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Humboldt State Students Formally Declare Support for Occupy Humboldt

[Press Release from Occupy Humboldt]

Arcata, Calif. – One month into the Occupation of Wall Street and just over two weeks into the Occupation at HSU, Occupy Humboldt has received formal support from the Associated Students of Humboldt State University.

On Oct. 17, the Associated Students passed a resolution to support the continued presence of Occupy Humboldt on campus for the duration of the movement.

Resolution No. 2011-12-3, authored by students Brandon Durr and Emily Adams, formally addressed the presence of the Occupiers on campus. The five resolutions in the legal document recognize the Constitutional rights of the Occupiers to “peacefully assemble in a public space.” They also call on the campus administration to allow Occupiers to suspend University Code Rules and Regulation 5100, officially allowing Occupiers to sleep and camp at the site. The resolution passed the council with just one dissent and one abstention.

The resolution declares that the Occupation is in line with the university’s published set of Core Values, which states, in part: “We prepare students to take on the commitments of critical inquiry, social responsibility and civic engagement necessary to meet the challenges of the 21st century.”

And, in fact, occupiers have shown their ability to “take on the commitments” of such inquiry 24-hours-a-day, despite those challenges.

“Occupy Humboldt provides students with a means to achieve these ends by providing an inclusive public forum through which students deliberate on contemporary social challenges,” the resolution says.

And the Associated Students are not the only organization showing support for Occupy Humboldt and the growing global Occupation, which began Sept. 17. A petition, drafted by Occupy Humboldt to show public support of its continued presence, garnered nearly 400 signatures from students and community members in less than two weeks.

Additionally, a Facebook post by The Green Party of Humboldt County on Occupy Humboldt’s wall voiced the party’s support for the movement. “The Green Party of the United States supports the peaceful actions of #OccupyHumboldt, Occupy Arcata, Occupy Eureka, and all patriots standing up for democracy and equality on this historic day of global protest. Three cheers for thoughtful and principled political action!”

While the Occupiers appreciate the support, they are not officially affiliated with any political parties.

On a national scale, other groups and organizations are calling for similar recognition of Occupiers’ Constitutional rights. A statement from the Center for Constitutional Rights reads, “[Occupy Wall Street] shows the power of dissent, a power and a right that law enforcement has long sought to criminalize and repress…”

As support for Occupations worldwide continues to grow, Occupy Humboldt plans to continue its events, activities and community building opportunities.

This week’s events include a live interview of Occupy Humboldt by HSU Journalism professor Marcy Burstiner. The interview will air on KHSU’s “Thursday Night Talk,” at 7 p.m., followed by a live fire show on the UC Quad by the Humboldt Circus at 7:47 p.m, and an Artful Activism workshop at the Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT) on Oct. 21 from 4-7 p.m.

The upcoming week’s events include a screening of the film “The Art of Flight” in partnership with the campus snowboarding club at the UC Quad on Oct. 24 at 8:30 p.m. and the Harvest Fest celebration at CCAT on Oct. 27 from 5-10 p.m.

As always, there will be an OccuParty on the UC Quad on Sunday, starting at noon, and a General Assembly every evening at 7 p.m., which is open to any who wish to attend. This is your protest; join the party.

Peace & Solidarity
Occupy Humboldt
www.occupyhumboldt.org

  1. October 20, 2011 at 6:45 am

    Root cause of this movement is the premise that Interest grows on trees much like the printing of Principal that’s been heavily borrowed; debt has always been a contract of impossible performance, and so we protest.

  2. Ben
    October 20, 2011 at 7:06 am

    What?

  3. Anonymous
    October 20, 2011 at 9:21 am

    HSU. An example of the collapse of critical thinking in our higher institutions. I guess “higher ed” means too stoned to think rationally.

  4. High Finance
    October 20, 2011 at 9:22 am

    wow, what a surprise i am just overwhelmed with the national and worldwide implications of this announcement

    i am sure that the government is now about to fall, this will be the key

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  5. SNaFU
    October 20, 2011 at 9:33 am

    FYI: You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.

