Daniel Denvir writes in the Philadelphia City Paper:
“We do not support the 99% Declaration, its group, its website, its National GA and anything else associated with it,” Occupy Philly voted in December.
Recent articles in the Associated Press and NPR nonetheless falsely stated that the Declaration is “affiliated” with Occupy Wall Street. OWS says “the 99% Declaration and its call for a national general assembly in Philadelphia in July is not affiliated with or endorsed by Occupy Wall Street, and the organizers’ plans blatantly contradict OWS’ stated principles.”
The origins of the 99% Declaration, which will “elect” two delegates from all US states and territories to draft a “petition for a redress of grievances” and then run candidates against politicians who don’t support it, are strange ones: the lawyer who is organizing this conference, Michael Pollok, represented two dozen liberal arts students arrested during an Occupy march across the Brooklyn Bridge. He then made note of their political opinions and turned them into a “Declaration.” …
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