Daily Digest for November 9

Good Morning from Occupy Boston!
Below please find your daily digest.

Fact of the Day: The Congressional “Super Committee” says the U.S. is broke and is looking to make cuts to Social Security and Medicare. Meanwhile, according to data from the Federal Reserve, corporations are sitting on $2 trillion in cash reserves that they don’t know what to do with.

News from other Occupations:  Occupy Denver has elected a leader! In response to the Mayor’s demand the occupation present a single person for him and city officials to negotiate with, Occupy Denver’s General Assembly chose Shelly, a thre-year-old border collie. Noting that Shelby can breathe, bleed and show emotion, she already exhibits more characteristics of a “person” than a private corporation.

Special Highlight: Just under a year ago reactionary politicians in Ohio passed a harsh anti-union law that was meant to break the back of organized labor. Labor fought back by getting enough signatures to put the issue on the ballot in the next election and let voters decide. Yesterday the votes were in and it was a landslide, as Ohioans overwhelmingly chose to overturn the bill and restore union rights in Ohio.

Occupy Boston – Wednesday November 9Today’s Weather and Events: Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.  Want to enjoy this great weather? Check out our Calendar of Events for today, also posted at the bottom of this email.Highlights: Join the march to stop the Super Committee from taking the axe to social security and medicare. Meet at 270 Tremont (in front of Wang Theater) at 11am

Volunteer Opportunities:

– Interested in seeing Occupy Boston stay through the winter? Then join the Winterization Working Group meeting today at 5:30pm, meeting at the Gandhi statue

– Want to help coordinate volunteer needs in general? The Volunteer Coordination team is meeting Friday morning at 10:0am by the media tent. If you can’t make it, e-mail us and we can talk about how you can help.

Other Working Groups seeking volunteers include Food, Outreach, Info Tent, Winterization, Logistics, Library and many, many more; every group is looking for volunteers so find the group that appeals to you and don’t be shy about offering help. Click here for a full list of Working Groups and their contact information. See where you think your strengths lay and where you can be most effective. We are looking for support both on and off-site, so even if you can’t come down there is something to do;  send an email the Info Tent for further assistance

If you are able to, we are still looking for both material and financial support. Any help you can give is greatly appreciated. For information on how our money is managed, please see our Financial Accountability Working Group page.


Wednesday, November 9
11:00am[Outreach] Rally to Protect Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security with Mass Senior Action – Meet at
1:00pmNon-Violence Working Group
1:00pmLivestream Meeting
1:30pmGet Warm with Breath and Movement
2:00pm**OccuPoetry on the Main Stage
3:00pmBible study
3:00pm FSU Workshop: Your Rights at Work
4:00pm Direct Action Meeting
4:00pm ** Comedy: Barry Crimmins
4:00pmSafety meeting
4:30pm**Concert:Chadwick Stokes from State Radio/Dispatch
5:00pm Facilitation
5:30pm Winterizing meeting
5:30pm** Ecumenical Communion Servics
6:00pm FSU Workshop: The Practice of Nonviolence and Civil Disobedience
6:00pm **FSU: The Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture Series, Elaine Bernard
7:00pm Media Working Group Meeting
7:00pm Open Facilitation Workshop
7:00pm **FSU: Film Screening
Questions or concerns? Please e-mail InfoTent@OccupyBoston.org and we can help you with whatever you need.