From:   Doug Singsen <>
Sent time:   Wednesday, October 19, 2011 10:36:09 AM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] The drummers or the Occupation - EMERGENCY

This is totally ridiculous. Losing the community board's support will not end OWS. We've stood up to the NYPD and Bloomberg, we can handle the CB if need be.

On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 12:30 PM, Jason Jones <> wrote:
Within the next couple days (tmrw) 100+ people who live in close proximity to Zuccotti will be attending a community board meeting. There they will unleash their pent up fury. The bongo drummers have finally pushed them to their wits end. OWS IS OVER! The political support that has been sustaining the camp will evaporate. The only option that I believe could possibly save the situation (given the political dynamics) is if there were an organizer who could pull together a large bloc of musicians of color to go down there and push the bongo players out (with unrelenting but "non violent" force). It would have to be done in concert a press conference of some sort where OWS takes the side of the community against the drummers.
I know there are a lot of things going on but this is about to end the Occupation and turn public support against overnight use of public space in NYC
I hate to say it but this has to trump other initiatives.
The drummers have to go and be gone for good. No more drumming period and they have to get publically tossed by OWS preempting the community board meeting/ press event.

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