ok to that i will respond:
1st. If not for Arab spring there would be no OWS
2nd keep in mind that the tactical media team that fought and won Zucati along with the first 100 occupiers during the first 2 weeks of occupation - where do you think they got their cameras and resources from? how do you think we managed to get the livestream going and be able to keep going in spite of destruction of 7 livestreaming kits in the first 2 weeks? those resources came from the global movement - how about giving some back? Without livestream and media teams breaking through the media blockade back in september there would be no OWS to speak of now.
3rd i think that election monitoring idea is dead on the spot. there is discussion now about sending highly trained resources in assisting our brothers and sisters as they are fighting a repressive regime that came into power on the heels of mubarak ouster. Are you going to block our resources going to that because you dont have enough tents? there is quite a lot of money in the war chest... so its not a question of tents vs supporting global movement, but rather a debate between selfishness, egoism and pettiness and between people who actually believe universal equality.
Just out of curiosity bruce, when did tyou join zucatti? I dont think I recall seeing you on the streets with us those first few weeks when it was actually dangerous.
On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 9:34 AM, Bruce Wagner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Personally, I don't see how flying to Egypt is supporting the OWS
movement in any way.... other than "symbolically"....
How many tents can be purchased with $30K...?
How many video cameras can be purchased with $30K...?
How many laptops can be purchased with $30K...?
How many indoor kitchens can be leased with $30K...?
How many indoor office spaces can be leased with $30K...?
How many indoor arenas can be leased with $30K...?
But, hey. I'd like a free trip to Egypt too.... So send me. :-)
By they way, does the GlobalRev livestream have authority to tell the
audience NOT to send donations...? really...?