Subject: Re: [NYCGA Internet] [Interocc] OCCUPY SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
From: William Leibzon
Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2011 22:56:46 -0400
To: internet_working_group@googlegroups.com

Los Angeles is a large area but I'm concerned that there maybe too
many occupys there which means not enough in any one place, nor do I
see enough coordination between groups.. Right now there are:
 - OccupyLA
 - OccupyLongBeach
 - OccupyVenice
 - OccupuUCLA
And now Occupy San Fernando. I'm not discouraging anyone and LA does
have multiple "downtown" areas. But there does need to be better
coordination locally between all the groups and there should be joined
actions where as many people as possible can show up from all the
areas.

On Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 1:36 PM, Occupy San Fernando Valley
<occupysanfernandovalley@hotmail.com> wrote:
HI EVERYONE ,
WE WILL BE MEETING OCTOBER 29TH 2011 FOR A BIG MARCH AROUND THE COURT HOUSE
IN VAN NUYS. WE THIS WEEK WILL BE WORKING WITH THE CITY OFFICIALS FOR
LEGALITIES IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT US TO START UP THE MOVEMENT PLEASE
EMAIL US BACK TO HERE OR LIKE US ON FACEBOOK
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-San-Fernando-Valley/293160257379947#!/pages/Occupy-San-Fernando-Valley/293160257379947?sk=wall.
PLEAE HELP AND WE WILL BE MEETING EVERYDAY UNTIL THE 29TH SO WE CAN GET A
GROUP GOING TO START THE MOVEMENT I HAVE A COUPLE PEOPLE HELPING ME ALREADY
WE WILL TAKE TO THE STREETS TODAY WITH POSTERS ALL OVER THE VALLEY SO WE
SHOULD START HEARING OF MEMEBERS SOON. WE HAVE BEEN INVOLVED WITH OCCUPY
WALL ST AND LOS ANGELES I PERSONALLY HAVE BEEN AT LA SINCE DAY ONE BUT I
NOTICED THAT RARELY WAS THERE PEOPLE FROM THE VALLEY OR I WOULD GO TO THE
VALLEY AND NO ONE KNEW WHAT IT WAS SO HERE IT IS ITS COMING SOON........
Declaration of the Occupation of New York City
As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice,
we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all
people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that
we are your allies.
As one people, united, we acknowledge the reality: that the future of the
human race requires the cooperation of its members; that our system must
protect our rights, and upon corruption of that system, it is up to the
individuals to protect their own rights, and those of their neighbors; that
a democratic government derives its just power from the people, but
corporations do not seek consent to extract wealth from the people and the
Earth; and that no true democracy is attainable when the process is
determined by economic power. We come to you at a time when corporations,
which place profit over people, self-interest over justice, and oppression
over equality, run our governments. We have peaceably assembled here, as is
our right, to let these facts be known.
They have taken our houses through an illegal foreclosure process, despite
not having the original mortgage.
They have taken bailouts from taxpayers with impunity, and continue to give
Executives exorbitant bonuses.
They have perpetuated inequality and discrimination in the workplace based
on age, the color of one's skin, sex, gender identity and sexual
orientation.
They have poisoned the food supply through negligence, and undermined the
farming system through monopolization.
They have profited off of the torture, confinement, and cruel treatment of
countless nonhuman animals, and actively hide these practices.
They have continuously sought to strip employees of the right to negotiate
for better pay and safer working conditions.
They have held students hostage with tens of thousands of dollars of debt on
education, which is itself a human right.
They have consistently outsourced labor and used that outsourcing as
leverage to cut workers’ healthcare and pay.
They have influenced the courts to achieve the same rights as people, with
none of the culpability or responsibility.
They have spent millions of dollars on legal teams that look for ways to get
them out of contracts in regards to health insurance.
They have sold our privacy as a commodity.
They have used the military and police force to prevent freedom of the
press.
They have deliberately declined to recall faulty products endangering lives
in pursuit of profit.
They determine economic policy, despite the catastrophic failures their
policies have produced and continue to produce.
They have donated large sums of money to politicians supposed to be
regulating them.
They continue to block alternate forms of energy to keep us dependent on
oil.
They continue to block generic forms of medicine that could save people’s
lives in order to protect investments that have already turned a substantive
profit.
They have purposely covered up oil spills, accidents, faulty bookkeeping,
and inactive ingredients in pursuit of profit.
They purposefully keep people misinformed and fearful through their control
of the media.
They have accepted private contracts to murder prisoners even when presented
with serious doubts about their guilt.
They have perpetuated colonialism at home and abroad.
They have participated in the torture and murder of innocent civilians
overseas.
They continue to create weapons of mass destruction in order to receive
government contracts. *
To the people of the world,
We, the New York City General Assembly occupying Wall Street in Liberty
Square, urge you to assert your power.
Exercise your right to peaceably assemble; occupy public space; create a
process to address the problems we face, and generate solutions accessible
to everyone.
To all communities that take action and form groups in the spirit of direct
democracy, we offer support, documentation, and all of the resources at our
disposal.
Join us and make your voices heard!
*These grievances are not all-inclusive

WE HOPE TO GET THIS UP EVERYWHERE THANK YOU ALL AND PLEASE CONATCT US SO WE
CAN SET UP TIMES TO MEET>>DAILY UNTIL THE 29th -

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