Following is the nonviolence statement drafted by the Philosophy & Strategy working group to be discussed and “consensed” on at tomorrow’s General Assembly:
The Occupy Santa Cruz movement is philosophically opposed to physical violence and/or harm against people and is strategically opposed to the destruction and/or defacement of property.
We are strategically opposed to verbal violence and support exercising our freedom of speech in a compassionate and unifying manner.
We value lawful considerations, and are able to embrace creative and constructive civil resistance.
Please review and ponder this statement and bring your thoughts to the General Assembly tomorrow.