If week one of Occupy Wall Street was about surviving, week two has been about finding our voice. Some of the organizing and facilitation processes we’ve developed to make our movement inclusive and participatory have proven not to be enough, and we are constantly adapting and regrouping to ensure that everyone’s voice in this broad and vibrant coalition is heard.
Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) quoted from the mayors’ resolution Calling On Congress to Redirect Military Spending to Domestic Priorities during House debate of the annual defense spending bill. She noted that the people of the United States, and our mayors, are calling for a swift withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan and bring the war dollars [...]
Pam Rasmussen, of Maryland, shares her experiences (with great photos!) on the 60-member aid delegation on her blog here. Here’s an excerpt from March 11:
Here’s another update from Susan Adelman, in Gaza City now! The Egyptians blinked!! We were contacted by the Egyptian Red Crescent just before dinner on the 7th and told that they and the Palestinian Red Crescent would facilitate the transportation of our relief supplies from Egypt to Palestine. This was a BIG signal. They also [...]
50 international delegates to arrive in Gaza with gift baskets for Gazan women: Vows to camp on border if blocked, demand its opening WHAT: 50 international delegates to camp out at Gaza border until allowed inside; plan to meet with women’s groups, call for end to blockade WHEN: March 6 to March 12, 2009 WHERE: [...]