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    General Assembly to Discuss S17 Planning This Saturday

    On June 9, 2012, the General Assembly of Occupy Boston passed the following proposal:

    The agenda for the GA on Saturday, June 16, has been set as follows:

    •S17 solidarity proposal
    Proposed Occupy Boston call for solidarity, participation in S17.

    •S17 spokes council discussion proposal
    Discussion of an existing coordinating body for groups participating
    in the OWS action.

    •S17 funding proposal
    Proposal to set aside OB funds to pay for outreach & travel to NYC.

    This decision-making agenda will happen after announcements, and take
    the place of our regular proposal stack.

    Occupy Boston Announces New General Assembly Schedule

    The following proposal was passed by the General Assembly of Occupy Boston on May 15, 2012:

    General Assemblies will no longer occur on Thursdays, effective immediately. The next General Assembly is scheduled for Saturday, May 19th, and will continue to be held at the previously scheduled time on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Groups and individuals within Occupy Boston are strongly encouraged to be innovative in creating space for the community to come together during the time now free on Thursdays.

    GA Approves Rent $ for People of Color Working Group

    The below proposal reached agreement at Occupy Boston’s General Assembly, on Sunday, April 1.

    The People of Color Working Group requests $240 for one month trial use for renting space in the First Church of Roxbury for its weekly meetings and its monthly joint meeting with Anti-Oppression and Decolonize to Liberate working groups.

    If the trial is successful, Occupy Boston GA approves the use of funds for two additional months’ rent at First Church of Roxbury. If the trial is not successful, POC is free to use the funds for renting a different space.

    In addition, if any of the three working groups wish to organize an event, at the church (or any location), during this time period, an additional $75 is available.

    If the monies are used for any purpose other than rent, POC will be fully transparent about how the monies are spent.

    M17 Action Spokescouncil Proposal Consented to by GA

    The following proposal was consented to by the OB General Assembly on 03/10/2012.

    IDENTIFY THE NEED THIS PROPOSAL ADDRESSES: Publicizing OB and growing our base, celebrating 6 month anniversary of OWS

    BRIEF SUMMARY OF PROPOSAL: M17 Spokescouncil proposes an alternate location and format for a popular assembly on March 17, 2012 to cap off our radical history tour of the Freedom Trail.

    In order to increase Occupy Boston’s public visibility and continue to grow our base of support, and in recognition of the 6-month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street and the City of Boston’s Evacuation Day holiday, the M17 Action Spokes Council proposes the following structure for an alternative assembly on the evening of March 17th. Regular business will be suspended for the evening. Two members of the OB community will facilitate agenda and speakers. Working groups, caucuses, and affinity groups will be able to get on stack to spend 2-3 minutes describing their groups’ missions within the framework of political and social revolution. Groups should attempt to highlight how their work parallels and builds upon the work of activists from the American Revolution. During this time they may also briefly announce their upcoming events and meetings. No other time will be set aside for announcements. We propose to hold this alternate assembly on the Boston Common for its historical significance as a meeting place, proximity to the Freedom Trail, and highly visible central location.

    • Announcements and Opening
    • Open mic: Why We Occupy (2 minutes)
    • Working groups, caucuses, and affinity groups (2-3 minutes)
    • Speakers:
    • Facilitated open mic: (2 minutes per individual)

    #bostonGA livestream and chat

    Tonight, around 30 members of OWS will be joining us at general assembly. We have carved out about an hour of time to have a free-ranging discussion about the occupy movement and how we can learn from one another’s successes and setbacks.

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