Posted 10 years ago on Sept. 13, 2012, 3:31 p.m. EST by occupiersboycottelection
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We are continuing the Open Letter: If we are breaking any posting rules, on behalf of half the human race, and indeed all of it, we are REvolutionary enough to break them!
This is a continuation from forum posts at: http://www.occupywallst.org/forum/open-letter-to-all-occupy-incl-foundersfamilies-re/ http://www.occupywallst.org/forum/open-letter-incl-founders-re-endorsing-election-bo/ http://www.occupywallst.org/forum/open-letter-to-all-and-founders-families-re-electi/ http://www.occupywallst.org/forum/more-on-open-letter-on-occupy-endorsement-of-elect/
It is also available in entirety with graphics at: http://5050whatoccupyowestowomen.wordpress.com/2012/09/12/open-letter-to-occupy-women-and-men-on-election-boycott-and-gender-parity-declarations/
Open Letter to All/Founders Families re Election Boycott and Gender Parity Including the Women of their Famiilies and Phil Arnone and Kalle Lasn,
So what we are urging is:
1, A public endorsement of an Election Boycott from OWS and every Occupy, to be reflected on banners asap, even for all actions after the emergency date of 911 and definitely for September 17, and all actions between now and the "Election".
2.Immediate public endorsement of the July 1-4th Declarations that all call for overdue 5050 Representation/Gender Parity, and other related rights ending discrimination against women and all their work, that recognizes their self-evident and REvolutionary Importance, as an overdue right for women and men alike, that every study http://arkearthinbalance.webs.com/Media2.html#The%20Biggest%20Issue shows protects social programs for all people including children, brings forth peacemaking instead of war in foreign policy, protects the environment and an end to all the inquities affecting women, including in Occupy itself, and a commitment to carry signs and give press release that call for 5050 now, and the related rights in the Declarations, starting now between 911 and the 17th, and in all actions and press statements prior to the "election" and until these rights are incorporated in a New Constitution in 2013.
We realize that Dempublican and Corporate operatives may certainly attempt to impede you in this. But, as Harriet Tubman, who repeatedly went back into the South to free slaves via the Underground Railroad from the South to New York and Canada, and was hit on the head with a shovel to stop her, and she kept going anyway, we think you will find a way to do this. As another Revolutionary said: "It is better to die on your feet than live on your knees". This is especially true for women, who have been on their knees for several thousand years, and for men as full human beings, in defense of the world's and America's most unrepresented, and most often poor, women,who are also trafficked and subject to abuse, and this already pandemic will accelerate further if the US does not achieve gender parity NOW by 2013.
A March on the Corporate Media Headquarters in New York and a warning to all Americans to turn off their TVs between now and November, until all the media misdeeds for 20 years are admitted in Truth and Reconciliation. Although some journalists will comply with orders to not cover this, others will literally give their lives to cover it. It will be the story of their lifetimes, and it will leak out, despite attempts at Corporate Censorship.
Ask for allies from the International Community, particularly Europe, both Occupiers and other human rights organizations, who fear US Corporate Fascism and do understand the importance of balance of gender in decision-making, and the foreign press.
Call Mr. Anders Johnsson of Sweden, Secretary General at the Interparliamentary Union, and Mrs. Najma Heptulla of India, former President of the IPU (we says she still is Co-Secretary General, who still cares about the organizations, and find out if the IPU (and UN) is under pressure from the US and monied regressive patriarchies to reneg on their 20 year commitment to balance of Gender. Investigate the ominous and sudden change to their main webpage, which now, overnight, hides the essential focus of their work.
7, Publish this Open Letter to the Main OWS Website, It will signal a time of soul-searhing in Occupy regarding women, so many who have participated in the Occupy movement, but repeatedly have let themselves and gender issue be marginalized and will honor both those women and men who have attempted to address the Elephant in the Living Room
Evolving from male over female, gender hierarchy - the power over - instead of the power with, is at the heart of a truly egalitarian Real Revolution of a New Millennium If there are any in the Occupy movement, female or male, who are unprepared to adopt these year long overdue and necessary actions, than they must be assisted to confront their own problem now. We can provide many resources to help them do this. And, they can read
We realize that all Americans are terribly 'dumbed-down" by the Corporate Media, that even many Occupiers still depend on for "news" and simply did not realize how far behind the US is compared to other literate countries on this issue. But by not addressing these issues on its website, in all its actions, and in its press releases for a year, Occupy has inadvertently entrenched domination culture in the US, instead of changing it.
We are also sending copies of this to the email addresses we found for Phil Arnone and Kall Lasn, and ask that they share this with both the women family and colleague Occupiers in their lives, as well as with women in countries like Sweden and Nordic Countries, Wales, and Rwanda, the many countries whose parties have adopted 5050, and large jurisdictions (such as all the villages of India, serving 800 million people), all the cities of France and many more. We will be happy to assist you with additional background.
Big Brother may try to stop this, but we think that attempt will backfire. 5050, and an end to the hundreds, indeed thousands of years of discimination against and domination of women must end NOW. It is like a litmus test for human Evolution. Every soul is weighed in the balance on this issue. Anyone, male, or female, who cannot openly say 5050NOW and Boycott the Election and put it on their webpostings and banners at actions has let US media crimes turn them into a 92nd ranking regressed and a Dangerous Women or a Dangerous Man, Dangerous to Democracy and the Planet Earth at this moment in herandhistory.
The choice is between the first picture (if New York and the Earth will look even that good without 5050 NOW) , or the second two: The first picture is the last scene from Planet of the Apes, with the Goddess Statue of Liberty buried in the sand. The second two pictures show one with OWS carrying a Banner that reads Boycott the Election Boycott $Media and carrying signs that say 5050 Now. and another of the Statue of LIberty Standing Free and Blessing New York The pictures and the other graphics are visible at http://5050whatoccupyowestowomen.wordpress.com/2012/09/12/open-letter-to-occupy-women-and-men-on-election-boycott-and-gender-parity-declarations/