From:   Suzy Exposito <suzy.ex@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Tuesday, September 27, 2011 1:53:43 PM
To:   september17 <september17@googlegroups.com>
Subject:   [september17discuss] Re: Huge Possibilities for Outreach this Weekend!!! (Slutwalk, Rally for a Nuke-Free World, The Campaign to End the New Jim Crow)
 

Hi everyone,

I'm a Slutwalk NYC organizer, and I will be one of the MCs for

Saturday's march. There are many of us organizing Slutwalk who are

anti-capitalist and who have been at the occupation for the past week.

We've been discussing a collaboration but we're concerned about

timing. Our march is set to start at noon, from Union Square. We are

planning to return to Union Square between 1:30 and 2pm. Depending on

what time you all are planning on marching again, we would like to

meet up with your group. I'll be at the GA tonight to discuss

possibilities!

-Suzy

 

On Sep 26, 6:59 pm, jemcgl...@verizon.net wrote:

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> On 09/26/11,Will<william.russell.v@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!

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

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> > > 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.

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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!

> >

> > > 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

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

> > > 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!

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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.orgorcall

> > >212-501-2112begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            212-501-2112      

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