From:   shaista husain <shaistahusain@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Tuesday, October 11, 2011 11:48:01 PM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Re: the next phase
 

Other Occupations that have happened across the globe do not have

weather like NYC. We have to set an example and may have to break some

rules in order to maintain our ground. We might have to have tents or

using solar lamps build heaters. I know this is very ambitious but we

need to be just as ingenuous as, for example, how we feed so many

folks daily and how phenomenal is our water filtration plant in the

kitchen--truly amazing. Negates all the negative press images that

attempt to label us...We can also start to collect names of NYC

comrades who volunteer to get occupiers to take days off, bathe,

shower, etc....We are re-organizing our hospital next week and begin

preventative nutrition for campers--but we have enough herbs to last a

week perhaps, if the tonics are successful, i have contacted green

community groups for help and mobilization. If anyone has ANY

suggestions for sustainability--- please email as soon as possible, or

can help us, contact Dave Zalk, Bugz or myself towards this effort. I

hope the sustainability meeting will happen soon, please let me know

when it is.

Thanks,

Shaista

 

On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 1:35 AM, Lycophidion <lycophidion@gmail.com> wrote:

> Good ideas. All of this presupposes a qualitative leap in coordination

> between WGs and organization and integration of Liberty Park OWSers.

> No, living outside in freezing weather is definitely not the same as a

> ski trip. One possibility is to establish a scheduled rotation of

> "campers," to avoid burn-out and folks becoming sick (not just if they

> get sick). Maybe 3 day to 1-week shifts, when it gets really cold.

> Perhaps this should be mandatory (although positively motivated),

> since some will want to prove their revolutionary mettle by hanging

> tough, even when they're coming down with the flu. In turn, they would

> get other people sick.

>

>

> On Oct 11, 5:18 pm, jemcgl...@verizon.net wrote:

>> The cold weather has to all be very high-tech.  Living outside is not the same as going skiing.

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>> On 10/11/11,beka economopoulos<beka@notanalternative.net>wrote:There are lots of folks working on weather contingencies.  Heck yeah, we're staying through Spring.

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>> Some ideas:

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>> * there are allies who want to fundraise to get 500 sub-zero sleeping bags donated, as well as cold-weather gears (hats, gloves, coats, etc.)

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>> * working on lining up indoor spaces nearby where folks can rotate out if they're getting sick or need a night to warm up.

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>> * consider a coordinated effort in solidarity with one another to push for structures and on-site warming options. get supporters, unions, and community orgs to back us up when we go for it

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>> * use mobile blast list, get shovels donated, and get folks down there to help get rid of snow

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