|From:||Matthew Bralow <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Sent time:||Sunday, September 25, 2011 10:27:51 PM|
|Subject:||Re: [september17discuss] DEMANDS|
should be brought up at tomorrow eve's GA! hopefully we can come to
some type of interim resolution by end of meeting
On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 12:23 AM, gail zawacki <email@example.com> wrote:
> Agreed. I am in contact with very long-time activists and this is at the
> core of their criticism.
> On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 12:18 AM, Chuck Schumer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> As I have noted publicly in a number of GA's, I am downright sick, tired
>> and embarrassed of the lack of concrete demands. Without specific demands,
>> this is nothing but a glorified camping trip. All the negative press
>> critiques this occupation for its lack of specific demands. With concrete,
>> reasonable, well-explained and well-researched demands, we will be taken far
>> more seriously and have more legitimacy with which to respond to attacks and
>> police brutality.
>> I understand that there is a process and that that process is slow.
>> However, I have heard so many other unimportant things addressed at the GA,
>> and Saturday night (when the energy from the march was so high!) there were
>> two concerts going on at either end of the plaza but no productive work
>> being done. At the very least, we must publish an explanation of WHY there
>> are no demands yet and HOW those demands are being formulated.
>> I'm writing this in part to relieve and express my frustration, but also
>> to make it extremely clear that I consider this issue enough to consider
>> implementing a block on my very involvement in this occupation. I can't keep
>> justifying the work and money I am putting in to this movement, however
>> beautiful and inspiring and joyous and necessary it is if there is no clear
>> That's all I have to say about that, I suppose. I know everyone is working
>> so hard, and I love and support all of you. Nonetheless, this issue needs to
>> be addressed immediately.
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