PRESENT: Alan, Mike Coburn (TM), Aaron, Vince
BUSINESS: The meeting was rather brief and informal as there were few attendees. Several items were discussed.
WEB SITES: Alan reported on the status of the web sites.
TM discussed his progress on the plug-in, and we all expressed our support for this project. Continue reading General Assembly Minutes, May 6, 2013
This article is an editorial opinion of the author. This is not an official statement of the Occupy Tacoma General Assembly.
On Tuesday, December 18, the Tacoma City Council did the right thing. They passed a resolution supporting an amendment to the United States Constitution that would overturn the infamous Citizen’s United decision. You can read that resolution by clicking here. If you don’t know what the Citizens United decision is, please click here.
This author expected the Tacoma City Council to pass a resolution opposing Citizens United. But what this author did not expect was how strong the City Council resolution would be. Continue reading Op-Ed: City Council Does the Right Thing
We have a new menu tab called Issues. If you hover over that tab, you will see three submenu items
- US Economy
- Op Ed Pieces
And if you click on one of those sub tabs, you will be taken to that area and see issues posts.
This item will have discussion on the US economy, although articles on the world economy might logically also be placed here. Right now, we have several articles submitted by TruthMerchant. One, titled Too Little, Too Late, had 2,071 views since it was posted on Sept 20, 2012 and has engendered a lot of commentary. The other was just posted a few days ago and is titled About Money.
Readers are encouraged to contribute comments or even consider submitting articles. If interested in submitting articles, please contact us here, and we will facilitate that. Continue reading Our New Menu Items
This is a request from Marilyn Kimmerling asking you to participate in a concentrated phone/email zap to petition President Obama to grant clemency for Leonard Peltier, internationally recognized as a political prisoner. You can see Marilyn’s previous article by clicking here.
PLEASE SUPPORT CLEMENCY FOR LEONARD PELTIER
NORTHWEST WHITE HOUSE PHONE AND E-MAIL ZAP, DECEMBER 9 TO 15, 2012
CALL OR EMAIL HERE
White House Comments Line – 202-456-1111; 202-456-1112
It is important to keep phone calls, e-mails, and letters going to the White House during the clemency campaign. We want to make sure it is very clear that the NorthWest supports clemency for Leonard Peltier., So we have called for a phone and e-mail Zap the week of December 9th-15th (a phone Zap is when a lot of people call around the same time). Continue reading Phone & Email Zap to Demand Clemency for Leonard Peltier
NOTE!! This page has not been reviewed by the members of Occupy Tacoma or the smaller group of members that regularly attend the General Assemblies. The post does not necessarily reflect the views of Occupy Tacoma as a group. The ideas presented here are my own presentation of the realities with which we must deal in our quest for justice in regard to the 99%. — TruthMerchant
The Fed’s latest effort at reviving the economy is called “QE3″ or “Quantitative Easing – phase 3″. This action comes too late to help the administration in the upcoming elections, but the announcement by the Fed that it will buy $40 billion in mortgage backed securities every month until the unemployment rate falls to a more acceptable level is very good news for the “producer class”. According to Seeking Alpha website, a website widely read and highly regarded by investment professionals:
The Fed said that it will purchase $40 billion of mortgage-backed debt each month until there is a significant improvement in the labor market.
Most people are not aware of the actual role of the Fed in the US economy and in the economy of the world. So I will attempt to do a “Teach In” here:
The Fed’s current “reason for existence” is to balance the value of the currency against the value of labor. (Reference here)
Continue reading Too Little, Too Late
On Sunday, September 16, which was both the Jewish New Year and Mexican Independence Day, the Occupy Tacoma General Assembly unanimously supported the Chicago Teachers Union strike. We join with hundreds of other trade unions, Occupy affiliates, individuals, and organizations all around the world in this fight for teachers’ rights, as employees, and as human beings responsible for educating our children.
Superficially, this struggle seems only to involve Chicago’s 29,000 educational workers and the children they work with.
But in reality, these teachers are a part of the 99% like the rest of us. Their opponents are our opponents. Like us, they fight against the 1% and their political servants. Chicago’s teachers are fighting our struggle because they fight for a fair deal from the 1% establishment. In so doing, they educate us all in the best sense of the word. Continue reading Occupy Tacoma’s GA Unanimously Supports Chicago Teachers!