Saturday Open Forum GA
The power of this primitive community had to be broken, and it was broken. But it was broken by influences which from the very start appear as a degradation, a fall from the simple moral greatness of the old gens society. The lowest interests — base greed, brutal appetites, sordid avarice, selfish robbery of the common wealth — inaugurate the new, civilized, class society. It is by the vilest means — theft, violence, fraud, treason — that the old classless gens society is undermined and overthrown. And the new society itself, during all the two and a half thousand years of its existence, has never been anything else but the development of the small minority at the expense of the great exploited and oppressed majority; today it is so more than ever before.
Meeting start: 1408 hr
It was very difficult to get to the site today…
Several members of ODE in a truck caravan went to the municipal mulch repository and loaded up 2 truckloads of mixed mulch and mulched all of the non-raised bed area of the entire footprint of the 5th and N. Harrison St. Hilltop community garden today. It looks very spiffy! We got some neighborhood volunteers, among them, John, the unofficial mayor of the Hilltop Neighborhood.
An action on JP Morgan is being planned.
We’re making more video blurbs for the DART bus hub and quality issue.
Economics Affinity Group
We met and discussed Plato’s Apology and discussed basic questions of democracy. There was an excellent turnout and there’s a new Web site, Socrates-says.org. The next meeting will be about Plato’s Republic, time/location TBA.
We have a meeting Monday with Rich Morse (ACLU) to discuss and develop our response to the city’s counterclaim.
The world ended today. [Or maybe it ended next week.]
Laura brought the tomato plants.
Action meeting next Tuesday will plan the next bank action.
Delaware City Environmental Coalition and Riverside Bakery in Delaware City donated delicious cookies and bagels today. Thanks!
Interfaith Power and Light are having a meeting, John Byrne, Monday, May 21, 2012, 3:00 – 4:00 PM, Limestone Presbyterian Church, 3201 Limestone Rd, Wilmington, DE 19808.
Darlene Battle (302-588-1782) DC Trip for Environmental, meet at Wilmington Peoples Settlement at 408 E. 8th Street. Leaving 6 am and return by 3, 3:30 pm. $10 requested, 54 seats on the bus.
What if our financial system goes down? Are we ready for it? Apathy, followed by chaos. We would welcome anyone to come to meetings to discuss this possibility.
Meeting adjourned: 1611 hr