I actually went to a GA. And took notes.
Occupy Houston GA Wed. 04/18/2012
Discussion notes. No quorum.
a bit later Alice
another young man was in and out
ACTION TO REVOKE CORPORATE CHARTERS
Burke: In 1998, the National Lawyers Guild in California took action to revoke Unocal’s charter.
Details here: http://www.feinstein.org/own/
Burke is a lawyer and would like to get a similar action started here with corporations chartered in Texas.
The action by the NLG of CA generated a lot of negative press for Unocal at the time.
ACTION AGAINST THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT
Matthew: Occupy Texas is asking for support from the 99% against the TTP such as protesting the meeting in Dallas on May 8 – 16, 2012. TTP agreement includes off-shoring jobs, weak labor laws and monopolizing Intellectual Property provisions. TTP details here:http://www.peoplesworld.
Call to action flyer here: http://issuu.com/varsane/docs/
OCCUPY THE GARDEN
Theresa: Restart the Sustainability Group as Occupy the Gardens and use the bins from the encampment to make container gardens. Use this container garden skillshare as a gateway drug to more container gardens, community gardens, guerrilla gardens, yard-share gardens and permaculture design teach-ins all the while sticking it to Monsanto. Chatted with Nick of FNB about it after GA. Will follow up.
Alice arrived later with info on:
PROTEST MASS INCARCERATIONS for tomorrow April 19, 2012
3:30 pm—Convergence, intersection of Cleburne and Tierwester, March to Houston Police substation.
MAY DAY MAY 1st ACTIONS
Occupy Houston passed a proposal to be involved with the Unioin/workers May Day actions and the 99% Spring.
See proposal here: http://occupyhouston.org/
Plan is to conduct actions throughout the day and then go to the march organized by Houston Unido to start at Renwick and Bellaire at 6:30 pm which ends at Burnett Bayland Park.
Day Brigade planning meeting will be 04/19/2012 at 7:00pm in front of the Downtown Library.