From:   guindave@aol.com
Sent time:   Sunday, October 09, 2011 6:48:27 PM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   SPAM-LOW: Re: [september17discuss] Fwd: Occupy Wall Street Poster
 

If any one lives bushwick (i don't) I have thought of starting a group

there called (community 2 community) for white youths to reach out to

people of clour fromt he area to try and collectively bring rents low.

Perhaps this could some how be realted OWS ?

 

-----Original Message-----

From: rob hollander <lesrrd@gmail.com>

To: september17 <september17@googlegroups.com>

Sent: Sun, Oct 9, 2011 8:26 pm

Subject: Re: [september17discuss] Fwd: Occupy Wall Street Poster

 

Thanks, Jackie. Just did, adding:

 

There are groups up in EastHarlem (Movement for Justice in El Barrio),

Central Harlem (Harlem TenantsCouncil) and Chinatown (CSWA) and the

Lower East Side (NMASS) who areangry about gentrification and see it as

part of the globalneo-liberalism that is destabilizing local

neighborhoods. These areresonant issues for everyone, but also resonate

specifically withcommunities of color in NYC.

 

Nellie Bailey (Harlem Tenants Council) has a radio program. It might be

useful to get on the anti-gentrification wagon.

 

 

 

On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 7:34 PM, Jackie DiSalvo

&lt;jdisalvo@nyc.rr.com&gt; wrote:

Rob, Why don’t you send this to thePeople of Color Working Group?

Unified Communities unified.ows@gmail.comIt would give them support.  

 From: september17@googlegroups.com[mailto:september17@googlegroups.com]

On Behalf Of rob hollander

Sent: Sunday, October 09, 20116:26 PM

To: september17@googlegroups.com

Subject: Re: [september17discuss]Fwd: Occupy Wall Street Poster

 

 While I was at Liberty Plaza today I looked for any postersrelated to

racism. I found a"Ron Paul in 2012" election poster (campaigning!), a

"nofracking" poster, "Save the environment" posters, peace and

loveposters and all sorts of economic, bank and democracy posters, but

nothingaddressing racism or race impact. Itdoesn't seem to be part of

the message, as yet.Maybe people there feel it would be divisive and

prefer to focus on "sameboat" messages. I honestlydon't know. Also, I

didn't look ateach and every poster, so maybe they are there but I

missed them all.

 

 

Anyway, my suggested "solution" still stands: raise the issues thatwill

resonate with people of color.I repeat it here since perhaps it was

missed the first time :-)

 

Banks

The foreclosure crisis was a disaster for the US, but it is worse for

black people in America:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/04/post_541_n_749319.html

 

The recession, jobs and health care

Recession disproportionatelyimpacts people of color in jobs and health

care

www.kff.org/minorityhealth/upload/7953.pdf

 

Public sector austerity

Tuition is outrageous everywhere, but tuition hikes in public higher

education,the only low-cost option, impacts people ofcolor

disproportionately: 74 percent of CUNY students are people of color.

 

Public transit hikes disproportionatelyimpact people of color:

http://www.citylimits.org/news/articles/3970/some-see-racial-impact-from-mass-transit-funding-crisis

 

The economy

Black unemployment is not just twice the rateof whites, but it rose in

August, while white unemployment fell:

http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/661121/black_unemployment_hits_highest_in_27_years/

 

Development and real estate

Gentrification continues to displace peopleof color throughout

Manhattan and now in Brooklyn too.

 

 

 

 

On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 3:29 PM, Matthew Bralow

&lt;mbralow@gmail.com&gt; wrote:Liberty Sq. is what we makeof it. If

someone wants to use this

occupation as a way to organize people for a particular cause...( And

ultimately address the GREATER cause of corruption and power and

effective ways to stop it, everyone should provide input and support!

If they find they can't do it at liberty sq.They are free (and

encouraged) to start or join another occupation elsewhere.

 

As a sidenote, I know this isn't subject of original thread, but as

far as issue of our security and well-being, if our "collection of

individuals" believes eventually a particular individual/individuals

are not adhering to guiding principles, if we don't have it already,

we need a system of quickly bringing it to the forefront and we have

right to expel them from occupation (via a committee or our

established voting system). And wesupport action with police

cooperation and our own security/policing team.This will minimize

people trying to stall/impede/kill this MOVEMENT.

