Subject: [NYCGA Internet] Re: Inter-occupation Communication
From: Chesney Snow
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2011 09:46:13 -0500
To: Mark Faulk
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I think building methods of communication across the various Occupations is critical. once this infrastructure is in place it would make sense to draft those collective goals through consensus, perhaps, if it will work with such a large group. 


On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 9:33 AM, Mark Faulk <faulkingtruth@gmail.com> wrote:
One more:

5. Draft and support qualified candidates from the movement who
represent all of America (and not just the 1%) to run for public
office at all levels of government.

On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 9:23 AM, Mark Faulk <faulkingtruth@gmail.com> wrote:
> I agree, but unless we have a long term plan of affecting change IN
> our system, we are only voices from the outside looking in. The system
> is designed to steal from the 99% on a continual basis, fraud is built
> into it. Money is right now flowing uphill from us to them, as we
> speak. But yes, we need to build strength with millions of voices
> first.
>
> Mark Faulk
> www.faulkingtruth.com
>
> On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 9:18 AM, Margaret Flowers <mdpnhp@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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>;
>>> > occupycolumbusin@yahoo.com<occupycolumbusin@yahoo.com>;
>>> > occupycork@gmail.com<occupycork@gmail.com>;
>>> > 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>;
>>> > occupyreno@gmail.com<occupyreno@gmail.com>;
>>> > occupysacto@gmail.com<occupysacto@gmail.com>;
>>> > OccupySarasota@pro-creators.com<OccupySarasota@pro-creators.com>;
>>> > occupystl@gmail.com<occupystl@gmail.com>;
>>> > occupytally@gmail.com<occupytally@gmail.com>;
>>> > occupytulsa2011@gmail.com<occupytulsa2011@gmail.com>;
>>> > 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>;
>>> > revbooksnyc@yahoo.com<revbooksnyc@yahoo.com>;
>>> > rtugade@ustream.tv<rtugade@ustream.tv>;
>>> > shleonard@gmail.com<shleonard@gmail.com>;
>>> > susan.bernofsky@gmail.com<susan.bernofsky@gmail.com>;
>>> > theyeattheirowngod@gmail.com<theyeattheirowngod@gmail.com>;
>>> > tips@gothamist.com<tips@gothamist.com>; tips@sfist.com<tips@sfist.com>;
>>> > vlad@glassbeadcollective.org<vlad@glassbeadcollective.org>;
>>> > volunteers@october2011.org<volunteers@october2011.org>;
>>> > wallstreet.occupy@gmail.com<wallstreet.occupy@gmail.com>
>>> > 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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