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General Assembly notes from April

04/07/2014 in Uncategorized

Download here: OCVT GA notes 4-5-2014

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People’s Café 3/25: Women’s Day Delegation to Gaza

03/16/2014 in Uncategorized

JOIN OCCUPY CENTRAL VERMONT
AT BAGITOS IN MONTPELIER 6-8 pm TUES 3/25

CRYSTAL ZEVON & PAKI WIELAND OF CODEPINK AND THE 100-WOMAN INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY DELEGATION WILL TALK OF THEIR EXPERIENCE IN ATTEMPTING TO GAIN ENTRY TO GAZA TO SHOW SOLIDARITY AND BRING HUMANITARIAN AID.

Gaza graphicINSTEAD, THEY WERE WERE DETAINED, DEPORTED AND BLACKLISTED AT THE CAIRO AIRPORT BY THE EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT

COME AND HEAR THE NEWS THAT THE CORPORATE MEDIA IGNORES, + QUESTIONS & DISCUSSION — ALL ARE WELCOME !

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March G.A. notes

03/04/2014 in Uncategorized

Download here: OCVT GA notes 3-1-2014.

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G.A. agenda for Sat. 3/1/14

02/27/2014 in Uncategorized

Location: Hayes Room, Montpelier Public Library, 3-5 pm

Reports

GMO Legislation
350VT event
2/25 People’s Cafe

Discussion Topics

Distribution of GMO Cards
Next People’s Cafe: Bringing together various issues and campaigns, following the money behind fossil fuels, renewal energy alternatives, carbon taxes
Further TPP actions and education
Montpelier Mayoral Election
Tax Day, 4/15 Action Against Military Spending
CCTA Strike Solidarity
Movies At Barre Occupy house?

Announcements

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February G. A. minutes

02/09/2014 in Uncategorized

Click to download: Feb. GA notes.

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Montpelier vigil vs. the TPP

02/01/2014 in Uncategorized

On Friday, Jan. 31, members of Occupy Central VT, local Teamsters Union members, and the Raging Grannies gathered in front of Montpelier’s TD Bank branch to protest the Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership (TPP) and distribute toilet paper rolls wrapped in “Flush the TPP” information.  Here’s a Times-Argus‘ photo, from Saturday’s paper:

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Photo by Jeb Wallace-Brodeur, Times-Argus staff.  Their caption: “Occupy Central Vermont and union members gather at the corner of State and Main streets in Montpelier on Friday to protest the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, an expansive trade agreement. The demonstrators carried plungers, handed out rolls of toilet paper printed with information on the trade pact and chanted, ‘Flush the TPP’.”

TD  (if you go anywhere in Canada, you’ll see it stands for Toronto Dominion) is Canada’s second largest bank, a major investor in oil extraction from the Alberta tar sands, and a leading corporate advocate for the TPP. Here’s a link to Crystal Zevon’s video of the Montpelier gathering.

International Day of Action Against the TPP

01/23/2014 in Uncategorized

Flush the TPP has called for an international day of action against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an antidemocratic trade agreement being negotiated behind our (and Congress’s) backs. Join us Friday, January 31, in front of TD Bank (a TPP supporter) in Montpelier to protest the TPP from noon until they’re sick of us.

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January G.A. notes

01/06/2014 in Uncategorized

Here are the minutes to download from the January 4th, 2014 Occupy Central VT monthly general assembly:

OCVT GA notes 1-4-2014

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December Assembly, Sat. 12/7

12/04/2013 in Uncategorized

Occupy Central VT’s monthly General Assembly will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7th., 3-5 pm.  Please join us!

Location: Community room at the Montpelier Housing Authority, 155 Main St. (alongside the Main St. traffic circle)

Agenda:


Intros./Roles (notetaker, etc.)

Reports/updates:

Activist Award
Finances
Walmart on “Black Friday”
Fast food action 12/5
Montpelier city issues
F-35 in Burlington

Future actions/events:

Back to Walmart?
People’s Café: Dec. & beyond
Trans-Pacific Partnership education/actions
Pipeline campaigns (Tar sands & VT Gas)
Support for core members

Longer range discussions:

Participation & organizing
Proposal for seasonal campaigns
Internal check-in & support for other groups

Announcements & next mtg.

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Photos from Berlin Walmart 11/29

12/02/2013 in Uncategorized

From the Times-Argus, Sat. 11/30/13:

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Upcoming events 11/26, 11/29 and 12/5

11/22/2013 in Uncategorized

Occupy Central Vermont monthly People’s Café
Bagitos, 28 Main St., Montpelier
Tuesday, November 26, 6 to 8 pm

Heather Pipino from the Vermont Workers Center, in conjunction with local and national “Black Friday” protests at Walmart, will be speaking about organizing low-paid workers in Central Vermont.  Discussions, music by Andy Plante, and more

Support Walmart employees and other low-paid workers on “Black Friday”
Informational picket, leafleting, and new carols by the Raging Grannies and others

Berlin Mall, Friday, November 29, 12 to 2 pm

Free food and really-free market will follow at the Church of the Good Shepherd in downtown Barre

(Friends from the UE and VT Workers Center will be at Walmart in Williston from 10-noon.)

Walmart flyer

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November GA notes

11/07/2013 in Uncategorized

Here:

OCV Nov. meeting

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November Assembly Sat. 11/2 in Barre

11/01/2013 in Uncategorized

Occupy Central VT’s monthly General Assembly will happen in Barre once again, this month at an earlier time:

Saturday, Nov. 2nd, 1-3 pm
Aldrich Public Library, downtown Barre, 2nd floor conference room

Proposed agenda:

1. Introductions

2. Choose note taker, decision keeper, next month’s facilitator.

3. Debriefing of recent actions and activities:

Prison Justice & Redemption Panel at UU Church
People’s Cafe (focus was on the gov’t. shutdown)
Graniteville Asphalt Plant
New Brunswick Tar Sands Action/ Protest
F-35 Meeting/Protest at Burlington City Hall
New Economy Night in Hardwick.
New Economy support letters to the editor, radio interview.
OCV website.

4. Planning and Discussion / education, protest and action

November People’s Cafe.
Trans-Pacific Partnership
F-35
Montpelier controversy and New Economy efforts
Idle-No-More
GMOs

5. Calendar Confirmation

6. Roll call of decisions

7. Educational segment – TBA

8. Announcement of Affiliated Actions

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GA notes from October

10/30/2013 in Uncategorized

Notes from Occupy Central VT’s monthly assembly, once again @ the gazebo in downtown Barre, October 12th:

OCVT GA notes 10-12-2013

People’s Café: Tues. 10/22

10/19/2013 in Uncategorized

Cafe pdf 10/22