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Date: Sun, 9 Oct 2011 13:40:22 -0400 As there's been discussion about / interest in parallel protest movements in other countries here's an update on the (proportionately) massive J14 protests in Israel in August, at least as it stands at the moment. These protests were principally aimed at reducing housing costs and resulted in the appointment of a Prime Ministerial committee which many saw as channelingpopular pressure into a dampening/dilatory committee process whose recommendations would eventually be ignored and forgotten. Worth heeding lessons learned here as well as in Spain and other places.

October 9, 2011

Israel Cabinet Approves Reforms to Cut Living Costs


By REUTERS

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's cabinet on Sunday overwhelmingly approved an economic reform plan aimed at easing living costs in response to weeks of popular social protests. Ministers voted 21-8 in favour of the proposals drawn up by a governmentappointed panel lead by economist Manuel Trajtenberg, and submitted to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last month. "Implementation of the report will lower the cost of living, cut taxes, boost disposable income and make housing more affordable," Netanyahu told cabinet ministers, a statement from his office said. The plan still faces an uphill battle in parliament before some of its key provisions can be implemented. Netanyahu had sought a vote on the plan a week ago but he could not muster enough votes from ministers in his own Likud party and in coalition partners. Israeli media reported that Netanyahu made a deal with the conservative Yisrael Beiteinu party on more benefits for those who have recently completed their compulsory military duty and for public housing. The plan calls for cutting the defence budget by 5 percent in 2012, while raising capital gains and corporate taxes. That would produce money needed to boost social-welfare spending without breaching fiscal targets. The Trajtenberg committee was formed after weeks of massive public
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demonstrations calling for lower living costs -- particularly for fuel, food, housing and child care -- rocked Netanyahu's right-wing coalition government. Protesters throughout the summer camped out in major cities and their activism culminated last month in one of the largest-ever demonstrations in Israel's history. The protests along with threats of consumer boycotts led some foodmakers to drop prices on cheeses and other staples. (Reporting by Steven Scheer; Editing by Hans-Juergen Peters)

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Ryan Green september17@googlegroups.com SPAM-MED: Re: [september17discuss] Israel Cabinet Approves Reforms to Cut Living Costs Sunday, October 09, 2011 2:08:31 PM

I couldn't agree more! There needs to be a teach-in on Palestine. Leaving human rights abuses out iof it, US Tax payers send 8 million dollars in military aid to Israel every single day. This is more money than we send to any other country in the world. It comes to 3 billion a year. Ryan On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 1:45 PM, acpollack2@juno.com <acpollack2@juno.com> wrote: These protests, while marginally (both numerically and politically) involving tiny numbers of Palestinians inside the pre-1967 green line, this was overwhelmingly a movement of colons : i.e., of racially dominant Jewish Israeli citizens. When supporters of Palestinian rights complained that the housing/anti-inflation movement was ignoring them (akin to our POC demanding more consciousness of us), they were told: "Leave us alone." The REAL parallel in historic Palestine for us is the re-occupation movement of May and June, when refugees tried to reclaim their land by crossing the 1948 borders. Andy Pollack Al-Awda NY: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition ---------- Original Message ---------From: Martin Kaminer <martin.kaminer@gmail.com> To: september17@googlegroups.com Subject: [september17discuss] Israel Cabinet Approves Reforms to Cut Living Costs Date: Sun, 9 Oct 2011 13:40:22 -0400 As there's been discussion about / interest in parallel protest movements in other countries here's an update on the (proportionately) massive J14 protests in Israel in August, at least as it stands at the moment. These protests were principally aimed at reducing housing costs and resulted in the appointment of a Prime Ministerial committee which many saw as channelingpopular pressure into a dampening/dilatory committee process whose recommendations would eventually be ignored and forgotten. Worth heeding lessons learned here as well as in Spain and other places.

October 9, 2011

Israel Cabinet Approves Reforms to Cut Living Costs


By REUTERS

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's cabinet on Sunday overwhelmingly approved an economic reform plan aimed at easing living costs in response to weeks of popular social protests.
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Ministers voted 21-8 in favour of the proposals drawn up by a governmentappointed panel lead by economist Manuel Trajtenberg, and submitted to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last month. "Implementation of the report will lower the cost of living, cut taxes, boost disposable income and make housing more affordable," Netanyahu told cabinet ministers, a statement from his office said. The plan still faces an uphill battle in parliament before some of its key provisions can be implemented. Netanyahu had sought a vote on the plan a week ago but he could not muster enough votes from ministers in his own Likud party and in coalition partners. Israeli media reported that Netanyahu made a deal with the conservative Yisrael Beiteinu party on more benefits for those who have recently completed their compulsory military duty and for public housing. The plan calls for cutting the defence budget by 5 percent in 2012, while raising capital gains and corporate taxes. That would produce money needed to boost social-welfare spending without breaching fiscal targets. The Trajtenberg committee was formed after weeks of massive public demonstrations calling for lower living costs -- particularly for fuel, food, housing and child care -- rocked Netanyahu's right-wing coalition government. Protesters throughout the summer camped out in major cities and their activism culminated last month in one of the largest-ever demonstrations in Israel's history. The protests along with threats of consumer boycotts led some foodmakers to drop prices on cheeses and other staples. (Reporting by Steven Scheer; Editing by Hans-Juergen Peters)

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Charles Lenchner september17@googlegroups.com SPAM-MED: Re: [september17discuss] Israel Cabinet Approves Reforms to Cut Living Costs Sunday, October 09, 2011 2:07:23 PM

Andy, say more about how Palestinian refugees trying to cross borders and getting shot is more similar to OWS than the tent protests in Israeli cities against the wealthy. Are you proposing that OWS engage in border crossing tactics, or suggesting that Israelis protesting their own elites are doing something different than the (mostly white) OWS'ers are doing in New York? My own opinion is that public square + sleeping bags/tents + demands for justice = similarity. If this is a false identification, it needs a much more thorough critique. Folks might note this interesting statement of support for Israel's tent protests, signed by the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine and the Palestinian Peoples Party as well as the Israeli Knesset faction of Democratic Front for Peace and Equality (Hadash), comprised of The Israeli Communist Party and TarabutHitabrut. Other signatories include the joint Israeli-Palestinian Alternative Information Centre, and the Palestinian Progressive Workers Union, Farmers Unions, Union of Palestinian Women, and others. http://972mag.com/joint-palestinian-israeli-statement-supporting-j14-end-tooccupation/22410/ Charles On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 1:45 PM, acpollack2@juno.com <acpollack2@juno.com> wrote: These protests, while marginally (both numerically and politically) involving tiny numbers of Palestinians inside the pre-1967 green line, this was overwhelmingly a movement of colons : i.e., of racially dominant Jewish Israeli citizens. When supporters of Palestinian rights complained that the housing/anti-inflation movement was ignoring them (akin to our POC demanding more consciousness of us), they were told: "Leave us alone." The REAL parallel in historic Palestine for us is the re-occupation movement of May and June, when refugees tried to reclaim their land by crossing the 1948 borders. Andy Pollack Al-Awda NY: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition ---------- Original Message ---------From: Martin Kaminer <martin.kaminer@gmail.com> To: september17@googlegroups.com Subject: [september17discuss] Israel Cabinet Approves Reforms to Cut Living Costs Date: Sun, 9 Oct 2011 13:40:22 -0400 As there's been discussion about / interest in parallel protest movements in other countries here's an update on the (proportionately) massive J14 protests in Israel in August, at least as it stands at the moment. These protests were principally aimed at reducing housing costs and resulted in the appointment of a Prime Ministerial committee which many saw as
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channelingpopular pressure into a dampening/dilatory committee process whose recommendations would eventually be ignored and forgotten. Worth heeding lessons learned here as well as in Spain and other places.

October 9, 2011

Israel Cabinet Approves Reforms to Cut Living Costs


By REUTERS

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's cabinet on Sunday overwhelmingly approved an economic reform plan aimed at easing living costs in response to weeks of popular social protests. Ministers voted 21-8 in favour of the proposals drawn up by a governmentappointed panel lead by economist Manuel Trajtenberg, and submitted to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last month. "Implementation of the report will lower the cost of living, cut taxes, boost disposable income and make housing more affordable," Netanyahu told cabinet ministers, a statement from his office said. The plan still faces an uphill battle in parliament before some of its key provisions can be implemented. Netanyahu had sought a vote on the plan a week ago but he could not muster enough votes from ministers in his own Likud party and in coalition partners. Israeli media reported that Netanyahu made a deal with the conservative Yisrael Beiteinu party on more benefits for those who have recently completed their compulsory military duty and for public housing. The plan calls for cutting the defence budget by 5 percent in 2012, while raising capital gains and corporate taxes. That would produce money needed to boost social-welfare spending without breaching fiscal targets. The Trajtenberg committee was formed after weeks of massive public demonstrations calling for lower living costs -- particularly for fuel, food, housing and child care -- rocked Netanyahu's right-wing coalition government. Protesters throughout the summer camped out in major cities and their activism culminated last month in one of the largest-ever demonstrations in Israel's history.

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The protests along with threats of consumer boycotts led some foodmakers to drop prices on cheeses and other staples. (Reporting by Steven Scheer; Editing by Hans-Juergen Peters)

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of acpollack2@juno.com september17@googlegroups.com SPAM-MED: Re: [september17discuss] Israel Cabinet Approves Reforms to Cut Living Costs Sunday, October 09, 2011 1:46:40 PM

These protests, while marginally (both numerically and politically) involving tiny numbers of Palestinians inside the pre-1967 green line, this was overwhelmingly a movement of colons : i.e., of racially dominant Jewish Israeli citizens. When supporters of Palestinian rights complained that the housing/anti-inflation movement was ignoring them (akin to our POC demanding more consciousness of us), they were told: "Leave us alone." The REAL parallel in historic Palestine for us is the re-occupation movement of May and June, when refugees tried to reclaim their land by crossing the 1948 borders. Andy Pollack Al-Awda NY: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition ---------- Original Message ---------From: Martin Kaminer <martin.kaminer@gmail.com> To: september17@googlegroups.com Subject: [september17discuss] Israel Cabinet Approves Reforms to Cut Living Costs Date: Sun, 9 Oct 2011 13:40:22 -0400 As there's been discussion about / interest in parallel protest movements in other countries here's an update on the (proportionately) massive J14 protests in Israel in August, at least as it stands at the moment. These protests were principally aimed at reducing housing costs and resulted in the appointment of a Prime Ministerial committee which many saw as channelingpopular pressure into a dampening/dilatory committee process whose recommendations would eventually be ignored and forgotten. Worth heeding lessons learned here as well as in Spain and other places.

October 9, 2011

Israel Cabinet Approves Reforms to Cut Living Costs


By REUTERS

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's cabinet on Sunday overwhelmingly approved an economic reform plan aimed at easing living costs in response to weeks of popular social protests. Ministers voted 21-8 in favour of the proposals drawn up by a governmentappointed panel lead by economist Manuel Trajtenberg, and submitted to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last month. "Implementation of the report will lower the cost of living, cut taxes, boost disposable income and make housing more affordable," Netanyahu told cabinet ministers, a statement from his office said.
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The plan still faces an uphill battle in parliament before some of its key provisions can be implemented. Netanyahu had sought a vote on the plan a week ago but he could not muster enough votes from ministers in his own Likud party and in coalition partners. Israeli media reported that Netanyahu made a deal with the conservative Yisrael Beiteinu party on more benefits for those who have recently completed their compulsory military duty and for public housing. The plan calls for cutting the defence budget by 5 percent in 2012, while raising capital gains and corporate taxes. That would produce money needed to boost socialwelfare spending without breaching fiscal targets. The Trajtenberg committee was formed after weeks of massive public demonstrations calling for lower living costs -- particularly for fuel, food, housing and child care -- rocked Netanyahu's right-wing coalition government. Protesters throughout the summer camped out in major cities and their activism culminated last month in one of the largest-ever demonstrations in Israel's history. The protests along with threats of consumer boycotts led some foodmakers to drop prices on cheeses and other staples. (Reporting by Steven Scheer; Editing by Hans-Juergen Peters)

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Ryan Green september17@googlegroups.com SPAM-MED: Re: [september17discuss] Israel Cabinet Approves Reforms to Cut Living Costs Sunday, October 09, 2011 3:11:17 PM

Hey Martin, Understood - I know how discussion of Palestine and Israel can quickly turn heated. I hear what you are saying. The only thing I'll say is that Israel doesn't have "some" control over an entire population of people of color - the Palestinians. They have complete and total control. When you have to go through an Israeli checkpoint between your village and the next to visit your mother, and Israel has the power to say yes or no, that's total contol over the every day life of another person. And it goes on from there. My involvement with this issue makes me reluctant to link in any way with Israeli movements. And I won't make excuses for Israelis who are still in the dark about what they're actually responsible for, as I will not make excuses for Americans who remain ignorant about the hundreds of thousands of dead Iraqi children and who are not out in the streets with the rest of us. ryan On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 2:22 PM, Martin Kaminer <martin.kaminer@gmail.com> wrote: I don't entirely disagree -- and I'm not sure it's worth getting into it in earnest in this forum -- but what the link below shows is attempts at cooperation by the J14 organizers with Israeli Arabs living inside and where possible outside the Green Line. When you say that an 'entire population of people of color' is 'under [Israel's] control', they may in some ways be under the control of the Israeli government, but they are largely beyond the reach of the Israeli people. Israeli government policies have severely curtailed the ability of an entire generation of Israelis and Palestinians to communicate at all -- in fact many young Palestinians have never seen a civilian Israeli and vice versa and it's illegal for Israelis to enter Palestinian areas. So it's questionable as to whether one can really ding the J14 protesters for their inability to connect with Palestinians living beyond the Green Line and I'm not sure whether the phrase 'purposefully excluded' really tells the whole story... but all points well taken. On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 2:14 PM, Ryan Green <ryangreenish@gmail.com> wrote: I think what Andy means is that this movement in Israel has purposefully excluded an entire population of people of color who are under it's control. Ryan On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 2:07 PM, Charles Lenchner <clenchner@gmail.com> wrote: Andy, say more about how Palestinian refugees trying to cross borders and getting shot is more similar to OWS than the tent protests in Israeli cities against the wealthy. Are you proposing that OWS engage in border crossing tactics, or suggesting
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that Israelis protesting their own elites are doing something different than the (mostly white) OWS'ers are doing in New York? My own opinion is that public square + sleeping bags/tents + demands for justice = similarity. If this is a false identification, it needs a much more thorough critique. Folks might note this interesting statement of support for Israel's tent protests, signed by the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine and the Palestinian Peoples Party as well as the Israeli Knesset faction of Democratic Front for Peace and Equality (Hadash), comprised of The Israeli Communist Party and Tarabut-Hitabrut. Other signatories include the joint Israeli-Palestinian Alternative Information Centre, and the Palestinian Progressive Workers Union, Farmers Unions, Union of Palestinian Women, and others. http://972mag.com/joint-palestinian-israeli-statement-supporting-j14-end-tooccupation/22410/ Charles On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 1:45 PM, acpollack2@juno.com <acpollack2@juno.com> wrote: These protests, while marginally (both numerically and politically) involving tiny numbers of Palestinians inside the pre-1967 green line, this was overwhelmingly a movement of colons : i.e., of racially dominant Jewish Israeli citizens. When supporters of Palestinian rights complained that the housing/antiinflation movement was ignoring them (akin to our POC demanding more consciousness of us), they were told: "Leave us alone." The REAL parallel in historic Palestine for us is the re-occupation movement of May and June, when refugees tried to reclaim their land by crossing the 1948 borders. Andy Pollack Al-Awda NY: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition ---------- Original Message ---------From: Martin Kaminer <martin.kaminer@gmail.com> To: september17@googlegroups.com Subject: [september17discuss] Israel Cabinet Approves Reforms to Cut Living Costs Date: Sun, 9 Oct 2011 13:40:22 -0400 As there's been discussion about / interest in parallel protest movements in other countries here's an update on the (proportionately) massive J14 protests in Israel in August, at least as it stands at the moment. These protests were principally aimed at reducing housing costs and resulted in the appointment of a Prime Ministerial committee which many saw as channelingpopular pressure into a dampening/dilatory committee process whose recommendations would eventually be ignored and forgotten. Worth heeding lessons learned here as well as in Spain and other places.

October 9, 2011

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Israel Cabinet Approves Reforms to Cut Living Costs


By REUTERS

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's cabinet on Sunday overwhelmingly approved an economic reform plan aimed at easing living costs in response to weeks of popular social protests. Ministers voted 21-8 in favour of the proposals drawn up by a governmentappointed panel lead by economist Manuel Trajtenberg, and submitted to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last month. "Implementation of the report will lower the cost of living, cut taxes, boost disposable income and make housing more affordable," Netanyahu told cabinet ministers, a statement from his office said. The plan still faces an uphill battle in parliament before some of its key provisions can be implemented. Netanyahu had sought a vote on the plan a week ago but he could not muster enough votes from ministers in his own Likud party and in coalition partners. Israeli media reported that Netanyahu made a deal with the conservative Yisrael Beiteinu party on more benefits for those who have recently completed their compulsory military duty and for public housing. The plan calls for cutting the defence budget by 5 percent in 2012, while raising capital gains and corporate taxes. That would produce money needed to boost social-welfare spending without breaching fiscal targets. The Trajtenberg committee was formed after weeks of massive public demonstrations calling for lower living costs -- particularly for fuel, food, housing and child care -- rocked Netanyahu's right-wing coalition government. Protesters throughout the summer camped out in major cities and their activism culminated last month in one of the largest-ever demonstrations in Israel's history. The protests along with threats of consumer boycotts led some foodmakers to

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drop prices on cheeses and other staples. (Reporting by Steven Scheer; Editing by Hans-Juergen Peters)

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Gabriel Johnson september17@googlegroups.com SPAM-MED: Re: [september17discuss] MoveOn.Org and Friends Attempt to Co-Opt Occupy Wall Street Movement Tuesday, October 11, 2011 4:29:54 PM

As a Democrat (as opposed to a Democratic politician), I pretty much agree with this. I know the GA (of the Wall Street occupation) has been hesitant to actually make any declarations on issues, but it would be perfect if we passed something opposing the GeorgiaWorks-style portion of Obama's jobs bill. Who do I go to to put this on the agenda to propose to the GA? --glj gabjoh2@gmail.com 917-342-2564 On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 4:22 PM, David DeGraw <David@ampedstatus.com> wrote:

MoveOn.Org and Friends Attempt to Co-Opt Occupy Wall Street Movement


Tuesday 11 October 2011 by: Steve Horn, Truthout | News Analysis Gandhi once said [3] of growing movements of social protestation, "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." The trajectory of the everevolving and growing Occupy Wall Street movement follows the same pattern almost to a "T," with slight variation. Now, apply that model to the most recent public relations and marketing ploys of organizations like MoveOn.org, the ascendant "Reclaim the American Dream Movement" and the general segment of society author and journalist Chris Hedges calls the "Liberal Class" in his most recent book titled "The Death of the Liberal Class [4]" (of which the former two are both a part). In so doing, one can observe a perfect case study of the liberal class in action, in four distinct acts, with one exception: "then they fight you" can be replaced with "then they attempt to co-opt your movement."

Demonstrators with the Occupy Wall Street protests in Zucotti Park in New York, October 7, 2011. Protests in Wall Street section of New York enter their third week, with similar efforts springing up in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle. (Photo: Michael Appleton / The New York Times)

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Act One - Getting Ignored: In the early planning stages of Occupy Wall Street, few eyes were on those working behind the scenes to make this vision a reality. With little funding backing their cause, the activists calling for this action, to those even paying any attention to them at all (few and far between), seemed quixotic or at the very least, overly optimistic. This was the case even to those highly sympathetic to the cause and its accompanying ideology. How in the world does a rag-tag bunch of activists take on the financial power center of the world that calls the shots politically in statehouses around the country, on a federal level and around the world? Because the task was such a monumental undertaking, these activists were essentially ignored all throughout the planning stages and into the opening days of the occupation itself. The liberal class, predictably, was nowhere to be seen in the planning stages of Occupy Wall Street, wholeheartedly ignoring the fact, or simply not even knowing the fact, that this occupation was in the works. Act Two - Getting Laughed at: Once it was seen that, while not yet a movement, the people occupying Wall Street had, at the very least, legitimate grievances, the liberal class resorted to scornful tactics like mockery of the type of people in the movement - ad hominem attacks, if you will. The scorn was well-depicted by liberal environmental blogger, Grist's David Roberts, who tweeted [5], "I've been reading about #occupywallstreet for the last hour or two & it's just horrific. Practically designed to discredit leftist protest." It was also on perfect display with liberal blogger David Atkins, who mockingly tweeted [6], "If you want to #occupywallstreet, 1) shave 2) wear some decent clothes 3) coordinate signs about inequality 4) get a media spokesperson." The diatribe proceeded for multiple tweets, Atkins having listed ten points. In a post titled [7], "What's behind the scorn for the Wall Street protests?" Salon.com blogger Glenn Greenwald aptly explained their behavior and tactics, writing, "Any entity that declares itself an adversary of prevailing institutional power is going to be viewed with hostility by establishment-serving institutions and their loyalists. That's just the nature of protests that take place outside approved channels, an inevitable by-product of disruptive dissent: those who are most vested in safeguarding and legitimizing establishment prerogatives ... are going to be hostile to those challenges. As the virtually universal disdain in these same circles for WikiLeaks (and, before that, for the Iraq War protests) demonstrated: the more effectively adversarial it is, the more establishment hostility it's going to provoke." The liberal class, though, quickly realized that Occupy Wall Street was gaining traction, with leaders of the left like Francis Fox Piven [8], Michael Moore [9], Naomi Klein [10], Cornel West [11] and Joseph Stiglitz [12] joining the cause in solidarity, and its leaders realized that it must co-opt the movement while time is still on its side. Act Three - Co-Option: With Occupy Wall Street off the ground, but its longevity still in flux, MoveOn.org and its cousin, the Center For American Progress [13], and Van Jones' [14] Reclaim the American Dream Movement [15], were nowhere to be found. Instead, they were busy planning the Take Back The American Dream Conference [16], which took place from October 3 through October 5.
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"Taking back the American Dream," Jones said in an interview appearing on AlterNet [17], will be a three-step process. First, the planned November 17 "Rising Tide of Protest [18]," a protest, led by the Reclaim the American Dream Movement [15], will be held in a network of cities throughout the United States. As FireDogLake's David Dayen explained [18], "[The] November 17 protests announced by the American Dream Movement ... [are] a one-day protest across multiple cities across the country that organizers hope will be a massive activation of their supporters." Second, an amalgamation of coordinated house meetings and online teach-ins. "We're going to try to get a million leaders in America online and talking with each other. And that's going to be a major piece," said Jones. Third and most importantly to an organization "powered by," (aka a project of) MoveOn.org [19], which among other things, is an organization that raises campaign money for Democratic Party candidates, Jones said the 2012 elections are a vital piece of the puzzle. "And then there's a third piece and it's new - and it seems to have escaped people's notice - and that's that we've said we're going to run 2012 people for office in 2012. Now, that's a big deal," Jones stated. "We're talking about U.S. senators who want to run as American Dream candidates - soon to be announced. We've reached out to the House Democratic Caucus; there are House members who want to run as American Dream candidates," he continued. What this translates to, in layman's terms, is the very process of co-opting a growing movement of democratic resistance and trying to replace it with a sales pitch to go out in 2012 and vote Democrat. Jones and the Democratic Party operations in disguise, namely the likes of MoveOn.org and the Center for American Progress, are taking a page out of the Dick Armey and Koch brothers' Tea Party co-option playbook with this one. Indeed, many forget that before the Tea Party was an Astroturf movement funded by Armey and the Koch brothers, it was an enraged grassroots movement, led mostly by Ron Paul libertarians [20]. Then it got co-opted and now it is a rotten pawn of corporate elites. If Occupy Wall Street organizers are not careful, this could also be their destiny. Act Four - Win or Be Co-Opted? That Is the Question: Occupy Wall Street, now three weeks into the occupation, now finds itself in a pivotal moment. Will the nonpartisan, anti-establishment movement allow itself to be co-opted by the Democratic Party serving powers that be, i.e. by the MoveOn.orgs and Center for American Progresses of the world, or will it remain a strong, left, independent force that grows with each passing day and strikes fear into what the late sociologist C. Wright Mills calls the power elite [21]? One thing is for certain - the liberal class is working overtime to co-opt a burgeoning social justice movement. Exhibit A: On October 5, Day 19 of Occupy Wall Street, MoveOn.org sent out an email calling on clicktivists (as opposed to activists) to "Join the Virtual March on
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Wall Street." "The 99% are both an inspiration and a call that needs to be answered. So we're answering it today, in a nationwide Virtual March on Wall Street to support their demand for an economy that serves the many, not the few ... Join in the virtual march by doing what hundreds have done spontaneously across the web: Take your picture holding a sign that tells your story, along with the words 'I am the 99%,'" wrote Daniel Mintz of MoveOn.org. John Stauber [22] is a longtime critic of organizations like MoveOn.org and Center for American Progress, and founder of the Center for Media and Democracy and co-author of "Toxic Sludge Is Good for You," a book that exposes how corporations and vested interests work to co-opt movements for change. In an interview, he stated, "Don't be fooled. This will primarily be an effort to co-opt the language and energy to salvage Obama and the Dem Party. This is how you coopt movements. The Occupy Wall Streeters are not leader oriented. Van Jones will become the voice of this in the mainstream," "The same thing happened to anti-war in 2007. MoveOn.org was, to the mainstream, the voice of that movement," Stauber continued. "It is easy to read between the lines. For one thing, there is no criticism of Obama in the 'Reclaim the Dream' messaging and marketing. No one with a national reputation is going to do anything to undermine his re-election efforts. There is huge money in supporting Obama and nothing but pain and punishment in not - both desperation and self interest are driving this at this point in time." As Stauber alluded to, one only has to look a few years down the memory hole to see that, as William Faulkner wrote in "Requiem for a Nun [23]," "The past is never dead. It's not even past!" In an article about how the Democratic Party, teaming up with MoveOn.org and other like-minded apparatchiks, viewed the Iraq war as a "gift" to wield for electoral purposes in the 2006 elections, Stauber wrote, "And how have the Democrats treated their gift now that they control Congress? The Democratic House and Senate have continued to fund the war while posturing against it ..." Later, in that same piece, Stauber juxtaposed the operatives with Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), an organization that is against imperialistic foreign policy no matter who is in office, writing, "[IVAW] are not the concoction of a liberal think tank or PR firm; they have very little funding; they are not avoiding criticism of Democrats; and they are not playing political games trying to bank-shot Democratic candidates into the White House and Congress in 2008. They are in open non-violent revolt against US foreign policy, criticizing politicians of all stripes who would exploit the war for political gain." Fast forward five years and a nearly parallel situation exists. An independent and democratic economic justice movement, ground zero of which exists at the power center of economic injustice, namely Wall Street, has now spread to every corner of the country in some form or fashion within the framework of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The Democratic Party vultures are waiting to swoop in, steal the thunder and then make sure the focus is on electing Democrats, who are just as much to blame as Republicans for the ascendancy of Wall Street. If anything, they are even more to blame for the pacification role they play in co-opting the overwhelming swath of the left time and time again, no matter what horrible policies they pass.
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Will Occupy Wall Street of 2011 be a repeat of the Iraq war of 2006? Similar forces are at bay, that is for certain. It will all depend on activists deciding whether they choose to be used as a "gift," or if they choose to remain independent of the forces of co-option. Act four, to say the least, should be interesting. http://www.truth-out.org/print/7323

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of gail zawacki september17@googlegroups.com SPAM-MED: Re: [september17discuss] MoveOn.Org and Friends Attempt to Co-Opt Occupy Wall Street Movement Tuesday, October 11, 2011 8:02:56 PM

Ha. Back at day one, I proposed to several prominent climate activists that there is a common interest with OWS in ridding government of corporate control, since that is the root of the criminal lack of action based on climate science - as well as the bankster plundering of the economy. I received nothing but scorn - "the last thing we want is to be associated with 'those people'" I was told. Three weeks later, without a blush, those same NGO's are falling all over themselves to be part of the Occupy movement. It's all good!! You can accuse unions of corruption, and of being part of the plutocratic system as well. So let them come on board, just make it clear that they do not and cannot control the agenda. On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 5:00 PM, Amin Husain <amin.husain@gmail.com> wrote: Without comment on the subject, I would say you present agenda items to the facilitation Working group. The info desk on either side of the park has contact info, location info, and forms. On Oct 11, 2011, at 4:29 PM, Gabriel Johnson <gabjoh2@gmail.com> wrote: As a Democrat (as opposed to a Democratic politician), I pretty much agree with this. I know the GA (of the Wall Street occupation) has been hesitant to actually make any declarations on issues, but it would be perfect if we passed something opposing the GeorgiaWorks-style portion of Obama's jobs bill. Who do I go to to put this on the agenda to propose to the GA? --glj gabjoh2@gmail.com 917-342-2564 On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 4:22 PM, David DeGraw <David@ampedstatus.com> wrote:

MoveOn.Org and Friends Attempt to Co-Opt Occupy Wall Street Movement


Tuesday 11 October 2011 by: Steve Horn, Truthout | News Analysis
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Gandhi once said [3] of growing movements of social protestation, "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." The trajectory of the ever-evolving and growing Occupy Wall Street movement follows the same pattern almost to a "T," with slight variation.

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Demonstrators with the Occupy Wall Street protests in Zucotti Park in New York, October 7, 2011. Protests in Wall Street section of New York enter their third week, with similar efforts springing up in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle. (Photo: Michael Appleton / The New York Times)

Now, apply that model to the most recent public relations and marketing ploys of organizations like MoveOn.org, the ascendant "Reclaim the American Dream Movement" and the general segment of society author and journalist Chris Hedges calls the "Liberal Class" in his most recent book titled "The Death of the Liberal Class [4]" (of which the former two are both a part). In so doing, one can observe a perfect case study of the liberal class in action, in four distinct acts, with one exception: "then they fight you" can be replaced with "then they attempt to co-opt your movement." Act One - Getting Ignored: In the early planning stages of Occupy Wall Street, few eyes were on those working behind the scenes to make this vision a reality. With little funding backing their cause, the activists calling for this action, to those even paying any attention to them at all (few and far between), seemed quixotic or at the very least, overly optimistic. This was the case even to those highly sympathetic to the cause and its accompanying ideology. How in the world does a rag-tag bunch of activists take on the financial power center of the world that calls the shots politically in statehouses around the country, on a federal level and around the world? Because the task was such a monumental undertaking, these activists were essentially ignored all throughout the planning stages and into the opening days of the occupation itself. The liberal class, predictably, was nowhere to be seen in the planning stages of Occupy Wall Street, wholeheartedly ignoring the fact, or simply not even knowing the fact, that this occupation was in the works. Act Two - Getting Laughed at: Once it was seen that, while not yet a movement, the people occupying Wall Street had, at the very least, legitimate grievances, the liberal class resorted to scornful tactics like mockery of the type of people in the movement - ad hominem attacks, if you will. The scorn was well-depicted by liberal environmental blogger, Grist's David Roberts, who tweeted [5], "I've been reading about #occupywallstreet for the last hour or two & it's just horrific. Practically designed to discredit leftist protest." It was also on perfect display with liberal blogger David Atkins, who mockingly tweeted [6],
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"If you want to #occupywallstreet, 1) shave 2) wear some decent clothes 3) coordinate signs about inequality 4) get a media spokesperson." The diatribe proceeded for multiple tweets, Atkins having listed ten points. In a post titled [7], "What's behind the scorn for the Wall Street protests?" Salon.com blogger Glenn Greenwald aptly explained their behavior and tactics, writing, "Any entity that declares itself an adversary of prevailing institutional power is going to be viewed with hostility by establishment-serving institutions and their loyalists. That's just the nature of protests that take place outside approved channels, an inevitable by-product of disruptive dissent: those who are most vested in safeguarding and legitimizing establishment prerogatives ... are going to be hostile to those challenges. As the virtually universal disdain in these same circles for WikiLeaks (and, before that, for the Iraq War protests) demonstrated: the more effectively adversarial it is, the more establishment hostility it's going to provoke." The liberal class, though, quickly realized that Occupy Wall Street was gaining traction, with leaders of the left like Francis Fox Piven [8], Michael Moore [9], Naomi Klein [10], Cornel West [11] and Joseph Stiglitz [12] joining the cause in solidarity, and its leaders realized that it must co-opt the movement while time is still on its side. Act Three - Co-Option: With Occupy Wall Street off the ground, but its longevity still in flux, MoveOn.org and its cousin, the Center For American Progress [13], and Van Jones' [14] Reclaim the American Dream Movement [15], were nowhere to be found. Instead, they were busy planning the Take Back The American Dream Conference [16], which took place from October 3 through October 5. "Taking back the American Dream," Jones said in an interview appearing on AlterNet [17], will be a three-step process. First, the planned November 17 "Rising Tide of Protest [18]," a protest, led by the Reclaim the American Dream Movement [15], will be held in a network of cities throughout the United States. As FireDogLake's David Dayen explained [18], "[The] November 17 protests announced by the American Dream Movement ... [are] a one-day protest across multiple cities across the country that organizers hope will be a massive activation of their supporters." Second, an amalgamation of coordinated house meetings and online teach-ins. "We're going to try to get a million leaders in America online and talking with each other. And that's going to be a major piece," said Jones. Third and most importantly to an organization "powered by," (aka a project of) MoveOn.org [19], which among other things, is an organization that raises campaign money for Democratic Party candidates, Jones said the 2012 elections are a vital piece of the puzzle. "And then there's a third piece and it's new - and it seems to
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have escaped people's notice - and that's that we've said we're going to run 2012 people for office in 2012. Now, that's a big deal," Jones stated. "We're talking about U.S. senators who want to run as American Dream candidates - soon to be announced. We've reached out to the House Democratic Caucus; there are House members who want to run as American Dream candidates," he continued. What this translates to, in layman's terms, is the very process of coopting a growing movement of democratic resistance and trying to replace it with a sales pitch to go out in 2012 and vote Democrat. Jones and the Democratic Party operations in disguise, namely the likes of MoveOn.org and the Center for American Progress, are taking a page out of the Dick Armey and Koch brothers' Tea Party co-option playbook with this one. Indeed, many forget that before the Tea Party was an Astroturf movement funded by Armey and the Koch brothers, it was an enraged grassroots movement, led mostly by Ron Paul libertarians [20]. Then it got co-opted and now it is a rotten pawn of corporate elites. If Occupy Wall Street organizers are not careful, this could also be their destiny. Act Four - Win or Be Co-Opted? That Is the Question: Occupy Wall Street, now three weeks into the occupation, now finds itself in a pivotal moment. Will the nonpartisan, anti-establishment movement allow itself to be co-opted by the Democratic Party serving powers that be, i.e. by the MoveOn.orgs and Center for American Progresses of the world, or will it remain a strong, left, independent force that grows with each passing day and strikes fear into what the late sociologist C. Wright Mills calls the power elite [21]? One thing is for certain - the liberal class is working overtime to coopt a burgeoning social justice movement. Exhibit A: On October 5, Day 19 of Occupy Wall Street, MoveOn.org sent out an email calling on clicktivists (as opposed to activists) to "Join the Virtual March on Wall Street." "The 99% are both an inspiration and a call that needs to be answered. So we're answering it today, in a nationwide Virtual March on Wall Street to support their demand for an economy that serves the many, not the few ... Join in the virtual march by doing what hundreds have done spontaneously across the web: Take your picture holding a sign that tells your story, along with the words 'I am the 99%,'" wrote Daniel Mintz of MoveOn.org. John Stauber [22] is a longtime critic of organizations like MoveOn.org and Center for American Progress, and founder of the Center for Media and Democracy and co-author of "Toxic Sludge Is Good for You," a book that exposes how corporations and vested interests work to co-opt movements for change. In an interview, he
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stated, "Don't be fooled. This will primarily be an effort to co-opt the language and energy to salvage Obama and the Dem Party. This is how you co-opt movements. The Occupy Wall Streeters are not leader oriented. Van Jones will become the voice of this in the mainstream," "The same thing happened to anti-war in 2007. MoveOn.org was, to the mainstream, the voice of that movement," Stauber continued. "It is easy to read between the lines. For one thing, there is no criticism of Obama in the 'Reclaim the Dream' messaging and marketing. No one with a national reputation is going to do anything to undermine his re-election efforts. There is huge money in supporting Obama and nothing but pain and punishment in not - both desperation and self interest are driving this at this point in time." As Stauber alluded to, one only has to look a few years down the memory hole to see that, as William Faulkner wrote in "Requiem for a Nun [23]," "The past is never dead. It's not even past!" In an article about how the Democratic Party, teaming up with MoveOn.org and other like-minded apparatchiks, viewed the Iraq war as a "gift" to wield for electoral purposes in the 2006 elections, Stauber wrote, "And how have the Democrats treated their gift now that they control Congress? The Democratic House and Senate have continued to fund the war while posturing against it ..." Later, in that same piece, Stauber juxtaposed the operatives with Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), an organization that is against imperialistic foreign policy no matter who is in office, writing, "[IVAW] are not the concoction of a liberal think tank or PR firm; they have very little funding; they are not avoiding criticism of Democrats; and they are not playing political games trying to bank-shot Democratic candidates into the White House and Congress in 2008. They are in open non-violent revolt against US foreign policy, criticizing politicians of all stripes who would exploit the war for political gain." Fast forward five years and a nearly parallel situation exists. An independent and democratic economic justice movement, ground zero of which exists at the power center of economic injustice, namely Wall Street, has now spread to every corner of the country in some form or fashion within the framework of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The Democratic Party vultures are waiting to swoop in, steal the thunder and then make sure the focus is on electing Democrats, who are just as much to blame as Republicans for the ascendancy of Wall Street. If anything, they are even more to blame for the pacification role they play in co-opting the overwhelming swath of the left time and time again, no matter what horrible policies they pass. Will Occupy Wall Street of 2011 be a repeat of the Iraq war of 2006? Similar forces are at bay, that is for certain. It will all depend on activists deciding whether they choose to be
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used as a "gift," or if they choose to remain independent of the forces of co-option. Act four, to say the least, should be interesting. http://www.truth-out.org/print/7323

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of shaista husain september17@googlegroups.com SPAM-MED: Re: [september17discuss] MoveOn.Org and Friends Attempt to Co-Opt Occupy Wall Street Movement Tuesday, October 11, 2011 8:28:59 PM

I went to the info desk on Broadway--and there was a very loud person sitting there by the name of Jeff, who was too busy arguing with someone to respond to my questions-- where the Sustainability Meeting was happening (couldn't find them at the cube)-- the other two chaps working there didn't know, but Jeff was loudly promoting the Republican Party. There was a worse incident, two days ago, when the large screen receiving text messages broadcasted at the GA--horrible hateful statements using racist n-word being broadcast on the screen and my friend Prerna went to complain and try to put an end to it. She argued with Leif for a long time about Freedom of Expression to censor the hateful racist language, which she succeeded in doing, to the credit of Leif (sorry if i misspelled the name) ...These are some reasons why i am in favor of having clear visions, or whatever you want to call it--a direction--more clarity on our politics---it's not so much a problem what the media or external groups portray, but is even more shocking what people, working in ranks in this occupation--either at info or in control of the media broadcast are shamelessly promoting and representing. Perhaps these are isolated cases, and no way to control it, or censor people's right to speech-but it should be addressed..i don't know where else to raise this issue but here...

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 8:02 PM, gail zawacki <witsendnj@gmail.com> wrote: > Ha. Back at day one, I proposed to several prominent climate activists that > there is a common interest with OWS in ridding government of corporate > control, since that is the root of the criminal lack of action based on > climate science - as well as the bankster plundering of the economy. I > received nothing but scorn - "the last thing we want is to be associated > with 'those people'" I was told. > Three weeks later, without a blush, those same NGO's are falling all over > themselves to be part of the Occupy movement. It's all good!! You can > accuse unions of corruption, and of being part of the plutocratic system as > well. > So let them come on board, just make it clear that they do not and cannot > control the agenda. > On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 5:00 PM, Amin Husain <amin.husain@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> Without comment on the subject, I would say you present agenda items to >> the facilitation Working group. The info desk on either side of the park >> has contact info, location info, and forms. >> >> On Oct 11, 2011, at 4:29 PM, Gabriel Johnson <gabjoh2@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> As a Democrat (as opposed to a Democratic politician), I pretty much agree >> with this. I know the GA (of the Wall Street occupation) has been hesitant >> to actually make any declarations on issues, but it would be perfect if we >> passed something opposing the GeorgiaWorks-style portion of Obama's jobs >> bill. Who do I go to to put this on the agenda to propose to the GA? >> --glj >> gabjoh2@gmail.com

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>> 917-342-2564 >> >> On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 4:22 PM, David DeGraw <David@ampedstatus.com> >> wrote: >>> >>> MoveOn.Org and Friends Attempt to Co-Opt Occupy Wall Street Movement >>> >>> Tuesday 11 October 2011 >>> by: Steve Horn, Truthout | News Analysis >>> <101011co.jpg> >>> >>> Demonstrators with the Occupy Wall Street protests in Zucotti Park in New >>> York, October 7, 2011. Protests in Wall Street section of New York enter >>> their third week, with similar efforts springing up in Boston, Chicago, Los >>> Angeles and Seattle. (Photo: Michael Appleton / The New York Times) >>> >>> Gandhi once said [3] of growing movements of social protestation, "First >>> they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." >>> The trajectory of the ever-evolving and growing Occupy Wall Street movement >>> follows the same pattern almost to a "T," with slight variation. >>> >>> Now, apply that model to the most recent public relations and marketing >>> ploys of organizations like MoveOn.org, the ascendant "Reclaim the American >>> Dream Movement" and the general segment of society author and journalist >>> Chris Hedges calls the "Liberal Class" in his most recent book titled "The >>> Death of the Liberal Class [4]" (of which the former two are both a part). >>> >>> In so doing, one can observe a perfect case study of the liberal class in >>> action, in four distinct acts, with one exception: "then they fight you" can >>> be replaced with "then they attempt to co-opt your movement." >>> >>> Act One - Getting Ignored: In the early planning stages of Occupy Wall >>> Street, few eyes were on those working behind the scenes to make this vision >>> a reality. With little funding backing their cause, the activists calling >>> for this action, to those even paying any attention to them at all (few and >>> far between), seemed quixotic or at the very least, overly optimistic. This >>> was the case even to those highly sympathetic to the cause and its >>> accompanying ideology. >>> >>> How in the world does a rag-tag bunch of activists take on the financial >>> power center of the world that calls the shots politically in statehouses >>> around the country, on a federal level and around the world? Because the >>> task was such a monumental undertaking, these activists were essentially >>> ignored all throughout the planning stages and into the opening days of the >>> occupation itself. >>> >>> The liberal class, predictably, was nowhere to be seen in the planning >>> stages of Occupy Wall Street, wholeheartedly ignoring the fact, or simply >>> not even knowing the fact, that this occupation was in the works. >>> >>> Act Two - Getting Laughed at: Once it was seen that, while not yet a >>> movement, the people occupying Wall Street had, at the very least, >>> legitimate grievances, the liberal class resorted to scornful tactics like >>> mockery of the type of people in the movement - ad hominem attacks, if you >>> will. >>> >>> The scorn was well-depicted by liberal environmental blogger, Grist's >>> David Roberts, who tweeted [5], "I've been reading about #occupywallstreet >>> for the last hour or two & it's just horrific. Practically designed to >>> discredit leftist protest." It was also on perfect display with liberal

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blogger David Atkins, who mockingly tweeted [6], "If you want to #occupywallstreet, 1) shave 2) wear some decent clothes 3) coordinate signs about inequality 4) get a media spokesperson." The diatribe proceeded for multiple tweets, Atkins having listed ten points. In a post titled [7], "What's behind the scorn for the Wall Street protests?" Salon.com blogger Glenn Greenwald aptly explained their behavior and tactics, writing, "Any entity that declares itself an adversary of prevailing institutional power is going to be viewed with hostility by establishment-serving institutions and their loyalists. That's just the nature of protests that take place outside approved channels, an inevitable by-product of disruptive dissent: those who are most vested in safeguarding and legitimizing establishment prerogatives ... are going to be hostile to those challenges. As the virtually universal disdain in these same circles for WikiLeaks (and, before that, for the Iraq War protests) demonstrated: the more effectively adversarial it is, the more establishment hostility it's going to provoke." The liberal class, though, quickly realized that Occupy Wall Street was gaining traction, with leaders of the left like Francis Fox Piven [8], Michael Moore [9], Naomi Klein [10], Cornel West [11] and Joseph Stiglitz [12] joining the cause in solidarity, and its leaders realized that it must co-opt the movement while time is still on its side. Act Three - Co-Option: With Occupy Wall Street off the ground, but its longevity still in flux, MoveOn.org and its cousin, the Center For American Progress [13], and Van Jones' [14] Reclaim the American Dream Movement [15], were nowhere to be found. Instead, they were busy planning the Take Back The American Dream Conference [16], which took place from October 3 through October 5. "Taking back the American Dream," Jones said in an interview appearing on AlterNet [17], will be a three-step process. First, the planned November 17 "Rising Tide of Protest [18]," a protest, led by the Reclaim the American Dream Movement [15], will be held in a network of cities throughout the United States. As FireDogLake's David Dayen explained [18], "[The] November 17 protests announced by the American Dream Movement ... [are] a one-day protest across multiple cities across the country that organizers hope will be a massive activation of their supporters." Second, an amalgamation of coordinated house meetings and online teach-ins. "We're going to try to get a million leaders in America online and talking with each other. And that's going to be a major piece," said Jones. Third and most importantly to an organization "powered by," (aka a project of) MoveOn.org [19], which among other things, is an organization that raises campaign money for Democratic Party candidates, Jones said the 2012 elections are a vital piece of the puzzle. "And then there's a third piece and it's new - and it seems to have escaped people's notice - and that's that we've said we're going to run 2012 people for office in 2012. Now, that's a big deal," Jones stated. "We're talking about U.S. senators who want to run as American Dream candidates - soon to be announced. We've reached out to the House Democratic Caucus; there are House members who want to run as American Dream candidates," he continued.

