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Regional coordination is key in otherwise isolated groups. Sonoma County has many Occupy groups available, but official lines of communication are uneven or impromptu. This project hopes to form effective and consistent communication by regional Occupy groups in Sonoma to better implement regional strategies, actions, and resource allocation.

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Posted April 22nd, 2013 by Jesse Maximillian Rex • permalink

imagesMonthly General Assembly!
(12pm, April 28th (Sunday) at the Peace and Justice Center, Santa Rosa)

Come out for our monthly general assembly! A wide variety of concerns and issues are set for discussion — hope to see you there!

Check out the facebook event!

 

May1st2013colorFlyerEng (1)May Day!
(3:30pm, 665 Sebastapol Road, May 1st in front of the old Albertson’s lot)

May 1st is international worker’s day and a very important day to immigrant communities in the United States! Come out for the march and a good time all around.

 

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Events, Mid April

Posted April 10th, 2013 by Jesse Maximillian Rex • permalink

imagesMarch and Rally To Save Hotel Petaluma!
(April 14th at 2pm, Penry Park, Petaluma)

The tenants of the Hotel Petaluma are demanding that the eviction of their homes be stopped, or else they are demanding re-location assistance of $1,000 to help them find a new place to live. They are also demanding the prompt return of their rental deposits.

Property-owner Terence Andrews has threatened tenants, refused to return rental deposits (effectively stealing from low-income disabled tenants), and damaged residents health by engaging in heave construction while people are still living there!
Check out the facebook event!

 

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Occupy Events, Mid March

Posted February 18th, 2013 by Jesse Maximillian Rex • permalink

E-mail-iconSocosol Demand Delivery!
(Monday, March 25th at 10am, Peace and Justice Center Santa Rosa)

Sonoma County Solidarity is having another demand delivery!  This delivery is for a woman named Marisa who was fired from her job at the Osmosis Spa in west county, under very confusing circumstances and without warning, had something to do with her sister. Our demand is to ask for about $300 in back wages that she is owed.

Here is the facebook event!

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Public Meeting To Defend Hotel Petaluma!
(Tuesday, March 26, 2013, St Vincent de Paul Church, 35 Liberty St, Petaluma, 6pm)

The 100+ residents of the Hotel Petaluma are being evicted so that its new owner, Terence Andrews, can turn it into a hotel for tourists. He is offering no assistance to the tenants, many of whom are elderly and disabled. The Hotel Petaluma Tenants Committee has formed to resist this injustice and we need your help!

Check out the facebook event!

 

Other Events!

images (1)Take Back The Night!
(Thursday, March 28, 2013 4:00pm until 11:00pm, SRJC)

”This historical march which dates back to the 70′s shines light on the reality that every time we step outside, particularly at night, we worry about and fear the possibility of rape and sexual harassment. Thus, to directly call out the patriarchal oppression which keeps wymyn, trans folk, and gender ambiguous people from feeling safe walking at night, the Wymyns & Trans Caucus is hosting Take Back The Night. ”

4PM.SRJC: speakers + film
5PM.MARCH TO JULLIARD
6PM.JULLIARD PARK: vigil + refreshments
7PM.AFC: art/poetry/expression show + workshops + info

ALL AGES AND GENDERS WELCOME!!!!!

Check out their Facebook event here!

 

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Events, Mid Febuary

Posted January 30th, 2013 by Jesse Maximillian Rex • permalink

E-mail-iconSocosol Demand Delivery!
(Febuary 9th, 2PM, From Peace And Justice Center)

Sonoma County Soldarity has another demand delivery coming up! This one is from a man named Alfonso who was not repaid his security deposit! Come out for the delivery — it will be fun!

 Here’s the obligatory facebook event!

 

 

imagesGeneral Assembly!
(Febuary 16th, 12PM, Peace and Justice Center, 467 Sebastopol Ave, Santa Rosa)

Come out for our new and improved monthly General Assembly! Reflecting a change in structure, Occupy Santa Rosa now holds big once a month General Assembly events that make large decisions and allow people who don’t normally participate to catch up and have a bit of fun!

RSVP on our facebook page here!

 

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Events, Late January

Posted January 20th, 2013 by Jesse Maximillian Rex • permalink

imagesRadical Empowerment: A Book Discussion With Starhawk
(Thursday, Jan 24th, 7-9pm, Arlene Francis Center, 99 6th Street, Santa Rosa)

The OSR Free School is honored to host renowned author and activist Starhawk for a discussion of her latest book – The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups. The past year of social ferment and upheaval has inspired – and tired – progressives across the world. How do we build vibrant communities to cultivate both personal empowerment and radical change? Starhawk will share her decades of wisdom and experience with us at this very special event. Not to be missed!

