Sign the Petition!

Want to show your support for Occupy Harvard? Head over to Change.org and sign the petition—then tell all your friends to sign, too!

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12 comments on “Sign the Petition!

  1. STOP THE OCCUPATION NOW says:

    What a copy cat move to mock our petition to kick the occupation out of the Yard http://freeharvard.com/

    • Jeff Bridges says:

      Dear Stop,

      First, let me apologize for the rantings of the “Fuck You” person below. He or she does not—in my opinion—represent the ideals of our movement, and I sincerely apologize for his or her behavior.

      Second, Occupy Harvard—like all Occupy encampments—operates through what is called a “General Assembly.” As such, all members of the community are invited to participate, and we have held the GA at the gates of the Yard to include those without Harvard IDs. We would therefore encourage you to come to our General Assembly and make the proposal that we move outside of the yard. We will then consider this proposal and decide on it through the consensus model. Please bring as many people who support your idea as you would like. ALL are welcome.

      To be clear, on our first night in the Yard the Dean of Students came to speak with us and promised us that she would send an invitation to all freshmen living in the Yard, asking them to join us for our General Assembly the following night. This was not done.

      We would love to hear from those who live in the Yard, but democracy only works if people show up. Please, encourage those you know who would like us to move outside the Yard to join us at our General Assembly this Thursday at 6pm. You know the location! ;-)

      (Note: I have modified the time-stamp of this comment so that it shows up directly below Stop’s original comment. I am not deleting other comments, but I wanted to make sure this came before “Fuck You’s” comments.)

      • E says:

        I think that, in either an misguided effort to appease the very people who hate you and the rest of Occupy Harvard or a circuitous attempt to undermine Occupy Harvard, you have insidiously mischaracterized the way the GA works.

        Suppose STOP THE OCCUPATION NOW comes to the GA with a bunch of his 1% buddies on Thursday. As you know, many supporters of the movement will be elsewhere showing solidarity with the mass demonstration in NYC. Yet, according to your description, this hostile contingent could essentially vote Occupy Harvard out of the Yard if they get enough of their gang there.

        But that is wrong. First, it is not clear to me that a non-supporter is allowed to propose anything at the GA. Though this rule has not been made explicit, it is a concept embedded in countless procedures of the GA (e.g., a block only being available if one feels that a proposal would hurt the movement, implying that it is the movement and not individual preferences that matter, etc.) Second, the quorum device requires that the people at the GA be representative of the movement — not of its detractors. Third, there is, of course, the block, which (though it could be set aside if not deemed principled) should prevent any proposal to leave the Yard from coming to a vote. Finally, even if a GA has been infiltrated by hostile elements and they somehow manipulate the proceeding and vote to leave the Yard, no one who has a tent out in the Yard is under any obligation to comply, for all retain the right to pursue autonomous action.

        In short, there are sufficient safeguards in the GA process to prevent it from being hijacked by 1%ers–something your comment brushes over. I, for one, am glad that there are such safeguards because pliant individuals who are overeager to please those who wish to destroy the movement (as you appear to be) would allow them to succeed without any resistance.

    • FUCK YOU YOU PIECE OF SHIT says:

      Get a fucking life you motherfucking piece-of-shit troll. You must be the biggest loser in the world to have enough time on your hands to persist in writing your crap on this site, day-in, day-out.

      Let’s see how much of a life you don’t have. You posted your vacuous bullshit on:

      November 15, 2011 at 6:59 pm
      November 15, 2011 at 1:03 pm
      November 15, 2011 at 12:53 pm
      November 15, 2011 at 12:53 pm (again)
      November 15, 2011 at 12:52 pm
      November 15, 2011 at 1:18 am

      November 14, 2011 at 10:59 pm
      November 14, 2011 at 3:17 am
      November 14, 2011 at 3:13 am
      November 14, 2011 at 3:13 am (again)

      November 13, 2011 at 3:38 pm
      November 13, 2011 at 3:36 pm
      November 13, 2011 at 2:31 am
      November 13, 2011 at 2:11 am

      November 12, 2011 at 5:24 pm
      November 12, 2011 at 5:20 pm
      November 12, 2011 at 3:10 am
      November 12, 2011 at 2:47 am
      November 12, 2011 at 2:47 am (again)
      November 12, 2011 at 2:42 am
      November 12, 2011 at 2:37 am

      [And these dates and times are probably only the tip of the iceberg, as I’m sure your textual diarrhea permeates the Harvard Crimson website and many other sites where you hope to get the attention your parents obviously never gave you.]

      This is the portrait of a very sad human being who apparently has nothing better to do in the middle of the night and during the best parts of the day than sit behind a lonely computer and complain about a movement that is sweeping the world.

      Do yourself a favor: go back under your bridge and, well, you know the rest.

      • STOP THE OCCUPATION NOW says:

        You invaded an academic community, rudely “occupying” the Old Yard. We’re against you. Don’t be surprised that we not only are against you, but we’ll tell you we’re against you, and why you are wrong.

        • FUCK YOU YOU PIECE OF SHIT says:

          Get a fucking life you motherfucking piece-of-shit troll. You must be the biggest loser in the world to have enough time on your hands to persist in writing your crap on this site, day-in, day-out.

