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Visioning statement and Occupy Harrisburg future Plans

 

Visioning July 9, 2012 – Midtown Scholar – The Path Forward for Occupy Harrisburg

Task: each person was requested to compose a list of interests/concerns that they felt should be the focus attention and actions of Occupy Harrisburg.  Each person’s list was given consideration. Areas of interest or concern that appeared on multiple lists were scored accordingly for future action.

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7/8 GA Notes

NOTE: MONDAY NIGHT VISIONING AT MIDTOWN SCHOLAR

- Outreach

Italian Lake possible alternate date to spruccew, garden and pull weeds.
Liason – Jackie Wislon – All hands interestedJackie will let us know and event.

Tabling at the Market, pass out literature/information, Saturday mornings.
(Canopy will be needed, Sarah has believably a canopy) Josh spearheading,
Jackie cofacilitating

4th and Peffer St Lot – Flyer Area – Conduct … Read More

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Happy May Day!

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9:30AM Hershey Shareholder Meeting – Hershey http://actions.the99power.org/actions/events/show/7522
1PM May Day rallly for Clean Energy and Instraucture – Steps https://www.facebook.com/events/312719958798350/
4PM (After the rally) Picnic at the steps
6PM OHBG Overpass Light Brigade outbound
 

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6 Month Anniversary Celebration April 15, 2012!

https://www.facebook.com/events/354695377899509/

Thanks to the Events and Actions Working Group for ensuring the success of the celebration.  
 

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4/11 Community Assembly (possibly) moved

 

Note several people feel tonight’s community assembly may be hindered by weather. Dan V has secured the BASEMENT of the friends meeting house if we need to go there. We have to finish up planning for Sunday so we can start getting people there, so be sure to come and hang out. This isn’t a formal decision but assume if 30 people aren’t at … Read More

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The occugarden gets ready for the last frost! Also: Weekly events and notes

 

Today we finished the boxes soil, having a layer of bottomland soil, compost and peat moss.

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Another great GA outside-check out the notes here.

Events this week:

Monday: Talk to … Read More

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4/1 GA Minute’s

Occupy Harrisburg GA Notes 4/1/12

Note Taker-Amy

Facilitators-Jackie

Stacks-Brett

Time Keeper-Darryl

Scribe-not utilized

Gate Keeper – Sue

Group started with introductions as we had some new faces. We had an informal session on the hand signals, process and protocol.

Workgroup Review Facilitation – meets at 7 pm at the Capitol steps on Wednesdays. PR – announced a re-focus of efforts for the near future. New fliers have been placed at … Read More

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Occupy Supply tshirts

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Occupy Harrisburg speaks out against ALEC Voter Suppression Bill of 2012. Requests legislature’s birth certificates.


Today the Pennsylvania House passed HB 934, the ALEC Voter Suppression Bill of 2012, by a vote 104-88 of. We strongly condemn this effort to silence the voices of the 99%. During the redistricting hearing last fall, we proclaimed that, “Governments don’t pick us. We pick the Government.” This is another attempt, like the unconstitutional redistricting maps, by those given … Read More

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The Funeral for Fairness

Today Occupy Harrisburg along with 100s of other occupiers and allies from across the state held a funeral for fairness in response to Corbett’s budget. Pictures below. Video tomorrow.

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RALLY AND MARCH IN SUPPORT OF OCCUPY OAKLAND [CA] BY OCCUPY HARRISBURG

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Rally and March in support of Occupy Oakland [CA]
by Occupy Harrisburg [PA]

Occupy Harrisburg will hold a Rally and March, this evening, January 29, 2012, beginning at 7 PM. The Rally will be held on the State Capitol steps. The March will begin at the Capitol steps and end at Harrisburg City Hall.

Background: Three hundred Occupy Oakland protesters were arrested the afternoon … Read More

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1/15 GA Minutes

Note: 

posted twice for website reasons

OCCUPY HARRISBURG
SUNDAY JANUARY 15, 2012
AFTERNOON GENERAL ASSEMBLY (GA)
Attended by: Barbara, Ben, Bob, Brendan, Brett, Carol, Cat, Dan V, Darryll, Dave J, Ed, Ian, Jose, Karl, Lisa B, Lisa L, marie, Mary F, Melissa, Rick, Roland, Ryan, Sarah, Sarah S, Stan, Steve, Susan N, Travis, Will, Woody

Opening – BrendanRead More

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(short term) Victory! Judge stops Thursday eviction!

We just received word through Stephen Conklin Jr, son of the farm owner, that Judge Robert D. Mariani has issued a temporary restraining order stopping all action against the Conklin family and the farm until January 18th. More information will be provided through a press release when we have it.

There will still be a workshop tomorrow to discuss future actions. … Read More

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URGENT: Help Save Satori Farm NOW!

Update: Judge grants Temporary Retraining Order.

84 year old Phillip Conklin with Stephen Conklin Sr at Satori Farm
Phillip Conklin, 84, with his son Stephen Conklin Sr.

We’ve been talking about the eviction of the Conklin Family but there’s STILL TIME for a federal Judge to step in. View the … Read More

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January 5th 2012: Save Satori Farm!

Update: Judge grants Temporary Retraining Order.

When Stephen Conklin Sr. purchased over 100 acres in the 90′s … Read More

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12/23/11 7PM GA Minutes

Occupy Harrisburg
Friday, December 23, 2011, 7 PM General Assembly Minutes
 

Facilitator – Jose
Minutes – Chris B.
Stacks – Chris B.
 

Meeting called to order at 7:10 PM. Approximately 12 Occupiers in attendance.
 

Introduction
Reminder that Occupy Harrisburg [OH] is a peaceful, non-violent, non-partisan movement.
Reminder of smoking areas
Reminder to pick trash up from the steps … Read More

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12/21 7PM GA Notes

Facilitator: Jose
Stacks: Nelson
Notes: Amanda

7 in attendance

Intro (Thank you for being here… etc.) Agreed upon skipping review of hand signals, not using human mic. Did reiterate the serious nature of a block.

Stacks:

Haafis: Seems to remember last night hearing someone at the steps saying they had been taking money out to give to another occupier

Jose: 1) Kip was arrested at the steps today. … Read More

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12/19/11 7PM GA Notes

Occupy Harrisburg

December 19th, 2011

General Assembly

Facilitator: Nelson
Stacks: Sue
Note taker: Dylan

Welcome – General Info

Thanks for being here right now and occupying this space with us. Thank you for keeping our space clean. Thank you for using the designated smoking areas. This is a nonviolent peaceful movement.

Hand signals review.

