On Sun, Oct 2, 2011 at 9:51 PM, Doug Singsen <email@example.com
> 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
> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org
>> 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 <email@example.com
>> > 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org
>> >> http://nycga.cc/2011/09/30/declaration-of-the-occupation-of-new-york-city/
>> >> spread this far and wide! Short code: http://nycga.cc/?p=780
>> >> print for saturday