From:   gail zawacki <>
Sent time:   Thursday, September 22, 2011 2:51:54 PM
Subject:   SPAM-MED: Re: [september17discuss] proposal: Open Letter to America

What about "stop the taxpayer subsidies to dirty fuels and support clean sources of energy"?  Let us not forget that this financial crisis is simply the result of overpopulation, unsustainable resource extraction, climate catastrophes, and pollution.

On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 4:47 PM, MAd Hatter <> wrote:
yes. Next week, we can have a targeted action to frame that concept.
one day next week... a great chance to involve NYCC and many

in fact, having a direct  action around a different
concept/issue/demand each day next week will help us with outreach,
message and movement building.

Day one:
 Action at Chase with NYCC, Picture the homeless, etc....
Message: We demand an immediate end to all foreclosures!

All of this can be framed in the 99% movement.

When 1% control the wealth,   XXX % are kicked out their homes, and
the 1% make XXXX$$$.
We the 99% will not be silent.

Another day...When 1% control our political system we have endless
wars that benefit the insert corporate profiteer here....(Action at
bank or other profiting from war)
we do it with CodePink and other

Education... when 1%control the wealth we have over crowding in schools....
reach out to teachers, etc.. action at appropriate bank benefiting off
education crisis,,

DROP the DEBT on Student LOANS...

On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 4:02 PM, Lisa Fithian <> wrote:
> I agree that stop all foreclosures is stronger.  Why just elderly or sick
> everyone needs their homes.
> On Sep 22, 2011, at 1:14 PM, diane sare <> wrote:
> I think this is good, and will allow more people to put aside their excuses
> and join in.  I think the moratorium on foreclosures should be extended to
> "all owner occupied homes" --  this must be done for the sake of social
> stability until we can get millions of people back to work, and reverse the
> collapse.
> On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 12:29 PM, Micah White <> 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
>> 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
> --
> Diane Sare
> cell: 201-220-7731