- Berkeley Post Office occupation — unbroken, unbowed
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- OccupyForum presents . . . Crisis in Ukraine: Prologue to World War III? on Monday, August 3
- “Allure” the movie trailer
- Sensible Cinema: “Faith Against Fracking” and “Backyard” on Friday, July 31
- Some photos from yesterday’s postal heritage celebration
- Galaxy Chamber at Berkeley Post Office bash
- “The Yes Men Fix the World” (via youtube.com)
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Making Our Workplaces More Democratic
The Surprisingly Rich History of Worker-owned
Co-operatives and Communes in the U.S.
with author John Curl and Members of Local Co-Ops
Occupy Forum continues Monday, February 25th from 6 – 9 pm
Global Exchange 2017 Mission Street
Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!
Most workers today have little or no say in the way their workplace is run and are largely at the mercy of the whims of the boss who has virtual autocratic control of the environment where they spend much of their waking lives. Even though we may feel there are no alternatives to the current structure, there is in fact a long history of worker-owned co-operatives and communes in the U.S. and there are many such businesses and groups thriving around us today, allowing workers to direct the way their workplace functions and to make their working lives
much more democratic and fulfilling.
Author, poet, professional woodworker and activist John Curl will tell us about the many forms of worker co-operatives which have existed throughout U.S. history and how the desire by people to escape from the tyranny of traditional capitalist structures brought them about. He will also talk about more contemporary examples of alternative structures for the workplace and about the role communes have played in the human desire for more freedom in the way we live and work. A member of numerous co-operatives and collectives, Curl, a Berkeley resident, has written several books on these subjects including the authoritative For All The People, a history of co-operatives and communalism in the U.S. He has written seven books of poetry and translated the works of Inca, Aztec and Mayan poets.
We will also be joined by members of several local worker-owned co-operatives, including Arizmendi Bakery and Other Avenues health food store who will share their experiences of working in an alternative workplace, discussing the pros and cons of these organizations.
Time will be allotted for Q&A and discussion. Monday 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Global Exchange, 2017 Mission Street 2nd floor (#200 on keypad) near Mission and 16th BART. Donations to OccupyForum to cover our costs are encouraged; no one turned away!
November 15, 2012 is turning out to be a day of action around the world and San Francisco is in sync. With riots in Jordan | Greeks storming German meetings… assaulting diplomat | Mozambique protests over bus fare hikes | Cambodias eviction protesters arrested before Obama visit | dozens of youths protested in front of the Arab League headquarters in Cairo | parts of Europe recuperating after organised labour’s biggest Europe-wide challenge to austerity policies since the euro zone debt crisis erupted three years ago, yesterday | Democracy Now reporting about “The Growing Global Movement Against Austerity” | and Occupy launch(ing) ‘Rolling Jubilee’ debt forgiveness programme, San Francisco is right in step as the all day Occupy the UC Regents and a 5:00pm rally against the recent assault on Gaza at the Israeli Consulate unfold.
UC Regents are in a pickle and tuition hikes are the core of the austerity measures being considered. Interestingly, Peter Taylor – UC’s new chief financial – was previously the managing director for public finance at Lehman Bros., before they collapsed in the largest bankruptcy in American history. While at Taylor was at Lehman, the investment firm expanded UC debt and was part of the interest rate swaps that have cost UC more than $23 million. Although the passing of Prop 30 will provide millions of tax dollars to public K-12 and colleges, the influx will not be felt by struggling students in the form of lower tuition, which has increased drastically in recent years. The UC Regents are expected to approve a budget, today, the third day of their meetings on the matter and Occupy UC Regents have been OcCuPyInG the Mission Bay campus all night after their Walkout for Higher Education last Thursday and rally on Tuesday.
In the Financial District, Anonymous has called for a 5:00pm demonstration at the Israeli Consulate at 456 Montgomery St as part of their Emergency Global Actions for Gaza, due to Israel’s threatening to hit the internet kill switch on Palestine and for the reported 3000 tons of bombs on Gaza, including 75 tons of depleted Uranium, in the past 22 days. Reportedly, Anonymous is currently defacing and taking off-line several Israeli gov’t websites, including http://www.tel-aviv.gov.il/, dannydamon.com, http://falcon-s.co.il/, http://dolevltd.co.il/fuk_isreal.asp, http://securityacademy.com/, http://imi-israel.com & icomputers.co.il , according to some of the tweets and news reports:
2pm 11/9 UPDATED NYC & NJ VOLUNTEER OPS LIST
Donate: https://www.wepay.com/donations/492531958 or https://www.wepay.com/donations/the-safety-net-initiative Follow: @SandyVolunteer on Twitter
November 9th 2:00pm Update – IMPORTANT: For additional Vol Ops click here: http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy – they are a major @SandyVolunteer Hub: and follow @OccupySandy
1) For State-Wide Ops click here: http://www.governor.ny.gov/nyvolunteers
Long Island/Long Beach:
1) Long Beach: Call 516-301-0932 – to volunteer, please let us know your specialties. We are accepting donations at the Ice Arena. Food & water donations are also being accepted at East & West Schools and Waldbaum’s Plaza.
2) Long Beach Rec Center could use more volunteers to help unpack/sort clothing and distribute donated items! . . . There are hundreds of bags generously donated that need to be unpacked and sorted. They still need warm blankets and coats (adults/children), packaged socks/underwear for children and adults, and hats/gloves in various sizes. Folding tables would help in organizing the clothing that has already been donated!
3) Baldwin: The emergency distribution center at the District Office on Hastings Street urgently needs the following items: D Batteries Cleaning supplies including mops and buckets, bleach, paper towels Extension cords Matches and firewood They are ok with food and have more than enough clothing. They will be accepting donations until they close at 3:00 today.
4) Freeport: Drop off point from 11-3PM Tuesday 157 E Sunrise Hwy, Freeport, NY 11520. Floor Mart Building across from Home Depot: yellow awning. They’re also looking for volunteers at this location from 11-3 and a second location behind the Ice Arena at Fulton and the Bay. There will be times for Tuesday in the next update –
5) Register with the Long Island Volunteer Center: http://www.longislandvolunteercenter.org/
6) Long Island Cares in Hauppauge needs volunteers to help sort food donations. Check their website for details: http://www.licares.org or call (631) 582-3663 ext 119
7) Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) is also accepting supplies — water, food, clothes: anything non-perishable. They can be dropped off at his office at 83-91 Woodhaven Blvd. For more information, call (718) 805-0950.