Stacks:

Sue – Thursday Dec. 22nd – Flash Mob Meditation @ Harrisburg Mall 5:30PM … Read More

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12/18 7PM Ga Minutes

Facilitator: Chris B

Stacks: Darryl

Notes: Amanda

 Thank you intro and hand signal review

 

Stacks:

 

Stan 1) I have a problem with the man just about to leave (in reference to man talking to police). What is another way to solve the … Read More

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12/15/11 7PM GA Minutes

Occupy Harrisburg

December 15, 2011 7PM
General Assembly Minutes

Moderator: Rich

Stacks Taker: Stan

Note taker: Sarah

—–INTRODUCTIONS—-

Thanks for being here right now and occupying this space with us. Thank you for keeping our space clean. Thank you for using the designated smoking areas. This is a nonviolent peaceful movement.

Hand signals review.

Consensus Review: We operate under a 9/10s Consensus rule, if 9 our of … Read More

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12/10/11 7PM GA Notes

Occupy Harrisburg
General Assembly (GA)
12/10/2011 7:00 pm

Facilitator: Brendan M.
Stacks: Brian
Note taker: Darryll H.

Brackets […] signify the contents are a note that Darryll added for purposes of clarification or to provide directly relevant information
Notes are paraphrased and much of the content had to be added from memory, considerable effort was put forth to maintain context and meaning

Welcome and thank … Read More

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12/9/11 7PM GA Notes

Occupy Harrisburg
General Assembly (GA)
12/09/2011 7:00 pm

Facilitator: Chris Gontz, Brendan M.
Stacks: Niles
Note taker: Darryll H.

Brackets […] signify the contents are a note that Darryll added for purposes of clarification or to provide directly relevant information

7:20 Meeting Commenced

Intro: Thank you for being here right now and occupying this space with us.
This is a nonviolent peaceful movement.
Thank … Read More

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Notes from discussion at Friends Meeting House 12/17

Comment in the comments or email Marie if you have a problem with any of this

Hey, folks. We had a great meeting today at the Friends’ House, and I wanted to get some of it down while it was fresh in my mind.

Basically, the Friends’ House will be usually … Read More

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12/7 7PM GA Notes

12/5 General Assembly

Facilitator: Mary F
Notes: Ashley H
Stacks: Chris S

Review of hand signals

General Stacks

Caleb – Suggestion for Occupy Game Night Woody – Proposal to send idea to a workgroup or committee Woody – Visited CT Butler, author of Conflict and Consensus. CT gave us 10 copies of the book for $10 (usually costs $15) on credit Proposals for the books include Keeping them … Read More

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12-4 7PM GA Notes

Bretts note: I didn’t have time to type them up. It’s almost 1:30AM and I REALLY need to sleep for work tomorrow. Sorry here’s the scans.

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12/2 2AM GA Minutes

Occupy Harrisburg

December 2, 2011 2AM
General Assembly Minutes

Moderator: Rich

Stacks Takers: Dylan

Note taker: Sarah

—–INTRODUCTIONS—-

Thanks for being here right now and occupying this space with us. Thank you for keeping our space clean. Thank you for using the designated smoking areas. This is a nonviolent, nonpartisan, peaceful movement.

Hand signals review:

Consensus Review: Proposal methods – When a proposal is brought to the … Read More

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11/30/11 – 7pm General Assembly

Occupy Harrisburg
Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 7 PM General Assembly Minutes

Facilitator – Amanda
Minutes and Stacks – Chris
Stacks – Holden

Meeting called to order at 7:20 PM. Approximately 12 Occupiers in attendance.

Introduction
Reminder that Occupy Harrisburg is a peaceful, non-violent, non-partisan movement.
Reminder of smoking areas
Reminder to pick trash up from the steps and walkways
Skipped review of hand … Read More

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“The problem of privatization and the prison-industrial complex.” Teach-In by Rita Shah 12/10/11 at 12pm

rita shahDr. Rita Shah is a criminologist with research interests on the relationship between parole and post-release supervision and the reentry process of former prisoners. Specifically, she focuses on understanding whether and how a state-imposed reentry program helps or hinders those under its jurisdiction. She also studies how rehabilitation is interpreted by different penal regimes. Dr. Shah received her Ph.D. … Read More

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Occupy Harrisburg to Attend Town Hall Forum to Question Mayor Linda Thompson – Dec. 8th at 6pm

Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson plans to discuss the city’s debt crisis during a town hall forum at Midtown Scholar Bookstore. Occupy Harrisburg will be attending the forum to ask pointed questions about the Mayor’s impression of the thriving Occupy movement.

Everyone who is able to attend is asked to join us in solidarity.

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Occupy Your Brain: Discussion Panel at Midtown Scholar on Dec. 5th at 5pm

Members of Occupy Harrisburg will form a panel for discussion and answer questions related to the Occupy Movement and Occupy Harrisburg.

Join us at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore at 5pm on December 5th!

Midtown Scholar Bookstore
1302 N 3rd St
Harrisburg,PA 17102

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11/29/11 – 7pm General Assembly

November 29th 7 pm GA minutes

Facilitator: ? (My sincerest apologies. I’m the worst with names, and despite clarification, still missed it!)
Stacks: Brendan
Notes: Amanda

Intro:
Thanks for being here right now and occupying this space with us. Thank you for keeping our space clean, if you see trash, pick it up. Thank you for using the designated smoking areas. This is a nonviolent peaceful movement.

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Occupy Harrisburg to Attend “Harrisburg Hope Community Forum” – Dec. 1st at 6pm

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Occupy Harrisburg will be attending “Harrisburg Hope Community Forum: State Takeover, Bankruptcy & You.” The forum will be held at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore at 1302 North Third Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102.

State Sen. Jeffrey Piccola, Dauphin County Commissioner Mike Pries and Mark Schwartz (the attorney hired to file the bankruptcy petition), will be discussing the city’s fiscal crisis.

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11/28/11 – 7pm General Assembly

Occupy Harrisburg General Assembly Minutes
November 28, 2011 at 7pm

Co-facilitators
Aurora from Occupy Syracuse
Brendan
Stacks-taker
Ryan
Note-taker
Carol

-INTRODUCTIONS—-
Thanks for being here right now and occupying this space with us. Thank you for keeping our space clean, if you see trash, pick it up. Thank you for using the designated smoking areas. This is a nonviolent … Read More

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On Conflict and Consensus

We’ve been talking about this pamphlet alto lately in changing the way our GA’s run. Brenden M. plans on having a brief sheet on it soon but if you want to read the whole thing here it is or you can get a copy on the information table.

If you’re on the main page, for an embedded version click … Read More

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11/26 7PM GA Minutes

Greeting

Review of hand signals

General stacks
Holden: Recieved a number for the person who donated the solar panels to Occupy Lancaster and wanted to know if anyone has talked to someone about this.

