Occupiers Guide to Santa Barbara – Issue 1
Greetings fellow citizens! It has been an amazing 5 months of local activism in our city of Santa Barbara. Beginning in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street protests and continuing the tradition of the Greek, Spanish, and Egyptian “indignados (occupy)” movement, we have all worked tirelessly for the International struggle of justice and democracy. That said, our struggle is far from over. We are asking everyone to step up to the plate and become more active within this community and movement.
As you may have seen in the local press recently our suit against the City of Santa Barbara is strong and the arguments compelling. The City Attorney is already relinquishing all citations issued in their illegal selective enforcement rampage during the first weeks of our occupation. We encourage all citizens of Santa Barbara who believe their first amendment rights have been violated by the selective and heavy handed policies of our police department to join the lawsuit. Eight stalwart activists have spearheaded this initiative and now need your support.
- If your rights were violated during this period join the suit and attend the meeting with Attorney Joseph Allen, 4PM Thursday March 1st. Location – 131 E. Anapamu St.
- Monitor our notices and show up to support the activists during their court dates.
- Donate resources to the general fund by sending a check to The Fund for Santa Barbara with OccupySB clearly marked in the memo line.
For the latest developments and to become part of the process and community everyone is encouraged to attend the General Assemblies. There are two scheduled assemblies a week.
- Wednesday – 6PM Ayni Gallery 216 State St. (upcoming Feb. 29th)
- Saturday – 2PM De la Guerra Plaza
Much acknowledgement and appreciation to everyone who has participated and donated so much time and effort to this local grassroots movement.
- To dare: that is the whole secret of revolutions. -Antoine Saint-Just