From:   shaista husain <>
Sent time:   Thursday, October 27, 2011 8:25:55 AM
Subject:   SPAM-MED: Re: [september17discuss] Mass Day of Action: Nov 2

It depends on the mobilization of the people.. In Tahrir, for example,

the first general strike was called for on Feb 1st, quite early at the

start....but then again every mother, uncle and child was calling for

the ousting of Mubarak--everyone was on the streets, everyone.. So the

there has to be incredible unity of purpose and goals, which i believe

Oakland and Atlanta have--against the penal injustices and long

standing grievances against police brutality, but does NYC have this

unity and force among the workers, AT THE MOMENT== it is they who

decide, not the GA, we can call and scream all we want, But, we should

be in unity with the workers -the OWS GA might not have any "demands"

but working people when they strike, always have demands--a clear

purpose and goal. Really only labor outreach can inform us of this.


On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 10:13 AM, Ben <> wrote:

> A true general strike will take a long time to organize but I think it

> can be done. We just can't call for a general strike and have nothing

> happen however. In fact it'd kill the movement. My two cents is a

> general strike should be something we should build up to


> On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 10:08 AM, shaista husain

> <> wrote:

>> Must agree with Grim--also Rob, who knows? A general strike is serious

>> business--is it possible to mobilize such an action right now, Oakland

>> has been mobilized against police repression because that is the daily

>> condition for a long time, as in Atlanta, the death penalty and Troy

>> Davis--has been building up against penal justice. To call for a

>> general strike--our labor outreach should inform further....



>> On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 10:07 AM, grimwomyn <> wrote:

>>> err- "day after"


>>> On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 10:07 AM, grimwomyn <> wrote:

>>>> the national standing "dat after" plan is genius and should be

>>>> implemented, this should be proposed at the GA today?


>>>> On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 10:04 AM,

>>>> <> wrote:

>>>>>  I would be skeptical about this becoming a real general strike, but whereas

>>>>> a month ago I would have ridiculed the notion, now.... who knows!

>>>>> Meanwhile on the Labor Outreach list one person asked if we should do a

>>>>> solidarity action in NYC next Wednesday. And I asked about

>>>>> a national standing "day after" plan, i.e. just as we do for expected

>>>>> attacks by the US or Israel, an agreement that when any Occupy site is

>>>>> attacked, the next day all Occupy sites will have special solidarity marches

>>>>> or other events.

>>>>> Andy


>>>>> ---------- Original Message ----------

>>>>> From: Ben <>

>>>>> To:

>>>>> Subject: Re: [september17discuss] Mass Day of Action: Nov 2

>>>>> Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2011 09:59:41 -0400


>>>>> Absolutely. If we can get some serious strike action our protests will

>>>>> be a lot more scary.


>>>>> Labor is going to be key in the long run.


>>>>> On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 6:55 AM, grimwomyn <> wrote: