Someone said that 5 won't work in hashtags. If that is the case we might consider "We are the 99ers" Ed from the ED Show on MSNBC, who seems to be on the right side of history (spending days broadcasting live from the Wisconsin demos for example) has bee talking about the 99ers (as in th 99%) for months now.
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
> 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
> 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!