RSVP on our facebook event here!

imagesWal-Mart Expansion Protest (organized by Living Wage Coalition)
Thursday, January 24th at 6 pm (at Rohnert Park City Hall 130 Avram St.)

The Rohnert Park planning commission will consider again a proposal to expand the existing Wal-Mart discount store to become a supercenter. Please save the date!! Plan to arrive at 5:30 pm as we expect a huge turnout. Please consider addressing the planning commission about why you oppose the super center but your remarks should be no longer than 3 minutes. Plan to arrive at 5:30 pm as we expect a huge turnout! (Please consider addressing the planning commission about why you oppose the super center but your remarks should be no longer than 3 minutes.)

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Mid-January Events

Posted January 11th, 2013 by Jesse Maximillian Rex • permalink

wall strrtAll Roads Lead To Wall Street Teach-In!
(January 17th, 5:30, Arlene Francis Center, Santa Rosa)

For years, people all over the world have been crippled by the corporate greed of the 1%. They built their bonuses out of stolen pensions of teachers, civil servants, and our neighbors. We pay for their welfare. They bet and borrow against our future. We drown in debt. Now our elected representatives want us to embrace austerity–work harder for less, retire later (if at all), and say goodbye to our fundamental labor protections. They’re betting on our obedience. They’re betting wrong.

Join Occupy Santa Rosa for an evening of discussions, presentations, theater, and brainstorming to build a powerful and victorious movement that can beat back the tide of budget cuts and debt that is ravaging our lives and our communities.

Specific topics that will be discussed include: foreclosures, debt, cuts to public transit and other vital services, cuts to education, and how we can resist all of these injustices.

This event is FREE. Food and drink will be for sale in the new Arlene Francis Center cafe.

RSVP on our facebook page!

Occupy Sebastapol Picket/Informational Leaflet
(January 19th, from 2 till 4 pm, Redwood Marketplace, Sebastapol)

Occupy Sebastopol is planning a peaceful Informational Picket on Saturday, January 19th, from 2 till 4 pm at CVS/CHASE in the Redwood Marketplace. This is in response to CVS (and to a lesser extent, Chase) suing the city of Sebastapol.

All community support is welcome!

 

E-mail-iconSocosol Demand Delivery!
(January 19th, 10am, Peace and Justice Center Santa Rosa)

Sonoma County Solidarity has another demand delivery scheduled! Come out and support Alfonso and the rest of the network as they deliver a set of demands to somewhere in Santa Rosa! Exciting!

 

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Events, Early January

Posted January 1st, 2013 by Jesse Maximillian Rex • permalink

staticmapForeclosure Action! [cancelled]
(December 31st at 1180 Wild Rose Drive; 6:00am, Santa Rosa)

Quote: “This home has been in our family since the 1930′s. It means alot to us. The home was foreclosed illegally and then the bank that did it went out of business. Now Deutche Bank owns it and they are attempting to auction it quickly and sneakily to a private company who intends to evict all people living here. We have been served an eviction notice for DECEMBER 31st at 1180 WILD ROSE DRIVE. Please come protest and help us protect our home and belongings.”

You can sign the petition with more information here.

Update: It appears that the eviction will no longer go through! Thanks for calls and general support!

imagesMove To Amend Sonoma County Presentation
(Sunday, Jan. 13, 12:30 P.M. The Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa)

David Cobb, member of the Executive Committee of Move To Amend, will discuss the movement to change the Constitution to reflect that corporations are not people and that money is not speech. Sponsored by Advocates for Social Justice, Unitarian Universalist Congregation Santa Rosa!

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Events, Late December

Posted December 19th, 2012 by Jesse Maximillian Rex • permalink

Happy Holidays from Occupy!
There are some schedule changes over the holidays:

Community Action Lab will not be meeting the 25th or the 1st!
Sonoma County Solidarity is off the 24th and the 31st!
Spokescouncil-Strategy will not be meeting the 24th or the 31st!
Dorothy Day will not be meeting the 24th.
General Assembly and Web Media continue as usual.

Upcoming Events!

Rohnert Park Walmart Workers Vigil (organized by Interfaith Worker Justice)
(Saturday, Dec. 22, from 2 to 3, Wal Mart Rohnert Park)

Faith leaders and worker advocates (including atheists) across the country are standing in solidarity with Walmart store and supply chain workers. On Saturday, Dec. 22, from 2 to 3, let us come together at the Rohnert Park Wal-Mart as we remember the Bangladeshi workers who died in a recent fire at a factory that produces garments for Walmart–and for their families, friends and neighbors who are now mourning their loss.  Be sure to bring your umbrella, and a message on it to the effect of “Wal-Mart: Protect the workers who make your merchandise” might be apt!

