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Sat. Feb. 7th: GA + Black History Month play

02/01/2015 in Uncategorized

Occupy Central VT’s monthly GA:  Sat. Feb. 7th at 1 pm, Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

Then, join us that evening for:


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Jan. People’s Cafe: Militarization of police in VT

01/20/2015 in Uncategorized


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MLK/Black Lives Matter rally on Monday

01/18/2015 in Uncategorized


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Occupy G.A. notes 12/13/14

12/22/2014 in Uncategorized

Here are the minutes from our meeting of December 13th: OCV Dec. minutes.

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Rescheduled Occupy G.A. Sat. 12/13, 1-3 pm in Montpelier

12/04/2014 in Uncategorized

Rescheduled from last week:  Occupy Central VT is holding our monthly assembly on Sat. 12/13 from 1-3 pm at the Montpelier Housing Authority common room (Pioneer Apartments, 155 Main St.,), by the Spring St. traffic circle.  Please join us!

Proposed agenda:

Ongoing activities:

Black Friday Walmart action review
Post-Ferguson actions — What’s next?
People’s Café:  Nov. review, Dec./Jan. planning
Pipelines update; next steps?

New proposals:

Invitation to host a 350VT book group for “This Changes Everything,” Naomi Klein’s new book on capitalism vs. the climate
Healthcare campaign (VT Workers Ctr.)
Carbon tax campaign (VPIRG, 350VT, etc.)
GMO protest in DC December 9 – 10th
Support for alternative economic structures
Need for a local news show on WGDR

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Ferguson solidarity in Montpelier

11/26/2014 in Uncategorized

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The image below is from Simone Labony Labbance, with assistance from Thomas Gram, Alyssa Johnson-Kurts and Kathy Johnson (originally posted to facebook; reproduced here with permission).

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November G.A. notes

11/10/2014 in Uncategorized

Download here: GA NOTES 9-8.

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November G.A. Sat. 11/8 at noon + new location

11/05/2014 in Uncategorized

We postponed it a week so as not to conflict with the 350VT annual convergence, and are meeting earlier on the 8th so folks who are interested can go to the VT Workers Center annual meeting in Barre:

Hence the November G.A. is Sat. 11/8 from noon – 2 pm. Location: Pioneer Apartments community room, 155 Main St., at the traffic circle; use the side door to the left of the lobby entrance, and please knock.   Here’s the tentative agenda:

Rising Tide pipeline actions
350VT conference
Oct. cafe

Further Activities
Nov. cafe
Black Friday Walmart protest

Discussion Topic:

What are the implications for us, if any, of the recent reactionary outcomes in the elections?


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October GA notes

10/27/2014 in Uncategorized

Download here: OCVT GA notes 10-11-2014

People’s Cafe on the Climate

09/23/2014 in Uncategorized


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Sept. GA notes

09/09/2014 in Uncategorized

Download here: GA Notes 9-6-14.

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Sept. GA Saturday 9/6 in Plainfield

09/05/2014 in Uncategorized

The next GA is set to take place in Plainfield Village at the park along the river ( the parking area in lower Plainfield village) on Saturday, September 6, 1-3 pm.  The park is across from the church and Ben’s Country Book Shop. If it rains, we will take shelter on the porch of the book shop or in the Positive Pie dining room.

We are joining the Plainfield Old Home Days Parade that morning.  If you’d like to participate, meet us at the same park between 10:30 and 11 am.


1. Update on past and future climate events.
2. Where to take the People’s Cafe
3. Anti-war issues; police investigation
4. Net neutrality: Do we want to endorse the International Campaign for Net Neutrality (Open Media) as OCV — as a group ?
5. Improving internal communication:  phone and email
6. Proposal re: monthly agenda-setting.
7. General discussion and announcements

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August GA minutes; next mtg. Sept. 6th in Plainfield

09/02/2014 in Uncategorized

Download our August minutes here:  OCV GA August minutes.

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August People’s Café: A climate action song/poetry contest

08/06/2014 in Uncategorized

Global Climate Change Got you Down?
Get down to the:

The People’s Café at Bagitos Café in Montpelier
(sponsored by Occupy Central Vermont)
Tuesday, August 26,  6-8 pm
Now’s your chance to have your voice heard!

In preparation for the PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH in New York City, September 21
Come and perform your songs and poetry.
Audience decides the winners!
Prizes to be announced!
To sign up: call David at 456-1978 or just come and perform or be part of the audience

The People’s Cafe is a monthly event at Bagitos, on the last Tuesday of each  month produced by Occupy Central Vermont

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August G.A. Saturday 8/2

07/31/2014 in Uncategorized

We’re meeting this month at 1 pm instead of 3, immediately following the Montpelier Farmers Market, and will gather in the pocket-park in front of the Christ Episcopal Church (the stone church) on State Street.

Tentative Agenda:

I. Introductions

II. Reports Back

A. People’s Cafe
B. Palestine Events at Crystal’s
C. Rising Tide Demos vs. gas pipeline

III. Upcoming Events and Actions

A. Future People’s Cafés
B. Further Events at Crystal’s
C. Code Pink Hobby Lobby Action
D. NYC Climate Change March and NE Climate Convergence in Wheelock + Monday Action
E. Gaza Actions and Sister City (Sue)
F. OCVT e-lists and web presence

IV. Discussion on Where Everybody Is/How to Motivate More People to take Action

V. Announcements