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Occupy Wall Street Day 8: 100+ Arrested for Peaceful, Legal Protest; Nets & Pepper Spray Used.

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What's better? a) The occupiers have been here 6 days; or b) The occupiers have been here 8, 15, 21 days, have raised $X tens of thousands in donations, their numbers are growing daily and they intend to stay indefinitely.

What's better? a) Their numbers have grown over the past 7 days; or b) without any significant media coverage Occupy Wall Street held a march Saturday with thousands arriving from all over the country.

What's better? a) We're in the process of developing our Working Principles of Solidarity and our Demands; or b) These are our Principles of Solidarity, this is what we stand for and these are our Demands.

What's better? a) They've occupied NYC's Zucotti Park for 7 days and are expecting more supporters and participants; or b) Occupations are now also under way in X, Y and Z cities.

What's better? a) The occupiers have joined in solidarity with three labor union locals and a few others groups; or b) After just X number of days the list of other organizations joining this effort is too numerous to mention, they include...

As an old public relations man, I know "just spell my name right" is only half the job.   When you start getting serious local, regional and national coverage, both print and TV, you want to do your best to get your message out and prevent the media from perverting it.

I believe Occupy Wall Street will definitely have a better message and be better equipped to deliver it in the coming days.   Stay authentic.   Stay honest.   Keep working on your core beliefs and when show time comes, you're going to be great.

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Chaz Valenza is writer and small business owner in New Jersey. He earned his MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business. His current feature film project is "Single Point Failure" an insider's account of how the Reagan Administration (more...)
 

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Keeps the loonies out of the way and mayhem to a m... by Vaikunthanath Kaviraj on Saturday, Sep 24, 2011 at 10:55:58 AM
this article.  Media Arrested at Wall Street ... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Saturday, Sep 24, 2011 at 4:51:02 PM
However, I doubt if the MSM would give you a fair ... by Vaikunthanath Kaviraj on Saturday, Sep 24, 2011 at 5:48:05 PM
Is Wall Street to smart for Main Street oris Main ... by Markageloo Breza on Saturday, Sep 24, 2011 at 11:10:32 AM
should be on our side. They are union members. The... by tim mcghie on Saturday, Sep 24, 2011 at 11:13:43 AM
I heard Michael Moore relate an experience he had ... by John Sanchez Jr. on Saturday, Sep 24, 2011 at 1:40:29 PM
MSM is so damned bad that anything it ignores bene... by MaskedMarauder on Saturday, Sep 24, 2011 at 11:17:57 AM
Max Keiser interviewed Ireland's David McWilliams ... by Mike Preston on Saturday, Sep 24, 2011 at 9:03:40 PM
"The number is not in service". Probably best, I w... by Evan Stevens on Tuesday, Sep 27, 2011 at 4:06:29 PM