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What this translates to, in layman's terms, is the very process of co-opting a growing movement of democratic resistance and trying to replace it with a sales pitch to go out in 2012 and vote Democrat. Jones and the Democratic Party operations in disguise, namely the likes of MoveOn.org and the Center for American Progress, are taking a page out of the Dick Armey and Koch brothers' Tea Party co-option playbook with this one. Indeed, many forget that before the Tea Party was an Astroturf movement funded by Armey and the Koch brothers, it was an enraged grassroots movement, led mostly by Ron Paul libertarians [20]. Then it got co-opted and now it is a rotten pawn of corporate elites. If Occupy Wall Street organizers are not careful, this could also be their destiny. Act Four - Win or Be Co-Opted? That Is the Question: Occupy Wall Street, now three weeks into the occupation, now finds itself in a pivotal moment. Will the nonpartisan, anti-establishment movement allow itself to be co-opted by the Democratic Party serving powers that be, i.e. by the MoveOn.orgs and Center for American Progresses of the world, or will it remain a strong, left, independent force that grows with each passing day and strikes fear into what the late sociologist C. Wright Mills calls the power elite [21]? One thing is for certain - the liberal class is working overtime to co-opt a burgeoning social justice movement. Exhibit A: On October 5, Day 19 of Occupy Wall Street, MoveOn.org sent out an email calling on clicktivists (as opposed to activists) to "Join the Virtual March on Wall Street." "The 99% are both an inspiration and a call that needs to be answered. So we're answering it today, in a nationwide Virtual March on Wall Street to support their demand for an economy that serves the many, not the few ... Join in the virtual march by doing what hundreds have done spontaneously across the web: Take your picture holding a sign that tells your story, along with the words 'I am the 99%,'" wrote Daniel Mintz of MoveOn.org. John Stauber [22] is a longtime critic of organizations like MoveOn.org and Center for American Progress, and founder of the Center for Media and Democracy and co-author of "Toxic Sludge Is Good for You," a book that exposes how corporations and vested interests work to co-opt movements for change. In an interview, he stated, "Don't be fooled. This will primarily be an effort to co-opt the language and energy to salvage Obama and the Dem Party. This is how you co-opt movements. The Occupy Wall Streeters are not leader oriented. Van Jones will become the voice of this in the mainstream," "The same thing happened to anti-war in 2007. MoveOn.org was, to the mainstream, the voice of that movement," Stauber continued. "It is easy to read between the lines. For one thing, there is no criticism of Obama in the 'Reclaim the Dream' messaging and marketing. No one with a national reputation is going to do anything to undermine his re-election efforts. There is huge money in supporting Obama and nothing but pain and punishment in not - both desperation and self interest are driving this at this point in time." As Stauber alluded to, one only has to look a few years down the memory hole to see that, as William Faulkner wrote in "Requiem for a Nun [23]," "The past is never dead. It's not even past!" In an article about how the Democratic Party, teaming up with MoveOn.org

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and other like-minded apparatchiks, viewed the Iraq war as a "gift" to wield for electoral purposes in the 2006 elections, Stauber wrote, "And how have the Democrats treated their gift now that they control Congress? The Democratic House and Senate have continued to fund the war while posturing against it ..." Later, in that same piece, Stauber juxtaposed the operatives with Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), an organization that is against imperialistic foreign policy no matter who is in office, writing, "[IVAW] are not the concoction of a liberal think tank or PR firm; they have very little funding; they are not avoiding criticism of Democrats; and they are not playing political games trying to bank-shot Democratic candidates into the White House and Congress in 2008. They are in open non-violent revolt against US foreign policy, criticizing politicians of all stripes who would exploit the war for political gain." Fast forward five years and a nearly parallel situation exists. An independent and democratic economic justice movement, ground zero of which exists at the power center of economic injustice, namely Wall Street, has now spread to every corner of the country in some form or fashion within the framework of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The Democratic Party vultures are waiting to swoop in, steal the thunder and then make sure the focus is on electing Democrats, who are just as much to blame as Republicans for the ascendancy of Wall Street. If anything, they are even more to blame for the pacification role they play in co-opting the overwhelming swath of the left time and time again, no matter what horrible policies they pass. Will Occupy Wall Street of 2011 be a repeat of the Iraq war of 2006? Similar forces are at bay, that is for certain. It will all depend on activists deciding whether they choose to be used as a "gift," or if they choose to remain independent of the forces of co-option. Act four, to say the least, should be interesting. http://www.truth-out.org/print/7323

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Jason Jones september17@googlegroups.com SPAM-MED: Re: [september17discuss] MoveOn.Org and Friends Attempt to Co-Opt Occupy Wall Street Movement Tuesday, October 11, 2011 9:57:26 PM

Hi I am not a liberal. In fact I am generally extremely antagonistic toward the position. In spite of that, I agree with jemcgloin. OWS has so far been very successful at building numbers without alienating. The expression of frustration that we currently collectively represent clearly targets financial centers, and doesn't preclude militant tactics (like occupation). Be grateful for how far we've come so far. For now its true we really are in this together. Until that changes (allegiances change etc.) avoid divisiveness and use the opportunity to push the whole toward the most radical ends. With numbers we could really make something of this. On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 9:23 PM, <jemcgloin@verizon.net> wrote:
Hi I am a "liberal" involved in the GA since the first day. We are supposed to be and inclusive movement trying to gain support, not excluding liberals because they didn't all jump in on day one. move-on has always supported the democratic party. Their house parties have been going on all year. I went to one in July and brought people from there to the first NYCGA and moveon members have been active the whole time. I am not a fan of the democratic party, and I don't think we should be endorsing them or any other party or candidate, but we don't need to say bad things about their members, only policies or legislation we disagree with. The 99% is very big and chasing away some that are close to our positions because they work within the system is not a good idea. Diversity of tactics does not only mean civil disobedience. It can also mean that other groups can attempt to pass legislation that helps people without our condemning their existance. The moveon people that i know believe that corporations are destroying the world and are trying to fight it the way they know how. Go read the list of demands that they came up with through a national voting system. Give them advise, disagree with them but please don't come on here and claim that they are trying to steal our movement. We are all in this together. John On 10/11/11, David DeGraw<David@AmpedStatus.com> wrote:

MoveOn.Org and FriendsAttempt to Co-Opt Occupy Wall Street Movement


Tuesday 11 October 2011 by: Steve Horn, Truthout | News Analysis Gandhi once said [3] ofgrowing movements of social protestation, "First they ignore you, thenthey laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." The trajectoryof the everevolving and growing Occupy Wall Street movement followsthe same pattern almost to a "T," with slight variation. Now, apply that model to the most recent public relations andmarketing ploys of organizations like MoveOn.org, the

Demonstrators with the Occupy Wall Street protests in Zucotti Parkin New York, October 7, 2011. Protests in Wall Street section of NewYork enter their third week, with similar efforts springing up inBoston, Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle. (Photo: Michael Appleton /The New York Times)

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ascendant"Reclaim the American Dream Movement" and the general segment ofsociety author and journalist Chris Hedges calls the "Liberal Class" inhis most recent book titled "The Death of the Liberal Class [4]" (of which the former two are both apart). In so doing, one can observe a perfect case study of the liberalclass in action, in four distinct acts, with one exception: "then theyfight you" can be replaced with "then they attempt to co-opt yourmovement." Act One - Getting Ignored: In the early planningstages of Occupy Wall Street, few eyes were on those working behind thescenes to make this vision a reality. With little funding backing theircause, the activists calling for this action, to those even paying anyattention to them at all (few and far between), seemed quixotic or atthe very least, overly optimistic. This was the case even to thosehighly sympathetic to the cause and its accompanying ideology. How in the world does a rag-tag bunch of activists take on thefinancial power center of the world that calls the shots politically instatehouses around the country, on a federal level and around theworld? Because the task was such a monumental undertaking, theseactivists were essentially ignored all throughout the planning stagesand into the opening days of the occupation itself. The liberal class, predictably, was nowhere to be seen in theplanning stages of Occupy Wall Street, wholeheartedly ignoring thefact, or simply not even knowing the fact, that this occupation was inthe works. Act Two - Getting Laughed at: Once it was seenthat, while not yet a movement, the people occupying Wall Street had,at the very least, legitimate grievances, the liberal class resorted toscornful tactics like mockery of the type of people in the movement -ad hominem attacks, if you will. The scorn was well-depicted by liberal environmental blogger,Grist's David Roberts, who tweeted [5],"I've been reading about #occupywallstreet for the last hour or two& it's just horrific. Practically designed to discredit leftistprotest." It was also on perfect display with liberal blogger DavidAtkins, who mockingly tweeted [6],"If you want to #occupywallstreet, 1) shave 2) wear some decent clothes3) coordinate signs about inequality 4) get a media spokesperson." Thediatribe proceeded for multiple tweets, Atkins having listed ten points. In a post titled [7],"What's behind the scorn for the Wall Street protests?" Salon.comblogger Glenn Greenwald aptly explained their behavior and tactics,writing, "Any entity that declares itself an adversary of prevailinginstitutional power is going to be viewed with hostility byestablishment-serving institutions and their loyalists. That's just thenature of protests that take place outside approved channels, aninevitable by-product of disruptive dissent: those who are most vestedin safeguarding and legitimizing establishment prerogatives ... aregoing to be hostile to those challenges. As the virtually universaldisdain in these same circles for WikiLeaks (and, before that, for theIraq War protests) demonstrated: the more effectively adversarial itis, the more establishment hostility it's going to provoke." The liberal class, though, quickly realized that Occupy Wall Streetwas gaining traction, with leaders of the left like Francis Fox Piven [8],MichaelMoore [9], Naomi Klein [10],Cornel West [11]and Joseph Stiglitz [12]joining the cause in solidarity, and its leaders realized that it mustco-opt the movement while time is still on its side. Act Three - Co-Option: With Occupy Wall Streetoff the ground, but its longevity still in flux, MoveOn.org and itscousin, the Center For American Progress [13], and Van Jones' [14]Reclaim the American Dream Movement [15], were nowhere to be found. Instead,they were busy planning the Take BackThe American Dream Conference [16],which took place from October 3 through October 5. "Taking back the American Dream," Jones said in an interviewappearing on AlterNet [17],will be a three-step process. First, the planned November 17 "Rising Tide of Protest [18]," a protest, led by the Reclaim the American Dream Movement [15], will be held in a network ofcities throughout the United States. As FireDogLake's David Dayen explained [18],"[The] November 17 protests announced by the American Dream Movement... [are] a one-day protest across multiple cities across the countrythat organizers hope will be a massive activation of their supporters." Second, an amalgamation of coordinated house meetings and onlineteach-ins. "We're going to try to get a
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million leaders in Americaonline and talking with each other. And that's going to be a majorpiece," said Jones. Third and most importantly to an organization "powered by," (aka aproject of) MoveOn.org [19],which among other things, is an organization that raises campaign moneyfor Democratic Party candidates, Jones said the 2012 elections are avital piece of the puzzle. "And then there's a third piece and it's new- and it seems to have escaped people's notice - and that's that we'vesaid we're going to run 2012 people for office in 2012. Now, that's abig deal," Jones stated. "We're talking about U.S. senators who want to run as AmericanDream candidates - soon to be announced. We've reached out to the HouseDemocratic Caucus; there are House members who want to run as AmericanDream candidates," he continued. What this translates to, in layman's terms, is the very process ofco-opting a growing movement of democratic resistance and trying toreplace it with a sales pitch to go out in 2012 and vote Democrat.Jones and the Democratic Party operations in disguise, namely the likesof MoveOn.org and the Center for American Progress, are taking a pageout of the Dick Armey and Koch brothers' Tea Party co-option playbookwith this one. Indeed, many forget that before the Tea Party was an Astroturfmovement funded by Armey and the Koch brothers, it was an enragedgrassroots movement, led mostly by Ron Paul libertarians [20].Then it got co-opted and now it is a rotten pawn of corporate elites. If Occupy Wall Street organizers are not careful, this could alsobe their destiny. Act Four - Win or Be Co-Opted? That Is the Question: OccupyWall Street, now three weeks into the occupation, now finds itself in apivotal moment. Will the nonpartisan, anti-establishment movement allowitself to be co-opted by the Democratic Party serving powers that be,i.e. by the MoveOn.orgs and Center for American Progresses of theworld, or will it remain a strong, left, independent force that growswith each passing day and strikes fear into what the late sociologistC. Wright Mills calls the powerelite [21]? One thing is for certain - the liberal class is working overtime toco-opt a burgeoning social justice movement. Exhibit A: On October 5, Day 19 of Occupy Wall Street, MoveOn.orgsent out an email calling on clicktivists (as opposed to activists) to"Join the Virtual March on Wall Street." "The 99% are both aninspiration and a call that needs to be answered. So we're answering ittoday, in a nationwide Virtual March on Wall Street to support theirdemand for an economy that serves the many, not the few ... Join in thevirtual march by doing what hundreds have done spontaneously across theweb: Take your picture holding a sign that tells your story, along withthe words 'I am the 99%,'" wrote Daniel Mintz of MoveOn.org. John Stauber [22]is a longtime critic of organizations like MoveOn.org and Center forAmerican Progress, and founder of the Center for Media and Democracyand co-author of "Toxic Sludge Is Good for You," a book that exposeshow corporations and vested interests work to co-opt movements forchange. In an interview, he stated, "Don't be fooled. This willprimarily be an effort to co-opt the language and energy to salvageObama and the Dem Party. This is how you co-opt movements. The OccupyWall Streeters are not leader oriented. Van Jones will become the voiceof this in the mainstream," "The same thing happened to anti-war in 2007. MoveOn.org was, tothe mainstream, the voice of that movement," Stauber continued. "It iseasy to read between the lines. For one thing, there is no criticism ofObama in the 'Reclaim the Dream' messaging and marketing. No one with anational reputation is going to do anything to undermine hisre-election efforts. There is huge money in supporting Obama andnothing but pain and punishment in not - both desperation and selfinterest are driving this at this point in time." As Stauber alluded to, one only has to look a few years down thememory hole to see that, as William Faulkner wrote in "Requiemfor a Nun [23]," "The past isnever dead. It's not even past!" In an article about how the Democratic Party, teaming up withMoveOn.org and other like-minded apparatchiks, viewed the Iraq war as a"gift" to wield for electoral purposes in the 2006 elections, Stauberwrote, "And how have the Democrats treated their gift now that theycontrol Congress? The Democratic House and Senate have continued tofund the war while posturing against it ..."

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Later, in that same piece, Stauber juxtaposed the operatives withIraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), an organization that is againstimperialistic foreign policy no matter who is in office, writing,"[IVAW] are not the concoction of a liberal think tank or PR firm; theyhave very little funding; they are not avoiding criticism of Democrats;and they are not playing political games trying to bank-shot Democraticcandidates into the White House and Congress in 2008. They are in opennon-violent revolt against US foreign policy, criticizing politiciansof all stripes who would exploit the war for political gain." Fast forward five years and a nearly parallel situation exists. Anindependent and democratic economic justice movement, ground zero ofwhich exists at the power center of economic injustice, namely WallStreet, has now spread to every corner of the country in some form orfashion within the framework of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The Democratic Party vultures are waiting to swoop in, steal thethunder and then make sure the focus is on electing Democrats, who arejust as much to blame as Republicans for the ascendancy of Wall Street.If anything, they are even more to blame for the pacification role theyplay in co-opting the overwhelming swath of the left time and timeagain, no matter what horrible policies they pass. Will Occupy Wall Street of 2011 be a repeat of the Iraq war of2006? Similar forces are at bay, that is for certain. It will all depend on activists deciding whether they choose to beused as a "gift," or if they choose to remain independent of the forcesof co-option. Act four, to say the least, should be interesting. http://www.truth-out.org/print/7323

Emails come from PST files that were linked to a post on biggovernment.com by Thomas Ryan. PDF by www.teapartycheer.com

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Charles Lenchner september17@googlegroups.com SPAM-MED: Re: [september17discuss] MoveOn.Org and Friends Attempt to Co-Opt Occupy Wall Street Movement Tuesday, October 11, 2011 10:43:54 PM

Folks might be surprised at the level of liberal/radical fraternization that has been taking place since the Bloombergville stuff. The idea that liberals were ignorant, then snarky, then busy taking over is pure fantasy. I know some folks at Rebuild the Dream. They have no intention of taking over OWS. That said, y'all know Max Berger? He did the 'briefcase brigades' with 'the other 98%' group, left his old job to work on economic issues from a grassroots, youth perspective, and was then hired by RTD. You want to paint him as some outsider liberal poaching off this movement? Just crazy. And a LOT of the folks under attack as 'coopters' would fall into a similar category. Is labor backed, former ACORN chapter New York Communities for Change 'liberal'? Is the Transport Workers Union 'liberal'? That said, I'm not liberal. But some of my best friends are. And I've dated some. My sister married one. Heck, I'm pretty sure I've voted for a few in my day! So times really are a-changin'. Perhaps it is time to let bygones be bygones and let them integrate with folks like us. I lot of what I hear said about 'em is just plain ignorant. What we really need to worry about is the People's Front of Judea. Charles On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 9:57 PM, Jason Jones <surplus@notanalternative.net> wrote: Hi I am not a liberal. In fact I am generally extremely antagonistic toward the position. In spite of that, I agree with jemcgloin. OWS has so far been very successful at building numbers without alienating. The expression of frustration that we currently collectively represent clearly targets financial centers, and doesn't preclude militant tactics (like occupation). Be grateful for how far we've come so far. For now its true we really are in this together. Until that changes (allegiances change etc.) avoid divisiveness and use the opportunity to push the whole toward the most radical ends. With numbers we could really make something of this. On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 9:23 PM, <jemcgloin@verizon.net> wrote:

Hi I am a "liberal" involved in the GA since the first day. We are supposed to be and inclusive movement trying to gain support, not excluding liberals because they didn't all jump in on day one. move-on has always supported the democratic party. Their house parties have been going on all year. I went to one in July and brought people from there to the first NYCGA and moveon members have been active the whole time. I am not a fan of the democratic party, and I don't think we should be endorsing them or any other party or candidate, but we don't need to say bad things about their members, only policies or legislation we disagree with. The 99% is very big and chasing away some that are close to our positions because they work within the system is not a good idea. Diversity of tactics does not only mean civil disobedience. It can also mean that other groups can attempt to pass legislation that helps people without our condemning their existance. The moveon people that i know believe that corporations are destroying the world and are trying to fight it the way they know how. Go read the list of demands that they came up with through a national voting system. Give them advise,

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disagree with them but please don't come on here and claim that they are trying to steal our movement. We are all in this together. John On 10/11/11, David DeGraw<David@AmpedStatus.com> wrote:

MoveOn.Org and FriendsAttempt to Co-Opt Occupy Wall Street Movement


Tuesday 11 October 2011 by: Steve Horn, Truthout | News Analysis Gandhi once said [3] ofgrowing movements of social protestation, "First they ignore you, thenthey laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." The trajectoryof the everevolving and growing Occupy Wall Street movement followsthe same pattern almost to a "T," with slight variation.

Now, apply that model to the most recent public relations andmarketing ploys of organizations like MoveOn.org, the ascendant"Reclaim the American Dream Movement" and the general segment ofsociety author and journalist Chris Hedges calls the "Liberal Class" inhis most recent book titled "The Death of the Liberal Class [4]" (of which the former two are both apart). In so doing, one can observe a perfect case study of the liberalclass in action, in four distinct acts, with one exception: "then theyfight you" can be replaced with "then they attempt to co-opt yourmovement." Act One - Getting Ignored: In the early planningstages of Occupy Wall Street, few eyes were on those working behind thescenes to make this vision a reality. With little funding backing theircause, the activists calling for this action, to those even paying anyattention to them at all (few and far between), seemed quixotic or atthe very least, overly optimistic. This was the case even to thosehighly sympathetic to the cause and its accompanying ideology. How in the world does a rag-tag bunch of activists take on thefinancial power center of the world that calls the shots politically instatehouses around the country, on a federal level and around theworld? Because the task was such a monumental undertaking, theseactivists were essentially ignored all throughout the planning stagesand into the opening days of the occupation itself. The liberal class, predictably, was nowhere to be seen in theplanning stages of Occupy Wall Street, wholeheartedly ignoring thefact, or simply not even knowing the fact, that this occupation was inthe works. Act Two - Getting Laughed at: Once it was seenthat, while not yet a movement, the people occupying Wall Street had,at the very least, legitimate grievances, the liberal class resorted toscornful tactics like mockery of the type of people in the movement -ad hominem attacks, if you will. The scorn was well-depicted by liberal environmental blogger,Grist's David Roberts, who tweeted [5],"I've been reading about #occupywallstreet for the last hour or two& it's just horrific. Practically designed to discredit leftistprotest." It was also on perfect display with liberal blogger DavidAtkins, who mockingly tweeted [6],"If you want to #occupywallstreet, 1) shave 2) wear some decent clothes3) coordinate signs

Demonstrators with the Occupy Wall Street protests in Zucotti Parkin New York, October 7, 2011. Protests in Wall Street section of NewYork enter their third week, with similar efforts springing up inBoston, Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle. (Photo: Michael Appleton /The New York Times)

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about inequality 4) get a media spokesperson." Thediatribe proceeded for multiple tweets, Atkins having listed ten points. In a post titled [7],"What's behind the scorn for the Wall Street protests?" Salon.comblogger Glenn Greenwald aptly explained their behavior and tactics,writing, "Any entity that declares itself an adversary of prevailinginstitutional power is going to be viewed with hostility byestablishment-serving institutions and their loyalists. That's just thenature of protests that take place outside approved channels, aninevitable byproduct of disruptive dissent: those who are most vestedin safeguarding and legitimizing establishment prerogatives ... aregoing to be hostile to those challenges. As the virtually universaldisdain in these same circles for WikiLeaks (and, before that, for theIraq War protests) demonstrated: the more effectively adversarial itis, the more establishment hostility it's going to provoke." The liberal class, though, quickly realized that Occupy Wall Streetwas gaining traction, with leaders of the left like Francis Fox Piven [8],MichaelMoore [9], Naomi Klein [10],Cornel West [11]and Joseph Stiglitz [12]joining the cause in solidarity, and its leaders realized that it mustco-opt the movement while time is still on its side. Act Three - Co-Option: With Occupy Wall Streetoff the ground, but its longevity still in flux, MoveOn.org and itscousin, the Center For American Progress [13], and Van Jones' [14]Reclaim the American Dream Movement [15], were nowhere to be found. Instead,they were busy planning the Take BackThe American Dream Conference [16],which took place from October 3 through October 5. "Taking back the American Dream," Jones said in an interviewappearing on AlterNet [17],will be a three-step process. First, the planned November 17 "Rising Tide of Protest [18]," a protest, led by the Reclaim the American Dream Movement [15], will be held in a network ofcities throughout the United States. As FireDogLake's David Dayen explained [18],"[The] November 17 protests announced by the American Dream Movement... [are] a one-day protest across multiple cities across the countrythat organizers hope will be a massive activation of their supporters." Second, an amalgamation of coordinated house meetings and onlineteach-ins. "We're going to try to get a million leaders in Americaonline and talking with each other. And that's going to be a majorpiece," said Jones. Third and most importantly to an organization "powered by," (aka aproject of) MoveOn.org [19],which among other things, is an organization that raises campaign moneyfor Democratic Party candidates, Jones said the 2012 elections are avital piece of the puzzle. "And then there's a third piece and it's new- and it seems to have escaped people's notice - and that's that we'vesaid we're going to run 2012 people for office in 2012. Now, that's abig deal," Jones stated. "We're talking about U.S. senators who want to run as AmericanDream candidates - soon to be announced. We've reached out to the HouseDemocratic Caucus; there are House members who want to run as AmericanDream candidates," he continued. What this translates to, in layman's terms, is the very process ofco-opting a growing movement of democratic resistance and trying toreplace it with a sales pitch to go out in 2012 and vote Democrat.Jones and the Democratic Party operations in disguise, namely the likesof MoveOn.org and the Center for American Progress, are taking a pageout of the Dick Armey and Koch brothers' Tea Party co-option playbookwith this one. Indeed, many forget that before the Tea Party was an Astroturfmovement funded by Armey and the Koch brothers, it was an enragedgrassroots movement, led mostly by Ron Paul libertarians [20].Then it got coopted and now it is a rotten pawn of corporate elites. If Occupy Wall Street organizers are not careful, this could alsobe their destiny. Act Four - Win or Be Co-Opted? That Is the Question: OccupyWall Street, now three weeks into the occupation, now finds itself in apivotal moment. Will the nonpartisan, anti-establishment movement allowitself to be co-opted by the Democratic Party serving powers that be,i.e. by the MoveOn.orgs and
Emails come from PST files that were linked to a post on biggovernment.com by Thomas Ryan. PDF by www.teapartycheer.com

Emails come from PST files that were linked to a post on biggovernment.com by Thomas Ryan. PDF by www.teapartycheer.com

Center for American Progresses of theworld, or will it remain a strong, left, independent force that growswith each passing day and strikes fear into what the late sociologistC. Wright Mills calls the powerelite [21]? One thing is for certain - the liberal class is working overtime toco-opt a burgeoning social justice movement. Exhibit A: On October 5, Day 19 of Occupy Wall Street, MoveOn.orgsent out an email calling on clicktivists (as opposed to activists) to"Join the Virtual March on Wall Street." "The 99% are both aninspiration and a call that needs to be answered. So we're answering ittoday, in a nationwide Virtual March on Wall Street to support theirdemand for an economy that serves the many, not the few ... Join in thevirtual march by doing what hundreds have done spontaneously across theweb: Take your picture holding a sign that tells your story, along withthe words 'I am the 99%,'" wrote Daniel Mintz of MoveOn.org. John Stauber [22]is a longtime critic of organizations like MoveOn.org and Center forAmerican Progress, and founder of the Center for Media and Democracyand co-author of "Toxic Sludge Is Good for You," a book that exposeshow corporations and vested interests work to co-opt movements forchange. In an interview, he stated, "Don't be fooled. This willprimarily be an effort to co-opt the language and energy to salvageObama and the Dem Party. This is how you co-opt movements. The OccupyWall Streeters are not leader oriented. Van Jones will become the voiceof this in the mainstream," "The same thing happened to anti-war in 2007. MoveOn.org was, tothe mainstream, the voice of that movement," Stauber continued. "It iseasy to read between the lines. For one thing, there is no criticism ofObama in the 'Reclaim the Dream' messaging and marketing. No one with anational reputation is going to do anything to undermine hisre-election efforts. There is huge money in supporting Obama andnothing but pain and punishment in not - both desperation and selfinterest are driving this at this point in time." As Stauber alluded to, one only has to look a few years down thememory hole to see that, as William Faulkner wrote in "Requiemfor a Nun [23]," "The past isnever dead. It's not even past!" In an article about how the Democratic Party, teaming up withMoveOn.org and other like-minded apparatchiks, viewed the Iraq war as a"gift" to wield for electoral purposes in the 2006 elections, Stauberwrote, "And how have the Democrats treated their gift now that theycontrol Congress? The Democratic House and Senate have continued tofund the war while posturing against it ..." Later, in that same piece, Stauber juxtaposed the operatives withIraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), an organization that is againstimperialistic foreign policy no matter who is in office, writing,"[IVAW] are not the concoction of a liberal think tank or PR firm; theyhave very little funding; they are not avoiding criticism of Democrats;and they are not playing political games trying to bank-shot Democraticcandidates into the White House and Congress in 2008. They are in opennon-violent revolt against US foreign policy, criticizing politiciansof all stripes who would exploit the war for political gain." Fast forward five years and a nearly parallel situation exists. Anindependent and democratic economic justice movement, ground zero ofwhich exists at the power center of economic injustice, namely WallStreet, has now spread to every corner of the country in some form orfashion within the framework of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The Democratic Party vultures are waiting to swoop in, steal thethunder and then make sure the focus is on electing Democrats, who arejust as much to blame as Republicans for the ascendancy of Wall Street.If anything, they are even more to blame for the pacification role theyplay in co-opting the overwhelming swath of the left time and timeagain, no matter what horrible policies they pass. Will Occupy Wall Street of 2011 be a repeat of the Iraq war of2006? Similar forces are at bay, that is for certain. It will all depend on activists deciding whether they choose to beused as a "gift," or if they choose to remain independent of the forcesof co-option. Act four, to say the least, should be interesting. http://www.truth-out.org/print/7323

Emails come from PST files that were linked to a post on biggovernment.com by Thomas Ryan. PDF by www.teapartycheer.com

Emails come from PST files that were linked to a post on biggovernment.com by Thomas Ryan. PDF by www.teapartycheer.com

Emails come from PST files that were linked to a post on biggovernment.com by Thomas Ryan. PDF by www.teapartycheer.com

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Jason Jones september17@googlegroups.com SPAM-MED: Re: [september17discuss] MoveOn.Org and Friends Attempt to Co-Opt Occupy Wall Street Movement Tuesday, October 11, 2011 10:50:52 PM

I take back what I said. http://www.democracyforamerica.com/activities/635? akid=1400.1574445.C7OweO&rd=1&t=1 It's already happened. On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 10:43 PM, Charles Lenchner <clenchner@gmail.com> wrote: Folks might be surprised at the level of liberal/radical fraternization that has been taking place since the Bloombergville stuff. The idea that liberals were ignorant, then snarky, then busy taking over is pure fantasy. I know some folks at Rebuild the Dream. They have no intention of taking over OWS. That said, y'all know Max Berger? He did the 'briefcase brigades' with 'the other 98%' group, left his old job to work on economic issues from a grassroots, youth perspective, and was then hired by RTD. You want to paint him as some outsider liberal poaching off this movement? Just crazy. And a LOT of the folks under attack as 'coopters' would fall into a similar category. Is labor backed, former ACORN chapter New York Communities for Change 'liberal'? Is the Transport Workers Union 'liberal'? That said, I'm not liberal. But some of my best friends are. And I've dated some. My sister married one. Heck, I'm pretty sure I've voted for a few in my day! So times really are a-changin'. Perhaps it is time to let bygones be bygones and let them integrate with folks like us. I lot of what I hear said about 'em is just plain ignorant. What we really need to worry about is the People's Front of Judea. Charles On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 9:57 PM, Jason Jones <surplus@notanalternative.net> wrote: Hi I am not a liberal. In fact I am generally extremely antagonistic toward the position. In spite of that, I agree with jemcgloin. OWS has so far been very successful at building numbers without alienating. The expression of frustration that we currently collectively represent clearly targets financial centers, and doesn't preclude militant tactics (like occupation). Be grateful for how far we've come so far. For now its true we really are in this together. Until that changes (allegiances change etc.) avoid divisiveness and use the opportunity to push the whole toward the most radical ends. With numbers we could really make something of this. On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 9:23 PM, <jemcgloin@verizon.net> wrote:

Hi I am a "liberal" involved in the GA since the first day. We are supposed to be and inclusive movement trying to gain support, not excluding liberals because they didn't all jump in on day one. move-on has

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always supported the democratic party. Their house parties have been going on all year. I went to one in July and brought people from there to the first NYCGA and moveon members have been active the whole time. I am not a fan of the democratic party, and I don't think we should be endorsing them or any other party or candidate, but we don't need to say bad things about their members, only policies or legislation we disagree with. The 99% is very big and chasing away some that are close to our positions because they work within the system is not a good idea. Diversity of tactics does not only mean civil disobedience. It can also mean that other groups can attempt to pass legislation that helps people without our condemning their existance. The moveon people that i know believe that corporations are destroying the world and are trying to fight it the way they know how. Go read the list of demands that they came up with through a national voting system. Give them advise, disagree with them but please don't come on here and claim that they are trying to steal our movement. We are all in this together. John On 10/11/11, David DeGraw<David@AmpedStatus.com> wrote:

MoveOn.Org and FriendsAttempt to Co-Opt Occupy Wall Street Movement


Tuesday 11 October 2011 by: Steve Horn, Truthout | News Analysis Gandhi once said [3] ofgrowing movements of social protestation, "First they ignore you, thenthey laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." The trajectoryof the ever-evolving and growing Occupy Wall Street movement followsthe same pattern almost to a "T," with slight variation.

Now, apply that model to the most recent public relations andmarketing ploys of organizations like MoveOn.org, the ascendant"Reclaim the American Dream Movement" and the general segment ofsociety author and journalist Chris Hedges calls the "Liberal Class" inhis most recent book titled "The Death of the Liberal Class [4]" (of which the former two are both apart). In so doing, one can observe a perfect case study of the liberalclass in action, in four distinct acts, with one exception: "then theyfight you" can be replaced with "then they attempt to co-opt yourmovement." Act One - Getting Ignored: In the early planningstages of Occupy Wall Street, few eyes were on those working behind thescenes to make this vision a reality. With little funding backing theircause, the activists calling for this action, to those even paying anyattention to them at all (few and far between), seemed quixotic or atthe very least, overly optimistic. This was the case even to thosehighly sympathetic to the cause and its accompanying ideology. How in the world does a rag-tag bunch of activists take on thefinancial power center of the world that calls the shots politically instatehouses around the country, on a federal level and around theworld? Because the task was such a monumental undertaking, theseactivists were essentially ignored all throughout the
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Demonstrators with the Occupy Wall Street protests in Zucotti Parkin New York, October 7, 2011. Protests in Wall Street section of NewYork enter their third week, with similar efforts springing up inBoston, Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle. (Photo: Michael Appleton /The New York Times)

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planning stagesand into the opening days of the occupation itself. The liberal class, predictably, was nowhere to be seen in theplanning stages of Occupy Wall Street, wholeheartedly ignoring thefact, or simply not even knowing the fact, that this occupation was inthe works. Act Two - Getting Laughed at: Once it was seenthat, while not yet a movement, the people occupying Wall Street had,at the very least, legitimate grievances, the liberal class resorted toscornful tactics like mockery of the type of people in the movement -ad hominem attacks, if you will. The scorn was well-depicted by liberal environmental blogger,Grist's David Roberts, who tweeted [5],"I've been reading about #occupywallstreet for the last hour or two& it's just horrific. Practically designed to discredit leftistprotest." It was also on perfect display with liberal blogger DavidAtkins, who mockingly tweeted [6],"If you want to #occupywallstreet, 1) shave 2) wear some decent clothes3) coordinate signs about inequality 4) get a media spokesperson." Thediatribe proceeded for multiple tweets, Atkins having listed ten points. In a post titled [7],"What's behind the scorn for the Wall Street protests?" Salon.comblogger Glenn Greenwald aptly explained their behavior and tactics,writing, "Any entity that declares itself an adversary of prevailinginstitutional power is going to be viewed with hostility byestablishment-serving institutions and their loyalists. That's just thenature of protests that take place outside approved channels, aninevitable by-product of disruptive dissent: those who are most vestedin safeguarding and legitimizing establishment prerogatives ... aregoing to be hostile to those challenges. As the virtually universaldisdain in these same circles for WikiLeaks (and, before that, for theIraq War protests) demonstrated: the more effectively adversarial itis, the more establishment hostility it's going to provoke." The liberal class, though, quickly realized that Occupy Wall Streetwas gaining traction, with leaders of the left like Francis Fox Piven [8],MichaelMoore [9], Naomi Klein [10],Cornel West [11]and Joseph Stiglitz [12]joining the cause in solidarity, and its leaders realized that it mustco-opt the movement while time is still on its side. Act Three - Co-Option: With Occupy Wall Streetoff the ground, but its longevity still in flux, MoveOn.org and itscousin, the Center For American Progress [13], and Van Jones' [14]Reclaim the American Dream Movement [15], were nowhere to be found. Instead,they were busy planning the Take BackThe American Dream Conference [16],which took place from October 3 through October 5. "Taking back the American Dream," Jones said in an interviewappearing on AlterNet [17],will be a threestep process. First, the planned November 17 "Rising Tide of Protest [18]," a protest, led by the Reclaim the American Dream Movement [15], will be held in a network ofcities throughout the United States. As FireDogLake's David Dayen explained [18],"[The] November 17 protests announced by the American Dream Movement... [are] a one-day protest across multiple cities across the countrythat organizers hope will be a massive activation of their supporters." Second, an amalgamation of coordinated house meetings and onlineteach-ins. "We're going to try to get a million leaders in Americaonline and talking with each other. And that's going to be a majorpiece," said Jones. Third and most importantly to an organization "powered by," (aka aproject of) MoveOn.org [19],which among other things, is an organization that raises campaign moneyfor Democratic Party candidates, Jones said the 2012 elections are avital piece of the puzzle. "And then there's a third piece and it's newand it seems to have escaped people's notice - and that's that we'vesaid we're going to run 2012 people for office in 2012. Now, that's abig deal," Jones stated. "We're talking about U.S. senators who want to run as AmericanDream candidates - soon to be announced. We've reached out to the HouseDemocratic Caucus; there are House members who want to run as AmericanDream candidates," he continued. What this translates to, in layman's terms, is the very process ofco-opting a growing movement of
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democratic resistance and trying toreplace it with a sales pitch to go out in 2012 and vote Democrat.Jones and the Democratic Party operations in disguise, namely the likesof MoveOn.org and the Center for American Progress, are taking a pageout of the Dick Armey and Koch brothers' Tea Party cooption playbookwith this one. Indeed, many forget that before the Tea Party was an Astroturfmovement funded by Armey and the Koch brothers, it was an enragedgrassroots movement, led mostly by Ron Paul libertarians [20].Then it got coopted and now it is a rotten pawn of corporate elites. If Occupy Wall Street organizers are not careful, this could alsobe their destiny. Act Four - Win or Be Co-Opted? That Is the Question: OccupyWall Street, now three weeks into the occupation, now finds itself in apivotal moment. Will the nonpartisan, anti-establishment movement allowitself to be co-opted by the Democratic Party serving powers that be,i.e. by the MoveOn.orgs and Center for American Progresses of theworld, or will it remain a strong, left, independent force that growswith each passing day and strikes fear into what the late sociologistC. Wright Mills calls the powerelite [21]? One thing is for certain - the liberal class is working overtime toco-opt a burgeoning social justice movement. Exhibit A: On October 5, Day 19 of Occupy Wall Street, MoveOn.orgsent out an email calling on clicktivists (as opposed to activists) to"Join the Virtual March on Wall Street." "The 99% are both aninspiration and a call that needs to be answered. So we're answering ittoday, in a nationwide Virtual March on Wall Street to support theirdemand for an economy that serves the many, not the few ... Join in thevirtual march by doing what hundreds have done spontaneously across theweb: Take your picture holding a sign that tells your story, along withthe words 'I am the 99%,'" wrote Daniel Mintz of MoveOn.org. John Stauber [22]is a longtime critic of organizations like MoveOn.org and Center forAmerican Progress, and founder of the Center for Media and Democracyand co-author of "Toxic Sludge Is Good for You," a book that exposeshow corporations and vested interests work to co-opt movements forchange. In an interview, he stated, "Don't be fooled. This willprimarily be an effort to co-opt the language and energy to salvageObama and the Dem Party. This is how you co-opt movements. The OccupyWall Streeters are not leader oriented. Van Jones will become the voiceof this in the mainstream," "The same thing happened to anti-war in 2007. MoveOn.org was, tothe mainstream, the voice of that movement," Stauber continued. "It iseasy to read between the lines. For one thing, there is no criticism ofObama in the 'Reclaim the Dream' messaging and marketing. No one with anational reputation is going to do anything to undermine hisre-election efforts. There is huge money in supporting Obama andnothing but pain and punishment in not - both desperation and selfinterest are driving this at this point in time." As Stauber alluded to, one only has to look a few years down thememory hole to see that, as William Faulkner wrote in "Requiemfor a Nun [23]," "The past isnever dead. It's not even past!" In an article about how the Democratic Party, teaming up withMoveOn.org and other like-minded apparatchiks, viewed the Iraq war as a"gift" to wield for electoral purposes in the 2006 elections, Stauberwrote, "And how have the Democrats treated their gift now that theycontrol Congress? The Democratic House and Senate have continued tofund the war while posturing against it ..." Later, in that same piece, Stauber juxtaposed the operatives withIraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), an organization that is againstimperialistic foreign policy no matter who is in office, writing,"[IVAW] are not the concoction of a liberal think tank or PR firm; theyhave very little funding; they are not avoiding criticism of Democrats;and they are not playing political games trying to bank-shot Democraticcandidates into the White House and Congress in 2008. They are in opennon-violent revolt against US foreign policy, criticizing politiciansof all stripes who would exploit the war for political gain." Fast forward five years and a nearly parallel situation exists. Anindependent and democratic economic justice movement, ground zero ofwhich exists at the power center of economic injustice, namely

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WallStreet, has now spread to every corner of the country in some form orfashion within the framework of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The Democratic Party vultures are waiting to swoop in, steal thethunder and then make sure the focus is on electing Democrats, who arejust as much to blame as Republicans for the ascendancy of Wall Street.If anything, they are even more to blame for the pacification role theyplay in co-opting the overwhelming swath of the left time and timeagain, no matter what horrible policies they pass. Will Occupy Wall Street of 2011 be a repeat of the Iraq war of2006? Similar forces are at bay, that is for certain. It will all depend on activists deciding whether they choose to beused as a "gift," or if they choose to remain independent of the forcesof co-option. Act four, to say the least, should be interesting. http://www.truth-out.org/print/7323

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Jon Good september17@googlegroups.com SPAM-MED: Re: [september17discuss] MoveOn.Org and Friends Attempt to Co-Opt Occupy Wall Street Movement Tuesday, October 11, 2011 11:12:40 PM

+1 charles. I'm gonna make a youtube video saying something along the lines of "we really appreciate all these big money machine party organizations doing outreach and publicity for us, but we still don't support you, we don't owe you anything, and you can't use our movement for your own gain in money machine politics. Here's why." Maybe people will watch it?

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 10:43 PM, Charles Lenchner <clenchner@gmail.com> wrote: Folks might be surprised at the level of liberal/radical fraternization that has been taking place since the Bloombergville stuff. The idea that liberals were ignorant, then snarky, then busy taking over is pure fantasy. I know some folks at Rebuild the Dream. They have no intention of taking over OWS. That said, y'all know Max Berger? He did the 'briefcase brigades' with 'the other 98%' group, left his old job to work on economic issues from a grassroots, youth perspective, and was then hired by RTD. You want to paint him as some outsider liberal poaching off this movement? Just crazy. And a LOT of the folks under attack as 'coopters' would fall into a similar category. Is labor backed, former ACORN chapter New York Communities for Change 'liberal'? Is the Transport Workers Union 'liberal'? That said, I'm not liberal. But some of my best friends are. And I've dated some. My sister married one. Heck, I'm pretty sure I've voted for a few in my day! So times really are a-changin'. Perhaps it is time to let bygones be bygones and let them integrate with folks like us. I lot of what I hear said about 'em is just plain ignorant. What we really need to worry about is the People's Front of Judea. Charles On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 9:57 PM, Jason Jones <surplus@notanalternative.net> wrote: Hi I am not a liberal. In fact I am generally extremely antagonistic toward the position. In spite of that, I agree with jemcgloin. OWS has so far been very successful at building numbers without alienating. The expression of frustration that we currently collectively represent clearly targets financial centers, and doesn't preclude militant tactics (like occupation). Be grateful for how far we've come so far. For now its true we really are in this together. Until that changes (allegiances change etc.) avoid divisiveness and use the opportunity to push the whole toward the most radical ends. With numbers we could really make something of this.

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On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 9:23 PM, <jemcgloin@verizon.net> wrote:

Hi I am a "liberal" involved in the GA since the first day. We are supposed to be and inclusive movement trying to gain support, not excluding liberals because they didn't all jump in on day one. move-on has always supported the democratic party. Their house parties have been going on all year. I went to one in July and brought people from there to the first NYCGA and moveon members have been active the whole time. I am not a fan of the democratic party, and I don't think we should be endorsing them or any other party or candidate, but we don't need to say bad things about their members, only policies or legislation we disagree with. The 99% is very big and chasing away some that are close to our positions because they work within the system is not a good idea. Diversity of tactics does not only mean civil disobedience. It can also mean that other groups can attempt to pass legislation that helps people without our condemning their existance. The moveon people that i know believe that corporations are destroying the world and are trying to fight it the way they know how. Go read the list of demands that they came up with through a national voting system. Give them advise, disagree with them but please don't come on here and claim that they are trying to steal our movement. We are all in this together. John On 10/11/11, David DeGraw<David@AmpedStatus.com> wrote:

MoveOn.Org and FriendsAttempt to Co-Opt Occupy Wall Street Movement


Tuesday 11 October 2011 by: Steve Horn, Truthout | News Analysis Gandhi once said [3] ofgrowing movements of social protestation, "First they ignore you, thenthey laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." The trajectoryof the ever-evolving and growing Occupy Wall Street movement followsthe same pattern almost to a "T," with slight variation.

Now, apply that model to the most recent public relations andmarketing ploys of organizations like MoveOn.org, the ascendant"Reclaim the American Dream Movement" and the general segment ofsociety author and journalist Chris Hedges calls the "Liberal Class" inhis most recent book titled "The Death of the Liberal Class [4]" (of which the former two are both apart). In so doing, one can observe a perfect case study of the liberalclass in action, in four distinct acts, with one exception: "then theyfight you" can be replaced with "then they attempt to co-opt yourmovement." Act One - Getting Ignored: In the early planningstages of Occupy Wall Street, few eyes were on those working behind thescenes to make this vision a reality. With little funding backing theircause, the activists calling for this action, to those even paying anyattention to them at all (few and far between), seemed quixotic or atthe very least, overly optimistic. This was the case even to thosehighly sympathetic to the cause and its accompanying ideology.
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Demonstrators with the Occupy Wall Street protests in Zucotti Parkin New York, October 7, 2011. Protests in Wall Street section of NewYork enter their third week, with similar efforts springing up inBoston, Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle. (Photo: Michael Appleton /The New York Times)

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How in the world does a rag-tag bunch of activists take on thefinancial power center of the world that calls the shots politically instatehouses around the country, on a federal level and around theworld? Because the task was such a monumental undertaking, theseactivists were essentially ignored all throughout the planning stagesand into the opening days of the occupation itself. The liberal class, predictably, was nowhere to be seen in theplanning stages of Occupy Wall Street, wholeheartedly ignoring thefact, or simply not even knowing the fact, that this occupation was inthe works. Act Two - Getting Laughed at: Once it was seenthat, while not yet a movement, the people occupying Wall Street had,at the very least, legitimate grievances, the liberal class resorted toscornful tactics like mockery of the type of people in the movement -ad hominem attacks, if you will. The scorn was well-depicted by liberal environmental blogger,Grist's David Roberts, who tweeted [5],"I've been reading about #occupywallstreet for the last hour or two& it's just horrific. Practically designed to discredit leftistprotest." It was also on perfect display with liberal blogger DavidAtkins, who mockingly tweeted [6],"If you want to #occupywallstreet, 1) shave 2) wear some decent clothes3) coordinate signs about inequality 4) get a media spokesperson." Thediatribe proceeded for multiple tweets, Atkins having listed ten points. In a post titled [7],"What's behind the scorn for the Wall Street protests?" Salon.comblogger Glenn Greenwald aptly explained their behavior and tactics,writing, "Any entity that declares itself an adversary of prevailinginstitutional power is going to be viewed with hostility byestablishment-serving institutions and their loyalists. That's just thenature of protests that take place outside approved channels, aninevitable by-product of disruptive dissent: those who are most vestedin safeguarding and legitimizing establishment prerogatives ... aregoing to be hostile to those challenges. As the virtually universaldisdain in these same circles for WikiLeaks (and, before that, for theIraq War protests) demonstrated: the more effectively adversarial itis, the more establishment hostility it's going to provoke." The liberal class, though, quickly realized that Occupy Wall Streetwas gaining traction, with leaders of the left like Francis Fox Piven [8],MichaelMoore [9], Naomi Klein [10],Cornel West [11]and Joseph Stiglitz [12]joining the cause in solidarity, and its leaders realized that it mustco-opt the movement while time is still on its side. Act Three - Co-Option: With Occupy Wall Streetoff the ground, but its longevity still in flux, MoveOn.org and itscousin, the Center For American Progress [13], and Van Jones' [14]Reclaim the American Dream Movement [15], were nowhere to be found. Instead,they were busy planning the Take BackThe American Dream Conference [16],which took place from October 3 through October 5. "Taking back the American Dream," Jones said in an interviewappearing on AlterNet [17],will be a threestep process. First, the planned November 17 "Rising Tide of Protest [18]," a protest, led by the Reclaim the American Dream Movement [15], will be held in a network ofcities throughout the United States. As FireDogLake's David Dayen explained [18],"[The] November 17 protests announced by the American Dream Movement... [are] a one-day protest across multiple cities across the countrythat organizers hope will be a massive activation of their supporters." Second, an amalgamation of coordinated house meetings and onlineteach-ins. "We're going to try to get a million leaders in Americaonline and talking with each other. And that's going to be a majorpiece," said Jones. Third and most importantly to an organization "powered by," (aka aproject of) MoveOn.org [19],which among other things, is an organization that raises campaign moneyfor Democratic Party candidates, Jones said the 2012 elections are avital piece of the puzzle. "And then there's a third piece and it's newand it seems to have escaped people's notice - and that's that we'vesaid we're going to run 2012 people for office in 2012. Now, that's abig deal," Jones stated. "We're talking about U.S. senators who want to run as AmericanDream candidates - soon to be
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announced. We've reached out to the HouseDemocratic Caucus; there are House members who want to run as AmericanDream candidates," he continued. What this translates to, in layman's terms, is the very process ofco-opting a growing movement of democratic resistance and trying toreplace it with a sales pitch to go out in 2012 and vote Democrat.Jones and the Democratic Party operations in disguise, namely the likesof MoveOn.org and the Center for American Progress, are taking a pageout of the Dick Armey and Koch brothers' Tea Party cooption playbookwith this one. Indeed, many forget that before the Tea Party was an Astroturfmovement funded by Armey and the Koch brothers, it was an enragedgrassroots movement, led mostly by Ron Paul libertarians [20].Then it got coopted and now it is a rotten pawn of corporate elites. If Occupy Wall Street organizers are not careful, this could alsobe their destiny. Act Four - Win or Be Co-Opted? That Is the Question: OccupyWall Street, now three weeks into the occupation, now finds itself in apivotal moment. Will the nonpartisan, anti-establishment movement allowitself to be co-opted by the Democratic Party serving powers that be,i.e. by the MoveOn.orgs and Center for American Progresses of theworld, or will it remain a strong, left, independent force that growswith each passing day and strikes fear into what the late sociologistC. Wright Mills calls the powerelite [21]? One thing is for certain - the liberal class is working overtime toco-opt a burgeoning social justice movement. Exhibit A: On October 5, Day 19 of Occupy Wall Street, MoveOn.orgsent out an email calling on clicktivists (as opposed to activists) to"Join the Virtual March on Wall Street." "The 99% are both aninspiration and a call that needs to be answered. So we're answering ittoday, in a nationwide Virtual March on Wall Street to support theirdemand for an economy that serves the many, not the few ... Join in thevirtual march by doing what hundreds have done spontaneously across theweb: Take your picture holding a sign that tells your story, along withthe words 'I am the 99%,'" wrote Daniel Mintz of MoveOn.org. John Stauber [22]is a longtime critic of organizations like MoveOn.org and Center forAmerican Progress, and founder of the Center for Media and Democracyand co-author of "Toxic Sludge Is Good for You," a book that exposeshow corporations and vested interests work to co-opt movements forchange. In an interview, he stated, "Don't be fooled. This willprimarily be an effort to co-opt the language and energy to salvageObama and the Dem Party. This is how you co-opt movements. The OccupyWall Streeters are not leader oriented. Van Jones will become the voiceof this in the mainstream," "The same thing happened to anti-war in 2007. MoveOn.org was, tothe mainstream, the voice of that movement," Stauber continued. "It iseasy to read between the lines. For one thing, there is no criticism ofObama in the 'Reclaim the Dream' messaging and marketing. No one with anational reputation is going to do anything to undermine hisre-election efforts. There is huge money in supporting Obama andnothing but pain and punishment in not - both desperation and selfinterest are driving this at this point in time." As Stauber alluded to, one only has to look a few years down thememory hole to see that, as William Faulkner wrote in "Requiemfor a Nun [23]," "The past isnever dead. It's not even past!" In an article about how the Democratic Party, teaming up withMoveOn.org and other like-minded apparatchiks, viewed the Iraq war as a"gift" to wield for electoral purposes in the 2006 elections, Stauberwrote, "And how have the Democrats treated their gift now that theycontrol Congress? The Democratic House and Senate have continued tofund the war while posturing against it ..." Later, in that same piece, Stauber juxtaposed the operatives withIraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), an organization that is againstimperialistic foreign policy no matter who is in office, writing,"[IVAW] are not the concoction of a liberal think tank or PR firm; theyhave very little funding; they are not avoiding criticism of Democrats;and they are not playing political games trying to bank-shot Democraticcandidates into the White House and Congress in 2008. They are in opennon-violent revolt against US foreign policy,

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criticizing politiciansof all stripes who would exploit the war for political gain." Fast forward five years and a nearly parallel situation exists. Anindependent and democratic economic justice movement, ground zero ofwhich exists at the power center of economic injustice, namely WallStreet, has now spread to every corner of the country in some form orfashion within the framework of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The Democratic Party vultures are waiting to swoop in, steal thethunder and then make sure the focus is on electing Democrats, who arejust as much to blame as Republicans for the ascendancy of Wall Street.If anything, they are even more to blame for the pacification role theyplay in co-opting the overwhelming swath of the left time and timeagain, no matter what horrible policies they pass. Will Occupy Wall Street of 2011 be a repeat of the Iraq war of2006? Similar forces are at bay, that is for certain. It will all depend on activists deciding whether they choose to beused as a "gift," or if they choose to remain independent of the forcesof co-option. Act four, to say the least, should be interesting. http://www.truth-out.org/print/7323

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of grimwomyn september17@googlegroups.com SPAM-MED: Re: [september17discuss] MoveOn.Org and Friends Attempt to Co-Opt Occupy Wall Street Movement Tuesday, October 11, 2011 4:44:03 PM

respectfully-- the whole jobs bill should be thrown out. It is weak and not strong enough. extending unemployment is a very poor band aid at best. On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 4:29 PM, Gabriel Johnson <gabjoh2@gmail.com> wrote: As a Democrat (as opposed to a Democratic politician), I pretty much agree with this. I know the GA (of the Wall Street occupation) has been hesitant to actually make any declarations on issues, but it would be perfect if we passed something opposing the GeorgiaWorks-style portion of Obama's jobs bill. Who do I go to to put this on the agenda to propose to the GA? --glj gabjoh2@gmail.com 917-342-2564 On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 4:22 PM, David DeGraw <David@ampedstatus.com> wrote:

MoveOn.Org and Friends Attempt to Co-Opt Occupy Wall Street Movement


Tuesday 11 October 2011 by: Steve Horn, Truthout | News Analysis Gandhi once said [3] of growing movements of social protestation, "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." The trajectory of the everevolving and growing Occupy Wall Street movement follows the same pattern almost to a "T," with slight variation. Now, apply that model to the most recent public relations and marketing ploys of organizations like MoveOn.org, the ascendant "Reclaim the American Dream Movement" and the general segment of society author and journalist Chris Hedges calls the "Liberal Class" in his most recent book titled "The Death of the Liberal Class [4]" (of which the former two are both a

Demonstrators with the Occupy Wall

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part). In so doing, one can observe a perfect case study of the liberal class in action, in four distinct acts, with one exception: "then they fight you" can be replaced with "then they attempt to co-opt your movement."

