Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Organizing Principles for 99 Percent Clubs

99 Percent Clubs can be organized at your school, at your workplace, in your home, at your neighborhood community or senior  center or in your church, synagogue or mosque,  Here are four simple organizing principles for these clubs

1. To disseminate accurate information about the Occupy movements in the US and around the world.

2. To provide material support ( which may  in the form of food and clothing, legal assistance,  or pressure on elected officials) to the Occcupy movement in your own city and town

3. To organize around economic inequality issues and threats to freedom of expression where you live and/or where you work.

  4. To create networks among people who support the Occupy movement that enable them to mobilze support for demonstrations organized by that movement.
The strength of these clubs is that they allow people a wide variety of situations , including those who are homebound or disabled, to participate in the Occupy movement.

Mark Naison and Ira Shor


Unknown said...

Mark and Ira, Great idea. We have a meeting tonight here in Portland about teaching the Occupy Movement and I'll alert folks to this suggestion. Bill Bigelow

Mark Naison said...

Thanks Bill! If people do decide to form a 99 Percent Club, ask them to create a Facebook page for it. It's a great way of building momementum. We now have over 8o people signed up- in one day- for the 99 Precent club at Fordham

ira the underfunded-pundit said...

Hello Bill-great to hear from you. Very impt now to build as many 99 clubs as possible locally and to network resources, ideas, news, as next phase of occupy after the police attacks on the camps. Lots of folks support ows but can't camp out and need a way to mobilize with others close to to Linda...ira