For Immediate Release
From Occupy Baltimore
May 14, 2012
The G8 retreated from Chicago to avoid the world-wide attention that the G99 protestors would bring. Despite claiming to be “Democratic” these leaders’ secretive actions are anything but. They are occupying the secluded and highly protected Camp David, making decisions without input from the people. The demand for change is more crucial now than ever. The world is in one of the worst economic crises in memory. Our food, courtesy of Monsanto, is toxic. People are starving, we are on the precipice of war, and corporations control our own and emerging economies, energy sources, the rapid destruction of the climate and so much more. The members of the 1% summit can take steps to fix these problems immediately and the 99% asks them to do so.
Occupy Baltimore will be in Thurmont for the G99. We will stand as witnesses to the present, reminders of the past and light the way into the future. We represent all of the people whose voices have been silenced. We offer the counter-narrative, the one written by the people. We will not disappear no matter how far these leaders run or how many obstacles they place in our way. We demand global justice and transparency. With peaceful, non-violent protests, Occupy Baltimore will occupy the G99 with our hearts, our bodies, and our most fervent desire for a better world.
We will protest from 8 a.m. to sundown on Friday, March 18th and Saturday, March 19th. We invite all people to join us
To learn more about Occupy Baltimore’s activities in Thurmont visit: http://on.fb.me/Jqerov.
To contact us via email: email@example.com
Additional information about Occupying Thurmont can be found at: www.occupyg8thurmont.net
-1st official meeting in new School of Occupy meeting space
-Take better notes, take notes often
-Post minutes from 2/7 on main Occupy Baltimore site; after online redundancies are in place
Long Term Goals
-Have weekly Day & Night Meeting
-Research lots for ownership, to occupy. Refer to professors for details. *TABLED*-Approach D.A. (District Attorney) about promoting/supporting progressive legal system reforms.
-Talk to major schools & try to convince them to pledge to freeze tuition; produce report based on findings.
-Attempt to attend Inter-collegiate Occupy meeting.
End Corporate Rule. Legalize Democracy!
Move to Amend
(Go to movetoamend.org and sign their petition)
We the People, Not We the Corporations
On January 21, 2010, with its ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are persons, entitled by the U.S. Constitution to buy elections and run our government. Human beings are people; corporations are legal fictions.
We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.
The Supreme Court is misguided in principle, and wrong on the law. In a democracy, the people rule. We Move to Amend.
January 20, 2012: Move to Amend Occupies the Courts!
Inspired by our friends at Occupy Wall Street, and Dr. Cornel West, Move To Amend is planning bold action to mark the second anniversary of the infamous Citizens United v. FEC decision!
Occupy the Courts will be a one day occupation of Federal courthouses across the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Friday January 20, 2012.
Corporations are NOT people!
Money is NOT Speech!
Join us Friday, January 20, 2012 at a Federal Court building near you!