Posted 1 year ago on April 17, 2012, 9:58 a.m. EST by OccNoVi
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First off, there's the lineup -- all the usual suspects. Then after that a consideration of what they are doing for training.
The following organizations have called for a 99% Spring:
-- Jobs With Justice -- United Auto Workers -- National Peoples Action -- National Domestic Workers Alliance -- MoveOn.org -- New Organizing Institute -- Movement Strategy Center -- The Other 98% -- Service Employees International Union -- AFL-CIO -- Rebuild the Dream -- Color of Change -- UNITE-HERE -- Greenpeace -- Institute for Policy Studies -- PICO National Network -- New Bottom Line -- Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement -- SNCC Legacy Project -- United Steel Workers -- National Education Association -- Working Families Party -- Communications Workers of America -- United States Student Association -- Rainforest Action Network -- American Federation of Teachers -- Leadership Center for the Common Good -- UNITY -- National Guestworker Alliance -- 350.org -- The Ruckus Society -- Citizen Engagement Lab -- smartMeme Strategy & Training Project -- Right to the City Alliance -- Pushback Network -- Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment -- Progressive Democrats of America -- Change to Win -- Grassroots Global Justice Alliance -- Campaign for America's Future -- Public Campaign Action Fund -- Fuse Washington -- Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment -- Citizen Action of New York -- Engage -- United Electrical Workers Union -- National Day Laborers Organizing Network -- Alliance for a Just Society -- The Partnership for Working Families -- United Students Against Sweatshops -- Presente.org -- Get Equal -- American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees -- Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement -- Corporate Accountability International -- American Federation of Government Employees -- Training for Change -- People Organized for Westside Renewal (POWER) -- Student Labor Action Project -- Colorado Progressive Coalition -- Green for All -- DC Jobs with Justice -- Midwest Academy -- The Coffee Party -- International Forum on Globalization -- UFCW International Union -- Sunflower Community Action -- Illinois People's Action -- Lakeview Action Coalition -- Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada -- International Brotherhood of the Teamsters -- Resource Generation -- Highlander Research and Education Center -- TakeAction Minnesota -- Energy Action Coalition -- Earthhome.us.
And when you get to what exactly they are doing for training. It turns out to be the exact same system that the Occupy Nonviolence page at www.nycga.net promulgated before the *&^%$%^& shills in the tech clique deleted it.
Traditional Gandhi + King nonviolence. The stuff of the Civil Rights Movement. Exactly what minimized casualties when Freedom Marchers put their (our) bodies in KKK-harm's way.
Movement Strategy Center, Color of Change, Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement, SNCC Legacy, and constructive application of materials from the Civil Rights Museum (which is heavily intertwined with SCLC Memphis.)
This is more a Change Yourself First approach than a "variety of tactics" approach. Gandhi and King get the preference over a plan that rushes pell mell into Gene Sharp's 198 Methods of Nonviolent Action.
Gee, they are careful.
They are also not advising that camping out in public parks is going to be a major way to cure America of right wing extremism. Nobody at 99% Spring is saying that what OWS NYC did last September-November was bad, per se. They say that it's time to collect up The 99% and move ahead.
God bless 'em.