From:   Luis Moreno-Caballud <morenocaballud@yahoo.es>
Sent time:   Thursday, September 22, 2011 10:42:24 AM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   SPAM-LOW: Re: [september17discuss] proposal: Open Letter to America
 

I like it a lot too, and hope the GA can come out with something similar.

 

On Sep 22, 2011, at 12:37 PM, Marisa Holmes wrote:

 

> Micah,

> This is a wonderful draft.

> However, the the general assembly is going thru this very process

> of drafting a statement.

> It should be ready this afternoon.

>

> Marisa

>

> On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 7:29 PM, Micah White <micahmwhite@gmail.com> wrote:

>> Hi everyone,

>>

>> I have a proposal: maybe it would help if we drafted an open letter to the

>> American People.

>>

>> I wrote a rough draft. What do you think? If this is something that you'd

>> like to see the GA agree on, please say so.

>>

>> Micah

>>

>>

>>

>> A MESSAGE TO AMERICA FROM THE PEOPLE'S ASSEMBLY IN ZUCOTTI PARK

>>

>> Dear fellow Americans,

>>

>> We are assembled in Zucotti Park - which we've renamed Liberty Plaza - in

>> the financial district of New York, because we believe that the American

>> economy is heading in the wrong direction and we have a few ideas for what

>> to do about it.

>>

>> There is a feeling shared by a growing number of people on the streets of

>> the world that the global economy has become a kind of Ponzi scheme, a

>> global casino, run by and for the benefit of the 1%.

>>

>> We believe that it is possible to inject justice into the global economy. We

>> have come up with the following list of things that can be done right now to

>> rejuvenate democracy and economic justice in our country:

>>

>> • Halt foreclosures for the unemployed, sick and elderly

>>

>> • Increase funding to public services by taxing the richest 1%

>>

>> • Forgive all student loan debt

>>

>> • Reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act in order to control speculation

>>

>> • Work with the other G20 nations to implement a 1% "Robin Hood" tax on all

>> financial transactions and currency trades

>>

>> • Ban high-frequency 'flash' trading and bring sanity to the markets

>>

>> • Break up the "too big to fail" banks that threaten our future

>>

>> • Arrest the financial fraudsters responsible for the 2008 meltdown and

>> bring them to justice

>>

>> • Ordain a Presidential Commission tasked with ending the influence

>> corporate money has on our elected representatives in Washington

>>

>> If you agree with any of these demands, then join us!

>>

>> We will stay here in our encampment in Liberty Plaza until President Obama

>> responds to each of these demands.

>>

>> This is just the beginning, there is more to come as we work together to

>> reshape America.

>>

>> --- The People's Assembly of New York City

>>

 

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