8) Occupy Storefront is collecting goods at 59 Railroad Ave Ronkonkoma, New York 11779 Contact (631) 648-8811 you can also check out their webpage here: https://www.facebook.com/occupystorefront
9) All Long Island Ace Hardware locations are serving as drop-off locations for non-perishable food items and clothing donations to those in need on the south shore. LI Ace locations are: 2138 Deer Park Ave., Deer Park | 770-14 Grand Blvd., Deer Park | 246 Smithtown Blvd., Nesconset | 1102 Route 110, Farmingdale | 2667 Merrick Rd., Bellmore | 448 Union Blvd., West Islip | 5135 Merrick Rd., Massapequa Park | 3899 Hempstead Tpke, Bethpage | 1518 Union Turnpike, New Hyde Park | 3965 Long Beach Rd., Island Park | 2120 Middle Country Rd, Centereach | 1330 Hicksville Road, No. Massapequa | 822 Fort Salonga Rd., Northport | 515 Montauk Hwy., West Babylon | 2323 Jericho Tpke, Garden City Park | 52 E. Main St., Smithtown | 15 W. Main St., East Islip | 360 Route 25A, Rocky Point | 518 Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck
10) Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Lindenhurst is collecting Food/Clothing/Blankets/School Supplies, at their Auditorium: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.Volunteers are also needed and welcome. Please contact OLPH at 631-226-7725 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
11) Woodbury: Donations of blankets and comforters can be brought to Syosset-Woodbury Park: 7800 Jericho Tpke Woodbury, NY 11797
12) Hurricane Sandy has devastated parts of southeast Brookhaven not far from us. EMPOA’s Board wanted to help those in need. Spearheaded by Board member Lauren Stiles, arrangements have been made to collect food, other needed items and checks in front of local King Kullen stores and then to deliver what’s collected to local organizations who are already distributing things to our neighbors in need. For this to work, more volunteers are needed to be at tables from 10 am to 4 pm: TOMORROW, Nov. 6 King Kullen, Center Moriches Friday, Nov. 9 King Kullen, Eastport Friday, Nov. 9 King Kullen, Manorville
This will be straightforward. Sit at a table, explain what’s being done and receive donations. You’ll receive the necessary information and instructions. To volunteer several hours or the day tomorrow in Center Moriches, please call 631-874-2384 right away. For Friday, please call that number or email EMPOA. Donations received will be given to 2 organizations that have already been providing help, so we believe they will continue to do so with what we provide. They are Island Harvest and the Mastic Beach Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Once volunteers are scheduled, another email will be sent confirming the times that donations can be made.
1) There will be volunteer opportunities starting Saturday and Sunday at 10 am in Red Hook. Tasks will include clean-up and informational canvassing. Contact Carlos Menchaca at 415-350-3434
2) El Puente is accepting donations for hurricane victims in the Rockaways. They are looking for volunteers to sort and box donations at their headquarters in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Contact: email@example.com
3) Contact the owners of the Brooklyn Kitchen to get involved with their relief efforts providing food and FEMA information to those in need—specifically, in the Rockaways. Learn More: http://www.thebrooklynkitchen.com/7982/hurricane-sandy-update/
4) On Nov. 3rd (10am–4pm) and Nov. 4th (11am–4pm) the BWAC will be cleaning their gallery. The ground floor was completely destroyed and the upstairs is in need of painting and spackling. Please wear old work clothes and waterproof boots; bring work gloves if you have them. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
5) The Red Hook Initiative is currently acting as the center for hurricane recovery efforts in Red Hook, Brooklyn. They are providing meals and supplies to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Learn More: http://www.rhicenter.org/index.html
6) Congregation Beth Elohim is looking for volunteers to donate, make food, or bring meals to Red Hook. Contact: email@example.com
7) St. Jacobi Church could use a hand at 5406 4th Ave. Contact: Ronnie 646-353-5194
8) American Legion Post 1404 at 209 Cross Bay Blvd is running out of food VERY quickly, and neither FEMA nor the Red Cross have arrived. If anyone can bring water, pre-cooked, quick heat,etc. food PLEASE do. (No electricity or running water.) If you can help, please come. They also need extra hands to sort clothes.
9) If you’ve got toiletries, socks, underwear or sweatshirts, you can drop them off at Good Co. (10 Hope Street, Williamsburg), Pour House (7901 3rd Ave, Bay Ridge), Mullanes, (S. Elliot & Lafayette, Fort Greene) and at 118 Freeman St. b/t Manhattan & Franklin, Greenpoint
10) The Corcoran is hosting a drive for kids displaced in two of the hardest-hit neighborhoods in the city, Breezy Point and the Rockaways. Clothes, diapers, and food can be dropped off at 125 7th Ave. Donations for kids can also be dropped at Steve Levin’s Office at 410 Atlantic Ave.
11) Union Pool is looking for musicians, artists, and generally creatively-minded people to help put together a benefit for those in the Rockaways. Contact them with ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
12) The Meat Hook in Williamsburg is collecting supplies to serve hot meals to those stranded in the Rockaways, some of whom haven’t eaten in days. They’re also facilitating folks to sign up for FEMA relief. Stop by their store at 100 Frost Street to drop off items listed here.
13) Affinity Cycles (616 Grand Street, Williamsburg) is having a food and supply drive today and then riding the supplies down to the Rockaways on tomorrow (sunday)
14) State Senate Candidate Andrew Gounardes & Councilman Vincent Gentile have helped organize a children’s drive. Drop off all gently used toys, books and children’s clothing to either 7321 15th Avenue in Dyker Heights, or 351 87th Street in Bay Ridge. Goods will be given to children in Gerritsen beach et al who have lost everything.
15) Park Slope, Congregation Beth Elohim is running a huge volunteer drive that will continue for days to come. You can sign up here to donate, help make food, or run meals to Red Hook.
16) Folks in Park Slope can also donate goods at Postmark Cafe on 326 6th St. They will be accepting sugar, flour, 100% juice, canned fruit and veggies, canned tuna and chicken, soup, pasta sauce, rice, beans, boxed milk with a shelf life, cereal, oatmeal, coffee, and tea from 7am to 7pm (Saturday at 8am).
