On Oct 13, 2011, at 9:32 AM, Jason Jones wrote:
The wall st symbolic cleanup is a terrible idea and will end in disaster
There will be way too many impassioned people down there who will refuse to let their right to assemble be turned into a art project.
No matter how much training you impose on them.
The most important thing that must happen is that people put down their mops and brooms.
Otherwise when the police start arresting people for refusing to leave. Which will happen, i guarantee.
The tools will be construed as weapons and justify violence on the part of the police.
Much better to just have everyone link arms in solidarity. Without anything that looks like weapons.
Bloomberg is calling bluff. There's no way he wants to look like the bad guy again.
Especially the day before the 15th
On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 8:53 AM, Amin Husain <firstname.lastname@example.org>
we need bodies too
labor and students
people who plan to protect the park with their presence
Here's my proposed idea to respond to Bloomberg/NYPD's proposed
"cleanup" of the park:
Tonight, and all day tomorrow, all campers/supporters should reach out to friends/family/anyone to donate or purchase brooms, mops, squeegees, dust pans, garbage bags, and any other cleaning supplies to be collected at sanitation. The sanitation committee should move full-speed ahead on purchase of bins allocated by consensus at GA.
After General Assembly on Thursday, we'll have a full-camp cleanup session. Sanitation can coordinate, and anyone who is available will help with the massive community effort!
Then, Thursday morning, we'll awake and position ourselves with our brooms and mops in a human chain around the park, linked at the arms. If NYPD attempts to enter, we'll peacefully/non-violently stand our ground and those who are willing will get arrested.
Afterwards, we'll march with brooms and mops to Wall Street to do a massive #wallstcleanup march, where the real mess is!
What do we think??