From:   NicolasMoselleAllen <allenicolas@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Tuesday, September 20, 2011 12:03:11 AM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   SPAM-MED: Re: [september17discuss] #OccupyWallStreet stays alive by becoming #WeAreThe99
 

yeah, agreed. perhaps it was a bit overreaching, the constitution bit.

i still stand behind luis's idea though, and I hope someone will be

able to raise it at the GA tomorrow.

 

On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 1:37 AM, Doug Singsen <dougsingsen@gmail.com> wrote:

> I don't know if that's what happened in Spain, but it seems a little

> premature and grandiose to be drafting a constitution at this point, given

> that there are only a few hundred people occupying a small park in a single

> city. Rather than trying to create a new society on such a miniscule basis,

> our time might be better spent finding ways to connect with the everyday,

> practical concerns of people facing the loss of their jobs, health care,

> housing, retirement, quality education for their children, etc. In order to

> have any shot at creating a new society, we need a LOT more people on board

> than we have now (either in Zucotti Park specifically or in the movement as

> a whole), and raising demands that connect with peoples' daily lives is the

> best way to expand from a small, insular group of activists to a broad

> movement - and that's the spirit that I understood Luis's proposal to be

> made in.

>

> Doug

>

>

> On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 12:42 AM, NicolasMoselleAllen

> <allenicolas@gmail.com> wrote:

>>

>> If I arrive in time tomorrow I will try to propose it at the General

>> Assembly. When are they planning on holding the GA?

>>

>> I also plan on making a proposal that I think would be compatible with

>> the image "rebranding" proposal: that we attempt to reframe our

>> communication with the world by drafting a Constitution, a set of

>> common values that could represent us and the society that we as a

>> movement are trying to model-forth, rather than proposing "Demands" as

>> we've been calling them. It's my understanding that this is what

>> happened in Spain, with considerable success.

>>

>> OK!

>>

>> On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 12:09 AM, Luis Moreno-Caballud

>> <morenocaballud@yahoo.es> wrote:

>> > Yes, thanks! Let's make it #Wearethe99.

>> >  I'm in Philly working until Friday, would anyone propose this at the GA

>> > tomorrow?

>> >

>> > On 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

>> > <morenocaballud@yahoo.es> 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!

>> >>

>> >

>> >

>> >

>

>

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