  6. Mitch
    October 20, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Hi Fi,

    You don’t remember 18, do you?

    It gladdens my heart that students once again can see the harm that is being done by the “people in charge,” and are willing to speak out against it. Thanks, HSU students!

  7. October 20, 2011 at 10:48 am

    “FYI: You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.”

    Maybe not. We could re-distribute, the longer we wait to make motions that direction the uglier that will be.

  8. High Finance
    October 20, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Sorry Mitch, when I was 18 I was working full time and going to school full time paying my own way through college.

    I didn’t have time for demonstrations and blaming others for being poor.

  9. Mitch
    October 20, 2011 at 11:09 am

    HiFi,

    I never doubted you.

    But check the stats on Humboldt’s current crop of students and their full and part time jobs while being full time students. I think tuition rates may even have gone up a bit in the time since you were young. Now get off my f’in lawn!

  10. October 20, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Hi Fi, I too worked through college in a union paid shop.
    Because it was a union shop, not only could I pay for college,
    take six-week vacations, accumulate savings and care for my health,
    AND still recognize obligations to the democratic system.

    We called it an american wage, you do remember?

    Blame others for being poor or simply pointing-out the source of poverty?

  11. Anonymous
    October 20, 2011 at 11:19 am

    In my day, we didn’t protest economic injustice, we spent our time learning to count beans, crunch numbers, and shuffle paper so we could take advantage of economic injustice.

  12. Anonymous
    October 20, 2011 at 11:31 am

    1. Lower wages for parents.
    2. Higher loan balances.
    3. Huge losses in investments.
    4. Higher loan balances.
    5. Fewer jobs for students.
    6. Higher loan balances.
    7. Higher tuition.
    8. Higher loan balances.
    8. Fewer classes offered, extra semesters required for graduation
    9. Higher loan balances.
    10. Few jobs on graduation.
    11. Financial catastrophe for a large percentage of this generations college graduates who will be haunted by debt they can’t pay and can’t cancel by filing bankruptcy.

  13. October 20, 2011 at 11:41 am

    It is Jubilee time for our young folks. Look it up it is in the Old Testament. Time to bail out the next generation. It is time to forgive all student loans and let the next generation get on with their lives unencumbered with unfair debt. The debt is a consequence of an unkept promise. The young were promised if they did the right thing and educated themselves even at great expense that they would have a job that paid well.

    Instead they find themselves in debt slavery.

    The next generation is too important to fail.

    have a peaceful day,
    Bill

  14. Fact Checker
    October 20, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    High Liar said:
    October 20, 2011 at 10:59 am

    “…when I was 18 I was working full time and going to school full time paying my own way through college.”

    I doubt this is factual.

  15. October 20, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Nothing High Finance says is factual I proved that right here last week.

    have a peaceful day,
    Bill

  16. High Finance
    October 20, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Bill and Factless are obsessed to the point that they make up stuff about me all the time.

    But that is true about all their other posts as well.

    have a peaceful day guys.

  17. Mitch
    October 20, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Apologies for hijacking a thread, but time is short:

    “No Hate Here.”

    This event will provide a space for a community response to the murder of local resident Reginald Alan Clark, 53, an African American, October 4, 2011 and Cody Myers in Oregon. Both were killed by white supremacists who were later arrested on their way to Sacramento to “kill more Jews.” These murders, as we know, are part of a broader, although often ignored, pattern of bias and hate-based ideas, discrimination and violence in our local, national and global community.

    “No Hate Here” will allow people to express their fears and concerns, as well as share tools with other community members for empowerment, safety, and the strengthening of community. By coming together we can demonstrate our common dedication to creating and living in a community (and a world) built on compassion, nonviolence and justice.

    “No Hate Here” will be held Saturday night, October 22nd, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
    We will start with a candle-light vigil and then move inside for a community discussion
    Location: Boys & Girls Club, Corner of Harris and J Street.

  18. Scab
    October 20, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    ..I too worked through college in a union paid shop.

