From:   grimwomyn <>
Sent time:   Friday, October 07, 2011 12:27:17 PM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Welcome to the #OWS 99% Movement &#65533;We W ill NOT Be Co-Opted&#65533; Working Group

I am of the opinion that there should be many many statements, by as

many members of the 99% as possible-- everyone should run their own

statement, somewhere among the many many statements, themes will



The statement is the American conversation happening right now-- and

it is awesome in every way.


On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 2:13 PM, David DeGraw <> wrote:

> no, no, personally speaking i'm def not libertarian or ron paul supporter,

> though i consider them part of the 99% and would not personally reject them

> w/in the movement.  though i know there are strong feeling on that


> if you don't know me, we can talk later if you're at Liberty tonight,

> otherwise, here's a report which summed up my thoughts in Feb 2010 ;-)






> On 10/7/2011 2:05 PM, wrote:


> And yet you appear to be trying to coopt OWS yourselves...

> If I have misrepresented your economic views, forgive me, but David you seem

> to have Ron Paul-style, right-wing libertarian views concerning a wing of

> the financial elite.

> Am I wrong about that?

> Are you, instead, in favor of unions? Are you in favor of more public jobs,

> of more control by working people over the economy?

> Please disabuse me of my fears about your platform if I am mistaken.

> Andy


> ---------- Original Message ----------

> From: David DeGraw <>

> To:

> Subject: [september17discuss] Welcome to the #OWS 99% Movement �We Will NOT

> Be Co-Opted� Working Group

> Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2011 13:56:59 -0400


> we just posted this, have sent out yet, will be back at park later today to

> discuss:


> Welcome to the #OWS 99% Movement �We Will NOT Be Co-Opted� Working Group


> This is not an official statement from the #OWS 99% Movement. As a

> decentralized leaderless movement, in our opinion, there is no one group,

> organization, website or individual who can speak for the movement as a

> whole. We, a working group of people currently occupying Liberty Park and

> many other locations throughout the US, are growing increasingly concerned

> about divide and conquer attempts being made to co-opt the movement. In the

> following message, we are issuing our first proposed statement. ... Read

> More >>




> Please give your input