Needs of the occupiers

(Copy-pasta’d from uneditedcamera at the nycga website, but I can’t link directly to the post)

As the Occupation moves into autumn we need to prepare for the onset of of chilly weather.

Most Needed:

Sleeping bags, blankets, tarps and large, clear plastic storage bins to keep it all dry.

Polar fleece sweaters, pants, socks and gloves are also appreciated as, they are durable, easy to clean, keep even the soggiest occupiers warm, and everybody has some buried in a box somewhere.

We are not allowed to set up tents in Liberty Plaza as they are considered both a structure and an obstruction. We have implemented the use of a few bivouac/bivy sacks and are under the impression that they are not considered a “structure,” so long as they do not have a pole holding them up. There are cheap disposable Emergency Bivys ranging from $5-15 and more durable ones starting at about $50

General needs amongst the various working groups are: pens, walkie-talkies, earbuds, rain ponchos, tarps, BIG umbrellas, BIG plastic totes, plastic drawer bins, LED headlamps, box cutters, scissors, notepads, Chap-Sticks, disposable safety razors, male and female undies, GFI extension cords, towels, blankets, socks, soap, toothbrushes, folding tables, a Honda 2000i generator, 6.5 gallon pots for cooking large quantities of food, operable bicycles, bike trailers, server space, digital camcorders, used laptops, folding tables and chairs, rags, deck brush, 50 gallon trash bags.

The Street Medic teams specific needs list:

Melatonin, red duct tape to identify street medics, cue-tips, couch drops, disinfectant wipes, sport-top water bottles, sterile water/contact solution/ normal saline wash to wash out cuts and clean contacts, contact lens cases, super glue for boo-boos, CPR pocket resuscitators/CPR mouth barriers, sterile scissors, anti-bacterial liquid soap, Raid/DEET as bedbugs contingency, AA flash lights & batteries, anti-fungal foot cream, vitamin E cream, Goldbond/baby powder, Petroleum Jelly, various sized Petroleum Gauze, unscented lotion, vitamins, Emergen-C/Airborne, day-time cold medicine, large and small 3M Tegaderm breathable bandages, 3M Steri-Strips, Diphenhydramine, 4×4 Kerlix gauze, Triple Antibiotic Ointment, Aquacel Ag Dressings, splints, OTC Primatine mist inhaler, Benadryl, liquid Maalox, tee tree oil, non-latex gloves, cotton balls, baby wipes,

If it is not on this list they ask you to please not send it, as we already have a large stockpile; other occupations may have those needs, and we are sending our overstocks of these items to them.

We also are looking for volunteer legal council, doctors, nurses, dentists, mental health professionals, an accountant, IT experts, artists, people willing to do loads of laundry and folks to print off fliers for us.

Dedicated, capable volunteers for the food committee.

Tax-deductible monetary donations can be made at http://nycga.cc/donate/

You can also send supplies to UPS Store 118A
Fulton st #205
New York, NY, 10038

Urgent message from anonymous

Citizens of the world

We are Anonymous! Recently something very disturbing has come to our attention. You must take all notices and information claiming to be ‘Anonymous’ with a grain of salt. Consider EVERYTHING.

Operation Invade Wall Street is bullshit! It is a fake planted operation by law enforcement and cyber crime agencies in order to get you to undermine the Occupy Wall Street movement. It proposes you use depreciated tools that have known flaws such as LOIC.

Anonymous would never tell you to use LOIC - Not after the arrests and failures of Operation Payback.

Anonymous wouldn’t attack NYSE on a HOLIDAY - It is debatable if Anonymous would ever even attack NYSE.

Be wary friends!

We should be aware that such things are going to continue to happen, and spread awareness of methods the establishment uses to undermine movements like this. Always seek verification before following up any supposed plans with action.



From the march and altercation on the Brooklyn Bridge, Saturday.


From the march and altercation on the Brooklyn Bridge, Saturday.

Posted 2011-09-26 08:03:45 UTC by OccupyWallSt

This is the ninth communiqué from the 99 percent. We are occupying Wall Street. The police barricades that have been surrounding the Stock Exchange help.

Sunday has been decreed, once again, a day of rest. We didn’t march. We have made a new world, a new city within the city. We are working on a new sky for where the towers are now.

