From:   jemcgloin@verizon.net
Sent time:   Thursday, September 22, 2011 5:51:36 PM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: Re: [september17discuss] proposal: Open Letter to America
 

 How about a more general "solve the forclosure crisis"
 
 
On 09/22/11, Jon Good<therealjongood@gmail.com> wrote:
I'm in favor of stopping all foreclosures and forgiving all loans.  The folks who took out those mortgages and loans were hoodwinked and encouraged by banks who deliberately misled them regardless of whether they're old or sick or whatever.*


*The banks loaned money to folks who they knew couldn't pay it back, then they turned the contracts for repayments into bonds (called mortgage-backed securities) and sold them to poor saps who believed they were buying AAA-rated safe retirement investments.  The banks screwed people on both sides of the deal and made a bunch of money off of it.  And they're still doing it.



On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 4:54 PM, MAd Hatter <progressivechange@gmail.com> wrote:
Excellent.  Do you know some local enviro groups or existing campaigns
who we could  would assist...?


On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 4:51 PM, gail zawacki <witsendnj@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 <progressivechange@gmail.com>
> 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
>> others.....
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> Example:
>> HOUSING CRISIS
>> 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.
>>
>> WAR
>> 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 <fithianl@igc.org> 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 <dwsare@gmail.com> 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 <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
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > --
>> > Diane Sare
>> > cell: 201-220-7731
>> >
>
>

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