Point of info:
Brendan: I have talked with a man from common cause. They have not gotten back to us so best if Holden make the call to the guy.

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Konversations with Karl: Campaign Finance Reform

My dear friend Karl Kabutz caught me the other day just as I was heading out to Occupy Harrisburg to stand against the corporate greed that creates artificial barriers that dis-empower people and make life much more difficult and bleak than it would otherwise have to be. We got to talking about how corporate money made its way into politics.

Here’s some of our dialogue:

Karl: Okay I heard all … Read More

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Occupy Harrisburg Zombie Demonstrator Arrested

(Harrisburg, PA) – An Occupy Harrisburg protester was arrested this
morning at the Capital City Mall for dressing like a zombie.

In order to call attention to mindless consumerism and corporate
greed, about 15 protesters dressed like zombies and joined the early
morning shoppers walking around the mall. The street theater was part
of Occupy Black Friday, … Read More

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Bill Ayers to Speak in Harrisburg, Visit Occupation

Contact: 717-315-5432 or 717-938-4332

jeffersonpepper@aol.com

(Harrisburg, PA) November 21

Occupy Harrisburg will continue its inclusive policy to welcome all voices when Bill Ayers arrives in Harrisburg on December 14th. Ayers will lead a teach-in and discussion at 6PM in the Midtown Scholar Bookstore. He has expressed excitement at visiting the ongoing occupation of the State Capitol steps, especially after the recent eviction of the tent village in River … Read More

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Immediate Needs list updated

Note our immediate needs list has updated. Check it out here. As always you can donate online as well.

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11/22/11 – 7pm General Assembly

Occupy Harrisburg
November 22, 2011 7pm
General Assembly Minutes

Moderator: Ian
Stacks sign-up: Nelson
Note taker: Sarah

**Note takers: Please submit notes to the occupyharrisburg@gmail.com within 4 hours of the end of GA.**

—–INTRODUCTIONS—-

Thanks for being here right now and occupying this space with us. Thank you for keeping our space clean. Thank you for using the designated smoking areas. This is a nonviolent peaceful … Read More

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11/21/11 – 7pm General Assembly

Occupy Harrisburg
November 21, 2011 7pm
General Assembly Minutes

Facilitators: Danny
Stacks: Marie
Note taker: Sarah

**Note takers: Please submit notes to the occupyharrisburg@gmail.com within 4 hours of the end of GA.**

—–INTRODUCTIONS—-

Thanks for being here right now and occupying this space with us. Thank you for keeping our space clean, if you see trash, pick it up. Thank you for using the designated smoking … Read More

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Lecture by Heather Gautney Tonight – Stern Center at Dickinson College

Note: The lecture has been moved from the Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium to the Stern Center at Dickinson.

occupylectureOccupy Harrisburg is Encouraged to attend the Clark Forum for Contemporary Issues lecture by Heather Gautney. The lecture is titled “The Occupy Movement.”

From the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues Website

“The event is sponsored by The Clarke Forum for … Read More

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Occupy Harrisburg Bike Team Day 1

Today our bikers(Team name not yet established) left Harrisburg to meet up with the Occupy Wall Street march from NYC to DC. Tonight they made it to York and are comfortable in someones home with plenty of food. We had a great send off with balloons and everything! Thanks to Chris B. for the pictures.

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11/19 9PM GA Minutes

Note: due to lack of volunteers to type minutes were scanned.

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Teach-ins from 11/19

Other videos are being uploaded

11AM Teach-in by Craig Borowiak and Andrew Lamas on retaking and utilizing public space. [Note by Brett:I don't think there was an exact name to this. I got there late. Thanks to Holden for streaming it I couldn't due to traffic]

2pm Lisa Longo & Richard … Read More

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GA Minutes 11/18/2011 7pm

 Occupy Harrisburg
November 18, 2011 7pm
General Assembly Minutes

Facilitators: Danny and Brendan
Stacks sign-up: Holden
Note taker: Sarah

**Note takers: Please submit notes to the occupyharrisburg@gmail.com within 4 hours of the end of GA.**

—–INTRODUCTIONS—-
Thanks for being here right now and occupying this space with us. Thank you for keeping our space clean, if you see trash, pick it … Read More

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Thanks to Occupy Lancaster! Raw Footage of Occupy Harrisburg Eviction

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Video of General Assembly Following Harrisburg Encampment Eviction

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Press Release: OCCUPY HARRISBURG’S LONG TERM ENCAMPMENT ON RIVERFRONT PARK EVICTED

(Harrisburg, PA) November 18, 2011:
eviction11At 1:00 pm today, after less than two hours of warning. Occupy Harrisburg’s Long-term Occupation at Riverfront Park was evicted by Harrisburg City Police. Citing city ordinances 10-301.2, 10.301.3, 10.301.6, and 10.301.7, the police tore down the tents that made up the long-term occupation. With press and other members of the occupation watching, eighteen occupiers linked … Read More

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Occupy Harrisburg Evicted from Encampment

eviction1Occupy Harrisburg members were evicted from their encampment today at 1pm. Members were only given less than two hours notice before police, a military vehicle, bus and Live Team showed up to remove them.

Members stayed arm-locked in the center of the camp and no one was arrested. The camp has been cleared and they were instructed to leave the Riverfront by 10pm … Read More

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Occupy Harrisburg and Occupy Lancaster Disrupt Redistricting Hearing

Individuals from Occupy Harrisburg and Occupy Lancaster showed up to the redistricting commission public hearing today. Interestingly, the Riverfront Encampment was raided at the same time. The hearing only allowed some members of the public to testify and required them to register in advance to do so.

Text:

Gerrymandering Hearing Speech

MIC CHECK
(Should be read line-by-line over the human mic)
We, … Read More

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URGENT Call to Action!!! Police Planning Eviction of Harrisburg Encampment 1pm Today!

URGENT Call to Action!! The Harrisburg City Police have told the Occupy Harrisburg Riverfront Encampment that we face a 1 p.m. eviction on Friday, November 18th. Please stand in solidarity with Occupy Harrisburg! Join us at Riverfront Park (Front St. & State St.)! Call Chief of Police Charles Kellar at 717-255-3131 and Mayor Linda Thompson at 717-255-3040.

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Sunday Night Music

Every Sunday night, from 5-7pm,We will be hosting a live acoustic music session on the capital steps.

All Musicians are welcome to join us. (Must be non-electric)

All are encouraged to come to listen and enjoy.

Plan to stay for the 7pm General Assembly.

