From:   shaista husain <shaistahusain@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Saturday, October 29, 2011 6:04:20 PM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: [GlobalRevolutionMedia] Re: [september17discuss] WINTER AT LIBERTY PLAZA
 

Speaking of purchases, im sorry of this has already been addressed by

the legal team, im reposting it, as part of the funds-- this should

hit the news really hard--the NYPD's low blow attempt to cause

harm....one day before the freezing temperatures...

 

 

Liberty Park Legal Working Group

c/o 299 Broadway, Suite 806 New York, NY 10007-1901

October 29, 2011

BY FACSIMILE TO (718) 999-1486

Fire Department of the City of New York Attn: Commissioner Salvatore Cassano

Re: Demand to Return Generators Dear Commissioner Cassano:

We are attorneys and legal workers associated with the New York City

Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild. We represent the owners of

generators seized on October 28, 2011 from Liberty Park by the Fire

Department of the City of New York (“FDNY”) and the New York City

Police Department between 7:30 and 8:30AM. Attached hereto are FDNY

Notices of Confiscation of Material identifying Robert McDermott as

the FDNY member who transported the confiscated material to Randall’s

Island. The “Notices of Confiscation” provide no justification, legal

or otherwise, for the seizures. Nor do they adequately describe the

seized materials, nor provide information as to how the owners may get

the property back.

Contrary to the Mayor’s public justifications, the seizures were not

motivated by health or safety concerns. Instead, it appears the City

is trying to end the occupation illegally by creating a public health

risk. Without articulating any identifiable hazard posed by the

generators, the City removed a source of heat for hundreds of people

one day before the correctly predicted onset of freezing temperatures

and snow. Moreover, the FDNY deviated from its normal procedure of

issuing a notice of violation and allowing for corrective action. The

City’s removal of the generators is nothing more than a pretext for

violating the First Amendment rights of the Liberty Park occupiers by

literally freezing them out.

We therefore demand the immediate return of the illegally seized

property. Please contact Mr. Oliver at 646 263 3495 to arrange for

their return.

Very truly yours,

Gideon Orion Oliver Yetta G. Kurland Margaret Ratner Kunstler Robert J. Boyle

Joel R. Kupferman Wylie Stecklow Allana Golovko-Rosen Daniel Alterman

Alan Levine

 

On Sat, Oct 29, 2011 at 7:23 PM, beka economopoulos

<beka@notanalternative.net> wrote:

> Thanks Cesar, a lot of purchasing is happening / has happened / will and

> should continue to happen.

>

> One issue: entirely reliant upon external allies for that, and they've been

> amazing.  Spending all day on the phone yesterday and today, going to Home

> Depot, sporting good stores, etc. etc, totally coming through with mass

> quantities of needed gear / supplies, dropping it off or arranging

> deliveries.

>

> But as far as I can tell the OWS funds are still not getting distributed in

> the way that they need to be. This should be a GA proposal tonight (has the

> spokescouncil kicked in yet?  I know it passed last night. It will make

> rapid response and urgent funding needs a hell of a lot easier).  We have

> the money to take care of our own...what needs to happen to start getting it

> where it needs to go?

>

> b

>

> On Sat, Oct 29, 2011 at 6:41 PM, Cesar <wintersiroco@gmail.com> wrote:

>>

>> One suggestion, probably already adresssed. Why not purchase high qality

>> gear rather than rely ondonations? It is late and cold.

>> Cesar

>> Sent from phone

>>

>>

>> On Oct 29, 2011, at 5:07 PM, beka economopoulos

>> <beka@notanalternative.net> wrote:

>>

>> Agreed, the "ask" is not "please come to Liberty Park" -- we don't need

>> bodies there as much as we need:

>>

>> 1) Please drop off winter gear donations needed, as outlined in the list

>> below.  (I don't understand what the problem with dropping off stuff at the

>> UFT building is - that has been the OWS storage space for several weeks now,

>> it is where everything is being stored and sorted and it is where we need

>> materials ASAP.  If that is a big problem please go straight to the Comfort

>> Station inside the park, but that effs up our systems a bit, better to go to

>> OWS storage space at 52 Broadway.

>>

>> 2) Plan for opening up homes or indoor spaces for folks to sleep tonight.

>> I'm not on this...anyone else?  Status update?

>>

>> Also: if materials can't be donated today/tonight, or tomorrow, they can

>> be shipped (or purchased and arranged delivery) to this address:

>>

>> Shipping address:

>> 118a Fulton St

>> PO Box 205

>> NY NY 10038

>>

>> Dropping off in person:

>> Daily until 9pm at the United Federation of Teachers building, ground

>> floor, 52 Broadway Ave.

