OWS votes to Send Delegation to Egyptian Elections, Occupy Washington, DC Endorses
From the outset of the planning of the Occupation of Freedom Plaza we have empasized the international nature of this movement. See OPEN LETTER: THE U.S. OCTOBER 2011 MOVEMENT STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH OUR GLOBAL ALLIES which was published in Al Jazeera on June 21, 2011. We were inspired by the movements in the Egypt, Tunisia, Greece and Spain. Occupy Washington, DC believes it is essential to work civil society to civil society to create the world we want to see.
Below is our statement endorsing sending Occupiers to Egypt for the upcoming election:
Occupy Washington, DC stands in support of the decision by OWS to send a delegation to Egypt for the election. The people of the United States need to stand with the Egyptian revolutionaries as they try to end rule by the military council so that people can have a real participatory democracy. The U.S. government has been supporting the military rulers so we must show that the people of the United States stand with the people of Egypt. It is time to end the era of the United States standing in the way of the aspirations of people around the world. When we work civil society to civil society the people will be able to create the world we envision.
On November 19th in Washington, DC we will join with Egyptians in the United States in a protest against the military council.
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