Subject: [NYCGA Internet] Re: Inter-occupation Communication
From: Margaret Flowers
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2011 10:18:12 -0400
To: Mark Faulk
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Occupy Freedom Plaza stands in solidarity at this time with all of the occupations. 

However, we do not see any value in meeting with members of Congress or drafting legislation. We are not in a position of sufficient strength to have anything of value passed. 

Our goals at this point are to build an independent movement, empower independent media, hold discussions with our community and other occupations to develop a specific set of changes we want to see and then use nonviolent resistance (including noncooperation and building alternative economies and systems) until we reach a point of sufficient strength that we are able to shift power to the people. If we play their game (elections/legislation), we lose. 

In peace and solidarity,
Occupy Freedom Plaza
October2011

On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 9:57 AM, Mark Faulk <faulkingtruth@gmail.com> wrote:
This is Mark Faulk from OccupyOKC.

I PROPOSE A NATIONAL DAY OF OCCUPATION, WHERE WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE IN
THE COUNTRY TO TAKE OFF FROM WORK OR WHATEVER THEY'RE DOING AND JOIN
US FOR A SHOW OF UNIFIED STRENGTH. SEND A MESSAGE!

I also agree that we need long term goals, this is a movement, not
just an occupation. We should have an infrastructure put into place to
affect legislation through:

1. Qualified appointed committees who meet with congressional leaders
and state legislators, draft legislation, etc.
2. An army of occupiers who bombard targeted politicians, the media,
etc. to show our strength
3. A plan put into place for when the weather turns bad, so that we
continue with indoor town hall type events, etc.
4. National committees who help craft a platform with input from each
faction of the 99% (labor, students, elderly, disabled, veterans,
etc.)

We at OccupyOKC would love to work with anyone and everyone to
implement these things.

