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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 04:32 PM
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Fifteen Core Issues The Country Must Face
http://october2011.org/issues

These are the core issues identified by the October2011 Movement steering committee.

...

1. Corporatism firmly establish that money is not speech, corporations are not people, only people have Constitutional rights, end corporate influence over the political process, protect people and the environment from damage by corporations.

2. Wars and Militarism end wars and occupations, end private for-profit military contractors, reduce the national security state and end the weapons export industry. War crimes, crimes against humanity and crimes against peace must be addressed and those responsible held accountable under international law.

3. Human Rights end exploitation of people in the US and abroad, end discrimination in all forms, equal civil rights and due process for all people.

4. Worker Rights and jobs all working-age people have the right to safe, just, non-discriminatory and dignified working conditions, a sustainable living wage, paid leave and economic protection.

5. Government all processes of the three branches of government should be accountable to international law, transparent and follow the rule of law, people have the right to participate in decisions which affect them.

...



From the email I received today:

...in Freedom Plaza, we will form committees to work on each of the 15 crises identified on the website. If you are interested in joining one of the committees, contact us at info@october2011.org .

...

Oct. 4 and 5 There will be nonviolence training sessions in Washington, DC
Oct. 6
Morning: Arrive in Freedom Plaza to register
Noon: Rally and concert featuring Junkyard Empire, The Raging Grannies and Head Roc.
Mid-afternoon: Direct action for those who would like to participate.
Evening: Program on the Afghanistan War including the Afghan Youth Peace Volunteers, Emmas Revolution, Watermelon Slim and more followed by a candlelight vigil.

Each day in the plaza, there will be many events. Here is a sample schedule:
9 am to noon workshops and classes
Noon to 3 pm direct action
3 to 5 pm committee meetings
5 to 7 pm open mic on stage
7 to 10 pm music and evening assembly (livestreamed if possible so that all can participate)



I will be there. I know many of you can't be there but support the movement. And I know some of you will also be there. Will you be there?
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 04:38 PM
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1. k/r
:woohoo:
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 04:45 PM
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2. Thanks. I see I'm at zero now, however.
Edited on Fri Sep-09-11 04:46 PM by rbnyc
I can't figure out why someone would unrec this. I wish they would explain. Are these not valid issues? Is it not valid or productive to organize and protest?

EDIT: woo-hoo! back to +1
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 04:50 PM
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3. because nothing at all bad can be happening
when Obama is in office, is how that rationale goes. :/
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 04:52 PM
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4. sigh...
...it's not all about one man!
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 04:55 PM
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5. kicked to the greatest page. n/t
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 04:57 PM
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6. rock on
thx
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 04:58 PM
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7. kick
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 09:50 PM
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13. thanks nt
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Hydra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 05:03 PM
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8. Good priorities
And good luck to those who participate. We have to stand for something as a people, or we will have accomplished nothing.
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 07:45 PM
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12. I agree.
I was glad to see corporatism was first. When people ask me why I'm going, that's what I talk about.
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 06:03 PM
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9. Corporate Personhood Would be an Improvement over What We Have Now
If corporations had the status of mere people we could deal with them.

They are more like unkillable monsters running rampant over the world.
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 07:01 PM
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10. That's one of those...
...where I don't know whether to laugh or cry.
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swilton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 07:08 PM
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11. Our government as constructed is NOT
designed to address these most pressing core issues...

The government (in Washington DC) is designed to create fear so that it can perpetuate its own existence.

My best to October 2011 - we the people have got to take the running of the country into our own hands.
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