WHAT ARE YOU PROPOSING?This is what will be put forth for consensus.
A monetary donation in the amount of $10,000 for the encampment of Occupy Newark, New Jersey (or proposed items donated) so that we can be a more sustainable occupation throughout the winter and coming year.
WHY ARE YOU PROPOSING THIS?Describe the situation and why it is important.
Spirited by OWS and the NYC General Assembly, on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, we were granted the approval by Newark City Council to occupy Military Park located in the heart of the downtown business district at 60 Park Place, Newark, New Jersey 07102.
Occupying public space is critical because it’s a place where we can establish the commons and create a true democracy, and setup all the social systems needed to support a fully resource-based society.
We hope to build a sustainable encampment in Military Park in order to support a 24/7 occupation from which we can organize, rally, hold general assemblies, and fight for social and environmental justice.
WHAT ARE YOUR OBJECTIVES?Your solution and why it will work.
On September 17, 2011, OWS held the 1% accountable, unifying their individual grievances with one collective fact:
“We are the 99%.”
This statement magnifies our national grievanceat a local scale as shown through financial inequities and social injustices. We, Occupy Newark, have seen the venerable actions of our New York counterparts and the reprehensible consequences of corporate profiteering intertwined with local government in our city. As a result, we believe the enactment of this movement in Newark, New Jersey is of dire importance threefold: city, country, and planet, as it stands as a flagship for urban areas experiencing similar inequities.
We, the Newark General Assembly occupying Military Park, will blaze this landscape, littered with the victims of corporate profiteering, with our grievances, which we deem a microcosm of this country’s financial and bureaucratic tyranny.
We will exercise our right to assemble peacefully; occupy public space; create a process to address the problems we face, and generate solutions accessible to everyone, for everyone, by everyone.
To all communities vested in the direction and spirit of direct democracy, we offer our support, our resources, and our fiery voices, conditioned by years of our simmering socio-economical pot that is Newark, New Jersey.
HOW WILL YOU ACHIEVE YOUR OBJECTIVES?Describe your action plan. Include timetable, manpower needed, and resources needed, etc.
Once provided the proposed resources, direct action will go into effect. We are fortunate to have occupiers that have acquired the necessary skills to help re-establish a safer space for a social community. Also, we are in solidarity with local activist groups, social services organizations, and the city council.
We are currently functioning with very limited resources, but we do have a current social system in place.
WHAT IS THE BUDGET?Detailed description of costs.
Needed items for encampment:
|25||2-man military tents||$50_$1250||http://www.armynavydeals.com/asp/products_details.asp?SKU=MC205&catid=1586&ItemName=West%20German%202%20Man%20Tent|
|2||Solar Power generators||$695_$1390||http://www.humless.com/Humless-Christmas-Roadrunner-Special.html|
|1||Portal toilet (2 months)||$380||http://www.provenportabletoilets.com/nj/newark.php|
|500||Feet of Rope||$50||http://www.walmart.com/ip/3-16-Polypropylene-Diamond-Braid-Rope/16879715|
|1||Additional Supplies||$2500||Overlooked/Emergency Items including Clothing, Travel Fees, Food, Medical, Stationary, Electrical.|
|1||Shipping/Travel Costs||$455||Gas, Metro, Online Shipping Fees|