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Rebelcast And New Media Projects!

Posted December 14th, 2012 by Jesse Maximillian Rex • permalink

Occupy Santa Rosa is very pleased to announce our new ‘Rebelcast’! We’re hoping to cover issues within Sonoma County with video interviews, podcasts, and more! We’re just getting started, so stay tuned! Also be sure to check our social media section on the right of the page!

You can check out our Youtube channel here!

 You can check out our Rebelcast here! It’s on soundcloud!

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Coming Events!

Posted December 9th, 2012 by Jesse Maximillian Rex • permalink
Dorothy Day Library Meetup and Discussion
(December 12, 2012  11:30 – 1:30, Santa Rosa Public Library)

Come out to the public library for Dorothy Day Workgroup’s latest library meet up! The group will be gathering stories and data from the community insofar as homelessness and personal narratives.

Sandwiches, fruit and drinks served!

 

Staff Nurses Protest (organized by California Nurses Association)
(5pm December 13th, Courthouse Square Santa Rosa)

Memorial nurses are having an action this Thursday at 5pm at Courthouse Square. It is being organized by the Staff Nurses Association and the California Nurses Association (CNA). Come out and support them in their struggle!

 

SocoSol Demand Delivery

(December 14th, 3:30pm, carpool leaves from Peace and Justice Center)

We have another demand delivery scheduled! A woman named Elodia has requested our help in getting compensation for her flooded apartment. The landlord has refused to file an insurance claim and SoCoSol is here to help!

You can RSVP on our facebook event!

 

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Events, Early December

Posted December 1st, 2012 by Jesse Maximillian Rex • permalink

Project Censored 2013 Release Party
(Saturday, December 1, 2012 7:00pm, Arlene Francis Center)

From signs of an emerging police state, to NATO war crimes in Libya, and FBI responsibility for a majority of terrorist plots in the US, the 2013 edition of Censored: Dispatches from the Media Revolution reports the News That Didn’t Make the News and analyzes why!

 

Wake Up The Sheraton! (organized by Unite Here)
(Petaluma – 745 Baywood, on Saturday, December 8th from 7 am – 8 am)

There will be an action at the Petaluma Sheraton, 745 Baywood, on Saturday, December 8th from 7 am – 8 am to support the contract campaign by UNITE HERE 2850. We hope to have the Hubbub Marching Band help us ‘Wake Up the Sheraton.’ The Sheraton employees have been working without a contract for more than two years!

 

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October 14th Occupy Santa Rosa Birthday Parade!

Posted September 29th, 2012 by Jesse Maximillian Rex • permalink

Occupy Santa Rosa, in Solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, has been working for a year to stand up to greed, corporations, inequalities and injustices. It’s our birthday, and Occupy Santa Rosa is inviting everyone to the celebration! We will celebrate with a parade, including pots and pans, protest signs and many passionate people. The event will take place at 2pm, Sunday, October 14th 2012, at Santa Rosa City Hall, the same place where it all began. We want this event to be open to the entire community. Our first march, one year ago, brought out over 3,000 people in support of the Occupy movement, and we are hoping for just as big or even more of a turnout. During the last year OSR has grown and developed into working groups that are actively striving to affect a positive change in the community and the world. We want to gain new voices and active members, and to celebrate with the Sonoma County community what we have achieved so far.

RSVP on our Facebook event here!

(We realize the actual date is the 15th, but this will allow for better participation!)

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Help Out Sonoma County Solidarity!

Posted September 28th, 2012 by Jesse Maximillian Rex • permalink

Sonoma County Solidarity (a party of Occupy Santa Rosa) is currently engaged in a case and needs your help!

Casa Construction owner Henry Kim owes a former employee for unpaid overtime, and three days of unpaid wages. He has been accused by several employees of harassment and verbal abuse. The Sonoma County Solidarity Network (SoCoSol) is demanding he pay the unpaid wages for his ex-employee, Servando, as well as an end to his verbal abuse of employees. We have tried meeting with Mr. Kim, but he has so far refused our demands.

Help out Occupy, workers, and Sonoma County Solidarity! Give Casa Construction a call today and ask Henry Kim to pay Servando immediately. Phone: 1-707-484-3808 (be nice!)

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Join 100′s of others October 13th in creating a Human Banner on Ocean Beach, SF!

