From:   Winter Siroco <>
Sent time:   Monday, October 24, 2011 7:08:59 PM
Cc:;;; Babak K <>; Laurent Granada <>; Vicente Rubio <>; Bahareh <>
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] William Black Coming to Liberty on Tuesday

David, that is how it goes. We need MORE PEOPLE involved doing stuff, everybody I know is doing about 10 different things and in the process realizing that 40 more should be urgently done. Just reorganizing, and recruiting requires effort. Try to go to the Info booth, they know a lot about the reorganizations that are going on, and who is doing what, and this simple thing may be resolved in a few minutes.
And do not forget to tell anybody you know to get truly involved.
It will work, but do not believe me.

On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 8:54 PM, David DeGraw <> wrote:
Thanks for your help Cesar.  beyond frustrating trying to set anything up.  over and over again i'm either ignored or given the runaround.  i know everyone is overwhelmed, but i've reached a level of complete exasperation. 

i'll be at the park most of the day with Bill.  hopefully the daily flow of the crowd will be enough to be constructive.


On 10/24/2011 8:26 PM, Winter Siroco wrote:
Hi everybody, In addition of the external publicity that David is doing, please let us know if we are including the event in our web page calendar, and also to contact the Livestream team to see if they can broadcast the event. I do not have access to the website or know the people that took over the livestream lately, but if I can do something from home, let me know.   

On Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 2:19 PM, David DeGraw <> wrote:
any word on the email below?  need to tell press and send out alerts

On 10/24/2011 10:23 AM, David DeGraw wrote:
Babak, Let me know the details of the 5pm forum / teach-in and i will publicize it widely. i've already let some news media contacts know he will be at Liberty tomorrow.

Amin, Please find a time to have Bill speak at the GA tomorrow. 

Bill,  Let me know the hotel you are staying at and what time you would like to be picked up.

quick draft for press release - definitely needs improvement:

OWS Liberty Park welcomes the last person that Wall Street executives want to see taking part in our movement...

William Black, former leading bank regulator and world renown white-collar crime expert who has helped put hundreds of bankers in jail, will be spending Tuesday at Liberty Park meeting with organizers, taking part in an open forum teach-in and addressing the New York City General Assembly.  His latest book is "The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One."
For more information, watch William Black's interview with Bill Moyers here:

"The financial industry brought the economy to its knees, but how did 
they get away with it? With the nation wondering how to hold the bankers
 accountable, Bill Moyers sits down with William K. Black, the former 
senior regulator who cracked down on banks during the savings and loan 
crisis of the 1980s. Black offers his analysis of what went wrong and 
his critique of the bailout." 
here's the youtube version:
William Black Warns That Financial Reform Bill Won't Stop The Wall Street Crime Wave

here's the recent OWS interview i did w/ Black and Ratigan on prosecuting Wall St execs:

please suggest more links / edits

On 10/23/2011 11:44 PM, Black, William wrote:
Certainly.  I'm assuming I'll be in NYC all day.  What's the predicted weather?  Does anyone have a car who is willing to pick me up at my hotel (near La Guardia)?  My cell is 650.743-8835.  


William K. Black
Associate Professor of Economics and Law
University of Missouri-Kansas City

White-collar criminologist, former financial regulator, and author of "The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One"

e mail:     
Office phone:   816.225-6266
Twitter:            @WilliamKBlack
From: Babak K []
Sent: Sunday, October 23, 2011 9:38 PM
To: Winter Siroco;
Cc: Laurent Granada; Vicente Rubio; Bahareh; Black, William
Subject: Re: [september17discuss] William Black Coming to Liberty on Tuesday

Hello Cesar, David, Professor Black,

We would be honored to have you speak. Is 5pm okay? Our 6pm slot is booked with a talk on credit unions.


On Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 9:06 PM, Winter Siroco <<>> wrote:
Hi Babak, Laurent, Vicente and/or Bahareh,

Please find the way and/or the people to help David arrange an Open Forum Event for William Black this Tuesday. I have not been involved with the Open Forum since the Indigenous People's day, and I am not going to be able to help for this one.
David would like to help and learn the ropes of the group to organize fugure talks.
We were thinking that the Atrium at 60 Wall Street could be the best place.
He may also stay for the Open mic section of the GA.
With this short notice I encourage you to go for a strong title.
Here I send you a link for the advertising.

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From: David DeGraw <<>>
Date: Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 12:44 PM
Subject: [september17discuss] William Black Coming to Liberty on Tuesday

Just got confirmation that William Black, a man who has put hundreds of bankers in jail, will be flying into NYC specifically to come to Liberty for the day on Tuesday.

Do you all have suggestions on what exactly we should do?  We should definitely make sure he can speak at the GA re putting Wall St executives in jail.