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Occupy Harrisburg Stands in Solidarity with Occupy Wall Street

PRESS RELEASE

Occupy Harrisburg Stands in Solidarity with Occupy Wall Street

We have reached a pivotal moment in history, as we find ourselves on the threshold of a great and lasting change. We at Occupy Harrisburg stand in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street and all occupations across the country and around the world. The accelerated and coordinated efforts to destroy the Occupy movement, evidenced by the forceful actions taken against … Read More

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Local Politics Teach-in With Andy Hoover – Nov. 18th at 10am

Andy Feb 2010 002 croppedAndy Hoover, Legislative Director at ACLU, will be visiting the Capitol steps to for a teach-in about local politics in Pennsylvania.

“Andy Hoover is the legislative director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania. He is responsible for the ACLU of PA’s lobbying efforts at the state level in Harrisburg and at the federal level in Washington, D.C. From … Read More

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Occupy Harrisburg Reaches One-Month Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!!!!! Occupy Harrisburg is celebrating one solid month on the Capitol steps today! We are proud, we are one, we are the 99%!!!!

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Lisa Longo & Richard Liston to Speak at Capitol Steps – Nov. 19th at 2pm

Pennsylvania Capitol Mark Your Calendars! Lisa Longo and Richard Liston are scheduled
to speak at Occupy Harrisburg (on the Capitol steps) at 2pm on November 19th.

 

Lisa Longo

Lisa is a parent, business owner and political junkie. She spends her free time writing to legislators, posting political commentary on her blog and Facebook, … Read More

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Craig Borowiak & Andrew Lamas to Speak at Steps – November 19th at 11am

Mark Your Calendars! Craig Borowiak and Andrew Lamas are scheduled to speak at Occupy Harrisburg (on the Capitol steps) at 11am on November 19th.

Craig Borowiak

Craig BorowiakAssociate Professor of Political Science at Haverford University
“Craig Borowiak received a B.A. in Philosophy from Carleton College and a Ph. D in Political Science from Duke University. He joined the Haverford … Read More

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Direct Action Call @ 12pm – Update & Actionable Step for the Call

From InterOccupy.org

Hello Occupants!

The upcoming DA call at 12pm today is crucial – MOST OF NYC DA Working Group is IN JAIL! So, we are depending on the national DA network to come up with a cohesive plan!!!! THIS IS AN AMAZING WAY TO BUILD SOLIDARITY. LET EVERYONE KNOW NYC NEEDS THEM TO KEEP THIS GOING RIGHT NOW

Below are thoughts on how to get to actionable steps by … Read More

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11/14/11 7pm GA Minutes

Occupy Harrisburg 7PM GA 11/14/11
25 people in attendance

Facilitator: Mike
Minutes: Laura
Stacks: Marie

INTROS
REVIEW OF PROCESS
MINUTES RE-CAP

—WORK GROUPS REPORT—
Health & Safety
(Dan V.) H&S has 3 areas of responsibility: 1. To establish and maintain a legal presence at all our sites. We schedule legal observers. 2. First Aid. … Read More

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11/14/11 10am GA Minutes

Occupy Harrisburg
Month ##, YYYY 00:00 xm
General Assembly Minutes
Moderators:
Stacks sign-up:
Note taker:
Number of people in attendance:

**Note takers: Please submit notes to the occupyharrisburg@gmail.com within 4 hours of the end of GA.**

—–INTRODUCTIONS—-
Thanks for being here right now and occupying this space with us. Thank you for keeping … Read More

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11/14/11 2am GA Minutes

Occupy Harrisburg
11/14/2011 02:00 am
General Assembly Minutes
Facilitators: Darryll
Stacks sign-up: Dylan
Note taker: Darryll
Number of people in attendance: 7

**Note takers: Please submit notes to the occupyharrisburg@gmail.com within 4 hours of the end of GA.**

—–INTRODUCTIONS—-
Thanks for being here right now and occupying this space with us. Thank you for keeping our space … Read More

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11/13/11 7pm GA Minutes

November 13, 2011

7:00 p.m. GA

Facilitator – Brendan

Minutes – Chelsea

Stacks – marie

Approximately 25 Occupiers in attendance.

Introduction

Reminder that Occupy Harrisburg is a peaceful, non-violent, non-partisan movement.

Reminder of smoking areas

Reminder to pick trash up from the steps and walkways

Review of hand signals

Review of 9/10th consensus decision-making

Review of the Human Microphone

Review of stacks procedures

Minutes of previous General Assembly [GA] not … Read More

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11/13/11 10am GA Minutes

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11/13/11 2am GA Minutes

Occupy Harrisburg
November 13, 2011 2:00 am
General Assembly Minutes
Facilitator: Karl D.
Stacks sign-up: Dylan
Note taker: Darryll
Number of people in attendance: approx. 9

**Note takers: Please submit notes to the occupyharrisburg@gmail.com within 4 hours of the end of GA.**

—–INTRODUCTIONS—-
Thanks for being here right now and occupying this space with us. Thank … Read More

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11/12/2011 7pm GA Minutes

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11/12/2011 10am GA Minutes

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Occupy Harrisburg Facebook Page – URL has Changed

 Occupy Harrisburg’s Facebook page has changed. Because we lost our original page, we are trying to rebuild our following on the new page.

Please like us and share this link with everyone you know. Help us regain our online friends!

http://www.facebook.com/OccupyHBG

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Join Us at the Midtown Scholar 2nd Annual Harrisburg Book Festival!

Occupy Harrisburg will be participating in the Midtown Scholar second annual Harrisburg Book Festival! We will have a table at The Broad Street Market on Saturday November 12, 2011 from Open to Close (7am-5pm), and will be sharing space with activist groups like Gas Truth and others.

On Sunday November 13, 2011, we will move to the Art Association of Harrisburg building across the … Read More

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Bread & Puppet Theatre Group – Nov. 17th Schedule

breadThe Bread & Puppet Cheap Art and Political Theatre Group will be at the steps most of the day on the 17th and putting on performances at the following times.

- Noon : Performance with Coffee and Food
- 2 PM : WG Workshop
- 4:30 : Dusk, Another Performance

Share this with your friends and stop by the steps … Read More

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11/11/11 – 2am General Assembly

Occupy Harrisburg
November 11, 2011 2 am

General Assembly Minutes
Moderators: Darryll
Stacks sign-up: Darryll
Note taker: Darryll
Number of people in attendance: 6

**Note takers: Please submit notes to the occupyharrisburg@gmail.com within 4 hours of the end of GA.**

—–INTRODUCTIONS—-

Thanks for being here right now and occupying this space with us. Thank you for keeping our space clean, if you see trash, … Read More

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11/10/11 – 7pm General Assembly

*Disclaimer: Written Meeting Minutes cannot be located. This document has been constructed by interviewing multiple Occupier’s and asking them to recall the 7:00 pm GA. If you are very concerned about any particular topic, please seek out someone who was present

Occupy Harrisburg
November 11, 2011 7:00 pm

General Assembly Minutes Moderators: Hannie
Stacks sign-up: Dylan
Note taker: Hafiz, Darryll
Number of people … Read More

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Occupation and Our Future

I have been with Occupy Harrisburg from its first meeting, and I have been at the Capitol steps almost every day since October 15th, when we started our Occupation.

