EMERGENCY CALL TO ACTION AT OCCUPY WALL ST

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I SPENT THIS MORNING WIPING BABY FOOD OFF CDS BEFORE HAULING A 60 POUND DUFFEL THROUGH NY TO GET OUR MAIL ORDER SORTED. THIS IS REAL.

IF YOU ARE IN NEW YORK AND CAN COME TO LIBERTY PLAZA TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT. PLEASE DO SO.
CORPORATE DOUBLE SPEAK AS EXCUSE TO CLEAR THE PARK TOMORROW MORNING AND ENFORCE RULES REGARDING PARK USAGE THAT EFFECTIVELY ENDS THE OCCUPATION. IN SPAIN THEY UPROOTED BUSHES TO PLANT FOOD. I DONT THINK OCCUPY WALL ST IS THE BEST THING EVER BUT IT IS POWERFUL. THE ONLY THING BAD ABOUT NEW YORK IS THAT THERE IS NO RED INK.

“[Zuccotti Park] was recently renovated at Brookfield’s considerable expense as an amenity for the general public. It is intended to be a relaxing tree-filled oasis in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Lower Manhattan,” the letter explained.

The management company seemed most concerned about the health and public safety issues of the park, claiming “conditions at the Park have deteriorated to unsanitary and unsafe levels.”

“Complaints [received from concerned citizens and office workers in the neighborhood] range from outrage over numerous laws being broken including but not limited to lewdness, groping, drinking, and drug use.”

The letter also expressed concern for the lack of security and screening for the large number of packages that have been delivered to the park.

“Brookfield protocol and practice is to clean the park on a daily basis, power-washing it each weeknight, and to perform necessary inspection, maintenance, and repairs on a regular, as-needed basis. Since the occupation began, we have not been able to perform basic cleaning and maintenance activity, let alone perform more basic repairs. For example, if the lenses to the underground lighting have become cracked, water could infiltrate the electrical system, putting occupants of the Park at risk of an electrical hazard or causing short-circuiting which result in repairs requiring the Park to be torn apart for rewiring,” the letter continued.

“Brookfield has rights, too,” Mayor Bloomberg told chanting protestors in Zuccotti Park Wednesday evening.

DJ RIPLEY- who is a genius- pretty much knocked it out the box on her commentary about Occupy Wall Street/Boston , writing
“In the camps, people are providing it for themselves and each other. So rather than saving up money, inheriting it, borrowing it, abandoning one’s responsibilities, or simply not having any yet, in order to stick it to the man without fear of losing your health care or child care or whatever…these people in these camps are demonstrating how you can do without the man. And the skills that come from that are indeed transferable. And as I keep suggesting, these skills are also unglamorous. Often seen as “feminine.” The caregiving, organizational, maintaining skills. But they are the skills that make things accessible to more people, especially to people more at the margins. They are also the skills of people who are not dependent on the system, they make it easier to resist selling out or buying in.”>”in the camps, people are providing it for themselves and each other. So rather than saving up money, inheriting it, borrowing it, abandoning one’s responsibilities, or simply not having any yet, in order to stick it to the man without fear of losing your health care or child care or whatever…these people in these camps are demonstrating how you can do without the man. And the skills that come from that are indeed transferable.

And as I keep suggesting, these skills are also unglamorous. Often seen as “feminine.” The caregiving, organizational, maintaining skills. But they are the skills that make things accessible to more people, especially to people more at the margins. They are also the skills of people who are not dependent on the system, they make it easier to resist selling out or buying in.”

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