 

But getting back to issue of why are other causes not represented, if

we feel that's the case, it's OUR job to get more people involved by

doing OUR OWN outreach and recruitment with other already existing

groups. Or if a group doesn't exist,start your own! Schedule

teach-in's etc. Start ORGANIZING andgetting everyone to occupy

something!

 

It's ALL our job to make this happen, not just people of color

committee, etc.

On 10/9/11, shaista husain &lt;shaistahusain@gmail.com&gt;wrote:

&gt; Thanks Rob,

&gt; Your claims on whiteness are highly problematic.The whiteness you

take for

&gt; granted, 80% occupiers is, or 90% is dead wrong.Actually a large

part of

&gt; those categorized incorrectly labelled white are spanish, arabs,

&gt; international, diverse internationals.I don't want to discuss

census and

&gt; poll taking to disprove you, in fact in the US all arabs fall

under white

&gt; category. Actually, i feelreally troubled that efforts at proper

&gt; respresentation is so cynically described as "airbrushing"

--itscalled

&gt; outreach--actively sspeaking to people of color in different

languages and

&gt; also diversifying the movement in favor of plurality.BY insisting

that

&gt; whites control this movement, you can hardly speak about class

until you

&gt; address race. They are notseparate spheres.

&gt; Anyway, you provide no solutions to bring more diversity, maybe

ROB you

&gt; should come to the people of color meeting today, and help us form

a wayto

&gt; remedy this.

&gt;

&gt;

&gt;

&gt; On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 10:09 AM, rob hollander

&lt;lesrrd@gmail.com&gt; wrote:

&gt;

&gt;&gt; Right now the encampment occupiers are at least 80% white. It

reflects its

&gt;&gt; source base: the GA's I attended in August were closer to 90%

whiteand 0%

&gt;&gt; black.

&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt; It's not a tech issue.Unions and CUNY students, for example,

bring

&gt;&gt; diversity to their protests because their source base is

diverse. Their

&gt;&gt; program, issues and slogans speak directly to their own source

base.

&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt; OWS has not targeted racism and is not speaking specifically

to peopleof

&gt;&gt; color: its program, issues and slogans have targeted not race

butclass

&gt;&gt; and

&gt;&gt; political structure-- banks, economic injustice and the

perversion of

&gt;&gt; democracy in our politics.OWS hasn't even widely targeted

immigration so

&gt;&gt; far as I can see, judging from the homemade posters at Liberty

Plaza.

&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt; Here are a few issues OWS might be able to glom onto --

&gt;&gt;

 

&gt;&gt; *Banks *

&gt;&gt; The foreclosure crisis was a disaster for the US, but it

is*worse for

&gt;&gt; black people in America*:

&gt;&gt; http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/04/post_541_n_749319.html

&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt; *The recession, jobs and health care*

&gt;&gt; Recession *disproportionately impacts people of color in jobs

andhealth

&gt;&gt; care*

&gt;&gt; www.kff.org/minorityhealth/upload/7953.pdf

&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt; *Public sector austerity*&gt;&gt; Tuition is outrageous

everywhere, but tuition hikes in publichigher

&gt;&gt; education, the only low-cost option, impacts people of color

&gt;&gt; disproportionately: 74 percent of CUNY students are people of

color.

&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt; Public transit hikes disproportionately impact people of color:

&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;

http://www.citylimits.org/news/articles/3970/some-see-racial-impact-from-mass-transit-funding-crisis

&gt;&gt; *

&gt;&gt; The economy*&gt;&gt; Black unemployment is not just twice the

rate of whites, butit rose in

&gt;&gt; August, while white unemployment fell:

&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;

http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/661121/black_unemployment_hits_highest_in_27_years/

&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt; *Development and real estate*&gt;&gt; Gentrification continues

to displace people of colorthroughout Manhattan

&gt;&gt; and now in Brooklyn too.

&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt; OWS might be able to handle race without divisiveness. I hope

this

&gt;&gt; movement

&gt;&gt; can be all things to all peoples and all issues.That may be

possible, or

&gt;&gt; may not. Maybe featuringspokespersons of color will help.But

you can't

&gt;&gt; digitally airbrush every photograph and video to put color

into the80%

&gt;&gt; white occupiers. OWS needsto bring more diversity in as

positive a way as

&gt;&gt; possible. In any case, Ihope OWS will keep a dynamic of

positivity and

&gt;&gt; newness and openness.