Posted September 27th, 2012 by miggglez • permalink

1,000 concerned citizens send a message to the world!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On October 13, just weeks before the 2012 election, a mob of real-live People (we’re planning for thousands) will gather at Ocean Beach in San Francisco to spell out “DUMP CITIZENS UNITED“  with their bodies, in 100-foot-tall letters. This gathering will continue a San Francisco tradition of the past several years, of people from all walks of life uniting to send a strong and beautiful message to the country and the world. Won’t you and your friends join us for this colorful, peaceful, free (and brief) event?  (Event Page)

Amy H. from Occupy Petaluma is coordinating carpools , leaving from Petaluma.  Email her at : bluegreenorb@gmail.com

Some truths are so self-evident that the Founding Fathers felt no need to include them in the Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, or Constitution. Among these: “Corporations are NOT People.” ,”Money is NOT Speech” , “Elections are NOT Auctions.”

However, with the flood of corporate money into our democracy, especially in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, these truths are no longer self-evident.

Please arrive in the vicinity by 10:45 a.m. Helicopter overhead at noon sharp. Event finished by approx 12:15.

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Free School Conversation Circle 9/16

Posted September 16th, 2012 by turningplanet • permalink

Please join us for another Occupy Conversation Circle: “How does the prison-industrial impact our lives in the State of California?”

Sunday, September 16 – 2:00-3:00 in Courthouse Square

Conversation Circles create a space for open, respectful discussion of issues crucial to Occupy Santa Rosa and the 99%. No decision-making allowed! Just pure inspiration, conversation and collaboration in the pursuit of economic justice.

Click here to RSVP on the Event page.

Mark your calendars and stay tuned! Upcoming dates and conversation topics are:

* Sunday, Sept 23, 2-3pm in Courthouse Square: Is Occupy an anti-capitalist movement?

* Sunday, Sept 30, 2-3pm in Courthouse Square: Where are the intersections of global corporate power and climate change?

* Wednesday, Oct 3, 12-1pm at Santa Rosa Junior College:
Upcoming Conversation Circles

Bring your lunch, bring a blanket, and join us for inspiration and conversation on the lawn!

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Upcoming Events!

Posted August 29th, 2012 by Jesse Maximillian Rex • permalink

Free School Teach-In: “A Short  History of Social Movements” (Event Page )

(Thursday Oct. 4th, 7-9pm @ The Share Exchange , 531 5th St, Santa Rosa)

David Walls, emeritus professor of sociology from SSU, and member of the leadership council of the North Bay Organizing Project, will draw on a rich collection of audio-visual material and decades of experience to offer a teach-in covering inspiring victories and informative missteps of past social movements — women’s suffrage, civil rights, environmental, and others. The teach-in will end with a discussion of the relevance of the material to Occupy Santa Rosa and other committed nonviolent social movements today.

 

October 14th Anniversary! (Parade)

(October 14th, City Hall, Santa Rosa, 2pm)

https://www.facebook.com/events/137998099679517/

Come on out and celebrate Occupy Santa Rosa’s first anniversary in solidarity with worldwide protests! (We realize the anniversary is on the 15th, but this will allow for better attendance)

 

A Day Of Deepening Democracy (With Bill Say)

(Sunday November 4th, 1-6pm Glaser Center, Santa Rosa)

Want to help yourself function better in a democratic environment? This event is for you! Get acquainted with Democratic processes and tricks to help you function in a horizontal egalitarian environment!

 

OSR Free School Conversation Circles!

Conversation Circles create a space for open, respectful discussion of issues crucial to Occupy Santa Rosa and the 99%. No decision-making allowed! Just pure inspiration, conversation and collaboration in the pursuit of economic justice.

Mark your calendars and stay tuned! Upcoming dates and conversation topics are:

* Sunday, Sept 30, 2-3pm in Courthouse Square: Where are the intersections of global corporate power and climate change? Event Page

 

 

* Wednesday, Oct 3, 12-1pm Santa Rosa Junior College in front the Doyle Library:  Class Now in Recession ” How are students and teachers facing today’s education crises?  Are they impacting everyone equally? Event Page

Bring your lunch, bring a blanket, and join us for inspiration and conversation on the lawn!

For more info, please visit OSR Free School’s website!

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Upcoming Events!

Posted August 24th, 2012 by Jesse Maximillian Rex • permalink

Occupy Santa Organizing Drive: Part 2!

(August 26th, Sunday, 2pm, Peace and Justice Center)

Didn’t make our first organizing drive? Don’t worry, another event is on the way to get you acclimated and ready for working within Occupy Santa Rosa!

 

 

Stop Criminalization Of The Homeless!

