Monday, December 26, 2011

December 24th - Occupy Medford in the Medford Library

Occupy Medford 
Attendance:  16 people / 3 new  

Announcements / Discussions / Events / proposals 

  • Move committee meetings to public place. Nick will check with Rich at Oregon Action to see if we can use space in the Woolworth’s building on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm. Next meeting 12/28 6:00 pm. 

Sunday, December 25, 2011

December 25th - Merry Christmas

Merry Christma-hana-kwanzika!!!

Often times in Occupy we get caught up in the symbols and definitions of our culture, associating them with out of control greed, manipulation, or a number of other negative aspects of greed and corruption which we all wish to change. But! There are things we must remember!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

December 21st - Committee Minutes

As there is little time these days, please forgive us for not having these perfectly typed up with no errors. These are the minutes for the committee meeting on the 21st of December, courtesy of Angela.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

December 17th - Occupy Medford in the Library

Announcements/Open Forum
Mark: We have purchased a megaphone for just under $60.00.
Mark: Will the Chrismas Caroling be shown in the Tribune?
Ben: We sent out a press release with an edited video to local media, we’re hoping it will but aren’t sure.
Ben: I would like to repeat our caroling flash mob in the upcoming week.
Alec: Know your law session by NSWA is January 16th or 18th.
Ivand: Alen Bates is not for the single payer system and in fact has tried to keep it in the insurance companies hands. However, after a recent meeting he had a question for the Vermont Singlepayer speakers present which revealed he is for whoever speaks with him the most. This means if we contact him enough in solidarity with the single payer system  he may join our side.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

December 15th - Occupy Christmas Carols

On December 16th at 6:00 p.m., Occupy Medford went Christmas Caroling at the Rogue Valley Mall. A flash mob including 16 people sang Occupy variations of the songs Jingle Bells and It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas. The response was positive from the people who stopped for a moment to observe. After completing our 3rd round of singing Mall Security made their presence known, civilly asking us to leave.

December 10th - Occupy Medford in Alba Park

Occupy Medford
Alba Park
Minutes by - Mark Worsham

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

December 12th - Portland Port Shutdown

Civilian soldiers have again struck a blow to the stockpiles of the 1%. On December 12, 2011 nearly the entire West Coast was shut down by the forces of the 99%. Medford and Ashland sent reinforcements in the form of 12 Occupiers to Portland’s Port Shutdown.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

December 5th - Occupy Congressional District 2 Arrests

On December 5th, 2011, Occupy Medford held a rally in conjunction with the activist groups Citizens for Peace and Justice, Oregon Action, Peace House, Jobs with Justice, and Veterans for Peace. The rally was held in solidarity with all of Oregon Congressional District 2's Occupy Movements including Occupy Medford, Occupy Ashland, Occupy Bend, Occupy La Grande, Occupy Hood River, and others across Oregon.

Monday, December 5, 2011

December 5th - 7.7 Trillion from the Fed

$7.7 Trillion to Wall Street - Anything to Keep the Banksters Happy!
Saturday 3 December 2011
by: Thom Hartmann, Truthout | News Analysis (I am re-posting - Nick P)
Do you know who Elizabeth Duke is? How about Donald Kohn or Kevin Warsh? No? Well - you should. Because while Congress was debating back in 2008 whether or not to bailout banksters with a $700 billion blank check - these guys and girls were just doing it. They were funneling $7.7 trillion to Wall Street under the table - without one constituent phone call - without worrying about one election - without having to give one explanation.

Friday, December 2, 2011

November 26th - Occupy Medford in the Library

We are moving in to our second month, the coldest months yet in the Occupation. Much has been discussed and we have taken our organization to a sustainable level of organization and cooperation with our fellow organizations.