From:   Lucas Vazquez <>
Sent time:   Friday, October 28, 2011 10:18:01 AM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Fwd: Help reaching Lupe Fiasco

I can reach his secretary. I can try and put someone in contact with his people. Whoever is interested email me directly. Thanks

On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 9:05 PM, Marina Sitrin <> wrote:
Yes! Is a great magazine and the book is a great project - all to
support OWS, politically and financially.

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From: Sarah van Gelder <>
Date: Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 6:54 PM
Subject: Fwd: Help reaching Lupe Fiasco

If anyone can help with reaching the poet of this piece, we would very
much like to get permission to run the piece in the book we're putting
together. We'll have to hear from him by Friday if we are to include
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From:           Sarah van Gelder        October 26, 2011 1:25:43 PM
Subject:        Help reaching Lupe Fiasco

Attachments:            YES! Permission Request-Fiasco.pdf              129K

Hi there,
I'm looking to get in touch with whoever handles reprint requests for
Wasalu Jaco/Lupe Fiasco. YES! Magazine and Berrett-Koehler Publishers
are publishing a book on Occupy Wall Street, and we're considering his
poem, "Money Man"--originally published in the second edition of the
Occupied Wall Street Journal--for inclusion in the book. I'm writing
to ask for permission to use the poem. (Please see attached permission

Purpose of the book:
This book will be a collection of articles about Occupy Wall Street,
both from movement organizers and from commentators like Naomi Klein,
Ralph Nader, and David Korten. The book is intended to help clarify
the power and possibilities of the Occupy movement, and inspire many
more people to become involved in a variety of ways. The book will
provide powerful frames and insights for understanding the movement's
meaning, significance, methods, and potential impact.

We have a small budget for this book, and can offer Lupe Fiasco
$.20/word, should his poem be included. We plan to donate all
royalties from sales of the printed book to benefit the Occupy
movement. Some of the authors included in the book have chosen to
donate their writers fee to benefit the movement as well.

I've attached a permissions request. Please let me know as soon as you
can if we can include your article in the book. We're on a tight
deadline, so I'll need the signed permissions request by tomorrow
(Thursday) the 27th.
Our fax number is (206) 842-5208. Or it can be scanned and emailed
back to me at this email address.
We're so excited to watch this powerful movement unfold, and are eager
to lend our support. Many thanks for helping me to contact the right
Jessica Lind-Diamond
Development Manager
YES! Magazine
(206) 842-5009 ext. 213
YES! Magazine
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