Maybe it would be smart to relaocate to Union Sq at the same time as adopting the 99% message, and say that we want to be closer to real people? Union Sq is a very central and politically aware place. I do have reservations about leaving wall st also, though so it will take some thought. Another target to look at is the Battery City Financial Center, although that is even more disconnected from real life.
On 09/20/11, Mellow Yellow<email@example.com> wrote:
Union Square has the significance of being a central hub of activity with many everyday people as well as homeless and young people who might be more ready to join us. This is an outreach and tactical suggestion, in the event we are up-rooted from liberty plaza. Police brutality will be more noted amongst New Yorkers at union Sq than by tourists near wall street. Our message should focus on Wall Street still, if not our physical presence.
Just my two cents.
On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 10:45 AM, Doug Singsen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
But Union Square has no political significance. It wouldn't target Wall St., it would just annoy the people who use it on a daily basis. It would be much harder to attract broad layers of new people to join the encampment if we lost the connection to Wall St.
On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 10:11 AM, Mellow Yellow <email@example.com>
I would strongly advise marching to Union Square & Occupy. It is central enough to gather more support from passers-by. A long march up Broadway will frustrate Police efforts to follow.
See you oguys there as soon as I can
On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 7:20 AM, Matthew Presto <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The contingency plan which reached consensus on Saturday was that if was necessary to move to a new location, that space would be determined by the tactical committee, and word would be spread to everyone there as soon as need be. The tactical committee has determined the next location.
On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 7:03 AM, grimwomyn <email@example.com>
If that is true what abt a move to the Titanic Memorial Park or Battery Park?
On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 4:02 AM, Lauren <firstname.lastname@example.org>
NYPD may have been given permission to vacate liberty plaza around 7am
using vagrancy laws, anyone can confirm?