Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The future of Occupy is coming January 17th 2012

January 17th 2012 is Occupy Congress and then along with that is the first meeting of "The Peoples Congress" Where we will be uniting Occupy movements from around the country through complete democracy. It's going to be amazing. Bringing everyone together leaderless but with one voice. It will bring Occupy to a national stage where we can start to make the change we can all see is needed. I think so far on the list of topics for the first national GA are demands to our federal government for House & Senate term limits of 6 years and the reinstatement of The Glass - Steagall Act. I'm not sure if anything else has shown as much universal appeal as those two demands. I am pretty sure that getting getting rid of Corporate Personhood is going to end up in there along with some kind of reform on legal campaign contributions but I haven't heard for sure yet.

To be clear all issues, demands and really any decision The Peoples Congress makes will be by majority decision of the unified Occupy movements. All Occupy movements are welcome to participate. All of The Peoples Congress GA's will be Live Streamed or Ustreamed so "Facilitators" from each participating occupy can watch and know what we are bringing up for a national vote. Honestly our hope is to unify and give more power and growth to the Occupy Movement, not to take any focus away for the local Occupies that are badly needed in their own individual communities. In fact we believe this will add strength and support for each local Occupy involved when the public see's that WE the people can come together and make a real difference.

Our website http://thepeoplescongress.info/ that is currently under construction will be an open format so that all propositions may be debated and fully argued and researched. Each Occupy that chooses to participate in the peoples congress will have a vote on the topics of national importance. This will give us national cohesion when it comes to real change that we all agree is needed on a federal level. When a topic comes up for vote it will need a two thirds majority to pass. No one person can change or determine any decision made by The Peoples Congress. Each participating Occupy movement must bring the topic to vote at their own local GA and agree prior to casting their vote to the congress.

To qualify as a participating local Occupy movement you must have at least 100 local supporters and a minimum of 20 voters at your local GA to vote on a topic in order for your vote to count in The Peoples Congress. For larger Occupations you may set your rules as you see fit. We are only require minimums to keep nefarious individuals from attempting to sabotage the process.

We think uniting the different occupy movements is going to be the only way we can make true change on a federal level. Plus we think it will encourage everyone to learn why things have become so messed up in this country. Education is a real problem when it comes to the general American public. Most people don't understand why or how our economy ended up in the state it's in. Sorry I know I am rambling. I just really feel like we are on the precipice of change and if we can do it with reform we should try before revolution becomes the peoples bloody answer for the corruption that is our government.

To be clear the demands we decide on A. are not for us to go away if met because we fully intend on occupy being at the very least a major power for the people to speak their voice now and forever. B. are going to be brought up for a vote as people and different occupies present them. In no way will we allow the peoples congress to take power or influence away from any local occupy. This idea is to empower the movement not divide or hurt it in anyway. Being leaderless is our strength!

Transparency is also one of our true key points. Every process from the way topics are brought up to be voted on to every cent collected in donations or spent for anything will be public and displayed on the website. Also no money donated to The Peoples Congress will be spent without first being voted upon nationally. It is our dream to have a national legal fund for the defense of our constitutional rights as well but these are hopes and dreams that are far down the road.

What we need right now is support! We have and are contacting people in as many Occupies as possible but you can help too! Notify everyone you know. Spread the message via twitter and facebook. Bring it up at your local GA. If you don't have a local Occupy movement start one! You don't have to Occupy a public park or live in a tent to be a supporter. Just having a presence in you community is enough. This is America and for the first time since our founding fathers started this democracy we intend on EVERY vote to count and the people to truly be heard!

If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail me.

Friday, December 9, 2011

The Peoples Congress

As I said in my previous post, I have been tasked with finding facilitators from as many Occupy Movements as I can to help plan Occupy Congress this January 17th. If anyone would like to volunteer to come and do teach ins, entertainment, plan actions, catering or well anything to help it would be greatly appreciated. You can e-mail me and we can go from there.

I would also like to ask all occupations nation wide to be a part of "The Peoples Congress". Much like what the United States Congress is supposed to do for us but is too corrupt and is failing at, this The Peoples Congress would do. Every important decision that we would make from what to spend donations on to what demands we will make would be relayed via your occupations facilitator to your occupation where it would be brought up in your GA. You would vote on the proposition and then your facilitator would relay your occupations decision via a vote in The Peoples Congress.

