|From:||Mellow Yellow <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Sent time:||Monday, October 03, 2011 2:31:53 PM|
|Subject:||SPAM-MED: [september17discuss] Re: URGENT: Safer Spaces and Non-violence|
Thank you for your appropriate response. I wish I did not have to
bring this up. I have not been able to join any of the working groups
in question, so I am just looking for answers and accountability from
the working groups. This IS a larger GA/structure issue, not just
I agree I would prefer this to not be here at all. But actors on both
sides have made their presence apparent at Liberty Plaza, and I don't
think ignoring it will make it disappear.
But maybe it will. Discuss with me at 6? No Peeps mic needed.
On Oct 3, 4:01 pm, Jon Good <therealjong...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Oh, for fuck's sake. PLEASE DO NOT have any of this discussion within
> Liberty Plaza. It will be an all-singing, all-dancing shit show. There are
> plenty of public, open spaces (some even nearby the square) that will be
> less problematic. As Mellow Yellow admits, this issue has torn apart
> activist circles again and again and again and again.
> I really think both sides need to walk away, right now. There are thousands
> of us. No single person is important enough that their physical presence at
> OWS will make any difference or be integral to the movement. There are
> plenty of things you can do to help the occupation that do not require you
> to physically be at Liberty Plaza. Please do those. Please do not turnthis
> ridiculously convoluted issue into our problem.
> On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 3:10 PM, Mellow Yellow <disorganiz...@gmail.com>wrote:
> > Hi All Amazing and Peaceful people,
> > I am going to propose at tonight's GA (if there is a nycga listserve can
> > someone re-post this there) that the NYC GA become a signatory supporter of
> > the statement on the website below.
> > Non-police individuals who have a history of violent language, threats and
> > behavior towards myself and other activists were seen at Liberty Plaza
> > Sunday afternoon/evening. I have spoken to many people who witnessed abusive
> > and aggressive language and behavior last night during the GA seeking the
> > expulsion of other individuals who HAVE NOT exhibited violent or abusive
> > behavior at Liberty Plaza. Unfortunately it seems that the majority of the
> > "Safer Spaces" working group is complicit in this behavior within OWS space,
> > and there will also hopefully be some discussion about working group
> > accountability, for ALL WORKING GROUPS tonight. If any representatives of
> > the Safer Spaces group would like to meet with me at Liberty Plaza at 6pm
> > under the red thing to address these concerns in a non-violent manner, I
> > would really appreciate the chance speak and listen to them regarding the
> > group's actions. Abuse, inter-personal violence and oppression of all forms
> > are serious, and I am not defending abusers. However, survivors and abusers
> > both require support in moving on, either from being a victim or to being
> > held accountable. Accountability and Safer Space are the crux of the
> > Occupation.
> > .
> > PLEASE TAKE THIS INTERNAL THREAT VERY SERIOUSLY, as it is a part of a very
> > divisive and ugly history within the New York City activist/anarchist
> > community. I do not want to see OWS implode from the inside. The Banksters
> > and the State will have an easy time sweeping us away if we get bogged down
> > in violent infighting instead of the civil, horizontal consensus process we
> > have enjoyed thus far.
> > With Sincerity and Peace in my heart,
> > Mellow Yellow
> > @critmasspanic
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