From:   lio spiegler <>
Sent time:   Wednesday, November 16, 2011 2:01:21 PM
Subject:   Re: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] occupy ws journal

I feel the same. IMHO, I think our focus should be on unity and mutual

care. these are the missing values from society today. These are the

things that will keep this movement going. Our egoistic, narcissistic,

self-centered, over-consuming mentality has given birth to the current

financial monster and the myriad other problems we see here and around

the world. Science has proven repeatedly our interconnectedness and

yet we still act as if we are alone in the world. Only by

internalizing new values of mutual care and unity above all will we

see the emergence of new systems and ultimately new solutions.

I don't think that focusing on everything that's wrong in the system

or aggressively attacking it will bring any meaningful change in the

long term. I would love to see the importance of this raised on the

pages of the journal.





On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 9:13 AM, lulu <> wrote:

> I am concerned about the demands that were printed in the ows journal

> yesterday. These include "papers for the so-called illegal aliens, free

> public transportation, low rent... and tomorrow even more." These are not my

> demands, and I did not see them in the original Declaration of the

> Occupation. My understanding is that the movement has been slow and careful

> about issuing "demands" partly to stay true to our mission to represent the

> 99% and include issues that the majority of Americans are concerned about.

> The paper also repeatedly attacks capitalism in a way that is more

> aggressive than anything I have seen previously. It is a definite tone

> change from the thoughtful articles of individuals describing their

> experience in the movement.

> I believe the OWS Journal is an affinity group and therefore independent,

> however I think it is important at a moment when ows has attracted so much

> popular support that we not allow a group to misrepresent us.

> Is anyone else concerned about this?

> lulu






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