From:   Jeremy Bold <jezbold@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Thursday, October 13, 2011 9:37:06 AM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com; Justin Wedes <jwedes@gmail.com>
Cc:   justine@occupywallst.org; R M <rebeccaction@gmail.com>; Kira Annika <kira@occupywallst.org>; Patrick Bruner <pmubruner@gmail.com>
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Re: Operation #wallstcleanup
 

I think we need to consider marching somewhere other than Wall St actually.  The police will all be in that same area, they will probably be expecting it and thus likely have beefed up presence there more than usual.  And I don't really think people want a repeat of what happened after the Union march.

So it seems like the idea should be to leave some cameras stationed at Liberty with the people who refuse to leave BUT ALSO to send a lot of people and cameras to another demonstration location, with scouts between both locales.  For efficiency's sake, the location of this demonstration will have to be determined on Friday during an impromptu assembly among the people who do not wish to get arrested and we will head out from there.  Despite the desire for solidarity among our group, we do not want to be posed merely as a passive backdrop for the police brutality that may ensue - instead, we really ought to think seriously about a tactical maneuver that takes advantage of a divided group and surprises the police AND the city.

Hope that can be a friendly amendment at least to the idea that we have a march among non-arrestables, with location not necessarily Wall Street, but to be determined at the time of the police's evacuation.  We've conducted GAs under pressure before - this one is a big one!
 
On Oct 13, 2011, at 11:04 AM, Justin Wedes wrote:

I think the idea is gaining traction. Going 2 present it again in a mic check at noon at camp.

-j

On Oct 13, 2011, at 7:11 AM, R M wrote:

Fantastic Justin. Any sense of how press outreach is being handled around this?

On Oct 12, 2011 10:49 PM, "Justin Wedes" <jwedes@gmail.com> 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??


-justin



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