From:   Winter Siroco <wintersiroco@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Wednesday, October 19, 2011 9:01:16 PM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Proposal on the agenda for tonight's GA
 

Justine, It would be great to post it somewhere, but the problem is that it did not pass.

The document was elaborated to prevent external co-option, but I am afraid the movement is already entering the mainstream consensus, after all we are the 99%. 

Some objections were legitimate and curable with rewording, but those along the lines of not annoying anybody will not go away, most likely they will grow for the reasons that triggered the document in the first place. I hope to be wrong.

If we cannot pass spirited documents, we are done.

Some in the writing team are more optimistic, but I am afraid I need a vacation. 

One radical drop diluting in the calmed ocean, so far. 

Cesar

Just in case you find a place for it, the last minute modification was to drop the only in only the top 1%, so:

The Democratic and Republican parties do not represent the people, because they've been bought and corrupted by Wall Street, and the occupation does not support their candidates. In collusion with both parties, the top 1% has profited at the expense of everyone else. We have moved beyond false hopes, submission to eloquent speeches, and populist manipulation. We rely on cooperation and solidarity to imagine and create the changes needed for a sustainable world. From diverse multicultural, racial, ethnic, social, sexual and gender backgrounds and from different walks of life, we have begun to unite on common ground to oust the global financial powers that have bought our governments and who hold us hostage to their greed.

On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 8:57 PM, Justine <justine@occupywallst.org> wrote:
I like where you guys brought this statement.  I'll probably find somewhere on the website to post this tonight and add in the term "political" which is a new term I came up with for describing this movement that has so far received a great deal of consensus.  Thoughts?

On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 5:14 PM, Jon Good <therealjongood@gmail.com> wrote:
After a long, raging consensus process on this listserv, the following Statement of the General Assembly of People Occupying Wall Street will be proposed at tonight's GA 

THIS EMAIL IS NOT THE PLACE TO PROPOSE WORDING CHANGES.  TONIGHT'S GENERAL ASSEMBLY IS THE PLACE TO PROPOSE WORDING CHANGES

The Democratic and Republican parties do not represent the people, because they've been bought and corrupted by Wall Street, and the occupation does not support their candidates. In collusion with both parties, only the top 1% has profited at the expense of everyone else. We have moved beyond false hopes, submission to eloquent speeches, and populist manipulation. We rely on cooperation and solidarity to imagine and create the changes needed for a sustainable world. From diverse multicultural, racial, ethnic, social, sexual and gender backgrounds and from different walks of life, we have begun to unite on common ground to oust the global financial powers that have bought our governments and who hold us hostage to their greed. 

THIS EMAIL IS NOT THE PLACE TO PROPOSE WORDING CHANGES.  TONIGHT'S GENERAL ASSEMBLY IS THE PLACE TO PROPOSE WORDING CHANGES


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