From:   Will <william.russell.v@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Monday, September 26, 2011 10:52:02 AM
To:   september17 <september17@googlegroups.com>
Subject:   SPAM-LOW: [september17discuss] Re: Huge Possibilities for Outreach this Weekend!!! (Slutwalk, Rally for a Nuke-Free World, The Campaign to End the New Jim Crow)
 

I agree Mad Hatter. Please change the topic back to the original,

since this thread is not about the Postal workers' protest

 

On Sep 26, 12:50 pm, MAd Hatter <progressivecha...@gmail.com> wrote:

> we should have a meeting to coordinate a coherent strategy for Saturday.

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> On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 11:46 AM, grimwomyn <grimwo...@gmail.com> wrote:

> > OOOHHHH I love this idea!!!!!!! Make the park the center for all to mingle

> > and meet and make each other stronger after the marches!!!!!!!!! LOVE

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> > On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 11:30 AM, Will <william.russel...@gmail.com> wrote:

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> >> Great suggestion Luis!

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> >> 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!

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> >> > 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.

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> >> > > 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,

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> >> > > 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:

>

> >> > > 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

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> >> > > >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.

>

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

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

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

> >> > > 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?

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> >> > > 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.orgorcall

> >> > > 212-501-2112

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