17) Help Prospect Park! Sign up for the November 3rd Walkathon or attend the Prospect Park Anniversary Ball on November 10.
18) Night Owls needed! Volunteering doesn’t end when the sun goes down, which is good, because the sun seems to be going down earlier every day. There have been plenty of volunteers during the daytime; overnight volunteers are needed at all shelters. Folks needed at John Jay, Brooklyn Tech, and Park Slope Armory. Volunteers at John Jay must sign up for shifts each day. The Armory is caring mostly for an elderly population, so those with experience are especially needed.
19) Speaking again of the Park Slope Armory, Masbia soup kitchen has been there providing hot meals to over 500 evacuees from adult care homes in flooded parts of the city. This has been a huge expenditure for this small non-profit. Help Masbia cover its costs.
20) Park Slope Jewish Center (1320 8th Avenue) has put out a call for the following items to help Red Hook and the Armory: any XL MEN’s clothing, XL Men’s Pants, XL Men’s Jackets, XL Men’s Shirts, XL Men’s Sweatshirts. Unopened pre-packaged food. Flashlights, batteries, candles are the most important items for Red Hook. Fresh fruit, non-perishables, soap, paper towels, wipes and diapers are great as well.
21) DUMBO’s Powerhouse Arena got rained on in a big way. Over two feet of water stormed the bookstore/event space, destroying store items and furniture with it, leaving the place stranded without flood insurance. However, Powerhouse is determined to re-open, and you can help with that! Donate to their efforts to clean up and restock. There’s also a Sandy Hates Books fundraiser on the horizon, currently scheduled for Saturday, November 17 from 12-8pm. Updates to come.
22) For those who want to help provide sustenance but have limited cooking abilities, hands will be needed to distribute free packaged meals and drinking water today at Coffey Park at 85 Richards Street in Red Hook 7:30am-12:30pm, and Saturday and Sunday 9am-1pm. Bring your own bag to carry food and water.
23) The Park Slope Women’s Shelter (8th Avenue between 14th and 15th Street) needs volunteers to do any work necessary to keep the shelter running (laundry, helping with meals, etc.), for several hours at a time.
24) Veggie House: Contact: Katherine 917-821-3555 96th Street and Rockaway Beach Blvd Not for supply drop-offs, volunteer only. Requests for Volunteers at Veggie Island: Veggie Island needs 6-10 dedicated and experienced volunteers to clean out Veggie Island kitchen so that it can be transformed to a kitchen by Sunday. Volunteers should arrive ready to clean with their own gloves, mask etc. if possible. Please contact Katherine to see if they still need help.
25) Firehouse Hours of operation: 24 hours 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd Contact: Rockaway Waterfront Alliance: email@example.com. 718-327-5919 – (but we are uncertain that they have access to either one of these contact methods – JUST SHOW UP!) Requests for Volunteers at the firehouse: They are in need of PEOPLE 24/7. What they need are folks to: knock on people’s doors, help distributing meals, setting up a restaurant-style food station in the firehouse, digging people’s cars out of the sand, helping people get in and out of the Rockaways, etc. Keep in mind: there is NO electricity, access to gas, etc. But volunteers are urgently needed ASAP.
26) City Harvest is delivering food to the Rockaways. To make a food donation, reach out to Racine Rodriguez at 347-443-8413 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To volunteer, reach out to Brittany Erdman at 516-287-0170 or email@example.com. Find more information.
27) The Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew 520 Clinton Avenue (between Fulton & Atlantic) Brooklyn, NY 11238 HOURS: 9am – 9pm NEEDS: Updated 11/05 2:42PM Supplies needed at 520 Clinton: ziplock bags, disposable dishware, bleach, mops, masks, shovels- Also volunteers are needed.
28) Nordeck Community Room 321 Beach 57th Contact: Keisha (347)393-1166
29) Volunteer and Drop-off Location 96th and Rockaway Beach Blvd
30) Volunteer and Drop-off Location St. Francis DeSailles, Beach 129th
31) Volunteer and Drop-off Location 129-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd
32) Downtown Brooklyn donation drop off point: NYCC 2-4 Nevins Street, 2nd Floor
33) Bushwick donation drop off point: Secret Works 10am – 8pm 59 Jefferson Street #301
34) Park Slope donation drop off point: Park Slope Armory YMCA Address: 361 15th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215
35) Park Slope donation drop off point: New Hope Church 120/122 16th St btw 4th and 5th ave Pastor Craig: (718) 768-5275
36) Fort Green / Clinton Hill donation drop off point: 45 Waverly Avenue just off of Park Ave in Fort Green/Clinton Hill Hours: 10am-6pm
37) Rockaway donation drop off point: St. Gertrude’s Church B38 beach channel drive
38) Gerritsen Beach donation drop off point: Resurrection RC Church 2331 Gerritsen Avenue, Bklyn NY 11229
39) Gerritsen Beach donation drop off point: Volunteer Fire House 52 Seba Ave Bklyn NY 11229
40) Gerritsen Beach donation drop off point: GB Fire Dept Donation Staging Site 2732 Gerritsen Ave Bklyn NY 11229
41) Red Hook donation drop off point: Visitation Church 98 Richards Street and Verona (718) 624-1572 Hours: 11:30 – sundown. Needs: all supplies until full
42) South Brooklyn Community High School 173 Conover Street, corner of Wolcott (718) 422-1900 Needs: accepted: all supplies
1) We have a special need for volunteers who are able to help in Coney Island this weekend (11/3-11/4) – and Mon & Tues (11/5-11/6) from 12-5 PM. Sign up to Volunteer: http://action.unitedwaynyc.org/page/s/sandy-volunteer-interest-form
2) Volunteers who can access Brighton Beach: the Shorefront JCC has become a center for recovery efforts for Jewish communities in the area. Call 718-743-0575.
3) JASA is looking for able-bodied volunteers to carry food and supplies up 7+ flights of stairs to homebound seniors who’ve been trapped by the loss of elevator service. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-991-6572
4) Iglesia el tabernaculo: 2769 stillwell ave Open until 7pm Requests for Volunteers at Iglesia el tabernaculo:
Volunteers are requested at Iglesia el tabernaculo. They have specifically requested an electrician. The site was completely flooded and they are hesitant to plug anything in until an electrician has confirmed it is safe.
