From:   grimwomyn <grimwomyn@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Tuesday, September 20, 2011 8:54:33 AM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] #OccupyWallStreet stays alive by becoming #WeAreThe99
 

I would say yes because character count is such a precious commodity on twitter...

On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 10:36 AM, Matthew Presto <matthew.presto@gmail.com> wrote:
Is #WeAreThe99Percent too long?


On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 10:33 AM, Doug Singsen <dougsingsen@gmail.com> wrote:

I totally support the #WeAreThe99 idea, which I think is all about connecting with ordinary people's concerns.

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On Sep 20, 2011 2:03 AM, "NicolasMoselleAllen" <allenicolas@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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