Originally posted by thehoneycomb
reply to post by TupacShakur
Not to mention that the corrupt bankers who were charged were contributing the the democratic party and the Obama campaign. Then Obama stated his
support for the movement.
Then the OWS registered as a non-profit and received funds from the Alliance for Global Justice, funded by George Soros. In which many of the proceeds
have been used in a very questionable manner.
This is absolute bull#. OWS can't "receive funds". SOMEONE registered a non-profit called "Occupy Wall Street" and received funds from a ton of
different places, but it certainly isn't OWS or the New York General Assembly. They have very meticulous accounting..
Yes, Obama 'stated his support', which is another bull# because it's out of context. The Democratic Party has tried to co-opt the movement as the
Republicans co-opted the Tea Party. They failed *miserably*. There are just as many conservatives and libertarians in OWS, and most OWS people despise
the Obama administration.
While the original starters of OWS were organizations trying to create a 'Democratic Tea Party' (see: Adbusters) they quickly backed down when they
realized what was actually happening and that they couldn't control it.
Also, the General Assembly system is the exact reason that it has *not* been coopted. You shouldn't be so quick to criticize it. It's effective in
its' own right. Also, you realize that if you have a proposal, you have to draft a very detailed paper about it and give everyone the chance to read
it before it even gets anywhere near being voted on? Emergency general assemblies in the middle of a crisis are different, since, you know, they're
not going to stop and draft a resolution when there are police a block away with LRADs.
Seriously guys, do a little research before spewing from the mouth.
"Screaming loudly solves nothing."
I disagree. Wouldn't you say most Americans are 'asleep' to the problems at hand? Won't informing people help? OWS has the capability to do that, and
actually has specific phases in mind in the initial declared plan by the NYCGA. We're in the first one, that is, awareness. Then, in theory, all the
OWS groups will come together and draft a declaration of intent this year sometime.
Oh, by the way, that resolution will be ready by.. July 4, 2012.
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Basically, if this is carried out, Occupy Wall Street could shift the course of American politics at its highest levels.
Here are the steps:
1. The Occupy Wall Street movement, through the local general assembly, should elect an executive committee comprised of 11 people or some other odd
number of people that is manageable for meetings. Ideally this committee should represent each city in the U.S. that is being occupied.
2. The executive committee will then attend to local issues such as obtaining permits, paying for public sanitation and dealing with the media. More
important, the executive committee shall plan and organize the election of the 870 delegates to a National General Assembly between now and July 4,
3. As stated in the 99% declaration, each of the 435 congressional districts will form an election committee to prepare ballots and invite citizens in
those districts to run as delegates to a National General Assembly in Philadelphia beginning on July 4, 2012 and convening until October 2012.
4. Each of the 435 congressional districts will elect one man and one woman to attend the National General Assembly. The vote will be by direct
democratic ballot regardless of voter registration status as long as the voter has reached the age of 18 and is a US citizen. This is not a sexist
provision. Women are dramatically under-represented in politics even though they comprise more than 50% of the U.S. population.
5. The executive committee will act as a central point to solve problems, raise money to pay for the expenses of the election of the National General
Assembly and make sure all 870 delegates are elected prior to the meeting on July 4th.
6. The executive committee would also arrange a venue in Philadelphia to accommodate the delegates attending the National General Assembly where the
declaration of values, petition of grievances and platform would be proposed, debated, voted on and approved. The delegates would also elect a chair
from their own ranks to run the meetings of the congress and break any tie votes. We will also need the expertise of a gifted parliamentarian to keep
the meetings moving smoothly and efficiently.
7. The final declaration, platform and petition of grievances, after being voted upon by the 870 delegates to the National General Assembly would be
formally presented by the 870 delegates to all three branches of government and all candidates running for federal public office in November 2012.
Thus, the delegates would meet from July 4, 2012 to sometime in early to late October 2012.
8. The delegates to the National General Assembly would then vote on a time period, presently suggested as one year, to give the newly elected
government in November an opportunity to redress the petition of grievances. This is our right as a People under the First Amendment.
9. If the government fails to redress the petition of grievances and drastically change the path this country is on, the delegates will demand the
resignation and recall of all members of congress, the president and even the Supreme Court and call for new elections by, of and for the PEOPLE with
99 days of the resignation demand.
10. There will NEVER be any call for violence by the delegates even if the government refuses to redress the grievances and new elections are called
for by the delegates. Nor will any delegate agree to take any money, job promise, or gifts from corporations, unions or any other private source. Any
money donated or raised by the executive committee may only be used for publicizing the vote, the National General Assembly, and for travel expenses
and accommodation at the National General Assembly ONLY. All books and records will be published openly online so that everyone may see how much money
is raised and how the money is spent each month. There will be no money allowed to "purchase" delegate votes as we have in the current government. No
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