55 Days of Occupy Philly: 11 and 12. going global

I will be posting these for each of the 55 days of Occupy Philly on Dilworth Plaza, from October 6, 2011 to November 30, the night of our eviction.

To view all posts to date, click 55 Days of Occupy Philly.


Day 11 Sick yesterday—much better today. Home early last night—watched GA live-stream. Went for a process meeting today at 4:00. Me & Alex. No one else showed up. Went to CoCo—facilitated, then came home. Watched GA again livestream–& monitored chat on the side—try to counter mis-information. Tomorrow a reading. Hope my voice is back. Expect I’ll be called on for facilitation team at GA.

10/18/11 11:04 AM Day 12
Two days ago felt quite sick. Yesterday (after a bad night—waking every 15-20 minutes to clear my nose), considerable improvement. Today—somewhat congested, but pretty much over it. Voice coming back. Leave in few minutes to confirm Friends Center for our inter-occupy meeting Thurs. at 6:00. Come home. Back for poetry reading/performance at 3:00, probably stay through the GA.

Make Glossary of Occupy Terms?

Proposal at GA: support requested from Occupy DC for a National Assembly [this turned out to be a can of worms… there were two groups claiming to be Occupy DC] –couldn’t respond in discussions cause I was on facilitation team—made announcement after proposal was over. Philly’s cross-Occupy working group taking on these same concerns. DC letter said nothing about how this was to be accomplished. Things moving so fast its hard to keep up. Occupy camps in Taipei, Tokyo, Iceland, Paris…how to build structure with so little time? Neither NY—nor DC should be World centers for this—maybe a rotating central point more consistent with horizontal power structures.

Skeleton team on facilitation. Need to extend education-outreach internally to get more peeps involved. We’re at a transition point—finding who’s in it for the long run. Why aren’t more campers involved in process? Why only Alex and me at Monday’s process meeting? Have to get there for the noon camp-site meet.
A proposal to restore noon GA—but for proposals specific to those living on the site & site conditions… We are all sanitation? No we’re not.

422 tents as of this AM. That’s nearly 1000 living on Dilworth Plaza now.



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