2/18/2012: Proposal for M17 Action from Housing

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Whereas March 17th is the celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day in New York City,
We would like to recognize the Irish History of Oppression by the British Empire, and connect this oppression historically with oppression of indigenous and tribal people, the impoverished and working class around the world

Whereas the Great Hunger of 1847 was a direct result of the production and distribution of food and resources that was decided upon by the colonial powers
We recognize our solidarity with this history and the necessity to create awareness of the tremendous pain and suffering and displacement that has been put upon the poor and working class around the world by colonial and imperialist powers

Whereas this type of exploitation and oppression continues to this day via first world/third world relations

We propose a funeral procession on March 17th from Zuccotti Park to the Irish Hunger Memorial to lay to rest hunger and greed and welcome a re-birth of hope as we come into a new season of growing

On Sunday March 18th we are asking our allies in churches, community gardens, and community based organizations from around the city to plant seeds in their communities in recognition of our resilience and determination

We appreciate your consideration
We ask nothing from the GA but approval to move forward with these actions as OWS sanctioned

5 Responses to “2/18/2012: Proposal for M17 Action from Housing”

  1. Bill Livsey

    There is another large group working on a reoccupation plan for M17–I am part of that group–we have a proposal for DA–we should consolidate. Someone called me–with a bad email–and never returned my calls/texts to coordinate plans. I’m fine with the plan here–except that is is not militant enough.

  2. Bill Livsey

    Thinking about M17 and the movement: The Occupy movement has resonated because all people do have equal access and and equal voice–from the billionaire to the homeless veteran! The occupation itself took economics out of the question. Democracy –messy–infuriating–difficult–and beautiful reigned in Liberty Plaza.

    This is the winter of our discontent! Endless working group meetings—class decisions on housing—squabbles over …money and money freezing! We must get back to square one.

    The park was not utopia—but it was a work in progress. Every problem from violence to addiction saw the earnest and dedicated response of OWS from deescalation to safer spaces—to harm reduction.

    The random think tank discussions in the park were the broadest and most democratic of discourses I have ever been a part of!

    ARAB Spring inspired Occupy Wall Street.

    I propose an AMERICAN SPRING—I am ambivalent no more –we must reoccupy in record numbers–on 6 month anniversary—Marcgh 17th—we must invite the world to New York to reclaim our struggle–one person –one voice–one tent at a time.

    The park was a lightning rod of democracy–and a very messy one at that–but the beauty of the People’s Library–the magic of the march on teh Brooklyn Bridge–the tireless work of sanitation–and kitchen–the silent rave–the sacred circle–we need the lightning rod back. It IS IMPORTANT–or Bloomberg wouldn’t try so hard to destroy it.

    WE must not become an elitist left wing ”cause” –

    We must reoccupy–and invite the whole world to the party