Sent time:   Monday, October 10, 2011 10:24:35 PM
Subject:   Re: Re: Re: Re: [september17discuss] the next phase

They could dance around with closed umbrellas and open them at the end.  I think I'm getting sleepy (:O   
On 10/11/11, wrote:
definitely a nice place for yoga.  Cool place for an umbrella flash mob, being indoors and all.  Have you seen the occupy wall st umbrella flash mob on youtube?
On 10/11/11, grimwomyn<> wrote:
but i think there has to be something... a group mediation, yoga,
playdate for parents... going back to Nathan's piece on diversionary
kind of activities that make a point but are peaceful and

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 12:09 AM, grimwomyn <> wrote:
> what about a flash mob dance party there occasionally? it can be like
> the dance hall of the occupation?
> On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 12:04 AM,  <> wrote:
>> I have to agree that you will get trapped arrested if you stage any kind of
>> protest in an indoor atrium, especially that one.
>> On 10/10/11, Will Gauss<> wrote:
>> No, veto.
>> Indoor spaces are prime "arrest me" territory.
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Oct 10, 2011, at 10:54 PM, wrote:
>>> Word Financial Mall at
>>> 25 Liberty square
>>> This is great because myral lynch has an office in here its also indoors
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Will Gauss <>
>>> To: september17 <>
>>> Sent: Mon, Oct 10, 2011 9:45 pm
>>> Subject: Re: [september17discuss] the next phase
>>> Take Foley Square as a new occupation, establish a shuttle march back and
>>> forth between then.
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>> On Oct 10, 2011, at 9:10 PM, grimwomyn <> wrote:
>>>> ok-- can added to this be the dispersion technique?
>>>> "There are worse things than not getting to have another large public
>>>> protest in the streets of New York that accomplishes little. It has
>>>> been done before. According to New York City law, permits are
>>>> necessary for groups of more than 20 to gather legally in public
>>>> parks—so why not gather in groups of 19? Why not conduct small, legal,
>>>> and still powerful actions like those that #occupywallstreet activists
>>>> have been conducting throughout this week, such as yoga classes where
>>>> Wall meets Broad and declaring guerrilla free-speech zones with free
>>>> wireless internet access? What if this were happening on every corner
>>>> in the city, for weeks at a time?
>>>> These days, nobody is more masterful with dispersion tactics than
>>>> those behind the Jasmine Revolution in China. Working in an
>>>> environment of extreme, ruthless oppression, they’ve learned to be
>>>> very creative. Their signature move is the so-called “strollingâ€
>>>> protest: large numbers of people gather at a public place, designated
>>>> over the internet, and walk around innocently, looking up at the
>>>> buildings and ignoring each other. Obviously, there’s a protest
>>>> happening, because there’s a huge crowd of people in one place, and a
>>>> phalanx of police are watching. But how do you distinguish a protester
>>>> from a bystander? You don’t. You can’t, really. You’ve created a
>>>> disruption, but no targets, and no actual illegality. Meanwhile,
>>>> people become less afraid to resist when they know that others are
>>>> with them."
>>>> Activities can be planned, people are inconveniencing the bank, it
>>>> would be safer, I can't stomach 13 yr olds getting arrested again. The
>>>> NYPD has proven themselves to be mean. There should be a softer
>>>> approach... and it will bring more sympathy to the movement if it is
>>>> peaceful action.
>>>> Dancing on bank lawns in the suburbs, card games in front of chase....
>>>> peaceful.....
>>>> On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 7:49 PM, MAd Hatter
>>> <> wrote:
>>>>> Totally Agree.... #occupythebanks and lets get in the streets this
>>> week.
>>>>> As of now, there are 3 public meeting points for Saturday. Please
>>> add
>>>>> others that I may have missed. Or form an affinity group and go to a
>>>>> bank in the morning! Bring Cameras, do press, and ask for
>>>>> supporters......
>>>>> 11am March on Banks-- from Zucotti and probably (Bowling Green)
>>>>> 1pm-2pm Students Meet up at Washington Square Park (visit banks
>>> from there)
>>>>> 5:00pm Take Times Square Mass Convergence
>>>>> Here is the call to action from the October 15th Working group. Let's
>>>>> make Saturday something different.
>>>>> Occupy Wall Street October 15th Call to Action Against Banks.
>>>>> --------------------------------------
>>>>> The time has come to fight the banks.
>>>>> We call on fellow occupiers and those who stand in solidarity to join
>>>>> us in moving from protest to resistance
>>>>> No longer will banks take our homes.
>>>>> No longer will banks rob students of our future.
>>>>> No longer will banks destroy the environment.
>>>>> No longer will banks fund the misery of war.
>>>>> No longer will banks cause massive unemployment.
>>>>> And no longer will banks create and profit from economic crisis
>>>>> without a struggle.
>>>>> The political system has been corrupted and taken over by Wall
>>> Street.
>>>>> The banks have destroyed our economy and captured our democracy.
>>>>> Occupy Wall Street is a part of a global movement. On Oct. 15th and
>>>>> beyond, we will take our message directly to the banks.
>>>>> This saturday, visit your local Bank of America, Wells Fargo, or
>>> Chase
>>>>> and let them know, we will not allow business as usual.
>>>>> We.
>>>>> Will.
>>>>> Occupy.
>>>>> Everywhere
>>>>> On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 7:38 PM, beka economopoulos
>>>>> <> wrote:
>>>>>> Today Bloomberg announced that we could stay in Zuccotti Park
>>>>>> indefinitely:
>>>>>> And so we went from being an occupation to becoming a picnic.
>>>>>> Just yesterday Zizek warned “The only thing I’m afraid of is that
>>> we will
>>>>>> someday just go home and then we will meet once a year drinking
>>> beer and
>>>>>> nostalgically remembering what a nice time we had here. Promise
>>> ourselves
>>>>>> that this will not be the case.â€
>>>>>> Of course, it's nice to have some breathing room, but we're in this
>>> for the
>>>>>> long haul. There are no "solutions" that can be presented quickly
>>> to make
>>>>>> us go away. And so there will be moments where our presence is no
>>> longer an
>>>>>> uncomfortable and unknown variable, but rather is normalized and
>>>>>> integrated.
>>>>>> It's in those moments that we have to push the envelop, pry open
>>> the space
>>>>>> of possibility even farther. We go as far as we can to destabalize
>>> but
>>>>>> maintain support and momentum. And when that's the new "normal"
>>> then we do
>>>>>> it again, we push further.
>>>>>> That's how change happens, how we shift the terrain and the terms
>>> of the
>>>>>> game. I hope that we can get information out as soon as possible
>>> about ways
>>>>>> to plug into the international day of action, this Saturday October
>>> 15. And
>>>>>> that we continue to expand and take new space and spread and lead
>>> the way.
>>>>>> xob
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> New:
>>>>>> Not An Alternative