From:   Justin Wedes <>
Sent time:   Thursday, October 13, 2011 8:42:01 AM
Subject:   [september17discuss] Re: [uncut-braintrust] Operation #wallstcleanup
Attachments:   mockup.png   

Yes, this is an excellent idea.

Here's a mock-up badge for someone to elaborate:

On Oct 13, 2011, at 10:31 AM, Ryan Clayton wrote:

You should make arm badges for the "Wall Street Sanitation Committee" or "Wall St Sanitation Brigade" or "Wall St Clean-Up Crew"

Ryan Clayton
(p) 202.656.2116
(c) 812.322.2116

On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 7:38 AM, Samantha Corbin <> wrote:

There's a direct actions meeting at 2pm in the cemetary where we should talk about this, then a 4pm NVDA training. I've got a bunch of trainers today so we can handle a big group. I think brooms are problematic since to cops will se them as weapon to neutralize. Also, even with the best training in the world, if someone starts yanking on a broom stick, it will inevitable ly kick out and smack someone. The visual may not be as good, but I'd recommend squeegees and brushes and dustpans for that moment. Things with less leverage and potential to unintentionally hurt someone (particularly the occupier standing next to you).


On Oct 13, 2011 2:00 AM, "Justin Wedes" <> wrote:
Great, Sam! When/where are your trainings?

Specifically, it would be good to train in how to do this completely peacefully even with a large wooden broomstick in hand

Justin Wedes
Educator & Activist
Brooklyn, NY

will you #occupy?

On Oct 13, 2011, at 1:51 AM, Samantha Corbin <> wrote:

In. Lets talk more about this logistically though. I have a few nvda trainings tomorrow and we can make them specific to this action. Got a blockades trainer that just landed at my apartment who can help me. There will be a contingent that wants to comply if they decide it's a reasonable request so we need to prepare for that too.

I feel like this is bait. 


On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 10:49 PM, Justin Wedes <> wrote:
Here's my proposed idea to respond to Bloomberg/NYPD's proposed "cleanup" of the park:

Operation #wallstcleanup
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??


Samantha Corbin