Here are matters that concern our very own version of Occupy Wall Street : Occupy San Diego – going since October 7, 2011.
90% of Calls and emails to Mayor Sanders Support OccupySD
At the City Beat, Dave Maass reports:
Of the 877 emails and phone calls regarding Occupy received by the Mayor’s office, 90 percent have supported the movement.
This is great – as the OB Rag and others solicited support for the occupiers with a call for people to telephone or email the Mayor’s office. Maass doesn’t say over what period of time these emails and calls came in, but we’re smiling like a Cheshire cat. Sanders should start chanting “You are the 90 per cent!”
Local College Campuses Hold Occupy Rallies
Several campuses of local colleges held support rallies for Occupy San Diego and faculty pay issues recently, on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 8th and 9th. On the 8th, over one hundred students and faculty rallied at UCSD. The California Faculty Association organized marches at San Diego State University and California State University San Marcos. At SDSU and the CSU campuses Wednesday, the faculty union was joined by members of ReFund California Coalition, an outgrowth of the Occupy movement.
Occupy San Diego makes the cover of The Nation magazine
With the cover title screaming in huge, bold letters, “Wall Street Invented Class Warfare” , the Nation magazine – the country’s oldest progressive mag – listed 20 or so “occupy” cities, including “Occupy San Diego”. Whoo-hoo!
Injunction Against City and Police to Be Filed on Monday, Nov. 13th
Friday, Nov. 11th
According to earlier reports, Occupy San Diego lawyers will be filing their application for a Temporary Restraining Order against the City of San Diego and the Police Department, in an effort to have a court inhibit the confiscation of property and arrests of demonstrators at the Civic Center Plaza. The City / Police appear to be both arbitrarily and unconstitutionally enforcing municipal statutes in attempts to discourage our local occupy movement. Attorney Bryan Pease held a press conference earlier this week and pledged to file the papers on Monday
Unconfirmed Report that “Anonymous” Took Over Occupy SD’s Facebook Page
On Tuesday, Nov. 8th, local Fox News Channel 5 reported:
SAN DIEGO – The international hacking group “Anonymous” apparently took over the Occupy San Diego Facebook page Tuesday bringing attention to the group’s weakness – infighting.
“We are Anonymous. We find censorship almost as disgusting as inaction. You are guilty of both. Thanks for playing,” the message said on the Occupy San Diego page.
Responses varied among the people who ‘liked’ the social media community page.
“I am an occupy supporter, but affiliation with Anonymous does not bolster my confidence. That is all,” Matthew Isom posted.
Some messages were favorable for the attention Anonymous was giving to their group. According to some Facebook fans, the person(s) who administered the Occupy San Diego page had been censoring messages and videos postings. The fans said the censorship was exactly opposite of what their movement was all about.
“This really gets at what my problems with OSD and all Occupy movements are. Thanks to whoever posted this status, we need to call out mistakes in movements that claim to represent all of us,” Cinthya Martinez Perez posted.
“I could be wrong as I’m not a member of Anonymous, but anonymous isn’t against the movement (or any of the other occupies). This is not against the members of Occupy San Diego. This is against the self-appointed organizers and moderators,” Mat Walker posted.
Jennie M [also made a comment] ….
“Hey anon, we don’t accept people telling others to burn down the Civic Center. We are peaceful and refuse to let other citizens believe that VIOLENCE is involved in our tactics.”
Carl DeMaio Called Out by San Diego Occupier On His 2010 Call for Homeless to Take Over Civic Center Plaza
OccupySD activist Martha Sullivan, in a guest piece at San Diego Politico, called out Councilman Carl DeMaio for his hypocrisy towards the homeless and Occupy San Diego. Here is her post:
If SD City Councilmember Carl DeMaio is so worried about homeless people disrupting business for the Coffee Cart & Hot Dog stands at the City Concourse, then why did he put out this release last year stating that a temporary homeless shelter should be set up AT the Civic Center (!!!) so that City Leaders “would not forget” that we need to do something to provide a solution for the homeless in San Diego. (I think we would AGREE with DeMaio about the urgency of providing a solution for homelessness, but why the sudden change of heart now that some homeless people are occupying the City Concource for POLITICAL reasons?)
The news release in question (and in the link above) is entitled: “DeMaio Compromise Proposal to Locate Temporary Homeless Shelter in City Concourse Approved”.