G.A. Minutes 9-29-12

G.A. Minutes 9-29-12
Mainly Occupiers again tonight, 2 campers. One camper tells a little about his life. He has many health problems. He is in his early 40s and says he has been homeless since he was 13 years old. We note that most of the homeless people we have met tell stories of sad and abusive childhoods.
We go over legal issues another time. One Occupier has been researching the MN landlord/tenant statutes. She says that being a lawyer must be very boring. She can find nothing that goes against our legal tenant rights, everything is pretty much as stated in the MN landlord/tenant handbook. There is a meeting scheduled with a pro bono attorney and several other attorneys are waiting to hear from us. The Occupier has been exchanging emails with the owner. The owner has been rather rude, his attitude very different from the one he has presented in all the time they have known him. He states he may be willing to obey the law, if he feels like it, that is. We hope he will feel like it as then we can part ways in a peaceful manner. All we can do is wait until Oct. 1st.
We make jokes about our situation and then the musical instruments come out. A banjo and an accordion tonight. We ask if they are playing Klezmer music and are told it kind of like that only it’s dance music. Sounds great. The fire is going strong, we relax.

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