From:   Doug Singsen <dougsingsen@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Wednesday, September 28, 2011 10:23:47 AM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Matt taibbi coming tomorrow
 

We can just announce that people are coming and anyone who wants to hear them speak (outside a GA) can do so - no special privileges in that.

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On Sep 28, 2011 10:19 AM, "Lucas Vazquez" <lucasbostero20@gmail.com> wrote:
> agreed maybe its better to allow such celebrities to speak before or after
> the general assembly as a seperate activity.
>
> On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 8:15 AM, Justin Wedes <jwedes@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Agreed.
>>
>>
>> Justin Wedes
>> Activist & Educator, Brooklyn
>>
>> Use your voice!
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>>
>> ~
>> There's something going on in the Islands... Check it out at
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>>
>> On Sep 28, 2011, at 8:11 AM, Jon Good <therealjongood@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> I'm all for promoting high-profile stuff on twitter and social media.
>> But I think it would take precious time and focus away from the issues at
>> hand if we had any sort of process for recognizing celebrities etc. during
>> the General Assembly itself.
>>
>> On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 8:04 AM, Justin Wedes <jwedes@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> I have been informally using the special guest language on the twitter
>>> feed, and the feedback has been wholly positive, with many RT's. Do people
>>> object to my continuing to do that?
>>>
>>> Another thought is to seamlessly blend celebrity special guests and
>>> non-celebrity special guests, as I've been highlighting the stories of many
>>> people who've come out to the park who are not especially "famous"
>>>
>>>
>>> Justin Wedes
>>> Activist & Educator, Brooklyn
>>>
>>> Use your voice!
>>> Web: <http://www.ourschoolsnyc.org/>www.OurSchoolsNYC.org<http://www.ourschoolsnyc.org/><http://www.ourschoolsnyc.org/>
>>> Twitter: NYCPubSchooler
>>>
>>> ~
>>> There's something going on in the Islands... Check it out at
>>> <http://usuncut.org/yeslab>USUncut.org/yeslab <http://usuncut.org/yeslab><http://usuncut.org/yeslab>
>>> ~
>>>
>>> On Sep 28, 2011, at 8:00 AM, "Jackie DiSalvo" <jdisalvo@nyc.rr.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> ****
>>>
>>> It’s true that in this society celebrity brings unjust privilege, but
>>> because these people are well known, their presence brings us more publicity
>>> and helps outreach**.** And Taibibi is a progressive journalist who
>>> shares some of our politics, has been one of the main writers attacking Wall
>>> St (“Why Hasn’t Anyone From Wall St Gone to Jail?”) and is probably coming
>>> to give us supportive coverage**.** It helps to know such people are
>>> around, so we can influence that coverage**.** I’d like to know he was
>>> here**.******
>>>
>>> ** **
>>> ------------------------------
>>>
>>> *From:* **september17@googlegroups**.**com** [mailto:**
>>> september17@googlegroups**.**com**] *On Behalf Of *Lucas Vazquez
>>> *Sent:* Wednesday, September 28, 2011 7:04 AM
>>> *To:* **september17@googlegroups**.**com**
>>> *Subject:* Re: [september17discuss] Matt taibbi coming tomorrow****
>>>
>>> ** **
>>>
>>> But it does not give the privilege and distinction at the decision-making
>>> process****
>>>
>>> On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 2:06 AM, Jon Good < <therealjongood@gmail.com>
>>> therealjongood@gmail.com> wrote:****
>>>
>>> I am against "special guests"**.** Their influence and fame already
>>> gives them plenty of privilege and distinction at the occupation**.******
>>>
>>> ** **
>>>
>>> Love,****
>>>
>>> ** **
>>>
>>> Jon ****
>>>
>>> ** **
>>>
>>> On Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 12:08 AM, Justin Wedes < <jwedes@gmail.com>
>>> jwedes@gmail.com> wrote:****
>>>
>>> RT @alexfethiere: @mtaibbi says he'll visit #occupywallstreet Wed 9-28:
>>> <http://t.co/VX2Y7zld>http://t.co/VX2Y7zld Here's pic**.** Welcome him!
>>> <http://t.co/8OcGNjvr>http://t.co/8OcGNjvr
>>>
>>> A thought: should we have "special guests" at GA's? No special privileges,
>>> just shouting out influential folks who come out
>>>
>>> Justin Wedes
>>> Activist & Educator, **Brooklyn**
>>>
>>> Use your voice!
>>> Web: <http://www.ourschoolsnyc.org/>www.OurSchoolsNYC.org<http://www.ourschoolsnyc.org/><http://www.ourschoolsnyc.org/>
>>> Twitter: NYCPubSchooler
>>>
>>> ~
>>> There's something going on in the **Islands****.****.****.** Check it out
>>> at USUncut**.**org/yeslab
>>> ~****
>>>
>>> ** **
>>>
>>> ** **
>>> ****
>>>
>>>
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