&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt; On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 10:06 PM, &lt;jemcgloin@verizon.net&gt;

wrote:

&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;  actually laughing out loud!

&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt; On 10/08/11, gail zawacki&lt;witsendnj@gmail.com&gt;wrote:

&gt;&gt;&gt; How's this for diversity?

&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt; On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 12:36 PM, Jon Good

&gt;&gt;&gt; &lt;therealjongood@gmail.com&gt;wrote:

&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; Might a call be put out for artists of color to get

morediverse,

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; multicultural representations out there?  Or to

allartists to get

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; specifically non-white people representing this

movement? I have the

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; visual

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; art ability of a two-year-old, otherwise i'd practice

what Ipreached

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; myself.

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 10:01 AM, rob hollander

&lt;lesrrd@gmail.com&gt; wrote:

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; +1

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; Even the ballerina served well, too -- it was

praised inone of the

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; first serious articles on OWS when most media were

callingOWS

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; muddle-headed

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; and naive. Theimage and text implied something new

and smart.So, yes,

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; many, many, many more...

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 7:40 AM, grimwomyn

&lt;grimwomyn@gmail.com&gt; wrote:

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; Hopefully there will be many many many many

many manyimages and

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; posters that circulate-- that is the point,

right?

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 12:58 AM, shaista

husain &lt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; shaistahusain@gmail.com&gt;wrote:

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; Yes you are right 100% no stereotypes--so

why dowe always need one

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; woman or one individual for a poster? we

areleaderless organization

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; so we

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; claim why are we establishing icons that

do notreflect this claim?

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 7:07 PM,

&lt;jemcgloin@verizon.net&gt; wrote:

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;  Becareful with native Amercan or

otherethnic/racial cliches.  Just

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; add an obvious mix of people so that

it isobcious that all are

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; invited.

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; On 10/07/11, shaista

husain&lt;shaistahusain@gmail.com&gt; wrote:

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; Yes, she did look indigenous, but

perhaps wecan add another

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; signifier to make sure there is

noconfusion--perhaps a feather (i

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; am just

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; giving an example) or some other

blatantsignifier will illustrate

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; that

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; further.We are multicultural. Please

in allwe do and say, let's

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; please

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; please be inclusive--love each other--

i didmake a very strong

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; polemic with

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; some people of color who were

complainingabout young white

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; protesters who

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; wanted to fight the police, and these

peopleof color were

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; complaining that

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; immigrants and folks can't always do

that andits dangerous to put

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; people of

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; color in that kind of situation. But i

told them, when the police

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; are

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; attacking us, as they are wont to do,

itsthose same courageous

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; white youth

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; who will put their bodies in between

you andthe police. So shut the

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; fuck

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; up.

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; Thanks,

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; Shaista

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 3:55 PM,

Thadeaus &lt;thadeaus@gmail.com&gt; wrote:

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; I totally agree.and think we all

need to be very aware of what

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; kind

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; of face(s) we put forward to

representthis movement and attract

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; new

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; supporters.I noticed an otherwise

wonderful tri-paneled hand out

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; that

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; welcomed people to the occupied

space hada number of illustrations

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; but only

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; of yuppie looking seemingly white

people. I think this was meant as

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; satire

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; of vacation brochures, but even

socompanies that seek diverse

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; customers

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; have been incorporating people of

colorinto their promo materials

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; for years

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; now.

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; As for the image in the poster

inquestion: I am pretty sure that

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; it

 

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; was originally a panel in

EricDrooker &lt;http://www.drooker.com/&gt;'s

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; wordless graphic novel Blood

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

Song&lt;http://www.drooker.com/books/bloodsong.html&gt;.&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&

gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; It's a amazing and beautiful book. The main

character of the book

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; and who is

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; pictured in the poster is I think

ofSouth-East Asian origin. The

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; art was

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; not created to represent our

protest.

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; heart

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; Thadeaus

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 3:49 PM,

shaistahusain &lt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; shaistahusain@gmail.com&gt;wrote:

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; Well I prefer to be behind the

camera,but i can help in

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; addressing

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; this issue.. thank you

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 3:48

PM,Matthew Presto &lt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; matthew.presto@gmail.com&gt;

wrote:

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; Agreed with Shaista. Let's

move as far away from the ballerina

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; poster that a lot of us

had issueswith way back when.