Specific needs in Coney Island: non perishablegoods; crackers, chips, etc, no canned goods if possible; hot food; paper and plastic dishes, utensils; serving trays, sternos; winter clothes, hats, gloves; candles; toiletries; pet food Also, people still without power so candles, flashlights most appreciated
5) City Harvest is delivering food to Coney Island. To make a food donation, reach out to Racine Rodriguez at 347-443-8413 or email@example.com. To volunteer, reach out to Brittany Erdman at 516-287-0170 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Find more information.
6) Coney Island Generation Gap 2904 Neptune Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11224 Contact: Pamela Harris, 917-592-2719, or email her at email@example.com Needs at Coney Island Generation Gap food: canned goods
water, hot food to feed about 1500 people daily. For seniors: socks, gloves, scarves, hats sweaters, rubber boot, blankets, toilet paper. Please call: Pamela Harris, Executive Director of Coney Island Generation Gap, at 917-592-2719, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can bring any of these items out their way, or volunteer some time. You can also mail material donations to Coney Island Generation Gap, 2904 Neptune Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
1) Sign up to volunteer in a Manhattan Park: https://a002-oom03.nyc.gov/IRF/EventRegistration/RegForm.aspx?eventGuid=23c3832e-2581-46e2-9225-559de124f9cd
2) On November 3rd from 10–4, join fellow New Yorkers for a community clean-up at Stuyvesant Cove Park. Volunteers are needed to clear debris and to help start the rebuilding process. For more information email dina@Solar1.org.
3) The Bowery Mission could use a hand at 45-51 Ave D Contact: 212-777-3424 (Claude Nelson or any “operations manager” on duty. Open 24/7)
4) Nazareth Housing is looking for volunteers on 206 E. 4th street Contact: Michael Callaghan 212 477-7017
5) 6th St. Community Center 686 E. 6th Street between Avenue B and C Open 1pm-5pm Food drop-off and volunteers requested
6) GOLES (open 11/3 12pm-5pm) 169 Ave. B btwn 10th and 11th Specific Donation Requests at GOLES: NONE – GOLES is no longer accepting donations. Volunteer location only. Requests for Volunteers at GOLES: We need RNs and doctors who can write prescriptions on site at GOLES. Today we encountered many elderly people who said they were running out of their meds and needed new prescriptions. This situation will likely improve with power coming into the LES, but we cannot be sure.
7) Washington Heights donation drop off point: PS187 Cabrini and 187th St
8) Upper East Side donation drop off point: (drop off center for Rockaway/Breezy Point/Broad Channel donations) York Ave between 83 and 84th st
9) Upper West Side donation drop off point: 167 W 80th Street Contact: Monica @monicaomdec email@example.com
1) Volunteers are needed as soon as possible to help sort out clothing and pass out food in the Rockaways. The town has set up a shelter in the American Legion Hall at 209 Cross Bay Boulevard, Far Rockaway, NY. Once you arrive, please ask for Marty Seeny.
2) Strong able bodied men and women are needed to strip water soaked carpets and other damaged furniture at St Virgilius Church. It is located on 16 Noel Road, Far Rockaway, NY. When you arrive, please ask for Father Richard Olmyer.
3) Sign up to volunteer in a Queens Park https://a002-oom03.nyc.gov/IRF/EventRegistration/RegForm.aspx?eventGuid=82a57a0e-7ab8-4c9f-a7c0-f5499367a916
4) Hurricane Sandy Response: Atlas Park Center Collection and Sorting Site-PM Shift: Sunday 3-8pm: Assist teams of volunteers with food and clothing collection, sorting, and loading at Atlas Park Center in Glendale, Queens. These donations will be transported by volunteer ambulance corps to Breezy Point, one of New York City’s most heavily impacted areas from Hurricane Sandy. Some heavy lifting (up to 20 pounds) may be required. Sign up: http://www.newyorkcares.org/users/aesignup.php?eventKey=disaster&AID=701400000007i3SAAQ
5) Astoria Donation drop off point: 23-74 38th St Leni 646-296-0070 Open until 7pm Sat and Sun
6) Astoria Matrix Fitness Club 43-60 Ditmars Blvd lower level of LaGuardia Shopping Center 718.267.8989 (please call ahead) open 7am – 8pm Saturday and Sunday
7) Sunnyside donation drop off point: 47-01 Queens Boulevard, Suite 205, M-F from 9am – 6pm. Sat 11/3 from 10am – 2pm
8) West Hamilton Beach EMS/FD, in a plea, is asking that any fire departments, police departments, businesses or individuals who might be able to help are asked to contact them via email at WHBFD941@aol.com or 718-843-1716.
1) Sign up to volunteer in a Bronx Park: https://a002-oom03.nyc.gov/IRF/EventRegistration/RegForm.aspx?eventGuid=9e7d43df-1171-4b04-98b5-df01f1b8b210
1) On Saturday at 9am, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis will be holding a clean-up in Staten Island. People will gather at the end of New Dorp Lane and Cedar Grove Avenue which is located just east of New Dorp High School (465 New Dorp Lane). Volunteers should bring any tools that may have (rakes, shovels, push brooms, work gloves, trash bags). Those who are unable to work the clean-up can donate equipment (brooms, rakes, garbage bags, shovels) at Monsignor Farrell High School at 2900 Amboy Road. | Corner of New Dorp Lane & Cedar Grove Avenue 9am onwards, Sat 11/3 http://advocate.nyc.gov/ firstname.lastname@example.org 212-669-3571 (Nicole Malliotakis) Please note that Unitarian Church of SI no longer needs volunteers.
2) Crossroads Church: We will be working out of the Crossroads location as a place from which to organize then deliver by car/bike: food, cleaning supplies, towels, snacks, and information to residents in Midland Beach, New Dorp, Oakwood, Great Kills. We will be canvassing the community to figure out larger scale community needs including generators, tree removal, pumping, and other needs. Needs: car and bike deliverers, co-pilots, servers. 168 New Dorp Lane 11am-6pm ask for Gloria or Chad
3) Rab’s Country Lanes 1600 Hylan Blvd. in Dongan Hills Requests for Volunteers at Rab’s
4) Being surrounded by water and all, Staten Island got hit pretty hard. Disaster relief is being coordinated in Bay Ridge, where community organizers are collecting food, clothing, and non-perishable items to be donated to local shelters on Staten Island.
