As announced today at Muskegon City Commission Special Hearing, Occupy Muskegon has made available a number of documents. related to the S. D. Warren/Sappi Property
Last night, the evening of Wednesday, December 7th, members of Occupy Muskegon attended a rally to picket the meeting of the Oakridge School Board in solidarity with the teachers of that district. These educators are facing a drastic cut in pay after the school system reversed itself, rejecting the draft contract they had already negotiated and demanding new, draconian concessions far in excess of the pay freeze the teachers had previously agreed to accept. Roughly a dozen members of Occupy Muskegon joined nearly 200 other marchers from across the Muskegon area, including contingents from the Lakeshore Education Caucus and We Are The People, in advocating for the children and teachers of Oakridge.
Following the rally, members of Occupy Muskegon attended the open meeting of the School Board. Dismayingly, the Board issued a statement to the effect that there would be no further negotiation of the proposed pay cuts, and claiming that their hands were tied by the budget cuts coming from Lansing. In response, the lead negotiator for the teachers proclaimed his exasperation and walked out of the meeting, leading a mass exodus from the audience in solidarity.
Occupy Muskegon did not depart quietly. As they were leaving, Media Workgroup chair David Nye threw down a gauntlet: "If it is true that there can be no further negotiation here, that everything has to go back to Lansing, I challenge the Board to join us in protesting at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, at a future date and time to be determined."
Occupy Muskegon will announce further details relating to this challenge as soon as they become available.
The U.S. Senate is considering the unthinkable: changing detention laws to imprison people — including Americans living in the United States itself — indefinitely and without charge. The Defense Authorization bill — a "must-pass" piece of legislation — is headed to the Senate floor with troubling provisions that would give the President — and all future presidents — the authority to indefinitely imprison people, without charge or trial, both abroad and inside the United States.
Urge your Senators to oppose sections 1031 and 1032 of the Defense Authorization bill!
Call Your Senators Now. Capitol Switchboard: 202 224 3121
Ask for your Senators Tell them to Oppose S 1867 S1867 is up for vote in US Senate on Monday. Call your Senators now regarding the National Defense Authorization Bill. Oppose this bill. ... Object to Section 1031, which we are told will empower the military to intern Americans without trial. To S.C. Citizens: Reports are that Senator Lindsay Graham supports this tyrannical effort. By all means, let him hear from you.
Now we are keeping track of our General Assembly minutes and they can be viewed on the left menu bar. They come in three formats , PDF , Word Document 2000 , and HTML so everyone should be able to view them.
When ever we have a live streamed event this is where you can go to watch the action LIVE! We also have recorded backups so you can watch the events AFTER they have happened also.
USTREAM Live Stream can be reached [ here ]
This is the new Occupy Muskegon website! There are going to be many updates, so while the design will stay the same, the content will almost always be changing. The tech team is currently adding minutes of General Assemblies along with links to live streams of various other Occupy groups across the nation. Please be patient as the updates take time but will be completed as quickly as possible.