From:   Luis Moreno-Caballud <>
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.