From:   grimwomyn <grimwomyn@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Tuesday, October 04, 2011 11:57:58 AM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Tactical Suggestion
 

thirded! who can present to the GA?

 

On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 1:53 PM, shaista husain <shaistahusain@gmail.com> wrote:

> This is an excellent statement!

>

> On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 11:52 AM, J Wedes <jwedes@gmail.com> wrote:

>> I love this statement!

>>

>> I think individuals should still be allowed to donate, anonymously and/or

>> with no expectation of reciprocation or branding though.

>>

>> justin

>>

>> On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 11:49 AM, Micah White <micahmwhite@gmail.com> wrote:

>>>

>>> Hi everyone,

>>>

>>> We all know the saying: "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you,

>>> then they fight you, then you win."

>>>

>>> Well, we are in the "they fight you" stage, but it is looking a lot

>>> different than expected. Instead of hitting us head on, the corporations are

>>> trying to co-opt us. They are using a "trojan horse" tactic: once they can

>>> get themselves into a trusted position to speak on behalf of #OWS then they

>>> can blunt and/or destroy any of our revolutionary possibility.

>>>

>>> Never forget that Vodafone tried to claim credit for the Egyptian

>>> Revolution:

>>> http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jun/03/vodafone-egypt-advert-claims-revolution

>>> And Coca-Cola put up special advertising to align themselves with the

>>> revolutionaries of Tahrir Square as well.

>>>

>>> Some advertising agencies specialize in launching seemingly

>>> counter-cultural movements. And they are watching everything we do:

>>> http://roarmag.org/2011/08/the-revolution-will-not-be-commercialized/

>>>

>>> Another example from something I wrote last year: "The collapsing

>>> distinction between marketing and activism is revealed in the cautionary

>>> tale of TckTckTck, a purported climate change organisation with 17 million

>>> members. Widely hailed as an innovator of digital activism, TckTckTck is a

>>> project of Havas Worldwide, the world's sixth-largest advertising company. A

>>> corporation that uses advertising to foment ecologically unsustainable

>>> overconsumption, Havas bears significant responsibility for the climate

>>> change TckTckTck decries."

>>>

>>> Now, it is more important than ever to be on our guard against those who

>>> wish to "speak for us" or "help us". They have an agenda.. they are fighting

>>> by playing nice.

>>>

>>> I propose that GA discuss the following proposal:

>>>

>>> Proposal: "We believe that corporate money should not be allowed to

>>> influence democracy. Therefore, the General Assembly will not accept

>>> donations, financial or otherwise, from corporations. Furthermore, we will

>>> not allow corporate advertising to be placed on websites affiliated with our

>>> occupation. We will resist efforts by corporations to co-opt our movement

>>> towards real democracy in America."

>>>

>>> Stay strong... don't fall for their tricks,

>>>

>>> Micah

>>

>>

>

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