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    Kickstarter for the Occupy Boston Globe

    Occupy Boston’s internal newspaper, the Occupy Boston Globe, has launched a Kickstarter in order to fund the printing and distribution of a weekly newspaper.

    To help support an important source of information on the Occupy movement in Boston, click here.

    Notes from the Saturday, October 15 General Assembly

    The minutes for our Saturday, October 15 evening General Assembly (GA) can be found here. The minutes for other GAs are on our wikispaces page, to which post minutes for most of our GAs.

    United American Indians of New England Supports Occupy Boston

    United American Indians of New England (UAINE) have endorsed Occupy Boston! Here is an excerpt of their statement of support:

    United American Indians of New England (UAINE) supports Occupy/Decolonize Boston and the Occupy/Decolonize Wall Street movement generally.

    We are deeply moved and encouraged that Occupy/Decolonize Boston, as one of its very first actions, issued a memorandum in solidarity with Indigenous peoples. We have been the victims of corporate greed for centuries. If you seek to re-imagine a new society free of corporate greed, then we would ask that you learn all you can about the past that has carried us to this place.

    We fully support the right of the Occupy/Decolonize Boston encampment to expand from Dewey Square to other parks and open spaces in the city, without the necessity of permits and without fear of police reprisals.

    Read the full text of the statement here.

    Sunday Night’s (10/9) GA Minutes

    An edited transcription of Sunday’s General Assembly can be accessed  at our wikispace (link provided below).

    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.”

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