    That was closed to open labor, stacking my own pay and benefits while stuffing and shutting out the majority of other better qualified workers.

    Because it was a union shop, not only could I pay for college,
    take six-week vacations, accumulate savings and care for my health,AND still recognize obligations to the democratic system.

    And just like we bankrupted the auto industry and left Detroit and Michigan in depression, we have now taken over the government sector and raised taxpayer debt so high that it will never be paid off, so we will riot in the street just like the Greecian?

    We called it an american wage, you do remember?

    American union bigot wage.

  19. Mitch
    October 20, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Congratulations, scab, I’m glad the union helped you. I’m confused, though, as to why you think it’s a union takeover of Washington that has raised our debt “just like the Greecian.” And why on earth would you call yourself scab if you’re in a union?

    Union membership has been on the decline ever since the country put Mr. Reagan in the oval office, you know. Union membership has declined since then to about 12% of the nation’s wage workers, though it’s more like a third of public employee wage workers.

    That’s a big decline from the 1970s, when practically one in four wage workers were in a union. Maybe the reason that public sector workers have done well relative to private sector workers is that they are still unionized in larger numbers. I’m glad Public Health Nurses and teachers have unions protecting their rights; I wish everyone did.

    I think you may have forgotten about the two wars that Mr. Bush tried to pay for by reducing tax rates on the top one percent. It was certainly an interesting approach, but it didn’t work out all that well for the debt. And perhaps you forgot about the effect of free trade on hollowing out our economy.

    That’s not to say unions are perfect. I hope you run for office in yours, and help improve it. You probably shouldn’t use the nickname scab, though; it might not help you in the election.

  20. Anonymous but Real
    October 20, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Thanks, Mitch. I’ll be using Facebook to spread the word about the No Hate Here activities planned for Saturday night. It would be very helpful to me if you could post a link to the PSA you have seen.

  21. Anonymous
    October 20, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Wow! Obama and now this. Just as Forest said”stupid is as stupid does”.

  22. October 20, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Scab watches way too much Faux News.
    Brick dumb and proud.

  23. The Big Picture
    October 20, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Great post Bill @ 11:41!

    It is inevitable that a catalyst will eventually unite students and workers to walkout, with far more effective results than the massive anti-war protests following 911.

    A generation of public divestment, perpetual imperial wars, looting the public treasury with bailouts, widespread corruption, and the predatory industries now thriving on (and hastening) economic collapse, has marked the fall of every empire in human history.

    Our poor Reich-Wing brothers and sisters are beginning to realize they are also oppressed peasants, their fear is betrayed through their increasingly irrational contempt for disenfranchised “others”.

  24. Mitch
    October 20, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Anonymous but Real,

    “No Hate Here” a candle-light vigil for Reginald Clark & Cody Meyers
    Saturday October 22nd, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
    Boys & Girls Club, Corner of Harris and J Street. Eureka CA.

    You are invite you to participate this Saturday, October 22nd, in a public event, titled “No Hate Here.” This event will provide a space for a community response to the murder of local resident Reginald Alan Clark, 53, an African American, October 4, 2011 and Cody Myers in Oregon. Both were killed by white supremacists who were later arrested on their way to Sacramento to “kill more Jews.” These murders, as we know, are part of a broader, although often ignored, pattern of bias and hate-based ideas, discrimination and violence in our local, national and global community.

    “No Hate Here” will allow people to express their fears and concerns, as well as share tools with other community members for empowerment, safety, and the strengthening of community. By coming together we can demonstrate our common dedication to creating and living in a community (and a world) built on compassion, nonviolence and justice.

    “No Hate Here” will be held Saturday night, October 22nd, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
    We will start with a candle-light vigil and then move inside for a community discussion
    Location: Boys & Girls Club, Corner of Harris and J Street.

    We know that the ideal situation would be to plan with a longer time horizon so that we may bring as many people together to organize the event as possible; however, given the importance of having an event in a timely manner, we hope you will forgive us, and join us this weekend and in planning further actions. *If you would like to contribute to the event this weekend, please contact us at biasresponse@humboldt.edu or 826-4949.

