From:   gail zawacki <witsendnj@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Sunday, October 16, 2011 10:53:19 AM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Who's Citi? Our City!
 

there are multiple videos up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksFIDzZw3Wo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2vtXJ0k7AA&feature=related

etc

On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 12:40 PM, Matthew Bralow <mbralow@gmail.com> wrote:
have people seen what us uncut and uk uncut have been doing? if not, i
encourage you to....  http://youtube.com/usuncutnyc

On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 12:30 PM, acpollack2@juno.com
<acpollack2@juno.com> wrote:
> Yesterday 24 people were arrested at a Citbank in the Village SOLELY for
> trying to take their money out. I heard the story from an NLG legal
> observer, and it was confirmed by the media; see:
> http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/occupy_wall_street/2011/10/16/2011-10-16_occupy_wall_st_protesters_take_on_nypd_at_times_sq.html
> and
> http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/16/world/occupy-wall-street-protests-worldwide.html?_r=1&scp=5&sq=citibank&st=cse
> (The Times account includes lies from bank management about what happened.)
> Obviously we have to defend the comrades arrested.
> But this could also be an important turning point in the propaganda war
> against the banks.
> Citi has said: "This is OUR money, not YOURS. WE decide what to do with it,
> and we have the armed force of the state to ensure that."
> WE in response can say: "Fine. We went the route your ideology insists on,
> of consumer "choice." We encouraged people to put their money elsewhere (the
> Amalgamated or credit unions), and you called the NYPD on us.
> "So we're moving on to the only realistic solution. We will take back our
> money, and see it used for socially productive purposes -- NOT by
> withdrawing it, but by building a movement to occupy the banks, and once
> occupied, to unify and nationalize them under democratic control, i.e. under
> the control of unions, of tenants' and homeowners' groups, etc., i.e. of the
> 99% who want to decide collectively where the money is invested. And we know
> that the result will be investment in childcare centers, not missiles; in
> schools, not warships; in parks, not nuclear plants or fracking
> facilities..."
> Such an approach, I should add, is also important in countering
> the right-wing libertarian demagogy about ending the Fed or other
> reactionary nostrums, as well as the liberal utopian fantasy that
> Glass-Steagall (separating commercial from investment banks) or breaking
> them into smaller, still-private, banks, is either possible or desirable.
> Andy
>
>
>

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