|From:||Gabriel Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Sent time:||Sunday, September 18, 2011 4:58:54 PM|
|Subject:||Re: [september17discuss] Re: WNV video: #OccupyWallStreet begins, and improvises|
Well, as a 19 year old (and relatively new to this protest scene), I
do agree with Richard's point; it is a minor thing, but certainly an
important one. On the topic of port-a-potties: Eh… maybe, but probably
not? We have somewhat sufficient bathroom facilites from the
restaurants in the area, and getting a company to rent to us when we
are a non-totally-permitted action might be difficult. Things we need
other than on this [http://redd.it/kjp1i] list (as of an hour ago,
when I left to take a quick break): Paper towels and a broom (and
probably dustpan). (Grim, is that still accurate?) Know you guys are
still standing strong; I'll be back soon.
On Sun, Sep 18, 2011 at 6:49 PM, gail zawacki <email@example.com> wrote:
> Oh Gawd. The Tar Sands and so many other climate actions I've been to,
> everyone is complaining there are too many of us old people, and not enough
> young. Can't we just get together, in an effort to avert the worst of all
> the various converging catastrophes engineered by the wealthy and their
> corporations that shield them from liability for the damage they create -
> without losing momentum by complaining at each other??
> On Sun, Sep 18, 2011 at 6:43 PM, Richard S. <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Nice video, Nathan. But I am not crazy about your description of the
>> GA in the beginning as "a group of young activists in New York." Do
>> you see the problem with this? I've sort of dropped out of the core
>> organizing, but I was involved and I am going to be 50 soon. And I
>> know there are several other people who have been to the organizing
>> GAs, some who are very involved in this, who are older than I am. Of
>> course, there are not enough older people, and that is one of the big
>> problems here, because if this is perceived as being exclusively a
>> youth group, that will certainly limit outreach. And it is not going
>> to help if you publicly characterize the group as "young activists."
>> One of the biggest problems I've had as an unemployed person seeking
>> work is the ageism that is rampant in the "job market." It is
>> unbelievable how blatant and ubiquitous this is. And I think a larger
>> number of older people would be drawn to an oppositional movement or
>> movement of resistance if that movement did not replicate such ageism
>> in its own approach, language, self descriptions, etc., and actually
>> even sought to address this particular problem.
>> On Sep 18, 10:55 am, Nathan Schneider <nat...@wagingnonviolence.org>
>> > A bit of video from yesterday. Will try to fix the aspect ratio or
>> > whatever you call it. Thanks to all who spoke with us! See you in a
>> > few hours!
>> > http://wagingnonviolence.org/2011/09/occupywallstreet-begins-and-impr...
>> > Nathan
>> > -
>> > Nathan Schneider
>> > Editor, Waging Nonviolencehttp://wagingnonviolence.org
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