(August 29th, 11:30, Santa Rosa Central Library)

Wednesday, August 29, Dorothy Day Working Group of OSR invites the public to the Santa Rosa Regional Library to continue building the Legalize Sleep campaign 11:30 -1:30 Come grab a sandwich and bring your ideas!

 

Human Be-in!

(September 14th to 16th, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, 3pm)(http://humanbein.org/)

https://www.facebook.com/events/387511244647162/

On Friday, September 14th, (interested groups) will gather starting around 3 p.m. at the Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council Recycling Center. The Center is also a plant nursery, community garden, and composting facility called Kezar Gardens. This space, like Haye’s Valley Farm and the Free Farm, is being evicted, and so we will transform it into an ecology center.

Occupy Wall Street Anniversary Party

(September 17th, 8pm Location TBA)

https://www.facebook.com/events/185677031566062/

Come out and celebrate Occupy Wall Street’s birthday on September 17th! Cakes will be provided, and good times will be had by all! If you feel like bringing food, please do.

Sonoma County Solidarity Barbeque/Fundraiser

(September 30th, 555 Mcconnell, Santa Rosa #9)

Come hang out with Sonoma County Solidarity’s fundraiser barbeque!

(Sonoma County Solidarity uses direct action to help people with working class issues: shorted wages, lost security deposits, and harassment, among other things!)

 

Presidential Auction / OSR’s Anniversary!

(October 13th, Courthouse Square, 2PM, 4th & Mendocino, Santa Rosa)

https://www.facebook.com/events/415553238496959/

The Occupy Santa Rosa 2012 Pre$idential Auction: Whoever raises the most money wins the election!

Problems to highlight Include, but not limited to: foreclosures, unemployment, affordable housing, budget cuts, affordable health insurance, wealth inequality, corporate media, money in campaigns for elected office, CEO pay, and the minimum wage!

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OSR Free School events this week!

Posted August 13th, 2012 by turningplanet • permalink

Conversation Circle: “What is, or could be, the relation between Occupy and the ecological sustainability and Transition movements?”

Wednesday, August 15 – 12:00-1:00 in Courthouse Square

We have been holding Conversation Circles on Wednesdays at 12 noon in Courthouse Square for several months. Our intention is to create a space for open, respectful discussion of issues crucial to Occupy Santa Rosa and the 99%. No decision-making allowed! Just pure inspiration, conversation and collaboration in the pursuit of economic justice.
Neither the topic of a conversation nor the conversation itself represents an endorsement of any particular perspective or pathway by OSR or the Free School Working Group. We are merely committed to creating an open space for dialogue. Click here to RSVP on the Event page.

This week’s may be the last Conversation Circle for a while as we reshuffle our energies and schedules and come up with a new plan.  Come on out and be part of the discussion!!

Bring your lunch, bring a blanket, and join us for inspiration and conversation on the lawn!

And not to be missed!   The last of OSR’s Occupy in Motion! Summer Teach-In Series  happens this week.

Teach-In: OSR’s Dorothy Day Working Group, working to end the criminalization of poverty and Legalize Sleep!, presents Paul Boden of WRAP.

Thursday, August 16 – 7:00-9:00pm in Courthouse Square

 

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to hear from the Dorothy Day WG and Paul Boden of the Western Regional Advocacy Project! WRAP is an innovative grassroots coalition of homeless organizing projects committed to cross-class dialogue and the promotion of housing as a human right.

* To hear a recent radio piece on Occupy Santa Rosa’s fabulous Legalize Sleep! campaign, click here! *

See you Thursday on the lawn – Invite your friends, RSVP here,  and don’t forget to wear layers!

p.s. The dynamic Free School WG will be meeting after the teach-in for a drink and a discussion about where our radical “curriculum” will go from here…  If you are interested in attending, please check our calendar on Thursday as the location is still TBA.

 

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Occupy In Motion Organizing Drive!

Posted August 12th, 2012 by Jesse Maximillian Rex • permalink

Click image to sign up !

Volunteer Orientation , today, Sunday August 26th, 2-5 pm. At the Peace and Justice Center, 467 Sebastopol Ave

We will have some yummy food and snacks for your enjoyment. Beverages and coffee provided to wet your whistle and keep that awesome energy going!

Last year, Occupy Wall St. took the world by surprise; a spontaneous popular uprising that demanded a new system for the 99%. Foreclosed homes were defended, banks and ports were shut down, public spaces occupied, thousands of people were radicalized, a national debate was sparked, and strangers found each other in the democratic process that is the lifeblood of this new movement. Now, nearly a year later, Occupy Santa is attempting to harness the spontaneous energy of this movement and channel it into a serious political force which will win victories for working people and take power away from the 1%. This is why we are launching “Occupy In Motion,” a two-month organizing drive to reach out to hundreds of new people and strengthen our campaigns for poor and working people, and against corporate rule of the government and economy.

