Sent time:   Friday, October 07, 2011 4:56:45 PM
Subject:   Re: Re: [september17discuss] Welcome to the #OWS 99% Movement �We W ill NOT Be Co-Opted� Working Group

 Structure in Chaos.  I like it.  But I do worry about the 1% using their power to impose their message on our movement.
On 10/07/11, grimwomyn<> wrote:
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