Breaking News

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Occupy Lansing makes “Statement of Autonomy” for 2012 election season and beyond


Press Release

Lansing, Michigan -- As the 2012 election season begins, Occupy Lansing will focus on issues of the 99%, not candidates or political affiliations. To be clear, despite what may appear in other media, Occupy Lansing has not and will not officially endorse political candidates or parties.  We are striving to fix the system, not perpetuate the status quo of political parties and their insidious corruption.  We have written, and approved in our General Assembly, the following.  
“Statement of Autonomy”

“Occupy Lansing is a people's movement. It is party-less, leaderless, by the people and for the people. It is not a business, a political party, an advertising campaign or a brand.  It is not for sale.

We welcome all, who in good faith, petition for a redress of grievances through non-violence.  We provide a forum for peaceful assembly of individuals to engage in participatory as opposed to partisan debate and democracy.  We welcome dissent.

Any statement or declaration not released through the General Assembly and made public online at www.occupylansing.net should be considered independent of Occupy Lansing.

We wish to clarify that Occupy Lansing is not and never has been affiliated with any established political party, candidate or organization.  Our only affiliation is with the people.

The people who are working together to create this movement are its sole and mutual caretakers.  If you have chosen to devote resources to building this movement, especially your time and labor, then it is yours.

Any organization is welcome to support us with the knowledge that doing so will mean questioning your own institutional frameworks of work and hierarchy and integrating our principles into your modes of action.

SPEAK WITH US, NOT FOR US.

Occupy Lansing values collective resources, dignity, integrity and autonomy above money.  We have not made endorsements.  All donations are accepted anonymously and are transparently allocated via consensus by the General Assembly or the Operational Spokes Council.

We acknowledge the existence of professional activists who work to make our world a better place.  If you are representing, or being compensated by an independent source while participating in our process, please disclose your affiliation at the outset.  Those seeking to capitalize on this movement or undermine it by appropriating its message or symbols are not a part of Occupy Lansing.

We stand in solidarity.  We are Occupy Lansing.”

###
Occupy Lansing is a leaderless movement. Spokespeople have been appointed and approved by a vote of the General Assembly, which is open to all who are interested in participating in the movement.  We are the 99%. www.occupylansing.net


Support Michigan's Independent News Resource on ROJS NEWS by adding our RSS Feed Below!
Subscribe
Tell us your thoughts about this article!

Enhanced by Zemanta

No comments :

Listen | Independent Underground Radio | On-Demand

IUNT's | Featured Post

Two Flint Emergency Managers Charged In Toxic Water Crisis Under Snyder's Authority

Photo Credit - Independent Underground News & Talk Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and his Flint Appointed Emergency Managers from (L...

Think Progress | Progressive Politics News

Michigan Politics & Elections | News

AlterNet | Economic News

Copyrighted by ROJS Media, LLC 2016