|From:||gail zawacki <email@example.com>|
|Sent time:||Thursday, September 22, 2011 5:25:48 PM|
|Subject:||SPAM-LOW: Re: [september17discuss] proposal: No Corporate Donations / No Advertising|
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 occupywallst.org 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.
On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Micah White <email@example.com> 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."
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