Fantastic, Hector - Please send me your cell number. I will call people ahead of time and we can stand together before I read the little speech. So far, I am trying to see who the supporters are. If there is word that they would rather me not make the speech, I will let you know. Thank you!!
On 10/29/2011 9:56 PM, Hector Lopez wrote:
The Puerto Rican Independence Movement stands with you. I carry our flag there on occasions.
On Sat, Oct 29, 2011 at 3:22 AM, Urbaned <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I can go to Oakland on Wednesday (grew up in Queens, lived here for 20+ years, and was at the march on Tues). Would you like me to make an announcement? How does this sound?
"The NYC GA stands with Oakland during today's strike and day of remembrance of the police brutality of Tuesday October 25. We will never forget that day, and wish those harmed a strong recovery. We understand the frustration of Oakland citizens, with its history of police repression, and hope that this incident serves to awaken the police, powers in charge, and the 1% that pulls the strings that bring harm and injury to all of us, so that this kind of confrontation will never happen again. We know that with our combined efforts, our communities can be restored to places of peace, prosperity, and hope.
The goals of OWS are to restore and spread true participatory democracy throughout our nation and to be a model to the rest of the world. We are just starting, and have a great challenge ahead, the least of which is surviving this winter.
We honor and thank Oakland for promoting the vision and hope of OWS and we want you to know that NYC stands in solidarity with you. And, we appreciate your standing with us."