From:   Stephen Benavides <>
Sent time:   Sunday, September 25, 2011 6:10:32 PM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] [official] Principles of Solidarity

Under subpoint "7":  This change is suggested:  "The belief that education is a human right, not a privilege"

Under subpoint "4" referencing opposition to all forms of oppression:  Only the complete destruction of the state, in all forms of capitalism and State Socialism or any other form of bureaucratic government (Trots and Stalinist, etc) would assure this.  Im not sure if the NYGA understands the scope of this statement, with all of its implications.  Maybe Im wrong..

  • Engaging in direct and transparent participatory democracy;
  • Exercising personal and collective responsibility;
  • Recognizing individuals’ inherent privilege and the influence it has on all interactions;
  • Empowering one another against all forms of oppression;
  • Redefining how labor is valued;
  • The sanctity of individual privacy;
  • The belief that education is human right; and
  • Endeavoring to practice and support wide application of open source.
On Sun, Sep 25, 2011 at 5:50 PM, Drew <> wrote:
Hey everyone as you may know the GA agreed on working draft of the Principles of Solidarity.

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