>> After 9pm at the OWS Comfort Station on the east side of Liberty Square

>> (aka Zuccotti Park)

>>

>>

>>

>> On Sat, Oct 29, 2011 at 4:56 PM, Victoria Sobel <victoria@showpaper.org>

>> wrote:

>>>

>>> marissa i think more than getting people down here we need a solid plan

>>> for where to put people tonight. ive been here all day and we'll be fine but

>>> i have very SERIOUS concerns for a majority of the park that is not as well

>>> prepared. yes we do need all those supplies but moreso we need to start

>>> moving bodies. there will be enough people hold the space.

>>>

>>> On Sat, Oct 29, 2011 at 4:41 PM, beka economopoulos

>>> <beka@notanalternative.net> wrote:

>>>>

>>>> Hi, here is a list of urgent needs:

>>>>

>>>> - insulated gloves, wool hats, scarves

>>>> - long underwear / smart wool thermal socks

>>>> - 300 hand warmers, 300 foot warmers

>>>> - waterproof boots in all sizes

>>>> - disposable shoe covers

>>>> - winter coats

>>>> - hot beverages

>>>> - thermal heaters

>>>> - all weather sub-thermal sleeping bags

>>>> - tarps

>>>> - insulating tents; foam padding for inside of tents

>>>> - wooden pallets to get tents off the ground

>>>> - cots to get people off the ground

>>>>

>>>> It sounds like we have plywood for pallets and some tarps lined up for

>>>> today.  Have 160 sub-zero sleeping bags that were just delivered today but

>>>> need more!  The hand warmers and foot warmers would be greatly appreciated

>>>> ASAP.  Winter gear, waterproof boots of all sizes, disposable shoe covers,

>>>> mens/women's long underwear, cots are all needed.

>>>>

>>>> Items can be dropped off today and tomorrow (or all week) until 9pm at

>>>> 52 Broadway where we have ground floor storage in the United Federation of

>>>> Teachers building.

>>>>

>>>> After 9pm donations can go to the Comfort station on the east side of

>>>> Liberty Park (aka zuccotti park).

>>>>

>>>> Thanks,

>>>>

>>>> Beka

>>>>

>>>>

>>>> On Sat, Oct 29, 2011 at 4:21 PM, acpollack2@juno.com

>>>> <acpollack2@juno.com> wrote:

>>>>>

>>>>> shovels?

>>>>>

>>>>> ---------- Original Message ----------

>>>>> From: Marisa Holmes <marisaholmes@gmail.com>

>>>>> To: september17@googlegroups.com

>>>>> Subject: Re: [september17discuss] WINTER AT LIBERTY PLAZA

>>>>> Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2011 23:19:47 +0300

>>>>>

>>>>> People Need the Following:

>>>>> Emergency Blankets

>>>>> Dry Socks, Gloves, and Hats

>>>>> Payless gift certificates for Shoes

>>>>> Towels

>>>>> Plastic Bins

>>>>> 3 post tents

>>>>> In solidarity,�

>>>>> Marisa

>>>>>

>>>>> 2011/10/29 Conor Tom�Reed <conortomasreed@gmail.com>

>>>>>>

>>>>>> Big ditto to Marisa's call, but let's also be sure to notify the camp

>>>>>> that this is only a brief snow-flash. Next week will get warmer, so we'll

>>>>>> have some time to figure out winter plans.

>>>>>>

>>>>>> http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/USNY0996

>>>>>>

>>>>>> snow solidarity!

>>>>>> -Conor

>>>>>>

>>>>>> On Sat, Oct 29, 2011 at 4:12 PM, Marisa Holmes

>>>>>> <marisaholmes@gmail.com> wrote:

>>>>>>>

>>>>>>> Hi everyone!

>>>>>>> There is urgent support needed at Liberty Plaza.�

>>>>>>> Winter has hit hard, and it is cold and wet.�

>>>>>>> The occupiers request that everyone come�

>>>>>>> as soon as possible to help with the transition.�

>>>>>>> Reach out to your networks.�

>>>>>>> This is a crucial turning point in the struggle.�

>>>>>>> I have been at home in front of my computer,�

>>>>>>> but I'm going back to streets.�

>>>>>>> I hope to see you there.�

>>>>>>> In solidarity,�

>>>>>>> Marisa�

>>>>

>>>>

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>>>

>>

>>

>>

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>

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