From:   shaista husain <shaistahusain@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Wednesday, October 05, 2011 1:38:03 PM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Group Claims to represent Occupy Wall Street Demands
 

This is not the worse group that has pretended to be the official

occupywallstreet GA. ok--ive read some real whacky lies being

circulated...

I seriously doubt that other GAs are using this poll of demands for a

vote, we need to be more serious (for example the little props in the

first demands given to matt damon is a bit corny and can't take this

document seriously it is childish) We can do a hundred times better

once we get GA involved... yes, The World is Watching us. We are

finance capital of the world.

So please comrades, lets really take this issue in the most serious

historical light.

 

 

On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 3:31 PM, shaista husain <shaistahusain@gmail.com> wrote:

> This is some kind of questionaire for discussion and vote (does

> anonymous seriously expect the US congress to address these proposed

> demands?) Well, its obvious these are proposed demands, no need to

> fear this---we have already concurred we are in CONVERSATION

> mode--people are being radicalized and in conversation, so let the

> conversations begin! Some of these demands have been already mentioned

> and in discussion...i think we can do much better...

> In solidarity,

> Shaista

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> On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 12:51 PM,  <bf0189@gmail.com> wrote:

>> We need to say that no demands are official unless posted on the GAs website

>> and or occupywallst.org LOUDLY!

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>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------

>> From: Jackie DiSalvo <jdisalvo@nyc.rr.com>

>> Date:

>> Subject: [september17discuss] Group Claims to represent Occupy Wall Street

>> Demands

>> To: september17@googlegroups.com

>> CC: labor-outreach-committee@googlegroups.com

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>>> Wall Street - Official Demands

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>>> Written by Anonymous

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>>> The

>>> Sovereign People's Movement, represented nationally through the people

>>> occupying the various Liberty Square locations across this great country,

>>> have laid out and democratically submitted and are currently voting on the

>>> list of following Demands to then be distilled into one Unified Common

>>> demand

>>> of the people.

>>> Participate in Democracy and

>>> Vote Here to Have Your Voice Heard

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>>> LIST OF PROPOSED "DEMANDS FOR CONGRESS"

>>> 1.     CONGRESS

>>> PASS HR 1489 ("RETURN TO PRUDENT BANKING ACT"

>>> http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h112-1489

>>> ). THIS REINSTATES MANY PROVISIONS OF THE GLASS-STEAGALL ACT.

>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass–Steagall_Act

>>> --- Wiki entry summary: The repeal of provisions of the Glass–Steagall

>>> Act of 1933 by the Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act in 1999 effectively

>>> removed the separation that previously existed between investment banking

>>> which issued securities and commercial banks which accepted deposits. The

>>> deregulation also removed conflict of interest prohibitions between

>>> investment bankers serving as officers of commercial banks. Most

>>> economists

>>> believe this repeal directly contributed to the severity of the Financial

>>> crisis of 2007–2011 by allowing Wall Street investment banking firms to

>>> gamble with their depositors' money that was held in commercial banks

>>> owned

>>> or created by the investment firms. Here's detail on repeal in 1999 and

>>> how

>>> it happened: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass–Steagall_Act#Repeal

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>>> Vote

>>> Here #1

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>>> 2.     USE

>>> CONGRESSIONAL AUTHORITY AND OVERSIGHT TO ENSURE APPROPRIATE FEDERAL

>>> AGENCIES

>>> FULLY INVESTIGATE AND PROSECUTE THE WALL STREET CRIMINALS who clearly

>>> broke

>>> the law and helped cause the 2008 financial crisis in the following

>>> notable

>>> cases: (insert list of the most clear cut criminal actions). There is a

>>> pretty broad consensus that there is a clear group of people who got away

>>> with millions / billions illegally and haven't been brought to justice.

>>> Boy

>>> would this be long overdue and cathartic for millions of Americans. It

>>> would

>>> also be a shot across the bow for the financial industry. If you watch the

>>> solidly researched and awared winning documentary film "Inside Job"

>>> that was narrated by Matt Damon (pretty brave Matt!) and do other

>>> research,

>>> it wouldn't take long to develop the list.

