From:   mariabyck <maria@papertiger.org>
Sent time:   Thursday, October 13, 2011 10:08:22 PM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com; Amanda Hass <amanda.hass@gmail.com>
Subject:   [september17discuss] Fwd: Occupy Wall Street Media Stunt
 

Email from Amanda Hass <amanda.hass@gmail.com>

 

Hi Occupy Wall St-ers,

 

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

Protest. "Golden Umbrella"

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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

 

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