Street protests in Zucotti Park in New York, October 7, 2011. Protests in Wall Street section of New York enter their third week, with similar efforts springing up in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle. (Photo: Michael Appleton / The New York Times)

Act One - Getting Ignored: In the early planning stages of Occupy Wall Street, few eyes were on those working behind the scenes to make this vision a reality. With little funding backing their cause, the activists calling for this action, to those even paying any attention to them at all (few and far between), seemed quixotic or at the very least, overly optimistic. This was the case even to those highly sympathetic to the cause and its accompanying ideology. How in the world does a rag-tag bunch of activists take on the financial power center of the world that calls the shots politically in statehouses around the country, on a federal level and around the world? Because the task was such a monumental undertaking, these activists were essentially ignored all throughout the planning stages and into the opening days of the occupation itself. The liberal class, predictably, was nowhere to be seen in the planning stages of Occupy Wall Street, wholeheartedly ignoring the fact, or simply not even knowing the fact, that this occupation was in the works. Act Two - Getting Laughed at: Once it was seen that, while not yet a movement, the people occupying Wall Street had, at the very least, legitimate grievances, the liberal class resorted to scornful tactics like mockery of the type of people in the movement - ad hominem attacks, if you will. The scorn was well-depicted by liberal environmental blogger, Grist's David Roberts, who tweeted [5], "I've been reading about #occupywallstreet for the last hour or two & it's just horrific. Practically designed to discredit leftist protest." It was also on perfect display with liberal blogger David Atkins, who mockingly tweeted [6], "If you want to #occupywallstreet, 1) shave 2) wear some decent clothes 3) coordinate signs about inequality 4) get a media spokesperson." The diatribe proceeded for multiple tweets, Atkins having listed ten points. In a post titled [7], "What's behind the scorn for the Wall Street protests?" Salon.com blogger Glenn Greenwald aptly explained their behavior and tactics, writing, "Any entity that declares itself an adversary of prevailing institutional power is going to be viewed with hostility by establishment-serving institutions and their loyalists. That's just the nature of protests that take place outside approved channels, an inevitable by-product of disruptive dissent: those who are most vested in safeguarding and legitimizing establishment prerogatives ... are going to be hostile to those challenges. As the virtually universal disdain in these same circles for WikiLeaks (and, before that, for the Iraq War protests) demonstrated: the more effectively adversarial it is, the more establishment hostility it's going to provoke." The liberal class, though, quickly realized that Occupy Wall Street was gaining traction, with leaders of the left like Francis Fox Piven [8], Michael Moore [9],
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Naomi Klein [10], Cornel West [11] and Joseph Stiglitz [12] joining the cause in solidarity, and its leaders realized that it must co-opt the movement while time is still on its side. Act Three - Co-Option: With Occupy Wall Street off the ground, but its longevity still in flux, MoveOn.org and its cousin, the Center For American Progress [13], and Van Jones' [14] Reclaim the American Dream Movement [15], were nowhere to be found. Instead, they were busy planning the Take Back The American Dream Conference [16], which took place from October 3 through October 5. "Taking back the American Dream," Jones said in an interview appearing on AlterNet [17], will be a three-step process. First, the planned November 17 "Rising Tide of Protest [18]," a protest, led by the Reclaim the American Dream Movement [15], will be held in a network of cities throughout the United States. As FireDogLake's David Dayen explained [18], "[The] November 17 protests announced by the American Dream Movement ... [are] a one-day protest across multiple cities across the country that organizers hope will be a massive activation of their supporters." Second, an amalgamation of coordinated house meetings and online teach-ins. "We're going to try to get a million leaders in America online and talking with each other. And that's going to be a major piece," said Jones. Third and most importantly to an organization "powered by," (aka a project of) MoveOn.org [19], which among other things, is an organization that raises campaign money for Democratic Party candidates, Jones said the 2012 elections are a vital piece of the puzzle. "And then there's a third piece and it's new - and it seems to have escaped people's notice - and that's that we've said we're going to run 2012 people for office in 2012. Now, that's a big deal," Jones stated. "We're talking about U.S. senators who want to run as American Dream candidates - soon to be announced. We've reached out to the House Democratic Caucus; there are House members who want to run as American Dream candidates," he continued. What this translates to, in layman's terms, is the very process of co-opting a growing movement of democratic resistance and trying to replace it with a sales pitch to go out in 2012 and vote Democrat. Jones and the Democratic Party operations in disguise, namely the likes of MoveOn.org and the Center for American Progress, are taking a page out of the Dick Armey and Koch brothers' Tea Party co-option playbook with this one. Indeed, many forget that before the Tea Party was an Astroturf movement funded by Armey and the Koch brothers, it was an enraged grassroots movement, led mostly by Ron Paul libertarians [20]. Then it got co-opted and now it is a rotten pawn of corporate elites. If Occupy Wall Street organizers are not careful, this could also be their destiny. Act Four - Win or Be Co-Opted? That Is the Question: Occupy Wall Street, now three weeks into the occupation, now finds itself in a pivotal
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moment. Will the nonpartisan, anti-establishment movement allow itself to be co-opted by the Democratic Party serving powers that be, i.e. by the MoveOn.orgs and Center for American Progresses of the world, or will it remain a strong, left, independent force that grows with each passing day and strikes fear into what the late sociologist C. Wright Mills calls the power elite [21]? One thing is for certain - the liberal class is working overtime to co-opt a burgeoning social justice movement. Exhibit A: On October 5, Day 19 of Occupy Wall Street, MoveOn.org sent out an email calling on clicktivists (as opposed to activists) to "Join the Virtual March on Wall Street." "The 99% are both an inspiration and a call that needs to be answered. So we're answering it today, in a nationwide Virtual March on Wall Street to support their demand for an economy that serves the many, not the few ... Join in the virtual march by doing what hundreds have done spontaneously across the web: Take your picture holding a sign that tells your story, along with the words 'I am the 99%,'" wrote Daniel Mintz of MoveOn.org. John Stauber [22] is a longtime critic of organizations like MoveOn.org and Center for American Progress, and founder of the Center for Media and Democracy and co-author of "Toxic Sludge Is Good for You," a book that exposes how corporations and vested interests work to co-opt movements for change. In an interview, he stated, "Don't be fooled. This will primarily be an effort to co-opt the language and energy to salvage Obama and the Dem Party. This is how you co-opt movements. The Occupy Wall Streeters are not leader oriented. Van Jones will become the voice of this in the mainstream," "The same thing happened to anti-war in 2007. MoveOn.org was, to the mainstream, the voice of that movement," Stauber continued. "It is easy to read between the lines. For one thing, there is no criticism of Obama in the 'Reclaim the Dream' messaging and marketing. No one with a national reputation is going to do anything to undermine his re-election efforts. There is huge money in supporting Obama and nothing but pain and punishment in not - both desperation and self interest are driving this at this point in time." As Stauber alluded to, one only has to look a few years down the memory hole to see that, as William Faulkner wrote in "Requiem for a Nun [23]," "The past is never dead. It's not even past!" In an article about how the Democratic Party, teaming up with MoveOn.org and other like-minded apparatchiks, viewed the Iraq war as a "gift" to wield for electoral purposes in the 2006 elections, Stauber wrote, "And how have the Democrats treated their gift now that they control Congress? The Democratic House and Senate have continued to fund the war while posturing against it ..." Later, in that same piece, Stauber juxtaposed the operatives with Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), an organization that is against imperialistic foreign policy no matter who is in office, writing, "[IVAW] are not the concoction of a liberal think tank or PR firm; they have very little funding; they are not avoiding criticism of Democrats; and they are not playing political games trying to bankshot Democratic candidates into the White House and Congress in 2008. They are in open non-violent revolt against US foreign policy, criticizing politicians of all stripes who would exploit the war for political gain."
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Fast forward five years and a nearly parallel situation exists. An independent and democratic economic justice movement, ground zero of which exists at the power center of economic injustice, namely Wall Street, has now spread to every corner of the country in some form or fashion within the framework of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The Democratic Party vultures are waiting to swoop in, steal the thunder and then make sure the focus is on electing Democrats, who are just as much to blame as Republicans for the ascendancy of Wall Street. If anything, they are even more to blame for the pacification role they play in co-opting the overwhelming swath of the left time and time again, no matter what horrible policies they pass. Will Occupy Wall Street of 2011 be a repeat of the Iraq war of 2006? Similar forces are at bay, that is for certain. It will all depend on activists deciding whether they choose to be used as a "gift," or if they choose to remain independent of the forces of co-option. Act four, to say the least, should be interesting. http://www.truth-out.org/print/7323

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Jon Good september17@googlegroups.com SPAM-MED: Re: [september17discuss] Re: Drumming getting more complaints Tuesday, October 11, 2011 11:52:07 PM

Yes! On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 11:19 PM, LaurenD <laurendapfraiz@gmail.com> wrote: This is actually a good idea. We should encourage drummers and musicians to go around the city or area and bring people to us as a form of outreach.

On Oct 11, 5:56 pm, jemcgl...@verizon.net wrote: > As a musician who has been receiving noise complaints my whole life I have to say this guy has a point. Maybe the drummers should travel around some more; going to different parts of the city and drumming up support (yuk yuk yuk) as outreach, and cut our neighbors a bit of a break. > > > > > > > > On 10/11/11,Justin Wedes<jwedes@gmail.com>wrote:From a resident nearby. Many of these have been coming in. > > > > How about a proposal tonight to ask drummers to cease playing or move to Battery Park for drumming during GA times (7-10pm)? > > > > -justin > > > > To Occupy Wall Street > > As a neighborhood resident, a lifelong Democrat, worker on the Obama campaign, and in general in sync with the politics of OWS, I am telling you here and now that the incessant drumming has to stop and stop now, not just at 10PM each night, but stopped completely. I live 1/2 block from Zucotti Park, and there are many other residential buildings on Liberty Street and Cedar Street that are affected by this. Are you aware that residential buildings are next to the Park The noise is maddening, I hear it constantly and I am currently working from home as I recover from a recent surgery. > > You are alienating the people who should be supporting you. Note that I have
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cc'ed a number or people and organizations, but not the NYPD, not yet; all of them are Democrats who I am sure are sympathetic to your cause. > > But the drumming has to stop. This neighborhood is not just Wall St bankers, far from it. I am sure you aware of the enormous trauma that occurred in this neighborhood; many of us chose to stay through circumstances I know you cannot imagine. We have lived through enormous destruction and now through construction, which, although quite positive, challenges us on a daily basis, most especially noise. And now we have your constant drumming. Is that fair? Is that inclusive? Is that what you want? > > There are many, many people in this neighborhood who have not fully recovered psychologically from 9/11. More than you can imagine, who suffer in ways you have absolutely no idea, not just from mental causes, from physical as well. Although we know about the First Responders who have become ill, don't you realize that many residents in Lower Manhattan have also become ill? Do you think the constant drumming can help them or hurt them? Answer that question yourselves. > > When will you become aware that you are hurting the people who are your allies? > > Finally, the sanitation issue must get under control. Easy fix: Get Port-A-Sans. If your organization is not going to leave Zucotti Park, as many in the Park tell me, then get the sanitation under control and get us some peace in our just-beginningto-heal neighborhood. > > Your cause has gained national and international recognition, and for that, you should be commended, and if this does lead to real change in this country, a great victory could be achieved. > > But for now, I am asking politely and respectfully, stop the drumming. > > Thank you > > Steven Abramson > 114 Liberty Street

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of grimwomyn september17@googlegroups.com SPAM-MED: Re: Re: [september17discuss] MoveOn.Org and Friends Attempt to Co-Opt Occupy Wall Street Movement Tuesday, October 11, 2011 11:19:26 PM

we should be calling it out on twitter-- so the other occupiers will see that and do the same thing-- through the main Occupywallst twitter accounts send out more than a few messages.... we shouldn't seek out to smack anyone's hand, but when it happens, it should be called out and named.... anyone know of a great article on cooption of movements that is written at a basic level that we could send out? On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 11:16 PM, <jemcgloin@verizon.net> wrote:
That is %#$%ed up! That is the problem with not controlling our message and not copyrighting our slogans, but we are getting free advertising. Maybe the GA should put out a message condemning their, or anybody's stealing our endorsement. One thing though, anyone trying to co-opt our movement better be careful that they don't get swallowed by us. On 10/11/11, Jason Jones<surplus@notanalternative.net> wrote: I take back what I said. http://www.democracyforamerica.com/activities/635?akid=1400.1574445.C7OweO&rd=1&t=1 It's already happened.

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 10:43 PM, Charles Lenchner <clenchner@gmail.com> wrote: Folks might be surprised at the level of liberal/radical fraternization that has been taking place since the Bloombergville stuff. The idea that liberals were ignorant, then snarky, then busy taking over is pure fantasy. I know some folks at Rebuild the Dream. They have no intention of taking over OWS. That said, y'all know Max Berger? He did the 'briefcase brigades' with 'the other 98%' group, left his old job to work on economic issues from a grassroots, youth perspective, and was then hired by RTD. You want to paint him as some outsider liberal poaching off this movement? Just crazy. And a LOT of the folks under attack as 'coopters' would fall into a similar category. Is labor backed, former ACORN chapter New York Communities for Change 'liberal'? Is the Transport Workers Union 'liberal'? That said, I'm not liberal. But some of my best friends are. And I've dated some. My sister married one. Heck, I'm pretty sure I've voted for a few in my day! So times really are a-changin'. Perhaps it is time to let bygones be bygones and let them integrate with folks like us. I lot of what I hear said about 'em is just plain ignorant. What we really need to worry about is the People's Front of Judea. Charles On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 9:57 PM, Jason Jones <surplus@notanalternative.net> wrote: Hi I am not a liberal. In fact I am generally extremely antagonistic toward the position. In spite of that, I agree with jemcgloin. OWS has so far been very successful at building numbers without alienating. The expression of frustration that we currently collectively represent clearly targets financial centers, and doesn't preclude militant tactics (like occupation). Be grateful for how far we've come so far. For now its true we really are in this together. Until that changes (allegiances change etc.) avoid divisiveness and use the opportunity to push the whole toward the most radical ends. With numbers we could really make something of this.

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On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 9:23 PM, <jemcgloin@verizon.net> wrote: Hi I am a "liberal" involved in the GA since the first day. We are supposed to be and inclusive movement trying to gain support, not excluding liberals because they didn't all jump in on day one. move-on has always supported the democratic party. Their house parties have been going on all year. I went to one in July and brought people from there to the first NYCGA and moveon members have been active the whole time. I am not a fan of the democratic party, and I don't think we should be endorsing them or any other party or candidate, but we don't need to say bad things about their members, only policies or legislation we disagree with. The 99% is very big and chasing away some that are close to our positions because they work within the system is not a good idea. Diversity of tactics does not only mean civil disobedience. It can also mean that other groups can attempt to pass legislation that helps people without our condemning their existance. The moveon people that i know believe that corporations are destroying the world and are trying to fight it the way they know how. Go read the list of demands that they came up with through a national voting system. Give them advise, disagree with them but please don't come on here and claim that they are trying to steal our movement. We are all in this together. John On 10/11/11, David DeGraw<David@AmpedStatus.com> wrote:

MoveOn.Org and FriendsAttempt to Co-Opt Occupy Wall Street Movement


Tuesday 11 October 2011 by: Steve Horn, Truthout | News Analysis Gandhi once said [3] ofgrowing movements of social protestation, "First they ignore you, thenthey laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." The trajectoryof the ever-evolving and growing Occupy Wall Street movement followsthe same pattern almost to a "T," with slight variation.

Now, apply that model to the most recent public relations andmarketing ploys of organizations like MoveOn.org, the ascendant"Reclaim the American Dream Movement" and the general segment ofsociety author and journalist Chris Hedges calls the "Liberal Class" inhis most recent book titled "The Death of the Liberal Class [4]" (of which the former two are both apart). In so doing, one can observe a perfect case study of the liberalclass in action, in four distinct acts, with one exception: "then theyfight you" can be replaced with "then they attempt to co-opt yourmovement." Act One - Getting Ignored: In the early planningstages of Occupy Wall Street, few eyes were on those working behind thescenes to make this vision a reality. With little funding backing theircause, the activists calling for this action, to those even paying anyattention to them at all (few and far between), seemed quixotic or atthe very least, overly optimistic. This was the case even to thosehighly sympathetic to the cause and its accompanying ideology.
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Demonstrators with the Occupy Wall Street protests in Zucotti Parkin New York, October 7, 2011. Protests in Wall Street section of NewYork enter their third week, with similar efforts springing up inBoston, Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle. (Photo: Michael Appleton /The New York Times)

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How in the world does a rag-tag bunch of activists take on thefinancial power center of the world that calls the shots politically instatehouses around the country, on a federal level and around theworld? Because the task was such a monumental undertaking, theseactivists were essentially ignored all throughout the planning stagesand into the opening days of the occupation itself. The liberal class, predictably, was nowhere to be seen in theplanning stages of Occupy Wall Street, wholeheartedly ignoring thefact, or simply not even knowing the fact, that this occupation was inthe works. Act Two - Getting Laughed at: Once it was seenthat, while not yet a movement, the people occupying Wall Street had,at the very least, legitimate grievances, the liberal class resorted toscornful tactics like mockery of the type of people in the movement -ad hominem attacks, if you will. The scorn was well-depicted by liberal environmental blogger,Grist's David Roberts, who tweeted [5],"I've been reading about #occupywallstreet for the last hour or two& it's just horrific. Practically designed to discredit leftistprotest." It was also on perfect display with liberal blogger DavidAtkins, who mockingly tweeted [6],"If you want to #occupywallstreet, 1) shave 2) wear some decent clothes3) coordinate signs about inequality 4) get a media spokesperson." Thediatribe proceeded for multiple tweets, Atkins having listed ten points. In a post titled [7],"What's behind the scorn for the Wall Street protests?" Salon.comblogger Glenn Greenwald aptly explained their behavior and tactics,writing, "Any entity that declares itself an adversary of prevailinginstitutional power is going to be viewed with hostility byestablishment-serving institutions and their loyalists. That's just thenature of protests that take place outside approved channels, aninevitable by-product of disruptive dissent: those who are most vestedin safeguarding and legitimizing establishment prerogatives ... aregoing to be hostile to those challenges. As the virtually universaldisdain in these same circles for WikiLeaks (and, before that, for theIraq War protests) demonstrated: the more effectively adversarial itis, the more establishment hostility it's going to provoke." The liberal class, though, quickly realized that Occupy Wall Streetwas gaining traction, with leaders of the left like Francis Fox Piven [8],MichaelMoore [9], Naomi Klein [10],Cornel West [11]and Joseph Stiglitz [12]joining the cause in solidarity, and its leaders realized that it mustco-opt the movement while time is still on its side. Act Three - Co-Option: With Occupy Wall Streetoff the ground, but its longevity still in flux, MoveOn.org and itscousin, the Center For American Progress [13], and Van Jones' [14]Reclaim the American Dream Movement [15], were nowhere to be found. Instead,they were busy planning the Take BackThe American Dream Conference [16],which took place from October 3 through October 5. "Taking back the American Dream," Jones said in an interviewappearing on AlterNet [17],will be a threestep process. First, the planned November 17 "Rising Tide of Protest [18]," a protest, led by the Reclaim the American Dream Movement [15], will be held in a network ofcities throughout the United States. As FireDogLake's David Dayen explained [18],"[The] November 17 protests announced by the American Dream Movement... [are] a one-day protest across multiple cities across the countrythat organizers hope will be a massive activation of their supporters." Second, an amalgamation of coordinated house meetings and onlineteach-ins. "We're going to try to get a million leaders in Americaonline and talking with each other. And that's going to be a majorpiece," said Jones. Third and most importantly to an organization "powered by," (aka aproject of) MoveOn.org [19],which among other things, is an organization that raises campaign moneyfor Democratic Party candidates, Jones said the 2012 elections are avital piece of the puzzle. "And then there's a third piece and it's newand it seems to have escaped people's notice - and that's that we'vesaid we're going to run 2012 people for office in 2012. Now, that's abig deal," Jones stated. "We're talking about U.S. senators who want to run as AmericanDream candidates - soon to be
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announced. We've reached out to the HouseDemocratic Caucus; there are House members who want to run as AmericanDream candidates," he continued. What this translates to, in layman's terms, is the very process ofco-opting a growing movement of democratic resistance and trying toreplace it with a sales pitch to go out in 2012 and vote Democrat.Jones and the Democratic Party operations in disguise, namely the likesof MoveOn.org and the Center for American Progress, are taking a pageout of the Dick Armey and Koch brothers' Tea Party co-option playbookwith this one. Indeed, many forget that before the Tea Party was an Astroturfmovement funded by Armey and the Koch brothers, it was an enragedgrassroots movement, led mostly by Ron Paul libertarians [20].Then it got co-opted and now it is a rotten pawn of corporate elites. If Occupy Wall Street organizers are not careful, this could alsobe their destiny. Act Four - Win or Be Co-Opted? That Is the Question: OccupyWall Street, now three weeks into the occupation, now finds itself in apivotal moment. Will the nonpartisan, anti-establishment movement allowitself to be co-opted by the Democratic Party serving powers that be,i.e. by the MoveOn.orgs and Center for American Progresses of theworld, or will it remain a strong, left, independent force that growswith each passing day and strikes fear into what the late sociologistC. Wright Mills calls the powerelite [21]? One thing is for certain - the liberal class is working overtime toco-opt a burgeoning social justice movement. Exhibit A: On October 5, Day 19 of Occupy Wall Street, MoveOn.orgsent out an email calling on clicktivists (as opposed to activists) to"Join the Virtual March on Wall Street." "The 99% are both aninspiration and a call that needs to be answered. So we're answering ittoday, in a nationwide Virtual March on Wall Street to support theirdemand for an economy that serves the many, not the few ... Join in thevirtual march by doing what hundreds have done spontaneously across theweb: Take your picture holding a sign that tells your story, along withthe words 'I am the 99%,'" wrote Daniel Mintz of MoveOn.org. John Stauber [22]is a longtime critic of organizations like MoveOn.org and Center forAmerican Progress, and founder of the Center for Media and Democracyand co-author of "Toxic Sludge Is Good for You," a book that exposeshow corporations and vested interests work to co-opt movements forchange. In an interview, he stated, "Don't be fooled. This willprimarily be an effort to co-opt the language and energy to salvageObama and the Dem Party. This is how you co-opt movements. The OccupyWall Streeters are not leader oriented. Van Jones will become the voiceof this in the mainstream," "The same thing happened to anti-war in 2007. MoveOn.org was, tothe mainstream, the voice of that movement," Stauber continued. "It iseasy to read between the lines. For one thing, there is no criticism ofObama in the 'Reclaim the Dream' messaging and marketing. No one with anational reputation is going to do anything to undermine hisre-election efforts. There is huge money in supporting Obama andnothing but pain and punishment in not - both desperation and selfinterest are driving this at this point in time." As Stauber alluded to, one only has to look a few years down thememory hole to see that, as William Faulkner wrote in "Requiemfor a Nun [23]," "The past isnever dead. It's not even past!" In an article about how the Democratic Party, teaming up withMoveOn.org and other like-minded apparatchiks, viewed the Iraq war as a"gift" to wield for electoral purposes in the 2006 elections, Stauberwrote, "And how have the Democrats treated their gift now that theycontrol Congress? The Democratic House and Senate have continued tofund the war while posturing against it ..." Later, in that same piece, Stauber juxtaposed the operatives withIraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), an organization that is againstimperialistic foreign policy no matter who is in office, writing,"[IVAW] are not the concoction of a liberal think tank or PR firm; theyhave very little funding; they are not avoiding criticism of Democrats;and they are not playing political games trying to bank-shot

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Democraticcandidates into the White House and Congress in 2008. They are in opennon-violent revolt against US foreign policy, criticizing politiciansof all stripes who would exploit the war for political gain." Fast forward five years and a nearly parallel situation exists. Anindependent and democratic economic justice movement, ground zero ofwhich exists at the power center of economic injustice, namely WallStreet, has now spread to every corner of the country in some form orfashion within the framework of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The Democratic Party vultures are waiting to swoop in, steal thethunder and then make sure the focus is on electing Democrats, who arejust as much to blame as Republicans for the ascendancy of Wall Street.If anything, they are even more to blame for the pacification role theyplay in co-opting the overwhelming swath of the left time and timeagain, no matter what horrible policies they pass. Will Occupy Wall Street of 2011 be a repeat of the Iraq war of2006? Similar forces are at bay, that is for certain. It will all depend on activists deciding whether they choose to beused as a "gift," or if they choose to remain independent of the forcesof co-option. Act four, to say the least, should be interesting. http://www.truth-out.org/print/7323

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of grimwomyn september17@googlegroups.com SPAM-MED: Re: Re: [september17discuss] MoveOn.Org and Friends Attempt to Co-Opt Occupy Wall Street Movement Tuesday, October 11, 2011 11:23:35 PM

no one is the enemy, they are just misinformed.... we need to lead them to change through common sense. On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 11:20 PM, Jason Jones <surplus@notanalternative.net> wrote: Only option now is brutal separation. The democrats are the enemy. Smash capitalism! On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 11:19 PM, Jon Good <therealjongood@gmail.com> wrote: " anyone trying to co-opt our movement better be careful that they don't get swallowed by us. "
+1000

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 11:16 PM, <jemcgloin@verizon.net> wrote:

That is %#$%ed up! That is the problem with not controlling our message and not copyrighting our slogans, but we are getting free advertising. Maybe the GA should put out a message condemning their, or anybody's stealing our endorsement. One thing though, anyone trying to co-opt our movement better be careful that they don't get swallowed by us. On 10/11/11, Jason Jones<surplus@notanalternative.net> wrote: I take back what I said. http://www.democracyforamerica.com/activities/635?akid=1400.1574445.C7OweO&rd=1&t=1 It's already happened.

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 10:43 PM, Charles Lenchner <clenchner@gmail.com> wrote: Folks might be surprised at the level of liberal/radical fraternization that has been taking place since the Bloombergville stuff. The idea that liberals were ignorant, then snarky, then busy taking over is pure fantasy. I know some folks at Rebuild the Dream. They have no intention of taking over OWS. That said, y'all know Max Berger? He did the 'briefcase brigades' with 'the other 98%' group, left his old job to work on economic issues from a grassroots, youth perspective, and was then hired by RTD. You want to paint him as some outsider liberal poaching off this movement? Just crazy. And a LOT of the folks under attack as 'coopters' would fall into a similar category. Is labor backed, former ACORN chapter New York Communities for Change 'liberal'? Is the Transport Workers Union 'liberal'? That said, I'm not liberal. But some of my best friends are. And I've dated some. My sister married one. Heck, I'm pretty sure I've voted for a few in my day! So times really are a-changin'. Perhaps it is time to let bygones be bygones and let them integrate with folks like us. I lot of what I hear said about 'em is just plain ignorant. What we really need to worry about is the People's Front of Judea. Charles On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 9:57 PM, Jason Jones <surplus@notanalternative.net> wrote: Hi I am not a liberal. In fact I am generally extremely antagonistic toward the position. In spite of that,
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I agree with jemcgloin. OWS has so far been very successful at building numbers without alienating. The expression of frustration that we currently collectively represent clearly targets financial centers, and doesn't preclude militant tactics (like occupation). Be grateful for how far we've come so far. For now its true we really are in this together. Until that changes (allegiances change etc.) avoid divisiveness and use the opportunity to push the whole toward the most radical ends. With numbers we could really make something of this.

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 9:23 PM, <jemcgloin@verizon.net> wrote: Hi I am a "liberal" involved in the GA since the first day. We are supposed to be and inclusive movement trying to gain support, not excluding liberals because they didn't all jump in on day one. move-on has always supported the democratic party. Their house parties have been going on all year. I went to one in July and brought people from there to the first NYCGA and moveon members have been active the whole time. I am not a fan of the democratic party, and I don't think we should be endorsing them or any other party or candidate, but we don't need to say bad things about their members, only policies or legislation we disagree with. The 99% is very big and chasing away some that are close to our positions because they work within the system is not a good idea. Diversity of tactics does not only mean civil disobedience. It can also mean that other groups can attempt to pass legislation that helps people without our condemning their existance. The moveon people that i know believe that corporations are destroying the world and are trying to fight it the way they know how. Go read the list of demands that they came up with through a national voting system. Give them advise, disagree with them but please don't come on here and claim that they are trying to steal our movement. We are all in this together. John On 10/11/11, David DeGraw<David@AmpedStatus.com> wrote:

MoveOn.Org and FriendsAttempt to Co-Opt Occupy Wall Street Movement


Tuesday 11 October 2011 by: Steve Horn, Truthout | News Analysis Gandhi once said [3] ofgrowing movements of social protestation, "First they ignore you, thenthey laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." The trajectoryof the ever-evolving and growing Occupy Wall Street movement followsthe same pattern almost to a "T," with slight variation.

Now, apply that model to the most recent public relations andmarketing ploys of organizations like MoveOn.org, the ascendant"Reclaim the American Dream Movement" and the general segment ofsociety author and journalist Chris Hedges calls the "Liberal Class" inhis most recent book titled "The Death of the Liberal Class [4]" (of which the

Demonstrators with the Occupy Wall Street protests in Zucotti Parkin New York, October 7, 2011. Protests in Wall Street section of NewYork enter their third week, with similar efforts springing up inBoston, Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle. (Photo: Michael Appleton /The New York Times)

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former two are both apart). In so doing, one can observe a perfect case study of the liberalclass in action, in four distinct acts, with one exception: "then theyfight you" can be replaced with "then they attempt to co-opt yourmovement." Act One - Getting Ignored: In the early planningstages of Occupy Wall Street, few eyes were on those working behind thescenes to make this vision a reality. With little funding backing theircause, the activists calling for this action, to those even paying anyattention to them at all (few and far between), seemed quixotic or atthe very least, overly optimistic. This was the case even to thosehighly sympathetic to the cause and its accompanying ideology. How in the world does a rag-tag bunch of activists take on thefinancial power center of the world that calls the shots politically instatehouses around the country, on a federal level and around theworld? Because the task was such a monumental undertaking, theseactivists were essentially ignored all throughout the planning stagesand into the opening days of the occupation itself. The liberal class, predictably, was nowhere to be seen in theplanning stages of Occupy Wall Street, wholeheartedly ignoring thefact, or simply not even knowing the fact, that this occupation was inthe works. Act Two - Getting Laughed at: Once it was seenthat, while not yet a movement, the people occupying Wall Street had,at the very least, legitimate grievances, the liberal class resorted toscornful tactics like mockery of the type of people in the movement -ad hominem attacks, if you will. The scorn was well-depicted by liberal environmental blogger,Grist's David Roberts, who tweeted [5],"I've been reading about #occupywallstreet for the last hour or two& it's just horrific. Practically designed to discredit leftistprotest." It was also on perfect display with liberal blogger DavidAtkins, who mockingly tweeted [6],"If you want to #occupywallstreet, 1) shave 2) wear some decent clothes3) coordinate signs about inequality 4) get a media spokesperson." Thediatribe proceeded for multiple tweets, Atkins having listed ten points. In a post titled [7],"What's behind the scorn for the Wall Street protests?" Salon.comblogger Glenn Greenwald aptly explained their behavior and tactics,writing, "Any entity that declares itself an adversary of prevailinginstitutional power is going to be viewed with hostility byestablishmentserving institutions and their loyalists. That's just thenature of protests that take place outside approved channels, aninevitable by-product of disruptive dissent: those who are most vestedin safeguarding and legitimizing establishment prerogatives ... aregoing to be hostile to those challenges. As the virtually universaldisdain in these same circles for WikiLeaks (and, before that, for theIraq War protests) demonstrated: the more effectively adversarial itis, the more establishment hostility it's going to provoke." The liberal class, though, quickly realized that Occupy Wall Streetwas gaining traction, with leaders of the left like Francis Fox Piven [8],MichaelMoore [9], Naomi Klein [10],Cornel West [11]and Joseph Stiglitz [12]joining the cause in solidarity, and its leaders realized that it mustco-opt the movement while time is still on its side. Act Three - Co-Option: With Occupy Wall Streetoff the ground, but its longevity still in flux, MoveOn.org and itscousin, the Center For American Progress [13], and Van Jones' [14]Reclaim the American Dream Movement [15], were nowhere to be found. Instead,they were busy planning the Take BackThe American Dream Conference [16],which took place from October 3 through October 5. "Taking back the American Dream," Jones said in an interviewappearing on AlterNet [17],will be a three-step process. First, the planned November 17 "Rising Tide of Protest [18]," a protest, led by the Reclaim the American Dream Movement [15], will be held in a network ofcities throughout the United States. As

Emails come from PST files that were linked to a post on biggovernment.com by Thomas Ryan. PDF by www.teapartycheer.com

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FireDogLake's David Dayen explained [18],"[The] November 17 protests announced by the American Dream Movement... [are] a one-day protest across multiple cities across the countrythat organizers hope will be a massive activation of their supporters." Second, an amalgamation of coordinated house meetings and onlineteach-ins. "We're going to try to get a million leaders in Americaonline and talking with each other. And that's going to be a majorpiece," said Jones. Third and most importantly to an organization "powered by," (aka aproject of) MoveOn.org [19],which among other things, is an organization that raises campaign moneyfor Democratic Party candidates, Jones said the 2012 elections are avital piece of the puzzle. "And then there's a third piece and it's new- and it seems to have escaped people's notice - and that's that we'vesaid we're going to run 2012 people for office in 2012. Now, that's abig deal," Jones stated. "We're talking about U.S. senators who want to run as AmericanDream candidates - soon to be announced. We've reached out to the HouseDemocratic Caucus; there are House members who want to run as AmericanDream candidates," he continued. What this translates to, in layman's terms, is the very process ofco-opting a growing movement of democratic resistance and trying toreplace it with a sales pitch to go out in 2012 and vote Democrat.Jones and the Democratic Party operations in disguise, namely the likesof MoveOn.org and the Center for American Progress, are taking a pageout of the Dick Armey and Koch brothers' Tea Party co-option playbookwith this one. Indeed, many forget that before the Tea Party was an Astroturfmovement funded by Armey and the Koch brothers, it was an enragedgrassroots movement, led mostly by Ron Paul libertarians [20].Then it got co-opted and now it is a rotten pawn of corporate elites. If Occupy Wall Street organizers are not careful, this could alsobe their destiny. Act Four - Win or Be Co-Opted? That Is the Question: OccupyWall Street, now three weeks into the occupation, now finds itself in apivotal moment. Will the nonpartisan, antiestablishment movement allowitself to be co-opted by the Democratic Party serving powers that be,i.e. by the MoveOn.orgs and Center for American Progresses of theworld, or will it remain a strong, left, independent force that growswith each passing day and strikes fear into what the late sociologistC. Wright Mills calls the powerelite [21]? One thing is for certain - the liberal class is working overtime toco-opt a burgeoning social justice movement. Exhibit A: On October 5, Day 19 of Occupy Wall Street, MoveOn.orgsent out an email calling on clicktivists (as opposed to activists) to"Join the Virtual March on Wall Street." "The 99% are both aninspiration and a call that needs to be answered. So we're answering ittoday, in a nationwide Virtual March on Wall Street to support theirdemand for an economy that serves the many, not the few ... Join in thevirtual march by doing what hundreds have done spontaneously across theweb: Take your picture holding a sign that tells your story, along withthe words 'I am the 99%,'" wrote Daniel Mintz of MoveOn.org. John Stauber [22]is a longtime critic of organizations like MoveOn.org and Center forAmerican Progress, and founder of the Center for Media and Democracyand co-author of "Toxic Sludge Is Good for You," a book that exposeshow corporations and vested interests work to co-opt movements forchange. In an interview, he stated, "Don't be fooled. This willprimarily be an effort to co-opt the language and energy to salvageObama and the Dem Party. This is how you co-opt movements. The OccupyWall Streeters are not leader oriented. Van Jones will become the voiceof this in the mainstream," "The same thing happened to anti-war in 2007. MoveOn.org was, tothe mainstream, the voice of that movement," Stauber continued. "It iseasy to read between the lines. For one thing, there is no criticism ofObama in the 'Reclaim the Dream' messaging and marketing. No one with anational

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reputation is going to do anything to undermine hisre-election efforts. There is huge money in supporting Obama andnothing but pain and punishment in not - both desperation and selfinterest are driving this at this point in time." As Stauber alluded to, one only has to look a few years down thememory hole to see that, as William Faulkner wrote in "Requiemfor a Nun [23]," "The past isnever dead. It's not even past!" In an article about how the Democratic Party, teaming up withMoveOn.org and other like-minded apparatchiks, viewed the Iraq war as a"gift" to wield for electoral purposes in the 2006 elections, Stauberwrote, "And how have the Democrats treated their gift now that theycontrol Congress? The Democratic House and Senate have continued tofund the war while posturing against it ..." Later, in that same piece, Stauber juxtaposed the operatives withIraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), an organization that is againstimperialistic foreign policy no matter who is in office, writing,"[IVAW] are not the concoction of a liberal think tank or PR firm; theyhave very little funding; they are not avoiding criticism of Democrats;and they are not playing political games trying to bankshot Democraticcandidates into the White House and Congress in 2008. They are in opennonviolent revolt against US foreign policy, criticizing politiciansof all stripes who would exploit the war for political gain." Fast forward five years and a nearly parallel situation exists. Anindependent and democratic economic justice movement, ground zero ofwhich exists at the power center of economic injustice, namely WallStreet, has now spread to every corner of the country in some form orfashion within the framework of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The Democratic Party vultures are waiting to swoop in, steal thethunder and then make sure the focus is on electing Democrats, who arejust as much to blame as Republicans for the ascendancy of Wall Street.If anything, they are even more to blame for the pacification role theyplay in coopting the overwhelming swath of the left time and timeagain, no matter what horrible policies they pass. Will Occupy Wall Street of 2011 be a repeat of the Iraq war of2006? Similar forces are at bay, that is for certain. It will all depend on activists deciding whether they choose to beused as a "gift," or if they choose to remain independent of the forcesof co-option. Act four, to say the least, should be interesting. http://www.truth-out.org/print/7323

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From: To: Subject: Date:

september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Jason Jones september17@googlegroups.com SPAM-MED: Re: Re: [september17discuss] MoveOn.Org and Friends Attempt to Co-Opt Occupy Wall Street Movement Tuesday, October 11, 2011 11:26:27 PM

try telling that to the anarchists tmrw On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 11:23 PM, grimwomyn <grimwomyn@gmail.com> wrote: no one is the enemy, they are just misinformed.... we need to lead them to change through common sense. On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 11:20 PM, Jason Jones <surplus@notanalternative.net> wrote: Only option now is brutal separation. The democrats are the enemy. Smash capitalism! On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 11:19 PM, Jon Good <therealjongood@gmail.com> wrote: " anyone trying to co-opt our movement better be careful that they don't get swallowed by us. "
+1000

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 11:16 PM, <jemcgloin@verizon.net> wrote:

That is %#$%ed up! That is the problem with not controlling our message and not copyrighting our slogans, but we are getting free advertising. Maybe the GA should put out a message condemning their, or anybody's stealing our endorsement. One thing though, anyone trying to co-opt our movement better be careful that they don't get swallowed by us. On 10/11/11, Jason Jones<surplus@notanalternative.net> wrote: I take back what I said. http://www.democracyforamerica.com/activities/635?akid=1400.1574445.C7OweO&rd=1&t=1 It's already happened.

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 10:43 PM, Charles Lenchner <clenchner@gmail.com> wrote: Folks might be surprised at the level of liberal/radical fraternization that has been taking place since the Bloombergville stuff. The idea that liberals were ignorant, then snarky, then busy taking over is pure fantasy. I know some folks at Rebuild the Dream. They have no intention of taking over OWS. That said, y'all know Max Berger? He did the 'briefcase brigades' with 'the other 98%' group, left his old job to work on economic issues from a grassroots, youth perspective, and was then hired by RTD. You want to paint him as some outsider liberal poaching off this movement? Just crazy. And a LOT of the folks under attack as 'coopters' would fall into a similar category. Is labor backed, former ACORN chapter New York Communities for Change 'liberal'? Is the Transport Workers Union 'liberal'? That said, I'm not liberal. But some of my best friends are. And I've dated some. My sister married one. Heck, I'm pretty sure I've voted for a few in my day! So times really are a-changin'. Perhaps it is time to let bygones be bygones and let them integrate with folks like us. I lot of what I hear said about 'em is just plain ignorant.

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What we really need to worry about is the People's Front of Judea. Charles On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 9:57 PM, Jason Jones <surplus@notanalternative.net> wrote: Hi I am not a liberal. In fact I am generally extremely antagonistic toward the position. In spite of that, I agree with jemcgloin. OWS has so far been very successful at building numbers without alienating. The expression of frustration that we currently collectively represent clearly targets financial centers, and doesn't preclude militant tactics (like occupation). Be grateful for how far we've come so far. For now its true we really are in this together. Until that changes (allegiances change etc.) avoid divisiveness and use the opportunity to push the whole toward the most radical ends. With numbers we could really make something of this.

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 9:23 PM, <jemcgloin@verizon.net> wrote: Hi I am a "liberal" involved in the GA since the first day. We are supposed to be and inclusive movement trying to gain support, not excluding liberals because they didn't all jump in on day one. move-on has always supported the democratic party. Their house parties have been going on all year. I went to one in July and brought people from there to the first NYCGA and moveon members have been active the whole time. I am not a fan of the democratic party, and I don't think we should be endorsing them or any other party or candidate, but we don't need to say bad things about their members, only policies or legislation we disagree with. The 99% is very big and chasing away some that are close to our positions because they work within the system is not a good idea. Diversity of tactics does not only mean civil disobedience. It can also mean that other groups can attempt to pass legislation that helps people without our condemning their existance. The moveon people that i know believe that corporations are destroying the world and are trying to fight it the way they know how. Go read the list of demands that they came up with through a national voting system. Give them advise, disagree with them but please don't come on here and claim that they are trying to steal our movement. We are all in this together. John On 10/11/11, David DeGraw<David@AmpedStatus.com> wrote:

MoveOn.Org and FriendsAttempt to Co-Opt Occupy Wall Street Movement


Tuesday 11 October 2011 by: Steve Horn, Truthout | News Analysis Gandhi once said [3] ofgrowing movements of social protestation, "First they ignore you, thenthey laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." The trajectoryof the ever-evolving and growing Occupy Wall Street movement followsthe same pattern almost to a "T," with

Demonstrators with the Occupy Wall Street protests in Zucotti Parkin New York, October 7, 2011. Protests in Wall Street section of NewYork enter their third week, with similar efforts springing up inBoston, Chicago, Los

Emails come from PST files that were linked to a post on biggovernment.com by Thomas Ryan. PDF by www.teapartycheer.com

Emails come from PST files that were linked to a post on biggovernment.com by Thomas Ryan. PDF by www.teapartycheer.com

slight variation.

