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Forum Post: Open letter to the editors@adbusters.org

Posted 8 years ago on Nov. 19, 2011, 2:43 p.m. EST by stephenadler (118)
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Dear Editors of Adbusters.org

I've been trying to find someone who is the faceless voice of the occupy movement, and with the opinion piece I ran across in the Washington Post, I may have found at last the "leader" (or "learders"?) (http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/why-occupy-wall-street-will-keep-up-the-fight/2011/11/17/gIQAn5RJZN_story_1.html)

In your editorial, I see the seedlings of policy tangibles which allow one to focus the efforts of the occupy movement. Robin Hood Tax, banning flash trading, reinstating Glass-Steagall etc. Finally, something which I can bite into.

Here is what I want to see.

1) Publish an Occupy Bill of Rights.

2) Engage the system straight on. This means not waiting for Obama, Bloomberg, Blankfien to show up in Zuccotti, but instead go to them, perform a mic check in the offices of these leaders, and start voicing the changes needed to save our civil society.

3) Celebrate a day of engagement, larger in scope and size than #N17, at the steps of the Capital building demanding the 1% pay their fair share to support our civil society. This should be done now, with the media focus on the Super Committee coming to a head. -- It is critical that the concept of the 1% not paying their fair share will not be tolerated.

I'm following the movement every day, hour by hour. The awakening of civil society is clearly at hand and cannot be wasted. We have to put this country back on the right track of democracy, transparency, and civil/financial fairness.

I've just purchased occupybillofrights.[org,com] domain names. I'll donate them to whomever will set up a web site promoting the writing, publication and promotion of the Occupy Bill of Rights.



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[-] 2 points by RatBawstard (1) 8 years ago

Why do you use so many unnecessary words and phrases to express simple ideas?

I bet you're one of the guys who uses the word "utilize" instead of "use". "I have to utilize the bathroom."

Civil society? Policy tangibles?

Write as you speak liberal.

[-] 2 points by lisa (425) 8 years ago

Semantics is the least of the world's problems right now.

[-] 1 points by spook (3) 8 years ago

Following your oWS movement from abroad, I think you are on the right track - but you maybe cannot win over the very entrenched organized and powerful 1% if you do not , in the end, focus on a clear message. Also, the danger is that the mainstream US citizen will become alienated if there is too much chaos created in the streets without a goal for the movement that the mainstream can identify with. So the writer of thecomment above might have more of a serious interest in your success than some posters here seem to think

[-] 1 points by JonValle (133) 8 years ago

All of these "Hey Occupy, who's your daddy" posts wreak of potential sabotage.

Note: If you're a real person, I apologize. Just an observation and unfortunately you might of been caught up in the controversy.



[-] 1 points by stephenadler (118) 8 years ago

I read the CLGF-msnbc.pdf file. Wow. $850K forked over by the bankers in order to follow the OWS movement and chart its progress in a set of deliverables.

[-] 1 points by ciavlad (85) 8 years ago

Do you want to get rid of cunning people !? Vote petition on the Internet : http://wh.gov/jkl

[-] 1 points by 4thesystem (13) 8 years ago

I believe that he is trying to drag OWS out of the muck and sloth that seems to be its main attributes.

[-] 0 points by Barkode (105) 8 years ago

you should have avoided "frights" in your domain name.

occupy.bill-of-rights.com/us/org would do