|From:||shaista husain <email@example.com>|
|Sent time:||Wednesday, October 12, 2011 12:03:58 AM|
|Subject:||Re: [september17discuss] Re: the next phase|
We need safety, comfort, kitchen and hospital as well as clean
up/hygiene/recycle teams to link up with finance-- and organize and
allocated resources towards an effective long term self sustainable
strategy through the winter. By doing this we makes liars out of all
the naysayers== this is better than any propaganda because it is REAL.
On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 1:52 AM, Amin Husain <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> There is a lot of thinking around oct 15 in this regard and that sounds
> amazing to me as another, additional location, to cap off the global day of
> It will also show people that this is a movement that is not cooptable
> because it is not "safe".
> On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 1:48 AM, shaista husain <email@example.com>
>> 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.
>> On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 1:35 AM, Lycophidion <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> > 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.
>> >> On 10/11/11,beka economopoulos<email@example.com>wrote:There
>> >> are lots of folks working on weather contingencies. Heck yeah, we're
>> >> staying through Spring.
>> >> Some ideas:
>> >> * 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.)
>> >> * working on lining up indoor spaces nearby where folks can rotate out
>> >> if they're getting sick or need a night to warm up.
>> >> * 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
>> >> * use mobile blast list, get shovels donated, and get folks down there
>> >> to help get rid of snow
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