But I don’t carry a sign, and I’m not particularly interested in direct action; actually, I don’t even really think of this as a protest movement. A few years ago, I became fascinated with the idea of ”starving the Machine”. The … Read More

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Why I’d Love to Stop Worrying and Love Occupy Wall Street

I love occupations. I really, really do. Not only can they be really fun (its like a sleepover! Where people talk about Žižek and Marx!), but I honestly think they can be an effective tactic for change – they are the right mix of political theatre and direct action, and given the right conditions and demands, can be quite useful.

I love occupying, I love occupations, and so what I’m … Read More

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Now Accepting Essays by Occupiers

essays by occupiers

Every Occupier has a voice, and Occupy Harrisburg wants to publish yours! Read Essays and Articles from Individuals on our new Essays by Occupiers page, or Submit Your Own Essay and we will publish it.

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The Occupy Movement Could Be A Better Guardian Of Our Liberties Than The Constitution

The U.S. Constitution does not grant a single right to anyone. Do you want me to repeat that? Take some time to process what I just said, because it’s a very important truth; the U.S. Constitution does not grant a single right to anyone. And it’s a very good thing that it doesn’t because any entity, like a government, that can create a document giving rights to people can also … Read More

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Lecture by Heather Gautney – “The Occupy Movement” Nov. 21st at 7pm

occupylectureOccupy Harrisburg is Encouraged to attend the Clark Forum for Contemporary Issues lecture by Heather Gautney. The lecture is titled “The Occupy Movement.”

From the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues Website:

“The event is sponsored by The Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and the Departments of Anthropology, American Studies and Sociology.

On September 17th of this year, a … Read More

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11/9/11 – 7pm General Assembly

Occupy Harrisburg
Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 7 PM General Assembly Minutes

Facilitator – Mike
Minutes/Notes – Chris B
Stacks – Chris

Meeting called to order at 7:05 PM. Approximately 25 to 30 individuals in attendance.

Introduction

Reminder that Occupy Harrisburg is a peaceful, non-violent, non-partisan movement. Reminder of smoking areas Reminder to pick trash up from the steps and walkways Review of hand signals Review of 9/10th … Read More

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11/9/11 – 2am General Assembly

Occupy Harrisburg General Assembly 11/09/2011 02:00

2:30 Meeting called to order

Welcome statement read.

THIS IS A NONVIOLENT PEACEFUL MOVEMENT

(Minutes review)

Work Group Stacks

Long-term Occupation Work Group
(Discussion regarding Riverfront continued from 7pm GA)

Jackie – can see both views of the argument, but likes the results of the action Dan C. – Didn’t know that Riverfront was going to be … Read More

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11/8/11 – 7pm General Assembly

Occupy Harrisburg
November 8, 2011 7pm
General Assembly Minutes

Moderators: Chris
Stacks sign-up: Mike
Note taker: Sarah

**Note takers: Please submit notes to the occupyharrisburg@gmail.com within 4 hours of the end of GA.**

—–INTRODUCTIONS—-

Thanks for being here right now and occupying this space with us. Thank you for keeping our space clean, if you see trash, pick it up. Thank you for using the designated … Read More

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11/6/11 – 7pm General Assembly

Occupy Harrisburg
November 6, 2011 7pm
General Assembly Minutes

Facilitator: Mary A.
Stacks sign-up: Marie
Note taker: Sarah

**Note takers: Please submit notes to the occupyharrisburg@gmail.com within 4 hours of the end of GA.**

—–INTRODUCTIONS—-

Thanks for being here right now and occupying this space with us. Thank you for keeping our space clean. Thank you for using the designated smoking areas. This is a nonviolent … Read More

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11/6/2011 10am GA Minutes

 Occupy Harrisburg
November 6, 2011 10am
General Assembly Minutes

Moderators: Ryan
Stacks sign-up: Darryll
Note taker: Sarah

**Note takers: Please submit notes to the occupyharrisburg@gmail.com within 4 hours of the end of GA.**

—–INTRODUCTIONS—-
· Thanks for being here right now and occupying this space with us. Thank you for keeping our space clean, if … Read More

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Join Us at Riverfront Park – Bring Your Tents!

Occupy Harrisburg is calling all supporters and legal observers! Please stand in solidarity with us at Riverfront Park on Front and State streets, down from the Capitol steps! Right now! If anyone can bring food, entertainment, supplies, signs, etc… please do!

A long term occupation has been started at Riverfront Park. The park officially closes at 10:00 and we need as many people as possible to be there (both people … Read More

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11/5/11 – 10am General Assembly

Occupy Harrisburg
General Assembly
11/05/2011

Facilitator: Darryll H.
Minutes: Darryll H.
Stacks: Rich

7 people in attendance

10:15 Meeting Called to Order

** Note takers: Please submit notes to occupyharrisburg@gmail.com within 4 hours of the end of GA.

—-Introduction—-
Thanks for being here right now and occupying this space with us. Thank you for keeping our space clean. Thank you for using the designated smoking … Read More

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Did You Move Your Money?

logo Yesterday was labeled a National day to Move Your Money from big banks to small credit unions! Though the actual number of people who have participated in the cause is unclear yet, the Move Your Money facebook page has spiked from approx. 8,000 likes to over 45,000! A new website has also been created where you can … Read More

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GA minutes 11/5/11 2am

Occupy Harrisburg
General Assembly
11/05/2011

Co-facilitator: Chris B., Sarah S.
Minutes: Darryll H.
Stacks: Woody

Approx 10 people in attendance

** Note takers: Please submit notes to occupyharrisburg@gmail.com within 4 hours of the end of GA.

—-INTRODUCTIONS—-
(Chris)

Thanks for being here right now and occupying this space with us. Thank you for keeping our space clean. … Read More

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Listen to the SmartTalk Podcast Featuring Occupy Harrisburg & The Tea Party

Occupy Harrisburg appeared on WITF’s SmartTalk radio show on Wednesday along with a Representative from the Tea Party.

