Many occupiers are gathering together after Nan attempted to destroy Tuesday nights GA. We made an official statement on the 24th, stating that the GA will not tolerate deliberate destruction and attacks on itself. We have witnesses that confirm that Nan planned to wage a violent attack on the GA if her proposal to dissolve Spokes did not pass (which it was not made to even do).
The following outlines the basic proposal
We wish to propose to the Liberty Square General Assembly a banning of Nan. On the 24th, Nan successfully disrupted the GA process with a group of naive Yonkers Occupiers. The Yonkers Occupiers were drunk, several people were punched in the process, and the GA was nearly disbanded for the first time in Occupy history. Edward Hall proposed that the GA continue despite the violent attack, cold, and many hours of standing. The GA continued with the statement that it would “not tolerate any violence, or deliberate attempt to destroy it. Any person or persons that have done such will not be allowed to do so again”
Beyond nearly successfully destroying the GA for the first time in history Nan has done the following:
- Violently attacked Occupiers like Jason – as seen in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4Q7YrvJhdo
- Blocked enough proposals that she should have left on her own if her participation in Assemblies was genuine
- Taunted and communicated with Occupiers about her desire to destroy important proposals and the movement
Nan was thrown out of Bloombergeville early on in their occupation, the summer before Occupy Wall Street. She was hoarding precious food from others in her tent, employing classic instigator tactics of disruption, and pretending to be homeless and uneducated when she actually lived in Manhattan and attended NYU. In addition to the same things, minus the food, Nan lied about her age to OWS. Even Tea Party blogs are questioning weather to associate with her.
We move to cut Nan off from the GA process and from the OWS occupation for good. This is not a reflection of who she is as a human being, but for her clear attempts to destroy and disrupt this body. We cannot “work with” someone who wants to destroy us. Do white bloodcells ignore or try and “work something out” with a virus? No, viruses are eliminated or taken out of the body. Some of us would like to express our most serious grievance with Nan. She deeply compromised the efforts of marginalized groups to voice highly important issues that threaten the movement and nation as a whole. Many of us hope to genuinely heal the damage done, and cultivate a deeper dialogue and stronger actions to address oppression within and outside OWS.
This proposal does not wish to see a system created for cutting people off from the assembly. We are just addressing this single individual. Grievance Council will hopefully provide some clarity on future issues Occupiers have with each other.
Here’s the document (for input to be added by all) - http://www.thefnf.org:9001/p/Asking%20Nan%20to%20Leave
Proposal submitted by
Edward T. Hall III (Ted)
C0-Founder and C3()
OWS/50 Broadway/Hubitat/31 West 26th