On Wednesday, November 2nd, at 8pm, the Learning Tent @ Occupy Seattle will be officially opening its tent flaps.
Join us to break-in the space!
With the Tent Grand Opening, we are launching a book and supply drive to stock the learning tent! Please bring books, art supplies, paper, writing utensils, lamps and lanterns, a study table, waterproof crates, and other office supplies down to Occupy (at SCCC) this Wednesday, or in the following few days, so that we can build a fully functional learning space.
Dreams for the learning tent are big. The space will operate as a library and classroom, as well as a study and artistic area. We will have a class proposal wall, for anyone and everyone to propose and offer classes, as well as a running schedule of workshops being offered.
Please contact occupyseattleed at gmail.com for offers of support and general inquiries! Continue reading
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If you have been arrested:
1) Go to the Municipal Court website and choose ‘Online Services.’
2) Click on “Defendant” on the Menu bar on the left, and see if they have a court date scheduled. 3) The service also shows charges, events and obligations (e.g., bail) in the court case.
Here is a link directly to that page:
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For discussion forums online:
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We are the 99% and our task is to unify the 99%. Unfortunately, we live in a society that is racist, sexist, classist, homophobic, and ridden with various other interconnected forms of repression.
As the Occupy Seattle community, we will consciously and urgently work on dismantling these systems of oppression in our movement. We are working on creating a comm unity where everyone’s autonomy is respected, protected, and treated equally. We all have different levels of privilege that we strive to acknowledge and educate ourselves about, in order to ensure that these privileges are not used to oppress others. We want to have an inclusive atmosphere of ideas in which we do not police each others’ thoughts, but we have absolutely no tolerance for oppressive or intimidating words or actions.
We do not accept any of the following in our community:
■ White supremacy (racism against people of color)
■ Patriarchy (sexism)
■ Ageism (oppression against youth and/or elders)
■ Heterosexism (oppression against LGBTQ people)
■ Anti-Arab sentiment (or Islamophobia)
■ Anti-Jewish sentiment
■ Religious intolerance or intolerance of non-religious people
■ Class oppression (classism)
■ Cultural intolerance
■ Oppression based on immigration status
■ Oppression based on experiences with the justice system
■ Disregard for indigenous autonomy
■ Oppression based on appearance or size
■ The following behaviors are also unacceptable:
■ Representing the Occupy Seattle movement to the media or to any other entity without approval of the general assembly
■ Negotiating with the police or the City without approval of the general assembly
■ Instigation of violence in all its forms, explicit or implicit, whether physical, emotional, sexual, verbal, written, graphical, or through indirect means such as calling the police on another person when one is not in imminent physical danger
Any violation of these principles will be dealt with through a community accountability process, to be described in a future Accountability Working Group proposal
General Assemblies are at 7:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the foreseeable future.
Please join us tonight for the General Assembly at Westlake at 7:30pm.
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Julie C – 425-223-7787
Araless – 206-226-2491
Dan Bash – 206-619-8956
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Website – www.hiphopoccupies.com
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Phone – 206-948-4548
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On the City of Seattle’s website they have posted their rules for our occupation of Westlake and City Hall, as of 10/08 it is as follows:
The City of Seattle supports the free speech rights of individuals and groups. We are also committed to protecting the public and providing for other legitimate uses of city property.
- Use of the Park shall comply with all City, County, State and Federal laws and rules.
- Westlake Park is to remain open to the public and no exclusive use is allowed.
- Persons may not block off public access to any portion of the park. All park pathways, walkways, stairwells and access ways must remain open all times.
- Similarly, persons may not block public access to any private property adjacent to the park.
- It is illegal to camp in public parks in the City of Seattle. The mayor has made City Hall Plaza available for sleeping in tents between the hours of 8:00 pm and 7:00 am.
- One Informational and/or First Aid Canopy will be allowed, subject to reasonable restrictions on size and location. All equipment should be set up in the south end of the park.
- No other tents or structures are allowed.
- Climbing in or hanging materials from trees within the park is not permitted.
- Seattle Parks and Recreation staff will need access to the park for general maintenance and cleaning from approximately 7:00 pm to 10:00 am daily.
- Other permitted events are scheduled to occur in the north end of the park. Occupy Seattle should not interfere with these events, and should remain south of the tree line when other events are ongoing.
- Dispose of all trash properly. Follow all City recycling rules.
- Alcoholic beverages may not be kept or consumed in the park.
- Amplified sound is permitted for speeches and announcements between 9:00 am and 10:00 pm only. Comply with relevant City noise rules, at http://clerk.ci.seattle.wa.us/~public/toc/25-08.htm
CITY HALL PLAZA:
- Use of City Hall Plaza will comply with all City, County, State and Federal laws and rules.
- The City is making City Hall Plaza available for those demonstrators who wish to stay overnight, with reasonable restrictions on the use of tents to allow free public use of the plaza during the day.
- Two portable toilets will be available on the Plaza for use between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m.
- Tents may be set up on the Lower Plaza only on the Fourth Avenue side of City Hall, from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.
- Demonstrators will remove all structures including tents, tables, furniture, personal articles, etc., and are responsible for returning the area to its original condition by 7 a.m. each day.
- Demonstrations in other areas are prohibited.
- No amplification may be used.
- The interior of City Hall is closed to the public from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m., except for scheduled events.
- Fires (including open fires, stoves, fireplaces or any other heating devices) are prohibited.
- Demonstrators will not interfere with the operation of the Homeless Shelter located in the City Hall Red Room, nor will they interfere with anybody entering or leaving the building.
IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION:
Seattle Parks Department: (206) 982-4583
Seattle Police Department: 911 (if emergency) or (206) 625-5011 (non-emergency)
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