Saturday, October 29, 2011

Nonviolence for Social Change Workshop

Wednesday, November 2 · 7:00pm - 8:30pm

The Whatcom Peace and Justice Center
1155 North State Street. #308 - Conference Room
Bellingham, WA

Nick Mele, a local nonviolent activist who helped create the Nonviolent Peaceforce and developed training material for Pax Christi USA, will offer a one-hour workshop on Nonviolence as a path to social change.

Nick received training from one of the co-creators of the Pace e Bene Center's nonviolence training curriculum, From Violence to Wholeness. He has facilitated nonviolence training use this program and other material for groups across the United States and has participated in nonviolent actions at home and abroad, most recently in protests against U.S. military bases on Okinawa. He also speaks and writes about nonviolence, foreign affairs and immigration justice.

We will explore successful nonviolent campaigns that changed society in this and other countries, and identify the factors that lead to successful nonviolent social change, as well as the risks that such efforts encounter.

Free and Open to the Public"

New General Assembly Schedule

We are now occupying permanently! Pack a tent and join us at Maritime Heritage Park in Bellingham. 

From this point forward, GA will be held everyday at 5:30pm so everyone can be involved in the community and have their voices heard! 

Pumpkin Carving!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Launch of the Occupy Bellingham Forum

Hey everyone! The Internet WG just made the forum live at! Come visit and share with all your friends! The more people participate, the better it gets!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

G20 Summit Teach-In Oct 29

G-20 Summit Teach-In

Maritime Heritage Park
Saturday, Oct. 29
Noon to 3 pm – Bring the Kids!

On Saturday there will be protests all over the world against the G-20 meeting of the 20 governments controlled by the super rich. Operation Bellingham will emphasize educational Focus Groups, with a General Assembly afterward to adopt resolutions on solutions and strategies for economic and environmental

Issue Focus Group sessions:
Noon - 2 pm
Come together and discuss
Issues such as [but not limited to]:
- Food Sovereignty
- Global Warming
- Financial Crises
- Corporate Media around the world
- Universal Consciousness
Focus Groups will be repeated so you can attend more than one.

General Assembly 2 pm:
To bring our ideas together and address the question:
How can the 99% take back control of the global economy and environment?

For more information:
Call 671-0248 or e-mail

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

National March Tonight, in Solidarity with Oakland

Last night in Oakland:

The march will start at 6pm tonight at the Federal Building, marching to City Hall.

Details from 10/25 Coordination Meeting

A few quick details from tonight's meeting:

- There will be a truck parked downtown at 4pm Friday. If you're bringing a tent or other supplies but don't want to carry them during the march, put them in the back of the truck and they'll be driven down to the park.

- Posters from the Communication group should be ready tomorrow. Each person should try to print off 5 and post them everywhere you can think of around town.

- March route and time will be the same as last week.

- Upon arriving at the Park, there will be a short intro, followed by breaking up to set up camp for about 30 minutes, followed by the actual GA.

- Lots of supplies are still needed!! Check this post.

If you're interested in watching the entire meeting, it's on our Ustream.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Whatcom County Council Meeting

For those interested, a Whatcom County Council meeting will be held on October 24th at 7pm at Council Chambers. Each citizen who wishes to speak will be allotted 3 minutes during Open Session (before official Council business begins) to do so. This would allow the Occupy Bellingham movement free and legal media coverage without requiring a permit.

Resources for Permanent Occupation

The most pertinent information for the Permanent Occupation webpage is that Encampment will commence Friday, 10/28 at 5pm in Maritime Heritage Park. The encampment needs:

Occupy Bellingham Resource list:

Material resources may be brought to Terra Organica on Cornwall ave.
For other questions or volunteer info please call (360)393-0415

High Priority:
  • large tents with walls
  • smaller pop up tents
  • generator or two
  • wood stove
  • electric hot water pots
  • firewood
  • mulch called ‘Hog Fuel’
  • trash/food compost receptacles
  • tables
  • flood lights

other needs:
  • sleeping bags
  • sleeping pads
  • personal tents
  • blankets
  • extra clothes, jackets, boots, etc
  • tarps (better if they are flame retardant)
  • rope
  • extension cords
  • space blankets
  • herbal medicine
  • utensils, plates, bowls, etc
  • chairs
  • flashlights
  • books, library material
  • white board
  • 5 gallon buckets
  • concrete (quickcrete)
  • PVC pipe (6+ inch diameter)

  • medical, those with ems, RN, doctors, wilderness responders, street medics, etc
  • Food, those with food handler's permits, willing to pursue donations, and talk to local farms and stores
  • legal, we need lawyers
  • education, those with a passion about alternative means of education, teachers, etc

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Occupy Bellingham WWU Rally

Friday, October 21 - 3pm

There will be a WWU rally in support of the Occupy Wall Street Movement this Friday. The group will meet at the PAC Plaza (next to the VU) at 3pm, march around the campus at 3:20pm, depart down Indian St. at around 3:30pm, and meet up with the rest of the Occupy Bellingham group downtown. Grand Assembly to follow at the Maritime Heritage Park at 5pm. All are welcome.