From:   Charles Lenchner <>
Sent time:   Monday, October 10, 2011 6:38:33 PM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Re: Democratic Party's Attempted Co-Option of OWS

I meant these folks:

I've seen their signs a few times at Zuccotti/Foley.


On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 8:18 PM, Richard S. <> wrote:
>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<>
> >
> > *