Following the show, WITF wrote:

“Based on observations, many have concluded that the Tea Party movement and Occupy Wall Street have very little in common. The Tea Party is seen as a no tax, small government conservative movement while the Occupy protestors appear to be angry about more liberal causes like corporate … Read More

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GA Minutes 11/04/2011 7:00pm

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Occupy Harrisburg
November 4, 2011
General Assembly Minutes

Co-Facilitator: Chris (new to GA) and Mike
Minutes: Sarah (after GA started. . .sorry all for trumped minutes)
Stacks: Mike

** Note takers: Please submit notes to occupyharrisburg@gmail.com within 4 hours of the end of GA.

—-INTRODUCTIONS—-
(Chris)

Thanks for being here right now and occupying this space with us. Thank you for … Read More

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OCCUPY HARRISBURG URGES MID-STATE RESIDENTS TO MOVE THEIR MONEY

Occupy Harrisburg urges all mid-state residents to make the switch from Wall Street to Main Street, this Saturday, November 5th. Everyone is encouraged to support the “Move Your Money Project”, which is a non-profit campaign to move your money from the Wall Street banks that collapsed the economy to local credit unions and community banks.

It’s easy for individuals to participate in the campaign by simply closing their existing checking, … Read More

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11/2/2011 7pm GA Minutes

11/2/11 7:00 GA

Facilitator: Chris B.
Stacks: Dylan
Notes: Taken by Kelsey B., posted by marie
Attendance: 26

Standard opening with review of GA procedures.

Reviewed minutes from 11/1 7:00 GA and 11/2 2:00 GA.

Working Group Reports:

Health and Safety
Dan V. reviewed the group’s mission and invited people to join the group.
Stacks:
Chris B.: (Removed his moderator hat) Health and Safety … Read More

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Black Friday March Flyer

Occupy Harrisburg invites you to join in a Black Friday March on November 25th, at the Capital City Mall to help raise awareness of how you and your community are the 99%. Bring your thoughts and your own personal messages to share!

The March will start at 4:00am and continue until 12:00pm. Spread the Word! Make this event HUGE!

Occupy Harrisburg will also be participating in the International Buy … Read More

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Call-In Tomorrow Morning to Support Occupy Harrisburg on SmartTalk

smart talk banner

Occupy Harrisburg is scheduled to appear on WITF’s SmartTalk radio show tomorrow morning (11/3/11) from 9am to 10am. Jennifer Stefano (Communications Director for American’s for Prosperity) will also be joining the show. Stefano is a paid activist working to promote the national legislative agenda approved by the 1% at yearly meetings.

AFP is funded by the 1% for the 1%. … Read More

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Occupy Harrisburg Safety Concerns

Occupy Harrisburg is a NON-VIOLENT movement. No forms of violence will be tolerated, at any time.

There were a series of incidents that culminated in someone being asked to leave our occupation on the state capitol this weekend. In separate incidents, a late 20s male named Corey attacked a woman and made other women feel unsafe by attempting to lure them into a parked van. Dan, POC from Health and … Read More

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10AM GA notes 10/30/2011

10AM GA Oct 29th 2011
Started at 10:18, 5 in attendance

Review of hand signals and consensus
Review of Black Friday March proposal

Discussion of the likeliehood of the Halloween event and status of the ice on the steps. We agreed that yesterdays schedule should continue as planned since it appears the ice is melting at a rapid pace.

Nate propsed Capital City Mall as location for Black … Read More

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Keep Wall Street Occupied

In this YouTube video, ransackedroom offers a spectacular suggestion for what to do with all that junk mail you’ve been getting from banks, credit card companies and corporations.

Using the prepaid return envelope, ransackedroom takes the opportunity to send a message from Occupy Wall Street and give the post office some extra income.

Print-Out, Cut-Out & Start Sending!

To make it easier for you, … Read More

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It may cold and it may be snowing, but Harrisburg is still occupying!

The snow may be piling up, but that didn’t deter these Harrisburg Occupiers!

IMG 20111029 161654   Occupy Snow
snowman

#occupyHBG    #snowcupier    #occupysnow

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Occupy Harrisburg Halloween Party Postponed

Contact:
717-315-5432 or 717-938-4332
occupyharrisburg@gmail.com
jeffersonpepper@aol.com

(Harrisburg, PA) October 29:

Due to inclement weather, Occupy Harrisburg has moved its Halloween Party and Protest Parade to Sunday, October 30th. This event will now start tomorrow at noon on the Capital steps, with music, educational workshops, and games for the whole family. Occupy Harrisburg encourages anyone to attend and learn more about what they are … Read More

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Saturday 10/28 Halloween Party Capital Steps Schedule

Note: Preliminary based on weather. Both space A and B will be at the capital.

Space A

12-12:30 PM Music: Tyler Chick
12:30-1 PM Music: Aaron Daniel Gaul
1-1:30 PM Discussion: The Erosion of the Middle Class, Rick Smith
1:30-2 PM Music: Jefferson Pepper
2 PM Poetry Reading and Open Forum
3 PM to 3:30 PM PROTEST PARADE
3:45 to 4:15 PM Educational Seminar: … Read More

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Occupy Harrisburg Speaks to PCN Call In Program

Representatives from Occupy Harrisburg answered questions on PCN’s Call In Program on October 26th.

Watch The Streaming Video and Comment on PCNtv.com

PCN video screen

 
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Occupy Harrisburg Hosts Occupy Your Capitol Day & Halloween Party/Parade This Weekend

Contact: 717-315-5432 or 717-938-4332
occupyharrisburg@gmail.com
jeffersonpepper@aol.com

(Harrisburg, PA) October 27

On Saturday, October 29, Occupy Harrisburg will host two events. The first is Occupy Your Capitol Day. Occupy Harrisburg expects many visitors from all over the state who are tired of being ignored to join current Harrisburg occupiers on the Capitol Steps for 24 hours.

The second event is a Halloween party (Saturday 12 … Read More

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Occupy Has a Simple Message: “The system is broken and is grossly unfair.”

In a letter to the Pennlive Editor, McCartney wrote “The protesters need to wake up and smell the money.” Chris Butcher sets the record straight with this brilliant response.

Read McCartney’s letter and read Butcher’s response. Also, help the cause by writing your own letter to the editor.

I write in response to Mr. Bob McCartney’s letter (Oct. 16), “Protesters need to wake up … Read More

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10/26/2011 2am GA Minutes

Facilitator – Deb B.
Notes – Darryll H.
Stacks – < group had nothing to put on stacks>

5 people in attendance

Welcoming
Human Mic Explanation
Smoking reminder
Hand signals reviewed

2:30 Meeting called to order

Reviewed 10-26-2011 7:00 pm meeting

Hafiz is excited for the new encampment

Darryll H. Asked group if there was anything we should add … Read More

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10/25/11 7pm GA Minutes

Minutes – Darryll Hickey and Shawn Moyer
Facilitator – Deb Beck
Stacks – Clay

Welcome Statement
Smoking reminder and thanks for following rule
Please remember this is a peaceful movement.
Hand Signal and 9/10th Consensus review

Review of Minutes from 10/24/2011 2:00 am and 10/25/2011 10:00 am were reviewed.
Announcement · There is a document on de-escalation techniques at the Information Table

WORK GROUP … Read More

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10/24/2011 10am GA Minutes

Occupy Harrisburg
General Assembly Meeting Minutes
10/24/2011 10:00am

10 People Present

Facilitator: Darryll Hickey and Deb Beck
Note Taker: Darryll Hickey

Welcoming Introduction

Reminder: This is a peaceful protest. Let us always keep that in mind.

