From:   Marisa Holmes <marisaholmes@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Monday, September 26, 2011 11:32:33 AM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   SPAM-MED: Re: [september17discuss] Re: Huge Possibilities for Outreach this Weekend!!! (Slutwalk, Rally for a Nuke-Free World, The Campaign to End the New Jim Crow)
 

Agreed. This Saturday will be huge for outreach.

I could meet with folks late tonight or Tues.

to strategize.

 

Marisa

 

On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 7:52 PM, Will <william.russell.v@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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

>>

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

>>

>> >> 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:

>>

>> >> > > Hey beautiful people,

>>

>> >> > > 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.

>>

>> >> > > 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!

>>

>> >> > > 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.

>>

>> >> > > 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.

>>

>> >> > > In solidarity,

>>

>> >> > > Will

>>

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

>> >> > > Slutwalk NYC - Union Square - Noon

>> >> > >http://slutwalknyc.com/

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

>>

>> >> > > 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

>>

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

>>

>> >> > > 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?

>>

>> >> > > 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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