Starting on August 21st, we will be recruiting volunteers and supporters to reach out to the community, circulate petitions, organize protests, research our issues, build relationships with our allies, and much more. This will culminate in mid-October. We are relying on our community to step up and answer the call that was put forth by Occupy Wall St. last September: Will you be a volunteer for “Occupy In Motion” and be a part of winning concrete victories for the 99% in 2012? Whether you can donate an hour of your time a week, or ten hours, we are interested in bringing in new faces that are committed to changing this system. We want to know what skills you can bring to this movement, and what interests you have in participating. To volunteer for “Occupy In Motion,” you can register at here : Volunteer Sign-Up

All volunteers will be invited to attend one of two Orientation Sessions to get familiar with the Occupy movement and find out which of our dozen Working Groups and Committees you would like to participate in. These sessions will be: Tuesday, August 21st from 6-9pm at the Arlene Francis Center (99 W. Sixth St.). The second one will be on Sunday, August 26th from 2-5pm at the Peace and Justice Center, 467 Sebastopol Ave. If you think you’d like to be a part of the Occupy In Motion Organizing Drive, but not able to attend the Orientation Sessions, please contact: We look forward to joining you and winning victories for working people in 2012 and beyond.

Sincerely, – The Occupy Santa Rosa Media/Outreach Working Group

www.occupysantarosa.org
www.osrga.net
www.occupywallst.org
www.socosolidarity.net
www.osrfreeschool.org

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OSR At City Council!

Posted August 10th, 2012 by Jesse Maximillian Rex • permalink

Occupy Santa Rosa’s Dorothy Day Workgroup is busy protesting sleeping ordinances!

The battle over public space in California’s Sonoma county took a quiet turn this week as about 30 Members of “Occupy Santa Rosa” repeated their call to rescind the ban on sleeping outdoors —which they say unfairly penalizes the homeless. The demonstrators sat in silent vigil at a city council meeting, with signs around their necks that read “Legalize Sleep!” For several months now, these protesters have been waging a “flash mob” campaign to protect the right for the homeless to sleep without harassment.

You can hear about it at Free Speech Radio.

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City Council Convergence 8.7.12

Posted August 7th, 2012 by Jesse Maximillian Rex • permalink

DOROTHY DAY WG: CITY COUNCIL CONVERGENCE, LEGALIZE SLEEP; TUE AUG 7
Demand the City place its anti-sleeping ordinance 11.22 on the agenda (we’ve been demanding this since March); Stay late to speak out on the morally repugnant nature of 11.22 which criminalizes poverty. Folks are encouraged to meet at 3:30PM, Tuesday August 7, in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 100 SR Ave. The Dorothy Day WG has signs for all who show, so all you need to bring is yourself for solidarity!

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Upcoming OSR Free School Events!

Posted August 4th, 2012 by miggglez • permalink

[Wednesday Aug 8th, Noon -1, Courthouse Square]

Conversation Circle: “What is the relationship between Occupy and the working class?”

Conversation Circles are held on Wednesdays at 12 noon in Courthouse Square. Our intention is to create a space for open, respectful discussion of issues crucial to Occupy Santa Rosa and the 99%. No decision-making allowed! Just pure inspiration, conversation and collaboration in the pursuit of economic justice.Neither the topic of a conversation nor the conversation itself represents an endorsement of any particular perspective or pathway by OSR or the Free School Working Group. We are merely committed to creating an open space for dialogue.Click here for the Event Page

Bring your lunch, bring a blanket, and join us for inspiration and conversation on the lawn!

[Thursday Aug. 9th, Courthouse Square, 7-9 pm] Teach-In

 ” Move Our Money, People Over Profits” with Marc Armstrong of the Public Banking Institute

Please join us for our third of the four week summer Teach-In Series: “Occupy in Motion”. This Teach-In, which features OSR’s Working Groups and their campaigns. This Teach-In  presents OSR’s M.O.M and P.O.P (Move our Money , People over Profit) Alliance, which works to support local, accountable banking.Marc Armstrong is the Executive Director of the Public Banking Institute , and is in the process of forming Public Banking Coalition, to be launched March,2013. With his extensive background in finances, Marc recognizes the very few people who control the monetary system control our economy. The Public Banking Coalition’s goal is to make sure that people are in charge of their own destiny by controlling the local supply of credit and money available for doing economic transactions.

Be sure to invite your friends and don’t forget to wear layers!
Click here for the Event Page

 

 

[Thursday August 16th, Courthouse Square 7-9 pm] Teach-In : “Legalize Sleep! with Marc Boden of W.R.A.P.

