I have to say as an old person I am shocked that Wall Street is being blocked off for "security" which is what a cop told me.
Since when is a peaceful protest a "security" problem?
Why are we occupying Zuccotti and not Wall Street? Why are we moving along when commanded to do so by the police?
It's kinda crazy.
On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 7:40 PM, Justin Wedes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Activist & Educator, Brooklyn
Use your voice!
This is a terribly intriguing and delicious idea.
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Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2011 18:57:38 -0400
Subject: [september17discuss] [Strategic Suggestion and Test]
Suggestion for #occupywallstreet Political discourse in the US has devolved into three rhetorical devices: demagoguery, false hope, and parody. Symptoms of a broken nation.
When our elections are owned by citizens, my hunch is every other important organization and institution just might (most definitely will) follow suit.
Obtain a permit from the Mayor's Office for Film and Television to film a reality show of #occupywallstreet. Approach Teamsters for transp and IATSE Local 52 for Grip, Electric, and Set building to run temp entertainment power and build structures that would not require building permits. It is legal to#takewallstreet in the United States of America and New York City when you are a spectacle and parody, but not if you are the real deal.
The scenario would test the power structure of the unions (do they belong to rank and file), the independence of the NYC GA, and the very notion of the first amendment and local, state, and federal government.
Ideology will not save us, just and stable institutions will.