Feb 192012

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Subject: Tomorrow: Plan mtg.for occupy fundraiser 7pm reminder
From: mfso-oc

Just a reminder that we are having a short meeting tomorrow night, ( Monday) 2/20) 7PMat Carrow’s Restaurant in HB to get rolling on our plans to raise funds for Occupy LB, OC and Santa Ana

Carrow’s is right off the 405 and Magnolia and Warner. 16931 Magnolia Street, Huntington Beach see you at 7PM

Pat Alviso & Jeff Merrick

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 Posted by at 3:23 pm
Feb 012012

Dear Orange County

This Saturday, February 4th, a Day of Action against War with Iran will help send an important message that we don’t want and can’t afford more war! take action in your community and mobilize against this escalating conflict. Actions are already planned around the country, please join an event already planned(list here) or organize your own action! This call is initiated by World Can’t Wait, part of the UFPJ national network!

There are several reasons to oppose a war or military strike with Iran, the main being we do not need another Iraq! Yet the U.S. has already begun harsh economic sanctions that will destroy the Iranian economy, and the lives of millions of Iranians through depriving them of food, medicine and electricity.The crash of U.S. surveillance drone are flying over Iran, is a violation of its sovereignty and something not to be taken lightly. 3 U.S. carrier groups are right off Iran’s shore. We are building up for a potential strike!

Take Action Here!

Will we allow another U.S. war based on lies? No!

No War With Iran! No Sanactions on Iran! No Intervention in Iran!

Visible street protests and other events and outreach will happen in many places, including around the world: in Ireland at Shannon Air Base (forward base for NATO); in London; in Dacca, Bangaldesh; in Calcutta and other cities in India. Will you take action in your city?

Michael McPhearson
UFPJ National Coordinator

 Posted by at 5:47 pm
Jan 242012
Passing this on to all of you in case any of you are interested in attending
the Seal Beach Senior Patriots Against War (SPAW) peace vigil in front of
Leisure World tomorrow afternoon (Weds. Jan. 25th) at 5PM to honor Phyllis

Phyllis was a truly amazing woman... a true patriot and a fierce peace
activist.  I admired and respected her very much.  I love the way SPAW will
be honoring her in this manner.

Kathy (Code Pink OC)

—–Original Message—–
From: Stevin Cohen
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 7:18 PM
Subject: Phyllis Solomon

Dear Senior Patriots, It is with extreme sadness that I convey to you that the heart and soul of the Senior Patriots Against The War, Phyllis Solomon, died this morning. Those of us who knew Phyllis, and the heroic sacrifice she made toward making this a more peaceful planet, can honor her best by participating in our demonstration tomorrow, (Wednesday) in front of the Main Gate at 5:00 PM. In my opinion, there could be no finer tribute to this indominal force, now silenced, Phyllis Solomon.