Hand Signals were reviewed

10:20 am- General Assembly Called to order

****10:22 am – Sergeant Devlin of … Read More

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10/24/11 – 2am General Assembly

Start: 2am

10 in attendance
4 staying the night

CONCERNS:

We need people! Tell them to get out here, Drive them here, Do WHATEVER is necessary to get bodies on the capitol steps at all hours. If you can come, even if it’s only for ten minutes, BE HERE! We should probably follow OWS first and foremost rather than getting sidetracked by local issues Who’s in charge of the … Read More

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10/22/11 – 7pm General Assembly

Occupy Harrisburg
October 22, 2011 7pm
General Assembly Minutes

Moderators: Laura and Chris
Stacks sign-up: Mike
Note taker: Sarah

—–INTRODUCTIONS—-

(Laura) – Thanks for being here right now and occupying this space with us. This is a nonviolent peaceful movement. Thank you for using the designated smoking areas (located by the rotundas on the street level).

Hand signals review (Chris):

- Agreement – Undecided – Disagreement … Read More

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10/23/11 – 10am General Assembly

Occupy Harrisburg
October 23, 2011 10am
General Assembly Minutes

Moderators: Sarah
Stacks: No stacks, open discussion
Note taker: Mike and Ryan

—–INTRODUCTIONS—-

Thanks for being here right now and occupying this space with us. This is a nonviolent peaceful movement. Thank you for using the designated smoking areas (located by the rotundas on the street level).

Hand signals review:

Agreement Undecided Disagreement Wrap it up Point … Read More

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10/23/11 – 2am General Assembly

17 people present
5 staying overnight

Reviewed 7pm GA minutes

Proposals:

It was suggested that we have a costume judging event for the halloween party with a prize

Proposal for press releases against SB 1151 and Voter ID – both were passed with consensus

Proposal that we welcome everyone as they come in, people are feeling left out of the group and the process Passed with consensus.

Proposal that … Read More

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Join Us on October 29th for a Halloween Party & Protest Parade at 12pm

Occupy Harrisburg is hosting a Halloween party and Protest Parade! There will be food, music, drum circles, a costume party, face painting, balloons and candy for the kids. We will also have educational and informational seminars and much more!

Help us spread the word by printing … Read More

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Preoccupied: A firsthand account from the Pa. state Capitol protest

occupy 1 I would like to straighten out misconceptions about the people at the Occupy Harrisburg movement supporting Occupy Wall Street. I have seen snide comments about Occupy Harrisburg, and because I have been a participant and also have followed the movement from the beginning, I believe I have a unique perspective. I have met young people, older people and … Read More

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Press Release: Non-Violent, Unidentifed Man Arrested

(Harrisburg, PA) October 23:

At 11:45 a.m. Sunday, Capitol police arrested a man for outstanding out-of-state warrants. The man had not been violent, but had become agitated, and calls were placed to crisis intervention centers out of concern for his safety. Police and Community Life Team paramedics responded. The man, whose name is unavailable, did not cause a disturbance and did not resist arrest. The Occupy Movement is, as always, … Read More

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10/21/11 – 10am General Assembly

Occupy Harrisburg General Assembly
Date 10.21.11
Time 10:00 am

Moderators: Mary H.
Note takers: Mary H.
Stacks sign ups: None
Stacks time keeper: None

Estimated number of attendees: 10

Reports:

Health and Safety:

Trying to man first aid 24/7. If you are able to sign up you can do so in the blue binder on the information desk labeled Heath and Safety. We had 3 … Read More

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10/21/11 – 2am General Assembly

Moderators: Nick, Brandon, Skelly
note taker: Brandon
19 in attendance

Went over the minutes…..

Francis: United Methodist Church: He spoke to the sexton about using their dish-washing machine. They were going to talk it over and get back to use.

We discussed the flyers about free meals and tri-folds.

Katrina and Mike Daniels went to Lancaster. He’s going to put out a summary of what he experienced there. … Read More

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We Need More People – Join Us This Weekend!

small Numbers dwindled today at the Capitol Steps… Lets up our presence there by spreading the word online! Share this article with your friends, or come over and join us in-person! Be strong. You are the 99%.

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Occupy The Weekend! One week birthday!

Find an updated list of events here

“OCCUPY HARRISBURG WANTS YOU TO TO EAT CAKE”

Contact:
717-315-5432 or 717-938-4332
occupyharrisburg@gmail.com
jeffersonpepper@aol.com

(Harrisburg, PA) October 22

Occupy Harrisburg has been occupying the Capitol steps 24/7 for one week. They would like to thank the Central Pennsylvania community for their support and donations, the police for their cooperation, and the press for their attention.

Read More

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Occupy Harrisburg Reaches Day 7

The steps of our capital have been occupied for one week tonight!

In defense of the 99% of Americans who are wrongfully taken advantage of by the richest 1% of Americans, Occupy Harrisburg will bring about social change through radical, peaceful protest and organization.

Join Us!

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10/20/11 – 7pm General Assembly

Occupy Harrisburg
General Assembly 10/20/2011 7:00pm
Facilitator: Chris
Stacks: Holden

—————————-

Chris: Hand signals and consensus process reviewed. Reminded people to speak in short phrases at General Assembly to effectively use the human mic.

Carl: Carl reminded the group that we are, and always will be, a non-violent movement.

Sarah: Reviewed Minutes from previous GA’s.

Mike – from M&D (Movement and Development) – M&D is working on … Read More

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10/20/11 – 2am General Assembly

Occupy Harrisburg
October 20th 2am
General Assembly Summary
Attendance: 20ish?

Dumpster diving was brought up 3 different times. I summarized the entire thing and just put it at the beginning.

Moderator: Brandon
Note taker: Brandon

—-MEETING BEGINS—-

We reviewed what has happened during the last two days GAs for anyone who missed it. DUMPSTER DIVING We dicussed Dumpster Diving again. A lot of the group was … Read More

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10/19/11 – 7pm General Assembly

Occupy Harrisburg
General Assembly October 19, 2011 7:00 pm
Facilitator – Deb, Raymond
Stacks – Mike

—————————————-

Deb – Hand Signals were reviewed

Raymond – Facilitator – Reviewed consensus voting process

Raymond reminded everyone of the smoking consensus. Smoking areas are at the ends of the steps (stairs with domes in the middle). Raymons’s personal preference is the location on the far end away from the kitchen. … Read More

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“NON-OCCUPIER ARRESTED AT OCCUPY HARRISBURG”

Contact:
717-315-5432 or 717-938-4332
occupyharrisburg@gmail.com
jeffersonpepper@aol.com

(Harrisburg, PA) October 20:

Early this morning, an individual was arrested for verbally harassing members of Occupy Harrisburg, currently in occupation on the Capitol steps.