          Let’s see how much of a life you don’t have. You posted your vacuous bullshit on:

          November 15, 2011 at 10:11 pm
          November 15, 2011 at 6:59 pm
          November 15, 2011 at 1:03 pm
          November 15, 2011 at 12:53 pm
          November 15, 2011 at 12:53 pm (again)
          November 15, 2011 at 12:52 pm
          November 15, 2011 at 1:18 am

          November 14, 2011 at 10:59 pm
          November 14, 2011 at 3:17 am
          November 14, 2011 at 3:13 am
          November 14, 2011 at 3:13 am (again)

          November 13, 2011 at 3:38 pm
          November 13, 2011 at 3:36 pm
          November 13, 2011 at 2:31 am
          November 13, 2011 at 2:11 am

          November 12, 2011 at 5:24 pm
          November 12, 2011 at 5:20 pm
          November 12, 2011 at 3:10 am
          November 12, 2011 at 2:47 am
          November 12, 2011 at 2:47 am (again)
          November 12, 2011 at 2:42 am
          November 12, 2011 at 2:37 am

          [And these dates and times are probably only the tip of the iceberg, as I’m sure your textual diarrhea permeates the Harvard Crimson website and many other sites where you hope to get the attention your parents obviously never gave you.]

          This is the portrait of a very sad human being who apparently has nothing better to do in the middle of the night and during the best parts of the day than sit behind a lonely computer and complain about a movement that is sweeping the world.

          Do yourself a favor: go back under your bridge and, well, you know the rest.

  2. FUCK YOU YOU PIECE OF SHIT says:

    Get a fucking life you motherfucking piece-of-shit troll. You must be the biggest loser in the world to have enough time on your hands to persist in writing your crap on this site, day-in, day-out.

    Let’s see how much of a life you don’t have. You posted your vacuous bullshit on:

    November 15, 2011 at 6:59 pm
    November 15, 2011 at 1:03 pm
    November 15, 2011 at 12:53 pm
    November 15, 2011 at 12:53 pm (again)
    November 15, 2011 at 12:52 pm
    November 15, 2011 at 1:18 am

    November 14, 2011 at 10:59 pm
    November 14, 2011 at 3:17 am
    November 14, 2011 at 3:13 am
    November 14, 2011 at 3:13 am (again)

    November 13, 2011 at 3:38 pm
    November 13, 2011 at 3:36 pm
    November 13, 2011 at 2:31 am
    November 13, 2011 at 2:11 am

    November 12, 2011 at 5:24 pm
    November 12, 2011 at 5:20 pm
    November 12, 2011 at 3:10 am
    November 12, 2011 at 2:47 am
    November 12, 2011 at 2:47 am (again)
    November 12, 2011 at 2:42 am
    November 12, 2011 at 2:37 am

    [And these dates and times are probably only the tip of the iceberg, as I’m sure your textual diarrhea permeates the Harvard Crimson website and many other sites where you hope to get the attention your parents obviously never gave you.]

    This is the portrait of a very sad human being who apparently has nothing better to do in the middle of the night and during the best parts of the day than sit behind a lonely computer and complain about a movement that is sweeping the world.

    Do yourself a favor: go back under your bridge and, well, you know the rest.

    • STOP THE OCCUPATION NOW says:

      If you didn’t waste your time sitting around camping in the middle of an academic institution, you wouldn’t draw my ire. Get out.

      • FUCK YOU YOU PIECE OF SHIT says:

        Get a fucking life you motherfucking piece-of-shit troll. You must be the biggest loser in the world to have enough time on your hands to persist in writing your crap on this site, day-in, day-out.

        Let’s see how much of a life you don’t have. You posted your vacuous bullshit on:

        November 15, 2011 at 10:13 pm
        November 15, 2011 at 10:11 pm
        November 15, 2011 at 6:59 pm
        November 15, 2011 at 1:03 pm
        November 15, 2011 at 12:53 pm
        November 15, 2011 at 12:53 pm (again)
        November 15, 2011 at 12:52 pm
        November 15, 2011 at 1:18 am

        November 14, 2011 at 10:59 pm
        November 14, 2011 at 3:17 am
        November 14, 2011 at 3:13 am
        November 14, 2011 at 3:13 am (again)

        November 13, 2011 at 3:38 pm
        November 13, 2011 at 3:36 pm
        November 13, 2011 at 2:31 am
        November 13, 2011 at 2:11 am

        November 12, 2011 at 5:24 pm
        November 12, 2011 at 5:20 pm
        November 12, 2011 at 3:10 am
        November 12, 2011 at 2:47 am
        November 12, 2011 at 2:47 am (again)
        November 12, 2011 at 2:42 am
        November 12, 2011 at 2:37 am

        [And these dates and times are probably only the tip of the iceberg, as I’m sure your textual diarrhea permeates the Harvard Crimson website and many other sites where you hope to get the attention your parents obviously never gave you.]

        This is the portrait of a very sad human being who apparently has nothing better to do in the middle of the night and during the best parts of the day than sit behind a lonely computer and complain about a movement that is sweeping the world.

        Do yourself a favor: go back under your bridge and, well, you know the rest.

  3. Tom Haley says:

    Other than your public support for the Janitors’ contract, what exactly are the goals of the movement?

    • balance says:

      Click “About” and read the full statement. Here is the last paragraph that succinctly lists the goals of Occupy Harvard:

      A university for the 99% would offer academic opportunities to assess responses to socioeconomic inequality outside the scope of mainstream economics.
      A university for the 99% would implement debt relief for students who suffer from excessive loan burdens.
      A university for the 99% would commit to increasing the diversity of Harvard’s graduate school faculty and students.
      A university for the 99% would end the privilege enjoyed by legacies in the Harvard admissions process.
      A university for the 99% would implement a policy requiring faculty to declare conflicts of interest.

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