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Grassroots Action on Progress and Duke Energy, Fracking in NC

Duke  Roundtable Meeting Dec 1 at Glenwood Coffee and Books in Greensboro 11:00-4:00.  

Grassroots organizations from across the state are meeting next Saturday to organize and coordinate efforts against proposed rate hikes from Duke and Progress Energy companies, as well as nuclear energy proliferation and other pressing energy issues, with the coming legislative session. Please come join members of the Occupy Greensboro Energy Working Group, Greenpeace, 350.org and NC WARN, and others concerned with exploitation of natural resources and dirty  energy  profiteering in NC. Bring a bag lunch.

Contact ogsoenergyworkinggroup@gmail.com for more info.

FrackFree NC goes live!  The alliance of NC organizations working against fracking in NC  launched the website today:  Go to http://www.frackfreenc.org/
You’ll find great resources on  this issue – and it will be a one-stop website for event and issue updates.  There’s an online petition too.

Grassroots Frack Strategy Meeting Dec. 8 at the Summit (at Haw River State Park north of Greensboro). If you would like to join us for a day-long grassroots strategy gathering on December 8th to keep NC Frack Free, please click here for online registration
http://frackfreenc.org/get- involved/meeting-registration/

Registration, including lunch, is just $10,  deadline is Nov. 29.

 

General Assembly notes Nov 4, 2012

Facilitator- Laurie

Stack- Nathan

Notes- Kate

total of 12 people in attendance

0 proposals

3 discussion topics-

-how to carry the process of Occupy GA into other areas of our lives (horizontal leadership discussion)

-Impact of Superstorm Sandy on the nation

-Economic globalization

Working Group report backs:

-Employment Working Group is exploring the possibility of developing a worker-owned cooperative of formerly convicted individuals who are looking for a job upon reintegration from prison. An interest meeting is scheduled with the Interactive Resource Center.

The Employment Group meets on Saturdays at 11:00 am at Glenwood Coffee and Books.

– The Foreclosure Working Group meets on Wednesday evenings at Glenwood Coffee and Books.

At 5:30 pm, the meeting with the technical team on mortgage fraud is held, and at 6:00 the meeting is opened for the entire working group. The group is recruiting volunteers for reviewing of foreclosure files.

A national day of action in Home Defense is being planned, with events to take place in Greensboro. Date tba

**If anyone has notes, events, pictures, meeting minutes, discussion topics, etc., to post to the website at occupygreensboro.org, send an email to press@occupygreensboro.org

Anniversary Celebration Legal Defense Fund Benefit Playlist

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLedxdYSX3EKocRxFfQJERA4ofXCKS_w9c

Howdy folks.

You should be able to view the entire show from October 14 at this link on you tube.  Thank you to Brian with Digital Restoration Services for filming and uploading the event, and to all the artists and activists who made it possible, including John Kernodle, Maurus Monk, Ben Lassiter, Julia Kimmel, Black Lotus Society, Screaming By Me, and Laila Nur.

Enjoy!

Occupy Greensboro October 14, 2012 Birthday General Assembly Notes

Thanks to all who participated in the Anniversary Celebration GA, community potluck and legal defense fund benefit. Thank you especially to the musicians, to Glenwood Coffee and Books, and to Mark, Carol, and John who pulled the celebration together, tastefully!

 

Facilitator: John Kronodle

Stack: Mark Spritz

Notes: Emiley Joyce

Participants: 26

Greetings: Name and a brief description of why you joined occupy

 

Agenda:

-Rules and Hand signals

-Announcement

*Buttons for sale and or donation

*Citizens United teach in at Elon see Brian.

*Foreclosure meeting Thursday nights 5:3pm0 books store pizza, beer, or money for.

*Energy working group Movie matinee First sunday of the month starting november             through January from 2pm- 3:30pm at Glenwood Coffee and Books.

*Employmenting Meeting-11am saturday at Glenwood Coffee and Books

*After General Assembly Party

-Proposals

*Raising the city wide minimum wage. No vote taken, suggested working group.

-Discussion

*Supporting the robin hood tax

*Citizens United/ updates with city council

-Parking Lot

*Occupy in Spring

*Lower drinking

*Future Protest

* Direction of Occupy

-Reflections

We only get one shot at this vote

On Tuesday October 2, 2012 City Council members will cast their vote to pass a resolution to AGANIST Citizens United. Greensboro will be the 11th city in North Carolina to do so. Please join us at City Hall and fill its chamber and halls with people who understand how toxic this decision is. We must all stand together on this issue please! The resolution will be item #30 on the agenda and will be heard sometime after the 7:30 break. If you wish to speak during the public speaking portion of the meeting you mush sign in before 5:30. Buttons AGAINST Citizens United will be passed out so we can be clearly picked out by Council. Thanks for your help!!

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