Sent time:   Friday, October 14, 2011 9:38:03 AM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Brookfield Properties

Shaista's so right about the New Deal public works reference.
The building trades are pushing for more jobs for infrastructure project, and we certainly need many more schools, clinics, etc.
But we ALSO need more jobs, i.e. not primarily more things or buildings, but more services (healthcare workers, childcare, teachers, etc.)
With the increased productivity we can afford it -- once we occupy the banks and take them over (and shorten the workweek...)! 

---------- Original Message ----------
From: shaista husain <>
Subject: Re: [september17discuss] Brookfield Properties
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2011 11:13:32 -0400

I think the best way to really thank Bloomberg for our wake up call is
to make better allies with 32BJ who do the job of cleaning Wall Street
offices. I don't think making allies out of Brookfield Properties is
going to get us very far. Send flowers thats funny! But our real
allies are in 32BJ and other unions, who could REALLY be helpful if,
in case, there is further provocation by Brookfield et al. regarding
"cleaning." As a wake up call, i also hope we will discuss new
strategies for a more comfortable greener occupation, for better
security, safety, self maintenance towards a self sustained 'city
within a city,' as someone here, suggested in a previous post. let's
use this momentum to make liars out of Bloomberg--they are the one's
who have created a mess, deplorable living conditions in our inner
cities, our city's infrastructure is in shambles and they want to
clean this park? Let's make them accountable to this provocation.
During the New Deal national programs were created to build our
bridges, roads, infrastructure, during the worse economic times, these
structures are still standing today, but that was a VERY VERY long
time ago.  We need to win all arguments in favor of 'direct democracy
and self sustainability.'and give Bloomberg and wall street a good
wake up call.

On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 10:43 AM, Jon Good <> wrote:
> That too, Lisa.
> On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 10:42 AM, Lisa <> wrote:
>> I don't agree with thanking Brookfield publicly or privately�but I�really
>> think we should thank all of our allies and supporters�that mobilized to the
>> park to defend last night and this morning.
>> In solidarity,
>> Lisa
>> On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 10:35 AM, Robert Christ <> wrote:
>>> It could be private.� Anything we can do to "better relations" without
>>> hurting public image.
>>> On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 10:33 AM, Justin Wedes <> wrote:
>>>> Propose it to the general assembly, but my gut feeling is we dont need
>>>> to publicly thank Brookfield for so *graciously* allowing us to be in the
>>>> public park they "own/operate".
>>>> Justin Wedes
>>>> Educator & Activist
>>>> Brooklyn, NY
>>>> ~
>>>> will you #occupy?
>>>> ~
>>>> On Oct 14, 2011, at 10:28 AM, Robert Christ <> wrote:
>>>> > So politico is reporting that brookfield properties has withdrawn
>>>> > their cleaning schedule for the day. �If this turns out to be true, I think
>>>> > we should really organize thank you letters, and make sure our sanitation
>>>> > team is in direct contact with their people. �Maybe the Outreach Working
>>>> > group could make such a proposal at the GA?
>>>> >
>>>> > Can't hurt to try to make an ally of these people, especially since
>>>> > the Mayor still seems to be itching to get us out.