Notes for Saturday April 28th GA at Paul Robeson Ballroom Courtyard, expunged.

201204291227 Notes, Occupy General Assembly, Saturday 6pm April 28 Paul Robeson Ballroom Courtyard.
We worked the Really Really Free Market all afternoon, and small groups of people passed through, taking mostly clothing and all the hot delicious home-made corn chowder,served with Great Harvest bread. The remaining RRFM donations will be given to Goodwill. We also did some chores, moving compost to the roof for the raised bed gardens and reorganizing our space for support of oncoming direct actions.
This was, as it turned out, a watershed meeting. The main topic of conversation was much larger than any of us, and addressed a question which is crucial to the future of the movement. Those present included representatives from the Save Our Homes working group, Take Action Minnesota, and Credo.
Present: Kathy, Mike, Jesse, Richard, Reese, Marcia, Scot, Adam, Ben, Justin, Allen, Tyler, Lara, and Monique.
Agenda: Foreclosure report, Mayday actions.
Foreclosure: Adam reported on the status of the Save Our Homes action in support of Mary Anne and her disabled children. Conditions remain pretty much same as at last meeting. Petition drive is wrapping up, actions going on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at branch outlets of Wells Fargo bank. The petition will be delivered to the main Wells Fargo store in downtown Duluth on Thursday. A deadline has been set for Wells Fargo to respond. If they do not come up with a plan to save Mary Anne’s home, the protests will escalate.
Adam also delivered a request from the SOH group that undisciplined autonomous protesters keep out of it.
Mayday actions: Rain in the forecast. We will adjust accordingly, the action will go on. Speakers and musicians continue to sign on. Tents and tables are being prepared. Money for food and other supplies was raised at the “Rise Like Lions” movie night, courtesy of Zinema II, which waived the showing fee.
Announcements: There will be a debate between occupy members and The Tea Party Thursday May 3rd at the Friends Meeting House. SOH is working with a new foreclosure project in Washburn. A meeting has been set in Washburn at 2 pm, May 5th at Stage North.
Mayday activities will continue from noon to midnight at the Minnesota People’s Power Plaza, corner of Lake and Superior, Duluth.
Next Occupy General Assembly, Wednesday May 2nd, Paul Robeson Ballroom and Courtyard, 6pm. Agenda: review of Mayday actions. What did we do right? What could we do better? Note that this meeting is on Wednesday, not Tuesday as usual. Tuesday May 1st we will be celebrating Mayday at the plaza. Everyone is welcome to participate in our meetings and actions.

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