From:   mariabyck <>
Sent time:   Thursday, October 13, 2011 10:08:22 PM
To:; Amanda Hass <>
Subject:   [september17discuss] Fwd: Occupy Wall Street Media Stunt

Email from Amanda Hass <>


Hi Occupy Wall St-ers,


Some friends and I came up with a media stunt during the Times Square

Protest. "Golden Umbrella"

( is a clause that protects

an entrepreneur by guaranteeing with their company a payout for the risk

they bear. So if the company seems to take a turn, the founder can bail

the company with their own personal large payout. We wanted to spray

paint a hundred or so umbrellas gold for people to open during the

protest. Visually, it would definitely attract media as well as send a

message that criticizes the forms of protection allowed within the

capitalist system versus the protections not afforded to general public.


I know this is a pretty grassroots protest with each person bringing to

it what they will, but I wanted to run this by the people who are on the

ground to see if this show of support would be welcome.


In solidarity,

Amanda Hass