    From: HSU’s Bias Response Team, Eureka Chapter of the NAACP, Temple Beth El, Humboldt County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, and the Critical Race, Gender and Sexualities Studies Department at HSU

    Jennifer Eichstedt
    Bias Response Coordinator
    Professor of Sociology
    Co-Editor of the Humboldt Journal of Social Relations
    biasresponse@humboldt.edu
    707-826-4949

  25. Anonymous
    October 20, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    who cares ?!?!?!?!

  26. skippy
    October 21, 2011 at 1:02 am

    Here’s something you might care about.

    “FDIC To Cover Potential Losses on $75 Trillion Bank of America Derivative Bets”

    …Something significant has happened that you may not know about. It’s barely a ripple in the news– but should put an economic shiver down every taxpayer’s spine in relation to Wall Street:

    Potential losses on Bank of America’s massive $75 trillion book of risky derivative contracts has just been dumped onto the FDIC by the Federal Reserve.

    Here’s the short story: Bank of America has moved derivatives from its Merrill Lynch unit to a subsidiary flush with insured deposits– leaving taxpayers on the hook should things go sour. The Federal Reserve and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. disagree over the transfers. The Federal Reserve said it favors moving the derivatives. The FDIC, which would have to pay off depositors in the event of a bank failure, is objecting. Bank of America is saying it doesn’t need regulatory approval. There are no losses yet, but some analysts feel the company may be preparing for bankruptcy. Bank of America has $1.04 trillion in deposits.

    Bloomberg has one of the first reports which is a bit confusing due to its detours and turns.

    A more understandable report is here at the Problem Bank List site.

    Reuter’s also has a report.

  27. Migh Finances
    October 21, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    A trillion here, a trillion there, big deal!

    We need to be focusing on those social security and medicare deadbeats, and the homeless defecating in the bushes disrupting Eureka’s economy.

  28. Plain Jane
    October 21, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    When did derivatives start being guaranteed by FDIC? Can I move my gambling debts there too please? We can’t regulate them but we can pay off on them if they fail? WTF!

  29. Scab
    October 22, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Of course private unions have waned and died because we broke the companies and caused the capitalists to move their factories overseas in order to compete in the global market. But Ah!…no worries, we have joined a far bigger pie with much greater unit costs that will take much longer to dilute and won’t go under as easy..the GOVERNMENT OF THE USA, STATES, AND MUNICIPALITIES! I know it’s a sinister plan, but who cares! It’s all about me, me, me! I have my pension, who cares!

  30. Percy
    October 22, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Hey Scab, your pension was invested in mutual funds, which seem to have lost a little value since the great free market meltdown. We need more deregulation though, don’t wanna hamstring those financial geniuses on Wallstreet. And for god’s sake lets get rid of social security. That’s socialism, like those awful unions that broke the companies and made the capitalists move overseas for the slave labor. You are one dumber than dirt mofo.

  31. Scab
    October 23, 2011 at 9:20 am

    No way to outsource the government, that’s why we took over the public sector. Me, me, me and the brotherhood are set, in spades. Our pensions are invested in the highest quality investments with the political insurance that we can always raise taxes, and laws in place that in cases of government default our pensions are secure and receive first payment.

    Now go get in line, or try to join the imperial court. Otherwise by serving ME you might obtain some public office and advantage yourself.

  32. Percy
    October 23, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Enjoy your coolaid Scab. How about a roadtrip to Wisconsin to protest the Scott Walker recall? Unfortunately the people there have seen through your spew and rejected it. I’ve even got an idea for a sigh you can carry in your one man march. “Let’s get rid of unions so we can join the race to the bottom, till all workers can be paid and treated like Chinese slaves”. GFYS Scab.

  33. Scab
    October 23, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Your just jealous because I’m part of the 9111.

    http://www.californiansforpensionreform.com/

    But if you will bow down to ME, I might give you a public office.

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