Angeles and Seattle. (Photo: Michael Appleton /The New York Times)

Now, apply that model to the most recent public relations andmarketing ploys of organizations like MoveOn.org, the ascendant"Reclaim the American Dream Movement" and the general segment ofsociety author and journalist Chris Hedges calls the "Liberal Class" inhis most recent book titled "The Death of the Liberal Class [4]" (of which the former two are both apart). In so doing, one can observe a perfect case study of the liberalclass in action, in four distinct acts, with one exception: "then theyfight you" can be replaced with "then they attempt to co-opt yourmovement." Act One - Getting Ignored: In the early planningstages of Occupy Wall Street, few eyes were on those working behind thescenes to make this vision a reality. With little funding backing theircause, the activists calling for this action, to those even paying anyattention to them at all (few and far between), seemed quixotic or atthe very least, overly optimistic. This was the case even to thosehighly sympathetic to the cause and its accompanying ideology. How in the world does a rag-tag bunch of activists take on thefinancial power center of the world that calls the shots politically instatehouses around the country, on a federal level and around theworld? Because the task was such a monumental undertaking, theseactivists were essentially ignored all throughout the planning stagesand into the opening days of the occupation itself. The liberal class, predictably, was nowhere to be seen in theplanning stages of Occupy Wall Street, wholeheartedly ignoring thefact, or simply not even knowing the fact, that this occupation was inthe works. Act Two - Getting Laughed at: Once it was seenthat, while not yet a movement, the people occupying Wall Street had,at the very least, legitimate grievances, the liberal class resorted toscornful tactics like mockery of the type of people in the movement -ad hominem attacks, if you will. The scorn was well-depicted by liberal environmental blogger,Grist's David Roberts, who tweeted [5],"I've been reading about #occupywallstreet for the last hour or two& it's just horrific. Practically designed to discredit leftistprotest." It was also on perfect display with liberal blogger DavidAtkins, who mockingly tweeted [6],"If you want to #occupywallstreet, 1) shave 2) wear some decent clothes3) coordinate signs about inequality 4) get a media spokesperson." Thediatribe proceeded for multiple tweets, Atkins having listed ten points. In a post titled [7],"What's behind the scorn for the Wall Street protests?" Salon.comblogger Glenn Greenwald aptly explained their behavior and tactics,writing, "Any entity that declares itself an adversary of prevailinginstitutional power is going to be viewed with hostility byestablishment-serving institutions and their loyalists. That's just thenature of protests that take place outside approved channels, aninevitable by-product of disruptive dissent: those who are most vestedin safeguarding and legitimizing establishment prerogatives ... aregoing to be hostile to those challenges. As the virtually universaldisdain in these same circles for WikiLeaks (and, before that, for theIraq War protests) demonstrated: the more effectively adversarial itis, the more establishment hostility it's going to provoke." The liberal class, though, quickly realized that Occupy Wall Streetwas gaining traction, with leaders of the left like Francis Fox Piven [8],MichaelMoore [9], Naomi Klein [10],Cornel West [11]and Joseph Stiglitz [12]joining the cause in solidarity, and its leaders realized that it mustcoopt the movement while time is still on its side. Act Three - Co-Option: With Occupy Wall Streetoff the ground, but its longevity still in flux, MoveOn.org and itscousin, the Center For American Progress [13], and Van Jones' [14]Reclaim the American Dream Movement [15], were nowhere to be found. Instead,they were busy planning the Take BackThe American Dream Conference [16],which took place from October 3 through October 5.
Emails come from PST files that were linked to a post on biggovernment.com by Thomas Ryan. PDF by www.teapartycheer.com

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"Taking back the American Dream," Jones said in an interviewappearing on AlterNet [17],will be a three-step process. First, the planned November 17 "Rising Tide of Protest [18]," a protest, led by the Reclaim the American Dream Movement [15], will be held in a network ofcities throughout the United States. As FireDogLake's David Dayen explained [18],"[The] November 17 protests announced by the American Dream Movement... [are] a one-day protest across multiple cities across the countrythat organizers hope will be a massive activation of their supporters." Second, an amalgamation of coordinated house meetings and onlineteach-ins. "We're going to try to get a million leaders in Americaonline and talking with each other. And that's going to be a majorpiece," said Jones. Third and most importantly to an organization "powered by," (aka aproject of) MoveOn.org [19],which among other things, is an organization that raises campaign moneyfor Democratic Party candidates, Jones said the 2012 elections are avital piece of the puzzle. "And then there's a third piece and it's new- and it seems to have escaped people's notice - and that's that we'vesaid we're going to run 2012 people for office in 2012. Now, that's abig deal," Jones stated. "We're talking about U.S. senators who want to run as AmericanDream candidates - soon to be announced. We've reached out to the HouseDemocratic Caucus; there are House members who want to run as AmericanDream candidates," he continued. What this translates to, in layman's terms, is the very process ofco-opting a growing movement of democratic resistance and trying toreplace it with a sales pitch to go out in 2012 and vote Democrat.Jones and the Democratic Party operations in disguise, namely the likesof MoveOn.org and the Center for American Progress, are taking a pageout of the Dick Armey and Koch brothers' Tea Party co-option playbookwith this one. Indeed, many forget that before the Tea Party was an Astroturfmovement funded by Armey and the Koch brothers, it was an enragedgrassroots movement, led mostly by Ron Paul libertarians [20].Then it got co-opted and now it is a rotten pawn of corporate elites. If Occupy Wall Street organizers are not careful, this could alsobe their destiny. Act Four - Win or Be Co-Opted? That Is the Question: OccupyWall Street, now three weeks into the occupation, now finds itself in apivotal moment. Will the nonpartisan, antiestablishment movement allowitself to be co-opted by the Democratic Party serving powers that be,i.e. by the MoveOn.orgs and Center for American Progresses of theworld, or will it remain a strong, left, independent force that growswith each passing day and strikes fear into what the late sociologistC. Wright Mills calls the powerelite [21]? One thing is for certain - the liberal class is working overtime toco-opt a burgeoning social justice movement. Exhibit A: On October 5, Day 19 of Occupy Wall Street, MoveOn.orgsent out an email calling on clicktivists (as opposed to activists) to"Join the Virtual March on Wall Street." "The 99% are both aninspiration and a call that needs to be answered. So we're answering ittoday, in a nationwide Virtual March on Wall Street to support theirdemand for an economy that serves the many, not the few ... Join in thevirtual march by doing what hundreds have done spontaneously across theweb: Take your picture holding a sign that tells your story, along withthe words 'I am the 99%,'" wrote Daniel Mintz of MoveOn.org. John Stauber [22]is a longtime critic of organizations like MoveOn.org and Center forAmerican Progress, and founder of the Center for Media and Democracyand co-author of "Toxic Sludge Is Good for You," a book that exposeshow corporations and vested interests work to co-opt movements forchange. In an interview, he stated, "Don't be fooled. This willprimarily be an effort to co-opt the language and energy to salvageObama and the Dem Party. This is how you co-opt movements. The OccupyWall Streeters are not leader oriented. Van Jones will become the
Emails come from PST files that were linked to a post on biggovernment.com by Thomas Ryan. PDF by www.teapartycheer.com

Emails come from PST files that were linked to a post on biggovernment.com by Thomas Ryan. PDF by www.teapartycheer.com

voiceof this in the mainstream," "The same thing happened to anti-war in 2007. MoveOn.org was, tothe mainstream, the voice of that movement," Stauber continued. "It iseasy to read between the lines. For one thing, there is no criticism ofObama in the 'Reclaim the Dream' messaging and marketing. No one with anational reputation is going to do anything to undermine hisre-election efforts. There is huge money in supporting Obama andnothing but pain and punishment in not - both desperation and selfinterest are driving this at this point in time." As Stauber alluded to, one only has to look a few years down thememory hole to see that, as William Faulkner wrote in "Requiemfor a Nun [23]," "The past isnever dead. It's not even past!" In an article about how the Democratic Party, teaming up withMoveOn.org and other like-minded apparatchiks, viewed the Iraq war as a"gift" to wield for electoral purposes in the 2006 elections, Stauberwrote, "And how have the Democrats treated their gift now that theycontrol Congress? The Democratic House and Senate have continued tofund the war while posturing against it ..." Later, in that same piece, Stauber juxtaposed the operatives withIraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), an organization that is againstimperialistic foreign policy no matter who is in office, writing,"[IVAW] are not the concoction of a liberal think tank or PR firm; theyhave very little funding; they are not avoiding criticism of Democrats;and they are not playing political games trying to bank-shot Democraticcandidates into the White House and Congress in 2008. They are in opennon-violent revolt against US foreign policy, criticizing politiciansof all stripes who would exploit the war for political gain." Fast forward five years and a nearly parallel situation exists. Anindependent and democratic economic justice movement, ground zero ofwhich exists at the power center of economic injustice, namely WallStreet, has now spread to every corner of the country in some form orfashion within the framework of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The Democratic Party vultures are waiting to swoop in, steal thethunder and then make sure the focus is on electing Democrats, who arejust as much to blame as Republicans for the ascendancy of Wall Street.If anything, they are even more to blame for the pacification role theyplay in co-opting the overwhelming swath of the left time and timeagain, no matter what horrible policies they pass. Will Occupy Wall Street of 2011 be a repeat of the Iraq war of2006? Similar forces are at bay, that is for certain. It will all depend on activists deciding whether they choose to beused as a "gift," or if they choose to remain independent of the forcesof co-option. Act four, to say the least, should be interesting. http://www.truth-out.org/print/7323

Emails come from PST files that were linked to a post on biggovernment.com by Thomas Ryan. PDF by www.teapartycheer.com

Emails come from PST files that were linked to a post on biggovernment.com by Thomas Ryan. PDF by www.teapartycheer.com

From: To: Subject: Date:

september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Micah White september17@googlegroups.com SPAM-MED: Re: Re: [september17discuss] MoveOn.Org and Friends Attempt to Co-Opt Occupy Wall Street Movement Tuesday, October 11, 2011 11:25:52 PM

Or, get edgier and organize a three day burst of massive civil disobedience. Force the political parties to show that they only love you when you are passive and playing in the park. Split their support by returning to what made this movement: edgy, direct action civil disobedience. No permits, no apologies. Micah On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 8:20 PM, Jason Jones <surplus@notanalternative.net> wrote: Only option now is brutal separation. The democrats are the enemy. Smash capitalism! On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 11:19 PM, Jon Good <therealjongood@gmail.com> wrote: " anyone trying to co-opt our movement better be careful that they don't get swallowed by us. "
+1000

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 11:16 PM, <jemcgloin@verizon.net> wrote:

That is %#$%ed up! That is the problem with not controlling our message and not copyrighting our slogans, but we are getting free advertising. Maybe the GA should put out a message condemning their, or anybody's stealing our endorsement. One thing though, anyone trying to co-opt our movement better be careful that they don't get swallowed by us. On 10/11/11, Jason Jones<surplus@notanalternative.net> wrote: I take back what I said. http://www.democracyforamerica.com/activities/635?akid=1400.1574445.C7OweO&rd=1&t=1 It's already happened.

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 10:43 PM, Charles Lenchner <clenchner@gmail.com> wrote: Folks might be surprised at the level of liberal/radical fraternization that has been taking place since the Bloombergville stuff. The idea that liberals were ignorant, then snarky, then busy taking over is pure fantasy. I know some folks at Rebuild the Dream. They have no intention of taking over OWS. That said, y'all know Max Berger? He did the 'briefcase brigades' with 'the other 98%' group, left his old job to work on economic issues from a grassroots, youth perspective, and was then hired by RTD. You want to paint him as some outsider liberal poaching off this movement? Just crazy. And a LOT of the folks under attack as 'coopters' would fall into a similar category. Is labor backed, former ACORN chapter New York Communities for Change 'liberal'? Is the Transport Workers Union 'liberal'? That said, I'm not liberal. But some of my best friends are. And I've dated some. My sister married one. Heck, I'm pretty sure I've voted for a few in my day! So times really are a-changin'. Perhaps it is time to let bygones be bygones and let them integrate with folks like us. I lot of what I hear said about 'em is just plain ignorant.

Emails come from PST files that were linked to a post on biggovernment.com by Thomas Ryan. PDF by www.teapartycheer.com

Emails come from PST files that were linked to a post on biggovernment.com by Thomas Ryan. PDF by www.teapartycheer.com

What we really need to worry about is the People's Front of Judea. Charles On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 9:57 PM, Jason Jones <surplus@notanalternative.net> wrote: Hi I am not a liberal. In fact I am generally extremely antagonistic toward the position. In spite of that, I agree with jemcgloin. OWS has so far been very successful at building numbers without alienating. The expression of frustration that we currently collectively represent clearly targets financial centers, and doesn't preclude militant tactics (like occupation). Be grateful for how far we've come so far. For now its true we really are in this together. Until that changes (allegiances change etc.) avoid divisiveness and use the opportunity to push the whole toward the most radical ends. With numbers we could really make something of this.

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 9:23 PM, <jemcgloin@verizon.net> wrote: Hi I am a "liberal" involved in the GA since the first day. We are supposed to be and inclusive movement trying to gain support, not excluding liberals because they didn't all jump in on day one. move-on has always supported the democratic party. Their house parties have been going on all year. I went to one in July and brought people from there to the first NYCGA and moveon members have been active the whole time. I am not a fan of the democratic party, and I don't think we should be endorsing them or any other party or candidate, but we don't need to say bad things about their members, only policies or legislation we disagree with. The 99% is very big and chasing away some that are close to our positions because they work within the system is not a good idea. Diversity of tactics does not only mean civil disobedience. It can also mean that other groups can attempt to pass legislation that helps people without our condemning their existance. The moveon people that i know believe that corporations are destroying the world and are trying to fight it the way they know how. Go read the list of demands that they came up with through a national voting system. Give them advise, disagree with them but please don't come on here and claim that they are trying to steal our movement. We are all in this together. John On 10/11/11, David DeGraw<David@AmpedStatus.com> wrote:

MoveOn.Org and FriendsAttempt to Co-Opt Occupy Wall Street Movement


Tuesday 11 October 2011 by: Steve Horn, Truthout | News Analysis Gandhi once said [3] ofgrowing movements of social protestation, "First they ignore you, thenthey laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." The trajectoryof the ever-evolving and growing Occupy Wall Street movement followsthe same

Demonstrators with the Occupy Wall Street protests in Zucotti Parkin New York, October 7, 2011. Protests in Wall Street section of NewYork enter their third week, with similar efforts

Emails come from PST files that were linked to a post on biggovernment.com by Thomas Ryan. PDF by www.teapartycheer.com

Emails come from PST files that were linked to a post on biggovernment.com by Thomas Ryan. PDF by www.teapartycheer.com

pattern almost to a "T," with slight variation.

Now, apply that model to the most recent public relations andmarketing ploys of organizations like MoveOn.org, the ascendant"Reclaim the American Dream Movement" and the general segment ofsociety author and journalist Chris Hedges calls the "Liberal Class" inhis most recent book titled "The Death of the Liberal Class [4]" (of which the former two are both apart). In so doing, one can observe a perfect case study of the liberalclass in action, in four distinct acts, with one exception: "then theyfight you" can be replaced with "then they attempt to co-opt yourmovement." Act One - Getting Ignored: In the early planningstages of Occupy Wall Street, few eyes were on those working behind thescenes to make this vision a reality. With little funding backing theircause, the activists calling for this action, to those even paying anyattention to them at all (few and far between), seemed quixotic or atthe very least, overly optimistic. This was the case even to thosehighly sympathetic to the cause and its accompanying ideology. How in the world does a rag-tag bunch of activists take on thefinancial power center of the world that calls the shots politically instatehouses around the country, on a federal level and around theworld? Because the task was such a monumental undertaking, theseactivists were essentially ignored all throughout the planning stagesand into the opening days of the occupation itself. The liberal class, predictably, was nowhere to be seen in theplanning stages of Occupy Wall Street, wholeheartedly ignoring thefact, or simply not even knowing the fact, that this occupation was inthe works. Act Two - Getting Laughed at: Once it was seenthat, while not yet a movement, the people occupying Wall Street had,at the very least, legitimate grievances, the liberal class resorted toscornful tactics like mockery of the type of people in the movement -ad hominem attacks, if you will. The scorn was well-depicted by liberal environmental blogger,Grist's David Roberts, who tweeted [5],"I've been reading about #occupywallstreet for the last hour or two& it's just horrific. Practically designed to discredit leftistprotest." It was also on perfect display with liberal blogger DavidAtkins, who mockingly tweeted [6],"If you want to #occupywallstreet, 1) shave 2) wear some decent clothes3) coordinate signs about inequality 4) get a media spokesperson." Thediatribe proceeded for multiple tweets, Atkins having listed ten points. In a post titled [7],"What's behind the scorn for the Wall Street protests?" Salon.comblogger Glenn Greenwald aptly explained their behavior and tactics,writing, "Any entity that declares itself an adversary of prevailinginstitutional power is going to be viewed with hostility byestablishmentserving institutions and their loyalists. That's just thenature of protests that take place outside approved channels, aninevitable by-product of disruptive dissent: those who are most vestedin safeguarding and legitimizing establishment prerogatives ... aregoing to be hostile to those challenges. As the virtually universaldisdain in these same circles for WikiLeaks (and, before that, for theIraq War protests) demonstrated: the more effectively adversarial itis, the more establishment hostility it's going to provoke." The liberal class, though, quickly realized that Occupy Wall Streetwas gaining traction, with leaders of the left like Francis Fox Piven [8],MichaelMoore [9], Naomi Klein [10],Cornel West [11]and Joseph Stiglitz [12]joining the cause in solidarity, and its leaders realized that it mustco-opt the movement while time is still on its side. Act Three - Co-Option: With Occupy Wall Streetoff the ground, but its longevity still in flux, MoveOn.org and itscousin, the Center For American Progress [13], and Van Jones' [14]Reclaim the American Dream Movement [15], were nowhere to be found. Instead,they were busy planning the Take BackThe American Dream Conference [16],which took place from October 3 through

springing up inBoston, Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle. (Photo: Michael Appleton /The New York Times)

Emails come from PST files that were linked to a post on biggovernment.com by Thomas Ryan. PDF by www.teapartycheer.com

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October 5. "Taking back the American Dream," Jones said in an interviewappearing on AlterNet [17],will be a three-step process. First, the planned November 17 "Rising Tide of Protest [18]," a protest, led by the Reclaim the American Dream Movement [15], will be held in a network ofcities throughout the United States. As FireDogLake's David Dayen explained [18],"[The] November 17 protests announced by the American Dream Movement... [are] a one-day protest across multiple cities across the countrythat organizers hope will be a massive activation of their supporters." Second, an amalgamation of coordinated house meetings and onlineteach-ins. "We're going to try to get a million leaders in Americaonline and talking with each other. And that's going to be a majorpiece," said Jones. Third and most importantly to an organization "powered by," (aka aproject of) MoveOn.org [19],which among other things, is an organization that raises campaign moneyfor Democratic Party candidates, Jones said the 2012 elections are avital piece of the puzzle. "And then there's a third piece and it's new- and it seems to have escaped people's notice - and that's that we'vesaid we're going to run 2012 people for office in 2012. Now, that's abig deal," Jones stated. "We're talking about U.S. senators who want to run as AmericanDream candidates - soon to be announced. We've reached out to the HouseDemocratic Caucus; there are House members who want to run as AmericanDream candidates," he continued. What this translates to, in layman's terms, is the very process ofco-opting a growing movement of democratic resistance and trying toreplace it with a sales pitch to go out in 2012 and vote Democrat.Jones and the Democratic Party operations in disguise, namely the likesof MoveOn.org and the Center for American Progress, are taking a pageout of the Dick Armey and Koch brothers' Tea Party co-option playbookwith this one. Indeed, many forget that before the Tea Party was an Astroturfmovement funded by Armey and the Koch brothers, it was an enragedgrassroots movement, led mostly by Ron Paul libertarians [20].Then it got co-opted and now it is a rotten pawn of corporate elites. If Occupy Wall Street organizers are not careful, this could alsobe their destiny. Act Four - Win or Be Co-Opted? That Is the Question: OccupyWall Street, now three weeks into the occupation, now finds itself in apivotal moment. Will the nonpartisan, antiestablishment movement allowitself to be co-opted by the Democratic Party serving powers that be,i.e. by the MoveOn.orgs and Center for American Progresses of theworld, or will it remain a strong, left, independent force that growswith each passing day and strikes fear into what the late sociologistC. Wright Mills calls the powerelite [21]? One thing is for certain - the liberal class is working overtime toco-opt a burgeoning social justice movement. Exhibit A: On October 5, Day 19 of Occupy Wall Street, MoveOn.orgsent out an email calling on clicktivists (as opposed to activists) to"Join the Virtual March on Wall Street." "The 99% are both aninspiration and a call that needs to be answered. So we're answering ittoday, in a nationwide Virtual March on Wall Street to support theirdemand for an economy that serves the many, not the few ... Join in thevirtual march by doing what hundreds have done spontaneously across theweb: Take your picture holding a sign that tells your story, along withthe words 'I am the 99%,'" wrote Daniel Mintz of MoveOn.org. John Stauber [22]is a longtime critic of organizations like MoveOn.org and Center forAmerican Progress, and founder of the Center for Media and Democracyand co-author of "Toxic Sludge Is Good for You," a book that exposeshow corporations and vested interests work to co-opt movements forchange. In an interview, he stated, "Don't be fooled. This willprimarily be an effort to co-opt the language and energy to salvageObama and the Dem Party. This is how you co-opt
Emails come from PST files that were linked to a post on biggovernment.com by Thomas Ryan. PDF by www.teapartycheer.com

Emails come from PST files that were linked to a post on biggovernment.com by Thomas Ryan. PDF by www.teapartycheer.com

movements. The OccupyWall Streeters are not leader oriented. Van Jones will become the voiceof this in the mainstream," "The same thing happened to anti-war in 2007. MoveOn.org was, tothe mainstream, the voice of that movement," Stauber continued. "It iseasy to read between the lines. For one thing, there is no criticism ofObama in the 'Reclaim the Dream' messaging and marketing. No one with anational reputation is going to do anything to undermine hisre-election efforts. There is huge money in supporting Obama andnothing but pain and punishment in not - both desperation and selfinterest are driving this at this point in time." As Stauber alluded to, one only has to look a few years down thememory hole to see that, as William Faulkner wrote in "Requiemfor a Nun [23]," "The past isnever dead. It's not even past!" In an article about how the Democratic Party, teaming up withMoveOn.org and other like-minded apparatchiks, viewed the Iraq war as a"gift" to wield for electoral purposes in the 2006 elections, Stauberwrote, "And how have the Democrats treated their gift now that theycontrol Congress? The Democratic House and Senate have continued tofund the war while posturing against it ..." Later, in that same piece, Stauber juxtaposed the operatives withIraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), an organization that is againstimperialistic foreign policy no matter who is in office, writing,"[IVAW] are not the concoction of a liberal think tank or PR firm; theyhave very little funding; they are not avoiding criticism of Democrats;and they are not playing political games trying to bankshot Democraticcandidates into the White House and Congress in 2008. They are in opennonviolent revolt against US foreign policy, criticizing politiciansof all stripes who would exploit the war for political gain." Fast forward five years and a nearly parallel situation exists. Anindependent and democratic economic justice movement, ground zero ofwhich exists at the power center of economic injustice, namely WallStreet, has now spread to every corner of the country in some form orfashion within the framework of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The Democratic Party vultures are waiting to swoop in, steal thethunder and then make sure the focus is on electing Democrats, who arejust as much to blame as Republicans for the ascendancy of Wall Street.If anything, they are even more to blame for the pacification role theyplay in coopting the overwhelming swath of the left time and timeagain, no matter what horrible policies they pass. Will Occupy Wall Street of 2011 be a repeat of the Iraq war of2006? Similar forces are at bay, that is for certain. It will all depend on activists deciding whether they choose to beused as a "gift," or if they choose to remain independent of the forcesof co-option. Act four, to say the least, should be interesting. http://www.truth-out.org/print/7323

Emails come from PST files that were linked to a post on biggovernment.com by Thomas Ryan. PDF by www.teapartycheer.com

Emails come from PST files that were linked to a post on biggovernment.com by Thomas Ryan. PDF by www.teapartycheer.com

From: To: Subject: Date:

september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Jason Jones september17@googlegroups.com SPAM-MED: Re: Re: [september17discuss] MoveOn.Org and Friends Attempt to Co-Opt Occupy Wall Street Movement Tuesday, October 11, 2011 11:39:15 PM

Only option now is brutal separation. The democrats are the enemy. Smash capitalism! On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 11:19 PM, Jon Good <therealjongood@gmail.com> wrote: " anyone trying to co-opt our movement better be careful that they don't get swallowed by us. "
+1000

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 11:16 PM, <jemcgloin@verizon.net> wrote:

That is %#$%ed up! That is the problem with not controlling our message and not copyrighting our slogans, but we are getting free advertising. Maybe the GA should put out a message condemning their, or anybody's stealing our endorsement. One thing though, anyone trying to co-opt our movement better be careful that they don't get swallowed by us. On 10/11/11, Jason Jones<surplus@notanalternative.net> wrote: I take back what I said. http://www.democracyforamerica.com/activities/635?akid=1400.1574445.C7OweO&rd=1&t=1 It's already happened.

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 10:43 PM, Charles Lenchner <clenchner@gmail.com> wrote: Folks might be surprised at the level of liberal/radical fraternization that has been taking place since the Bloombergville stuff. The idea that liberals were ignorant, then snarky, then busy taking over is pure fantasy. I know some folks at Rebuild the Dream. They have no intention of taking over OWS. That said, y'all know Max Berger? He did the 'briefcase brigades' with 'the other 98%' group, left his old job to work on economic issues from a grassroots, youth perspective, and was then hired by RTD. You want to paint him as some outsider liberal poaching off this movement? Just crazy. And a LOT of the folks under attack as 'coopters' would fall into a similar category. Is labor backed, former ACORN chapter New York Communities for Change 'liberal'? Is the Transport Workers Union 'liberal'? That said, I'm not liberal. But some of my best friends are. And I've dated some. My sister married one. Heck, I'm pretty sure I've voted for a few in my day! So times really are a-changin'. Perhaps it is time to let bygones be bygones and let them integrate with folks like us. I lot of what I hear said about 'em is just plain ignorant. What we really need to worry about is the People's Front of Judea. Charles On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 9:57 PM, Jason Jones <surplus@notanalternative.net> wrote: Hi I am not a liberal. In fact I am generally extremely antagonistic toward the position. In spite of that, I agree with jemcgloin. OWS has so far been very successful at building numbers without alienating. The expression of frustration that we currently collectively represent clearly targets financial centers, and doesn't preclude militant tactics (like occupation). Be grateful for how far we've come so far. For now its true we really are in this together. Until that changes (allegiances change etc.) avoid divisiveness and use the opportunity to push the whole toward the most radical ends. With numbers we could really make something of this.

Emails come from PST files that were linked to a post on biggovernment.com by Thomas Ryan. PDF by www.teapartycheer.com

Emails come from PST files that were linked to a post on biggovernment.com by Thomas Ryan. PDF by www.teapartycheer.com

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 9:23 PM, <jemcgloin@verizon.net> wrote: Hi I am a "liberal" involved in the GA since the first day. We are supposed to be and inclusive movement trying to gain support, not excluding liberals because they didn't all jump in on day one. move-on has always supported the democratic party. Their house parties have been going on all year. I went to one in July and brought people from there to the first NYCGA and moveon members have been active the whole time. I am not a fan of the democratic party, and I don't think we should be endorsing them or any other party or candidate, but we don't need to say bad things about their members, only policies or legislation we disagree with. The 99% is very big and chasing away some that are close to our positions because they work within the system is not a good idea. Diversity of tactics does not only mean civil disobedience. It can also mean that other groups can attempt to pass legislation that helps people without our condemning their existance. The moveon people that i know believe that corporations are destroying the world and are trying to fight it the way they know how. Go read the list of demands that they came up with through a national voting system. Give them advise, disagree with them but please don't come on here and claim that they are trying to steal our movement. We are all in this together. John On 10/11/11, David DeGraw<David@AmpedStatus.com> wrote:

MoveOn.Org and FriendsAttempt to Co-Opt Occupy Wall Street Movement


Tuesday 11 October 2011 by: Steve Horn, Truthout | News Analysis Gandhi once said [3] ofgrowing movements of social protestation, "First they ignore you, thenthey laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." The trajectoryof the ever-evolving and growing Occupy Wall Street movement followsthe same pattern almost to a "T," with slight variation.

Now, apply that model to the most recent public relations andmarketing ploys of organizations like MoveOn.org, the ascendant"Reclaim the American Dream Movement" and the general segment ofsociety author and journalist Chris Hedges calls the "Liberal Class" inhis most recent book titled "The Death of the Liberal Class [4]" (of which the former two are both apart). In so doing, one can observe a perfect case study of the liberalclass in action, in four distinct acts, with one exception: "then theyfight you" can be replaced with "then they attempt to co-opt yourmovement." Act One - Getting Ignored: In the early planningstages of Occupy Wall Street, few eyes were on those working behind thescenes to make this vision a reality. With little funding backing theircause, the activists calling for this action, to those even paying anyattention to them at all (few and far between),
Emails come from PST files that were linked to a post on biggovernment.com by Thomas Ryan. PDF by www.teapartycheer.com

Demonstrators with the Occupy Wall Street protests in Zucotti Parkin New York, October 7, 2011. Protests in Wall Street section of NewYork enter their third week, with similar efforts springing up inBoston, Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle. (Photo: Michael Appleton /The New York Times)

Emails come from PST files that were linked to a post on biggovernment.com by Thomas Ryan. PDF by www.teapartycheer.com

seemed quixotic or atthe very least, overly optimistic. This was the case even to thosehighly sympathetic to the cause and its accompanying ideology. How in the world does a rag-tag bunch of activists take on thefinancial power center of the world that calls the shots politically instatehouses around the country, on a federal level and around theworld? Because the task was such a monumental undertaking, theseactivists were essentially ignored all throughout the planning stagesand into the opening days of the occupation itself. The liberal class, predictably, was nowhere to be seen in theplanning stages of Occupy Wall Street, wholeheartedly ignoring thefact, or simply not even knowing the fact, that this occupation was inthe works. Act Two - Getting Laughed at: Once it was seenthat, while not yet a movement, the people occupying Wall Street had,at the very least, legitimate grievances, the liberal class resorted toscornful tactics like mockery of the type of people in the movement -ad hominem attacks, if you will. The scorn was well-depicted by liberal environmental blogger,Grist's David Roberts, who tweeted [5],"I've been reading about #occupywallstreet for the last hour or two& it's just horrific. Practically designed to discredit leftistprotest." It was also on perfect display with liberal blogger DavidAtkins, who mockingly tweeted [6],"If you want to #occupywallstreet, 1) shave 2) wear some decent clothes3) coordinate signs about inequality 4) get a media spokesperson." Thediatribe proceeded for multiple tweets, Atkins having listed ten points. In a post titled [7],"What's behind the scorn for the Wall Street protests?" Salon.comblogger Glenn Greenwald aptly explained their behavior and tactics,writing, "Any entity that declares itself an adversary of prevailinginstitutional power is going to be viewed with hostility byestablishment-serving institutions and their loyalists. That's just thenature of protests that take place outside approved channels, aninevitable by-product of disruptive dissent: those who are most vestedin safeguarding and legitimizing establishment prerogatives ... aregoing to be hostile to those challenges. As the virtually universaldisdain in these same circles for WikiLeaks (and, before that, for theIraq War protests) demonstrated: the more effectively adversarial itis, the more establishment hostility it's going to provoke." The liberal class, though, quickly realized that Occupy Wall Streetwas gaining traction, with leaders of the left like Francis Fox Piven [8],MichaelMoore [9], Naomi Klein [10],Cornel West [11]and Joseph Stiglitz [12]joining the cause in solidarity, and its leaders realized that it mustco-opt the movement while time is still on its side. Act Three - Co-Option: With Occupy Wall Streetoff the ground, but its longevity still in flux, MoveOn.org and itscousin, the Center For American Progress [13], and Van Jones' [14]Reclaim the American Dream Movement [15], were nowhere to be found. Instead,they were busy planning the Take BackThe American Dream Conference [16],which took place from October 3 through October 5. "Taking back the American Dream," Jones said in an interviewappearing on AlterNet [17],will be a three-step process. First, the planned November 17 "Rising Tide of Protest [18]," a protest, led by the Reclaim the American Dream Movement [15], will be held in a network ofcities throughout the United States. As FireDogLake's David Dayen explained [18],"[The] November 17 protests announced by the American Dream Movement... [are] a one-day protest across multiple cities across the countrythat organizers hope will be a massive activation of their supporters." Second, an amalgamation of coordinated house meetings and onlineteach-ins. "We're going to try to get a million leaders in Americaonline and talking with each other. And that's going to be a majorpiece," said Jones. Third and most importantly to an organization "powered by," (aka aproject of) MoveOn.org [19],which among other things, is an organization that raises campaign moneyfor Democratic Party candidates, Jones said the 2012 elections are avital piece of the puzzle. "And then there's a third piece and it's

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new- and it seems to have escaped people's notice - and that's that we'vesaid we're going to run 2012 people for office in 2012. Now, that's abig deal," Jones stated. "We're talking about U.S. senators who want to run as AmericanDream candidates - soon to be announced. We've reached out to the HouseDemocratic Caucus; there are House members who want to run as AmericanDream candidates," he continued. What this translates to, in layman's terms, is the very process ofco-opting a growing movement of democratic resistance and trying toreplace it with a sales pitch to go out in 2012 and vote Democrat.Jones and the Democratic Party operations in disguise, namely the likesof MoveOn.org and the Center for American Progress, are taking a pageout of the Dick Armey and Koch brothers' Tea Party co-option playbookwith this one. Indeed, many forget that before the Tea Party was an Astroturfmovement funded by Armey and the Koch brothers, it was an enragedgrassroots movement, led mostly by Ron Paul libertarians [20].Then it got co-opted and now it is a rotten pawn of corporate elites. If Occupy Wall Street organizers are not careful, this could alsobe their destiny. Act Four - Win or Be Co-Opted? That Is the Question: OccupyWall Street, now three weeks into the occupation, now finds itself in apivotal moment. Will the nonpartisan, antiestablishment movement allowitself to be co-opted by the Democratic Party serving powers that be,i.e. by the MoveOn.orgs and Center for American Progresses of theworld, or will it remain a strong, left, independent force that growswith each passing day and strikes fear into what the late sociologistC. Wright Mills calls the powerelite [21]? One thing is for certain - the liberal class is working overtime toco-opt a burgeoning social justice movement. Exhibit A: On October 5, Day 19 of Occupy Wall Street, MoveOn.orgsent out an email calling on clicktivists (as opposed to activists) to"Join the Virtual March on Wall Street." "The 99% are both aninspiration and a call that needs to be answered. So we're answering ittoday, in a nationwide Virtual March on Wall Street to support theirdemand for an economy that serves the many, not the few ... Join in thevirtual march by doing what hundreds have done spontaneously across theweb: Take your picture holding a sign that tells your story, along withthe words 'I am the 99%,'" wrote Daniel Mintz of MoveOn.org. John Stauber [22]is a longtime critic of organizations like MoveOn.org and Center forAmerican Progress, and founder of the Center for Media and Democracyand co-author of "Toxic Sludge Is Good for You," a book that exposeshow corporations and vested interests work to co-opt movements forchange. In an interview, he stated, "Don't be fooled. This willprimarily be an effort to co-opt the language and energy to salvageObama and the Dem Party. This is how you co-opt movements. The OccupyWall Streeters are not leader oriented. Van Jones will become the voiceof this in the mainstream," "The same thing happened to anti-war in 2007. MoveOn.org was, tothe mainstream, the voice of that movement," Stauber continued. "It iseasy to read between the lines. For one thing, there is no criticism ofObama in the 'Reclaim the Dream' messaging and marketing. No one with anational reputation is going to do anything to undermine hisre-election efforts. There is huge money in supporting Obama andnothing but pain and punishment in not - both desperation and selfinterest are driving this at this point in time." As Stauber alluded to, one only has to look a few years down thememory hole to see that, as William Faulkner wrote in "Requiemfor a Nun [23]," "The past isnever dead. It's not even past!" In an article about how the Democratic Party, teaming up withMoveOn.org and other like-minded apparatchiks, viewed the Iraq war as a"gift" to wield for electoral purposes in the 2006 elections, Stauberwrote, "And how have the Democrats treated their gift now that theycontrol Congress? The Democratic House and Senate have continued tofund the war while posturing against it ..."

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Later, in that same piece, Stauber juxtaposed the operatives withIraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), an organization that is againstimperialistic foreign policy no matter who is in office, writing,"[IVAW] are not the concoction of a liberal think tank or PR firm; theyhave very little funding; they are not avoiding criticism of Democrats;and they are not playing political games trying to bankshot Democraticcandidates into the White House and Congress in 2008. They are in opennon-violent revolt against US foreign policy, criticizing politiciansof all stripes who would exploit the war for political gain." Fast forward five years and a nearly parallel situation exists. Anindependent and democratic economic justice movement, ground zero ofwhich exists at the power center of economic injustice, namely WallStreet, has now spread to every corner of the country in some form orfashion within the framework of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The Democratic Party vultures are waiting to swoop in, steal thethunder and then make sure the focus is on electing Democrats, who arejust as much to blame as Republicans for the ascendancy of Wall Street.If anything, they are even more to blame for the pacification role theyplay in co-opting the overwhelming swath of the left time and timeagain, no matter what horrible policies they pass. Will Occupy Wall Street of 2011 be a repeat of the Iraq war of2006? Similar forces are at bay, that is for certain. It will all depend on activists deciding whether they choose to beused as a "gift," or if they choose to remain independent of the forcesof co-option. Act four, to say the least, should be interesting. http://www.truth-out.org/print/7323

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Jon Good september17@googlegroups.com SPAM-MED: Re: Re: [september17discuss] MoveOn.Org and Friends Attempt to Co-Opt Occupy Wall Street Movement Tuesday, October 11, 2011 11:19:54 PM

" anyone trying to co-opt our movement better be careful that they don't get swallowed by us. "
+1000

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 11:16 PM, <jemcgloin@verizon.net> wrote:

That is %#$%ed up! That is the problem with not controlling our message and not copyrighting our slogans, but we are getting free advertising. Maybe the GA should put out a message condemning their, or anybody's stealing our endorsement. One thing though, anyone trying to co-opt our movement better be careful that they don't get swallowed by us. On 10/11/11, Jason Jones<surplus@notanalternative.net> wrote: I take back what I said. http://www.democracyforamerica.com/activities/635?akid=1400.1574445.C7OweO&rd=1&t=1 It's already happened.

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 10:43 PM, Charles Lenchner <clenchner@gmail.com> wrote: Folks might be surprised at the level of liberal/radical fraternization that has been taking place since the Bloombergville stuff. The idea that liberals were ignorant, then snarky, then busy taking over is pure fantasy. I know some folks at Rebuild the Dream. They have no intention of taking over OWS. That said, y'all know Max Berger? He did the 'briefcase brigades' with 'the other 98%' group, left his old job to work on economic issues from a grassroots, youth perspective, and was then hired by RTD. You want to paint him as some outsider liberal poaching off this movement? Just crazy. And a LOT of the folks under attack as 'coopters' would fall into a similar category. Is labor backed, former ACORN chapter New York Communities for Change 'liberal'? Is the Transport Workers Union 'liberal'? That said, I'm not liberal. But some of my best friends are. And I've dated some. My sister married one. Heck, I'm pretty sure I've voted for a few in my day! So times really are a-changin'. Perhaps it is time to let bygones be bygones and let them integrate with folks like us. I lot of what I hear said about 'em is just plain ignorant. What we really need to worry about is the People's Front of Judea. Charles On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 9:57 PM, Jason Jones <surplus@notanalternative.net> wrote: Hi I am not a liberal. In fact I am generally extremely antagonistic toward the position. In spite of that, I agree with jemcgloin. OWS has so far been very successful at building numbers without alienating. The expression of frustration that we currently collectively represent clearly targets financial centers, and doesn't preclude militant tactics (like occupation). Be grateful for how far we've come so far. For now its true we really are in this together. Until that changes (allegiances change etc.) avoid divisiveness and use the opportunity to push the whole toward the most radical ends. With numbers we could really make something of this.

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 9:23 PM, <jemcgloin@verizon.net> wrote: Hi I am a "liberal" involved in the GA since the first day. We are supposed to be and inclusive movement trying to gain support, not excluding liberals because they didn't all jump in on day one. move-on has always supported the democratic party. Their house parties have been going on all year. I went to one in July and brought people from there to the first NYCGA and moveon members have been

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active the whole time. I am not a fan of the democratic party, and I don't think we should be endorsing them or any other party or candidate, but we don't need to say bad things about their members, only policies or legislation we disagree with. The 99% is very big and chasing away some that are close to our positions because they work within the system is not a good idea. Diversity of tactics does not only mean civil disobedience. It can also mean that other groups can attempt to pass legislation that helps people without our condemning their existance. The moveon people that i know believe that corporations are destroying the world and are trying to fight it the way they know how. Go read the list of demands that they came up with through a national voting system. Give them advise, disagree with them but please don't come on here and claim that they are trying to steal our movement. We are all in this together. John On 10/11/11, David DeGraw<David@AmpedStatus.com> wrote:

MoveOn.Org and FriendsAttempt to Co-Opt Occupy Wall Street Movement


Tuesday 11 October 2011 by: Steve Horn, Truthout | News Analysis Gandhi once said [3] ofgrowing movements of social protestation, "First they ignore you, thenthey laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." The trajectoryof the ever-evolving and growing Occupy Wall Street movement followsthe same pattern almost to a "T," with slight variation.

Now, apply that model to the most recent public relations andmarketing ploys of organizations like MoveOn.org, the ascendant"Reclaim the American Dream Movement" and the general segment ofsociety author and journalist Chris Hedges calls the "Liberal Class" inhis most recent book titled "The Death of the Liberal Class [4]" (of which the former two are both apart). In so doing, one can observe a perfect case study of the liberalclass in action, in four distinct acts, with one exception: "then theyfight you" can be replaced with "then they attempt to co-opt yourmovement." Act One - Getting Ignored: In the early planningstages of Occupy Wall Street, few eyes were on those working behind thescenes to make this vision a reality. With little funding backing theircause, the activists calling for this action, to those even paying anyattention to them at all (few and far between), seemed quixotic or atthe very least, overly optimistic. This was the case even to thosehighly sympathetic to the cause and its accompanying ideology. How in the world does a rag-tag bunch of activists take on thefinancial power center of the world that calls the shots politically instatehouses around the country, on a federal level and around theworld? Because the task was such a monumental undertaking, theseactivists were essentially ignored all throughout the planning stagesand into the opening days of the occupation itself.
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Demonstrators with the Occupy Wall Street protests in Zucotti Parkin New York, October 7, 2011. Protests in Wall Street section of NewYork enter their third week, with similar efforts springing up inBoston, Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle. (Photo: Michael Appleton /The New York Times)

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The liberal class, predictably, was nowhere to be seen in theplanning stages of Occupy Wall Street, wholeheartedly ignoring thefact, or simply not even knowing the fact, that this occupation was inthe works. Act Two - Getting Laughed at: Once it was seenthat, while not yet a movement, the people occupying Wall Street had,at the very least, legitimate grievances, the liberal class resorted toscornful tactics like mockery of the type of people in the movement -ad hominem attacks, if you will. The scorn was well-depicted by liberal environmental blogger,Grist's David Roberts, who tweeted [5],"I've been reading about #occupywallstreet for the last hour or two& it's just horrific. Practically designed to discredit leftistprotest." It was also on perfect display with liberal blogger DavidAtkins, who mockingly tweeted [6],"If you want to #occupywallstreet, 1) shave 2) wear some decent clothes3) coordinate signs about inequality 4) get a media spokesperson." Thediatribe proceeded for multiple tweets, Atkins having listed ten points. In a post titled [7],"What's behind the scorn for the Wall Street protests?" Salon.comblogger Glenn Greenwald aptly explained their behavior and tactics,writing, "Any entity that declares itself an adversary of prevailinginstitutional power is going to be viewed with hostility byestablishment-serving institutions and their loyalists. That's just thenature of protests that take place outside approved channels, aninevitable by-product of disruptive dissent: those who are most vestedin safeguarding and legitimizing establishment prerogatives ... aregoing to be hostile to those challenges. As the virtually universaldisdain in these same circles for WikiLeaks (and, before that, for theIraq War protests) demonstrated: the more effectively adversarial itis, the more establishment hostility it's going to provoke." The liberal class, though, quickly realized that Occupy Wall Streetwas gaining traction, with leaders of the left like Francis Fox Piven [8],MichaelMoore [9], Naomi Klein [10],Cornel West [11]and Joseph Stiglitz [12]joining the cause in solidarity, and its leaders realized that it mustco-opt the movement while time is still on its side. Act Three - Co-Option: With Occupy Wall Streetoff the ground, but its longevity still in flux, MoveOn.org and itscousin, the Center For American Progress [13], and Van Jones' [14]Reclaim the American Dream Movement [15], were nowhere to be found. Instead,they were busy planning the Take BackThe American Dream Conference [16],which took place from October 3 through October 5. "Taking back the American Dream," Jones said in an interviewappearing on AlterNet [17],will be a threestep process. First, the planned November 17 "Rising Tide of Protest [18]," a protest, led by the Reclaim the American Dream Movement [15], will be held in a network ofcities throughout the United States. As FireDogLake's David Dayen explained [18],"[The] November 17 protests announced by the American Dream Movement... [are] a one-day protest across multiple cities across the countrythat organizers hope will be a massive activation of their supporters." Second, an amalgamation of coordinated house meetings and onlineteach-ins. "We're going to try to get a million leaders in Americaonline and talking with each other. And that's going to be a majorpiece," said Jones. Third and most importantly to an organization "powered by," (aka aproject of) MoveOn.org [19],which among other things, is an organization that raises campaign moneyfor Democratic Party candidates, Jones said the 2012 elections are avital piece of the puzzle. "And then there's a third piece and it's newand it seems to have escaped people's notice - and that's that we'vesaid we're going to run 2012 people for office in 2012. Now, that's abig deal," Jones stated. "We're talking about U.S. senators who want to run as AmericanDream candidates - soon to be announced. We've reached out to the HouseDemocratic Caucus; there are House members who want to run as AmericanDream candidates," he continued. What this translates to, in layman's terms, is the very process ofco-opting a growing movement of democratic resistance and trying toreplace it with a sales pitch to go out in 2012 and vote
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Democrat.Jones and the Democratic Party operations in disguise, namely the likesof MoveOn.org and the Center for American Progress, are taking a pageout of the Dick Armey and Koch brothers' Tea Party co-option playbookwith this one. Indeed, many forget that before the Tea Party was an Astroturfmovement funded by Armey and the Koch brothers, it was an enragedgrassroots movement, led mostly by Ron Paul libertarians [20].Then it got co-opted and now it is a rotten pawn of corporate elites. If Occupy Wall Street organizers are not careful, this could alsobe their destiny. Act Four - Win or Be Co-Opted? That Is the Question: OccupyWall Street, now three weeks into the occupation, now finds itself in apivotal moment. Will the nonpartisan, anti-establishment movement allowitself to be co-opted by the Democratic Party serving powers that be,i.e. by the MoveOn.orgs and Center for American Progresses of theworld, or will it remain a strong, left, independent force that growswith each passing day and strikes fear into what the late sociologistC. Wright Mills calls the powerelite [21]? One thing is for certain - the liberal class is working overtime toco-opt a burgeoning social justice movement. Exhibit A: On October 5, Day 19 of Occupy Wall Street, MoveOn.orgsent out an email calling on clicktivists (as opposed to activists) to"Join the Virtual March on Wall Street." "The 99% are both aninspiration and a call that needs to be answered. So we're answering ittoday, in a nationwide Virtual March on Wall Street to support theirdemand for an economy that serves the many, not the few ... Join in thevirtual march by doing what hundreds have done spontaneously across theweb: Take your picture holding a sign that tells your story, along withthe words 'I am the 99%,'" wrote Daniel Mintz of MoveOn.org. John Stauber [22]is a longtime critic of organizations like MoveOn.org and Center forAmerican Progress, and founder of the Center for Media and Democracyand co-author of "Toxic Sludge Is Good for You," a book that exposeshow corporations and vested interests work to co-opt movements forchange. In an interview, he stated, "Don't be fooled. This willprimarily be an effort to co-opt the language and energy to salvageObama and the Dem Party. This is how you co-opt movements. The OccupyWall Streeters are not leader oriented. Van Jones will become the voiceof this in the mainstream," "The same thing happened to anti-war in 2007. MoveOn.org was, tothe mainstream, the voice of that movement," Stauber continued. "It iseasy to read between the lines. For one thing, there is no criticism ofObama in the 'Reclaim the Dream' messaging and marketing. No one with anational reputation is going to do anything to undermine hisre-election efforts. There is huge money in supporting Obama andnothing but pain and punishment in not - both desperation and selfinterest are driving this at this point in time." As Stauber alluded to, one only has to look a few years down thememory hole to see that, as William Faulkner wrote in "Requiemfor a Nun [23]," "The past isnever dead. It's not even past!" In an article about how the Democratic Party, teaming up withMoveOn.org and other like-minded apparatchiks, viewed the Iraq war as a"gift" to wield for electoral purposes in the 2006 elections, Stauberwrote, "And how have the Democrats treated their gift now that theycontrol Congress? The Democratic House and Senate have continued tofund the war while posturing against it ..." Later, in that same piece, Stauber juxtaposed the operatives withIraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), an organization that is againstimperialistic foreign policy no matter who is in office, writing,"[IVAW] are not the concoction of a liberal think tank or PR firm; theyhave very little funding; they are not avoiding criticism of Democrats;and they are not playing political games trying to bank-shot Democraticcandidates into the White House and Congress in 2008. They are in opennon-violent revolt against US foreign policy, criticizing politiciansof all stripes who would exploit the war for political gain." Fast forward five years and a nearly parallel situation exists. Anindependent and democratic economic justice movement, ground zero ofwhich exists at the power center of economic injustice, namely

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WallStreet, has now spread to every corner of the country in some form orfashion within the framework of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The Democratic Party vultures are waiting to swoop in, steal thethunder and then make sure the focus is on electing Democrats, who arejust as much to blame as Republicans for the ascendancy of Wall Street.If anything, they are even more to blame for the pacification role theyplay in co-opting the overwhelming swath of the left time and timeagain, no matter what horrible policies they pass. Will Occupy Wall Street of 2011 be a repeat of the Iraq war of2006? Similar forces are at bay, that is for certain. It will all depend on activists deciding whether they choose to beused as a "gift," or if they choose to remain independent of the forcesof co-option. Act four, to say the least, should be interesting. http://www.truth-out.org/print/7323

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globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com on behalf of Prudence Katze globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com; Marty Kirchner [GlobalRevolutionMedia] call for a videographer for an event at Liberty Plaza on 10/09/2011 at 6PM Thursday, October 06, 2011 8:14:24 PM

Hello everyone, I have a request from a co-worker of mine, Marty Kirchner (cc'd on this email). He will be videoing at an event at Liberty Plaza for the group Movement for Justice in El Barrio that starts at 6PM. But, he would love to have an additional videographer if there are any available. It would probably be best to reply to him directly. in solidarity, Prudence

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globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com on behalf of nikky schiller globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com [GlobalRevolutionMedia] katies phone Thursday, October 06, 2011 7:25:52 PM

can someone give me katies phone? thanks nikky

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globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com on behalf of Marisa Holmes globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com [GlobalRevolutionMedia] PHOTOS!! Thursday, October 06, 2011 11:10:01 PM

Hi everyone! I've been looking through flicker, but nothing has really caught my eye. We need an overhead crowd shot of the rally yesterday for the front page of The Occupied Wall Street Journal. Please send pics. In solidarity, Marisa

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globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com on behalf of Marisa Holmes Joshua van Praag; globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com [GlobalRevolutionMedia] Re: Media meeting moved forward to 11am Saturday, October 08, 2011 11:03:32 AM

I will charge batteries before heading over, then. Marisa On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 5:47 PM, Joshua van Praag <jvanpraag@me.com> wrote: > Copy that - I have a feeling we'll be pushing it back a bit. I'll be there soon and I'll let u know > > Joshua van Praag > jvanpraag@me.com > > +1.347.445.8315 > +44.(0)7787.896952 > > On Oct 8, 2011, at 10:35 AM, Marisa Holmes <marisaholmes@gmail.com> wrote: > >> I can do 12 but not 11. >> >> Marisa >> >> On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 4:52 PM, Joshua van Praag <jvanpraag@me.com> wrote: >>> Meeting at media tent at 11am instead of 12 -- can u guys make it? >>> >>> >>> >>> Joshua van Praag >>> jvanpraag@me.com >>> >>> +1.347.445.8315 >>> +44.(0)7787.896952 >>> >

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globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com on behalf of Nathan Earl Global Revolution Media [GlobalRevolutionMedia] Re: Todays Minutes Saturday, October 08, 2011 10:39:30 PM

Please let me know if there are other #mediums people are doing/wouldlike-to-do. Media #subgroups #cinema #photography #livestream #blog #rawdio #podcast Merged the suggestions for audio+podcasts+radio, because podcasts basically are radio & "audio" really means raw-audio or sound-collage work. On Oct 8, 10:18 pm, "Katie Davison" <katiedavi...@rogueproduction.com> wrote: > Hey Everyone > > I've included the Objectives and Job assignments we discussed in the > attached minutes. > > Please take a look and weigh in. Let's nail down this media team working > group document! > > Can't remember who was taking additional minutes? Sorry! Please respond > with anything I might have missed. > > Also - Earl can you respond with the hashtag suggestions? > > Thanks! > Katie > > Media Team Minutes 10.8.11.docx > 103KViewDownload

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globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com on behalf of Nicholas Isabella globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com [GlobalRevolutionMedia] Stolen camera Saturday, October 08, 2011 4:18:35 PM

Hey guys,my camera along with others was stolen yesterday from the media center It was a Nikon d3000. If anyone has information about this please let me know. I'm hoping it was just misplaced and not stolen. Sent from my iPhone

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globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com on behalf of Katie Davison globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com [GlobalRevolutionMedia] Todays Minutes Saturday, October 08, 2011 10:18:54 PM Media Team Minutes 10.8.11.docx

Hey Everyone I've included the Objectives and Job assignments we discussed in the attached minutes. Please take a look and weigh in. Let's nail down this media team working group document! Can't remember who was taking additional minutes? Sorry! Please respond with anything I might have missed. Also - Earl can you respond with the hashtag suggestions? Thanks! Katie

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Alexandre Machado De Sant"Anna Carvalho september17@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] #OccupyMyHome Campaign Friday, October 07, 2011 10:00:51 PM

Dear Friends: Just read at the enemy's newspaper (Wall Street Journal, ha) that over 600,000- 1 million Americans face foreclosure threats due to the mortgage scam and mass unemployment. Can we launch a campaign called "OccupyMyHome", where we invite people - alongside neighboors and friends in solidarity - to refuse to leave their homes when evicting officers come. To hold their ground, in civil disobedience against a obvious injustice perpetrated by political economic forces that work against the people? This campaign, alongside the "move your money from big banks to credit unions" would deliver a blow to financial institutions and make the powerful listen. On a practical note, it would be awesome if we had programmers who could code a web platform where people at risk of eviction add in their home to a georeferenced map, and through it call on neighboors and friends to hold their ground, camping at their place, and of course, documenting everything. Each day people upload that information, alongside any videos of resistance, to that platform so the world could be in support. Anyone willing to help spread this idea forth, and actualize it? I am computer-coding ignorant, unfortunately! -Alexandre M.S. Carvalho, M.D., MPH 2009 Reynolds Fellow mobile +1 914 563 4209 home +1 914 633 0415 www.nyu.edu/reynolds

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Shoq september17@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] #OWS WARNING: @OccupyWailSt is IMPERSONATING @OccupyWallSt Friday, October 07, 2011 7:28:21 PM

#OWS WARNING: @OccupyWailSt is IMPERSONATING @OccupyWallSt Go to its profile, click menu, Report as Spam; then block #p2 (RT?) (Note that upper case "i" (eye) reads like lower case eL). If you have a name with any eLs in them, register the potential clone name before your enemies and trolls do this to you. @OccupyWallSt has been informed, and is taking action with twitter. It is not always easy to press an impersonation case (twitter considers most to be parody), but since they are using a similar web address, it may be possible. Report as spam usually helps, when done in LARGE volume.

