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|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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
> On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 12:42 AM, NicolasMoselleAllen
> <email@example.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.
>> On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 12:09 AM, Luis Moreno-Caballud
>> <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
>> > <email@example.com> 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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