From:   shaista husain <shaistahusain@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Wednesday, October 12, 2011 12:10:43 AM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Re: the next phase
 

Just to alert you guys on the epidemic in the NYC--the total lack of

urban planning/environmental safety for poor people....

 http://yourblackworld.com/2011/08/26/hoodrats-infest-marcy-projects/

 

On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 2:05 AM, shaista husain <shaistahusain@gmail.com> wrote:

> If we move occupiers to homes, then i hope they are foreclosed empty

> homes that we re-claim --as we defend against evictions.

>

>

> On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 2:03 AM, shaista husain <shaistahusain@gmail.com> wrote:

>> 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.

>>

>> PEACE

>>

>> On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 1:52 AM, Amin Husain <amin.husain@gmail.com> 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

>>> rage.

>>> 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 <shaistahusain@gmail.com>

>>> wrote:

>>>>

>>>> 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.

>>>> >>

>>>> >>

>>>> >>

>>>> >>

>>>> >>

>>>> >>

>>>> >>

>>>> >> 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.

>>>> >>

>>>> >> 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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