From:   Doug Singsen <>
Sent time:   Sunday, October 02, 2011 7:51:49 PM
Subject:   SPAM-MED: Re: [september17discuss] Declaration of the Occupation of New York City [official]

I agree that those elements could be strengthened in that statement, but what you're talking about is the Declaration of the Occupation, not the Principles of Solidarity. The latter is set to be discussed at tomorrow night's GA and I believe does contain points related to immigration and imperialism. The text hasn't been circulated on the internet in draft form in order to avoid it being spread all over before the GA approves it. And the Declaration does have some mention of racism and imperialism, although I agree they could be augmented and strengthened:
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 perpetuated colonialism at home and abroad. They have participated in the torture and murder of innocent civilians overseas.
Doug S

On Sun, Oct 2, 2011 at 9:40 PM, shaista husain <> wrote:
With all due respect,
Reading the Principles of Solidarity, it is disturbing to me that the
concern for the rights of animals is mentioned, but immigrants rights
are forgotten, and what about those stuck in guantanamo without due
process tortured worse than animals, these are human beings. What
happened to Civil Liberties--if we are to address democracy at all,
how about some basic liberal rights we have lost in the War on Terror.

I am in need of more solidarity on the international front.

Please if you can add this I would feel less disenfranchised from
these principles of solidarity. I gleefully worked the food booth, I
am so happy to be part of this movement, in  that we can negate the
logic of greed in our everyday practice, on the ground, we can show
this city that we can provide free food through donation, this is a
revolutionary principle and am so grateful that i can be part of this.
This is a principle of solidarity that is learned through the
occupation, that we are not "jobless frustrated youth with nothing to
do" that we are willing to work, and work hard for "revolution."

Please consider adding this to the the Principles of Solidarity with
the poor, disenfranchised, with the destitute and the the victims of
WALL STREET. but we must never forget that there are worse victims
than us, the victims of the US gov't and its endless greed for power
and war.

Goldman Sachs and the bankers run wall street-; wall street runs our
goverment, our goverment runs UN/NATO. There is no escaping this logic
of power of a failed world system.

The WORLD is WATCHING US--millions of victims of Wall Street
everywhere in the world are expecting some good news from us, please
let us STAND in solidarity with the overwhelming democratic and
anti-austerity mobilizations from Tahrir to Wisconsin. It is
imperative that we, NEW YORKERS, immigrants, make a clear call to
stand in PRINCIPLED SOLIDARITY with global class war against war and
against the capitalist class based here in WALL ST. for victims far
worse than us in the global economy.

Thank you and forgive the screaming,
Shaista Husain


On Sun, Oct 2, 2011 at 7:20 PM, shaista husain <> wrote:
> Congratulations on this document, has it been approved by GA, ratified
> by consensus?
> Please may i add some feedback:  I was reading down the list and very
> excited by this point here, however, can we please make a case about
> the torture of political prisoners as well as animals... There is
> pelican bay hunger strike currently ongoing, as well as Guantano Bay
> torture waterboarding, etc as well secret detentions abroad (Bagram
> etc in Afghanistan) can we please add human beings, the end of Patriot
> Act and return of civil liberties in the same line as our concern for
> animals. The War on Terror is a racist war that has dehumanized the
> "enemy" most of whom do not even own a donkey. Please, considering the
> recent Troy Davis case, it is imperative to defend the rights of
> prisoners and denounce this unjust penal (domestic) and international
> military police state--even in the same line as with animal rights, if
> need be.
> Thank you,
> Shaista Husain
> "They have profited off of the torture, confinement, and cruel
> treatment of countless animals, and actively hide these practices."
> On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 5:30 AM, Drew <> wrote:
>> spread this far and wide! Short code:
>> print for saturday