 Posted by at 10:10 pm
Dec 282011
Email Sent from Peter Thottam:
Join with Occupy The Rose Parade in Pasadena 
Sunday, January 1st & Monday, January 2nd
In accordance with their long history of allowing protest, Rose Parade & Pasadena officials have authorized the Occupy the Rose Parade movement to march at the end of the parade, after all the floats have passed & the phalanx of police cars moves through, but while the crowd is still in place. “ Occupy activists are training at least 40 volunteers, outfitted in brightly colored vests, to talk to marchers and urge them to remain calm.
There are Four Phases of Activities Scheduled:
Phase 1: Sunday, January 1st, 3:00 PM-6:00 PM
New Year’s Day People’s Summit: Forum on Economic & Social Justice & Celebration of A New Era
Location: ALL SAINTS CHURCH in PASADENA132 North Euclid – on the West Lawn of the church, directly across from the East Steps of Pasadena’s City Hall.
What It Is: This three hour event combines a Teach In style forum on the topics of (1) The U.S. Foreclosure crisis, (2) Corporations aren’t People (Corporate Personhood issue), and (3) The Return to Publicly Funded elections with a family friendly celebration featuring music, poetry and art.
The primary coordinator and media/public relations contact for Phase 1 is Pasadena performance artist & activist Daniel Niswander. He can be reached at:  or: 323-640-1805. Live performance (music, poetry, etc.) and art display submissions for Phase 1 should be sent to Fernando Garces and you can reach him at:  or: 310-722-5701.
Phase 2: January 2nd, 7:00 AM-11:00 AM  
If you are interested in this outreach phase, please contact Mark Lipman and/or Antonieta Villamil below. Activists between the Norton Simon Museum and Pasadena City Hall will continue to engage in outreach/Signage displays & Lit distribution on-site along Colorado Blvd with a particular focus on large banners.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING AND JOINING IN PHASE 2 — Please immediately contact Matt or Antonieta below for banner/sign “team” sign-ups, strategy/planning mtgs & logistics.
Mark Lipman: or phone: 323-515-3713 or Antonieta Villamil: or phone: 310-747-4342
Phase 3: Monday, January 2nd, 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM at Singer Park – THE  “OCCUPY HUMAN FLOAT” IS THE MAIN EVENT!
Sign assemblage starts at 7:00 AM and continues to 9:00 AM on-site in Pasadena’s Singer Park (1 block east of Orange Grove (by intersection of St. John’s and California Avenue – about 6 blocks due South of the central Norton Simon location). We will gather for assemblage of Occupy’s 5 part “Human Float” float#44 / #99. We march to join the parade procession at 9:30 am. Organizers will have 500 + flags available to those who arrive on-site first as well as several hundred Occupy T-Shirts. Again, first come get the available flags/t-shirts. JOIN US.
Coordinators – Activist David Cutter:  or phone: (626) 260-1615)
British Artists Janet & Matt Driggs:  or via phone: (213) 300-1421
Phase 4: Monday, January 2nd, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM – Media Outreach & Occupy Press Conference.
At the West Side of Pasadena City Hall – 100 North Garfield Avenue, Pasadena
Cindy Sheehan & Marcy Winograd will speak regarding the relationship between the Military-Industrial-Congressional complex and the Fortune 500 & Wall Street Banks. A separate Occupy Music Concert with Michelle Shocked & others will follow with an end celebratory party at the local Yard House Restaurant (2 blocks from Pasadena City Hall).
How to Get There:
Parking for the Rose Parade in Pasadena is impossible! I advise using the MTA Gold Line light rail. Fare is $1.50 each way ($.55 for seniors and handicapped). MTA recommends you buy a day pass to avoid the line coming back – $5.00 ($1.80 for seniors and handicapped). Trains depart every 6 minutes starting at 5:42 am. Parking at Union Station is $6.00 for all day. Get to Union Station the best way you can.
Get off at:
*Fillmore Station for the Singer Park Sign assemblage for the OWS “Human Float” and the “We are the 99%” float.
*Del Mar Station for activities between the Norton Simon Museum and Pasadena City Hall and for watching the Rose Parade
*Memorial Park Station for City Hall activities
For MTA Customer Information Agents call 323.GO.METRO (323) 466-3876
Link to Recent LA Times coverage of Occupy the Rose Parade:,0,7810364.story
Link to Occupy the Rose Parade web site: 
KEY FACTS : 1 million will be in attendance at the Rose Parade in Pasadena. 50 million will be watching throughout the USA with another 200 million watching globally via live TV circuits and thousands of on-site reporters & cameras. KTLA, NBC and ABC will cover live (esp. the corner by Orange Grove & the Norton Simon museum — where ‘The Rose’ is). See the giant blowup map onsite at OccupyLA’s Southside City Hall steps (near ‘The Box’/media bulletin board).

Why the Rose Parade? Simple. The Rose Parade has become far too militarized (see, for example, this coming year’s Jan 2012 Grand Marshall, J.R. Martinez– an Iraq war soldier) and far too corporatized with major banks & financial institutions increasingly undwriting many of the floats. Please note we have no criticism of Mr. Martinez himself — only of the growing militarization and corporatization of U.S. politics & popular culture. Tens of thousands will converge to protest the complete breakdown of U.S. Justice & Wall Street’s revolving door and the 1%’s de facto control & takeover of America’s political, cultural & economic systems. I.e., the corporate takeover of public spaces & events such as the Pasadena Rose Parade.

We are a two day affinity project of the international “Occupy Wall Street” movement . Please share the site with other 99%ers via Facebook, Twitter or other social media platforms.

Reminder : Tomorrow (Tuesday at 12:00 Noon) : Phase 1 & Phase 3 teams meet concurrently at Singer Park (Location: Singer Park is in Pasadena, by California & St. John’s; i.e. 8 blocks due south from Norton Simon museum). 
Note: Phase 2 team (Mark/Antonieta are coordinators) meets at 2 pm.   Contact info for all phase coordinators on the OTRP website and the below Schedule/Map pdf.
Updated website –> 
Please also ‘Like’ our Facebook page:

We are striving for 4,000 national & international occupiers converging at Pasadena’s Norton Simon (by Orange Grove Blvd & Colorado Blvd) from Dec. 31, 2011 to 2 pm, Jan. 2, 2012. Further details at website and via listserve.

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 Posted by at 10:56 am