|From:||Luis Moreno-Caballud <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Sent time:||Tuesday, November 15, 2011 6:24:34 PM|
|Subject:||Re: [september17discuss] Nothing is over - let's take stock of our great successes so far!|
Couldn't agree more! Let's keep focusing on the working groups and increase their capacity to create institutions in partnership with cooperatives, and other grass-root organizations!
On Nov 15, 2011, at 5:48 PM, Charles wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> Like all of you, I'm disappointed by the court's ruling today.
> However, let's keep in mind the amazing things that have been
> accomplished up to this point and use that to propel our movement to
> greater victories.
> I only participate in three working groups and sub-working groups, so
> I know that those who deal with the day-to-day organizing have much
> more pressing concerns at the moment and a lot to figure out.
> But I just want to express my heartfelt gratitude right now to
> everyone in this movement who have all permitted me to meet like-
> minded people who want to effect change in this country and the world.
> I have had the opportunity to make connections with the most
> fascinating, intelligent, accomplished and powerful people that I have
> ever met in my life.
> The movement has served as a kind of hub for people to share ideas and
> organize around a number of critically important issues in a number of
> different spheres.
> Now those connections have been made, and they're not going anywhere!
> The predatory segments of the 1% cannot stop us; it is way too late.
> We have changed the conversation in this country and the world, and
> the continued organizing and action that we take is going to make sure
> that we have changed the conversation permanently. We're never going
> back to the old paradigm because we are sick of it and have put our
> foot down once and for all.
> Like the Spanish movement before us, let's light a fire under the
> different working groups and get down to some serious organizing to
> make sure that we are building new institutions and new alliances.
> Let's start new democratically-run businesses and financial
> institutions. Let's pool our labor and capital and build alternative
> structures of power that pool risk and leverage our solidarity.
> They can't fucking stop us. They won't fucking stop us. We are the
> 99%, and we are just getting started.
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