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of rob hollander september17@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] AAUP supports OWS Saturday, October 08, 2011 10:11:17 AM

The AAUP (American Association of University Professors -- the professional association of academics nation-wide) issued a statement in support of OWS. http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/newsroom/2011+Web+Highlights/occupy.htm -Rob Hollander Lower East Side Residents for Responsible Development http://savethelowereastside.blogspot.com/ 622 E 11, #10 NYC, 10009 212-228-6152

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Charles september17 [september17discuss] American Jobs Act Thursday, October 06, 2011 11:38:02 AM

Hey guys, A thought just occurred to me. I haven't heard much about this yet, but do you think that OWS might do itself a service by endorsing, at least as one of many goals, the passage of the American Jobs Act in its entirety, or even an expansion of its policies (and perhaps a reduction in the ratio of tax cuts composing it)? It has been accepted as a foregone conclusion by the entire American mainstream commentariat that Obama's jobs bill will be absolutely eviscerated or at least highly attenuated by the corrupt legislatures in this country. What if we tried to draw more attention to the legislative battle of the AJA as a pillar of our emerging program (in addition to legal and anti-trust action against the banks and tax reform, etc)? That way the movement can shed light on the very obstacles to the bill's passage or enhancement, which will serve to illuminate the architecture of corruption in our legislative process. That way, the bought off Democrats and Republicans can be named and shamed with the enhanced lens of this movement. Furthermore, the limited scope of the bill itself can serve as grounds for further criticism of the White House approach. I'm sure this has been suggested before, and I understand that there are caveats to our involvement in the political process but I want to know what the status of the current dialogue is about this course of action or line of thinking. Sincerely, Charles Reinhardt

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of shaista husain september17@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] ANother NPR report complaining about lack of DIVERSITY in OWS Friday, October 07, 2011 5:28:32 PM

Please folks, we need to get a media team of diverse multicultural speakers. I can not emphasize this more than anything else, the critique of people of color that is taking front page now. The ballerina poster needs to come down, we need a team of multicultural speakers in the media--to defend this occupation and its multicultural politics. We need a change of strategy. It is urgent. http://www.latinousa.org/966-2/

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Lisa september17@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] ATTN: DIRECT ACTION: TODAY @ 6pm: Rally in Support of Palestinian and Californian Prisoner Hunger Strikes @ Occupy Wall Street Friday, October 07, 2011 2:52:42 PM

---------- Forwarded message ---------Date: Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 2:43 PM Subject: TODAY @ 6pm: Rally in Support of Palestinian and Californian Prisoner Hunger Strikes @ Occupy Wall Street To:

From Palestine to Pelican Bay, support the hunger strike today!

Meet us at the southern corner of Zuccotti Park on Broadway Spread the word!
in conjunction with...

Rally in Support of Palestinian and Californian Prisoner Hunger Strikes @ Occupy Wall Street Friday 10/7 at 6:00pm, Liberty Park Square

Yom Kippur, 2011 / 5772: Call-to-Action in solidarity with political prisoners and those facing mass incarceration across Palestine, the US and the world Sign the pledge if you agree to participate in the actions below and to fast for 24 hours (from Thursday evening, October 6 to Friday evening, October 7) or for 48 hours (from Thursday evening, October 6-Saturday evening, October 8).
As we welcome the Jewish new year, we look back at the year behind us to address our complicity in the many injustices of our time by recommitting to our collective responsibility for justice and humanity. In particular, we reflect on the common plight and struggle of political prisoners and the many people across the world whose dignity is denied and liberty is threatened by mass incarceration and military blockades. We are inspired in our struggle for justice by the sacrifice and courage of so many in the year behind us the late Troy Anthony Davis, the Georgia prison strikers, Mumia Abu Jamal, Ahmad Saadat, Leonard Peltier, the people of Gaza confined to an open-air prison and in front of us: the Palestinian prisoners and those jailed at Pelican Bay State Prison and other California prisons on hunger strike and carrying out civil disobedience in defense of the most basic of dignity and rights. On September 30, 2011, Palestinians across occupied Palestine - from the West Bank to the State of Israel to Gaza put out a call for solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners. On this Yom Kippur, Friday, October 7, we Jews of conscience, in response to this call, intend to extend our fast of
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atonement and take action to demand: An end to the isolation of Ahmad Saadat - General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine; A meeting of the demands of the civil disobedience and hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli occupation prisons; An end to the death penalty in the United States and all other places it remains a State practice A meeting of the demands of the hunger strike at California state prisons An end to the Israeli blockade on Gaza and unconditional and permanent opening of the Rafah crossing Israel now holds approximately 6,000 political prisoners, who are subjected to torture, humiliation, and solitary confinement. Many of these prisoners have never been tried, but are held in administrative detention, and many are children under age 16. Palestinian prisoners in Israeli occupation prisons began an open-ended hunger strike on September 27, 2011, demanding an end to the isolation of Palestinian prisoner and national leader Ahmad Saadat, an end to isolation for all Palestinian political prisoners, and an end to the policies of repression and humiliation against visitors to the prisoners, including denial of family visits and visitors being stopped, searched and impeded at Israeli occupation checkpoints.The prisoners are also demanding an end to abuse and humiliation of prisoners while they are transferred from one prison to another, as well as their right to an education. We stand with these political prisoners and prisoners of conscience all around the world who are imprisoned unjustly, and unjustly treated. We stand with people all over the world whose daily lives are terrorized and unjustly controlled by policing and incarceration. In recognition of the centrality of the struggles of those confined in Israeli occupation prisons, at Pelican Bay and in Gaza to our collective struggles for liberation, on this Yom Kippur the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network call on Jews of conscience to commit to fasting for 48 hours, from Thursday October 6 at sundown, to Saturday, October 8 at sundown. In addition, we invite all those in solidarity with political prisoners, prisoners of conscience and people facing incarceration across the world, to join us to take the following actions: Send an email to the International Committee of the Red Cross to urge them to exercise their responsibilities and act swiftly to demand that the Israelis ensure that Ahmad Sa'adat and all Palestinian prisoners are freed from punitive isolation: jerusalem.jer@icrc.org Sign the petition to meet the demands of the prisoners at Pelican Bay and other prisons. Sign the petition for the unconditional and permanent opening of the Rafah Crossing Contact us for more information on actions happening around the country: ijan@ijsn.net.
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Sign the pledge if you agree to participate in the actions above and to fast for 24 hours (from Thursday evening, October 6 to Friday evening, October 7) or for 48 hours (from Thursday evening, October 6-Saturday evening, October 8).

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Justin Wedes september17@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] Call to ALL WORKING GROUPS: Taking Down The Walls of Wall Street Saturday, October 08, 2011 4:00:40 PM

> > Taking Down The Walls of Wall Street > > Silent performance-march this Sunday, 3pm @ 23 Wall Street (meet at gallery): > > By removing the apparently immovable walls of dehumanized market economics, we invite the people to re-kindle the fire of imagination, to wake an rise up, for a new possible utopia. > > A rediscovery of political agency; of aesthetic bliss. A performance utilizing the #NoComment art show installed walls. > > Join us! > occupiers of the world, UNITE! > > > > > >

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of NicolasMoselleAllen september17@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] Columbia University Faculty Petition, Statement of Support for OWS Saturday, October 08, 2011 1:20:33 PM faculty_action_committee_2011_10_07.pdf

Hi everyone, internet/media team. I am attaching a very nice statement of solidarity from over 250 Columbia university profs along with their names. They were hoping to see it published; can we see that this gets up on NYCGA.net or occupywallst.org? Thanks! Nico

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of NicolasMoselleAllen september17@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] Columbia University Faculty Petition, Statement of Support for OWS Saturday, October 08, 2011 8:48:19 PM faculty_action_committee_2011_10_07.pdf

Sorry, i'm resending this: Hi everyone, internet/media team. I am attaching a very nice statement of solidarity from over 250 Columbia university profs along with their names. They were hoping to see it published; can we see that this gets up on NYCGA.net or occupywallst.org? Thanks! Nico

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Winter Siroco september17@googlegroups.com; mirandagalindo@gmail.com; hop203@nyu.edu; naturalvaro@aol.com [september17discuss] COLUMBUS DAY for some, INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLE for us. Oct. 12. Friday, October 07, 2011 9:49:19 AM

We should organize major events at Liberty Plaza for October 12 , INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLE since 1992. We should celebrate this day as a day of condemnation of atrocities and solidarity. There are many specific actions that can be proposed locally and internationally. Spread the word. There will be an announcement at the GA about this tonight and a working group should be formed.
Cesar

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Doug Singsen september17; no-budget-cuts-ny-discussion [september17discuss] Commentary: Why the police aren"t on our side Thursday, October 06, 2011 9:40:43 AM

http://socialistworker.org/2011/10/06/why-police-arent-on-our-side

Why the police aren't on our side


Amy Muldoon looks at the role of police and their attitude toward political protest. October 6, 2011 Police force a protester to the ground in the midst of the Wall Street occupation (Adrian Kinloch) "WE ARE all Sean Bell, NYPD go to hell!" "NYPD: Rape is a felony!" "Racist, sexist, anti-gay, NYPD go away!" Over the past two weeks in New York City, lower Manhattan has been besieged by angry protesters responding to racism, sexism and the crimes of America's biggest financial institutions. While the issues are different, one common target among others has emerged in all these movements: the police. Following the execution of innocent Georgia death row prisoner Troy Davis the night before, protestors gathered September 22 in Union Square for a Day of Outrage demonstration and began an un-permitted march downtown. Repeatedly outwitting, outrunning and outnumbering police, marchers made it past several blockades to join the ongoing Occupy Wall Street encampment. Davis himself was the victim of a lynch mob mentality within the police force when 25 officers were assigned to find a suspect for the murder of an off duty officer. Two days after the Troy Davis march, an un-permitted march by Occupy Wall Street to Union Square was attacked without provocation, and the gratuitous pepper-spraying of a group of young women by a commanding officer made headlines nationally. The following week, more than a thousand people marched on police headquarters to protest the assault. The next day, Saturday, thousands gathered to march across the Brooklyn Bridge. The police seemed to be guiding marchers into a single lane of traffic on the roadway, but a third of the way over the bridge, the cops stopped and fenced them in, arresting 700 people. Inspired by protests after Toronto officers offered the advice to young women "not to dress like sluts" if they wanted to avoid being raped, SlutWalk came to New York City at the end of September, and it also took aim at the NYPD. In June of this year, two officers were acquitted of the rape of a woman who was intoxicated and requested an escort home. Days before the march, women in Brooklyn reported being told by police officers they were "the type of girls" a local rapist was looking for because they were wearing shorts or skirts.

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In all of these instances, most people think the problem is that these are the acts of a "few bad apples." But taken together, one has to ask: Should an orchard producing so many bad apples be allowed to continue operating? Another question is raised by the attitude of some activists in the Occupy Wall Street struggle who believe that the police are part of the "99 percent" that the movement is speaking for. For example, when the arrests on the Brooklyn Bridge were taking place, some marchers who hadn't been trapped appealed to police with chants of "Join us, you're one of us." ---------------IS THERE something fundamentally wrong with the police, or can they actually protect and serve the people, and even come over to the side of the struggle? This question is made more complicated by the attitude expressed by individual officers and even groups of them in support of certain struggles--most notably, during the occupation of the Wisconsin Capitol last winter, when the police union stated for a time that it wouldn't clear the building of protesters and even directed members to sleep over at one point. But the truth is this: The police force is not, and cannot ever be, a force for social justice. In reality, the police don't even do the job they're supposed to do: protect regular people from crime and violence. This has nothing to do with the individual intentions of cops on the street--though that's not to say there are not murderous and bigoted people on the force--but the structure and purpose of the police is to protect the status quo: a state of affairs where a tiny minority benefit from the exploitation and oppression of the vast majority. It is the nature of the police as an institution under capitalism to protect inequality and--in the U.S. in particular--to both act out and promote racism. Occupy Wall Street's slogan "We are the 99 percent" both illuminates and confuses this reality. On the one hand, it is absolutely true that a tiny parasitical minority of economically powerful people who benefit from control over the immense wealth they have stolen from the rest of us. However, this begs the question of how do they manage to hold on to what they have taken from us? While we are often ruled by ideological justifications for inequality in society--that we can't redistribute the wealth, or we shouldn't--in the final instance, we are prevented by the existence of a government (or, as Marxists would say, the state) that has the monopoly of violence and uses it to keep the intense inequality in place. Society is not just a collection of autonomous individuals: institutions exist to mediate between the class of rich owners and directors of capital and the millions of people who must work for them in order for society to function. As socialist Peter Morgan wrote: The police are just one part of the state which, along with the courts and the army, is there to do one thing--protect the property of the minority who own it against the mass of the people who do not. Frederick Engels pointed out over 100 years ago, "The state is a product of society at a certain stage
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of development; it is the admission that this society has become entangled into irreconcilable antagonisms which it is powerless to dispel." Capitalism is a society that is based upon the accumulation of capital and therefore needs a highly efficient state machine to protect its property. The police exist because the antagonisms between classes with conflicting interests can no longer be settled directly--they therefore require a power appearing to stand above society to regulate conflicts. The state does this by ensuring that it alone possesses a monopoly of power, although it claims to operate in the name of society as a whole. In fact, it operates as the instrument of one class to oppress the other, subordinate, class. Despite the majority of cops coming from working-class backgrounds, the role of the police puts them directly at odds with the aspirations and needs of the rest of the class. Police are a necessity in all class societies, not to stop crime, which they do a miserable job at, but to enforce a social order that will never allow the liberation of the oppressed or economic justice. In the U.S., police encounter a crime in progress on average once every 14 years. Plus, the police force never addresses the causes of crime--overwhelmingly caused by poverty, but also drug addiction, mental health issues, domestic violence, racism, sexism etc. Instead, the culture of the police force is that society is held together by "law and order" consisting of punishment and violence--up to and including death-meted out by them. ---------------THE IMPORTANCE of the ability of the police to retain this power of life and death over average citizens--and non-citizens, who find themselves increasingly in the sights of the police--is made clear by the near-impossibility of prosecuting police for their crimes, especially against people of color. In the past few years, the high-profile killings of Sean Bell in New York City and Oscar Grant in Oakland, Calif.--both clear-cut cases of racist murder--resulted in not one cop being found guilty. Much of the defense of cops is that it is a high-stress job, and the general population couldn't possibly understand the pressures of policing "high-crime areas." Reading between the lines, the police are understandably afraid of Black men (even when they are unarmed and lay face-down on the pavement), and supposedly justified in killing them. The strategic deployment of police in low-income, non-white neighborhoods inevitably leads to greater arrests and conflicts with these constituencies. It is a self-fulfilling logic that results in an attitude of occupation on the part of the cops. The trend through the 1990's was toward militarization of the police, including assault weapons, armored cars, and special units known for their excessive use of force (such as the NYPD Street Crimes Unit which adopted the Klan's slogan "we own the night" and shot unarmed street vendor Amadou Diallo 41 times in his own doorway). In New York City, the recent exposure of the Demographics Unit within the NYPD made explicit that certain nationalities or religions are automatically suspects (in this
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case Arabs, North Africans and Muslims). But the daily bread of harassment for the NYPD is the "stop and frisk" policy, which nominally targets gang members but is widely recognized to be a no-holds-barred racial profiling operation. The obvious hypocrisy of claiming to be protecting neighborhoods from gangs by targeting huge numbers of Black and Latino youths prompted Bob Herbert to write in the New York Times: From 2004 through 2009, city police officers stopped people on the street and checked them out nearly 3 million times. Many were patted down, frisked, made to sprawl face down on the ground, or spread-eagle themselves against a wall or over the hood of a car. Nearly 90 percent of the people stopped were completely innocent of any wrongdoing. An overwhelming majority of the people stopped were Black or Hispanic.Blacks were nine times more likely than whites to be stopped by the police, but no more likely than whites to be arrested as a result of the stops. ---------------SO WHILE individuals may join the force with good intentions, the internal culture and practical experience of implementing policy that is racist and anti-working class either overrides the good intentions, or drives out anyone unwilling to go along. The internal culture of the police depends on separation from, and hostility to, the communities they are meant to "serve and protect." All the light-blue "Community Outreach" windbreakers in the world can't cover this fact. While the armed forces are trained to dehumanize people of different nationalities overseas, the police are inculcated to dehumanize the domestic population--a much deeper training. The resulting culture of police leads to a kind of self-segregation where cops socialize together, marry, and live together and a kind of impenetrable loyalty keeps dissent out. As a result of an atmosphere saturated with bigotry, every year lawsuits by gay cops, female cops and non-white cops shows that behind the thin blue line is a world where discrimination is not just reserved for "perps." As capitalism's crises deepen and spread, the antagonisms between the exploited and the exploiters will rise to the surface more clearly, and the 1 percent will call for the use of the police more explicitly as the protectors of property against those of the 99 percent who threaten their hold on power. Even if the majority of police officers opposed such actions, the police force is not a democracy. The upper echelons of the police force are essentially political appointees, unaccountable to the public, who create policy to legitimize their own continuation and expansion as an institution. Looking back to February, when thousands of union members and students occupied the capital in Madison, Wis., the notion that the cops were on our side made sense given the public statements and daily participation by the police against Governor Walker's bill. Wisconsin Professional Police Association (WPPA) Director Jim Palmer said: "Law enforcement officers know the difference between right and wrong, and Governor
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Walker's attempt to eliminate the collective voice of Wisconsin's devoted public employees is wrong." But three days after making this statement, the police cleared the capitol building, breaking the momentum of the mobilization. In fact, some activists argued for compliance because of the good relationship with the police, putting that above the priority of maintaining the occupation. The rallies and marches of the past several days have shaken the confidence of the police by refusing to stay within circumscribed protest areas; unfortunately for them, every attempt to use force and arrests to intimidate and divide the movements has backfired. If they are on good behavior now it is only because our side is growing stronger and they have been exposed. They will try to claw back some legitimacy by appearing neutral and only interested in "order" and "keeping the peace," but by protecting a "peace" where Wall Street amasses profits while foreclosures pile up, bankruptcies mount, and unemployment increases they show their true nature, whether or not they bloody another nose or open another canister of pepper spray. It's also worth thinking through that, in a majority non-white city with a police force that routinely beats, frames and kills people of color, not everyone is that game to befriend the police. If the aim of the movement is to become more inclusive of those communities, buddying up to the NYPD is a mistaken tactic. If we are to advance our struggle in the name of justice and redistribution of the great wealth we ourselves create, then we must understand that the police as an institution are in our way, and must be dismembered along with capitalism, the system it protects. Only with the destruction of inequality will the existence of a separate, unaccountable, armed body disappear. In the meantime, building a movement that is broad, inclusive, democratic and that draws in the largest numbers to radical action is the best way to push back against police powers in the here and now. Making friends with cops or trying to persuade individuals, no matter how sympathetic they might personally be, is a dead end. The movements will never advance on terms that will preserve friendly relations with the police; our aims are fundamentally opposed.

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of J Wedes september17 [september17discuss] Community Relationships Committee Thursday, October 06, 2011 3:34:37 PM

Hi all, We, the Community Relations Committee, wants to be super-transparent with the GA as a whole, especially as our conversations deepen with Community Board 1. We now know that they are in close communication with NYPD, Brookfield and Mayor's Office, at the highest levels. That makes the work of this committee very relevant to media, legal and more committees. Here's a link to the notes taken by my friend Naomi who joined me at yesterday's CB1 Finance District Committee mtg:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1U8OGcb9iSqaaoSuFDUrjzsM5UOSVuEUPI-uqOIdWbY/edit?hl=en_US I'd like to speak with someone from legal tonight after the GA when I give my report-back from this meeting. Again, want to make sure that I'm not becoming a bottle-neck for this process, nor that I'm becoming an official liason with NYPD/Brookfield/Mayor thru this committee's dialogue w/ CB1. In solidarity, Justin

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of jemcgloin@verizon.net september17@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] Don"t let their poison divide us. Saturday, October 08, 2011 11:35:50 PM

Hello All,

Divide and Conquer is the most effective technique used by the 1% over the centuries. Dont let their poison divide us. Accusing each other of bias will doom us to failure. I have been working with the GA on OWS since August 2, and I have been working with many of the occupiers since before that. We are the most fiercely inclusive group I have ever met. We want to include all of the 99%. We all came together because we are trying to save the world, and we know we need everyone to do it. I have never seen anyone in all of these months exclude or talk about excluding anyone based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender preference or any of the other divisions (except maybe for being capitalists, which I think is a mistake). We are building a new structure from scratch, without the comforts of leadership and hierarchy to keep everything flowing smoothly. Communications can be a problem. Working groups can be hard to find. Sometimes when I find them they already have their own ideas and dont want to change easily. They are human. I am a middle aged white male. I hate saying that. I was raised to interact with people as individuals and to judge their actions and not their identities. I am not a socialist or an anarchist, so I am under represented at OWS, but I am trying to save the world, so I keep putting forth my opinions even though many of my opinions are not popular, and doing outreach to everyone I know, even though many of my friends are not socialists or anarchists. I do not judge my colleages at OWS based on their labels, but on their commitment and perserverence. I love the energy and bravery and ideas brought to the GA by all of the different groups represented here. I am trying to build a world that does not concentrate on our differences but our similarities. We all bleed. We all cry. We all love. We all need each other. I understand that the centuries of oppression are real, and ongoing. I am not saying that we should be blind to bias. But our reaction to it must be proactive and not divisive. I have no problem with progressive stack. I have no problem with affirmative action. If you feel someone is under represented. Go out and drag them to the GA. If you feel they voices are not being heard, beg them to raise their hands and make their opinions heard. We are listening. Our message should not exclude anyone except those that want to divide and conquer us. We are all outreach. OUTREACH TO EVERYONE.
Thank you again for your patience, and impatience, John McGloin

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Chuck Schumer september17@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] Establishing communication with Occupy Boston Saturday, October 08, 2011 3:33:38 PM

Hey guys, I am at Occupy Boston visiting them for the weekend. The group here is concerned about police beginning arrests if the occupation does not coply with their order to remove all tents. The entire occupation is well dug-in with tents. They are desperate to open communication with NYC. Would someone from the media group please contact me? Also, someone there should establish an "occupation relations" committee to communicate with other occupations and even send people around. I will do the same here tonight at their GA. Hope to hear from you guys and good luck in WSP. I wish I could be there but I don't want to get arrested two weekends in a row :)

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Doug Singsen september17; NYC ISO [september17discuss] First reports on October2011 occupation in Washington, DC Thursday, October 06, 2011 10:18:58 PM

According to media reports, two thousand people were at the rally today and "hundreds" are sleeping over. The encampment was organized by a coalition of antiwar groups and has a dual focus on ending the wars and redirecting war spending towards social services. They are in touch with the smaller Occupy DC encampment but are not merging them. The antiwar encampment is only scheduled to last until Sunday, but hopefully it will either continue past that date or merge with Occupy DC after Sunday. http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2011-10-06/dc-wall-streetprotest/50683204/1 http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/occupy-dc-protesters-rally-in-freedomplaza/2011/10/06/gIQATeeLQL_story.html

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Jackie DiSalvo september17@googlegroups.com; no-budget-cuts-ny-discussion@googlegroups.com; no-budget-cuts-nyannouncements@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] FW: [Labor OWS] revised labor support list Thursday, October 06, 2011 2:26:51 PM

Hello all: Good news! I have secured a room at the UFT building for us to meet in tomorrow night. We'll be in Room C 50 on the 2nd floor of 52 Broadway. It's just a couple blocks down from Zuccoti Park. I believe Henry Sanford also offered to meet with folks by the red statue at 10 before 6 and walk down together. If anyone has trouble accessing the space, don't hesitate to call me. Victoria Miller Organizer UFT-ACTS 646-342-8124

-----Original Message----From: labor-outreach-committee@googlegroups.com [mailto:labor-outreach-committee@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Michael Friedman Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2011 1:32 PM To: labor-outreach-committee@googlegroups.com Subject: Re: [Labor OWS] revised labor support list Excellent! Added. Can't wait for those cannolis to start appearing in Liberty Park...

On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 1:28 PM, Elana.Brooklyn <elana.brooklyn@gmail.com> wrote: > Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union > (BCTGM)Just announced support > http://bctgm.org/news/news_labor_1011_OccupyWStStatement.html > > On Oct 6, 2011, at 12:43 PM, Michael Friedman <lycophidion@gmail.com> wrote: > > Ok, folks, this is the revised list I have so far.... anything missing? > > > > AFL-CIO > American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) > AFSCME, District Council 37

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Communication Workers of America (CWA), Local 1109 Federacin de Maestros de Puerto Rico/Teachers' Federation of Puerto Rico (FMPR) Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) International Brotherhood of Teamsters International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Labor for Palestine Laborers' International Union of America (LiUNA) National Nurses United (NNU) New York City Labor Against the War (NYCLAW) Professional Staff Congress (PSC-CUNY) Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 1199 Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 32BJ Transport Workers Union (TWU), Local 100 United Auto Workers (UAW), Region 9A United Federation of College Teachers - Pratt Institute United Federation of Teachers (UFT) United Steel Workers (USW) Writers Guild, East

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Justin Wedes september17@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] Fwd: #OccupyWallStreet with Art Saturday, October 08, 2011 9:17:25 AM

Will be epic tonight. Saw things last night and it's incredible! One logistical point: would be great to seed the idea of keeping marches away from wall St tonight, as the last thing we need is a lockdown so nobody can get into gallery. -Justin Begin forwarded message: From: Justin Wedes <jwedes@gmail.com> Date: October 8, 2011 8:48:40 AM EDT To: nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com, GEM Listserv <grassrootseducation@googlegroups.com> Subject: #OccupyWallStreet with Art Dear friends, I am writing to invite you to a remarkable moment. Protest artists from all over the city - and the world - have converged onto #LibertyPlaza. You've seen their vast collage of signs, tshirts, video projections and more. Now it's time to take them to Wall Street: On Saturday, Oct. 8, for 6 hours only, Wall Street will be occupied with art. Not profiteering or credit default swaps. Not disenfranchising The 99% to prop up an unaccountable elite that peddles in influence over our schools, neighborhoods and public spaces. Just art. #OccupyArt. The site of this magnificent exhibit couldn't be more symbolic: the historic JP Morgan House, gutted and left for years to decay as our financial system collapsed. Inside 23 Wall Street, steps from the world's largest stock exchange, another exchange is happening. A peaceful, nondestructive exchange of creative ideas. Please come join us from 3-9pm at 23 Wall St. as we, the occupiers of Wall Street, exhibit #NoComment: a pop-up art show inspired by the #OccupyWallStreet movement. Sincerely, Justin Wedes 1 Organizer, NYC General Assemby

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Sarah september17@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] Fwd: Occupy Wall Street Poster Friday, October 07, 2011 2:30:02 PM

---------- Forwarded message ---------From: Eric Drooker <mail@drooker.com> Date: Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 4:40 PM Subject: Occupy Wall Street . . . To: Eric Drooker <hi@drooker.com> --PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY-Friends & Fellow Occupiers, To help our powerful, new Occupy Movement spread to other cites, I've created a powerful new poster (attached). Please help circulate this poster image (e-mail, facebook, twitter, print, etc.), and help build momentum in the streets! Now is our time. Thank you, - Eric P.S. And please pass along this URL, where people can downed hi-res versions of the new posters in many languages: www.GStrike.org

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Justin Wedes september17@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] Fwd: Occupys Media coordination effort shared doc Saturday, October 08, 2011 12:29:21 AM

This guy, who goes by Santana, had the excellent idea of creating a media list for occupiers from all the cities, in order to compile footage and make short vids w/ shots from all cities. Would an open, editable google doc be best 4 this? -justin Begin forwarded message: From: s kenner <sskenner@gmail.com> Date: October 7, 2011 5:28:35 PM EDT To: "Jwedes@gmail.com" <Jwedes@gmail.com> Subject: Occupys Media coordination effort shared doc You said u would create and share a doc of media contacts in the occupys that are following the twitter feed. As a reminder, please send out request via twitter so that the list can be used to sort out who is really doing what. My email is sskenner@gmail.com Once you do this I will be able to identify who we will need to share info with at each site to ensure everyone has access to everyone's stuff.

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of jerome september17@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] George Soros NO THANKS !!! Thursday, October 06, 2011 2:48:21 AM

Here is an article in french in wich Soros says he supports Occupy Wall Street. For those who don't Know Soros. I suggest you find out. http://www.boursier.com/actualites/economie/georges-soros-s-indigne-a-son-tour11033.html Le grant de fonds spculatif Georges Soros a pris de court ses interlocuteurs, en dclarant qu'il "comprenait franchement la raction" des militants anticapitalistes d'"Occupy Wall Street", qui battent le pav devant la Bourse de New York depuis prs de 3 semaines. Interrog en marge d'une confrence de presse organise l'ONU, le financier amricain a prcis que la colre exprime par les manifestants anticapitalistes, mais aussi par les militants ultraconservateurs du "Tea Party", visait principalement les actions des banques.

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Lisa september17@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] HAITIAN COMMUNITY MARCHING TO OWS NOW Friday, October 07, 2011 5:05:32 PM

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Justin Wedes september17@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] Housin sign up sheet Friday, October 07, 2011 1:13:39 AM

Did the google doc on nycga.net for brothers and sisters to rest become private. Kind of defeats purpose if people can't see contact info for people offering couches/showers/etc. http://nycga.cc/2011/09/12/sign-up-sheet-to-host-brothers-and-sisters-who-need-to-rest-on-and-afterseptember-17th/ -Justin

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Shoq Value september17@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] Important information about the new #OWS hashtag on twitter Friday, October 07, 2011 2:04:43 AM

Hello group. Thank you for the invite. I am @Shoq on @Twitter. Last week, I was able to secure the generous support of @alternet for the occupywallst.org site. I'm currently at work on several projects for the movement, but most recently I've been trying to encourage a change of twitter tags from the long and very characterhungry #occupywallstr, to the far slimmer and more efficient #OWS tag. Tweet space is a precious thing, and the old #occupyWallstreet tag, especially when combined with other tags, was just not twitter-savvy for a revolution that should appear so in every way :) It's only been promoted for one day since @occupyWallst first announced the change, as show here:
@occupywallst: Let's stop the hash tag soup and use #ows for OccupyWallStreet

With the help of many friends and journos, even on such short notice, it's already in pretty wide rotation after only a day. Ed Schultz has already starting using the #OWS tag on his story banner on @MSNBC. It should get much more traction once the local occupies create their own tags to work with it. It's meant to be used like Twitter's #p2 tag (which I co-founded a few years ago), and has become more or less the default progressive tag. My experience with it, as well with my #FF, #MT and other tags, all convince me that #OWS will quickly be seen as the main communication and "branding tag" for the Occupy Wall Street effort in all its glorious forms, worldwide. USING THE #OWS TAG Local Occupies can choose to use the much shorter #OWS tag as their top umbella tag-which I call a clear channel tag and optionally, combine it with their local occupy tag of choice. The umbrella tag goes to everyone, even though some may focus on only a local subset of the stream, such as only the local #occupy tag, and/or other kinds of topical #identifiers: Examples: #ows #ows_Portland #ows #owsPortland #ows #ows_events It also works well with their existing occupy names: #ows #occupyDC Naturally, you can help by using the new tag exclusively. It's already so widely
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followed, that any major media and most of your regular retweeters will see and echo your tweets with it immediately. The admin of OccupyWallSt.org has suggested that she would post the new tag on the site. If she in fact does that, it should become ubiquitous in a matter of days. As this movement grows, I think it will appreciate this tweet-space economy move :) I think about how to help this movement every day. I never really envisioned Americans finally taking the streets. Now that the have, I hope we can all make the effort productive and successful. Please follow me on Twitter so I can get to know each of you, and reach you as needed. I love cats, and am pretty good at herding them on short notice, so it helps when I know who is whom. I am also building a pretty extensive twitter list of key people and feeds which I will release when it's a bit more mature. So feel free to Tweet or DM me and get yourselves on it. I will also post this memo at my blog, found at shoqvalue.com. Forward! @Shoq

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." John F. Kennedy

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of J.A. Myerson september17@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] Lawyer information Thursday, October 06, 2011 12:50:11 PM

Here's a lawyer offering help in police brutality cases: Gregory Antollino, Esq. greg@antollino.com "I specialize in police brutality and wrongful arrest cases and civil rights issues generally." 212.334.7397 "Pass my name along to any victims. You can sue for $ damages from the city." -J.A. Myerson http://www.jamyerson.com 347.688.0241

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of grimwomyn september17; occupiedwallstreetjournal@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] Low level project 4 today Thursday, October 06, 2011 8:58:28 AM

Please have someone contact me off list for a low level task that needs to get done! Great work yesterday all! I think brian leher is covering ows again today on npr!

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Marina Sitrin september17@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] Marina looking for Begonia Saturday, October 08, 2011 9:27:16 PM

So sorry to do this to the list. Begonia ... I can't find your number, can you text me yours? Email me? Gracias! Marina -Seamos realistas, hagamos lo imposible ~ che

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Doug Singsen september17 [september17discuss] Monday, 7 PM: From 1968 to Today: John Carlos & Dave Zirin Teach-in @ Occupy Wall Street Saturday, October 08, 2011 6:59:44 PM

From 1968 to Today: John Carlos & Dave Zirin Teach-in @ Occupy Wall Street
Monday, October 10 7:00pm - 10:00pm https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=118774224896292 Olympian and Civil Rights icon John Carlos & Nation sports editor Dave Zirin will do a teach-in at the "People's Library" in the northeast corner of NYC's Liberty Plaza. They will discuss the thread that connects the protest movements of 1968 to the movements for Justice today - from the #Occupy movement that has spread across the country and around the world, to the anger sparked by the execution of Troy Davis. "With what's happening in this country right now any fair-minded person would have to admit righteousness is on the side of the people. But you have to steel yourself, be strong in your resolve because more than likely it will be tested." - Dr. John Carlos on #OWS John Carlos and Dave Zirin are in New York as part of a nationwide tour to promote their new book "The John Carlos Story". http://www.haymarketbooks.org/tour/The-John-Carlos-Story

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Luis Moreno-Caballud september17@googlegroups.com; justine@occupywallst.org; Drew Hornbein empowerment-and-education@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] Movement for Justice in El Barrio at Occupy Wall St. Saturday, October 08, 2011 2:54:05 PM

Please circulate widely Movement for Justice in El Barrio at Occupy Wall St. (on occupied indigenous land) This Sunday, October 9th at 6 p.m., members of Movement for Justice in El Barrio, an organization that is part of the Zapatista initiated The Other Campaign, have been invited and will participate in Occupy Wall St. (on occupied indigenous land) They will share a message written by the humble immigrant community of East Harlem on their seven-year struggle for dignity and against neoliberal displacement. In this message, they will speak on their vision of the world, their analysis of the problems that besiege it, and how they seek to change it. They will offer their grain of sand and make echo the voice of all the dignified people who are struggling to build a new world from below and to the left. "For Movement for Justice in El Barrio, the struggle for justice means fighting for the liberation of women, immigrants, lesbians, people of color, gays and the transgender community. We all share a common enemy and its called neoliberalism. Neoliberalism wishes to divide us and keep us from combining our forces. We will defeat this by continuing to unite our entire community until we achieve true liberation for all. -Words of Movement for Justice in El Barrio Sunday, October 9 at 6 pm Location: Southeast Corner of Zuccotti Park (Underneath big red sculpture) Broadway & Cedar St. nr. Liberty St., at SE corner of Liberty Plaza/Zucotti Park; TRANSIT: #4, 5 to Wall St. (north exits) or to Fulton; R (not N) to Rector St. (at Trinity Pl.) or to Cortlandt St. (at Church St.: both platforms now open); A, C to Broadway-Nassau (at Fulton); J to Fulton (at Nassau); #1 to Rector (at Greenwich); Broadway bus; Varick St. bus; Water St.

Begin forwarded message: From: movementforjusticeinelbarrio@yahoo.com Date: October 8, 2011 2:39:54 PM EDT To: morenocaballud@yahoo.es Subject: Thank you Reply-To: movementforjusticeinelbarrio@yahoo.com

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Please circulate widely Movement for Justice in El Barrio at Occupy Wall St. (on occupied indigenous land) This Sunday, October 9th at 6 p.m., members of Movement for Justice in El Barrio, an organization that is part of the Zapatista initiated The Other Campaign, have been invited and will participate in Occupy Wall St. (on occupied indigenous land) They will share a message written by the humble immigrant community of East Harlem on their seven-year struggle for dignity and against neoliberal displacement. In this message, they will speak on their vision of the world, their analysis of the problems that besiege it, and how they seek to change it. They will offer their grain of sand and make echo the voice of all the dignified people who are struggling to build a new world from below and to the left. "For Movement for Justice in El Barrio, the struggle for justice means fighting for the liberation of women, immigrants, lesbians, people of color, gays and the transgender community. We all share a common enemy and its called neoliberalism. Neoliberalism wishes to divide us and keep us from combining our forces. We will defeat this by continuing to unite our entire community until we achieve true liberation for all. Words of Movement for Justice in El Barrio Sunday, October 9 at 6 pm Location: Southeast Corner of Zuccotti Park (Underneath big red sculpture) Broadway & Cedar St. nr. Liberty St., at SE corner of Liberty Plaza/Zucotti Park; TRANSIT: #4, 5 to Wall St. (north exits) or to Fulton; R (not N) to Rector St. (at Trinity Pl.) or to Cortlandt St. (at Church St.: both platforms now open); A, C to Broadway-Nassau (at Fulton); J to Fulton (at Nassau); #1 to Rector (at Greenwich); Broadway bus; Varick St. bus; Water St.

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of grimwomyn september17 [september17discuss] National #occupytogether action: please promote Saturday, October 08, 2011 7:45:02 AM

sample tweet: Not in NYC 2 #occupywallstreet ? #ows How abt #occupyhomes ? Find a house that needs a bit 'o love: http://occupyhomes.tumblr.com/ #occupytogether go to the website to check it out.... http://occupyhomes.tumblr.com/

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Luis Moreno-Caballud september17@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] NEED FLYER IN SPANISH Saturday, October 08, 2011 1:33:46 PM

Amigos, friends, We need a flyer in Spanish with general info about OWS asap for our "Ocupa Wall Street en espaol" info table. I know there were some already done, but I don't know who has them. Please send me files, we can print some, also if you can print more and bring them to the table it would be wonderful. Thanks!

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of J.A. Myerson september17@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] Need restaurant list urgently. Friday, October 07, 2011 7:37:57 PM

I have an important person who wants to donate lots of food and wants the most up-to-date list of places that deliver. The early one I had only had 4 places. Is there anything? Please get back to me quickly. They're trying to get the ball rolling tonight. In solidarity, JAM

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of acpollack2@juno.com september17@googlegroups.com; labor-outreach-committee@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] NYPD: an equal opportunity represser Friday, October 07, 2011 10:04:12 AM

An excerpt from a note I sent to the OWS POC email: You may have seen in the Times today a report on the City Council hearings yesterday challenging the NYPD on their wholesale surveillance of the entire Muslim community. Another account notes that at the hearing, Council Civil Rights Committee chair Deborah Rose linked that program with the NYPD stop-andfrisk daily harassment of youth of color: http://www.wnyc.org/blogs/wnyc-news-blog/2011/oct/07/city-council-pushes-backnypd-intelligence-programs/ Another example of how NYPD repression of OWS/TWU/Arab-Muslim-South Asian community/Black and Latin@ communities is all of a piece!