While all the details haven't been completely ironed out yet, I think you can get the idea. It will be completely democratic and fair. No special intrusts or corporate influences. It's as fair and clear as it can be. I am sure we will have more details on this coming soon but I am trying to pass the info on as best I can as quickly as possible. If you have any questions or would like to have your occupation represented in The Peoples Congress please e-mail me here.

More updates to come!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

US Gov. plans to block cell signals at Occupy Movements

I have seen many reports that our government plans to and has already in some cases block cellphone signals during moments of civil unrest i.e. Occupy protests. We know that the S.F.P.D. B.A.R.T. unit blocked cellphone access during a protest on August 11th 2011 in an attempt to keep protestors from calling friends for help. There was also a two hour outage during the Occupy N17 march. This may have been done in an attempt to try and stop live streaming video during violent arrests but we don't know. What we do know is as of right now the F.C.C. says blocking cell phone signals is illegal yet in at least one case we know the police have already done it.

The question now is what can we do to counter act if the police decide to do it again? Well one thing we could do is jam their communications right back. You don't believe me? Well take a look at this. By now I am sure we have all heard about the plan to Occupy Congress on January 17th 2012. So I did a little digging and in less than 20min I found the radio frequencies for all emergency departments in the District of Columbia and found out some interesting information. It seems that all the law enforcement agencies communicate on a small band of frequencies. Some of which are open to eavesdropping and the ones that aren't operate in P25 mode and are encrypted. The problem with P25 mode is that it's "highly vulnerable to jamming and unauthorized decryption".

I figure if a motivated individual or group of individuals wanted to listen in or jam the local and federal law enforcement during the January 17th action, all they would have to do is go to a website out of say China maybe and for the right price they could get everything they would need. To be clear I am not saying anyone should do anything like this I am just saying we could if we so desired. Now I am no lawyer but I would bet doing such a thing is illegal but than again so is blocking cellphone signals and as I have shown it didn't stop them.

Just sayin...

Monday, December 5, 2011

A letter to all Occupations in the US.

I would like to propose that Occupy demand two things.

1st I would like us to demand that all elected offices held on a federal level be subject to term limits of no more than 6 years in the congress/senate and as is already the case 8 years in the presidency. This would ensure that no company could buy enough seats in the House or Senate long enough to get any unfair laws passed to benefit them.

2nd I would like us to demand the Glass - Steagall Act reinstated to it's original form. (Please see the link I added for information on the Glass - Steagall Act.)

I realize I may not be right there with you but I think both of these demands are reasonable and contribute directly to why our nation is in such hard economic times. We as a country need to come together on demands if we ever hope to make things right again. I hope you will consider these demands. I will be presenting them to GA's across the country and I hope they will agree on them as well. We are the 99%!

Thank you for your time.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Largest Occupy Protest Planned #OccupyCongress #J17

Okay so as I have been asking for since the beginning of the Occupy Movement, we are going to Occupy Congress! I think it's important to show Congress who's country this is and who they represent! So I know on January 17th I will be in Washington DC with my cameras rolling practicing my 1st amendment rights! Where will you be? This is the largest protest we have planned yet! So pass this info on to everyone you know.

This is our country and it's time we take it back! This is the most important thing you will most likely ever do. Be a part of change! Stand up and act before it's too late! Our government has been working hard to stop us from being able to point out their short comings. They are passing laws that allow them to lock anyone up who speaks out against them and their corruption. Help us fix this country we call home! 

We are the land of the free.
We are the home of the brave.
Let's act like it!

If you can help with webpage design, legal advise, event planning, logistics, media, or just would like to help please send an e-mail.

This plan is still in the basic stages but it's going to be huge! Please spread the word to everyone you know!

I have been asked to find a representative from every Occupy Movement I can to help with the planing and implementation of the upcoming Occupy Congress movement on January 17th 2012. Please send me a message and let me know if you have someone who would be willing to be your representative please e-mail me here.

Thank You
More info to come soon!

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