Occupy Seattle Timeline
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Below is the first essay which is part of a three essay series.
from Occupy Oakland Proposal for a Coordinated West Coast Port Shutdown, Passed With Unanimous Consensus by vote of the Occupy Oakland General Assembly 11/18/2012: In response to coordinated attacks on the occupations and attacks on workers across the nation:
For more information on the December 12th West Coast Port Shutdown, please check out: westcoastportshutdown.org.
The anti-Wall Street protests Monday aimed at shutting down the Port of Seattle felt eerily like a scene from Les Misérables. At one entrance onto Harbor Island, protesters formed a barricade by tossing wood pallets, metal and other debris into a large pile on the street, and blocked trucks and other traffic from entering.
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Occupiers took a large abandoned/repossessed (bank-owned) house in the Central District today, November 19th. The building is located at 23rd & Alder across the street from Garfield High School. The banner displayed across the facade reads "Occupy Everything / No Banks / No Landlords" with a circle-A.
On Saturday, November 19th, a group of about 60 people marched from the occupation at Seattle Central Community College in solidarity with Occupy Oakland and against the police repression and evictions of occupations across the country.
Turritopsis Nutricula may soon need to revert to its polyp state as the city signals its intent to evict them. A group loosely-aligned with Occupy Seattle has been squatting in an unfinished duplex at 23rd and Alder protesting homelessness and vacant housing. The collective of residents named the house Turritopsis Nutricula (see Wikipedia ), and planned to stay there indefinitely. They have since painted the house red, black and green and have been working on fixing up the unfinished interior, residents said. Seattle Police spokesperson Sean Whitcomb tells CDNews that they are working with other city departments to respond to the occupiers at the house.
Central District News | News | Turritopsis Nutricula ordered to leave + Arrestees in Dec 23 raid chargedThe residents of Turritopsis Nutricula at 23rd and Alder had their day in court December 28, sort of. The judge found in favor of 307309 23rd LLC and ordered the John and Jane Doe occupants to leave and pay due rent. The collective — which has been living in the unfinished duplex since November 19 — has until January 7 to vacate before police can kick them out. Though the defense failed to appear in court, they did file an answer to the plaintiff’s complaint accusing the legal owner of abandoning the property and leaving it to rot when the real estate market tanked.
from King 5 News
from Turritopsis Nutricula As the Expropriation Working Group of Occupy Seattle, we, the Turritopsis Nutricula collective, AKA "Fish Clique," AKA "Jelly Squat," feel obligated to point out, dissect and respond to certain misconceptions (that our previous communique apparently didn't address as well as we'd preemptively patted ourselves on the back for) about #occupywhatever. The question has been raised whether we are "still with Occupy Seattle."
"This ability to reverse the life cycle (in response to adverse conditions) is probably unique in the animal kingdom, and allows the jellyfish to bypass death..." -Turritopsis Nutricula Wikipedia article All living things, even cells are capable of healing themselves, to some degree.
This account is the personal reflections of one irregular resident of the Turritopsis Nutricula house and does not reflect the collective as a whole. The Turritopsis Nutricula house (named after an immortal jellyfish), located on 23rd and Alder in the Central District of Seattle, has now been in existence for a month.
On the night of October 29th, the Occupy Seattle group moved to the campus of Seattle Central Community College. The idea of moving to the college had been circulating for over two weeks with the administration getting wind of the rumors. They immediately issued a statement saying that the occupiers would be neither welcome nor allowed to set up an encampment.