At around 1:00 am, a member of the public who disagreed with the occupation movement verbally accosted and threatened members of Occupy Harrisburg. The police were called and an arrest was peacefully … Read More

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10/18/11 – 7PM General Assembly Notes

Occupy Harrisburg General Assembly Meeting – October 18th – Capital Steps – 7:17pm
Facilitator – Tyler
Notes – Char

Tyler – Welcome
Hand signals
Minutes from earlier meetings: October 18th: 2am & 10am
Reviewed Stacks to everyone – Limited to 3-5 minutes. & follow the process
Woody – Hospitality & Morale
• Read note from another person from the group [paraphrased]: “If … Read More

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10/17/11 – General Assembly

Occupy Harrisburg October 17th 7pm General Assembly Minutes

Moderator: Joe
Note taker: Sarah
Stacks sign-up: Dan
Stacks time keeper: Jefferson

—-MEETING BEGINS—-

Moderator Joe:
Introductions, Thanks for being here right now and occupying this space with us.

Hand signals review:

Agreement Undecided Disagreement Wrap it up Point of interest: factual Point of process Louder Block

Consensus Review: 9/10ths rule – If nine out of every ten … Read More

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10/16/11 – 7pm General Assembly

October 16th – 7:00pm General Assembly Minutes

Moderators: Tyler
Note takers: Sarah
Stacks sign-ups: Chris
Stacks time keeper: Nick

Tyler – Thank you for being here right now and occupying this space with us.
Reviews hand signals: Flier is now available at the Information Table.

Consensus: 9/10ths

Mary – Explains the new STACKS procedures: If you have something to say or announce related to the occupy … Read More

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OCCUPY HARRISBURG PREPARES TO MEET THE LEGISLATURE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“OCCUPY HARRISBURG PREPARES TO MEET THE LEGISLATURE”
Contact: Jefferson Pepper
717-315-5432 or 717-938-4332
occupyharrisburg@gmail.com
jeffersonpepper@aol.com

(Harrisburg, PA) October 16:

Occupy Harrisburg has voted to continue their occupation of the Capitol steps and will meet the PA legislature on Monday morning.

The occupation began at 12:01 am on Saturday, October 15th. In the forty-eight hours since the occupation began, … Read More

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Next General Assembly 10AM Capitol Steps 10/17

Minutes from the weekend will be posted by 2PM EST.

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10/16/11 – 2pm General Assembly

General Assembly October 16, 2011 – 2pm Minutes

Deb – Greetings and Thanks!! For the overnight effort
Mary – Review GA hand gestures, hand out available at the Information table with pictures for review

Review of 9/10s Consensus standard – if you feel this is not being followed, contact a POC and address your concerns directly with them.

Mary – intro to STACKS

If you have something to say … Read More

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10/15/11 General Assembly

Intro

Welcome and Thanks

Consensus and hand signals reviewed

Welcome and intro to groups: Raymond – POC (point of contact) for logistics Mary – POC PR Alex – Not POC for Movement and Development Dan – POC for Health and Safety Hanni – POC for Morale and Hospitality Question – how much support can be expected in the long-term? Polled the group
Options: Weekends Some part of the week … Read More

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Next General Assembly 2PM 10/16/11

Sorry for lack of updates. The next general assembly will be at 2pm

See Press Release on previous day:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
We’re Here. We’re the 99 Percent
*Occupy Harrisburg protesting at State Capitol*

Contact: Jefferson Pepper
717-315-5432 or 717-938-4332
occupyharrisburg@gmail.com
jeffersonpepper@aol.com

(Harrisburg, PA)

Occupy Harrisburg protesters have decided to continue the occupation at … Read More

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Occupy Harrisburg Begins 12:01AM State Capitol

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Flyer for Occupy Harrisburg: October 15th

Share with your friends on Facebook, or print at home and pass it along!

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Download flyer.

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10/11/11 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
*OCCUPY HARRISBURG ANNOUNCES OCCUPATION DATE*
Contact: Jefferson Pepper
717-315-5432 or 717-938-4332
occupyharrisburg@gmail.com
jeffersonpepper@aol.com

(Harrisburg, PA) October 11: The Occupy America movement has reached Harrisburg. Occupy Harrisburg will hold its first official protest Saturday.

Starting at midnight the occupiers will camp out on the Capitol steps for 24 hours. The 15th marks the beginning of the Global Day of … Read More

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10/9/11 General Assembly

Occupy Harrisburg General Assembly 10/09/2011

The meeting started promptly at 4:00 PM, approximately 150 people were in attendance. The meeting was held at Midtown Scholar in Harrisburg.

The meeting started with a vote regarding media. By consensus, the group determined that media was allowed to report on the meeting. Anyone not wishing to be seen by the media was to stay on the balcony. Not all media outlets honored the … Read More

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Meeting Minutes from Second General Assembly Posted

Occupy Harrisburg General Assembly 10/09/2011

The meeting started promptly at 4:00 PM, approximately 150 people were in attendance. The meeting was held at Midtown Scholar in Harrisburg.

The meeting started with a vote regarding media. By consensus, the group determined that media was allowed to report on the meeting. Anyone not wishing to be seen by the media was to stay on the balcony. Not all media outlets honored the … Read More

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Second General Assembly Today 4PM at Midtown Scholar

Join us in tweeting the Second General Assembly of Occupy Harrisburg, happening today at 4pm. new TWTR.Widget({ version: 2, type: ‘search’, search: ‘#occupyhbg’, interval: 60000, title: ‘#occupyhbg’, subject: ”, width: ‘auto’, height: 200, theme: { shell: { background: ‘#8ec1da’, color: ‘#ffffff’ }, tweets: { background: ‘#ffffff’, color: ‘#444444′, links: ‘#1985b5′ } }, features: { scrollbar: false, loop: false, live: true, hashtags: true, timestamp: true, avatars: true, toptweets: true, behavior: ‘all’ … Read More

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First General Assembly Tweets

Note: Minutes will be posted laterView “Occupy HBG 1st GA” on Storify

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The Youth

Occupy Everything from socially_awkwrd on Vimeo.

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NYC Livestream

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The site is basic right now. Post what you want on it. Otherwise we’ll just be having basics like meeting notes, livestreams ect

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