From:   Fix <>
Sent time:   Sunday, October 23, 2011 10:14:07 PM
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Subject:   Re: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] Re: (OWS is over after Tuesday) Fwd: Drumming, Urine,


That is a possibility and if there are members of media WG who have a camera and want to offer their energy towards this then I will do what I can to assist.

The challenge of course would be to complete the piece in a timely manner before the items being requested by comfort are no longer needed. Important to note that it took over a week to create the Oct 15th piece (that will be posted in 24hrs) due to personal schedules, limited hard drives & editing space, etc... It's a challenge to turn out quality material, rapidly and with limited resources but we are doing our best.

Naturally I know we are all in the same situation but I didn't want to just ignore the great suggestion.

Drop breaths everyone.


Michael Fix

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On Oct 23, 2011 8:54 PM, <> wrote:
This sounds like an opportunity for media to produce and shoot a piece on comfort with a call to action for viewers to donate all that is needed. 


On Oct 23, 2011, at 8:14 PM, Han Shan <> wrote:

Please excuse me if I haven't heard the urgent call to action for comfort materials (specifically sleeping bags, blankets, and sleeping pads, I guess). I have heard some concern and worked with folks on Fri. eve. to make sure such items were being laundered in the wake of the mid-week storm). But I don't think this is an either/or situation.

Let us hear & respond to your clearly-articulated & seemingly very serious need & also attend to the much bigger issue which I and others have argued is broader than the "drummers debate" and in fact goes to fundamental questions about who is part of GA, whose concerns deserve consideration & action, how our community defines and 'enforces' (is there a better word?) accountability to the collective, etc. 

And in the meantime, I'll put out a call in whatever networks I can for sleeping bags & blankets, etc. A deep bow and huge & humble thanks to Comfort, Kitchen, Sanitation, and SIS/Shipping, Inventory, & Storage for your often unsung and thankless but critical work to maintain the occupation. 


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On Oct 23, 2011, at 7:58 PM, Comfort Community <> wrote:

It sounds like we need to direct the attention of the media elsewhere. Let's give them a new cookie to chew on.

If you check out Comfort Community's Blog, you will see that we have been working on pushing the humanitarian aspect of our struggle to the forefront.

We are proposing that the drumming debate take a backseat, and the issues surrounding our inability to erect tents, improper bathroom situation, hypothermia and general decline in health take a front seat.

As you can see from the photos, we have people sleeping on the ground, we are creating blankets from cut up sweaters and duct tape. All this, because our community is being inundated with demand.

The trauma from the temperature drop and forced living arrangement, is inducing a traumatic response from our residents. Resources are being hoarded, stolen, and fought over. Every night, individuals have their blankets, shoes, hats etc. misappropriated as they sleep.

Our efforts to organize into a political party will fall apart if the people who are holding down the protest are not comfotable.