I need to second that, if you are reading on twitter what is exciting people across the country about this is the anti-corporate focus of the movement: http://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/%23occupytogether
they are calling it an "economic civil rights movement"
we are responsible to those people who have been inspired by us, adbusters, and ultimately, their family and friends who spread the message to them--
We are in a big picture moment and we need simple clarity to deliver.
Simple, like someone said, two words, I propose three: End Corporate Control
All the other points for discussion will be incorporated into the arguments surrounding what ending corporate control means. So you are not ending discussion on any of those points, but introducing a platform so broadly defined that all of those points will make the million national discussions that will erupt as a result.
On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 11:29 AM, Will <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I find this draft extremely problematic. First of all, it makes no
attempt to link any of the issues raised to Wall Street, which is
really what unifies us at Occupy Wall Street and also is not difficult
to do given the centrality of Wall Street in our system and in the
economic crisis. Second, it makes virtually no mention of the war on
the working class and the poor nor any mention to the politics of
A few comments on some individual points. It's mention of "personal
responsibility" is code for the right even if it's countered by
"collective responsibility." The statement "redefining how labor is
valued" is ambiguous and can be interpreted in a number of ways and is
a far cry from the pro labor, pro working class message I think we
agree we want to be sending, even as that message does not advocate
the union bureaucracy. I could go on but I'll leave it at that.
I can tell you that this does not even close to encapsulating the
reasons why I signed up for Occupy Wall Street, and I can assure you
there there are many other folks who have put an immense amount of
work into this who feel the same way.
Peace and solidarity,