5) City Harvest is delivering food to Staten Island. To make a food donation, reach out to Racine Rodriguez at 347-443-8413 or email@example.com. To volunteer, reach out to Brittany Erdman at 516-287-0170 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Find more information.
6) Donation drop off point: St. Clare’s Church Nelson Ave (just above Hylan)
7) Donation drop off point: South Richmond High School 6581 Hylan Blvd.
8) Donation drop off point: Farrell High School 2900 Amboy Rd.
9) Donation drop off point:Unitarian Church of SI 312 Fillmore St
10) Donation drop off point: Petrides 715 Ocean Terrace
11) Donation drop off point: 1200 Manor RD
12) For additional Ops click here: https://statenisland.recovers.org/news/509c77e34eae350a28000d17
1) Donation drop off point: Image Nation’s RAW SPACE 2031 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., NYC, bet. 121st & 122nd Sts Contact: 212.694.2887 Mon-Th: 10:30a-5:30p / Fri-Sun: 2pm to 8pm
2) Donation drop off point: PS187 Cabrini and 187th St
1) Volunteer thru NYCCAH to support community soup kitchens and food pantry serving New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Sandy. Contact NYCCAH Volunteer Coordination at 212-825-0028 ext: 211 to sign up.
2) The Red Cross is recruiting medically credentialed individuals to support NYC shelters. http://www.nyredcross.org/?nd=news_room_detail&news_id=606&jid=63321
3) Please contact your local blood center to schedule an appointment today: http://www.americasblood.org
4) OEM is always looking for new CERT volunteers who want to help their families, friends, neighbors and communities before, during and after emergencies: http://www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/get_prepared/cert.shtml
5) Donate Blood, Contact the New York Blood Center to find the donation center nearest to you. Call 1-800-933-2566.
Governor Chris Christie has arranged for an emergency volunteer hotline. For complete information, call 1-800-537-7397 or 609-775-5236 and 908-303-0471.
For additional S. Jersey Vol Ops click here: http://interoccupy.net/occupysandynj/
1) The Atlantic City Rescue Mission is coordinating support for more than 300 homeless families in AC and others. website: https://www.acrescuemission.org/hurricanesandyupdatedrop off sites: https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=213977066640644644398.0004c25eb05c55d4254f7&msa=0&ll=39.232253,-74.550476&spn=0.50474,0.995636 Contact: (609) 646-4693. Ask for a Mission representative.
Atlantic City Rescue Mission’s shelter has relocated temporarily during Sandy and her aftermath and is operating very effectively from our host, Shore Fellowship Church in Egg Harbor Township. This temporary location will continue into the immediate future.
We do have some immediate needs listed below. If you want to help, or know someone who can, items can be delivered to one of 45 dropoff sites. Take your clothes, towels or underwear donations to one of our other drop-box sites and the Mission will pick them up in the next 3-5 days… Shore Fellowship drop-off is full. See our other drop-off sites for everything but food.
Phone lines are still not predictable. Email Chef Dave at email@example.com to make food donations during the coming days and weeks.
If you know restaurants which can help and even donate, that would be wonderful. Ask for Mission Chef Dave, to assist on Food Relief. Or if you would like to make a contribution to our Emergency Assistance and Shelter Relief Fund, click here.
Heavy Duty Trash Liners
Coats for men & women
Styrofoam cups 8 oz
Drinking cups, 12 – 16 oz size
Personal / Baby Wet Wipes
Mens underwear large, XL, 2X
Men’s white socks
Women’s underwear (size 10 and up)
Socks for women
Socks for small boys
Toiletries: soap, razors, shave cream, toothbrushes, toothpaste
Board Games – checkers, chess, puzzle books
PRE-COOKED FOOD TO SERVE 360 PEOPLE
Cooked chicken parts, any type: fried, BBQ
Sliced american cheese – 20 #
Chips – Bags of individual servings of chips
Decaffeinated cold drinks
Desserts, individually wrapped
Soup for 360 – all one kind
We can be reached at Shore Fellowship at (609) 646-4693. Ask for a Mission representative.
1) The Salvation army of BoundBrook 108 Hamilton st. bound Brook, NJ open 1pm-5pm M-F starting 11/1/12 Needs: diapers, non perishable foods, jarred baby food and money address 108 Hamilton st. bound Brook,NJ open 1pm-5pm m-f starting 11/1/12
1) Breton woods fire dept. 665 Mantaloking rd brick N.J. 08723 Needs: food clothing personal care products toys
1) Fountain of Life Center 2035 Columbus Rd Burlington, NJ, 609-499-2131 Needs: adult sized clothing, underwear, socks, shoes.
1) Dunellen Theater, 458 North Ave (Rt 28) Dunellen, New Jersey 08812 732-968-9010 Needs: Collecting any supplies and distributing where they are needed. If you are a shelter in need please reach out to them.
1) 219 Railroad Avenue Eagleswood, New Jersey 08092 Donation Drive Friday, Nov. 2nd Pickup starts saturday 11/3 at 8am Needs: clothes adult and children,shoes,toys,NON perishable food, Toiletries,blankets, towels, etc.
1) Items can be dropped off at the Triple C Ranch, 206 Tyler Road in Edison.
Egg Harbor City:
1) So Precious is His Sight- Children’s & Maternity COnsignment, 295 Philadelpia Ave, (609) 965-1240 Tues-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 9am-3pm Food and Supply Drop Off Zone
1) Fountain of Life ctr columbus rd florence NJ Needs: heavy duty trash bags, anti-bacterial wipes, sturdy boxes, pre-paid cell phones, cat litter.
1) Lillies Florals, 323 East Jimmie Leeds Road, (609) 748-3300 Mon-Sat 10am-5:30pm Food and Supply Drop Off Zone
1) Anyone willing to donate a truck, gas or other items could call the recreation center at 973-428-2500 or contact Bello via the Hurricane Sandy Helping Hands Facebook page, which she started Wednesday night to organize the volunteer effort.