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Harrison Schultz september17 [september17discuss] Occupy Wall Street Analytics Saturday, October 08, 2011 1:07:53 AM

Traffic to occupywallst.org continues to surge, our new high is just over/under 400,000 visits in the last few days. 350,346 people visited occupywallst.org that day, 1,890 of them answered a survey that we put up on the site within the span of a few short hours. I can't post charts into the body of this message for some reason, but as we would expect the overwhelming majority of the respondents are white educated, earning little but employed full-time, left-leaning straight guys who live in cities and describe themselves as independents rather than democratic or republican...only 37 republicans filled out this survey unfortunately. These respondents overwhelmingly use the internet more than the T.V. 74% are regularly using Youtube 67% are on regularly using Facebook 74% are not regularly using Reddit 61% are not regularly using Twitter 85% are not watching Fox. 81% strongly support the Occupy Wall Street Protests. 74% believe that the Occupy Wall Street Protests will create positive and lasting social change. 73% strongly believe that the protests will grow. Yet, a combined total of only 24% of these respondents have participated in these protests, which suggests that in spite of the homogeneity of the movement as it currently stands, there is much opportunity to further increase our numbers on the ground from within our current base of support. I've heard reports from Flux of campers from who watched the livestream for so long that they wound up coming to Liberty. Definitely the next best thing to being hear. I also noticed that the livestream.com/globalrevolution website showed up 4th on the 2nd page of a search for "occupy wall street" Fortunately optimization is our Comrade Zach Notes specialty and he should be able and willing to help us if someone from the media team can hook him up with access to the site. I've also added a question to the survey asking if they regularly follow the protests on the livestream so we can track this with subsequent surveys. More cameras and streams couldn't hurt at all either. The sample of non-white people in this sample is so small that I doubt I'll get any worth while insight from it but I'll be sure to let everyone know if I find anything. Several respondents self-responded with specific nationalities, which could be better way to think about diversifying this movement. In the mean time we absolutely should make Micha's suggestion of a non-white media day(s) happen. Response patterns for female respondents were so nearly identical to the male respondents that I won't bother to indicate them - however I did notice that 52% of the female respondents listen to the radio as

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opposed to 40% of male respondents, which could be a good way to start trying to reach more women. The numbers on the ground from this week look excellent as well. It does look like there's a real hardcore group of roughly 200-300 holding it down. There was 115% increase in the average number of people counted in the camp each morning between Monday and Friday. Let's see if the same trend happens next week or if it was just due to nicer weather at the end of the week. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 10/3/2011 10/4/2011 10/5/2011 10/6/2011 10/7/2011 - 163 - 240 - 261 - 307 - 351

I'm done for the night comrades, -Harrison

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Jackie DiSalvo september17@googlegroups.com owsoutreach@gmail.com [september17discuss] OUTREACH Saturday, October 08, 2011 12:35:28 PM

A good idea from my very mainstream, middle aged, working class sister, looking for a way to participate. I think it is terrific and thought it would be great if at some point people were just asked to stand outside in the street with or near the curb at a certain time on a certain day with signs to participate. Then working people could possibly participate without losing any time off work. It seems to be spreading everywhere. Hope Washington listens

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Michael Friedman september17@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] PICKET FOR PUERTO RICO AND NEW YORK QUALITY PUBLIC EDUCATION Thursday, October 06, 2011 1:25:02 PM

October 5, 2011 Dear Sisters and Brothers: The FMPR Support Committee - New York is making a call for you to join us to make your voices heard in support of free public quality education in Puerto Rico and New York. Join us to protest against the privatization of public schools with charter schools on Monday, October 17, 2011, at 5pm, in a picket at Mayor Bloombergs New York City Department of Education. In Puerto Rico, protests have been called by the Teachers Union of Puerto Rico (FMPR) to denounce the education summit convened there by U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, from October 17 -18, 2011. This Education Summit is the latest attempt to increase support for the devastating federal policies of No Child Left Behind (e.g. fraudulent punitive testing, teacher firings, school closings, privatized charters) and to counter the historic resistance to charter schools in this island-nation that has been a colony of the U.S. since 1898 (post Spanish-American War). On October 17th we will denounce the undemocratic and dictatorial federal, state and city policies that relentlessly continue to destroy public schools here and in Puerto Rico through charter schools and the contracting-out to private companies. Through teacher strikes, school stoppages, educational and militant organizing campaigns over the past decades, The Teachers Union of Puerto Rico (FMPR) has succeeded in blocking charters, school closings, teacher layoffs, and threats to member health, pensions and wage benefits. Today, the anti-union, anti-worker administration of Governor Luis Fortuo has continued and escalated policies that are aimed at dismantling public schools and further undermining the right to a free public quality education. Virtually every day, the FMPR and its leadership with the active support of parents, students and community, shut down schools on the island in order to seek redress to these intolerable conditions. This year it will continue its standardized testing boycott and continue to organize against the fraudulent use of student test scores to evaluate teacher performance. Because of its unrelenting campaigns to promote quality public education and to stop privatization, at the local and national level, the FMPR has been the target of intense government repression including police brutality, the illegal denial of union dues check-off, the revocation (for life) of their leaders teaching licenses and the denial of their legal union right to leaves of absence without pay. Despite these hardships, the FMPR remains steadfast in this struggle to defend the right to public education. This important struggle needs our support. Our solidarity with the struggle for quality public education in

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Puerto Rico is essential at this critical juncture when Wall Street corporations (represented by Mr. Duncan & the Obama administration) continue to lay the groundwork to impose and establish charter schools. To do so, the government-corporate forces have increased their attempts to destroy the frontline of defense of the public schools, the FMPR, and to weaken all resistance. A free quality public school education is a universal right that was won by working families and unions both in Puerto Rico and the U.S. The fight to defend public schools and to stop privatization through charter schools is a common fight in both countries. Therefore our efforts at stopping the destruction of public schools in favor of prvate charter schools and corporate profits, will be strengthened by standing together. We should stand united! JOIN US TO DEMAND: No to charter privatization. Yes to quality public education. No to cutbacks and layoffs. Down with the Duncan/Obama/Bush No Child Left Behind, the Race to the Bottom for our Children. No to Fraudulent Testing & Punitive Teacher Evaluation. Respect for Teacher Tenure, Seniority and Job Protections. Stop School Closings and top-down dictates (turnaround, transformation, restart) that only erode education. Reduce Class Size by providing jobs to all excessed teachers.

-----------------------PICKET FOR PUERTO RICO AND NEW YORK QUALITY PUBLIC EDUCATION Monday, October 17 - 5:00 PM NYC Department of Education (near City Hall) 52 Chambers Street (Between Centre & Broadway) (Trains #4, 5, 6 to Brooklyn Bridge) FMPR Support Committee - New York FMPRsupportny@gmail.com Spread the word. Angel Gonzalez FMPR SC-NY

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Babak K movementforjusticeinelbarrio@yahoo.com drew@nycga.net; september17@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] Please help posting OPEN FORUMS on our website - Movement for Justice in El Barrio teach-in Sunday 6pm Saturday, October 08, 2011 2:17:38 PM

Hello everyone, Our friends from Movement for Justice in El Barrio and several other community groups are rightfully upset that they have still not been posted on our nycga website and calendar as part of the OPEN FORUM teach-in series. Can anyone please help us!? We've put a lot of effort to give a voice to groups that have been censored by this system. To become the 99%, we need to prioritize their presence and voice in our space. MJEB has spent a lot of time preparing and publicizing for this teach-in tomorrow. babak On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 1:15 PM, <movementforjusticeinelbarrio@yahoo.com> wrote: We just noticed that something was finally posted on Occupy Wall St. Calendar for the Open Forum tomorrow at 6 pm. Someone named Bill will speak about climate change. We thought community groups were being prioritized. Should we assume that we are not scheduled to participate and not go? Please let us know. Thanks

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Micah White september17@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] Proposal: Non-White Media Day Friday, October 07, 2011 3:58:30 PM

Proposal: We pick one day in which everyone who speaks to the media at #OWS is not white. If the media try to talk to you, and you're white - then you tell them to talk to someone who is not white. Flood the world with images and words of nonwhite members of #OWS. Then we have one day where everyone is a woman, or one day where everyone is over 40 years old.

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of beka economopoulos owsinfodeck@gmail.com; september17@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] Questions and proposal abt info systems Saturday, October 08, 2011 12:28:03 PM

Hi there, I'm guessing there are probably already systems in place to address these questions but after a week onsite I'm having trouble figuring out what they are. I and a couple of other folks tried to make the working group check-in this morning but it had been moved off-site and no one at the info table or around our mic check were able to tell us where it was moved to. Made me think it'd be great if Working Groups could have someone notify the Info Table when there's a spontaneous decision to move meetings off site. For spontaneous/unscheduled moves, the Red Cube across the street or Charlotte seem to be the best spots: ideally, if we don't know where to find folks, checking in those two places will work. Is it possible for Working Groups and the Info desk to have white boards where they write in the where/when of upcoming meetings? Also, a couple of questions: I've been asking around and folks don't seem to know, and I can't find any info online about the following: Where do we post minutes? I know they go on this site: http://nycga.cc, I think most people don't know about this website, I don't see it linked to from OccupyWallSt.org, and don't see instructions on the nycga.cc site on where to email or post notes. Is there a listserv for working group checkins and coordination, and mtg minutes? Is this the one? Seems like list this is more for discussion rather than working business. Does it makes sense to have separate Sept17-discuss and Sept17-WG lists? Thanks, and apologies if this is the wrong forum. Best, Beka -New: http://blog.art21.org/2011/05/19/5-questions-for-contemporary-practice-withnot-an-alternative/ Not An Alternative http://notanalternative.com Fission Strategy http://fissionstrategy.com Phone: 917-202-5479
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Skype: bekamop Twitter: http://twitter.com/bekamop

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of acpollack2@juno.com Undisclosed-recipients: labor-outreach-committee@googlegroups.com; september17@googlegroups.com; no-budget-cuts-nydiscussion@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] Re: [Labor OWS] Thursday, October 06, 2011 9:19:22 AM

Excellent re Trumka statement! The key for our work obviously is this: "Trumka says the labor movement 'will open our union halls and community centers as well as our arms and our hearts to those with the courage to stand up and demand a better America.' Tomorrow let's discuss concretely how to get into those halls and centers around the country, to be able to speak directly to the members! And to get them to come to OWS. At the Tuesday rally when I was chatting with Marvin he mentioned the hope that there would soon be a table for union literature permanently staffed at OWS. Let's do what we can to make this happen!

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Matthew Bralow september17@googlegroups.com Steven Abramson; owsoutreach@gmail.com [september17discuss] Re: A plea from your neighborhood compadres Friday, October 07, 2011 1:01:46 PM

Ocppiers, see attached. Can we PLEASE get temperature check, poll people etc. To get consensus about this asap? BEFORE sundown? Re: drumming, observance of high holy days... See attached On 10/7/11, Steven Abramson <srabramson@hotmail.com> wrote: > > Dear Folks > > Occupy Wall Street is a movement that is taking off, gathering steam, and is > getting worldwide attention. I live in the neighborhood and fully support > what I have been seeing and hearing. However, I have a request. > > Please stop the drumming--it is driving people in the neighborhood crazy, > people who are your allies and friends. We lost Zucotti Park, which we love > in our devastated neighborhood. We are always targeted because of our > proximity to Wall St, whether for a good cause (ie, OWS) or a bad one (Al > Quaeda). But we gladly give the park to OWS. > > I have spoken to some folks at the site who have been kind, gracious, and > understanding, and the drumming does stop at 10PM. But why now during the > day? To generate excitement and people? You've done that. > > Here's another request. Tonight begins the Jewish observance of Yom Kippur, > it is the most important day in our calendar, it is a day of remembrance, > reflection, meditation, quiet, taking stock of one's life and changing it > for the good of oneself, one's family, one's community, and the world. > > I ask for a 24-hour moritorium on drumming from sundown tonight to sunset > tomorrow night, the hours of the Yom Kippur observance. > > Gratefully yours > > Steven Abramson > 114 Liberty Street

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Matthew Bralow ows_outreach@googlegroups.com; september17@googlegroups.com; codepinknewyork@yahoogroups.com [september17discuss] Re: Abridged summary of ows_outreach@googlegroups.com - 22 Messages in 10 Topics Saturday, October 08, 2011 3:48:23 PM

how about a citizen's arrest? On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 8:32 PM, clark smith <ironsheikk@gmail.com> wrote: > Great great! This is so nice to see all the work being done. I'm emailing > everyone because I want it to be known that it is becoming evident that > Democrats are trying to get Obama in on the OWS action. We've got to stop > this. He's just as feckless and bought as the rest of them and I think most > in OWS see this, don't you? > > http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/07/us/politics/occupy-wall-street-protests-offer-obama-opportunityand-threats.html?ref=us > > How do we get the message out that Obama doesn't speak for us? > > JC > >

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Shoq september17@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] Re: American Jobs Act Friday, October 07, 2011 11:11:09 AM

Well said, Charles. You said "Personally, I think it would be great to say "We want this this and this, and we're not leaving. However, once we get those things, we're STILL not leaving because there's still so much to be done and we will continue forward." The "We're not leaving" until we get the change we deserve is the compelling narrative for me, and many. But there still has to be some kind of deliverable. At some point, Congress and the people will ask "How is winning measured?" There needs to be a reasonable set of demands which can be realistically achieved while the public's interest is there and focused. If that is squandered, it will be very hard to get back. The movement needs some "wins" early on.

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Charles september17 [september17discuss] Re: American Jobs Act Friday, October 07, 2011 6:52:51 PM

I'm sorry for creating this massive thread, and I do apologize to those who, like myself, work day jobs and have caregiving duties. I just want to add something to the context of this discussion of potential intersections of the occupation with policy: Within the next few weeks or months, Greece is likely going to default on its debts, setting off a chain reaction and causing another round of global financial turmoil. Many people, like myself, may lose their jobs and the stakes will instantly be higher for this movement and for the country at large. The economy will need a massive injection of stimulus from the government to try to mitigate the damage. For this completely practical reason, I suggest that the movement takes another look at the American Jobs Act, and if not that, then larger stimulus and/or job programs that may be able to slightly alleviate Depressionlike conditions. On that topic, I like the idea that the movement sees itself in some way as a hub in a global support network or alternative economy, particularly in light of what looks to be around the corner. I hope I'm wrong! By the way, I will be hosting a little discussion of credit unions on October 15th at Zucotti Park at 6pm. It would be nice to meet some of you. Thanks everyone, and sorry again for the long-winded discussion. On Oct 7, 6:07 pm, David Graeber <da...@anarchisms.org> wrote: > There's a big action at Occupy Austin today aiming to do just that. > David > > Sent from my Magic Brain > > On Oct 7, 2011, at 4:17 PM, jemcgl...@verizon.net wrote: > > > > > > > > > We should probably be advocating a movement of bank accounts from banks to credit unions, and maybe trying to come up with a strategy for helping peole move from payday loans to credit unions. > > > On 10/07/11, Jon Good<therealjong...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Charles says "By all means, let's not tie ourselves down too much. It's important to > > separate ourselves from the dominant narrative and build a counter> > narrative. However, we need *some* leverage in the public debate if > > we're going to gain momentum." > > > I'm in agreement with this, but I don't think the jobs bill is worth going after. The fruit may be low-hanging, but it's rotten to the core. > > > I'd really like to see something that drastically changes the face of what banks do. It would be awesome if we built viable alternatives to banks, or demanded a glass-stegall type act that also severely

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limited the size, where they could invest, and the number of clients they could have. Right now, banks are the only game in town for participating in the American economy (I know, I know, credit unions are out there, but they're too small and have membership restrictions); bank accounts are needed to get an apartment, health insurance, e-commerce, making large purchases like a vehicle or college tuition, etc. (Imagine how unlikely it is for someone to show up to a college administration building to pay their tuition with a briefcase full of cash). > > > Right now, banks do the opposite of their original intended function: instead of pooling everybody's money and reinvesting it in the community, banks now suck money and resources out of communities and channel them to the major fat cats. That's the reason there's no jobs. That the reason houses are being foreclosed. There's no resources left in our communities to do anything. This is what needs to stop. That's the sort of low-hanging fruit that is totally reachable and demandable to congress. > > > This has been my 3 AM rant. I recognize the privilege inherent in my assumption that everybody can even have a bank account to begin with, and that shit's even more difficult for people whose circumstances prevent them from the privilege of being cordially and genially fucked by banks, rather than the way marginalized communities are written off entirely because the banks there's not enough value to justify the operating expenses of getting their hooks into folks. > > > Solidarity, > > > Jon > > > On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 11:23 PM, shaista husain <shaistahus...@gmail.com> wrote: > > There was an article today in Nation Mag, by Allison Kilkenny ---who > > quoted Ayman El Sayed from the nurse's union stating that he would > > like to see a third party come out of this movement, outside the > > democratic and republican two party rule. > >http://www.thenation.com/blog/163823/unions-thousands-join-occupy-wal... > > (And there is so also much speculation that this movement might be a > > left wing split from democratic party, similar to how the Tea Party is > > a right wing split from Republicans--) > > Just curious what folks think of this in terms of building momentum > > ---towards 99 demands plus 1001 nights to forever change the nature of > > this political system--> > > On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 9:49 PM, <jemcgl...@verizon.net> wrote: > > > +1 > > > > On 10/06/11, Charles<chcreinha...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > Hey guys, > > > > Thanks for the responses. I understand that there are some serious > > > issues with the AJA, including its formal endorsement of quasi> > > internship programs, when those should be illegal. > > > > I also understand the desire not to play or overplay our hand, and > > > hold off. > > > > The comparisons to the German unemployment or "short work" system does > > > not render it disreputable in my eyes. Germany is not perfect, but > > > there is an enviable level of worker control in German factories and > > > great labor protections there, and adapting or experimenting with > > > ideas from Northern Europe would probably be a good idea at this > > > point. I think greater collaboration between the state and business to > > > boost employment would be a wonderful thing, if the business class in > > > North America weren't so nihilistic. > > > > That said, I do understand that the business community in North > > > America *is* nihilistic, and has utterly abandoned the entire concept

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> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >

> > of "home bias" that classical capitalists fantasized about . > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > However, I would remind you all of Alain Badiou's famous thesis about the three ways a revolution fails. The first is by being physically or effectively destroyed or foiled. The second is by co-opting or being co-opted by the agenda of the enemy, rendering itself pointless. I understand that all of us are extremely concerned about these first two possibilities. The third, however, is more pernicious: in an effort to avoid the first two forms of failure, the revolution retreats into "ultra-leftism" and becomes obsessed with purity. That can lead to nihilism. By all means, let's not tie ourselves down too much. It's important to separate ourselves from the dominant narrative and build a counternarrative. However, we need *some* leverage in the public debate if we're going to gain momentum. Personally, I think it would be great to say "We want this this and this, and we're not leaving. However, once we get those things, we're STILL not leaving because there's still so much to be done and we will continue forward."

> > Thanks for listening. > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > On Oct 6, 6:15 pm, jemcgl...@verizon.net wrote: >> I am not against baby steps, but the fact that Obama's big selling poit on >> the jobs act started with the fact that Republicans have supported most of >> the provisions was a good clue of how effective it would be in creating >> jobs. >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >> On 10/06/11,Robert Christ<rj...@cornell.edu>wrote:The moment we endorse any politician, or any piece of legislation, the media will latch on to that as our one demand. At that point, they will have no need to cover us specifically, whatsoever, and can spend their time discrediting our movement by filming their talking heads "discussing" whatever or whomever we endorse. No Demands. No Endorsements. Not Yet.On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 12:01 PM, David DeGraw<Da...@ampedstatus.com>wrote:please, please do not endorse the Jobs Act. Highly problematic legislation. plus we cannot be seen as supporting Obama or partisan in any way, we facture the whole 99% concept in my opinion. the Press con Obama's is giving right now is the best one I seen in years. Lots of OWS questions. They asked why he never prosecuted WS execs. Lots of talk about the American people having every right to be pissed off. CONGRATS EVERYONE!!! WINNING! ;-) On 10/6/2011 11:56 AM,bf0...@gmail.comwrote:It strikes me as a heavy bastardization of German's unemployment system (and will be more bastardized once it reaches Obama to sign and finalize) Putting a small band-aid over a wound won't fix anything. We need real reform. On , Charles <chcreinha...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hey guys,

> >> > A thought just occurred to me. I haven't heard much about this yet, > >> > but do you think that OWS might do itself a service by endorsing, at > >> > least as one of many goals, the passage of the American Jobs Act in > >> > its entirety, or even an expansion of its policies (and perhaps a

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> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >

> >> > reduction in the ratio of tax cuts composing it)? It has been accepted > >> > as a foregone conclusion by the entire American mainstream > >> > commentariat that Obama's jobs bill will be absolutely eviscerated or > >> > at least highly attenuated by the corrupt legislatures in this > >> > country. > >> > What if we tried to draw more attention to the legislative battle of > >> > the AJA as a pillar of our emerging program (in addition to legal and > >> > anti-trust action against the banks and tax reform, etc)? That way the > >> > movement can shed light on the very obstacles to the bill's passage or > >> > enhancement, which will serve to illuminate the architecture of > >> > corruption in our legislative process. That way, the bought off > >> > Democrats and Republicans can be named and shamed with the enhanced > >> > lens of this movement. Furthermore, the limited scope of the bill > >> > itself can serve as grounds for further criticism of the White House > >> > approach. > >> > I'm sure this has been suggested before, and I understand that there > >> > are caveats to our involvement in the political process but I want to > >> > know what the status of the current dialogue is about this course of > >> > action or line of thinking. > >> > Sincerely, > >> > Charles Reinhardt

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Charles september17 [september17discuss] Re: American Jobs Act Thursday, October 06, 2011 8:15:22 PM

Hey guys, Thanks for the responses. I understand that there are some serious issues with the AJA, including its formal endorsement of quasiinternship programs, when those should be illegal. I also understand the desire not to play or overplay our hand, and hold off. The comparisons to the German unemployment or "short work" system does not render it disreputable in my eyes. Germany is not perfect, but there is an enviable level of worker control in German factories and great labor protections there, and adapting or experimenting with ideas from Northern Europe would probably be a good idea at this point. I think greater collaboration between the state and business to boost employment would be a wonderful thing, if the business class in North America weren't so nihilistic. That said, I do understand that the business community in North America *is* nihilistic, and has utterly abandoned the entire concept of "home bias" that classical capitalists fantasized about . However, I would remind you all of Alain Badiou's famous thesis about the three ways a revolution fails. The first is by being physically or effectively destroyed or foiled. The second is by co-opting or being co-opted by the agenda of the enemy, rendering itself pointless. I understand that all of us are extremely concerned about these first two possibilities. The third, however, is more pernicious: in an effort to avoid the first two forms of failure, the revolution retreats into "ultra-leftism" and becomes obsessed with purity. That can lead to nihilism. By all means, let's not tie ourselves down too much. It's important to separate ourselves from the dominant narrative and build a counternarrative. However, we need *some* leverage in the public debate if we're going to gain momentum. Personally, I think it would be great to say "We want this this and this, and we're not leaving. However, once we get those things, we're STILL not leaving because there's still so much to be done and we will continue forward." Thanks for listening. On Oct 6, 6:15 pm, jemcgl...@verizon.net wrote: > I am not against baby steps, but the fact that Obama's big selling poit on the jobs act started with the fact that Republicans have supported most of the provisions was a good clue of how effective it would be in creating jobs. > > > > > > >

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> On 10/06/11,Robert Christ<rjc53@cornell.edu>wrote:The moment we endorse any politician, or any piece of legislation, the media will latch on to that as our one demand. At that point, they will have no need to cover us specifically, whatsoever, and can spend their time discrediting our movement by filming their talking heads "discussing" whatever or whomever we endorse. > No Demands. > No Endorsements. > Not Yet.On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 12:01 PM, David DeGraw<David@ampedstatus.com>wrote:please, please do not endorse the Jobs Act. Highly problematic legislation. plus we cannot be seen as supporting Obama or partisan in any way, we facture the whole 99% concept in my opinion. > the Press con Obama's is giving right now is the best one I seen in years. Lots of OWS questions. They asked why he never prosecuted WS execs. Lots of talk about the American people having every right to be pissed off. > CONGRATS EVERYONE!!! WINNING! ;-) > > > On 10/6/2011 11:56 AM,bf0189@gmail.comwrote:It strikes me as a heavy bastardization of German's unemployment system (and will be more bastardized once it reaches Obama to sign and finalize) > Putting a small band-aid over a wound won't fix anything. We need real reform. > On , Charles <chcreinhardt@gmail.com> wrote: > > Hey guys, >> >> >> > > A thought just occurred to me. I haven't heard much about this yet, >> > > but do you think that OWS might do itself a service by endorsing, at >> > > least as one of many goals, the passage of the American Jobs Act in >> > > its entirety, or even an expansion of its policies (and perhaps a >> > > reduction in the ratio of tax cuts composing it)? It has been accepted >> > > as a foregone conclusion by the entire American mainstream >> > > commentariat that Obama's jobs bill will be absolutely eviscerated or >> > > at least highly attenuated by the corrupt legislatures in this >> > > country. >> >> >> > > What if we tried to draw more attention to the legislative battle of >> > > the AJA as a pillar of our emerging program (in addition to legal and >> > > anti-trust action against the banks and tax reform, etc)? That way the >> > > movement can shed light on the very obstacles to the bill's passage or >> > > enhancement, which will serve to illuminate the architecture of >> > > corruption in our legislative process. That way, the bought off >> > > Democrats and Republicans can be named and shamed with the enhanced >> > > lens of this movement. Furthermore, the limited scope of the bill >> > > itself can serve as grounds for further criticism of the White House

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approach.

I'm sure this has been suggested before, and I understand that there are caveats to our involvement in the political process but I want to know what the status of the current dialogue is about this course of action or line of thinking.

Sincerely,

Charles Reinhardt

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of J Wedes september17 [september17discuss] Re: CB1 mtg tonight Thursday, October 06, 2011 3:01:41 AM

A couple highlights from the mtg tonight before my report-back to the GA tomorrow: 1) I went with Naomi Less (@jchicksrock) from the outreach committee, and Jenipher and Michael and Ted - all local residents - also came in solidarity. 2) There were about 25 people at the mtg at 49-51 Chambers, across from Tweed. From what I could tell, many were board members (specifically from the Finance District Committee), and one rep of NYPD. 3) The CB is in contact with NYPD, Mayor's Office and Brookfield. They are considering a resolution w/r/to OWS, but there is no consensus on what it should be (or if it should be positive/negative) 4) Most of the meeting centered around concerns about sound. The CB is interested in working with us to get amplification sound permit for "judicious" use of sound and to lower the total noise of the people's mic. 5) The NYPD rep at one point said flatly that the big question is "when you guys will leave". Showing their true colors. 6) One resident opined that we should not rally on Saturday due to Yom Kippur holiday. I said I would bring that to committee, but that I didn't think it would gain consensus as we already have a rally planned. 7) The board will meet again soon and have invited us to consider creating a "good neighbor" resolution addressing noise, sharing of public space, and other little areas of concern not yet defined. 8) A couple facts came out in mtg: that mayor's office is coordinating most of this, that homeland security ordered barricades on wall st and nypd has no authority to take 'em down -justin On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 3:27 PM, J Wedes <jwedes@gmail.com> wrote: A few of us from Community Relations will be there. You are welcome to join, it's an open mtg. But please meet us at 5:45 at media to come as a contingent.
10/5 Financial District Committee 6:00 PM Location: Community Board #1 Office 49-51 Chambers Street, Room 709 1) 97 Trinity Place, application for a restaurant wine and beer license for 97 Trinity Place Corp., d/b/a Sabor de Mexico Resolution 2) Discussion regarding anti-Wall Street protests -justin
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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Richard S. september17 [september17discuss] Re: COLUMBUS DAY for some, INTERNATIONAL DAY OFSOLIDARITY WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLE for us. Oct. 12. Friday, October 07, 2011 10:06:17 PM

>COLUMBUS DAY for some, INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLE for us. Oct. 12.< Though for me, most of all, Oct. 12 is my birthday. But that's not why I'm writing. I'm writing because Columbus Day (and therefore AntiColumbus Day?) were moved some years ago from October 12 to the Monday of that week. So this year, it's October 10. Shouldn't that be the day? Or am I missing something? On Oct 7, 11:15 am, lisajen...@gmail.com wrote: > Yes!!!! > Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile > > > > > > > > -----Original Message----> From: Bahare S <t.sey...@gmail.com> > > Sender: september17@googlegroups.com > Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2011 11:04:49 > To: <september17@googlegroups.com> > Reply-To: september17@googlegroups.com > Subject: Re: [september17discuss] COLUMBUS DAY for some, INTERNATIONAL DAY OF > SOLIDARITY WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLE for us. Oct. 12. > > I second that!!! Let's get started!!! > > On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 9:49 AM, Winter Siroco <wintersir...@gmail.com>wrote: > > > We should organize major events at Liberty Plaza for October 12 , INTERNATIONAL > > DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLE since 1992<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbus_Day#Opposition_to_Columbus_cele...>. > > We should celebrate this day as a day of condemnation of atrocities and > > solidarity. There are many specific actions that can be proposed locally and > > internationally. Spread the word. There will be an announcement at the GA > > about this tonight and a working group should be formed. > > Cesar

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Richard S. september17 [september17discuss] Re: Commentary: Why the police aren"t on our side Thursday, October 06, 2011 9:23:53 PM

And regarding the comment from jemcgl...@verizon.net: >I wouldn't even trust the GA to come up with an effective justice system unless it burrowed heavily from the old one.< Actually, I agree.. Not just the re. the GA here (which I would be less qualified to comment on than most of you at this point), but in general re. activist groups, including ones with anarchist leanings. Well, I've written about that issue before (in a book and elsewhere). [And after this, I started to write a long message, but I decided to skip it, because, well, I've talked a whole lot about this stuff already. :) ]

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Richard S. september17 [september17discuss] Re: Commentary: Why the police aren"t on our side Thursday, October 06, 2011 8:48:38 PM

Interesting... I was thinking of writing something last week about the class role of the police, and I happened upon an article here, which I think explains it nicely and succinctly, also quoting Engels: http://www.leftcom.org/en/articles/2002-03-01/friend-or-foe-marxism-and-the-police P.S. There are some negative words in that article regarding Trotskyists. That's because these are basically council communists (Luxemburgists, Bordigists). I like them, but you don't have to :), and I'm generally not interested in having that argument here... The point is, this article, like the other one, does a good job at defining the class role of the police. And while some people in the police might in many ways be nice as individuals, when they are doing their job and serving their function, they are usually not going to be friends of the protesters. On Oct 6, 9:40 am, Doug Singsen <dougsing...@gmail.com> wrote: > http://socialistworker.org/2011/10/06/why-police-arent-on-our-side > Why the police aren't on our side > > Amy Muldoon looks at the role of police and their attitude toward political > protest. > > October 6, 2011 > > [image: Police force a protester to the ground in the midst of the Wall > Street occupation (Adrian Kinloch)]Police force a protester to the ground in > the midst of the Wall Street occupation (Adrian Kinloch) > > "WE ARE all Sean Bell, NYPD go to hell!" "NYPD: Rape is a felony!" "Racist, > sexist, anti-gay, NYPD go away!" > > Over the past two weeks in New York City, lower Manhattan has been besieged > by angry protesters responding to racism, sexism and the crimes of America's > biggest financial institutions. While the issues are different, one common > target among others has emerged in all these movements: the police. > > Following the execution of innocent Georgia death row prisoner Troy Davis > the night before, protestors gathered September 22 in Union Square for a Day > of Outrage demonstration and began an un-permitted march downtown. > > Repeatedly outwitting, outrunning and outnumbering police, marchers made it > past several blockades to join the ongoing Occupy Wall Street encampment. > Davis himself was the victim of a lynch mob mentality within the police > force when 25 officers were assigned to find a suspect for the murder of an > off duty officer. > > Two days after the Troy Davis march, an un-permitted march by Occupy Wall > Street to Union Square was attacked without > provocation<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORsCT6SkPSc>, > and the gratuitous pepper-spraying of a group of young women by a commanding > officer made headlines nationally.

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The following week, more than a thousand people marched on police headquarters to protest the assault. The next day, Saturday, thousands gathered to march across the Brooklyn Bridge. The police seemed to be guiding marchers into a single lane of traffic on the roadway<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fockzr7rXys>, but a third of the way over the bridge, the cops stopped and fenced them in, arresting 700 people. Inspired by protests after Toronto officers offered the advice to young women "not to dress like sluts" if they wanted to avoid being raped, SlutWalk came to New York City at the end of September, and it also took aim at the NYPD. In June of this year, two officers were acquitted of the rape of a woman who was intoxicated and requested an escort home. Days before the march, women in Brooklyn reported being told by police officers they were "the type of girls" a local rapist was looking for because they were wearing shorts or skirts. In all of these instances, most people think the problem is that these are the acts of a "few bad apples." But taken together, one has to ask: Should an orchard producing so many bad apples be allowed to continue operating? Another question is raised by the attitude of some activists in the Occupy Wall Street struggle who believe that the police are part of the "99 percent" that the movement is speaking for. For example, when the arrests on the Brooklyn Bridge were taking place, some marchers who hadn't been trapped appealed to police with chants of "Join us, you're one of us." ---------------IS THERE something fundamentally wrong with the police, or can they actually protect and serve the people, and even come over to the side of the struggle? This question is made more complicated by the attitude expressed by individual officers and even groups of them in support of certain struggles--most notably, during the occupation of the Wisconsin Capitol last winter, when the police union stated for a time that it wouldn't clear the building of protesters and even directed members to sleep over at one point. But the truth is this: The police force is not, and cannot ever be, a force for social justice. In reality, the police don't even do the job they're supposed to do: protect regular people from crime and violence. This has nothing to do with the individual intentions of cops on the street--though that's not to say there are not murderous and bigoted people on the force--but the structure and purpose of the police is to protect the status quo: a state of affairs where a tiny minority benefit from the exploitation and oppression of the vast majority. It is the nature of the police *as an institution under capitalism* to protect inequality and--in the U.S. in particular--to both act out and promote racism. Occupy Wall Street's slogan "We are the 99 percent" both illuminates and confuses this reality. On the one hand, it is absolutely true that a tiny parasitical minority of economically powerful people who benefit from control over the immense wealth they have stolen from the rest of us.

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However, this begs the question of how do they manage to hold on to what they have taken from us? While we are often ruled by ideological justifications for inequality in society--that we can't redistribute the wealth, or we shouldn't--in the final instance, we are prevented by the existence of a government (or, as Marxists would say, the state) that has the monopoly of violence and uses it to keep the intense inequality in place. Society is not just a collection of autonomous individuals: institutions exist to mediate between the class of rich owners and directors of capital and the millions of people who must work for them in order for society to function. As socialist Peter Morgan wrote: The police are just one part of the state which, along with the courts and the army, is there to do one thing--protect the property of the minority who own it against the mass of the people who do not. Frederick Engels pointed out over 100 years ago, "The state is a product of society at a certain stage of development; it is the admission that this society has become entangled into irreconcilable antagonisms which it is powerless to dispel." Capitalism is a society that is based upon the accumulation of capital and therefore needs a highly efficient state machine to protect its property. The police exist because the antagonisms between classes with conflicting interests can no longer be settled directly--they therefore require a power appearing to stand above society to regulate conflicts. The state does this by ensuring that it alone possesses a monopoly of power, although it claims to operate in the name of society as a whole. In fact, it operates as the instrument of one class to oppress the other, subordinate, class. Despite the majority of cops coming from working-class backgrounds, the role of the police puts them directly at odds with the aspirations and needs of the rest of the class. Police are a necessity in all class societies, not to stop crime, which they do a miserable job at, but to enforce a social order that will never allow the liberation of the oppressed or economic justice. In the U.S., police encounter a crime in progress on average once every 14 years. Plus, the police force never addresses the causes of crime--overwhelmingly caused by poverty, but also drug addiction, mental health issues, domestic violence, racism, sexism etc. Instead, the culture of the police force is that society is held together by "law and order" consisting of punishment and violence--up to and including death--meted out by them. ---------------THE IMPORTANCE of the ability of the police to retain this power of life and death over average citizens--and non-citizens, who find themselves increasingly in the sights of the police--is made clear by the near-impossibility of prosecuting police for their crimes, especially against people of color. In the past few years, the high-profile killings of Sean Bell in New York City and Oscar Grant in Oakland, Calif.--both clear-cut cases of racist murder--resulted in not one cop being found guilty. Much of the defense of cops is that it is a high-stress job, and the general population couldn't possibly understand the pressures of policing "high-crime areas." Reading between the lines, the police are understandably afraid of Black men (even when they are unarmed and lay face-down on the pavement), and

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supposedly justified in killing them. The strategic deployment of police in low-income, non-white neighborhoods inevitably leads to greater arrests and conflicts with these constituencies. It is a self-fulfilling logic that results in an attitude of occupation on the part of the cops. The trend through the 1990's was toward militarization of the police, including assault weapons, armored cars, and special units known for their excessive use of force (such as the NYPD Street Crimes Unit which adopted the Klan's slogan "we own the night" and shot unarmed street vendor Amadou Diallo 41 times in his own doorway). In New York City, the recent exposure of the Demographics Unit within the NYPD made explicit that certain nationalities or religions are automatically suspects (in this case Arabs, North Africans and Muslims). But the daily bread of harassment for the NYPD is the "stop and frisk" policy, which nominally targets gang members but is widely recognized to be a no-holds-barred racial profiling operation. The obvious hypocrisy of claiming to be protecting neighborhoods from gangs by targeting huge numbers of Black and Latino youths prompted Bob Herbert to write in the *New York Times*: From 2004 through 2009, city police officers stopped people on the street and checked them out nearly 3 million times. Many were patted down, frisked, made to sprawl face down on the ground, or spread-eagle themselves against a wall or over the hood of a car. Nearly 90 percent of the people stopped were completely innocent of any wrongdoing. An overwhelming majority of the people stopped were Black or Hispanic.Blacks were nine times more likely than whites to be stopped by the police, but no more likely than whites to be arrested as a result of the stops. ---------------SO WHILE individuals may join the force with good intentions, the internal culture and practical experience of implementing policy that is racist and anti-working class either overrides the good intentions, or drives out anyone unwilling to go along. The internal culture of the police depends on separation from, and hostility to, the communities they are meant to "serve and protect." All the light-blue "Community Outreach" windbreakers in the world can't cover this fact. While the armed forces are trained to dehumanize people of different nationalities overseas, the police are inculcated to dehumanize the domestic population--a much deeper training. The resulting culture of police leads to a kind of self-segregation where cops socialize together, marry, and live together and a kind of impenetrable loyalty keeps dissent out. As a result of an atmosphere saturated with bigotry, every year lawsuits by gay cops, female cops and non-white cops shows that behind the thin blue line is a world where discrimination is not just reserved for "perps." As capitalism's crises deepen and spread, the antagonisms between the exploited and the exploiters will rise to the surface more clearly, and the 1 percent will call for the use of the police more explicitly as the protectors of property against those of the 99 percent who threaten their hold on power.

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Even if the majority of police officers opposed such actions, the police force is not a democracy. The upper echelons of the police force are essentially political appointees, unaccountable to the public, who create policy to legitimize their own continuation and expansion as an institution. Looking back to February, when thousands of union members and students occupied the capital in Madison, Wis., the notion that the cops were on our side made sense given the public statements and daily participation by the police against Governor Walker's bill. Wisconsin Professional Police Association (WPPA) Director Jim Palmer said: "Law enforcement officers know the difference between right and wrong, and Governor Walker's attempt to eliminate the collective voice of Wisconsin's devoted public employees is wrong." But three days after making this statement, the police cleared the capitol building, breaking the momentum of the mobilization. In fact, some activists argued for compliance because of the good relationship with the police, putting that above the priority of maintaining the occupation. The rallies and marches of the past several days have shaken the confidence of the police by refusing to stay within circumscribed protest areas; unfortunately for them, every attempt to use force and arrests to intimidate and divide the movements has backfired. If they are on good behavior now it is only because our side is growing stronger and they have been exposed. They will try to claw back some legitimacy by appearing neutral and only interested in "order" and "keeping the peace," but by protecting a "peace" where Wall Street amasses profits while foreclosures pile up, bankruptcies mount, and unemployment increases they show their true nature, whether or not they bloody another nose or open another canister of pepper spray. It's also worth thinking through that, in a majority non-white city with a police force that routinely beats, frames and kills people of color, not everyone is that game to befriend the police. If the aim of the movement is to become more inclusive of those communities, buddying up to the NYPD is a mistaken tactic. If we are to advance our struggle in the name of justice and redistribution of the great wealth we ourselves create, then we must understand that the police *as an institution* are in our way, and must be dismembered along with capitalism, the system it protects. Only with the destruction of inequality will the existence of a separate, unaccountable, armed body disappear. In the meantime, building a movement that is broad, inclusive, democratic and that draws in the largest numbers to radical action is the best way to push back against police powers in the here and now. Making friends with cops or trying to persuade individuals, no matter how sympathetic they might personally be, is a dead end. The movements will never advance on terms that will preserve friendly relations with the police; our aims are fundamentally opposed.

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Lycophidion september17 [september17discuss] Re: George Soros NO THANKS !!! Friday, October 07, 2011 1:09:26 AM

I wouldn't worry overly about Soros' ability to corrupt or coopt OWS. I would focus on building and broadening the movement. That's the best 'innoculation.' To the extent that it taps into the deep anger at the misery Soros' class is creating for working people, and the deep distrust in a political establishment that has ever more shamelessly done the bidding of that class, I don't believe anything Soros can say, or do, will have much traction. What is important is that this incipient movement broaden and deepen its bases and leadership among those who have the most at stake in beating back Wall Street. So, let him come. Debate him. Let everyone see that the problem isn't good or bad people, but a system in which one class accumulates wealth at the expense of another, and the solution isn't voting for a party representing that first class, nor even the ballot box, itself, but a movement representing the majority, in the streets, the schools, the workplaces and Liberty Park. On Oct 6, 6:33 pm, jerome <nbwproj...@gmail.com> wrote: > i totaly agree with you. plus the fact that he spent money on supporting > things agree with to make it fail. > i'not to exlude him in any way. but to make sure he has to be honest with > us. > > because him beeing a mega speculator, on subprimes lending, public debt, > currencies,etc. > i don't understand in what way he understands us? > > i see it like an inicism.

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Lycophidion september17 [september17discuss] Re: NEED FLYER IN SPANISH Saturday, October 08, 2011 1:41:09 PM

Si me manda una copia de un volante, se lo traduzco con mucho susto.... er.... gusto, digo! On Oct 8, 1:33 pm, Luis Moreno-Caballud <morenocabal...@yahoo.es> wrote: > Amigos, friends, > We need a flyer in Spanish with general info about OWS asap for our "Ocupa Wall Street en espaol" info table. I know there were some already done, but I don't know who has them. Please send me files, we can print some, also if you can print more and bring them to the table it would be wonderful. > Thanks!

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Shoq september17@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] Re: Need restaurant list urgently. Saturday, October 08, 2011 1:41:26 AM

Perhaps we might find someone to set up a kickstarter.com project called "Feed The 99%" http://j.mp/rlVYxp

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Shoq september17@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] Re: Need restaurant list urgently. Saturday, October 08, 2011 1:53:37 AM

I'm thinking about not just food, but warehousing too. It's going to be a long winter, somewhere.

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Richard S. september17 [september17discuss] Re: Proposal: Non-White Media Day Saturday, October 08, 2011 4:31:49 AM

[I am resending this after a technical error - please excuse if it's a duplicate.) Charles Lenchner, these same companies that operate according to those guidelines will often be perfectly unfair in other ways. Usually, they seek to include people within certain superficial categories of "identity" after some social pressure to do so, but whenever they can get away with it, they will fire, harass, or just refuse to hire people based on all sorts of reasons that are not made concerns for them in any specific guidelines. (And incidentally, many "equal opportunity employers" discriminate in hiring based on age. I've seen that first-hand, and it was rather blatant.) By the way, the same principles (or approaches lacking all principles) extend to the idea of "protected groups" under the law. I've seen cases in the past in which employers were making sure that people being harassed or fired couldn't claim it was because they were in one of those "protected groups." Outside of those guidelines, employees can be pretty safely harassed or fired for any number of reasons that have nothing to do with anyone's standard of fairness. That is all the result of liberal, pro-capitalist policies that are the products of compromises worked out by people who badly hope that we never look at the whole system too deeply. :) Anyway, I wouldn't want to look up to some company, some corporation with these slickly designed strategic practices, as an example. I hope others agree. On Oct 7, 10:04 pm, Charles Lenchner <clench...@gmail.com> wrote: > Van Jones was there this evening. > If anyone wants to 'have more people of color present and represented' then > a better model to look at are the requirements of certain companies when > they search for jobs. They work with guidelines for how to reach candidates > of color, a statement that they welcome candidates of color, and they > actually plan searches in such a way as to be sure that they get the right > pool of applicants. That is a very different approach than 'getting who you > can get' or 'working with folks who show up.' > > OWS, to the extent possible with such loose organizational dynamics, can > explicitly extend invitations to organizations with membership largely made > up of people of color, could establish roles for people whose job is to > welcome/explain/introduce reps from these groups if/when they visit, keep a > list of 'representative voices' to suggest to visiting media that includes > demographic information, and maintain a list of media representations that > we feel do a good job representing our diversity. > > This is not about saying things to feel good; it's about action plans that > produce particular results. It's not tokenism, it's integrating a commitment > through actions. This kind of effort will not only produce desirable > outcomes for the representation of PoC (and people of faith, age diversity,

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geographic diversity, orientation, gender, etc.) but it will ALSO help inoculate the OWS efforts from senseless and destructive attacks from extreme quarters. Just a thought. Charles

On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 8:37 PM, David DeGraw <Da...@ampedstatus.com> wrote: > ** > just talked w/ Glen Ford - he will be at park at 3 pm tomorrow, can we get > him on the livestream? he is down to do some interviews: > see: >http://www.blackagendareport.com/content/wall-street-public-enemy-num... > On 10/7/2011 7:09 PM, jemcgl...@verizon.net wrote: > I am working in staten Island to reach the people I know. We are all > outreach and we all need to reach out to as many people and as many kinds of > people as possible. > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > On 10/07/11, shaista husain<shaistahus...@gmail.com><shaistahus...@gmail.com>wrote: So how do we spread this strategy to the movement at large? This is not something you can impose, you can't impose silence on anyone, i am against that and i doubt it will be productive. The goal is to increase multiculturalism grassroots pro-actively on the ground and be careful about all issues of representation in the larger media. We must bring some proposals for multiculturalism to the General Assembly and have it address once and for all a statement about multiculturalism. Our media team has to put forth more people of color voices and send that out to all media outlets. On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 4:17 PM, Matthew Presto <matthew.pre...@gmail.com> wrote: > I don't think setting aside a single day will really be helpful and instead > ends up tokenizing, but.. there's a good rule of thumb to follow, whether > speaking to the media or participating in the General Assembly: if your > voice has been disproportionately represented, then step back. > This can happen in conjunction with (particularly whites and/or men) > encouraging journalists to speaking to a wider diversity of voices. > Matt

> > On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 4:08 PM, shaista husain <shaistahus...@gmail.com> > > wrote: > > > > > > > >> >> >> >> >> >> >> Micah, we are not trying to silence our white comrades, they don't need to tell the media to talk to someone black--its nice if they do, but that is not necessary--the official mainstream media just automatically goes to white people first, because they take whiteness as the dominant narrative. White people can talk blackness themselves--this is tactics of subversion. This is the point--white people are capable of speaking in solidarity with people of color and

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expressing their multiculturalism--just like black people and immigrants assimilate here in the US, white people can also assimilate blackness, global justice, multiculturalism... as they are doing on the ground day to day in this movement. We need to put multiculturalism on the top of our media strategy no matter who speaks. And also, allow the true factual diversity--impossible to ignore--- to come to the fore...so i support your efforts!

>> On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 3:57 PM, Micah White <micahmwh...@gmail.com> wrote: >> > Proposal: We pick one day in which everyone who speaks to the media at >> > #OWS >> > is not white. If the media try to talk to you, and you're white - then >> > you >> > tell them to talk to someone who is not white. Flood the world with >> > images >> > and words of non-white members of #OWS.

> >> > Then we have one day where everyone is a woman, or one day where > >> > everyone is > >> > over 40 years old.

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Babak K september17@googlegroups.com; empowerment-and-education@googlegroups.com; info@occupywallst.org [september17discuss] Re: Spread widely: Naomi Klein today 6pm Open Forum; Barbara Ehrenreich Friday 5pm Open Forum; Stathis Gourgouris Friday 6pm Thursday, October 06, 2011 2:46:15 PM

And tomorrow (Fridaty) Jeffrey Sachs 3:30pm Open Forum by the steel beams. Thanks, Babak On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 12:45 PM, Babak K <bkarimi17@gmail.com> wrote: Hey Everyone, Empowerment and Education working group is announcing the following speakers today and tomorrow. Talks will be held at the southeast corner of the park by the redbeams. In addition, the International Support Haiti Network will be marching at 4pm from brooklyn to reach our square at 6pm to rally for "Don't Occupy Haiti! Occupy Wall Street!!!" Saturday from 2-5pm, the Egyptian Association for Change will be protesting the lack of voting rights for Egyptians abroad at our square. If you know any academics and community activists who would like to speak out and hold a teach-in, feel free to contact us. Check out nycga.net schedule for updates!

