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The media has alleged Occupy Wall Street is a movement without a message. This is their official declaration & you can help publish it.
The media has alleged Occupy Wall Street is a movement without a message. This is their official declaration & you can help publish it.
252 backers pledged $10,903 to help bring this project to life.

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WE STILL WILL BE RAISING MUCH-NEEDED FUNDS UNTIL DECEMBER 4TH.  THANK YOU, EVERYONE, WHO HELPED US REACH OUR GOAL!

We will continue to fundraise until December 4th, and call on everyone reading this to continue to donate, share, and hype this effort among your friends.  We are not a major publishing house with access to infinite resources, we are a handful of friends who believe in what the Occupy movement stands for.  We will continue to need your support, and your voices all the way though the 4th so please keep donating & sharing!

Any extra money raised will be used in the following order.  

1.) Shipping fees on declaration packets being shipped internationally.

2.) The printing of surplus declarations to be handed out street-side in major cities (NYC, LA, Portland, Oakland, Seattle, Chicago)

3.) Photographing, documenting & publicizing this DIY publishing effort to design media outlets and the design community.

Media outlets have attempted to dismiss Occupy Wall Street as a movement without a message.  This baseless indictment falls apart once you have read their declaration, and this is why we think it is so important to publish it and distribute it widely!

We are going to need your help to reach our goal of printing and distributing 100,000 copies!  

This document is the first and only official declaration to come from the New York City General Assembly at Liberty Plaza, the epicenter of the Occupy Wall Street Movement.  It is a summation of the grievances expressed by the occupiers, it is a call to action, and moreover it is a historic mile marker in the global fight for social, environmental, and economic justice.  The Declaration of the Occupation of New York City, as transcribed and edited by Ryan Hoffman, Lex Rendon, and the Call to Action Working Group of Occupy Wall Street is a powerful reference for blossoming social struggles everywhere. In this second printing of 100,000 copies we will be including two other texts from the New York General Assembly, The Principles of Solidarity, and OWS' Statement of Autonomy, we also will be including a letter from the activists at Tahir Square to the Occupiers at Zuccotti Park. The Declaration of the Occupation, The Statement of Autonomy, and The Principles of Solidarity, are reflections of every voice amplified by the people’s mic at the NYC General Assembly at Liberty Square.  You own this document. ...Everyone owns it.

Please consider donating to our printing and distribution, and please share this fundraising effort with others on facebook, twitter, tumblr, etc...  We love you!

You can read the declaration in its entirety here - http://www.nycga.net/resources/declaration/

FAQ

  • Yes!

    We are working hard to budget our project so that we can cover shipping far-and-wide! We will be shipping posters, declarations, and other prizes from the sidebar all over the world.

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  • Any extra money raised will be used in the following order.

    1.) Shipping fees on declaration packets being shipped internationally.

    2.) The printing of surplus declarations to be handed out street-side in major cities (NYC, LA, Portland, Oakland, Seattle, Chicago)

    3.) Photographing, documenting & publicizing this DIY publishing effort to design media outlets and the design community.

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  • No it is not.

    This is a project founded by Andy Stepanian and the Sparrow Media Project. We have worked closely with both the Call to Action working group of Occupy Wall Street and the Arts and Culture Working Group of Occupy Wall Street in the collection of materials that will be included in the booklet. We have confirmed that the Declaration of the Occupation, The Statement of Autonomy, and The Principles of Solidarity have all passed through the consensus process of the General Assembly at Occupy Wall Street before preparing the documents for print.

    The Occupy Wall Street Journal is an independent effort by activists and journalists working to cover Occupy Wall Street through an insiders lens. You can get involved with their effort here - http://www.nycga.net/groups/occupy-wallstreet-journal/

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    A heartfelt shout out on twitter http://twitter.com/sparrowmedia and a thank you on our website http://sparrowmedia.net

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    The stunning 27"x27" OWS Declaration Poster with a beautiful hand-drawn typographical flow chart as designed by Occupy Wall Street's Arts & Culture Working Group.

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    Along with the shirt you will receive the poster, 10 booklets, a twitter shout out and thank you on our website!

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    A ticket for you and a friend to Daphne Cheng's star-studded, all-you-can-eat, Vegan Sweets Party benefiting Mercy for Animals in NYC on January 15th, 2012, as well as a twitter shout out and thank you on our website!

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    Become a Declaration Distributor!

    We will mail you 500 copies of the Declaration of the Occupation for you to distribute in your city! We will also send you the poster, and give you twitter shout out and thank you on our website!

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    An extremely limited edition 24"x24" OWS Declaration poster hand screened on french paper by NYC's Printed Matter Inc. and the OWS Arts & Culture Working Group, 10 booklets, a twitter shout out and thank you on our website!

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    Sparrow Media partner designer, Julie Gueraseva will work with you to design and develop a logo or graphic identity for your band, activist collective, company, you name it!* Julie lends her boundless talents to the Farm Sanctuary, and eco-concious trendsetting label, Vaute Couture. Julie has worked as a graphic designer at Russell Simmons 'One World' Magazine, was the art director for Hallmark Magazine, and has served as a graphic designer for Time Inc., Island Def Jam, Harpers Bazaar, and Teen Vogue. http://madebyjulie.com/

    *Logo & design work will only be provided for companies & individuals that sell cruelty free and socially and environmentally sustainable products.

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    Sparrow Media will work with you to design your own t-shirt, we will print them on sweatshop-free blanks, and mail you a box of 36 shirts to use however you like! GET EXCITED ...WE ARE!

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    You will be invited to join the Sparrow Media Project and a high-profile celebrity for a filmed discussion of Occupy Wall Street!

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    Your name will be printed in the endpapers of the booklets with a heartfelt thank you. You also can choose any 3 of the prizes listed above, you will also receive the poster from Printed Matter Inc, a bundle of booklets, twitter shout out and thank you on our website!

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