I'm personally not 100% convinced of the need to use the money to send people out to egypt but I do believe the movements are inextricably linked.
I believe presence from Occupy Wall Street would mean something, for better or for worse. It broadens the audience and as sad as it is, our presence would maybe heighten other forms of attention from the media that could get a broader audience to investigate beyond CNN and Fox news coverage.
I don't think there is such an immediate shortage of funds to warrant a block on this proposal. And I am all for removing the idea of national identity with this movement. This is and should continue to be a global issue.
If it passes it probably will get bad press, but bad press from bad press is not that surprising or troublesome to me. I'm interested to hear more at the info sessions.
On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 11:09 AM, Vlad T <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I'm sure when we are talkiing about taking tahrir its pretty damn obvious.
On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 10:07 AM, Bruce Wagner <email@example.com>
If that's the case, it had better be made VERY clear that those
volunteering for this trip that they will be "used as human shields".