From:   shaista husain <shaistahusain@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Saturday, October 15, 2011 3:27:40 AM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] FYI: email list leaked
 

Micah, i can not thank you enough for posting this and reminding us

this is a public forum. I am so empowered reading the responses, i

celebrate the fearlessness and transparency here, thank you! Big props

to this movement for overcoming so much of what has destroyed

movements in the past--

Only the most cynical, the stupidest, the cowardly, most empty of

imagination, slander others as "infiltrators' and these are the same

cowards who go ratting off to the police--we know this from

cointelpro--the same people who sow conspiracy theories, fear,

paranoia, are the same people who censor and slander others--but we

should celebrate our ability to transcend all this --there are too

many of us, fearless, trusting and willing to exchange ideas, to be

corrected, to evolve, transform. It is a good lesson in humility--that

to me is empowerment!! long live the revolution against ignorance and

fear! Long live freedom of speech!

 

Lets worry less about the police===and be more concerned with our own

Code of Conduct--and please come Sunday 5pm to safe space meeting to

address the issue of racism/sexism/redbaiting within the

movement---how do we eradicate these prejudices? How do we hold

accountable members of OWS who attempt to slander others without

proof, sow paranoia and censor others? This is usually the most

insidious form of discrimination that goes unsaid--ie.. calling people

of color or women crazy--or calling someone an "infiltrator" it is the

oldest most racist script in the book---does anyone have any thoughts

on this? please.... what do we do about individuals who purposely

discriminate others with ZERO evidence? For this is what we should be

most concerned about---making sure we are not policing others in the

movement, censoring others, that we create a free space for open

dialogue and exchange without fear, paranoia and suspicion. YES, we

live in a police state and people of color know that better than

anyone, immigrants especially, that is why it is essential to

affirmatively create safety, diversity and plurality--nothing else can

destroy fear better than a direct democratic process and freedom of

speech--the freedom to disagree with each other without FEAR.

 

peace,

shaista

 

 

 

 

 

On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 8:39 PM, gail zawacki <witsendnj@gmail.com> wrote:

> Ha, I can hardly keep up getting it on a daily basis!  I can't imagine going

> through the archives...

>

> On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 7:28 PM, Justin Wedes <jwedes@gmail.com> wrote:

>>

>> Does anyone object to me tweeting the link then?

>> IMHO anyone with enough time to sift through all this text needs to get a

>> life...

>>

>> Justin Wedes

>> Educator & Activist

>> Brooklyn, NY

>> ~

>> will you #occupy?

>> ~

>> On Oct 14, 2011, at 5:28 PM, Gabriel Johnson <gabjoh2@gmail.com> wrote:

>>

>> I was already assuming anything here was public.

>> I mean, as long as they didn't get the Soros list archives, we should be

>> good.

>> --glj

>>

>> On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 4:29 PM, Micah White <micahmwhite@gmail.com>

>> wrote:

>>>

>>> Someone has leaked the archives of this email list onto the internet:

>>> http://owsmail.dc406.com/

>>>

>>> Be aware that anything you have posted on here is now public.

>>>

>>> Micah

>>

>

>

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