Statement of Nonviolence

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.

This statement was consensed upon by the General Assembly of Occupy Santa Cruz, October 9, 2011.