Mark Faulk
(405) 413-8453
www.OccupyOKC
Because Democracy is for Everyone


On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 7:00 AM, margaret flowers <mdpnhp@gmail.com> wrote:
> We agree and would like to propose a conference call with all of the
> occupations in order to start the process. We propose a call on Sunday late
> afternoon or evening eastern time.
>
> Thank you.
>
> In solidarity,
> October2011
> Occupy Freedom Plaza
>
> Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
>
> ________________________________
> From: Alexandre Carvalho <tudoflui@gmail.com>
> Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2011 07:25:33 -0400
> To: Occupy Perth - Karun<occupyperth@gmail.com>
> Cc: Occupy NOLA<occupynola@gmail.com>; Occupy Wall Street
> Food<occupywallstreet.food@gmail.com>; philip
> august<philipscottaugust@gmail.com>;
> joandonovan@gmail.com<joandonovan@gmail.com>;
> adamsanto87@gmail.com<adamsanto87@gmail.com>;
> arts_culture@nycga.net<arts_culture@nycga.net>;
> cmabin@usw.org<cmabin@usw.org>;
> consignment@broadwaygallerynyc.com<consignment@broadwaygallerynyc.com>;
> contact@occupymn.org<contact@occupymn.org>;
> coryclark@gmail.com<coryclark@gmail.com>;
> coryclark0@gmail.com<coryclark0@gmail.com>;
> devinbalkind@gmail.com<devinbalkind@gmail.com>;
> dezwil@gmail.com<dezwil@gmail.com>;
> donalsaor@gmail.com<donalsaor@gmail.com>;
> drevd@facebook.com<drevd@facebook.com>; drew@nycga.net<drew@nycga.net>;
> faulkingtruth@gmail.com<faulkingtruth@gmail.com>;
> groups@nycga.net<groups@nycga.net>; help@justin.tv<help@justin.tv>;
> info@modernmetalwork.com<info@modernmetalwork.com>;
> info@occupyaustin.org<info@occupyaustin.org>;
> occupyatx99@gmail.com<occupyatx99@gmail.com>;
> info@occupytogether.org<info@occupytogether.org>;
> internet_working_group@googlegroups.com<internet_working_group@googlegroups.com>;
> k12573n@yahoo.com<k12573n@yahoo.com>; lew1716@gmail.com<lew1716@gmail.com>;
> libertalia401@gmail.com<libertalia401@gmail.com>; Margaret
> Flowers<info@october2011.org>; Margaret Flowers<mdpnhp@gmail.com>;
> melanie@codepink.org<melanie@codepink.org>; Michel
> Cicero<michel@vcreporter.com>;
> newhavenpatriot@gmail.com<newhavenpatriot@gmail.com>;
> nycnlg@igc.org<nycnlg@igc.org>; Occupier X<occupierEX@gmail.com>;
> occupyAdelaide@gmail.com<occupyAdelaide@gmail.com>;
> occupyarkansas@gmail.com<occupyarkansas@gmail.com>;
> OccupyBOI@groups.facebook.com<OccupyBOI@groups.facebook.com>;
> occupybrisbane@gmail.com<occupybrisbane@gmail.com>;
> occupychi@gmail.com<occupychi@gmail.com>;
> occupychico@groups.facebook.com<occupychico@groups.facebook.com>;
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> occupydc@hush.com<occupydc@hush.com>;
> occupyep@gmail.com<occupyep@gmail.com>;
> occupyfloridanow@gmail.com<occupyfloridanow@gmail.com>;
> occupyhouston@gmail.com<occupyhouston@gmail.com>;
> OccupyLA@gmail.com<OccupyLA@gmail.com>; occupylasvegas@gr
> oups.facebook.com<occupylasvegas@groups.facebook.com>;
> occupymcr@gmail.com<occupymcr@gmail.com>;
> occupymelbourne@gmail.com<occupymelbourne@gmail.com>;
> occupymiaminow@gmail.com<occupymiaminow@gmail.com>;
> occupymontreal@groups.facebook.com<occupymontreal@groups.facebook.com>;
> occupynorwich@gmail.com<occupynorwich@gmail.com>;
> OccupyPhiladelphia@gmail.com<OccupyPhiladelphia@gmail.com>;
> OccupyRaleigh@gmail.com<OccupyRaleigh@gmail.com>;
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> occupysacto@gmail.com<occupysacto@gmail.com>;
> OccupySarasota@pro-creators.com<OccupySarasota@pro-creators.com>;
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> occupyutica@gmail.com<occupyutica@gmail.com>;
> occupyvancouver@gmail.com<occupyvancouver@gmail.com>;
> OccupyVentura805@gmail.com<OccupyVentura805@gmail.com>;
> occupywallstlibertyplaza@gmail.com<occupywallstlibertyplaza@gmail.com>;
> OccupyYoungstown@gmail.com<OccupyYoungstown@gmail.com>;
> p12@hush.com<p12@hush.com>;
> peace_music_band@yahoo.com<peace_music_band@yahoo.com>;
> purpleearth.org@gmail.com<purpleearth.org@gmail.com>;
> questions@mirocommunity.org<questions@mirocommunity.org>;
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> rtugade@ustream.tv<rtugade@ustream.tv>;
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> Subject: Re: Inter-occupation Communication
> This is what we need to prepare to do now:
>
> Phase 1 - Occupy.
> Phase 2 - internal systems of communication, accountability, transparency;
> build capacity to respond
> Phase 3 - Connect ALL occupations and start a true alternative to
> representative democracy: a "Direct Democracy Network"
> Humanization, Emancipation, Solidarity
>
>
> On Oct 14, 2011, at 6:28 AM, Occupy Perth - Karun <occupyperth@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> Much love and peace and ROCK!! from #occupyperth
> - Karun
>
> On 14 October 2011 18:20, Occupy NOLA <occupynola@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Much love and solidarity from New Orleans.
>>
>> - Leila
>>
>> On 14 October 2011 05:13, Occupy Wall Street Food
>> <occupywallstreet.food@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Greetings from NYC! Keep up the great work, y'all!
>> > -justin
>> > On Oct 14, 2011, at 4:55 AM, philip august wrote:
>> >
>> > From: joandonovan@gmail.com
>> > Please respond to Joan
>> > Please forward far and wide:
>> >
>> > Hello Fellow Occupiers,
>> >
>> > We at the Occupation Communication Committee at OccupyLA are collecting
>> > as
>> > much info as we can about other occupy sites and need the participation
>> > of
>> > people like you to help us understand the situation at each camp. We
>> > want to
>> > learn from other occupations so that we may better ourselves. I have
>> > attached a PDF of how we are hoping to open communication initially
>> > (here is
>> > a link to the googledoc of the same file).
>> >
>> > We hope that with the work of dedicated people we can begin to amass
>> > enough
>> > info to explain the similarities and differences of each occupation, so
>> > that
>> > when a new occupation takes root it can be equipped with this knowledge.
>> > Please be sure to ask for permission to videotape any one-on-one
>> > interviews
>> > (get this consent on tape) and tell them that their participation is
>> > voluntary and becomes public information/oral history that may be used
>> > for
>> > academic, journalistic, and movement purposes.  These interviews and
>> > field
>> > reports will be shared publicly through a creative commons license for
>> > anyone to use.
>> >
>> > Best,
>> > Occupy In Solidarity
>> >
>> > Revolution Music
>> > http://www.reverbnation.com/thejulianday
>> >
>
>



--
Margaret Flowers M.D.
Congressional Fellow
Physicians for a National Health Program
410-591-0892
mdpnhp@gmail.com
www.md.pnhp.org



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