From:   Will <william.russell.v@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Monday, September 26, 2011 9:30:10 AM
To:   september17 <september17@googlegroups.com>
Subject:   SPAM-MED: [september17discuss] Re: Huge Possibilities for Outreach this Weekend!!! (Slutwalk, Rally for a Nuke-Free World, The Campaign to End the New Jim Crow)
 

Great suggestion Luis!

 

On Sep 26, 11:27 am, Luis Moreno-Caballud <morenocabal...@yahoo.es>

wrote:

> Yes! and physically bring those marches to Zucotti, as it happened with the Troy Davis march!

>

> On Sep 26, 2011, at 11:17 AM, Will wrote:

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> > Hey beautiful people,

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> > Last Saturday's march was amazing until it ended in extreme police

> > brutality, and I have a suggestion for how we can follow up that march

> > with something potentially even bigger and in my opinion infinitely

> > more significant.

>

> > This Saturday is a huge day for marches in NYC, with Slutwalk, the

> > Rally for a Nuke-Free World, both of which will likely draw about

> > 1,000 people each, and an event for the Campaign to End the New Jim

> > Crow.  (I'll add more info about each of these protests below.)

> > Unfortunately each of these events is planned for more or less the

> > same time, which I think is indicative of the current level of

> > division within the left, or at least its severe lack of

> > coordination.

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> > For us to organize a large march for the same time would show a huge

> > lack of solidarity and I strongly urge that we avoid doing this!

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> > I suggest that instead we organize ourselves into three groups based

> > upon which event we would like to identify with this Saturday (tough

> > choice I know!) and mobilize the mass of ourselves to show up in force

> > at these events.  I don't suggest that we organize marches from the

> > occupation to these events, first because we need to save our energy

> > for them and second because of the risk of drawing more police

> > brutality to ourselves and also to the other protesters involved in

> > these events.

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> > This is a golden opportunity for us to further project our reach

> > beyond the financial district, build our own movement, and show our

> > solidarity and establish ties with the rest of the NYC left.  We can

> > make Occupy Wall Street a place where previously fragmented segments

> > of the left can find a unifying cause and a safe place to build

> > campaigns around their specific issues.  I know for sure that after

> > the police crackdown on us this past Saturday we gained a lot of

> > sympathy from long-time activists in the city who might have been

> > skeptical about us before and recognition that we are a force to be

> > reckoned with.  Let's show NYC, the country and the world that Occupy

> > Wall Street is a place where different sections of the left can come

> > together and unite around a common purpose.

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> > In solidarity,

>

> > Will

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> > Slutwalk NYC - Union Square - Noon

> >http://slutwalknyc.com/

> >http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IEhxr4-Yhqw

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> > No matter who you are

> > No matter where you work

> > No matter how you identify

> > No matter how you flirt

> > No matter what you wear

> > No matter whom you choose to love

> > No matter what you said before:

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> > NO ONE has the right to touch you without your consent. SlutWalk NYC

> > is part of a worldwide grassroots movement challenging rape culture,

> > victim-blaming and slut-shaming, and working to end sexual and

> > domestic violence.

>

> > Note on the name:  This movement is a response to what the police

> > commissioner of Toronto said at a gathering, that if women didn't

> > dress like sluts, they wouldn't become victims of violence.  This has

> > already spawned huge marches across Canada, the US and the world

> > (Mexico City, Honduras, Mumbai, etc)

> > - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

> > Rally for a Nuclear-Free Future - Pier 95 Hudson River Park - Noon

> >http://www.nuclearfreeplanet.org/articles/coalition-against-nukes-ral...

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> > The Coalition Against Nukes National Day of Action flagship rally will

> > be in NYC Saturday, October 1, 2011. Located at Pier 95 Hudson River

> > Park, 12th Ave @ West 55th Street, from Noon to 3:30 pm

>

> > The Fukushima Daiichi meltdowns inspired this grassroots action. It

> > was intensified by the August 23 magnitude 5.8 earthquake that caused

> > two reactors at Virginia’s North Anna nuclear plant to shut down.

> > Twelve reactors up and down the eastern US reported "unusual events"

> > to the NRC.

>

> > Then, on August 28, Hurricane Irene demonstrated powerfully that

> > electrical power and transportation routes can be disrupted over a

> > very large area-for days and weeks.

>

> > In New York, Entergy’s aging, leaky, 40-year old Indian Point nuclear

> > reactors, with uncorrected safety concerns yet under consideration for

> > additional 20-year relicensing by the Obama Administration, are

> > located near 2 fault lines, just north of NYC in a very densely-

> > populated area. Twenty million people live within 50 miles of Indian

> > Point in NY, New Jersey and Connecticut.

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> > We stand with the people of Japan who are suffering this ongoing

> > nuclear disaster. We cannot let that happen here!

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> > NJC: The Campaign to End the New Jim Crow

> > Assembly Hall, Riverside Church 490 Riverside Drive [Enter on

> > Claremont Ave] Manhattan, NY - 1pm

> >www.endjimcrow.org

>

> > The Issue?

>

> > -2.3 million Americans are imprisoned (twice as much as London and

> > four times as much as France). While African Americans constitute 13

> > percent of the U.S. population, they disproportionately fill the

> > prison system at 38 percent.

> > -Since the War on Drugs, the number of inmates imprisoned for drug

> > convictions increased from 41,100 to 1/2 million with the vast

> > majority being people of color.

> > -According to a Health and Drug study, Blacks make up 14 percent of

> > the drug user population, but constitute 54 percent of drug

> > convictions in the U.S. Criminal Justice System.

> > -5.3 million Americans are denied the right to vote because of laws

> > prohibiting voting by people with felony convictions. This has

> > resulted in the disenfranchisement of an estimated 13% of black men.

> > -The "felon" label continues to bar ex-offenders from public housing,

> > welfare and other basic rights

>

> > The Answer?

>

> > NJC: The Campaign to End the New Jim Crow

>

> > Join us in building a movement to end mass incarceration and the

> > injustices of the new caste system. Find out how you can help at our

> > first open organizing meeting. All are welcomed!

>

> > START study groups, DEMAND justice, CHALLENGE legislators, HOLD law

> > enforcement accountable, DOCUMENT the struggle, GET INVOLVED!

>

> > For more information, visit our website atwww.endjimcrow.orgor call

> > 212-501-2112

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