General Assembly Novemeber 25, 2012 meeting minutes

12 people attending, no facilitator, notetaking and stack keeping- Kate

Report Backs:

Unemployment Group- meeting with the committee at the IRC to work on employment issues for convicted offenders to be rescheduled.

Walmart action on Black Friday- union/anti-union sentiment by protestors, crowds, local Fox news affiliate, at on Battleground Ave on November 23.

March in Solidarity with Gaza, last Monday, November 19, well attended, downtown, with Cakalak Thunder. A rally planned for Wednesday, Nov 21, was canceled due to the cease-fire announcement.

Also on Monday, November 19, gave a talk at Duke University on how individuals, groups, and institutions can reduce CO2,  use.


Saturday, Dec 1, statewide roundtable meeting on initiatives against Duke Energy across NC. Meeting will be 10-4 at Glenwood books, bring your own lunch, will be attended by, Greenpeace, NC Warn and others. all are welcome.

The OGSO Energy Working Group will be hosting a “Second Sunday Energy Movie Matinee Series” on the second Sundays in Dec, Jan and Feb at Glenwood Books from 2-3:30. for details.

On Tuesday mornings at Democracy Chat is hosted at Glenwood Books from 8:30-10:30 by Dave Reed. This week’s topic will be the Hostess Strike and closure.

On Tuesday, Nov 27, Barbara is planning a presentation on Citizens United at 7:00 at Hemphill Library.

On Dec 7, Glenwood Books is hosting a book reading and discussion from Spoma Jovanovic’s new book, “Democracy, Dialogue, and Community Action: Truth and Reconciliation in Greensboro,” 5-7 pm.

On Dec 8, Glenwood is having a book exchange/ bargain book sale in the afternoon.

A Buddhist Mediation will be hosted by John K at the new Greensboro Community Yoga center on Summit Ave from 6:30-7:30 on Sundays, beginning Dec 9. donations accepted.

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Also, a question was raised about the OGSO listserve, how to use it to share announcements, and whether a link can be added to the website to broadcast posts??

Discussion topics:

Rolling Jubilee! We have copies of the Debt Resistors’ Operations Manual, a project of OWS, distributed by Al. These manuals contain information on the personal resistance, and the People’s Bailout. The discussion touched on the stigma associated with debt, and ideas and understandings of the movement were shared. Possible follow up by a Rolling Jubilee working group or fundraiser…

The NC legislative session and Republican supermajority. Resistance and organizing, how to use the peoples’ power in NC…