|From:||Gabriel Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|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 <email@example.com> 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
> On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 7:01 PM, <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
>> On 09/20/11, Cesar<email@example.com> wrote:
>> I do not think hashtagg/name is mayor reachout problem, Although it could
>> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> 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
>> "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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