From:   Gabriel Johnson <>
Sent time:   Tuesday, September 20, 2011 5:51:47 PM
Subject:   SPAM-MED: Re: [september17discuss] Re: #OccupyWallStreet stays alive by becoming #WeAreThe99%

Sorry; I think that sounded too presumptive on my part; not meaning to

speak for the entire GA or anyone but myself, but I personally think

it is wonderful and *probably* something almost everyone at Liberty

Plaza would agree with.


Also, if we can't make good use of this:

we don't deserve to be there.


What is he feeding his family, Lamborghinis and yachts? Mountains of

the purest cocaine and powdered diamonds? Probably not a healthy diet

in any case…




On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 7:32 PM, Gabriel Johnson <> wrote:

> BOOM. There is our unifying message, our press release, our reason for

> existing, our litmus test for legislation or new forms of government

> or actions of organizations or whatever. Maybe add "in the hands of a

> select few" on the end? That makes it sound smoother and is better, I

> think.


> --glj


> On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 7:01 PM,  <> wrote:

>>  At the last GA before we occupied Wall St, I put foward the statement  "We

>> are against the massive concentration of wealth and power on the planet" as

>> what I hoped would be a unifying message.  Everyone there seemed to like it,

>> but it was blocked by those that wanted to wait until the action to

>> formulate a message (not necessarily a bad idea) but now that the action is

>> 4 days old I'm wondering if everyone could get behind that kind of

>> statement.



>> On 09/20/11, Cesar<> wrote:

>> I do not think hashtagg/name is mayor reachout problem, Although it could

>> improve.

>> Short Definition of motive would help a Lot. Check out STop the macine Oct6.

>> Include citizens and non-citizens in Short statement. It will define

>> movement in more human framework and promote broadest allience. Reach out to

>> unions, and grasroots without message is difficult. Yes, along the lines of

>> freedom fro Wall street and their representatives in Washington.


>> Snt frm phn



>> On 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!