From:   Gabriel Johnson <>
Sent time:   Monday, September 19, 2011 10:18:38 PM
Cc:   Begonia Santa-Cecilia <>; Winter Siroco <>; Vicente Rubio <>; Angel Luis Lara <>
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] #OccupyWallStreet stays alive by becoming #WeAreThe99%

What she just said about the hashtag.


Also, idea for Wednesday: Presumably, we're gonna be marching up Wall

Street every weekday morning like we did Monday, right? So to sort of

inject some variety into things, maybe on Wednesday we have everyone

do our regular thing, chanting and marching, but in whispers instead

(Whisper Wednesdays!) I was trying to think of some symbolism of "we

certainly don't want to disrupt your Very Important Business, Messrs.

Banker Men" or "whispering for those of the 99 percent who can

contribute nothing more than a whisper," but frankly the fact is that

it's a lot more head-turning, difficult to dismiss, and unsettling

than the regular "angry protesters screaming" thing. I would float

this around camp, but I won't be able to make it back until relatively

late Tuesday evening, so maybe y'all on this list can if you think

it's a good idea?


Thoughts, opinions?




On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 11:59 PM, grimwomyn <> wrote:

> unfortunately, the % doesnt work as a proper hashtag, what about a slight

> edit to #wearethe99


> On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 11:47 PM, Luis Moreno-Caballud

> <> wrote:


>> Dear friends,

>> It looks like #OccupyWallStreet is in urgent need of a massive and

>> targeted outreach operation to stay alive. The key to the success of the

>> movement is to be inclusive. Right now the movement is too homogeneous, due

>> to the "activist" imaginary and language identified with it (example: the

>> word "occupy", the images of stereotypical activists used by Adbusters,

>> etc).

>> If we really want to start a massive movement like the ones in Egypt,

>> Iceland, Spain, Greece, etc, we should change those referents. If we don't

>> act quickly the movement will vanish, and it would have been just another

>> activist movement. I propose that we start today a fast and massive outreach

>> campaign with this idea: #WeAreThe99%.

>> This is the plan: we put all our energy and resources in outreaching for

>> the #WeAreThe99% Day which will happen next Saturday 23rd, at our space in

>> Zucotti/Liberty Park. We propose tomorrow at the assembly: everyone form

>> groups and march right now to different spots in the city (squares,

>> neighborhoods, universities, labor unions) with signs, fliers, and a clear

>> message:

>> "Political parties govern in the name of the 1% that control almost all

>> financial wealth. We are the 99%."

>> "We have taken a space at the heart of Wall Street to start changing this

>> situation. Join us at Zucotti/Liberty Park on Saturday September 23rd for

>> the We Are The 99% Day. Stay with us."

>> What do you think? We have a lot of attention in the internet and even

>> mainstream media, let's use it now before it's gone! Let's create a really

>> inclusive and massive movement, let's go beyond traditional identities,

>> let's become a real multitude!