From:   MAd Hatter <>
Sent time:   Thursday, September 22, 2011 4:45:17 PM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] proposal: No Corporate Donations / No Advertising

Folks, all ideology aside. You need millions of hits on a video  make any money on this. You would make more $ collecting it in a hat

On Thursday, September 22, 2011, Jon Good <> wrote:
> On the one hand, it's fun to take money from corporations and use it against them.  On the other hand, there starts to be a thing called "mission creep," in which our operational funding was dependent on keeping cordial relationships with folks who are actively doing evil and who we're actively working to destroy/radically change.
> A quandry indeed.  This will be a long GA discussion.
> Solidarity,
> Jon
> On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 5:22 PM, Gabriel Johnson <> wrote:
>> So I suppose this means I should stop pursuing the Chase sponsorship?
>> In all seriousness, I'd mildly oppose this in its current form; I
>> don't think it would be the worst idea to have the youtube ads on our
>> videos up on that website; help make the occupation a bit more
>> self-sufficient. We shouldn't have paid ads on or
>> such similar websites either, even for
>> Bob's-Super-Independent-Organic-Vegan-Non-Imperialist Foot Powder;
>> that's just not the greatest organizational website design, generally.
>> --glj
>> On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Micah White <> wrote:
>> > I'd like to propose the following, and would appreciate it if someone could
>> > take this to the GA meeting.
>> >
>> > Proposal: "We believe that corporate money should not be allowed to
>> > influence democracy. Therefore, the General Assembly will not accept
>> > donations, financial or otherwise, from corporations. Furthermore, we will
>> > not allow corporate advertising to be placed on websites affiliated with our
>> > occupation. We will resist efforts by corporations to co-opt our movement
>> > towards real democracy in America."
>> >