From:   Jason Hart <jcuddlefish@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Friday, October 28, 2011 3:08:59 PM
To:   globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] DO NOT STRIKE
 

For now, www.genstrike.org redirects to occupyoakland.org with no

further information being conveyed.

 

On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 5:05 PM, Victoria Sobel <victoria@showpaper.org> wrote:

> michael i understand what you are saying, but it differs from what the

> people on  the thread 'strike?' are saying- there is a call to action being

> planned. these threads should speak to one another, the fact that both sides

> are strongly advocating opposite imperatives is very dangerous.

>

> On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Victoria Sobel <victoria@showpaper.org>

> wrote:

>>

>> there is no structure that helps us understand in detail the larger

>> implications of another GA's decisions- especiallly something this big; i'm

>> not sure the concept of a general strike (especially one in 5 days from now)

>> is something any of would be able to fully coordinate. honestly the break

>> down of passed proposals even within our park is already a huge bottleneck,

>> and there is obviously a huge issue relaying info within the park/between

>> occupies/inside and outside of the park

>>

>> its a nice thought that the website were making is simply in solidarity

>> with an action passed across the country- but let's be real if/when we start

>> supporting this action, OWS is complicit in the action- thats alright as

>> long as we own up to it and remain accountable. i'm personally not

>> comfortable with it

>>

>> On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 4:51 PM, Victoria Sobel <victoria@showpaper.org>

>> wrote:

>>>

>>> i tend to think we should be really careful about trying to pull this

>>> thing together in such a short amount of time- i am confident we can do it

>>> in the 5 days but i'm sure we could do it better in 15

>>>

>>> On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 4:30 PM, Michael Premo <m.premo@gmail.com> wrote:

>>>>

>>>> we should certainly support.

>>>>

>>>> but we should be careful about calling on things we can't deliver on.

>>>> regardless of what whoever says. a general strike is a hugely complicated

>>>> idea.  let's focus on what we're good at OCCUPYING.  take some more space

>>>> and build to a MASS movement where we can organize and call for a mass

>>>> movement.  also nov 17 will be a day to make a dent in the economy that

>>>> could sow some seeds for people understanding the implications of a

>>>> "general" strike.

>>>>

>>>> if you're interested in a general strike and want to organize at your

>>>> work place or among your friends to make that happen, help in building

>>>> worker councils.  hit me off list for details.

>>>>

>>>> my two cents.

>>>>

>>>>

>>>>

>>>> Michael Premo

>>>>

>>>> c. 917.547.1292

>>>> http://www.michaelpremo.com

>>>>

>>>> http://housingisahumanright.org

>>>>

>>>>

>>>>

>>>>

>>>> On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 4:25 PM, Steven Macchia <owsmediateam@gmail.com>

>>>> wrote:

>>>>>

>>>>>  if you would like  your thoughts heard I suggest voicing them at the

>>>>> GA.

>>>>>

>>>>> On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 4:19 PM, Alexander Penley

>>>>> <Alexander@penleygloballaw.com> wrote:

>>>>>>

>>>>>> Moveon should moveon, they do NOT speak for occupy and should stfu

>>>>>>

>>>>>> On Oct 28, 2011 4:16 PM, "Urbaned" <urbanpubedreform@gmail.com> wrote:

>>>>>>

>>>>>> YOU GUYS SHOULD STOP RIGHT NOW.

>>>>>>

>>>>>> I just had a 2-hour conversation with the director of moveon here in

>>>>>> Oakland. The so-called "organizer" of the strike is a hugely disgruntled

>>>>>> former-employee who managed to get many people fired because of his

>>>>>> belligerent actions.

>>>>>>

>>>>>> Strikes are 1940's. These days, we need to have non-violent training

>>>>>> and Restorative Justice sessions. Stop knee-jerk reacting, start thinking,

>>>>>> and focus on the 1% (not the 99%, who you are "striking against").

>>>>>

>>>>

>>>

>>

>

>

 

 

 

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