04/07/2014 in Uncategorized
Download here: OCVT GA notes 4-5-2014
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.
COME AND HEAR THE NEWS THAT THE CORPORATE MEDIA IGNORES, + QUESTIONS & DISCUSSION — ALL ARE WELCOME !
02/27/2014 in Uncategorized
Location: Hayes Room, Montpelier Public Library, 3-5 pm
2/25 People’s Cafe
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?
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:
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.
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.
12/04/2013 in Uncategorized
Intros./Roles (notetaker, etc.)
Walmart on “Black Friday”
Fast food action 12/5
Montpelier city issues
F-35 in Burlington
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.
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.)
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
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.
4. Planning and Discussion / education, protest and action
November People’s Cafe.
Montpelier controversy and New Economy efforts
5. Calendar Confirmation
6. Roll call of decisions
7. Educational segment – TBA
8. Announcement of Affiliated Actions