>>> §

>>> Vote

>>> Here #2

>>> 3.     CONGRESS

>>> ENACT LEGISLATION TO PROTECT OUR DEMOCRACY BY REVERSING THE EFFECTS OF THE

>>> CITIZENS UNITED SUPREME COURT DECISION which essentially said corporations

>>> can spend as much as they want on elections. The result is that

>>> corporations

>>> can pretty much buy elections. Corporations should be highly limited in

>>> ability to contribute to political campaigns no matter what the election

>>> and

>>> no matter what the form of media. This legislation should also

>>> RE-ESTABLISH

>>> THE PUBLIC AIRWAVES IN THE U.S. SO THAT POLITICAL CANDIDATES ARE GIVEN

>>> EQUAL

>>> TIME FOR FREE AT REASONABLE INTERVALS IN DAILY PROGRAMMING DURING CAMPAIGN

>>> SEASON. The same should extend to other media.

>>> §

>>>  Vote

>>> Here #3

>>> 4.     CONGRESS PASS

>>> THE BUFFETT RULE ON FAIR TAXATION SO THE RICH AND CORPORATIONS PAY THEIR

>>> FAIR

>>> SHARE & CLOSE CORPORATE TAX LOOP HOLES

>>> AND ENACT A PROHIBITION ON HIDING FUNDS OFF SHORE. No more GE paying zero

>>> or

>>> negative taxes. Pass the Buffet Rule on fair taxation so the rich pay

>>> their

>>> fair share. (If we have a really had a good negotiating position and have

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>>> place surrounded, we could actually dial up taxes on millionaires,

>>> billionaires and corporations even higher...back to what they once were in

>>> the 50's and 60's.

>>> §

>>> Vote

>>> Here #4

>>> 5.     CONGRESS

>>> COMPLETELY REVAMP THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION and staff it at

>>> all

>>> levels with proven professionals who get the job done protecting the

>>> integrity

>>> of the marketplace so citizens and investors are both protected. This

>>> agency

>>> needs a large staff and needs to be well-funded. It's currently has a joke

>>> of

>>> a budget and is run by Wall St. insiders who often leave for high ticket

>>> cushy jobs with the corporations they were just regulating. Hmmm.

>>> §

>>> Vote

>>> Here #5

>>> 6.     CONGRESS PASS SPECIFIC AND EFFECTIVE LAWS

>>> LIMITING THE INFLUENCE OF LOBBYISTS AND ELIMINATING THE PRACTICE OF

>>> LOBBYISTS

>>> WRITING LEGISLATION THAT ENDS UP ON THE FLOOR OF CONGRESS.

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>>> Vote

>>> Here #6

>>> 7.     CONGRESS

>>> PASSING "Revolving Door Legislation" LEGISLATION ELIMINATING THE

>>> ABILITY OF FORMER GOVERNMENT REGULATORS GOING TO WORK FOR CORPORATIONS

>>> THAT

>>> THEY ONCE REGULATED. So, you don't get to work at the FDA for five years

>>> playing softball with Pfizer and then go to work for Pfizer making

>>> $195,000 a

>>> year. While they're at it, Congress should pass specific and effective

>>> laws

>>> to enforce strict judicial standards of conduct in matters concerning

>>> conflicts of interest. So long as judges are culled from the ranks of

>>> corporate attorneys the 1% will retain control.

>>> §

>>> Vote

>>> Here #7

>>> 8.     ELIMINATE

>>> "PERSONHOOD" LEGAL STATUS FOR CORPORATIONS. The film "The

>>> Corporation" has a great section on how corporations won

>>> "personhood status". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SuUzmqBewg

>>> . Fast-forward to 2:20. It'll blow your mind. The 14th amendment was

>>> supposed

>>> to give equal rights to African Americans. It said you "can't deprive a

>>> person of life, liberty or property without due process of law".

>>> Corporation lawyers wanted corporations to have more power so they

>>> basically

>>> said "corporations are people." Amazingly, between 1890 and 1910

>>> there were 307 cases brought before the court under the 14th amendment.

>>> 288

>>> of these brought by corporations and only 19 by African Americans. 600,000

>>> people were killed to get rights for people and then judges applied those

>>> rights to capital and property while stripping them from people. It's time

>>> to

>>> set this straight.

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>>> Vote

>>> Here #8

>>> To Vote on All #Revolution

>>> Demands - Click Here

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