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; Matt

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at

3:44 PM,shaista husain &lt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

shaistahusain@gmail.com&gt; wrote:

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; A huge backlash is

comingagainst this movement by those

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; powerful

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; people of color

minorities whohave been protesting their whole

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; lives, that

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; this movement is white

andmiddle class. It is important to us

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; that is is

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; not ALWAYS represented

thatway, taking issues of representation

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; in our

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; "official"campaigns, a

little sensitivity to diversity is what

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; demarcates

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; us clearly from RIGHT

WINGmovement that is also against Wall

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; St.--we are

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; multicultural ----that

has tobe emphasized always, as you know

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; the IDF

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; across britain,

theislamophobes all the racist haters are also

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; up in arms

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; against wall street.

What differentiates us is our

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; MULTICULTURALISM.

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; Breivnik by killing

studentsin Norwayhas ushered in the

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; neo-fascist hatred

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; for white people who

stand inarms with people of color and

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; immigrants. All

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; of you white comrades

in thismovement stand together with

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; historically

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; oppressed people as

brothersand sisters. Please take this

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; seriously in love

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; and comradeship, we

need toprotect each other. Our language

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; needs to

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; reflect this on every

level. We need to be politically savvy

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; inclusive and

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; sophisticated.

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; Thank you,

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; Shaista

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at

3:37PM, shaista husain &lt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

shaistahusain@gmail.com&gt; wrote:

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; Some more people

of color"speaking for this movement" in the

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; media team--you

know whogo out to mainstream media, also would

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; not hurt us.

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; On Fri, Oct 7,

2011 at3:33 PM, shaista husain &lt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

shaistahusain@gmail.com&gt; wrote:

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; Can you put

somedreadlocks on her, does every female the

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; represents

thismovement have to be visibly white? Perhaps

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; just one poster

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; with

illustrating somesensitivity to people of color who make

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; up the

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; majority of

THISCITY???? This movement is not all white

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; people and if

there

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; is NO

leadership, thenit becomes important to be sensitive

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; about images of

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; individuals

who cometo signify the movement as a whole.

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; PERHAPS and

now im

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; begging you

comrades,its so real it fucking hurts, can we get

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; some people

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; of color

visibility..ATLEAST ONE poster that reflects this? I

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; bet you it

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; will be

socelebrated!!! Perhaps an indigenous woman? PLEASE

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; PLEASE

PLEASE&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

folks..Thanks!!!

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; On Fri, Oct 7,

2011 at3:05 PM, gail zawacki &lt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

witsendnj@gmail.com&gt; wrote:

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; It's

fantastic anduplifting!  I ended a morbid blogpost with

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; it, here...

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

http://witsendnj.blogspot.com/2011/10/catastrophe-map-says-goodbye-to.html

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; On Fri,

Oct 7,2011 at 2:51 PM, grimwomyn &lt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

grimwomyn@gmail.com&gt; wrote:

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; this

would bean awesome sticker as well!

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; On

Fri, Oct 7,2011 at 2:29 PM, Sarah &lt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

miss.quintessential01@gmail.com&gt;wrote:

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

----------Forwarded message ----------

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

From: EricDrooker &lt;mail@drooker.com&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

Date: Thu,Oct 6, 2011 at 4:40 PM

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

Subject:Occupy Wall Street . . .

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

To: EricDrooker &lt;hi@drooker.com&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

--PLEASEFORWARD WIDELY--

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

Friends& Fellow Occupiers,

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; To

helpour powerful, new Occupy Movement spread to other

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

cites,I've created a powerful new poster (attached).

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

Pleasehelp circulate this poster image (e-mail, facebook,

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

twitter,print, etc.), and help buildmomentum in the

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

streets!

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

Now is ourtime.

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

Thank you,

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; -

Eric

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

P.S. Andplease pass along this URL, where people can

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

downed

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

hi-resversions of the new posters in many languages:

 

&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;

www.GStrike.org

&lt;http://www.gstrike.org/&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&g

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Development

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&gt;&gt;&gt;

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&gt;&gt;

&gt;&gt; --

&gt;&gt; Rob Hollander

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&gt;&gt; NYC, 10009

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http://savethelowereastside.blogspot.com/

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