1) St. Andrew’s Epicopal Church 31 Lynn Street Harrington Park, NJ Anytime from 11/4-11/18 Needs: New and gently used toys, clothing, socks and shoes gift cards
1) Maranatha Baptist Church Holmdel Rd. St. Benedict’s Bethany Rd. Needs: Clean socks -New underwear of all types and sizes -Blankets and sleeping bags -Flashlights and batteries -Toilet paper -Kitchen paper products (plates, cups, utensils) -Winter clothing of all types (coats, hats, gloves, scarves)
1) Email firstname.lastname@example.org Saurday 11/3 through Sunday 11/4 at Noon >> If you would like to donate any items needed in Union Beach or Shore communities listed above, please email Nicole Corre. I will be driving to the NJ Shore tomorrow with any donated items. High Priority
1) Hoboken High School has been serving as a donation drop-off center, and volunteers have been loading National Guard trucks with water, food, and personal items to go to victims of the storm. Organizers say what they need most is manpower to help organize and deliver the supplies to those in need.
1) Island Heights Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 15 Lake Avenue | P.O. Box 316 | Island Heights | New Jersey | 08732 can ship to them Ship them: (Firemen themselves need: -SOCKS -UNDERWEAR -T-SHIRTS -SWEATPANTS & SWEATSHIRTS (ALL ADULT SIZES) -BABY POWDER -TOOTHBRUSHES & TOOTHPASTE -SOAP -TOWELS DRY PASTA CEREAL OATMEAL LUNCH MEATS BREAD/ROLLS GATORADE POWDER MIX PROTEIN BARS CEREAL BARS SMALL BOTTLES OF OJ SMALL BOTTLES OF GATORADE BOTTLED WATER
1) Bolger School [100 Palmer Place] in Keansburg Immediately Call Father Jeff Kegley 609-954-3356. Needs: Food *High Priority
1) Central School, 335 Broad Street Needs: Adult Diapers. Food and underwear. Volunteers needed to help distribute items and manage the shelter, various shifts and overnight.
1) House of Blessing (small tan vinyl sided building on the campus.) Calvary Lighthouse church 1113 E. county line rd. Lakewood NJ House of Blessing # – 732-942-1541
2) Calvary Lighthouse church: 732-363-1239. Needs: coolers – Convoy of Hope goes out with food for people and they will need coolers to put the perishables in – can be the stryofoam ones or any cooler that people want to donate – These will be donations. You will not be getting them back. 20-40 foot storage containers – not sure how many. These can be on loan, call the church and make arrangements. You will get these back. canned goods, pasta, cereal, toiletries, blankets, pillows, school age children’s clothes (could have lost all their clothes when lost homes and now have to go back to school) winter coats (all ages) I am going to add school supplies to this list, because if they lost all of their clothes, then they probably lost school supplies too. Backpacks, lunchboxes and more. You can find amazing and discounted prices on Amazon, Zulily, and Totsy for many of these items. Remember you can make your buck stretch farther with my coupon matchups for hurricane donations.
1) Brookdale Community College– You can drop-off donations to the Brookdale Police Station, Lincroft campus, parking lot #8 on . Or, you can deliver your donations directly to the shelter at 100 Palmer Place,
2) Thompson Park, 805 Newman Springs Road (Route 520) in Lincroft. The donation center is located at the service entrance of the park. It is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to receive donated items. Needs: • Bottled Water • Non perishable food • Pet food • New clothing • Blankets • Personal hygiene items including baby items Thompson Park is a donation site only – no distribution will be made there. Items will be sorted and taken to three distribution sites in strategic areas in Monmouth County which will be announced as the items have arrived at those locations.
1) Donation drop off point: Lyndhurst Police Department 367 Valley Brook Avenue Lyndhurst, NJ 07071 Contact 201-939-2900 option #9 for more information. Specific Donation Requests at Lyndhurst Police Department: bleach, disinfectants, mops, brushes, and heavy duty garbage bags
1) Sunday and Monday, November 4 and 5, before 3pm Needs: Please help us help those displaced by Hurricane Sandy in the Bayshore area by donating much needed warm clothing for children and adults. Items most needed are new underwear, socks, hats, gloves and coats. Toiletries are also needed.
2) Project PAUL Emergency Restoration Fund, 211 Carr Ave., Keansburg, NJ 07734 Needs: We are in need of donations, though because of damage to our building including the food pantry we can only take monetary donations at the moment. We’ve established an Emergency Restoration Fund to get Project PAUL back up and running asap. Because we are located in hard hit Keansburg and serve the bay shore, we are uniquely qualified to help hurricane victims. We have provided emergency food, clothing, and housing assistance to local families for years so we have the infrastructure to help
1) Donation drop off point: Route 70 Flea Market 117 Rt 70 Lakewood NJ 08701
1) Innovate Stones Needs: Food and winter coats
Little Egg Harbor/ Tuckerton:
1) Senior Center /Food bank 641 Radio Rd., Little Egg Harbor The Pinelands Junior High School Nugentown Rd. Needs: hygeine products, toothbrushes, towels, blankets, feminine products, clothes, no more clothes! denture adhesive, pet food and bowls, combs, brushes, tote like containers, etc Gift cards( to Shop Rite, Acme, Walmart, Target, Wawa, K-Mart, or a local Gas Station (i.e. Wawa) ) in smaller increments ( $10, $15, $20, $25), New/Gently used coats, boots, NEW hats only, gloves (including work gloves/rubber gloves/winter), new/packaged underwear(all sizes) new/packaged socks, Tylenol, Advil (any generic over the counter pain relief), Contact solution/cases, band aids, first aid supplies, makeup/body spray/nail polish Cleaning Supplies. also distributing donations collected to other local shelters in need.
2) Pinelands Regional Middle School: Nugentown Rd Needs: specifically toothbrushes, towels, feminine products, mens clothes, pet food and bowls. Excess materials will be distributed to other shelters as well.
1) Markham Place School Noon – 3pm Saturday 11/3 Needs: According to organizer Michelle Lane, donations needed include: plastic bins, boxes, Sharpie markers, contractor grade trash bags, paper towels, work or latex gloves, masking tape, non-perishable food items. Lane says that “manpower” is also greatly needed.
1) Drop off donation point: Longhall City Hal l 2305 Atlantic Ave. NJ 08403
1) Southern Regional High School Needs: socks, underwear, tooth brushes and tooth paste, baby wipes, towels, feminine products, deodorant, etc. Anything that you can spare For kids: coloring books, toys and snacks for the mini sources. coffee, eggs, big containers of juice, 9-12 oz plastic cups
2) Kings of Parish Shelters Needs: socks, underwear, sweat shirts & pants, tooth brushes and tooth paste, baby wipes, towels, feminine products, deodorant, etc.
