From:   Richard S. <>
Sent time:   Monday, October 10, 2011 6:18:09 PM
To:   september17 <>
Subject:   [september17discuss] Re: Democratic Party's Attempted Co-Option of OWS

>and let's

not forget the dastardly 'Committee for a Worker's Revolution.'


What on Earth is the Committee for a Worker's Revolution? Do you have

a link for any group with that name?



On Oct 10, 1:32 pm, Charles Lenchner <> wrote:

> 1. the notion that the Democratic Party campaigns in a coordinated fashion

> is kind of silly.

> 2. if you want to officially distance yourself from any and all movements

> that have adherents on Zuccotti Park, you'll get in trouble for missing one

> or the other. In addition to not being coopted by the two party oligarchy,

> let's also pledge not to be coopted by the Workers World Party,

> International Socialist Organization, Ron Paul's Love-o-lution, and let's

> not forget the dastardly 'Committee for a Worker's Revolution.' I for one,

> will not stand to be coopted by any of these forces, and their omission from

> this statement opens the door to further coopting.

> 3. I thought Andrew Boyd invented the 98% meme in 2010, only to watch it be

> COOPTED by the 99%.But such is political life.

> 4. Surely the best way to advance the meme that OWS is the Dem tea party is

> to feed it with attention. In fact, the Job Party and the Coffee Party and

> the Green Tea Party are the Dem Tea Parties. Not OWS.


> Written with love and good humor!


> Charles








> On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 1:06 PM, <> wrote:

> > I like it.  I think you should try to get it passed at the GA so it can be

> > official.


> > John


> > On 10/10/11, David DeGraw<> wrote:

> > i'm sure most of us will agree with the statements the DCCC is makingon

> > behalf of the OWS 99% movement in this online campaign, and it'snice to have

> > support, BUT, imo Democratic Party campaigns like this arevery dangerous to

> > our long term growth:


> > See this:


> > The corporate media is already building a solid narrative labelling usas

> > the Democrat's Tea Party.  While some people may not mind thatlabel, this is

> > a divide and conquer propaganda strategy that we mustavoid.  Some people say

> > that our movement is so diverse that we don'thave to worry about co-option,

> > and there is solid evidence that thismay be true - certainly hope it is.

> > However, as someone who hasintensively studied propaganda and psychological

> > operations, and hasalso invented the 99% meme, i am incredibly sensitive to

> > divide andconquer propa issues. I worked with over 20 people in coming up

> > withthis statement proposal, please consider it:


> > ***Welcometo the #OWS 99% Movement “We Will NOT Be Co-Opted” Working Group<>


> >


> > *