Occupy Ottawa General Assembly Minutes April 1st
The Assembly recognizes that this meeting is being held on unceded Algonquin land.
Labour Outreach: May 1st organizing committee is organizing for activities on May Day. The committee is meeting Wednesday April 4th at 7pm, McNabb Community Centre, 180 Percy St.
Political Action: Taking part in protests every Sunday on parliament hill at noon against electoral fraud.
Direct Action and Mobilizations: The homelessness campaign was passed at the last GA. Next DAM meeting may be Tuesday at 6pm.
A visit to the available office space at Under One Roof went well. A discussion about the space will take place at the end of the GA.
Media: Media is working on getting the website up and running. Obert was interviewed on CKCU at length.
FB Mods: Safer Spaces Policy guidelines are being worked on.
Occu-Conference (Take Back Democracy): Next meeting today at Ben’s place at 7pm.
Indigenous Solidarity: Presentation on “Occupy Talks” went well. People are encouraged to join the committee.
Anti-Oppression training on April 15th.
There are concerns about a group known as “Occupy Ottawa Gardens”
Safety: Working on procedures and wants to pass every point through a future GA.
A discussion on quorum, on which a motion was passed at the last GA, ensued
There was a coconut incident at 3:18pm.
There are solidarity hunger strikes for Obert taking place soon (noon Friday to noon Saturday). There will a series of five protests, each focused on one of Obert’s demands.
The GA adjourned at 3:30pm.
A discussion on the potential use of an office space at Under One Roof took place.