The Next Step for OWS?

https://sites.google.com/site/the99percentdeclaration/

This site puts forward a call to elect delegates from each congressional district and any other U.S. territories for people to represent the 99% at a National General Assembly in Philadelphia on July 4, 2012.  Those delegates will meet to draft a formal Petition for Redress of Grievances to present to the president, Congress, and Supreme Court.  There is a preliminary list of grievances/resolutions on the site, and while almost impossibly ambitious, I find the list very much in line with my own thoughts.

This is the kind of forward momentum that I think OWS needs to achieve real change in the U.S.A.  The structure strikes me as very pie-in-the-sky idealistic, which I find commendable, if probably challenging.  Th list of resolutions is large, tremendously ambitious, but calls for steps which I think, for the most part, should be taken.  Any two or three of the resolutions could sit and be argued for an entire session of Congress, but for now I think showing organization and cohesion, but maintaining the flexibility (this list is subject to change, etc.) is a very good move.  It’ll be interesting to see how wide this part of the message is spread, whether it is echoed by the other local Occupy communities, and whether the National General Assembly comes together.   I will be watching with great attention.

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