From:   Gabriel Johnson <gabjoh2@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Sunday, September 18, 2011 5:24:26 PM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Re: WNV video: #OccupyWallStreet begins, and improvises
 

Oh, yes; thanks very much! Something that I've seen and know is

controlled by a legit guy is the food donation thin:

https://www.wepay.com/donate/99275 . I'm not sure if we are spending

it on anything other than food, but it is certainly a good place to

start.

 

--glj

 

On Sun, Sep 18, 2011 at 7:04 PM, gail zawacki <witsendnj@gmail.com> wrote:

> okay just trying to help from afar.  I'm too distant to deliver, what is the

> best (secure) way to send a (modest) financial contribution??

>

> On Sun, Sep 18, 2011 at 6:58 PM, Gabriel Johnson <gabjoh2@gmail.com> wrote:

>>

>> Well, as a 19 year old (and relatively new to this protest scene), I

>> do agree with Richard's point; it is a minor thing, but certainly an

>> important one. On the topic of port-a-potties: Eh… maybe, but probably

>> not? We have somewhat sufficient bathroom facilites from the

>> restaurants in the area, and getting a company to rent to us when we

>> are a non-totally-permitted action might be difficult. Things we need

>> other than on this [http://redd.it/kjp1i] list (as of an hour ago,

>> when I left to take a quick break): Paper towels and a broom (and

>> probably dustpan). (Grim, is that still accurate?) Know you guys are

>> still standing strong; I'll be back soon.

>>

>> --glj

>>

>> On Sun, Sep 18, 2011 at 6:49 PM, gail zawacki <witsendnj@gmail.com> wrote:

>> > Oh Gawd.  The Tar Sands and so many other climate actions I've been to,

>> > everyone is complaining there are too many of us old people, and not

>> > enough

>> > young.  Can't we just get together, in an effort to avert the worst of

>> > all

>> > the various converging catastrophes engineered by the wealthy and their

>> > corporations that shield them from liability for the damage they create

>> > -

>> > without losing momentum by complaining at each other??

>> >

>> > On Sun, Sep 18, 2011 at 6:43 PM, Richard S. <chardsinger@yahoo.com>

>> > wrote:

>> >>

>> >> Nice video, Nathan.  But I am not crazy about your description of the

>> >> GA in the beginning as "a group of young activists in New York."  Do

>> >> you see the problem with this?  I've sort of dropped out of the core

>> >> organizing, but I was involved and I am going to be 50 soon.  And I

>> >> know there are several other people who have been to the organizing

>> >> GAs, some who are very involved in this, who are older than I am.  Of

>> >> course, there are not enough older people, and that is one of the big

>> >> problems here, because if this is perceived as being exclusively a

>> >> youth group, that will certainly limit outreach.  And it is not going

>> >> to help if you publicly characterize the group as "young activists."

>> >>

>> >> One of the biggest problems I've had as an unemployed person seeking

>> >> work is the ageism that is rampant in the "job market."  It is

>> >> unbelievable how blatant and ubiquitous this is.  And I think a larger

>> >> number of older people would be drawn to an oppositional movement or

>> >> movement of resistance if that movement did not replicate such ageism

>> >> in its own approach, language, self descriptions, etc., and actually

>> >> even sought to address this particular problem.

>> >>

>> >> Richard

>> >>

>> >> On Sep 18, 10:55 am, Nathan Schneider <nat...@wagingnonviolence.org>

>> >> wrote:

>> >> > A bit of video from yesterday. Will try to fix the aspect ratio or

>> >> > whatever you call it. Thanks to all who spoke with us! See you in a

>> >> > few hours!

>> >> >

>> >> >

>> >> > http://wagingnonviolence.org/2011/09/occupywallstreet-begins-and-impr...

>> >> >

>> >> > Nathan

>> >> >

>> >> > -

>> >> > Nathan Schneider

>> >> > Editor, Waging Nonviolencehttp://wagingnonviolence.org

>> >

>> >

>

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