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<nettime> Peter Marcuse on Alex Foti: 99%? It's more like 66%!
Patrice Riemens on Fri, 4 Nov 2011 09:10:25 +0100 (CET)


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<nettime> Peter Marcuse on Alex Foti: 99%? It's more like 66%!


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Date:         Thu, 3 Nov 2011 16:53:58 -0400

Sorry, I think there's moe to it than just what the numbers can show..

In the debate about the meaning, potential, and future direction of the  
Occupy Wall Street movement, the issue of just who the 99% and the 1% are, 
and what difference it makes, is a thorny one. The occupiers themselves, as 
a rough estimate, comprise less than .1% of the population. What is the 
line of division the occupy movement is trying to get across? How can it be 
done?

The answer connects with the questions of demands vs. goals, the slogans  
the movement uses. Some sound-bite size slogans can be imagined to suggest 
how a real debate might be provoked and the message of the occupations 
spread convincingly among the large number of their actual or potential 
supporters.

Itâs newly on my blog, pmarcuse.wordpress.com, as:

FOR OCCUPY WALL STREET, WHAT DOES 1% AND 99% MEAN?
Occupy Wall Streetâs Common Message to its Diverse Potential Supporters

Peter





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