Minutes 4-18 GA discussion

Hello,
I actually went to a GA. And took notes.
Theresa


Occupy Houston GA Wed. 04/18/2012
Discussion notes. No quorum.
In attendance:
Will
Burke
Matthew
Theresa
a bit later Alice
another young man was in and out

Discussion:
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/corporatecharterrevocation.html

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.org/occupy-for-fair-trade-not-free-trade/
Call to action flyer here: http://issuu.com/varsane/docs/call_to_action_tpp

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.
http://www.worldcantwait.net/index.php/home-mainmenu-289/7723-april-19-say-no-to-mass-incarceration

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/accepted-proposals/
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.

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