3) Stafford Rescue Workers Squad 38 365 East Bay Ave, Route 9, Manahawkin, NJ 08050 Needs: socks sweat shirts & pants, Gatorade, etc.
1) Manchester Fire house 545 Commonwealth Blvd Manchester, NJ 08757 Nov. 4th between 12 & 3. Will take anything. Please make sure it is clean and in good condition
1) Donation drop off point: Trinity United Methodist Church 20 N Shore Rd Marmora, NJ 08223 Contact: 609-390-3248
1) Island Sun Tanning- Hamilton Festival Shopping Center, 3984 Black Horse Pike, (609) 625-7066 Mon-Sat 11am-8pm Food and Supply Drop Off Zone
2) Train Studios- Consumer Square Shopping Center, 270 Consumer Square, (609)233-8699 Mon – thurs 5am-7:30pm, Fri 5a,-5:30pm, Sat and Sun 8am-11:30am Food and Supply Drop Off Zone
1) BIL building on Rt.27 next to the firehouse Needs: bleach, towels, socks, underwear, diapers, wipes, sheets, blankets, coats, shoes, non-perishable food, baby clothes, kids crayons and books…anything that is on the many lists of what is needed.
2) Old Franklin Schoolhouse – 491 Middlesex Avenue, next to firehouse. Needs: bleach, towels, socks, underwear, diapers, wipes, sheets, blankets, coats, shoes, non-perishable food, baby clothes, kids crayons and books…anything that is on the many lists of what is needed.
1) Donation drop off point: Community donation center 3001 Irwin Rd, Mt Laurel, NJ 08054
2) Donation drop off point: Mt Laurel recycling center 100 Mt. Laurel Rd, Mt Laurel, NJ 08054
) Donation drop off point: New Hope Baptist Church 106 Sussex Avenue Newark, New Jersey Contact 201-939-2900 option #9 for more information. New Hope Baptist Church will be the central location for FEMA to distribute water and other supplies within the community.
2) Donald K Tucker Centre 23-35 Elizabeth Avenue Newark, New Jersey Contact # 973-242-0022 Requests for Volunteers at Donald K Tucker Centre: Looking for volunteers to cook and prepare food.
1) Lazos America Unida, 2 Kirkpatrick st, 2nd floor New Brunswick NJ 08901 and phone number is 732-745-8666 or 732-789-7263 8-8 everyday for the next week even later if is need. Needed: Non-perishable food, also baby food High Priority
2) Raices Cultural Center: 100 Jersey Avenue New Brunswick, NJ 08901 Phone is 732-236-7618. No open drop off hours, just need people to contact us and we will set up a time. Needed: bleach, towels, socks, underwear, diapers, wipes, sheets, blankets, coats, shoes, non-perishable food, baby clothes, kids crayons and books…anything that is on the many lists of what is needed.
3) The North Brunswick volunteer fire company 3 is conducting a boot drive to raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims. They will be collecting money, clothes and food outside the fire department from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Nov. 12-15.
1) Donation drop off point: MartinLuther King Center 661 Jackson Rd
1) (keyport, union beach, Keansburg) All Shelters Sunday before noon in New Brunswick area Needs: adult diapers for seniors, NEW clothing, bedding, toiletries, containers for the items families are taking home! Please email email@example.com to schedule a pickup late morning, early afternoon of sunday 11/4 in the new brunswick area! Thank you!!!1
1) Broadway Pizza 246 Livingston Street Northvale, NJ Needs: Drop off anytime from November 4-November 18. Needs: New and gently used toys, clothing, socks and shoes gift cards
1) BCC’s PE Building (Red Cross shelter) Needs: Toiletries: such as shampoo, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, combs, sanitizing hand wipes, deodorant, lotion, feminine hygiene products, baby diapers (any personal hygiene supplies!) towels, clean clothing for any age group, toys and games for kids, blankets and pillows.
1) Email firstname.lastname@example.org Needs: Crayons/Crafts for kids from AC being sheltered at Rutgers Nicole Wines (On Facebook) is collecting items on Saturday 11/3 to bring to AC refugees at the Busch Campus Center
1) Pitman: Angels of God Clothing Closet 334 South Broadway Pitman NJ 08071 856-625-8652 PLEASE CALL 856-625-8652 to set up a drop off time or stop by any of the designated collection times. NOV. 6 (Tue) 9AM-1PM NOV. 6 (Tue) 5PM-8PM NOV. 10th (Sat) 9AM-1PM Needs: Canned food,Ready to Eat Foods,Diapers, Baby Wipes,Bottled Water,Clothing (all sizes & gender), New Socks,Toiletries, New Hair Brushes,Feminine Hygiene Products,Disposable Razors, Shaving Cream,New Board Games, New Stuff Animals and Playing Cards. (For the children to help keep them busy in the shelters.)
1) Donation drop off point: Infini-T Café 4 Hulfish Street, Princeton, NJ
1) For the next several weeks, non-perishable food items may be dropped off at the Bongiovi Funeral Home, 416 Bell Ave. Side porch. For more information, call 908-725-1887.
1) 21 E. Front Street in Red Bank Needs: Shampoo/Soap/Toothpaste/ToothbrushesSanitizer/Deodorant/Lotion/Feminine hygiene products Diapers/Towels/Clothing/Blankets/Pillows Games/Toys, etc
1) Bingham Hall (By Crazees Ice Cream) Needs: Bingham hall is offering a warm place to convene for community members, and also accepting donations for Sea Bright residents. Clothing, shampoo, personal care items. Office of Emergency Management is also collecting donations of food, clothing, toiletries and boxes for storm victims; arranging transportation and shelter; and providing information about FEMA filings. The OEM will also deliver needed items to the homebound, said volunteer Kerry Chandler.
1) Email email@example.com A private citizen is donating items to community members in Shark River, informally. Needs: scarves, hats, coats, and blankets
1) Train Studios- Somers Point Plaza, 220-224 New Road, (609)226-9578 Mon – thurs 5am-7:30pm, Fri 5a,-5:30pm, Sat and Sun 8am-11:30am Food and Supply Drop Off Zone
1) For the next several weeks, non-perishable food items may be dropped off at the Somerville Funeral Home, 10 West End Ave., back porch For more information, call 908-725-1887.
