From:   shaista husain <shaistahusain@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Wednesday, November 16, 2011 8:52:14 PM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: Re: [september17discuss] Call for Bloomberg to Resign
 

There will be massive demonstrations tomorrow convening in Foley Square--we have a permit for it, and the city has promised not to make arrests. Thus labor and even undocumented workers will be able to come. Thousands are going to show up.

A massive demonstration at Bloomberg Towers is a whole other kind of action, Next to Bloomingdale--(where i will NOT be shopping this coming holidays since i have no money.) One of our most successful actions took place at 34th street, if you recall. But, 59th is another similar place, a few blocks away is luxury shopping. Also, citigroup and wachovia have offices in bloomberg tower....as far as i know, it has not been done, (neither has the UN building yet, as far as i am aware.) Let's not for a second think we have run out of ideas, yes, there was a dinner party we crashed over at Gracie, we had Bloombergville camped out at City Hall. Asking for Bloomberg's resignation is not efficacious, for all the reasons listed in this discussion, but we can bring some attention to his Empire-- this action does not preclude other actions, that do want to target mayor's office (city hall, gracie mansion..i celebrate anyone who has done that or continues to...) Even if Bloomberg resigned from mayor's office, he would still have Towers to return to. Neither does this action preclude occupying foreclosed homes, going to boroughs, or any other tactical strategy, it is just a suggestion on how to turn up the volume on the people's mic and not lose a wonderful opportunity to "thank" bloomberg for reminding us how gov't is totally usurped by corporation, his corporation that is.

Finally folks, the farmer's almanac advises people to plant seeds in late fall, just when birds head south, and also to plant seeds in fertile earth, you know where there aren't too many weeds... also "Human nature will not flourish, any more than a potato, if it be planted and replanted, for too long a series of generations, in the same worn out soil. My children shall strike their roots into unaccustomed earth."


On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 9:19 PM, <jemcgloin@verizon.net> wrote:
 I think Keith Olberman read your Frederick Douglas Quote before he unleashed on Bloomberg  :)  I think we could do seme of that also, mixed with some rather convincing arguments that Bloomberg is damaging the city and the country, without any "demands" that he should resign, which would be likley to make us look ineffective.
 
 
On 11/16/11, Tarak Kauff<takauff@gmail.com> wrote:
Well I stand corrected on Bloomberg - it was just so tempting . . . .
Tarak Kauff
Veterans For Peace

“At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed.  Oh had I the ability, and could reach the nation’s ear, I would, pour out a fiery stream of biting ridicule, blasting reproach, withering sarcasm, and stern rebuke.
  
Frederick Douglass





On Nov 16, 2011, at 7:56 PM, shaista husain wrote:

If we are going after Bloomberg's News Channel, it is bigger than his mayoral office. Occupy Wall Street's News. Every financial office of the stock exchange gets their news about investments through Bloomberg News, it runs non-stop 24hrs a day in every wall street office. Bloomberg's News Channel located in Bloomberg Towers. Lexington and Third avenues and 58th and 59th streets.


http://current.com/shows/countdown/videos/keiths-special-comment-why-occupy-wall-street-needs-michael-bloomberg


On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 6:49 PM, Marisa Holmes <marisaholmes@gmail.com> wrote:
I agree the focus should be on direct action to keep people in their homes
or take foreclosed homes. 
Ultimately, we also need alternative support mechanisms. 
I don't want a new major. I want all majors gone. 
I just thought I'd throw an idea out there, 
but now I'm against it. 

Marisa


On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 6:09 PM, Jon Good <therealjongood@gmail.com> wrote:
I'm coming down on RJ's side here. Symbolic victories won't stop foreclosures, end police oppression, create jobs, or give food and shelter to those without it.  They'll make us feel good for a moment, but I don't think that's enough.  I'd love to see Bloomberg go, but unless he's replaced by a genuine radical (which I imagine the Deputy Mayor is not), our problems will remain, if not worsen.

Solidarity,

Jon Good




On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 5:15 PM, Tarak Kauff <takauff@gmail.com> wrote:
I totally agree. It's a clear (and potentially winnable) demand that will resonate with millions! Push it! 
Tarak Kauff
Veterans For Peace

“At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed.  Oh had I the ability, and could reach the nation’s ear, I would, pour out a fiery stream of biting ridicule, blasting reproach, withering sarcasm, and stern rebuke.
  
Frederick Douglass





On Nov 16, 2011, at 1:24 PM, Marisa Holmes wrote:

http://www.politicususa.com/en/keith-olbermann-destroys-michael-bloomberg-with-an-epic-special-comment
I've always been against demands, 
but I think OWS should call for Bloomberg to step down. 
He's the perfect symbol. 

Marisa








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