On Sun, Sep 18, 2011 at 6:49 PM, gail zawacki <firstname.lastname@example.org
> 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. <email@example.com
>> 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