Come join us at Courthouse Square for the last of our “Occupy in Motion” Summer Teach-In Series”. This Teach-In focuses on issues OSR’s Dorothy Day WG has been working on : seeking to end the criminalization of poverty and Legalize Sleep!

August 9th’s Teach In “Legalize Sleep! presents Paul Boden of WRAP. Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP) is a west coast coalition of six homeless organizing projects that are committed to bottom-up organizing and cross-class dialogue. WRAP is working with our allies to build a powerful movement for economic justice.

The “Occupy in Motion” Teach-On Series highlights the campaigns Occupy Santa Rosa’s Working Group are focused on and making progress with! And with OSR’s upcoming “Occupy In Motion: Organizing Drive” , we seek to bring more people on board with us to participate in all this very important work! Learn what we are doing and how you can plug in to one of our Working Groups to help keep the wheels turning! Keep an eye on our website for updates! Orientations for volunteers will start at the end of this month.

See you on the lawn! Bring your friends and don’t forget to wear layers!

Click here for the Event page! Be sure to invite your friends and don’t forget to wear layers!

And check out OSR Free School’s brand new web site!

www.osrfreeschool.org

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General Assemblies Once A Week, Tabling Hiatus

Posted August 3rd, 2012 by Jesse Maximillian Rex • permalink

General Assemblies are now once a week (Thursday, 5pm). The Sunday assembly has been cancelled. Also, tabling downtown has been cancelled for the time being in preparation for our organizing drive. Have a great day, and hope to see you there!
 

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Anaheim Solidarity Statement!

Posted July 27th, 2012 by Jesse Maximillian Rex • permalink

STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY JULY 27, 2012

from Occupy Santa Rosa General Assembly
to the people of Anaheim, California

Occupy Santa Rosa stands in solidarity with you!

We are outraged and condemn the Anaheim Police Department’s cold-blooded murders and vicious armed assaults against the people. We support the people of Anaheim with our whole hearts as you bravely rise up to stop these injustices. We rise with you!

Here in Santa Rosa and Sonoma County, California, as in Anaheim, there is a horrible history of police violence and murder, especially against poor people, people of color, and people with mental disabilities. We stand with you against the powers that suppress us so that the rich can maintain their power to control. Like you, we are not here on this Earth to be their slaves or the victims of their abuse! Ya Basta!

With love and solidarity,
Occupy Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa, California

Approved by OSR General Assembly on Thursday, July 26, 2012
http://www.occupysantarosa.org/

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Move to Amend’s NorCal Convergence – Oakland July 27-29

Posted July 24th, 2012 by turningplanet • permalink

OSR’s Corporations Are Not People Working Group is a supporter of Move to Amend, the national coalition working to abolish corporate Constitutional “rights” through a Constitutional Amendment declaring that Corporations Are Not People and Money is Not Speech!

Move to Amend is holding seven regional gatherings across the United States in 2012. These events will bring you together with Move to Amend activists and supporters from throughout your region of the country. Let’s amplify and multiply the power of all that great local organizing by building deeper organizational connections. Let’s kick it up a notch!

Find more details at www.movetoamend.org.

 

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Occupy Conversation Circle 7/25: Liberal reform or revolution?

Posted July 21st, 2012 by turningplanet • permalink

WHEN: Wednesday, July 25, 12-1pm in Courthouse Square

WHAT: Is Occupy engaged in liberal reform or revolution? And what does a revolution look like, anyway?

Conversation Circles are held on Wednesdays at 12 noon in Courthouse Square. Our intention is to create a space for open, respectful discussion of issues crucial to Occupy Santa Rosa and the 99%. No decision-making allowed! Just pure inspiration, conversation and collaboration in the pursuit of economic justice.

Neither the topic of a conversation nor the conversation itself represents an endorsement of any particular perspective or pathway by OSR or the Free School Working Group. We are merely committed to creating an open space for dialogue.

Bring your lunch, bring a blanket, and join us for inspiration and conversation on the lawn!

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And mark your calendars! Upcoming dates and conversation topics are:

* August 1: How can we best respond to negativity generated by the destructive actions of other Occupiers?

* August 8: What is the relationship between Occupy and the working class?

* August 15: What is the relationship between Occupy and the permaculture/sustainability/Transition movements?

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Bohemian Grove Aftermath!

Posted July 16th, 2012 by Jesse Maximillian Rex • permalink

Thanks for coming out! Several hundred people (about 300 or so) turned out to Monte Rio to protest the power elite and their assorted antics. KPFA and a constellation of groups (10 different Occupy groups) showed up demonstrate solidarity and interest! Here’s a few videos and links:

Here’s video from an arrest at the gates of the grove.