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Lycophidion september17 [september17discuss] Re: Thoughts on increasing participation of People of Color Saturday, October 08, 2011 3:53:57 PM

No, labor. On Oct 8, 2:54 pm, Ryan Green <ryangreen...@gmail.com> wrote: > Great email. Are you on the poc working group? >

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Shoq september17@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] RT @cnnireport: #OWS hits New Orleans. Friday, October 07, 2011 11:42:04 AM

RT @cnnireport: #occupywallstreet hits New Orleans. See iReporters track the movement as it spreads across the U.S.: http://t.co/I0iOn7gL

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Michael Friedman september17@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] some more coverage of community labor march Thursday, October 06, 2011 12:58:10 AM

Unions, students join Wall Street protesters Protests were also slated for college campuses across New York 1. Below: *x o Jump to video Union workers join growing anti-Wall St. protests * video *x

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o Jump to data What's behind protests * data Unions, students join Wall Street protesters http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44791261/ns/us_news-life/ Dozens Arrested During Large Occupy Wall Street March http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stories/148372/dozens-arrested-during-large-occupy-wall-streetmarch Unidos contra la avaricia de Wall Street http://www.impre.com/eldiariony/noticias/2011/10/6/unidos-contra-la-avaricia-de-w-275721-1.html Seeking Energy, Unions Join Protest Against Wall Street http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/06/nyregion/major-unions-join-occupy-wall-street-protest.html? _r=1&hp >

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Michael Friedman september17@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] Somos el 99 por ciento: Solidaridad en Mxico con protestas anti-Wall Street Thursday, October 06, 2011 1:39:15 PM

http://www.lahaine.org/index.php?p=56571 Somos el 99 por ciento: Solidaridad en Mxico con protestas anti-Wall Street Un mitin se celebr afuera de la Embajada de Estados Unidos en la Ciudad de Mxico El mircoles 5 de octubre, un mitin se celebr afuera de la Embajada de Estados Unidos en la Ciudad de Mxico en solidaridad con el incipiente movimiento denominado Ocupa Wall Street. A la vez, miles de sindicalistas se sumaron a una nutrida marcha por las calles de Nueva York. Tres semanas despus de que 200 jvenes ocuparon una plaza en el distrito financiero de NYC para protestar el saqueo de la nacin por el 1 por ciento de la poblacin, varias acciones anti-Wall Street tambin empiezan a realizarse en otras ciudades. Y la consigna principal se escucha ms fuerte: Somos el 99 por ciento, somos el 99 por ciento! En Mxico, el apoyo para los jvenes y trabajadores en Estados Unidos se reforz con palabras de apoyo para la comunidad de San Patricio y otras comunidades zapatistas en Chiapas, la polica comunitaria de Guerrero, y las comunidades de Ostula, Chern y San Juan Copala. De hecho, el Municipio Autnomo de San Juan Copala fue uno de los organizadores del mitin, junto con el Sector Obrero y de Trabajador@s de La Otra Campaa, el Foro Permanente por la Comisin de la Verdad y C.E.C.O.S. El compaero Marco dijo: Estamos aqu para solidarizarnos con esos jvenes rebeldes que se atrevieron a tomar las plazas en Wall Street all en Estados Unidos. Siendo unos cuantos, ahora pasan de miles, y en varios estados ya estn realizando plantones de indignados. Dicen ya basta! a ese capitalismo salvaje. A la vez, estamos aqu para manifestar nuestro apoyo a los pueblos zapatistas asediados por los paramilitares. Actualmente 150 paramilitares tienen rodeada la comunidad de San Patricio all en Chiapas. Desde ac les mandamos nuestro apoyo, nuestra solidaridad igual que a todas las comunidades zapatistas que estn en resistencia, construyendo su autonoma. Tambin enviamos nuestro apoyo a los pueblos que se atreven a defenderse como Ostula, como Chern, como la polica comunitaria en Guerrero. Con San Juan Copala luchamos hombro con hombro para que recupere su autonoma. Desde el 2008 estn bajo ataque de los paramilitares que, segn el gobierno, no existen, y siguen resistiendo hasta la fecha. Dice el compaero Casimiro del Municipio Autnomo de San Juan Copala: Hoy estamos aqu presente para enviar nuestro apoyo a los indignados que estn manifestando en otros pases. Pero estamos aqu tambin para informarles sobre el problemtica en San Juan Copala. El gobierno oaxaqueo de Gabino Cu solapa a los paramilitares y no quiere resolver el problema. Precisamente por eso, nuestra lucha coincide con otras luchas en otros pases. Por eso nos encontramos el da de hoy para manifestarnos en este mitin frente la Embajada de Estados Unidos. Tambin exigimos al gobierno estatal de Oaxaca y al gobierno federal

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de Mxico que pongan fin al hostigamiento de los paramilitares contra el municipio de San Juan Copala. Dice el compaero Pedro: Estamos aqu para protestar contra la represin que el gobierno norteamericano ha ejercido contra los trabajadores, cuando el sbado pasado en el Puente de Brooklyn, la polica detuvo a 700 manifestantes. Es un ejemplo de la medidas represivas utilizadas por los falsos promotores de la democracia, quienes llevan la democracia a Irak, a Afganistn, a Libia, a Yemen con sus bombarderos, con sus bomba inteligentes, asesinando a los pueblos y llevndose sus recursos naturales. Esa es la verdadera democracia que llevan. Democracia para todos los explotados del mundo. Somos democrticamente explotados. Pero somos la mayora en el mundo los pobres, los explotados, los asesinados, los encarcelados. A la Embajada de Estados Unidos, tambin exigimos libertad para un ejemplar luchador con el cual nos solidarizamos el camarada Mumia Abu-Jamal, quien se encuentra preso en Estados Unidos sin tener delito. Est condenado a muerte por luchar en contra del capitalismo. Igual, dcadas atrs, en los aos 20 condenaron a muerte y asesinaron a los anarquistas Sacco y Vanzetti. Ellos son el ejemplo y el paradigma de la justicia en Estados Unidos. En ese pas son perseguibles tambin los que no sean blancos y anglo-sajones. Representan un peligro para la sociedad explotadora y saqueadora de los pueblos del mundo. Ese es el paradigma de Estados Unidos: la explotacin irracional hasta la muerte. Contra eso venimos a luchar y venimos a solidarizarnos con los que luchan contra esta explotacin, contra el despojo a los trabajadores de toda la tierra.

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Babak K september17@googlegroups.com; empowerment-and-education@googlegroups.com; info@occupywallst.org [september17discuss] Spread widely: Naomi Klein today 6pm Open Forum; Barbara Ehrenreich Friday 5pm Open Forum; Stathis Gourgouris Friday 6pm Thursday, October 06, 2011 12:46:00 PM Occupy_Wall_Street_email_snip.JPG ZuccottiProtestFlyer.pdf

Hey Everyone, Empowerment and Education working group is announcing the following speakers today and tomorrow. Talks will be held at the southeast corner of the park by the redbeams. In addition, the International Support Haiti Network will be marching at 4pm from brooklyn to reach our square at 6pm to rally for "Don't Occupy Haiti! Occupy Wall Street!!!" Saturday from 2-5pm, the Egyptian Association for Change will be protesting the lack of voting rights for Egyptians abroad at our square. If you know any academics and community activists who would like to speak out and hold a teach-in, feel free to contact us. Check out nycga.net schedule for updates!

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of guindave@aol.com september17@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] Steve Jobs Saturday, October 08, 2011 2:40:39 PM

http://www.inthesetimes.com/working/entry/11863/remembering_steve_jobs_record_on_workers_rights

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Babak K september17@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] Sunday Open Forum: 12pm Zizek, 1pm PARECON, 2pm Dom Workers Alliance, 3pm Prison Ind. Complex, 4pm NY TWA, 5pm Oaxaca, 6pm Movement for Justice in El Barrio Saturday, October 08, 2011 3:23:20 PM

tomorrow Open Forum teachins @occupywallstreet: Slavoj Zizek 12pm Participatory Economics 1pm Update on the domestic workers alliance movement 2pm Mass Incarceration and the Other 1% 3pm NY Taxi Workers Alliance Speakout 4pm Updates from the Oaxaca Struggle 5pm Movement for Justice in El Barrio 6pm

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of J Wedes september17 [september17discuss] Tweeters Wanted Thursday, October 06, 2011 5:26:36 PM

Hi y'all, I think it's safe to say I've been steering the @OccupyWallStNYC tweet-boat for a few weeks, with my trusty co-tweeter Kira and a motley crew of tweet-boat sailors who chime in de vez en cuando. It's becoming unwieldy (and limiting to our movement) for me to be holding up most of the tweeting, so I'm looking for some trusty tweeters to help me take it on. There's a (dated) how-to here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MizxkDsJETLdSTshtn-6CwPyJ08gXQj_4HtM8VdrGY/edit?hl=en_US Anybody game? Email me offline and we'll connect in person. -justin

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of NicolasMoselleAllen Movement for Justice in El Barrio; september17@googlegroups.com; ows-empowerment-workinggroup@googlegroups.com; empowerment-and-education@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] URGENT for Empowerment and Education. RE: Our posting Saturday, October 08, 2011 8:18:27 PM

To the compaer@s del Movimiento, I'm afraid I also don't understand what has happened...I don't know how Bill Mckibben was schedule on your time, but I know that I've been excited to hear from el Movimiento and I've been working at the Spanish table at OWS telling everyone about the event tomorrow at 6pm. I'm including every mailing group involved in the OWS movement so that this problem can come to the attention of everyone. Please try to understand that there is a great deal of excitement to hear from your group, and that the errors were due to lack of organization on our part. Again, I would like to apologize for the errors we've made and express my sympathy with your frustration. Please do come tomorrow, as there will be many people coming who want to hear from el Movimiento por la Justicia en el Barrio! Abrazos, Nico

On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 8:02 PM, Movement for Justice in El Barrio <movementforjusticeinelbarrio@yahoo.com> wrote: Babak was coordinating this on your behalf. We send it to him on Tuesday and reminded him on Wednesday. He promised to do it. We sent it to you several hours ago. We will send it to you again. It appears as if you have already scheduled an academic named Bill during our time slot as part of the forum. We do not understand why all of this has happened. We had our general assembly today and our members are dismayed and quite honestly feel marginalized.

--- On Sat, 10/8/11, NicolasMoselleAllen <allenicolas@gmail.com> wrote: From: NicolasMoselleAllen <allenicolas@gmail.com> Subject: Re: Our posting To: "Movement for Justice in El Barrio"
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<movementforjusticeinelbarrio@yahoo.com> Date: Saturday, October 8, 2011, 4:57 PM my sincerest apologies. I will work to get things fixed as quick as possible, but I don't personally have the description that was sent. Do you recall who you sent it to? Nico On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 3:57 PM, Movement for Justice in El Barrio <movementforjusticeinelbarrio@yahoo.com> wrote: It is now posted on the wrong day and it is not the description we sent you. It is something someone else made up.

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of David DeGraw september17@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] Welcome to the #OWS 99% Movement We Will NOT Be Co-Opted Working Group Friday, October 07, 2011 1:57:10 PM

we just posted this, have sent out yet, will be back at park later today to discuss: Welcome to the #OWS 99% Movement We Will NOT Be Co-Opted Working Group
This is not an official statement from the #OWS 99% Movement. As a decentralized leaderless movement, in our opinion, there is no one group, organization, website or individual who can speak for the movement as a whole. We, a working group of people currently occupying Liberty Park and many other locations throughout the US, are growing increasingly concerned about divide and conquer attempts being made to co-opt the movement. In the following message, we are issuing our first proposed statement. ... Read More >> http://ampedstatus.org/welcome-to-the-ows-99-movement-we-will-not-be-co-optedworking-group/ Please give your input

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Charles Lenchner september17@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] Yom Kippur Services tomorrow night at Zuccotti Park Thursday, October 06, 2011 2:16:43 PM

Hey all, Big FYI here. Dan Sieradski and others have organizing a 'pray in' for lack of a better word tomorrow night at the Park. I'm passing on some info, and can answer some questions in case any exist. I figure, a heads up is in place. Yom Kippur synagogue services have names. The one on the evening before is called 'Kol Nidre.' It is a solemn occasion, as the holiday itself involves fasting, repenting, etc. The reason some Jews are deciding to skip the services at their chosen synagogue and come to ZP is because they support OWS, see room for personal and communal repentance for the flaws of this society (we are all responsible), and take seriously some of the words from Isaiah: Is such the fast that I have chosen? the day for a man to afflict his soul? Is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? Wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD? Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the fetters of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him, and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh? Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thy healing shall spring forth speedily; and thy righteousness shall go before thee, the glory of the LORD shall be thy rearward. Thus rather than spending the holiday safe and warm in our cozy synagogues thinking abstractly about human suffering, perhaps we should truly afflict ourselves and undertake the fast of Isaiah, by joining the demonstrators in Zuccotti Park, and holding our Yom Kippur services there amongst the oppressed. You can read more here: http://mobius1ski.tumblr.com/post/11025897855/kol-nidre-minyan-atoccupywallstreet So - what will this mean in practice? The folks praying will cluster somewhere holding prayer books, perhaps with prayer shawls, some folks might be in front leading the prayers, which will be a mix of Hebrew and English. Men and women will not be segregated. These folks are NOT trying to get others to join them. Respectful behavior might include ignoring them completely, not trying to engage in conversation after it begins, and not holding loud conversations right next to them. That said, some folks, maybe Jews, might actually WANT to join them. If this is the case, make it clear to someone. I think they are bringing extra copies of the prayer books (on loan from - this is very funny - the Conservative denomination). I expect that the prayer leader will be explaining things, pointing out page numbers, etc. to
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make it easier for less observant Jews to participate. Non Jews might want to join as well (this does happen...) NO ONE will kick you out but others might assume you are Jewish, so be prepared. It probably will be seen as rude if you want to dip in and out. Join, then stick around, or don't join. Most folks (including many of the women) will likely have a head covering, but this isn't necessary for either gender. The people doing this do not think there is any special merit or expression of solidarity if you join. This gathering has no political message other than 'we support OWS and social justice.' Dan said he was coming to the GA tonight to announce this if anyone has questions, etc. The facebook page for this event is here: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=269157873118419 More than 200 people have RSVP'd, so there might be 50-100 folks attending. This is newsworthy in the Jewish community, and is extending messages of support for OWS in that direction. Best, Charles

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Jackie DiSalvo labor-outreach-committee@googlegroups.com september17@googlegroups.com; no-budget-cuts-ny-discussion@googlegroups.com [september17discuss] Thursday, October 06, 2011 8:58:24 AM

In a statement released this afternoon supporting the growing Occupy Wall Street movement, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says: Occupy Wall Street has captured the imagination and passion of millions of Americans who have lost hope that our nations policymakers are speaking for them. We support the protesters in their determination to hold Wall Street accountable and create good jobs. This evening in New York City, union members joined the Occupy Wall Street protestors now in their third week camped in the heart of the financial districtand other activists for a Wall Street march and rally drawing several thousand. Says Trumka: We are proud that today on Wall Street, bus drivers, painters, nurses and utility workers will join students and homeowners, the unemployed and the underemployed to call for fundamental change. With the Occupy Wall Street mobilization gaining steam in cities across the country, Trumka says the labor movement will open our union halls and community centers as well as our arms and our hearts to those with the courage to stand up and demand a better America.

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globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com on behalf of Messiah Rhodes globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com Re: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] CORPRATE MEDIA AND REALITY quick COMPARE AND CONTRAST VIDEO Thursday, October 06, 2011 12:22:32 PM

Hey all, Wondering if anyone is working on this? A quick entertaining video comparing how corporate media is starting to cover #ows and the reality of why people are #occupying. Be cool and help the people in #ows show who we really are. On Oct 5, 2011 2:22 PM, "Tim Schwartz" <tim@myhouseonfire.com> wrote: > Hi there, > > I was getting emails from the group but am not getting them any more. > > Can I once again be added to the list. > > Thanks a lot > > -> Tim Schwartz > (323) 363-4824 > www.myhouseonfire.com > www.smoochmysmackers.com

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globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com on behalf of Nicholas Isabella globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com Re: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] PHOTOS!! Thursday, October 06, 2011 11:29:25 PM

I have some good crowd shots,not Ariel though. If you look on my Facebook album they are up. Nicholas Isabella Sent from my iPhone On Oct 6, 2011, at 23:09, Marisa Holmes <marisaholmes@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > > > > > > > Hi everyone! I've been looking through flicker, but nothing has really caught my eye. We need an overhead crowd shot of the rally yesterday for the front page of The Occupied Wall Street Journal. Please send pics. In solidarity, Marisa

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globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com on behalf of ddotto globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com Re: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] PHOTOS!! Friday, October 07, 2011 2:57:49 AM

If that don't do, well goddamn. Someone ought to tell you that's a goddamn hot shot! Yeah, and ya don't stop. (!!!) On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 11:38 PM, DMS <davidscameracraft@gmail.com> wrote: The shot I sent in today is a 15mm. I tried to talk a few people into sneaking me into a building but.... well maybe this will do. On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 11:29 PM, Nicholas Isabella <captainnick07@gmail.com> wrote: I have some good crowd shots,not Ariel though. If you look on my Facebook album they are up. Nicholas Isabella Sent from my iPhone On Oct 6, 2011, at 23:09, Marisa Holmes <marisaholmes@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > > > > > > > Hi everyone! I've been looking through flicker, but nothing has really caught my eye. We need an overhead crowd shot of the rally yesterday for the front page of The Occupied Wall Street Journal. Please send pics. In solidarity, Marisa

-revolution - transformation - love

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globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com on behalf of Ms. Nikita globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com Re: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] PHOTOS!! Friday, October 07, 2011 7:51:34 AM

Ditto that! On Oct 7, 2011 2:57 AM, "ddotto" <toddodotto@gmail.com> wrote: If that don't do, well goddamn. Someone ought to tell you that's a goddamn hot shot! Yeah, and ya don't stop. (!!!) On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 11:38 PM, DMS <davidscameracraft@gmail.com> wrote: > > The shot I sent in ... -revolution - transformation - love

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globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com on behalf of DMS globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com Re: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] PHOTOS!! Thursday, October 06, 2011 11:38:52 PM _DSC9124.jpg

The shot I sent in today is a 15mm. I tried to talk a few people into sneaking me into a building but.... well maybe this will do. On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 11:29 PM, Nicholas Isabella <captainnick07@gmail.com> wrote: I have some good crowd shots,not Ariel though. If you look on my Facebook album they are up. Nicholas Isabella Sent from my iPhone On Oct 6, 2011, at 23:09, Marisa Holmes <marisaholmes@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > > > > > > > Hi everyone! I've been looking through flicker, but nothing has really caught my eye. We need an overhead crowd shot of the rally yesterday for the front page of The Occupied Wall Street Journal. Please send pics. In solidarity, Marisa

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globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com on behalf of nikky schiller globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com Re: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] Stolen camera Saturday, October 08, 2011 7:55:33 PM

hello yesterday i saw how someone changed the place of a photo camera, from the external table the the more inside of the media center it has to be around Nikky On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 10:18 PM, Nicholas Isabella <captainnick07@gmail.com> wrote: Hey guys,my camera along with others was stolen yesterday from the media center It was a Nikon d3000. If anyone has information about this please let me know. I'm hoping it was just misplaced and not stolen. Sent from my iPhone

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globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com on behalf of Katie Davison globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com Re: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] Stolen camera Saturday, October 08, 2011 10:22:54 PM

Hey Nikky - how do we change the settings on the global revolution media site? I can't read spanish! ;)

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hello yesterday i saw how someone changed the place of a photo camera, from the external table the the more inside of the media center it has to be around Nikky On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 10:18 PM, Nicholas Isabella <captainnick07@gmail.com> wrote: Hey guys,my camera along with others was stolen yesterday from the media center It was a Nikon d3000. If anyone has information about this please let me know. I'm hoping it was just misplaced and not stolen. Sent from my iPhone

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globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com on behalf of katiedavison@rogueproduction.com globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com Re: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] today"s media minutes Thursday, October 06, 2011 1:03:11 PM

Yes we have the conference room at charolettes place. Ill be there in ten.
Connected by a corporate tax dodger - aka Verizon Wireless. We pay-shouldn't they?

-----Original message----From: "Ms. Nikita" <msnikitanyc@gmail.com> To: globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com Sent: Thu, Oct 6, 2011 16:20:47 GMT+00:00 Subject: Re: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] today's media minutes

Hey, Are we meeting today at 1 p.m. somewhere? Nikita On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 1:03 AM, Katie Davison <katiedavison@rogueproduction.com> wrote:
Hey everyone Working to add everyone to a comprehensive media team list. Attached are the minutes for today's media meeting. Sorry for the delay. Meeting for NY media team tomorrow at noon at Charlotte's Place. x Katie

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globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com on behalf of Ms. Nikita globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com Re: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] today"s media minutes Thursday, October 06, 2011 1:21:14 PM

I am lost. Circling wtc site On Oct 6, 2011 1:02 PM, "katiedavison@rogueproduction.com" <katiedavison@rogueproduction.com> wrote: Yes we have the conference room at charolettes place. Ill be there in ten.
Connected by a corporate tax dodger - aka Verizon Wireless. We pay-shouldn't they?

-----Original message----> > From: "Ms. Nikita" <msnikitanyc@gmail.com> > To: globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com > Sent: ... > Hey, > > Are we meeting today at 1 p.m. somewhere? > > Nikita > > On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 1:03 AM...

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globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com on behalf of Ms. Nikita globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com Re: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] today"s media minutes Thursday, October 06, 2011 12:20:27 PM

Hey, Are we meeting today at 1 p.m. somewhere? Nikita On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 1:03 AM, Katie Davison <katiedavison@rogueproduction.com> wrote:
Hey everyone Working to add everyone to a comprehensive media team list. Attached are the minutes for today's media meeting. Sorry for the delay. Meeting for NY media team tomorrow at noon at Charlotte's Place. x Katie

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globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com on behalf of Maria C globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com RE: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] video of spikes assault and arrest and video of attack on protesters by police with pepper spray and batons Thursday, October 06, 2011 8:18:37 AM

Incredible!keep on rocking Spike!! (I hope your face is alright, and you got your glasses back!)Live streaming video from cops wagons is what humanity needs! serously, watch livestream channel getting +10 k of viewers. and Liberty sq +10k of participants, eventually.

From: vlad@glassbeadcollective.org Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2011 07:34:19 -0400 Subject: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] video of spikes assault and arrest and video of attack on protesters by police with pepper spray and batons To: editors@globalrevolution.tv; disgruntledpeasant@gmail.com; wylie@wylielaw.com; barbaraross2@gmail.com; msnikitanyc@gmail.com; globalrevolutionmedia@googlegroups.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kue2-uoHLGk should be uploaded to channel :) video of attack on the protesters: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELEBAGIool0 please tweet and distribute

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Lucas Vazquez september17@googlegroups.com Re: [september17discuss] #OccupyMyHome Campaign Friday, October 07, 2011 11:51:01 PM

If you're interested in anti-eviction campaigns you should look at the organization called O4O (organize for occupation) who recently blocked the eviction of an woman called Mary Ward from her home in Bed-Study, Brooklyn On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 11:41 PM, grimwomyn <grimwomyn@gmail.com> wrote: then send on at will-- lets do it! Here is a tweet to promote it: Not in NYC 2 #occupywallstreet ? #ows How abt #occupyhomes ? Find a house that needs a bit 'o love: http://occupyhomes.tumblr.com/ #occupytogether On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 11:25 PM, acpollack2@juno.com <acpollack2@juno.com> wrote: > this is a BRILLIANT idea! It builds on recent anti-eviction actions (one in > Brooklyn led by Black community groups a couple months ago, sorry I forget > the elderly woman's name, another more recent one I believe in CA, and > others). > And the social media overlay proposed is a great organizing tool! > ps I forget which list I saw it on but there are three antiforeclosure > auctions organized by a community group I believe next week. > > > ---------- Original Message ---------> From: David DeGraw <David@AmpedStatus.com> > To: september17@googlegroups.com > Subject: Re: [september17discuss] #OccupyMyHome Campaign > Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2011 23:07:38 -0400 > > There's a guy i know, Rob Somerton - BofA is about to foreclose on his home, > he is threatening to either not leave or bulldoze the house, he's been > organizing around this issue for awhile, may be good contact: > > https://www.facebook.com/RobAnaVsBofA > > also, biggest foreclosure action network based on LI - forget the guys name, > cell is: 516-263-9715 > > > On 10/7/2011 10:23 PM, J.A. Myerson wrote: > > This is one of the best ideas I've ever heard. How do we get started? > > JAM > > On Oct 7, 2011 10:00 PM, "Alexandre Machado De Sant&#39;Anna Carvalho" > <ac3018@nyu.edu> wrote: >>
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>> Dear Friends: >> >> Just read at the enemy's newspaper (Wall Street Journal, ha) that over >> 600,000- 1 million Americans face foreclosure threats due to the mortgage >> scam and mass unemployment. Can we launch a campaign called "OccupyMyHome", >> where we invite people - alongside neighboors and friends in solidarity - to >> refuse to leave their homes when evicting officers come. To hold their >> ground, in civil disobedience against a obvious injustice perpetrated by >> political economic forces that work against the people? >> >> This campaign, alongside the "move your money from big banks to credit >> unions" would deliver a blow to financial institutions and make the powerful >> listen. >> >> On a practical note, it would be awesome if we had programmers who could >> code a web platform where people at risk of eviction add in their home to a >> georeferenced map, and through it call on neighboors and friends to hold >> their ground, camping at their place, and of course, documenting >> everything. Each day people upload that information, alongside any videos >> of resistance, to that platform so the world could be in support. >> >> Anyone willing to help spread this idea forth, and actualize it? I am >> computer-coding ignorant, unfortunately! >> >> ->> Alexandre M.S. Carvalho, M.D., MPH >> 2009 Reynolds Fellow >> mobile +1 914 563 4209 >> home +1 914 633 0415 >> www.nyu.edu/reynolds > >

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of acpollack2@juno.com september17@googlegroups.com Re: [september17discuss] #OccupyMyHome Campaign Friday, October 07, 2011 11:26:39 PM

this is a BRILLIANT idea! It builds on recent anti-eviction actions (one in Brooklyn led by Black community groups a couple months ago, sorry I forget the elderly woman's name, another more recent one I believe in CA, and others). And the social media overlay proposed is a great organizing tool! ps I forget which list I saw it on but there are three antiforeclosure auctions organized by a community group I believe next week.

---------- Original Message ---------From: David DeGraw <David@AmpedStatus.com> To: september17@googlegroups.com Subject: Re: [september17discuss] #OccupyMyHome Campaign Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2011 23:07:38 -0400 There's a guy i know, Rob Somerton - BofA is about to foreclose on his home, he is threatening to either not leave or bulldoze the house, he's been organizing around this issue for awhile, may be good contact: https://www.facebook.com/RobAnaVsBofA also, biggest foreclosure action network based on LI - forget the guys name, cell is: 516-263-9715 On 10/7/2011 10:23 PM, J.A. Myerson wrote: This is one of the best ideas I've ever heard. How do we get started? JAM On Oct 7, 2011 10:00 PM, "Alexandre Machado De Sant&#39;Anna Carvalho" <ac3018@nyu.edu> wrote: Dear Friends: Just read at the enemy's newspaper (Wall Street Journal, ha) that over 600,000- 1 million Americans face foreclosure threats due to the mortgage scam and mass unemployment. Can we launch a campaign called "OccupyMyHome", where we invite people - alongside neighboors and friends in solidarity - to refuse to leave their homes when evicting officers come. To hold their ground, in civil disobedience against a obvious injustice perpetrated by political economic forces that work against the people? This campaign, alongside the "move your money from big banks to credit unions" would deliver a blow to financial institutions and make the powerful listen.

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On a practical note, it would be awesome if we had programmers who could code a web platform where people at risk of eviction add in their home to a georeferenced map, and through it call on neighboors and friends to hold their ground, camping at their place, and of course, documenting everything. Each day people upload that information, alongside any videos of resistance, to that platform so the world could be in support. Anyone willing to help spread this idea forth, and actualize it? I am computer-coding ignorant, unfortunately! -Alexandre M.S. Carvalho, M.D., MPH 2009 Reynolds Fellow mobile +1 914 563 4209 home +1 914 633 0415 www.nyu.edu/reynolds

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of grimwomyn september17@googlegroups.com Re: [september17discuss] #OccupyMyHome Campaign Friday, October 07, 2011 10:25:40 PM

I think a simple twitter handle #OccupyHomes coupled with #occupytogether ought to do it.... and what do you think about this? http://occupyhomes.tumblr.com/#me On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 10:00 PM, Alexandre Machado De Sant'Anna Carvalho <ac3018@nyu.edu> wrote: > Dear Friends: > > Just read at the enemy's newspaper (Wall Street Journal, ha) that over > 600,000- 1 million Americans face foreclosure threats due to the mortgage > scam and mass unemployment. Can we launch a campaign called "OccupyMyHome", > where we invite people - alongside neighboors and friends in solidarity - to > refuse to leave their homes when evicting officers come. To hold their > ground, in civil disobedience against a obvious injustice perpetrated by > political economic forces that work against the people? > > This campaign, alongside the "move your money from big banks to credit > unions" would deliver a blow to financial institutions and make the powerful > listen. > > On a practical note, it would be awesome if we had programmers who could > code a web platform where people at risk of eviction add in their home to a > georeferenced map, and through it call on neighboors and friends to hold > their ground, camping at their place, and of course, documenting > everything. Each day people upload that information, alongside any videos > of resistance, to that platform so the world could be in support. > > Anyone willing to help spread this idea forth, and actualize it? I am > computer-coding ignorant, unfortunately! > > -> Alexandre M.S. Carvalho, M.D., MPH > 2009 Reynolds Fellow > mobile +1 914 563 4209 > home +1 914 633 0415 > www.nyu.edu/reynolds >

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of J.A. Myerson september17@googlegroups.com Re: [september17discuss] #OccupyMyHome Campaign Friday, October 07, 2011 10:23:50 PM

This is one of the best ideas I've ever heard. How do we get started? JAM On Oct 7, 2011 10:00 PM, "Alexandre Machado De Sant&#39;Anna Carvalho" <ac3018@nyu.edu> wrote: Dear Friends: Just read at the enemy's newspaper (Wall Street Journal, ha) that over 600,000- 1 million Americans face foreclosure threats due to the mortgage scam and mass unemployment. Can we launch a campaign called "OccupyMyHome", where we invite people - alongside neighboors and friends in solidarity - to refuse to leave their homes when evicting officers come. To hold their ground, in civil disobedience against a obvious injustice perpetrated by political economic forces that work against the people? This campaign, alongside the "move your money from big banks to credit unions" would deliver a blow to financial institutions and make the powerful listen. On a practical note, it would be awesome if we had programmers who could code a web platform where people at risk of eviction add in their home to a georeferenced map, and through it call on neighboors and friends to hold their ground, camping at their place, and of course, documenting everything. Each day people upload that information, alongside any videos of resistance, to that platform so the world could be in support. Anyone willing to help spread this idea forth, and actualize it? I am computercoding ignorant, unfortunately! -Alexandre M.S. Carvalho, M.D., MPH 2009 Reynolds Fellow mobile +1 914 563 4209 home +1 914 633 0415 www.nyu.edu/reynolds

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of J.A. Myerson september17@googlegroups.com Re: [september17discuss] #OccupyMyHome Campaign Saturday, October 08, 2011 1:02:21 AM

I love this idea. I'm going to put some weight into trying to help it take off. I'll be in touch as organizing efforts develop from my end. JAM On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 11:50 PM, Lucas Vazquez <lucasbostero20@gmail.com> wrote: If you're interested in anti-eviction campaigns you should look at the organization called O4O (organize for occupation) who recently blocked the eviction of an woman called Mary Ward from her home in Bed-Study, Brooklyn On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 11:41 PM, grimwomyn <grimwomyn@gmail.com> wrote: then send on at will-- lets do it! Here is a tweet to promote it: Not in NYC 2 #occupywallstreet ? #ows How abt #occupyhomes ? Find a house that needs a bit 'o love: http://occupyhomes.tumblr.com/ #occupytogether On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 11:25 PM, acpollack2@juno.com <acpollack2@juno.com> wrote: > this is a BRILLIANT idea! It builds on recent anti-eviction actions (one in > Brooklyn led by Black community groups a couple months ago, sorry I forget > the elderly woman's name, another more recent one I believe in CA, and > others). > And the social media overlay proposed is a great organizing tool! > ps I forget which list I saw it on but there are three antiforeclosure > auctions organized by a community group I believe next week. > > > ---------- Original Message ---------> From: David DeGraw <David@AmpedStatus.com> > To: september17@googlegroups.com > Subject: Re: [september17discuss] #OccupyMyHome Campaign > Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2011 23:07:38 -0400 > > There's a guy i know, Rob Somerton - BofA is about to foreclose on his home, > he is threatening to either not leave or bulldoze the house, he's been > organizing around this issue for awhile, may be good contact: > > https://www.facebook.com/RobAnaVsBofA > > also, biggest foreclosure action network based on LI - forget the guys name, > cell is: 516-263-9715 > > > On 10/7/2011 10:23 PM, J.A. Myerson wrote:
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> > This is one of the best ideas I've ever heard. How do we get started? > > JAM > > On Oct 7, 2011 10:00 PM, "Alexandre Machado De Sant&#39;Anna Carvalho" > <ac3018@nyu.edu> wrote: >> >> Dear Friends: >> >> Just read at the enemy's newspaper (Wall Street Journal, ha) that over >> 600,000- 1 million Americans face foreclosure threats due to the mortgage >> scam and mass unemployment. Can we launch a campaign called "OccupyMyHome", >> where we invite people - alongside neighboors and friends in solidarity - to >> refuse to leave their homes when evicting officers come. To hold their >> ground, in civil disobedience against a obvious injustice perpetrated by >> political economic forces that work against the people? >> >> This campaign, alongside the "move your money from big banks to credit >> unions" would deliver a blow to financial institutions and make the powerful >> listen. >> >> On a practical note, it would be awesome if we had programmers who could >> code a web platform where people at risk of eviction add in their home to a >> georeferenced map, and through it call on neighboors and friends to hold >> their ground, camping at their place, and of course, documenting >> everything. Each day people upload that information, alongside any videos >> of resistance, to that platform so the world could be in support. >> >> Anyone willing to help spread this idea forth, and actualize it? I am >> computer-coding ignorant, unfortunately! >> >> ->> Alexandre M.S. Carvalho, M.D., MPH >> 2009 Reynolds Fellow >> mobile +1 914 563 4209 >> home +1 914 633 0415 >> www.nyu.edu/reynolds > >

-J.A. Myerson http://www.jamyerson.com 347.688.0241

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of bf0189@gmail.com september17@googlegroups.com Re: [september17discuss] #OWS WARNING: @OccupyWailSt is IMPERSONATING @OccupyWallSt Friday, October 07, 2011 7:31:46 PM

I alerted twitter for impersonation already (I run @OccupyWallSt) On , Shoq <shoqvalue@gmail.com> wrote: > #OWS WARNING: @OccupyWailSt is IMPERSONATING @OccupyWallSt Go to its profile, click menu, Report as Spam; then block #p2 (RT?) > > > (Note that upper case "i" (eye) reads like lower case eL). If you have a name with any eLs in them, register the potential clone name before your enemies and trolls do this to you. > > > @OccupyWallSt has been informed, and is taking action with twitter. It is not always easy to press an impersonation case (twitter considers most to be parody), but since they are using a similar web address, it may be possible. > > > Report as spam usually helps, when done in LARGE volume. > > >

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Shoq september17@googlegroups.com Re: [september17discuss] #OWS WARNING: @OccupyWailSt is IMPERSONATING @OccupyWallSt Friday, October 07, 2011 7:47:44 PM

Excellent. I've tossed a message to a friend at twitter, hoping to expedite, too.

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of grimwomyn september17@googlegroups.com Re: [september17discuss] American Jobs Act Thursday, October 06, 2011 11:46:16 AM

Yeah imho we should be focused on breaking the current power structure of corporate influnce not pandering to it. On Oct 6, 2011 11:44 AM, "diane sare" <dwsare@gmail.com> wrote: > The American Jobs act is an insane piece of fascist slave-labor garbage -> and that's putting it nicely. Giving corporations the right to FREE labor > by giving them skilled employees who are collecting unemployment > compensation. It only encourages more unemployment. We should NOT endorse > this! > > On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 11:37 AM, Charles <chcreinhardt@gmail.com> wrote: > >> Hey guys, >> >> A thought just occurred to me. I haven't heard much about this yet, >> but do you think that OWS might do itself a service by endorsing, at >> least as one of many goals, the passage of the American Jobs Act in >> its entirety, or even an expansion of its policies (and perhaps a >> reduction in the ratio of tax cuts composing it)? It has been accepted >> as a foregone conclusion by the entire American mainstream >> commentariat that Obama's jobs bill will be absolutely eviscerated or >> at least highly attenuated by the corrupt legislatures in this >> country. >> >> What if we tried to draw more attention to the legislative battle of >> the AJA as a pillar of our emerging program (in addition to legal and >> anti-trust action against the banks and tax reform, etc)? That way the >> movement can shed light on the very obstacles to the bill's passage or >> enhancement, which will serve to illuminate the architecture of >> corruption in our legislative process. That way, the bought off >> Democrats and Republicans can be named and shamed with the enhanced >> lens of this movement. Furthermore, the limited scope of the bill >> itself can serve as grounds for further criticism of the White House >> approach. >> >> I'm sure this has been suggested before, and I understand that there >> are caveats to our involvement in the political process but I want to >> know what the status of the current dialogue is about this course of >> action or line of thinking. >> >> Sincerely, >> >> Charles Reinhardt > > > >
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> -> Diane Sare > cell: 201-220-7731

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of acpollack2@juno.com september17@googlegroups.com Re: [september17discuss] American Jobs Act Thursday, October 06, 2011 2:03:31 PM

Glass-Steagall was one tiny effort by part of the capitalist ruling class to regulate another part, in the interests of heading off a full-scale workers' revolt during the Depression. Its repeal was a victory by that second part, in consensus with the first part, both agreeing that workers had long since stopped revolting. But the labor movement then -- and hopefully now -- wasn't primarily interested in such disputes among its rulers. Its concern, as ours should be now, is providing jobs and education and health and childcare for ALL -- and if we have to nationalize the banks, and put them under workers' control to do so, let's do it! I might add that this obsession with Glass-Steagall and other banking "reforms," and with the Fed, is the hobby-horse of right-wing libertarians, whose leaders are FOR exploitation of workers by rich people. They really should go back to the Tea Party where they belong -- unless they're willing to follow the lead of workers raising progressive (yes, that means left-wing) demands. Andy

---------- Original Message ---------From: David DeGraw <David@AmpedStatus.com> To: september17@googlegroups.com Subject: Re: [september17discuss] American Jobs Act Date: Thu, 06 Oct 2011 13:52:57 -0400 for what its worth, agree w/ Robert here. But, when it comes to specific legislation, i do think glass-steagall could be endorsed "as a first step." It is a demand that we can achieve and it shows we know our shit On 10/6/2011 12:03 PM, Robert Christ wrote: The moment we endorse any politician, or any piece of legislation, the media will latch on to that as our one demand. At that point, they will have no need to cover us specifically, whatsoever, and can spend their time discrediting our movement by filming their talking heads "discussing" whatever or whomever we endorse. No Demands. No Endorsements. Not Yet. On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 12:01 PM, David DeGraw <David@ampedstatus.com> wrote: please, please do not endorse the Jobs Act. Highly problematic legislation. plus we cannot be seen as supporting Obama or partisan in
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any way, we facture the whole 99% concept in my opinion. the Press con Obama's is giving right now is the best one I seen in years. Lots of OWS questions. They asked why he never prosecuted WS execs. Lots of talk about the American people having every right to be pissed off. CONGRATS EVERYONE!!! WINNING! ;-)

On 10/6/2011 11:56 AM, bf0189@gmail.com wrote: It strikes me as a heavy bastardization of German's unemployment system (and will be more bastardized once it reaches Obama to sign and finalize) Putting a small band-aid over a wound won't fix anything. We need real reform. On , Charles <chcreinhardt@gmail.com> wrote: > Hey guys, > > > > A thought just occurred to me. I haven't heard much about this yet, > > but do you think that OWS might do itself a service by endorsing, at > > least as one of many goals, the passage of the American Jobs Act in > > its entirety, or even an expansion of its policies (and perhaps a > > reduction in the ratio of tax cuts composing it)? It has been accepted > > as a foregone conclusion by the entire American mainstream > > commentariat that Obama's jobs bill will be absolutely eviscerated or > > at least highly attenuated by the corrupt legislatures in this > > country. > > > > What if we tried to draw more attention to the legislative battle of > > the AJA as a pillar of our emerging program (in addition to legal and
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> > anti-trust action against the banks and tax reform, etc)? That way the > > movement can shed light on the very obstacles to the bill's passage or > > enhancement, which will serve to illuminate the architecture of > > corruption in our legislative process. That way, the bought off > > Democrats and Republicans can be named and shamed with the enhanced > > lens of this movement. Furthermore, the limited scope of the bill > > itself can serve as grounds for further criticism of the White House > > approach. > > > > I'm sure this has been suggested before, and I understand that there > > are caveats to our involvement in the political process but I want to > > know what the status of the current dialogue is about this course of > > action or line of thinking. > > > > Sincerely, > > > > Charles Reinhardt

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Shoq september17@googlegroups.com Re: [september17discuss] American Jobs Act Friday, October 07, 2011 11:05:15 AM

I agree This movement will never attract average Americans if it is seen as opposing things that 80% of them support already (like AJA), many of which are at least in a more useful direction than anything Wall Street of their Republic proxies propose. Many who are slowly coming around to support #OWS are progressive activists who are not going to sign on to aleaderless radical agenda that discards all the progress and gains that they feel they have made, or are trying to make every day. If the movement doesn't want to support what they do, fine. But they should not be hostile to it or they will lose many of the key supporters they need. Only a small percentage of the American left is "radical left." The rest want to help this effort, but they also want to care for the families, and still believe that changes can be made to fix what ails us. Whether that is true or not, it's what many of the people believe. And until they believe something else, any movement must have the people on board. If OWS is seen as supporting efforts that bring us President Romney, or worse, the mood will sour very quickly as the election approaches. Few on the American left want to relive the Nader/2000 drama. A hundred dreams of revolution have come and gone in America over the past 150 years. They vanish once they try to overreach, and devolve into factionalism. If this effort can avoid making that mistake, and be as inclusive as possible without compromising its core goals, it has a real chance to make a difference in how this country evolves from this point forward. My two cents

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of diane sare september17@googlegroups.com Re: [september17discuss] American Jobs Act Friday, October 07, 2011 5:25:03 PM

Supporting Obama's pro-Wall Street policies, like his slave labor "jobs act" is the best way to get a Rick Perry or Mit Romney elected. Maybe the Democrats should dump him, and find someone who doesn't carry out extrajudicial assassinations (Yemen), and believes in the General Welfare Clause of the Constitution. That might raise the standard for elections, instead of always choosing from the slower form of suicide. On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 11:05 AM, Shoq <shoqvalue@gmail.com> wrote: I agree This movement will never attract average Americans if it is seen as opposing things that 80% of them support already (like AJA), many of which are at least in a more useful direction than anything Wall Street of their Republic proxies propose. Many who are slowly coming around to support #OWS are progressive activists who are not going to sign on to aleaderless radical agenda that discards all the progress and gains that they feel they have made, or are trying to make every day. If the movement doesn't want to support what they do, fine. But they should not be hostile to it or they will lose many of the key supporters they need. Only a small percentage of the American left is "radical left." The rest want to help this effort, but they also want to care for the families, and still believe that changes can be made to fix what ails us. Whether that is true or not, it's what many of the people believe. And until they believe something else, any movement must have the people on board. If OWS is seen as supporting efforts that bring us President Romney, or worse, the mood will sour very quickly as the election approaches. Few on the American left want to relive the Nader/2000 drama. A hundred dreams of revolution have come and gone in America over the past 150 years. They vanish once they try to overreach, and devolve into factionalism. If this effort can avoid making that mistake, and be as inclusive as possible without compromising its core goals, it has a real chance to make a difference in how this country evolves from this point forward. My two cents

-Diane Sare cell: 201-220-7731

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Gabriel Johnson september17@googlegroups.com Re: [september17discuss] American Jobs Act Thursday, October 06, 2011 11:48:58 AM

I was thinking about it, and I would say that most people in the square would think of it as a step in the right direction (if only a baby step), and there are certainly a lot more things to be done. I am somewhat wary of endorsing a specific piece of legislation so specifically, though, so as not to become too tied (at least in the public consciousness) to Obama or the Democrats (even though that's utterly laughable if you're familiar with the groups who helped spark OWS like the NYCGA, Adbusters, etc.) If I could propose something to the General Assembly it might be a commendation to the President for taking this small step in the right direction by proposing it, but saying much more needs to be done (the phrase "woefully inadequate" might be handy here). In fact I think I might. Provided I can figure out a way to do so --glj On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 11:37 AM, Charles <chcreinhardt@gmail.com> wrote: Hey guys, A thought just occurred to me. I haven't heard much about this yet, but do you think that OWS might do itself a service by endorsing, at least as one of many goals, the passage of the American Jobs Act in its entirety, or even an expansion of its policies (and perhaps a reduction in the ratio of tax cuts composing it)? It has been accepted as a foregone conclusion by the entire American mainstream commentariat that Obama's jobs bill will be absolutely eviscerated or at least highly attenuated by the corrupt legislatures in this country. What if we tried to draw more attention to the legislative battle of the AJA as a pillar of our emerging program (in addition to legal and anti-trust action against the banks and tax reform, etc)? That way the movement can shed light on the very obstacles to the bill's passage or enhancement, which will serve to illuminate the architecture of corruption in our legislative process. That way, the bought off Democrats and Republicans can be named and shamed with the enhanced lens of this movement. Furthermore, the limited scope of the bill itself can serve as grounds for further criticism of the White House approach. I'm sure this has been suggested before, and I understand that there are caveats to our involvement in the political process but I want to know what the status of the current dialogue is about this course of action or line of thinking. Sincerely, Charles Reinhardt

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of acpollack2@juno.com september17@googlegroups.com Re: [september17discuss] American Jobs Act Thursday, October 06, 2011 11:52:15 AM

Agreed re reactionary nature of Obama's bill. What we need to do IMO is: 1) support demands of unions, and the unorganized, to preserve their existing jobs - and to hear from them how many would have to be added to make their jobs doable (a la the way nurses demand better patient/nurse ratios); and 2) demand jobs for all, at union wages and benefits, until everyone is employed, and until we have all the health and childcare workers, teachers, paternity/maternity/elderly leave, that we need to meet the needs of our families and communities! This latter demand IMO means a shorter workweek/day, but that's another discussion.

---------- Original Message ---------From: grimwomyn <grimwomyn@gmail.com> To: september17@googlegroups.com Subject: Re: [september17discuss] American Jobs Act Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2011 11:46:10 -0400 Yeah imho we should be focused on breaking the current power structure of corporate influnce not pandering to it. On Oct 6, 2011 11:44 AM, "diane sare" <dwsare@gmail.com> wrote: > The American Jobs act is an insane piece of fascist slave-labor garbage -> and that's putting it nicely. Giving corporations the right to FREE labor > by giving them skilled employees who are collecting unemployment > compensation. It only encourages more unemployment. We should NOT endorse > this! > > On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 11:37 AM, Charles <chcreinhardt@gmail.com> wrote: > >> Hey guys, >> >> A thought just occurred to me. I haven't heard much about this yet, >> but do you think that OWS might do itself a service by endorsing, at >> least as one of many goals, the passage of the American Jobs Act in >> its entirety, or even an expansion of its policies (and perhaps a >> reduction in the ratio of tax cuts composing it)? It has been accepted >> as a foregone conclusion by the entire American mainstream >> commentariat that Obama's jobs bill will be absolutely eviscerated or >> at least highly attenuated by the corrupt legislatures in this >> country. >> >> What if we tried to draw more attention to the legislative battle of >> the AJA as a pillar of our emerging program (in addition to legal and
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>> anti-trust action against the banks and tax reform, etc)? That way the >> movement can shed light on the very obstacles to the bill's passage or >> enhancement, which will serve to illuminate the architecture of >> corruption in our legislative process. That way, the bought off >> Democrats and Republicans can be named and shamed with the enhanced >> lens of this movement. Furthermore, the limited scope of the bill >> itself can serve as grounds for further criticism of the White House >> approach. >> >> I'm sure this has been suggested before, and I understand that there >> are caveats to our involvement in the political process but I want to >> know what the status of the current dialogue is about this course of >> action or line of thinking. >> >> Sincerely, >> >> Charles Reinhardt > > > > > -> Diane Sare > cell: 201-220-7731

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of bf0189@gmail.com september17@googlegroups.com Re: [september17discuss] American Jobs Act Thursday, October 06, 2011 11:56:12 AM

It strikes me as a heavy bastardization of German's unemployment system (and will be more bastardized once it reaches Obama to sign and finalize) Putting a small band-aid over a wound won't fix anything. We need real reform. On , Charles <chcreinhardt@gmail.com> wrote: > Hey guys, > > > > A thought just occurred to me. I haven't heard much about this yet, > > but do you think that OWS might do itself a service by endorsing, at > > least as one of many goals, the passage of the American Jobs Act in > > its entirety, or even an expansion of its policies (and perhaps a > > reduction in the ratio of tax cuts composing it)? It has been accepted > > as a foregone conclusion by the entire American mainstream > > commentariat that Obama's jobs bill will be absolutely eviscerated or > > at least highly attenuated by the corrupt legislatures in this > > country. > > > > What if we tried to draw more attention to the legislative battle of > > the AJA as a pillar of our emerging program (in addition to legal and > > anti-trust action against the banks and tax reform, etc)? That way the > > movement can shed light on the very obstacles to the bill's passage or > > enhancement, which will serve to illuminate the architecture of > > corruption in our legislative process. That way, the bought off > > Democrats and Republicans can be named and shamed with the enhanced > > lens of this movement. Furthermore, the limited scope of the bill > > itself can serve as grounds for further criticism of the White House >
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approach.

