From:   Winter Siroco <>
Sent time:   Friday, October 14, 2011 6:27:48 PM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Brookfield Properties

Jumaane Williams also voted for the City Hall budget Cuts while we were at Bloombergville protesting hard. He should rethink his strategy.

On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 1:28 PM, Jon Good <> wrote:
I mean, they're a huge, zillion-dollar corporation. Of course they're doing shady things and are never actually going to be our allies.  We don't want corporations as our allies no matter who they our.  But we shouldn't be ungrateful.  

p.s. Shaista thanks for posting that quote.  Jumaane Williams is the only person I'm ever glad I voted for.

On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 1:22 PM, shaista husain <> wrote:
Yes, excellent point!!! and also don't let Bloomberg off so easily
either, put the onus of cleanliness on Bloomberg, remember he gave us
"permission" to stay in Liberty Square about two days prior to the
cleaning threat/ eviction...and here is something you can also quote
and take to the table: From a statement from Council Member Jumanee
Williams upon visiting OWS "More importantly, why did he (Bloomberg)
feel it wasn't important to engage the protestors in a dialogue? As
the Mayor of this city, he is supposed to represent the voices of all
New Yorkers, not just the moneyed interests that constitute his inner
circle. I wish he would take these rising voices more seriously.
Finally, if he is truly concerned about a clean city, there are
several locations in my district and across the five boroughs that
could use a good cleaning." (for example marcy projects and the mutant
ninja rats that are terrifying our poor...)

On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 1:18 PM, Jason Jones
<> wrote:
> Before rushing off and kissing Broodfields asses. Let's check into the
> reports that they have connections to bad real-estate dealings and can be
> directly linked to the subprime-morgage scandal.
> On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 12:49 PM, Will Gauss <> wrote:
>> I say we cheer on our allies but send a representative to the table with
>> Brookfield.  Once we arrive at a deal, then we cheer Brookfield if they sent
>> a negotiator in good faith and their idea of "negotiations" isn't Benjamin
>> Netanyahu's "Accept all our demands without concession then we'll talk"
>> strategy.
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> On 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.
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