Passed at the general assembly at the Occupy Wall Street November 10, 2011 General Assembly and passed revision by the General Assembly at Occupy Wall Street, March 3, 2012.
Adopted and Passed at the Occupy Staten Island General Assembly.
Occupy Staten Island is a people's movement. It is party- less leaderless, by the people and for the people. It is not a business, political party, an advertising campaign or a brand. It is not for sale.
We welcome all, who, in good faith, petition for a redress of grievances through non- violence. We provide a forum for peaceful assembly of individuals to engage in participatory democracy. We welcome dissent.
Any statement or declaration not released through the General Assembly and made public online at occupystatenisland.org should be considered independent of Occupy Staten Island.
We wish to clarify that occupy Staten Island is not and never has been affiliated with any established political party, candidate or organization. Our only affiliation is with the people.
The people who are working together to create this movement are its sole and mutual caretakers. If you have chosen to devote resources to building this movement, especially your time and labour, then it is yours.
Any organization is welcome to support us with the consideration that doing so will mean integrating our principles into your modes of action.
Speak With Us, Not for Us.
Occupy Staten Island values collective resources, dignity, integrity and autonomy above money. We have not made endorsements. All donations are accepted anonymously and are transparently allocated via consensus by the General Assembly or the operational Spokes Council. Staten Island at this moment has no need for a spokes council.
We acknowledge the existence of professional activist who work to make our world a better place. If you are representing, or being compensated by an individual source while participating in our process please disclose your affiliation at the outset. Those seeking to capitalize on this movement or undermine it by appropriating its message or symbols are not a part of occupy wall street.
We stand in solidarity. We are Occupy Staten Island.