GA Minutes – Sunday, March 11, 2012

(un)Occupy Albuquerque General Assembly March 11, 2012

Attendance: About a dozen people present.


The Librotraficante Caravan comes through  Albuquerque. 7pm event at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

Roadside Theater Media Literacy group will hold workshop at Encuentro at 5pm on March 14.

March 17 action against Monsanto in Santa Fe from 11am to 1pm at 3251 Cerrillos Rd.

Occupy Caravan coming through Albuquerque April 3. Summer and Natalie will contact them to see what we can do to support.

Quote…Unquote – the local public access TV channel – appeal denied. They need help getting city council members on board.

The city council also accept the accountability report that absolved APD of any wrongdoing in the various recent officer shootings.

Lila’s arraignment at 8am Monday in courtroom 400.

Working Groups

Foreclosure: United South Broadway holding counseling event Thursday through Sunday. Volunteer if you can.

Anti-Capitalist: Walk to Cure Capitalism May 1. May Day coalition forming. Solidarity Network.

Los Alamos National Laboratory: They’re trying to get the word out and ask for help in regards to the August 5 action. This is a group to get involved in.

UNM Mic Check, Arrests, Solidarity Event, and Building Alliances
We discussed the Thursday protest and march against violence and for freedom of speech. We mentioned how various folks in ally groups have requested that we diversify speakers. We discussed how few people participated in the march than in the initial rally. We noted the importance of networking and supporting other social justice groups, using the Friday Coming Out of the Shadows event as an example.

We talked about the dangers of online arguments, especially the petty back and forth. The internet fosters racism, sexism, homophobia, and so on. While we didn’t reach a complete consensus against online debates, as a group (un)Occupy Albuquerque emphasizes face-to-face interactions over electronic interaction.
Future Direct of the Movement
We went around in turns and shared our visions. We discussed environmental degradation, immigrant rights, critical consciousness raising, and letting the movement here develop organically.

Thursday GA Cancelled Because of Librotraficante Event

Items for Next GA
The UNM Situation

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