Throughout the day our sisters and brothers arrested yesterday came back home to Liberty Plaza. They greeted the new faces that have joined us here. They shared their stories of imprisonment, of medical care denied and delayed. We welcomed them and listened.

We had visitors

Click through for video

Immortal Technique

Reverend Billy

Yesterday was a day of action, and today was one of healing, discussion, and preparation. Working groups met in small circles around the plaza, planning their work and preparing to report back to the General Assembly as a whole. The Assembly debated, as always, the hows and whys of being here. In the morning, we talked about the occupations rising up in cities around the United States, joining us in what we’re doing, as people begin rediscovering the power in themselves against the powers looming over them in buildings. We talked of calling more people to do what we’re doing. In the evening we talked about staying, or leaving, and what this space means for us. We love it, we’re almost addicted to it, but what we are is more than this.

We strolled around the plaza. We wrote songs with new friends. We argued about politics with each other, but not a politics of puppets: a politics for us. We fed the hungry and gave sleeping bags to the cold. We roughhoused. We talked to the world on our livestream. Most of all, we kept on organizing ourselves. Our library grew.

Drums blared for hours into the night when the Assembly wasn’t in session, until the time came for quiet. The drummers ended by reciting from the Principles of Solidarity we approved in Friday’s General Assembly, in the rain. Before the police lined along the Broadway side of the plaza, they cried together, “We are daring to imagine a new socio-political and economic alternative that offers greater possibility of equality.” And more.

“Safety in numbers!” a sign by them says. “Join us.”

#OWS UPDATES: as of 3:30pm 20-Sep

Here’s what we know so far about this morning’s violence at Liberty Plaza:

  • At least 6 occupiers were arrested by NYPD early this morning when police moved on the camp to disassemble some tarps and tents. The tarps were established over the course of yesterday evening to protect against incoming rain. Reports indicate that one person was arrested and ticketed for “illegal use of sound device without a permit,” and has been released at this time. The rest remain in custody without charge.

  • Several Twitter feeds have stated (unconfirmed at this time) that one individual is in critical condition after the incident. The police were filmed using substantial force in arresting the occupiers, with one occupier reported to have lost teeth after being slammed to the sidewalk by a NYPD officer. It is unclear at this time if that was the same individual that is now in critical condition. 

  • UPDATE via the Media Committee: “One of the protesters received a large gash on their leg, another lost a tooth. Multiple police tackled a protester and sat on him as he continually warned them that he was experiencing an asthma attack. One of the medics on site informed the police that they needed to call an ambulance because this was a potentially fatal circumstance. They ignored him. We have no current information on this protester, but we hope that he hasn’t been murdered by the police. We are determined to remain a peaceful protest, in spite of the brutality we have witnessed.”

  • After this morning’s call for legal aid, several people have come forward and offered their assistance for monitoring police activity. One lawyer has come forward and stated that he believes establishing tents is protected by the law and would be willing to represent the protestors pro bono. The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) has also pledged its support for the cause.

  • On the supplies front: energy continues to be a need for the occupiers. Many have reported that they have enough food for now, but they still need generators/energy devices, Dell 1525 laptop batteries, and supplies (like tarps) to help protect them from the elements.

  • Unrelated to this morning’s police violence, Yahoo! admitted unintentional censorship of emails mentioning #OCCUPYWALLSTREET: ThinkProgress reports that users of internet giant Yahoo’s email service received strange warning messages when sending emails concerning the occupation, claiming their accounts were suspected of “suspicious activity” and refusing to send the messages in question. After many reports and videos surfaced documenting the issue, @YahooCare tweeted: “We apologize 4 blocking ‘occupywallst.org’ It was not intentional & caught by our spam filters. It is resolved, but may be a residual delay.”

You can continue to watch this blog for updates for the duration of #OCCUPYWALLSTREET. Anything ‘confirmed’ will be stated as such, but as it is an evolving situation some details will change. I will try to put a ‘digest’ of the news (received mainly via Twitter) up at least once a day, sometimes more often if developments warrant it.


(via jcook818)


Democracy Now! covers Occupy Wall Street.


A video I put together for Occupy Wall Street. Video was taken by Flip cams from Tim, Sam, myself (Glenn), and Ketchup. Thanks for helping out Ketchup! :)

We spent HOURS dealing with horrible WiFi but now we’re up and running on YouTube! Social media for the win