While we're contemplating the mop and broom brigade to counter Bloomberg's "clean to evict" threat, we should reach out to 32BJ regarding this issue (I've cc'd the LOC to that end).
If we come up with a united public plan against Bloomberg's sham clean-up, we could as part of it issue a statement (if 32BJ agrees) saying that we have been handling park clean-up on our own, and now we are turning to the professional cleaners of 32BJ for cleaning advice, and that we will work with them on a democratic, volunteer basis: OUR cleaners cleaning OUR park.
Which at the same time will give us an opportunity to express support for the contract demands of cleaners up and down the East Coast.
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From: Amin Husain <email@example.com>
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Subject: Re: [september17discuss] Re: IMP: Bloomberg Statement on Moving in to "Clean" the Park
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 07:41:53 -0400
I think there should be no negotiation or coordination on this point. However, a discussion at the General Assembly is probably appropriate as an agenda item.
On Oct 13, 2011, at 2:44 AM, nikolai <email@example.com> wrote:
> against these current social injustices, civil disobedience is an
> honor. thorough cleaning thursday, lockdown with posters to shield
> from tazers, and hold out on friday.
> On Oct 13, 1:17 am, Dan Anderson <medananderson...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> This is exactly how the Bloombergville encampment was ended. The
>> company said they wanted to clean the walls and we could return
>> On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 9:34 PM, beka economopoulos
>> <b...@notanalternative.net> wrote:
>>> I find this to be of great concern: “The cleaning will be done in stages and
>>> the protesters will be able to return to the areas that have been cleaned,
>>> provided they abide by the rules that Brookfield has established for the
>>> It was precisely this process that ended the M-15 encampments in Spain this
>>> past Spring. What does "the rules that Brookfield has established for the
>>> park" mean?
>>> Need to have strategy conversation about this, prepare media response (or
>>> choose not to), determine game plan for this as a possible scenario, most
>>> likely in the wee hours of the night.
>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>> From: Colin Moynihan <colinrmoyni...@gmail.com>
>>> Date: October 12, 2011 8:07:15 PM EDT
>>> To: kira.ann...@gmail.com
>>> Subject: from: Colin Moynihan; City hall statement
>>> STATEMENT OF DEPUTY MAYOR FOR OPERATIONS CAS HOLLOWAY
>>> “Earlier this evening, Mayor Bloomberg went to Zuccotti Park to talk
>>> with the protesters himself and inform them that on Friday morning
>>> Brookfield Properties will clean the park.
>>> “Brookfield Properties owns Zuccotti Park, and built it as an amenity
>>> for the general public. As the protest has continued, Brookfield has
>>> expressed concern about its inability to clean the park and maintain
>>> it in a condition fit for public use. Brookfield conveyed these
>>> concerns in a letter they sent to the City.
>>> “The Mayor is a strong believer in the First Amendment and believes
>>> that the protesters have a right to continue to protest. At the same
>>> time, the last three weeks have created unsanitary conditions and
>>> considerable wear and tear on the park. This situation is not in the
>>> best interests of the protesters, residents or the City.
>>> “The cleaning will be done in stages and the protesters will be able
>>> to return to the areas that have been cleaned, provided they abide by
>>> the rules that Brookfield has established for the park.”
>>> New: http://blog.art21.org/2011/05/19/5-questions-for-contemporary-practic...
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