It is deeply disturbing to me to see people discussing principles of solidarity from the confort of your computers when our greatest enemy, WINTER, knocked on our door. Tarps are not holding the snow, tents are soaked inside and freezing, people here at camp are feeling the punch, and people keep fighting for stupid details of something that is absent in their very actions and attitudes: Solidarity. The conversation needs to be shifted, our only concern right now should be the simple statement: we are freezing, we need help, we must have the infrastructure in place to survive winter. In response to this, please dont just throw your personal opinions - first listen to the OCCUPIERS holding our ground bravely, let their voice be heard above all else: they are the ones directly affected. Not only in NYC, but across the other occupations.
Robert, freezing cold day one occupier.
Alexandre M.S. Carvalho, M.D., MPH