeting
  • UNM Faculty: duplicate group:: disbanded

Proposal: Perform housekeeping on working groups every 3 months. PASSED
Proposal: Discuss what to do about inactive working groups next week. PASSED

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