Yes, really avoid making it a finger pointing session -- even explicitly state that it is not.
Explain that when something big happens, there will always be opportunists trying to benefit from the wave of attention and that this is not unique to OWS.
Emphasize the principles of OWS and the fact that any supporter that upholds them is a part of the movement, and that those that do not -- no matter what their domain name is -- is not a representative of the movement.
On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 3:39 PM, Vlad T <firstname.lastname@example.org>
yes assholes are popping up everywhere. the nola case is not unique. indy had same problem, there were issues with stolen money in boston etc. so maybe a full discussion that dosnt turn into witch hunt is in order..
On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 3:37 PM, noia efrat <email@example.com>
You can tie this to the thorin story...maybe instead of trying to cover this kind of thing up so that mainstream doesn't discredit us, we need to begin an open discussion aboutt hese occurences as they are obviously not unique to one person or place.
On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 3:34 PM, Vlad T <firstname.lastname@example.org>
yeah lets coordinate wiht nola livestream as well we can rebroadcast and then get you on.
On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 3:33 PM, jo robin <email@example.com>
Yes I am. I've been in DUMBO working on puppets with the puppetry
guild. I'm trying to get over to the park but can't find my metro
card. I talked to LOPI about coming over there this afternoon to try
and get on the livestream maybe?