This is an opportunity for OWS to raise a bunch of important and relevant issues: the role of public space; the increasing loss of public space in the city; the relation between the First Amendment and public spaces, the FIrst Amendment and privatization of public spaces; and the increasing privatization of public space.
It's also an opportunity to keep OWS from being sidelined. It's crucial that OWS keep in the news, find more issues, and that means more confrontational issues in which its opponents look as ugly, arrogant, anti-democratic, mean, greedy and grasping as in fact they are.
On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 10:59 AM, David DeGraw <David@ampedstatus.com>
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||Real Estate Board of New York asking the city to prohibit Occupy Wall Street-style use of public space|
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||Matt Stoller <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
In fact, the Real Estate Board of New York is reportedly preparing to ask the city to endorse universally applicable rules prohibiting future Occupy Wall Street-style use of public space, along with the automatic right to close all spaces at night.
The Board’s ranks consist of 12,000 owners, builders, brokers, managers, banks, insurance companies, pension funds, real estate investment trusts, utilities, attorneys, architects, marketing professionals and many other individuals and institutions involved in New York realty.
Lower East Side Residents for Responsible Developmenthttp://savethelowereastside.blogspot.com/
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