1) The South River Food Bank needs accept nonperishable and canned food items, but storage space for these items is limited due to flooding damage. Donations may be dropped off at the South River Municipal Building, 48 Washington St., Additional information is available by calling Debbie Jones at 732-257-1999 ext. 118
2) New or lightly used winter coats may be dropped off at the South River Municipal Building, 48 Washington St., South River between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from Monday through Friday until Nov. 8. For additional information visit www.southrivernj.org/Events/coat_drive_poster.pdf
1) The Spotswood Fire Department still is accepting donations of any kind. A trailer load of clothes and food has already been distributed to families in Seaside Heights. There is also free ice and water available at the fire department.
1) Simply Sun. 635 Bay Ave # 202-5 Toms River, NJ 08753 Needs: -CLOTHING BOTH ADULT AND CHILD -BLANKETS (people are freezing–no heat) -HAND SANITIZER -BABY WIPES -SANDWICH, QUART, GALLONG ZIPLOC BAGS -PAPER TOWELS -NAPKINS -TRASH BAGS -ANTIBACTERIAL WIPES -GRANOLA BARS -ENERGY AND PROTEIN BARS -GATORADE/POWERADE -CEREAL BARS -GRAB AND GO SNACKS (I.E. PRETZELS, CRACKERS, ETC) -WORK GLOVES -SHOVELS -HEAVY AND LIGHT DUTY BROOMS -STORAGE BINS -MEALS IN A CAN -ANY CANNED GOODS -PEANUT BUTTER -CEREAL -SHELF STABLE MILK -DIAPERS -WATER -CLEANING SUPPLIES >> Donation drop off point 2: Simply Sun Tanning 1311 Rt. 37 W. Toms River, NJ 08755
2) Toms River Intermediate East 10am-2pm tomorrow, Nov. 2nd. Needs: pet food & goods,water,non perishables, soap,toiletries (depends, diapers, shower supplies, and feminine products),toys and games, sleeping bags.
3) Pine Belt Arena (Toms River North) Needs: pet food & goods,water,non perishables,soap,toiletries (depends, diapers, shower supplies, and feminine products),toys and games,sleeping bags.
1) Donation drop off point: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Trenton. 535 East Franklin Street
1) TES Donation Center 213 Marine St Tuckerton, NJ Use Left rear entrance near cafeteria 8am-12noon Daily 609-296-7434
2) Boro Hall Needs: Food for families in need
3) White Company Fire House Needs: Clothes — Salvation Army in Red Bank needs help getting clothes to union beach, if you can go there on Saturday, 11/3 please do so to help.
4) Borough Clerk, 650 Poole Avenue, Union Beach NJ 07735 Needs: Monetary Donations: Please Make Checks payable to Union Beach Disaster Relief Fund
5) Donation drop off point: Union beach fire house 1110 union ave union beach, nj 07735
6 ) 332 Mansfield Street Higland Park NJ OR Salvation Army Red Bank NJ 11/4 in highland park, ongoing at salvation army Needs: NEW socks and underwear, thermals, pjs, sweats, sheets, towels and blankets Coats but especially men’s coats Boots of all types and sizes Household cleaners, bleach, mops, garbage bags large and strong, dust masks Toiletries Non-perishable food items and water Plastic storage totes High Priority
West Long Branch:
1) Shore Regional High School Needs: Plus sized clothing, buckets, mops, brooms, clorox, rubber gloves, small memo pads, brushes, hair ties, laundry detergent, coats, mens underwear-all sizes, bras-new, belts, women’s underwear, boxers, pull ups, new socks, liter boxes and scoops, dog bowls, laundry soap, AA batteries, New pillows Items Being Collected will be distributed to various shelters
1) Manchester Marketplace 640 Route
1) Donation drop off point: Mouse Trap Lane 2051 Rt. 610
Blood Center of New Jersey – The organization is holding several emergency blood drives. Visit www.bloodnj.org for more information.
Around midnight on Halloween, October 31, 2012, about 30 SFPD officers sneaked up on both of OccupySF’s demonstration sites in the Financial District – 101 Market St and 594 Market St. The Halloween mob of SFPD officers surrounded the demonstrators who had pulled tarps over themselves due to the rain, but the officers solicited no tricks or treats. Instead, the officers arbitrarily targeted certain demonstrators for arrest for Cal PC 647e while leaving others unmolested. Protest materials and weather protection were seized along with personal property. As usual, the following day, DPW did not have the more valuable items and still had no procedure to assure property returned to it’s rightful owner.
Could it be that the recent filing of Claims for Damages Against the City and County of San Francisco has something to do with the The City’s subsequent escalation of intolerance, excessive force and property seizure? Before the filings, SFPD had been complimenting the Montgomery (594 Market St) demonstration site and only once, in the past two months, requested that the demonstrators move all protest materials for DPW to pressure wash. Incidentally, the DPW worker made several disgruntled comments to the officers about his being late getting home, due to the unscheduled detail, and the lack of need for the area to even be washed.
The Halloween raids were especially brutal and horrifying – Debra, Marty and Gypsy met unusually excessive force. After they awoke to SFPD ripping their tarps off of them and before they knew what was happening, the police hovering over them pounced on them, like Detroit Tigers. Gypsy was later charged with resisting arrest due to his startled and unconscious response. At the jail, the sheriffs refused to give Debra an inhaler for her asthma or a sweatshirt for her barely clothed, previously, sleeping body – though they gave sweatshirts to the other women in Debra’s holding cell.
The recent attacks on OccupySF have caused several demonstrators acute anxiety and they have retreated from the demonstrations, while others are maintaining the sites; albeit, without many materials. Motions for Return of Property are in the works, as is a federal injunction against the political discrimination and deprivation of, and conspiracy to deprive, but not limited to, First, Fourth and Sixth Amendment Rights. Several demonstrators are acutely aggrieved and are contemplating a hunger strike, as torture has become the normal punishment for exercising the First Amendment Rights to Assemble, Freedom of Speech and Petition. Oddly, the District Attorney does not file any of the “lodging” citations, yet the kidnappings continue and the property remains unreturned and unaccounted for. Stay tuned for more.