General Assembly 9pm – extra location [update]

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[update 10/16] The GA at Washington Square Park agreed to reconvene Sunday 10/16 @ 7pm in Washington Square Park.

Another General Assembly will be held tonight at Washington Square Park after the Times Square march.

9pm General Assembly
Washinton Square Park
Saterday, October 15th.


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Prevent the forcible closure of Occupy Wall Street!

Tell Bloomberg: Don’t Foreclose the Occupation.

This is an emergency situation. Please take a minute to read this, and please take action and spread the word far and wide.

Occupy Wall Street is gaining momentum, with occupation actions now happening in cities across the world.

But last night Mayor Bloomberg and the NYPD notified Occupy Wall Street participants about plans to “clean the park”—the site of the Wall Street protests—tomorrow starting at 7am. “Cleaning” was used as a pretext to shut down “Bloombergville” a few months back, and to shut down peaceful occupations elsewhere.

Bloomberg says that the park will be open for public usage following the cleaning, but with a notable caveat: Occupy Wall Street participants must follow the “rules”. These rules include, “no tarps or sleeping bags” and “no lying down.”

NYPD Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has said that they will move in to clear us and we will not be allowed to take sleeping bags, tarps, personal items or gear back into the park.

So, seems likely that this is their attempt to shut down #OWS for good.


1) Call 311 (or 212-NEW-YORK if you’re out of town) and tell Bloomberg to support our right to assemble and to not interfere with #OWS.

2) Come to #OWS on FRIDAY AT 6AM to defend the occupation from eviction.

Occupy Wall Street is committed to keeping the park clean and safe — we even have a Sanitation Working Group whose purpose this is. We are organizing major cleaning operations today and will do so regularly.

If Bloomberg truly cares about sanitation here he should support the installation of portopans and dumpsters. #OWS allies have been working to secure these things to support our efforts.

We know where the real dirt is: on Wall Street. Billionaire Bloomberg is beholden to bankers.

We won’t allow Bloomberg and the NYPD to foreclose our occupation. This is an occupation, not a permitted picnic.

NYCGA Good Neighbor Policy

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Following respectful and good-faith dialogue with members of the local community which has been rebuilding since the trauma of 9/11, Occupy Wall Street hereby announces the following Good Neighbor Policy:

OWS has zero tolerance for drugs or alcohol anywhere in Liberty Plaza;

Zero tolerance for violence or verbal abuse towards anyone;

Zero tolerance for abuse of personal or public property.

OWS will limit drumming on the site to 2 hours per day, between the hours of 11am and 5pm only.

OWS encourages all participants to respect health and sanitary regulations, and will direct all participants to respectfully utilize appropriate off-site sanitary facilities.

OWS will display signage and have community relations and security monitors in Liberty Plaza, in order to ensure awareness of and respect for our guidelines and Good Neighbor Policy.

OWS will at all times have a community relations representative on-site, to monitor and respond to community concerns and complaints.

Occupy Wall Street
October 13, 2011

Note: In conjunction with local community members and their representatives, OWS is also working to establish off-site sanitary facilities such as port-a-potties.

Clean the Park

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The mayor came by last night to request the park be cleaned section by section this Friday. In response the occupiers would like to perform a mass cleanup today, Thursday October 13th.

We are asking people to donate brooms, mops, squeegees, buckets, waste bins, dust pans, trash bags, and a power washers too. You can donate supplies or come by and help us clean up.

Thank you for your continued support.

NYCGA Minutes 10/12/2011

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Meeting Date/Time: 10/12/2011 / 7pm EST

Location: Liberty Plaza

Facilitators (F):


F: A block is very serious. That means you have an ethical or safety concern. Consensus is 90/100. We aren’t here to silence anyone. We must follow process, though. #PeoplesMic can be very hard, so keep your phrases short (3-8 words). Try to keep your words short and sweet. Progressive Stack gives preference to under-represented voices. Step-up, Step-Back: a policy for allowing others’ voices to be heard. Stack-taker: takes names for order of speaking.


26.1.  Agenda Items

26.2.  Working Group Report Backs

26.3.  Announcements

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The Container Game

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We are restructuring Zuccotti Park, and need your help!

A couple of nights ago, a General Assembly proposal was passed to unlock the
funds to be used for the purchase of storage containers. These containers
will be used for the bedding and personal items of occupiers, and are part
of a multi-step restructuring process by the town planning working group in order to improve efficiency, traffic flow, and the general feng shui of Zuccotti park.

We currently have $2,000 unlocked, and need to buy waterproof
containers to cover as much of our population as possible (ever fluctuating,
300-600 people per night). The plan is to have everyone actively maintain their personal space, and pack their bedding away on a daily basis.

Want to help us find them?

Game Criteria:

1. Delivery time/proximity to Zuccotti Park (We can take deliveries, and
also have means to pick them up)

2. Cost effectiveness

3. Quantity (Make sure enough are available for a bulk purchase of 100, 200+)

Mindfulness of the production method in regards to worker’s rights earns bonus points.

The first person or team to find us the best, fastest available deal wins!

Item to beat:
Look up the description to get an idea of the size we’re looking for.

These come out to about $9.33 per container. We don’t want to give walmart our money!

Winner receives mad props, as well as a thank you package from the movement.

Email with your best shot!

Start digging and get creative!

Much Love,
Mike E
Zuccotti Town Planing / Coordination


PS It goes without saying that we would appreciate a bulk contribution of bins ; )

NYCGA Minutes 10/11/2011

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Meeting Date/Time: 10/11/2011 / 9pm EST

Location: Liberty Plaza

Facilitators (F): Amanda, Mike


F: Want to facilitate? 4pm, west tree

F: Blocks are *VERY* serious. Only use if you have an ethical or safety concern re: a proposal. Modified Consensus = 90/100. Stack-taker puts you on a list and call on you. Progressive stack = under-represented voices step up. #OccupyAdvice: Keep your statements on #PeoplesMic SHORT (3-8 words).



25.1.  Agenda Items

25.2.  Working Group Report Backs

25.3.  Announcements

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