Fukushima mothers against Nuclear power gave a quite fine speech (part 1). Here’s part two.

Thanks for coming! We’re just getting started!

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OSR Summer Teach-In Series: Occupy in Motion!

Posted July 16th, 2012 by turningplanet • permalink

Get ready for 4 weeks of learning about OSR’s campaigns for economic justice, and how you can get more involved.

All of the teach-ins are on Thursday evenings, 7-9pm in Courthouse Square, at the corner of 4th and Mendocino.  Wear layers!

July 26 – Corporations are Not People Working Group, working to end the corporate abuse of our political system, presents David Cobb of Move to Amend. A wonderful opportunity to learn about the synergy between the Occupy movement and the national movement to abolish corporate Constitutional rights.

August 2 –     Sonoma County Solidarity Network, working to support and defend the rights of workers and tenants – speaker TBA

August 9 –     MOM and POP Alliance (Move our Money and People over Profit), working to support local, accountable banking, presents Marc Armstrong of the Public Banking Institute

August 16 –     Dorothy Day WG, working to end the criminalization of poverty and Legalize Sleep!, presents Paul Boden of WRAP

Check out the OSR Free School facebook page for more info and event pages.

Wear layers, and please spread the word!

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Occupy Conversation Circle 7/18: OSR and the police

Posted July 16th, 2012 by turningplanet • permalink

WHEN: Wednesday, July 18, 12-1pm in Courthouse Square

WHAT: How should Occupy Santa Rosa relate to the police?

Conversation Circles are held on Wednesdays at 12 noon in Courthouse Square.  Our intention is to create a space for open, respectful discussion of issues crucial to Occupy Santa Rosa and the 99%.  No decision-making allowed!  Just pure inspiration, conversation and collaboration in the pursuit of economic justice.

Neither the topic of a conversation nor the conversation itself represents an endorsement of any particular perspective or pathway by OSR or the Free School Working Group. We are merely committed to creating an open space for dialogue.

Bring your lunch, bring a blanket, and join us for inspiration and conversation on the lawn!

**********************************************

And mark your calendars!  Upcoming dates and conversation topics are:

* July 25: Is Occupy engaged in liberal reform or revolution? And what does a revolution look like, anyway?

* August 1: How can we best respond to negativity generated by the destructive actions of other Occupiers?

* August 8:  What is the relationship between Occupy and the working class?

* August 15:  What is the relationship between Occupy and the permaculture/sustainability/Transition movements?

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Occupy Bohemian Grove.. TODAY in Monte Rio.. Noon to 4pm!

Posted July 14th, 2012 by miggglez • permalink

“Creation of Care”/ Occupy Bohemian Grove demonstration goes from noon to 4 at Monte Rio Amphitheater. Admission is free!

And please show the Monte Rio community respect and courtesy as we are in their “backyard’. Support  the local businesses and clean up after yourselves!   We want to have our message heard loud and clear and make sure people realize who they should have a REAL issue with: the 1% Global Elite!
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Join us afterwards at the PJC, 467 Sebastopol Rd. (near Julliard Park) for a BBQ party. 5pm to ?

Vegan and Meat BBQ
Cold Beer and Iced Lemony Green Tea
Homemade Pies and Cookies
Ambient Live Music

Dinner (meat or vegan) with dessert $10
Beer $4
Menu a la carte $1-3: Veggie Burgers, Hamburgers, Sausages, Green Salad, Veggies with Dip, Veggie Kabobs, Corn-on-the-cob, Homemade Pies, & Peter’s World Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies!

 

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CVS, Bohemian Grove and Afterparty!

Posted July 10th, 2012 by Jesse Maximillian Rex • permalink

Here’s a list of upcoming events!

Occupy the Bohemian Grove! [Saturday, 12:00, Monte Rio]

Occupy groups from Santa Rosa, San Francisco, Portland, Sebastopol, and Petaluma, are joining some twenty other social justice activist organizations to protest the powerful one-percent elites partying at the Bohemian Grove in Monte Rio, California July 14

And after that — a party!: [Saturday, 5:00, Peace and Justice Center, Santa Rosa]

On July 14th after the protest at Bohemian Grove, Occupy Santa Rosa will be hosting a a party to welcome back are Grove protest comrades as well as commemorating 9 months of occupations in Sonoma County!!!!

Also be sure to come out and Support Occupy Sebastapool’s efforts to stop CVS/CHASE from setting up shop there! [Friday at 2:30, Sebastopol Plaza]

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