From:   gail zawacki <>
Sent time:   Sunday, October 16, 2011 4:37:54 PM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Occupy Halloween

I just got an Anon mask yesterday, I love it!  But, there are ENDLESS possibilities.  Pig masks.  Billionaire ballgowns and tux's.  Zombies...George Bush, Dick Cheney!

I would think carefully about giving candy to children.  Imagine the possibilities for someone to say - the dirty hippies gave drug-laced candy to a kid who had convulsions, or something.  Ugh.

On Sun, Oct 16, 2011 at 6:28 PM, Justin Wedes <> wrote:
Reality: many will want to wear Guy Fawkes masks. And they're awesome.

Justin Wedes
Educator & Activist
Brooklyn, NY

will you #occupy?

On Oct 16, 2011, at 6:03 PM, Jon Good <> wrote:

> So, Halloween is coming in like 2 weeks, and I wanted to ask if anyone had any ideas or thoughts.  I have three thoughts.
> 1) Liberty Plaza should ABSOLUTELY give out candy to trick-or-treaters.  It's possible that the candy could come bundled with a kid-friendly message about OWS (e.g. "What do you want to be when you grow up?  The 1% doesn't care.  They want you to be a check-out clerk at Wal-Mart.")
> 2) Dressing up for Halloween was originally supposed to be as things that are SCARY (not, as has been the recent trend, sexy) and as such, perhaps we should think about going as the 1%, or as the injustices of banks committed throughout the world (though, come to think of it, "sexy hedge fund manager" or "sexy murder of labor organizers in Latin America" costumes have the potential to be morbidly hilarious and thought-provoking).
> 3) Some people might dress up as us, and not necessarily with the best of intentions.  I'm not sure what to do about that.
> Soldidarity,
> Jon