I'm sure this has been suggested before, and I understand that there are caveats to our involvement in the political process but I want to know what the status of the current dialogue is about this course of action or line of thinking.

Sincerely,

Charles Reinhardt

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Gabriel Johnson september17@googlegroups.com Re: [september17discuss] American Jobs Act Thursday, October 06, 2011 11:55:32 AM

RIIIIIGHT remember reading about this part in an article, thinking "holy smokes that is a really really terrible idea", and then sorta forgetting about it until now. Didn't know that was an element of it; however, reading this [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Jobs_Act#Elements_of_the_proposed_bill] it seems that element two (what you're talking about, right?) is the only bad one there (keeping in mind that number one, payroll taxes, are the bad kind because they only apply to the first 106K (not sure if that's the right number, but something like that) of income. Other than that, though, I think it's pretty good, and would introduce my previous thing while adding something condemning number two. (Opposition to that is something that I think can also bring us together with our libertarian elements, because it is just basically a massive subsidy for businesses). --glj On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 11:44 AM, diane sare <dwsare@gmail.com> wrote: The American Jobs act is an insane piece of fascist slave-labor garbage -- and that's putting it nicely. Giving corporations the right to FREE labor by giving them skilled employees who are collecting unemployment compensation. It only encourages more unemployment. We should NOT endorse this! On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 11:37 AM, Charles <chcreinhardt@gmail.com> wrote: Hey guys, A thought just occurred to me. I haven't heard much about this yet, but do you think that OWS might do itself a service by endorsing, at least as one of many goals, the passage of the American Jobs Act in its entirety, or even an expansion of its policies (and perhaps a reduction in the ratio of tax cuts composing it)? It has been accepted as a foregone conclusion by the entire American mainstream commentariat that Obama's jobs bill will be absolutely eviscerated or at least highly attenuated by the corrupt legislatures in this country. What if we tried to draw more attention to the legislative battle of the AJA as a pillar of our emerging program (in addition to legal and anti-trust action against the banks and tax reform, etc)? That way the movement can shed light on the very obstacles to the bill's passage or enhancement, which will serve to illuminate the architecture of corruption in our legislative process. That way, the bought off Democrats and Republicans can be named and shamed with the enhanced lens of this movement. Furthermore, the limited scope of the bill itself can serve as grounds for further criticism of the White House approach. I'm sure this has been suggested before, and I understand that there
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are caveats to our involvement in the political process but I want to know what the status of the current dialogue is about this course of action or line of thinking. Sincerely, Charles Reinhardt

-Diane Sare cell: 201-220-7731

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Doug Singsen september17@googlegroups.com Re: [september17discuss] American Jobs Act Thursday, October 06, 2011 11:57:56 AM

The problem is that the jobs bill isn't a step in the right direction, it's a tenth of a step in the right direction and a whole step in the wrong direction. From http://socialistworker.org/2011/09/14/jobs-bill-that-wont-work: Much of Obama's $447 billion plan comes in a form that Republicans normally embrace--tax breaks for corporations, as inducements to hire new workers. But it's doubtful such incentives will work any better than they have already. Much of Corporate America has returned to profitability since the official end of the recession more than two years ago--and they've done so by squeezing more work out of fewer employees working for lower wages and benefits. It was hardly a good omen when, just days after Obama's speech, Bank of America--which has paid no federal corporate income taxes over the last two years--announced that it would lay off 30,000 employees. Obama plans to pay for the jobs bill by making "modest adjustments [read: cuts] to health care programs like Medicare and Medicaid". And then there's this utter piece of trash: If you want an idea of how Obama's plan to "get America back to work" would work, take a look at the Georgia Works program that served as a model for one of the White House's proposals. Georgia Works allows businesses to hire unemployed workers temporarily--without pay. The unemployed work eight 24-hour weeks while continuing to receive jobless benefits, plus a $240 stipend from the government. It's a great deal for business, which get temporary workers for free. But not such a great deal for workers, who have to work a part-time job and deal with related expenses like transportation and child care for only a small stipend over what they get in unemployment benefits. Plus, there's no evidence that the programs actually provides the training that workers need to find employment. "We reviewed Georgia Works. It looks more like work than training," Andrew Stettner, deputy director of the National Employment Law Project, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution . "You can't try someone out and not pay them. It's not allowed under our nation's labor laws." Doug S On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 11:48 AM, Gabriel Johnson <gabjoh2@gmail.com> wrote: I was thinking about it, and I would say that most people in the square would think of it as a step in the right direction (if only a baby step), and there are certainly a lot more things to be done. I am somewhat wary of endorsing a specific piece of legislation so specifically, though, so as not to become too tied (at least in the public consciousness) to Obama or the Democrats (even though that's utterly laughable if you're familiar with the groups who helped spark OWS like the
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NYCGA, Adbusters, etc.) If I could propose something to the General Assembly it might be a commendation to the President for taking this small step in the right direction by proposing it, but saying much more needs to be done (the phrase "woefully inadequate" might be handy here). In fact I think I might. Provided I can figure out a way to do so --glj On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 11:37 AM, Charles <chcreinhardt@gmail.com> wrote: Hey guys, A thought just occurred to me. I haven't heard much about this yet, but do you think that OWS might do itself a service by endorsing, at least as one of many goals, the passage of the American Jobs Act in its entirety, or even an expansion of its policies (and perhaps a reduction in the ratio of tax cuts composing it)? It has been accepted as a foregone conclusion by the entire American mainstream commentariat that Obama's jobs bill will be absolutely eviscerated or at least highly attenuated by the corrupt legislatures in this country. What if we tried to draw more attention to the legislative battle of the AJA as a pillar of our emerging program (in addition to legal and anti-trust action against the banks and tax reform, etc)? That way the movement can shed light on the very obstacles to the bill's passage or enhancement, which will serve to illuminate the architecture of corruption in our legislative process. That way, the bought off Democrats and Republicans can be named and shamed with the enhanced lens of this movement. Furthermore, the limited scope of the bill itself can serve as grounds for further criticism of the White House approach. I'm sure this has been suggested before, and I understand that there are caveats to our involvement in the political process but I want to know what the status of the current dialogue is about this course of action or line of thinking. Sincerely, Charles Reinhardt

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of David DeGraw september17@googlegroups.com Re: [september17discuss] American Jobs Act Thursday, October 06, 2011 12:01:43 PM

please, please do not endorse the Jobs Act. Highly problematic legislation. plus we cannot be seen as supporting Obama or partisan in any way, we facture the whole 99% concept in my opinion. the Press con Obama's is giving right now is the best one I seen in years. Lots of OWS questions. They asked why he never prosecuted WS execs. Lots of talk about the American people having every right to be pissed off. CONGRATS EVERYONE!!! WINNING! ;-) On 10/6/2011 11:56 AM, bf0189@gmail.com wrote: > It strikes me as a heavy bastardization of German's unemployment > system (and will be more bastardized once it reaches Obama to sign and > finalize) > > Putting a small band-aid over a wound won't fix anything. We need real > reform. > > On , Charles <chcreinhardt@gmail.com> wrote: > > Hey guys, >> >> >> > > A thought just occurred to me. I haven't heard much about this yet, >> > > but do you think that OWS might do itself a service by endorsing, at >> > > least as one of many goals, the passage of the American Jobs Act in >> > > its entirety, or even an expansion of its policies (and perhaps a >> > > reduction in the ratio of tax cuts composing it)? It has been accepted >> > > as a foregone conclusion by the entire American mainstream >> > > commentariat that Obama's jobs bill will be absolutely eviscerated or >> > > at least highly attenuated by the corrupt legislatures in this >> > > country. >> >> >> > > What if we tried to draw more attention to the legislative battle of >> > > the AJA as a pillar of our emerging program (in addition to legal and >> > > anti-trust action against the banks and tax reform, etc)? That way the >> > > movement can shed light on the very obstacles to the bill's passage or >>

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enhancement, which will serve to illuminate the architecture of corruption in our legislative process. That way, the bought off Democrats and Republicans can be named and shamed with the enhanced lens of this movement. Furthermore, the limited scope of the bill itself can serve as grounds for further criticism of the White House approach.

I'm sure this has been suggested before, and I understand that there are caveats to our involvement in the political process but I want to know what the status of the current dialogue is about this course of action or line of thinking.

Sincerely,

Charles Reinhardt

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Robert Christ september17@googlegroups.com Re: [september17discuss] American Jobs Act Thursday, October 06, 2011 12:04:11 PM

The moment we endorse any politician, or any piece of legislation, the media will latch on to that as our one demand. At that point, they will have no need to cover us specifically, whatsoever, and can spend their time discrediting our movement by filming their talking heads "discussing" whatever or whomever we endorse. No Demands. No Endorsements. Not Yet. On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 12:01 PM, David DeGraw <David@ampedstatus.com> wrote: please, please do not endorse the Jobs Act. Highly problematic legislation. plus we cannot be seen as supporting Obama or partisan in any way, we facture the whole 99% concept in my opinion. the Press con Obama's is giving right now is the best one I seen in years. Lots of OWS questions. They asked why he never prosecuted WS execs. Lots of talk about the American people having every right to be pissed off. CONGRATS EVERYONE!!! WINNING! ;-)

On 10/6/2011 11:56 AM, bf0189@gmail.com wrote: It strikes me as a heavy bastardization of German's unemployment system (and will be more bastardized once it reaches Obama to sign and finalize) Putting a small band-aid over a wound won't fix anything. We need real reform. On , Charles <chcreinhardt@gmail.com> wrote: > Hey guys, > > > > A thought just occurred to me. I haven't heard much about this yet, > > but do you think that OWS might do itself a service by endorsing, at > > least as one of many goals, the passage of the American Jobs Act in > > its entirety, or even an expansion of its policies (and perhaps a > > reduction in the ratio of tax cuts composing it)? It has been accepted > > as a foregone conclusion by the entire American mainstream > > commentariat that Obama's jobs bill will be absolutely eviscerated or >
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at least highly attenuated by the corrupt legislatures in this country.

What if we tried to draw more attention to the legislative battle of the AJA as a pillar of our emerging program (in addition to legal and anti-trust action against the banks and tax reform, etc)? That way the movement can shed light on the very obstacles to the bill's passage or enhancement, which will serve to illuminate the architecture of corruption in our legislative process. That way, the bought off Democrats and Republicans can be named and shamed with the enhanced lens of this movement. Furthermore, the limited scope of the bill itself can serve as grounds for further criticism of the White House approach.

I'm sure this has been suggested before, and I understand that there are caveats to our involvement in the political process but I want to know what the status of the current dialogue is about this course of action or line of thinking.

Sincerely,

Charles Reinhardt

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of David DeGraw september17@googlegroups.com Re: [september17discuss] American Jobs Act Thursday, October 06, 2011 1:53:08 PM

for what its worth, agree w/ Robert here. But, when it comes to specific legislation, i do think glass-steagall could be endorsed "as a first step." It is a demand that we can achieve and it shows we know our shit On 10/6/2011 12:03 PM, Robert Christ wrote: The moment we endorse any politician, or any piece of legislation, the media will latch on to that as our one demand. At that point, they will have no need to cover us specifically, whatsoever, and can spend their time discrediting our movement by filming their talking heads "discussing" whatever or whomever we endorse. No Demands. No Endorsements. Not Yet. On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 12:01 PM, David DeGraw <David@ampedstatus.com> wrote: please, please do not endorse the Jobs Act. Highly problematic legislation. plus we cannot be seen as supporting Obama or partisan in any way, we facture the whole 99% concept in my opinion. the Press con Obama's is giving right now is the best one I seen in years. Lots of OWS questions. They asked why he never prosecuted WS execs. Lots of talk about the American people having every right to be pissed off. CONGRATS EVERYONE!!! WINNING! ;-)

On 10/6/2011 11:56 AM, bf0189@gmail.com wrote: It strikes me as a heavy bastardization of German's unemployment system (and will be more bastardized once it reaches Obama to sign and finalize) Putting a small band-aid over a wound won't fix anything. We need real reform. On , Charles <chcreinhardt@gmail.com> wrote: > Hey guys, > > > > A thought just occurred to me. I haven't heard much about this yet, >
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> but do you think that OWS might do itself a service by endorsing, at > > least as one of many goals, the passage of the American Jobs Act in > > its entirety, or even an expansion of its policies (and perhaps a > > reduction in the ratio of tax cuts composing it)? It has been accepted > > as a foregone conclusion by the entire American mainstream > > commentariat that Obama's jobs bill will be absolutely eviscerated or > > at least highly attenuated by the corrupt legislatures in this > > country. > > > > What if we tried to draw more attention to the legislative battle of > > the AJA as a pillar of our emerging program (in addition to legal and > > anti-trust action against the banks and tax reform, etc)? That way the > > movement can shed light on the very obstacles to the bill's passage or > > enhancement, which will serve to illuminate the architecture of > > corruption in our legislative process. That way, the bought off > > Democrats and Republicans can be named and shamed with the enhanced > > lens of this movement. Furthermore, the limited scope of the bill > > itself can serve as grounds for further criticism of the White House > > approach. > > > > I'm sure this has been suggested before, and I understand that there > > are caveats to our involvement in the political process but I want to
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> > know what the status of the current dialogue is about this course of > > action or line of thinking. > > > > Sincerely, > > > > Charles Reinhardt

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of diane sare september17@googlegroups.com Re: [september17discuss] American Jobs Act Thursday, October 06, 2011 11:44:47 AM

The American Jobs act is an insane piece of fascist slave-labor garbage -- and that's putting it nicely. Giving corporations the right to FREE labor by giving them skilled employees who are collecting unemployment compensation. It only encourages more unemployment. We should NOT endorse this! On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 11:37 AM, Charles <chcreinhardt@gmail.com> wrote: Hey guys, A thought just occurred to me. I haven't heard much about this yet, but do you think that OWS might do itself a service by endorsing, at least as one of many goals, the passage of the American Jobs Act in its entirety, or even an expansion of its policies (and perhaps a reduction in the ratio of tax cuts composing it)? It has been accepted as a foregone conclusion by the entire American mainstream commentariat that Obama's jobs bill will be absolutely eviscerated or at least highly attenuated by the corrupt legislatures in this country. What if we tried to draw more attention to the legislative battle of the AJA as a pillar of our emerging program (in addition to legal and anti-trust action against the banks and tax reform, etc)? That way the movement can shed light on the very obstacles to the bill's passage or enhancement, which will serve to illuminate the architecture of corruption in our legislative process. That way, the bought off Democrats and Republicans can be named and shamed with the enhanced lens of this movement. Furthermore, the limited scope of the bill itself can serve as grounds for further criticism of the White House approach. I'm sure this has been suggested before, and I understand that there are caveats to our involvement in the political process but I want to know what the status of the current dialogue is about this course of action or line of thinking. Sincerely, Charles Reinhardt

-Diane Sare cell: 201-220-7731

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of J.A. Myerson september17@googlegroups.com Re: [september17discuss] ANother NPR report complaining about lack of DIVERSITY in OWS Friday, October 07, 2011 5:35:05 PM

+1. On Oct 7, 2011 5:28 PM, "shaista husain" <shaistahusain@gmail.com> wrote: Please folks, we need to get a media team of diverse multicultural speakers. I can not emphasize this more than anything else, the critique of people of color that is taking front page now. The ballerina poster needs to come down, we need a team of multicultural speakers in the media--to defend this occupation and its multicultural politics. We need a change of strategy. It is urgent. http://www.latinousa.org/966-2/

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Lisa september17@googlegroups.com Re: [september17discuss] ANother NPR report complaining about lack of DIVERSITY in OWS Friday, October 07, 2011 6:41:34 PM

hi shaistahope to meet you in person....i just got in touch with ayman el-sayed, would you hit him up on his email? i work with him in existence is resistance. he would be great for media! his email is intifadasun@gmail.com in solidarity, lisa

On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 5:28 PM, shaista husain <shaistahusain@gmail.com> wrote: Please folks, we need to get a media team of diverse multicultural speakers. I can not emphasize this more than anything else, the critique of people of color that is taking front page now. The ballerina poster needs to come down, we need a team of multicultural speakers in the media--to defend this occupation and its multicultural politics. We need a change of strategy. It is urgent. http://www.latinousa.org/966-2/

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of grimwomyn september17@googlegroups.com greg osofsky; Justinmolito Re: [september17discuss] Article about OWS finances Friday, October 07, 2011 3:25:13 PM

It might not be a bad problem to set up some kind of 501c3 or llc for OWS-- we at the OWSJ are right now trying to figure out a solution for the kickstarter monies and where it should go-- we have secured Arts Engine (http://www.artsengine.net/) to be a fiscal sponsor for our projects, but we need to have an llc to have the money ultimately sent to... I would love to work with finance on this and figure out a solution. The kickstarter money (raised over $50K at this point!) is for all printed materials abt OWS... and with the fiscal sponsorship we would love to continue to fundraise for all other OWS media projects if possible... and help make more media happen. Lemme know-grim On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 1:21 PM, Charles Lenchner <clenchner@gmail.com> wrote: > What a fascinating article. > Please know that www.donationpay.com will process money for groups that are > not 501c3 nonprofits. But they need to send the cash somewhere. > Individuals are allowed to receive up to $13k a year in 'gifts' that are not > taxable. This means that if ten people stepped up today, they could accept > this amount into their bank account, and then withdraw it in cash to spend. > Not elegant, but might work as a stopgap measure. > Read more here: > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gift_tax_in_the_United_States > > On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 1:06 PM, Justin Wedes <jwedes@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> >> http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/occupy_wall_street_money/id_40932 >> >> Hats off to finance for attempting, and widely succeeding, in being >> financially transparent. >> >> If the banks were half this open in their books... >

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Charles Lenchner september17@googlegroups.com Re: [september17discuss] Article about OWS finances Friday, October 07, 2011 1:21:10 PM

What a fascinating article. Please know that www.donationpay.com will process money for groups that are not 501c3 nonprofits. But they need to send the cash somewhere. Individuals are allowed to receive up to $13k a year in 'gifts' that are not taxable. This means that if ten people stepped up today, they could accept this amount into their bank account, and then withdraw it in cash to spend. Not elegant, but might work as a stopgap measure. Read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gift_tax_in_the_United_States On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 1:06 PM, Justin Wedes <jwedes@gmail.com> wrote: http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/occupy_wall_street_money/id_40932 Hats off to finance for attempting, and widely succeeding, in being financially transparent. If the banks were half this open in their books...

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Jon Good september17@googlegroups.com Re: [september17discuss] Article about OWS finances Saturday, October 08, 2011 11:39:34 AM

The thought of a 501c3 leaves a bad taste in my mouth. It feels kind of like starting to play by the rules of big business and big government, using the frameworks provided by the very thing we're trying to fight. Jon On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 3:25 PM, grimwomyn <grimwomyn@gmail.com> wrote: It might not be a bad problem to set up some kind of 501c3 or llc for OWS-- we at the OWSJ are right now trying to figure out a solution for the kickstarter monies and where it should go-- we have secured Arts Engine (http://www.artsengine.net/) to be a fiscal sponsor for our projects, but we need to have an llc to have the money ultimately sent to... I would love to work with finance on this and figure out a solution. The kickstarter money (raised over $50K at this point!) is for all printed materials abt OWS... and with the fiscal sponsorship we would love to continue to fundraise for all other OWS media projects if possible... and help make more media happen. Lemme know-grim On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 1:21 PM, Charles Lenchner <clenchner@gmail.com> wrote: > What a fascinating article. > Please know that www.donationpay.com will process money for groups that are > not 501c3 nonprofits. But they need to send the cash somewhere. > Individuals are allowed to receive up to $13k a year in 'gifts' that are not > taxable. This means that if ten people stepped up today, they could accept > this amount into their bank account, and then withdraw it in cash to spend. > Not elegant, but might work as a stopgap measure. > Read more here: > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gift_tax_in_the_United_States > > On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 1:06 PM, Justin Wedes <jwedes@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> >> http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/occupy_wall_street_money/id_40932 >> >> Hats off to finance for attempting, and widely succeeding, in being >> financially transparent. >> >> If the banks were half this open in their books... >

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Jon Good september17@googlegroups.com Re: [september17discuss] Big Soros Money Linked to Occupy Wall Street Thursday, October 06, 2011 8:28:24 AM

+1 syler. On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 8:23 AM, sylver pondolfino <studentterps@yahoo.com> wrote: soros has for a long time been the number one bete-noire of the libertarian conspiracy-mongers. don't pay them any attention. it's also sad to see the right-wing smear campaign against acorn continuing. acorn was the most effective organization around in getting poor, mostly black, people registered to vote. so of course it had to be destroyed. sylver pondolfino --- On Thu, 10/6/11, jerome <nbwproject@gmail.com> wrote: From: jerome <nbwproject@gmail.com> Subject: [september17discuss] Big Soros Money Linked to Occupy Wall Street To: september17@googlegroups.com Date: Thursday, October 6, 2011, 3:20 AM http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/9269-big-soros-moneylinked-to-occupy-wall-street Another conspirator said to be pulling the strings, disgraced ACORN founder and union boss Wade Rathke, was advocating massive Day of Rage protests targeting bankers earlier this year. And he is also closely tied to Obama, who actually used to work for Rathkes community organizing outfit. ACORN, of course, was recently exposed engaging in widespread criminal activity while receiving millions of federal tax dollars. But after the organization filed for bankruptcy, its tentacles are taking over under new names and still receiving government handouts. Rathke is also a founding board member of the Soros-funded Tides Foundation, a key source of money for AdBusters magazine (which first called for the Wall Street occupation) and countless other anti-business groups. And he is directly tied to more than a few unions including the SEIU.

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Bahare S september17@googlegroups.com Re: [september17discuss] COLUMBUS DAY for some, INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLE for us. Oct. 12. Friday, October 07, 2011 11:04:54 AM

I second that!!! Let's get started!!! On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 9:49 AM, Winter Siroco <wintersiroco@gmail.com> wrote: We should organize major events at Liberty Plaza for October 12 , INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLE since 1992. We should celebrate this day as a day of condemnation of atrocities and solidarity. There are many specific actions that can be proposed locally and internationally. Spread the word. There will be an announcement at the GA about this tonight and a working group should be formed.
Cesar

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of lisajensky@gmail.com ows_sept17 Re: [september17discuss] COLUMBUS DAY for some, INTERNATIONAL DAY OFSOLIDARITY WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLE for us. Oct. 12. Friday, October 07, 2011 11:16:38 AM

Yes!!!! Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile From: Bahare S <t.seyedi@gmail.com> Sender: september17@googlegroups.com Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2011 11:04:49 -0400 To: <september17@googlegroups.com> ReplyTo: september17@googlegroups.com Subject: Re: [september17discuss] COLUMBUS DAY for some, INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLE for us. Oct. 12. I second that!!! Let's get started!!! On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 9:49 AM, Winter Siroco <wintersiroco@gmail.com> wrote: We should organize major events at Liberty Plaza for October 12 , INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLE since 1992. We should celebrate this day as a day of condemnation of atrocities and solidarity. There are many specific actions that can be proposed locally and internationally. Spread the word. There will be an announcement at the GA about this tonight and a working group should be formed.
Cesar

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of jemcgloin@verizon.net september17@googlegroups.com Re: [september17discuss] Commentary: Why the police aren"t on our side Thursday, October 06, 2011 5:37:11 PM

This is all true, but overlooks the main point of the state being a monopoly on the use of force. Take away one monopoly on the use of force and the vacuum will be replaced by a dozen other groups struggling for control until one wins. (And all of us nonviolent types suffer the most.) I for one would rather not replace the NYC police force, for all of its many abuses and faults with some mafia, or the Crips or Bloods, or some heavily armed right wing group. Look at what happened in Iraq when the US government took away Saddam's security apparatus and replaced it with almost nothing. The country came to a screaming hault for years and hundreds of thousands were killed. We are much better off negotiating changes with the NYC police force through the semi corrupt court system than starting from scratch, and having to go back to square one again. I wouldn't even trust the GA to come up with an effective justice system unless it burrowed heavily from the old one. And no I don't think the police will ever be on our side, but we should treat them as if they are because it makes us look better to the 99% that we need so badly. John

On 10/06/11, Doug Singsen<dougsingsen@gmail.com> wrote:

http://socialistworker.org/2011/10/06/why-police-arent-on-our-side

Why the police aren't on our side


Amy Muldoon looks at the role of police and their attitude toward political protest. October 6, 2011 Police force a protester to the ground in the midst of the Wall Street occupation (Adrian Kinloch) "WE ARE all Sean Bell, NYPD go to hell!" "NYPD: Rape is a felony!" "Racist, sexist, anti-gay, NYPD go away!" Over the past two weeks in New York City, lower Manhattan has been besieged by angry protesters responding to racism, sexism and the crimes of America's biggest financial institutions. While the issues are different, one common target among others has emerged in all these movements: the police. Following the execution of innocent Georgia death row prisoner Troy Davis the night before, protestors gathered September 22 in Union Square for a Day of Outrage demonstration and began an un-permitted march downtown. Repeatedly outwitting, outrunning and outnumbering police, marchers made it past several blockades to join the ongoing Occupy Wall Street encampment. Davis himself was the victim of a lynch mob mentality within the police force when 25 officers were assigned to find a suspect for the murder of an off duty officer. Two days after the Troy Davis march, an un-permitted march by Occupy Wall Street to Union Square was attacked without provocation, and the gratuitous pepper-spraying of a group of young women by a commanding officer made headlines nationally. The following week, more than a thousand people marched on police headquarters to protest the assault. The next day, Saturday, thousands gathered to march across the Brooklyn Bridge. The police seemed to be guiding marchers into a single lane of traffic on the roadway, but a third of the way over the bridge, the cops stopped and fenced them in, arresting 700 people. Inspired by protests after Toronto officers offered the advice to young women "not to dress like sluts" if they

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wanted to avoid being raped, SlutWalk came to New York City at the end of September, and it also took aim at the NYPD. In June of this year, two officers were acquitted of the rape of a woman who was intoxicated and requested an escort home. Days before the march, women in Brooklyn reported being told by police officers they were "the type of girls" a local rapist was looking for because they were wearing shorts or skirts. In all of these instances, most people think the problem is that these are the acts of a "few bad apples." But taken together, one has to ask: Should an orchard producing so many bad apples be allowed to continue operating? Another question is raised by the attitude of some activists in the Occupy Wall Street struggle who believe that the police are part of the "99 percent" that the movement is speaking for. For example, when the arrests on the Brooklyn Bridge were taking place, some marchers who hadn't been trapped appealed to police with chants of "Join us, you're one of us." ---------------IS THERE something fundamentally wrong with the police, or can they actually protect and serve the people, and even come over to the side of the struggle? This question is made more complicated by the attitude expressed by individual officers and even groups of them in support of certain struggles--most notably, during the occupation of the Wisconsin Capitol last winter, when the police union stated for a time that it wouldn't clear the building of protesters and even directed members to sleep over at one point. But the truth is this: The police force is not, and cannot ever be, a force for social justice. In reality, the police don't even do the job they're supposed to do: protect regular people from crime and violence. This has nothing to do with the individual intentions of cops on the street--though that's not to say there are not murderous and bigoted people on the force--but the structure and purpose of the police is to protect the status quo: a state of affairs where a tiny minority benefit from the exploitation and oppression of the vast majority. It is the nature of the police as an institution under capitalism to protect inequality and--in the U.S. in particular--to both act out and promote racism. Occupy Wall Street's slogan "We are the 99 percent" both illuminates and confuses this reality. On the one hand, it is absolutely true that a tiny parasitical minority of economically powerful people who benefit from control over the immense wealth they have stolen from the rest of us. However, this begs the question of how do they manage to hold on to what they have taken from us? While we are often ruled by ideological justifications for inequality in society--that we can't redistribute the wealth, or we shouldn't--in the final instance, we are prevented by the existence of a government (or, as Marxists would say, the state) that has the monopoly of violence and uses it to keep the intense inequality in place. Society is not just a collection of autonomous individuals: institutions exist to mediate between the class of rich owners and directors of capital and the millions of people who must work for them in order for society to function. As socialist Peter Morgan wrote: The police are just one part of the state which, along with the courts and the army, is there to do one thing--protect the property of the minority who own it against the mass of the people who do not. Frederick Engels pointed out over 100 years ago, "The state is a product of society at a certain stage of development; it is the admission that this society has become entangled into irreconcilable antagonisms which it is powerless to dispel." Capitalism is a society that is based upon the accumulation of capital and therefore needs a highly efficient state machine to protect its property. The police exist because the antagonisms between classes with conflicting interests can no longer be settled directly--they therefore require a power appearing to stand above society to regulate conflicts. The state does this by ensuring that it alone possesses a monopoly of power, although it claims to operate in the name of society as a whole. In fact, it operates as the instrument of one class to oppress the other, subordinate, class.

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Despite the majority of cops coming from working-class backgrounds, the role of the police puts them directly at odds with the aspirations and needs of the rest of the class. Police are a necessity in all class societies, not to stop crime, which they do a miserable job at, but to enforce a social order that will never allow the liberation of the oppressed or economic justice. In the U.S., police encounter a crime in progress on average once every 14 years. Plus, the police force never addresses the causes of crime--overwhelmingly caused by poverty, but also drug addiction, mental health issues, domestic violence, racism, sexism etc. Instead, the culture of the police force is that society is held together by "law and order" consisting of punishment and violence--up to and including death-meted out by them. ---------------THE IMPORTANCE of the ability of the police to retain this power of life and death over average citizens--and non-citizens, who find themselves increasingly in the sights of the police--is made clear by the near-impossibility of prosecuting police for their crimes, especially against people of color. In the past few years, the high-profile killings of Sean Bell in New York City and Oscar Grant in Oakland, Calif.-both clear-cut cases of racist murder--resulted in not one cop being found guilty. Much of the defense of cops is that it is a high-stress job, and the general population couldn't possibly understand the pressures of policing "highcrime areas." Reading between the lines, the police are understandably afraid of Black men (even when they are unarmed and lay face-down on the pavement), and supposedly justified in killing them. The strategic deployment of police in low-income, non-white neighborhoods inevitably leads to greater arrests and conflicts with these constituencies. It is a self-fulfilling logic that results in an attitude of occupation on the part of the cops. The trend through the 1990's was toward militarization of the police, including assault weapons, armored cars, and special units known for their excessive use of force (such as the NYPD Street Crimes Unit which adopted the Klan's slogan "we own the night" and shot unarmed street vendor Amadou Diallo 41 times in his own doorway). In New York City, the recent exposure of the Demographics Unit within the NYPD made explicit that certain nationalities or religions are automatically suspects (in this case Arabs, North Africans and Muslims). But the daily bread of harassment for the NYPD is the "stop and frisk" policy, which nominally targets gang members but is widely recognized to be a no-holds-barred racial profiling operation. The obvious hypocrisy of claiming to be protecting neighborhoods from gangs by targeting huge numbers of Black and Latino youths prompted Bob Herbert to write in the New York Times: From 2004 through 2009, city police officers stopped people on the street and checked them out nearly 3 million times. Many were patted down, frisked, made to sprawl face down on the ground, or spread-eagle themselves against a wall or over the hood of a car. Nearly 90 percent of the people stopped were completely innocent of any wrongdoing. An overwhelming majority of the people stopped were Black or Hispanic.Blacks were nine times more likely than whites to be stopped by the police, but no more likely than whites to be arrested as a result of the stops. ---------------SO WHILE individuals may join the force with good intentions, the internal culture and practical experience of implementing policy that is racist and anti-working class either overrides the good intentions, or drives out anyone unwilling to go along. The internal culture of the police depends on separation from, and hostility to, the communities they are meant to "serve and protect." All the light-blue "Community Outreach" windbreakers in the world can't cover this fact. While the armed forces are trained to dehumanize people of different nationalities overseas, the police are
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inculcated to dehumanize the domestic population--a much deeper training. The resulting culture of police leads to a kind of self-segregation where cops socialize together, marry, and live together and a kind of impenetrable loyalty keeps dissent out. As a result of an atmosphere saturated with bigotry, every year lawsuits by gay cops, female cops and non-white cops shows that behind the thin blue line is a world where discrimination is not just reserved for "perps." As capitalism's crises deepen and spread, the antagonisms between the exploited and the exploiters will rise to the surface more clearly, and the 1 percent will call for the use of the police more explicitly as the protectors of property against those of the 99 percent who threaten their hold on power. Even if the majority of police officers opposed such actions, the police force is not a democracy. The upper echelons of the police force are essentially political appointees, unaccountable to the public, who create policy to legitimize their own continuation and expansion as an institution. Looking back to February, when thousands of union members and students occupied the capital in Madison, Wis., the notion that the cops were on our side made sense given the public statements and daily participation by the police against Governor Walker's bill. Wisconsin Professional Police Association (WPPA) Director Jim Palmer said: "Law enforcement officers know the difference between right and wrong, and Governor Walker's attempt to eliminate the collective voice of Wisconsin's devoted public employees is wrong." But three days after making this statement, the police cleared the capitol building, breaking the momentum of the mobilization. In fact, some activists argued for compliance because of the good relationship with the police, putting that above the priority of maintaining the occupation. The rallies and marches of the past several days have shaken the confidence of the police by refusing to stay within circumscribed protest areas; unfortunately for them, every attempt to use force and arrests to intimidate and divide the movements has backfired. If they are on good behavior now it is only because our side is growing stronger and they have been exposed. They will try to claw back some legitimacy by appearing neutral and only interested in "order" and "keeping the peace," but by protecting a "peace" where Wall Street amasses profits while foreclosures pile up, bankruptcies mount, and unemployment increases they show their true nature, whether or not they bloody another nose or open another canister of pepper spray. It's also worth thinking through that, in a majority non-white city with a police force that routinely beats, frames and kills people of color, not everyone is that game to befriend the police. If the aim of the movement is to become more inclusive of those communities, buddying up to the NYPD is a mistaken tactic. If we are to advance our struggle in the name of justice and redistribution of the great wealth we ourselves create, then we must understand that the police as an institution are in our way, and must be dismembered along with capitalism, the system it protects. Only with the destruction of inequality will the existence of a separate, unaccountable, armed body disappear. In the meantime, building a movement that is broad, inclusive, democratic and that draws in the largest numbers to radical action is the best way to push back against police powers in the here and now. Making friends with cops or trying to persuade individuals, no matter how sympathetic they might personally be, is a dead end. The movements will never advance on terms that will preserve friendly relations with the police; our aims are fundamentally opposed.

Emails come from PST files that were linked to a post on biggovernment.com by Thomas Ryan. PDF by www.teapartycheer.com

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of gail zawacki september17@googlegroups.com Re: [september17discuss] Commentary: Why the police aren"t on our side Thursday, October 06, 2011 12:34:55 PM

http://beforeitsnews.com/story/1192/322/NL/Fox_Journalists_Hit_With_Batons,_Maced_By_NYPD_At_OccupyWallStreet_Protests.html On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 9:40 AM, Doug Singsen <dougsingsen@gmail.com> wrote:
http://socialistworker.org/2011/10/06/why-police-arent-on-our-side

Why the police aren't on our side


Amy Muldoon looks at the role of police and their attitude toward political protest. October 6, 2011 the midst of the Wall Street occupation (Adrian Kinloch) Police force a protester to the ground in

"WE ARE all Sean Bell, NYPD go to hell!" "NYPD: Rape is a felony!" "Racist, sexist, anti-gay, NYPD go away!" Over the past two weeks in New York City, lower Manhattan has been besieged by angry protesters responding to racism, sexism and the crimes of America's biggest financial institutions. While the issues are different, one common target among others has emerged in all these movements: the police. Following the execution of innocent Georgia death row prisoner Troy Davis the night before, protestors gathered September 22 in Union Square for a Day of Outrage demonstration and began an un-permitted march downtown. Repeatedly outwitting, outrunning and outnumbering police, marchers made it past several blockades to join the ongoing Occupy Wall Street encampment. Davis himself was the victim of a lynch mob mentality within the police force when 25 officers were assigned to find a suspect for the murder of an off duty officer. Two days after the Troy Davis march, an un-permitted march by Occupy Wall Street to Union Square was attacked without provocation, and the gratuitous pepper-spraying of a group of young women by a commanding officer made headlines nationally. The following week, more than a thousand people marched on police headquarters to protest the assault. The next day, Saturday, thousands gathered to march across the Brooklyn Bridge. The police seemed to be guiding marchers into a single lane of traffic on the roadway, but a third of the way over the bridge, the cops stopped and fenced them in, arresting 700 people. Inspired by protests after Toronto officers offered the advice to young women "not to dress like sluts" if they wanted to avoid being raped, SlutWalk came to New York City at the end of September, and it also took aim at the NYPD. In June of this year, two officers were acquitted of the rape of a woman who was intoxicated and requested an escort home. Days before the march, women in Brooklyn reported being told by police officers they were "the type of girls" a local rapist was looking for because they were wearing shorts or skirts. In all of these instances, most people think the problem is that these are the acts of a "few bad apples." But taken together, one has to ask: Should an orchard producing so many bad apples be allowed to continue operating? Another question is raised by the attitude of some activists in the Occupy Wall Street struggle who believe that the police are part of the "99 percent" that the movement is speaking for. For example, when the arrests on the Brooklyn Bridge were taking place, some marchers who hadn't been trapped appealed to police with chants of "Join us, you're one of us." ---------------IS THERE something fundamentally wrong with the police, or can they actually protect and serve the people, and even come over to the side of the struggle? This question is made more complicated by the attitude expressed by individual officers and even groups of them in support of certain struggles--most notably, during the occupation of the Wisconsin Capitol last winter, when the police union stated for a time that it wouldn't clear the building of protesters and even directed members to sleep over at one point. But the truth is this: The police force is not, and cannot ever be, a force for social justice. In reality, the police don't even do the job they're supposed to do: protect regular people from crime and violence. This has nothing to do with the individual intentions of cops on the street--though that's not to say there are not murderous and bigoted people on the force--but the structure and purpose of the police is to protect the status quo: a state of affairs where a tiny minority benefit from the exploitation and oppression of the vast majority. It is the nature of the police as an institution under capitalism to protect inequality and--in the U.S. in particular--to both act out and promote racism. Occupy Wall Street's slogan "We are the 99 percent" both illuminates and confuses this reality. On the one hand, it is absolutely true that a tiny parasitical minority of economically powerful people who benefit from control over the immense wealth they have stolen from the rest of us. However, this begs the question of how do they manage to hold on to what they have taken from us? While we are often ruled by ideological justifications for inequality in society--that we can't redistribute the wealth, or we shouldn't--in the final instance, we are prevented by the existence of a government (or, as Marxists would say, the state) that has the monopoly of violence and uses it to keep the intense inequality in place.

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Society is not just a collection of autonomous individuals: institutions exist to mediate between the class of rich owners and directors of capital and the millions of people who must work for them in order for society to function. As socialist Peter Morgan wrote: The police are just one part of the state which, along with the courts and the army, is there to do one thing--protect the property of the minority who own it against the mass of the people who do not. Frederick Engels pointed out over 100 years ago, "The state is a product of society at a certain stage of development; it is the admission that this society has become entangled into irreconcilable antagonisms which it is powerless to dispel." Capitalism is a society that is based upon the accumulation of capital and therefore needs a highly efficient state machine to protect its property. The police exist because the antagonisms between classes with conflicting interests can no longer be settled directly--they therefore require a power appearing to stand above society to regulate conflicts. The state does this by ensuring that it alone possesses a monopoly of power, although it claims to operate in the name of society as a whole. In fact, it operates as the instrument of one class to oppress the other, subordinate, class. Despite the majority of cops coming from working-class backgrounds, the role of the police puts them directly at odds with the aspirations and needs of the rest of the class. Police are a necessity in all class societies, not to stop crime, which they do a miserable job at, but to enforce a social order that will never allow the liberation of the oppressed or economic justice. In the U.S., police encounter a crime in progress on average once every 14 years. Plus, the police force never addresses the causes of crime--overwhelmingly caused by poverty, but also drug addiction, mental health issues, domestic violence, racism, sexism etc. Instead, the culture of the police force is that society is held together by "law and order" consisting of punishment and violence--up to and including death--meted out by them. ---------------THE IMPORTANCE of the ability of the police to retain this power of life and death over average citizens--and non-citizens, who find themselves increasingly in the sights of the police--is made clear by the near-impossibility of prosecuting police for their crimes, especially against people of color. In the past few years, the high-profile killings of Sean Bell in New York City and Oscar Grant in Oakland, Calif.--both clear-cut cases of racist murder--resulted in not one cop being found guilty. Much of the defense of cops is that it is a high-stress job, and the general population couldn't possibly understand the pressures of policing "high-crime areas." Reading between the lines, the police are understandably afraid of Black men (even when they are unarmed and lay face-down on the pavement), and supposedly justified in killing them. The strategic deployment of police in low-income, non-white neighborhoods inevitably leads to greater arrests and conflicts with these constituencies. It is a self-fulfilling logic that results in an attitude of occupation on the part of the cops. The trend through the 1990's was toward militarization of the police, including assault weapons, armored cars, and special units known for their excessive use of force (such as the NYPD Street Crimes Unit which adopted the Klan's slogan "we own the night" and shot unarmed street vendor Amadou Diallo 41 times in his own doorway). In New York City, the recent exposure of the Demographics Unit within the NYPD made explicit that certain nationalities or religions are automatically suspects (in this case Arabs, North Africans and Muslims). But the daily bread of harassment for the NYPD is the "stop and frisk" policy, which nominally targets gang members but is widely recognized to be a no-holds-barred racial profiling operation. The obvious hypocrisy of claiming to be protecting neighborhoods from gangs by targeting huge numbers of Black and Latino youths prompted Bob Herbert to write in the New York Times: From 2004 through 2009, city police officers stopped people on the street and checked them out nearly 3 million times. Many were patted down, frisked, made to sprawl face down on the ground, or spread-eagle themselves against a wall or over the hood of a car. Nearly 90 percent of the people stopped were completely innocent of any wrongdoing. An overwhelming majority of the people stopped were Black or Hispanic.Blacks were nine times more likely than whites to be stopped by the police, but no more likely than whites to be arrested as a result of the stops. ---------------SO WHILE individuals may join the force with good intentions, the internal culture and practical experience of implementing policy that is racist and anti-working class either overrides the good intentions, or drives out anyone unwilling to go along. The internal culture of the police depends on separation from, and hostility to, the communities they are meant to "serve and protect." All the light-blue "Community Outreach" windbreakers in the world can't cover this fact. While the armed forces are trained to dehumanize people of different nationalities overseas, the police are inculcated to dehumanize the domestic population--a much deeper training. The resulting culture of police leads to a kind of self-segregation where cops socialize together, marry, and live together and a kind of impenetrable loyalty keeps dissent out. As a result of an atmosphere saturated with bigotry, every year lawsuits by gay cops, female cops and non-white cops shows that behind the thin blue line is a world where discrimination is not just reserved for "perps." As capitalism's crises deepen and spread, the antagonisms between the exploited and the exploiters will rise to the surface more clearly, and the 1 percent will call for the use of the police more explicitly as the protectors of property against those of the 99 percent who threaten their hold on power. Even if the majority of police officers opposed such actions, the police force is not a democracy. The upper echelons of the police

Emails come from PST files that were linked to a post on biggovernment.com by Thomas Ryan. PDF by www.teapartycheer.com

Emails come from PST files that were linked to a post on biggovernment.com by Thomas Ryan. PDF by www.teapartycheer.com
force are essentially political appointees, unaccountable to the public, who create policy to legitimize their own continuation and expansion as an institution. Looking back to February, when thousands of union members and students occupied the capital in Madison, Wis., the notion that the cops were on our side made sense given the public statements and daily participation by the police against Governor Walker's bill. Wisconsin Professional Police Association (WPPA) Director Jim Palmer said: "Law enforcement officers know the difference between right and wrong, and Governor Walker's attempt to eliminate the collective voice of Wisconsin's devoted public employees is wrong." But three days after making this statement, the police cleared the capitol building, breaking the momentum of the mobilization. In fact, some activists argued for compliance because of the good relationship with the police, putting that above the priority of maintaining the occupation. The rallies and marches of the past several days have shaken the confidence of the police by refusing to stay within circumscribed protest areas; unfortunately for them, every attempt to use force and arrests to intimidate and divide the movements has backfired. If they are on good behavior now it is only because our side is growing stronger and they have been exposed. They will try to claw back some legitimacy by appearing neutral and only interested in "order" and "keeping the peace," but by protecting a "peace" where Wall Street amasses profits while foreclosures pile up, bankruptcies mount, and unemployment increases they show their true nature, whether or not they bloody another nose or open another canister of pepper spray. It's also worth thinking through that, in a majority non-white city with a police force that routinely beats, frames and kills people of color, not everyone is that game to befriend the police. If the aim of the movement is to become more inclusive of those communities, buddying up to the NYPD is a mistaken tactic. If we are to advance our struggle in the name of justice and redistribution of the great wealth we ourselves create, then we must understand that the police as an institution are in our way, and must be dismembered along with capitalism, the system it protects. Only with the destruction of inequality will the existence of a separate, unaccountable, armed body disappear. In the meantime, building a movement that is broad, inclusive, democratic and that draws in the largest numbers to radical action is the best way to push back against police powers in the here and now. Making friends with cops or trying to persuade individuals, no matter how sympathetic they might personally be, is a dead end. The movements will never advance on terms that will preserve friendly relations with the police; our aims are fundamentally opposed.

Emails come from PST files that were linked to a post on biggovernment.com by Thomas Ryan. PDF by www.teapartycheer.com

Emails come from PST files that were linked to a post on biggovernment.com by Thomas Ryan. PDF by www.teapartycheer.com

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september17@googlegroups.com on behalf of Charles Lenchner september17@googlegroups.com Re: [september17discuss] Community Relationships Committee Friday, October 07, 2011 1:23:49 PM

Not drumming tonight would be super terrific, and a good example of neighborly behavior. I don't think have a GA involves the same issues. The Yom Kippur folks tonight are considering crossing the street so as to stay away from the drumming, but I think that's a shame. Charles On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 1:04 PM, Justin Wedes <jwedes@gmail.com> wrote: I am personally opposed to that idea, as my perception from the cb meeting was that it was one very vocal man's request that was then co opted by many residents who just want blanket quiet and are using the holiday as a rationale for that. Perhaps we can ask for no drumming tonight and tomorrow night after 7pm out of respect for the holday. We are hosting a yom kippur service at 7pm tonight, In parallel w ga, as fR as I understand. I've also heard there is ga in Washington sq park tomorrow, is that true? Sent from my iPad On Oct 7, 2011, at 12:53 PM, Matthew Bralow <mbralow@gmail.com> wrote: > We should do a temp check or take a vote from people at OWS BEFORE > tonight to see if we can come to agreement to postpone GA and any > people's mic activities until tomorrow night... Out of respect for the > resident's request. Should start polling people there asap! Before > sundown! > > On 10/6/11, J Wedes <jwedes@gmail.com> wrote: >> Hi all, >> >> We, the Community Relations Committee, wants to be super-transparent with >> the GA as a whole, especially as our conversations deepen with Community >> Board 1. We now know that they are in close communication with NYPD, >> Brookfield and Mayor's Office, at the highest levels. That makes the work of >> this committee very relevant to media, legal and more committees. >> >> Here's a link to the notes taken by my friend Naomi who joined me at >> yesterday's CB1 Finance District Committee mtg: >> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1U8OGcb9iSqaaoSuFDUrjzsM5UOSVuEUPI-uqOIdWbY/edit?hl=en_US >> >> I'd like to speak with someone from legal tonight after the GA when I give >> my report-back from this meeting. >> >> Again, want to make sure that I'm not becoming a bottle-neck for this
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