Following respectful and good faith dialogue with member of the local community, which has been rebuilding since the trauma of 9/11. Occupy San Diego hereby announces the fallowing Good Neighbor Policy.
OSD Good Neighbor Policy
– OSD has zero tolerance for illegal drugs or alcohol anywhere in Civic Center Plaza.
– Zero tolerance for physical violence, including physical sexual violence.
– Zero tolerance also for verbal, and violent treat or abuse base on age, the color of one’s skin, sex, gender identity, religion, and sexual orientation.
– Zero tolerance for abuse of personal or public property.
– OSD will limit drumming on the site between the hours of 11am and 8pm only.
– OSD encourages all participants to respect heath and sanitary regulations, and will direct all participants to respectfully utilize appropriate off-site sanitary facilities;
– OSD will display signage and have community relations and security monitors in Civic Center Plaza, in order to ensure awareness of and respect for our guidelines and Good Neighbor Policy;
– OSD will at all times have a community mediator on site (to be appointed each day), to monitor and respond to community concerns and complaints.
Occupy San Diego – Consensus upon at GA November 3, 2011
To allow for a respectful and safe environment for our Occupy family, Occupy San Diego announces the following Good Neighbor Policy (similar to that adopted by Occupy Wall Street):
- Zero tolerance for drugs or alcohol anywhere in the occupied space in Civic Center Plaza;
- Zero tolerance for threats or acts of physical or sexual violence towards anyone;
- Zero tolerance for abuse of personal or public property.
- OSD will limit drumming on the site to between the hours of 11am and 5pm only.
- OSD encourages all participants to respect health and sanitary regulations, and will direct all participants to respectfully utilize appropriate off-site sanitary facilities.
- OSD will display signage and will try to have safety and/or community relations mediators in Civic Center, in order to ensure awareness of and respect for our guidelines and Good Neighbor Policy.
- OSD will at all times have a community relations mediator on-site (to be appointed each day), to monitor and respond to community concerns and complaints.
The OWS 8:
- Nonviolent discipline, no matter what. Zero tolerance for any violence whatsoever, including verbal.
- Unity of message & across orgs and people. There should be a consistent message & demands coming out & activists shld know it & share it.
- There must be a long-term and coherent strategy, not just tactics and actions (no matter how clever) that are not connected in some way.
- Security forces/police should be seen as potential recruits to movement, not as adversaries. Ultimately they are accountable to the ppl.
- Keep larger audience (national and international) in mind when framing the message. The goal is to win ppl over, not to alienate.
- Defensive strategies never win. Don’t respond to verbal attacks or hostile propaganda by using the language of the opponent. Reframe.
- Claim victory whenever possible. It’s important for morale and enthusiasm.
- Keep anger in check /w solidarity actions & humor.
Consensed by the Occupy San Diego General Assembly, October 27, 2011.
In recognition of the domination of a global corporate oligarchy and that established political parties have contributed to the economic, environmental, social and political catastrophes currently facing the world, Occupy San Diego (OSD) will refrain from endorsing political parties, candidates and affiliated groups of or by established political parties. Elected officials belonging to political parties have appropriated governance to unelected “revolving-door” bureaucrats currently responsible for shaping both American and global policies, resulting in a system of government exclusively catering to the financial and industrial elites.
Since the polulace is infinitely more mature than the politicians and talking-heads bickering among themselves about how to govern, we declare independence from the unrepresentative political domain of corporate oligarchy. Established politicians wanting to communicate with Occupy San Diego are encouraged to engage in Occupy San Diego’s participatory democracy process, go beyond formal speech making, and engage the populace horizontally.
Occupy San Diego will neither be nor become a platform for self-serving campaigns for politicians seeking office as OSD is an autonomous movement of the people.
Consensed by the Occupy San Diego General Assembly, January 23, 2012.