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I have heard from a member of OccupyDC that they are in urgent need of food (vegetarian) for the next couple of days.  

Apparently, there is some difficulty with the livestream and setting up pizza delivery, part of which is due to MacPherson Sq having crummy cellular coverage.

So definitely for the next few days, we in the DC area need to come together and bring our community food.

I am organizing a network of cooks to provide help at this critical juncture.  Please message me if you are in MD, NOVA, or DC, and willing to cook.

There is also a need for warm clothes, blankets, tarps, etc.

3:09 PM PT: Those in MD who want to help can either drop stuff off at my house or I can pick it up.  Right now, it would be better for me to pick it up as I have people recovering from illness in my house.  Please message me if you want to help and we will get the ball rolling.  Folks in VA and DC who want to help, message me and be patient--I'm trying to come up with a place or person in NOVA who can be a central location for donations.

Tue Oct 11, 2011 at 3:27 PM PT: OK, I've got a page for Liberty Plaza now, where you can donate money or pizza:
http://www.foodnotbombs.net/...

The simultaneous occupation of two squares by different groups is creating some confusion around here, and it also presents challenges--DC unlike many cities started with two squares worth of occupiers.  We will need extra supplies because of that--an infrastructure challenge for us!

So far, I've got people who want to deliver to MacPherson and I need people for help with Liberty Plaza.

Originally posted to Occupy Wall Street on Mon Oct 10, 2011 at 02:24 PM PDT.

Also republished by ClassWarfare Newsletter: WallStreet VS Working Class Global Occupy movement, Progressive Hippie, Virginia Kos, and Maryland Kos.

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  •  Tip Jar (7+ / 0-)

    Being ignored is the difference between being a one percenter and an American.--sweeper

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Mon Oct 10, 2011 at 02:24:22 PM PDT

  •  Do you have a place we can deliver supplies? (4+ / 0-)

    When we were there on Saturday, they seemed to be well stocked, but I guess it goes very fast.
    Also, there are rumors that Stop the Machine protesters are joining them -- I have very mixed feelings about supporting that group but would love to send supplies to Occupy.
    If you have a central spot to deliver stuff, I could make a run to Costco and get some things -- let me know!

    If, in our efforts to win, we become as dishonest as our opponents on the right, we don't deserve to triumph.

    by Tamar on Mon Oct 10, 2011 at 02:46:02 PM PDT

    •  Are you in MD? (2+ / 0-)
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      mdmslle, jgilhousen

      Those in MD can message me privately and I will pick stuff up or if necessary they can drop it off at my house (ordinarily not a problem but I have recovering sick people in my house right now from a really nasty stomach virus, and I just think it's better if those two worlds--that of the food and that of the sick--remain separate.  I am well over the illness and am non-contagious, but I can't say that for my family--and  believe me, you do not want to have this virus while you're sleeping out in a park.)

      Being ignored is the difference between being a one percenter and an American.--sweeper

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Mon Oct 10, 2011 at 03:11:40 PM PDT

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    •  btw thanks for helping (0+ / 0-)

      message me and we'll get the ball rolling.

      Being ignored is the difference between being a one percenter and an American.--sweeper

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Mon Oct 10, 2011 at 03:12:17 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  I'm just outside the city. I can fix (2+ / 0-)
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    SouthernLiberalinMD, jgilhousen

    something up but tomorrow I have to take my husband to get a tooth extracted. I can deliver fresh baked bread loaves and rice and beans Wednesday.

    Do you know what streets are blocking access to the area? I drove by on the 5th without any problems. How far away will I need to park?

    I've become re-radicalized. Thanks a lot you bunch of oligarchical fascist sons-of-bitches. But once again, I have no choice. Bring it the fuck on.

    by mdmslle on Mon Oct 10, 2011 at 03:39:57 PM PDT

    •  that's totally awesome, thank you. (2+ / 0-)
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      jgilhousen, mdmslle

      I  am not on site, but am trying to build a network of support around the occupiers, so I don't know which streets are blocked.  I am being shifted to a new liaison person b/c the one I had is wiped out at the moment and needs to take a step back--she is connecting me with a new person. I will ask him for details re: driving down to Liberty Plaza. Please stand by as things seem to be a bit chaotic as this new occupation establishes itself.  

      Being ignored is the difference between being a one percenter and an American.--sweeper

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Mon Oct 10, 2011 at 04:18:12 PM PDT

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      •  great. thanks. I'm willing to do what I can (0+ / 0-)

        I might be two miles (maybe) from the plaza, if that. I can get there in a heart beat.

        I've become re-radicalized. Thanks a lot you bunch of oligarchical fascist sons-of-bitches. But once again, I have no choice. Bring it the fuck on.

        by mdmslle on Mon Oct 10, 2011 at 05:02:22 PM PDT

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  •  For those wanting to run for supplies... (0+ / 0-)

    ...from Freedom Plaza, if they take the 52 or 54 bus up 14th St, they'll pass a Whole Foods (14th/P) and Giant (14th/Park).

    They should bring their own bags, as DC charges $.05 per bag.

    "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

    by JamesGG on Mon Oct 10, 2011 at 05:16:36 PM PDT

  •  are you camping at McPhearson Square (0+ / 0-)

    or Freedom Plaza?

    Could one deliver directly to Freedom Plaza or McPhearson Square? If yes, to which one?

    •  see above for direct deliveries of pizza (0+ / 0-)

      to Liberty Plaza.

      Being ignored is the difference between being a one percenter and an American.--sweeper

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Tue Oct 11, 2011 at 03:28:41 PM PDT

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      •  ok, I don't find it - but (0+ / 0-)

        I can drive by Liberty Plaza every night around 7:30 pm and drop of supplies directly at the food tent. Most probably I will cook in advance and bring that. I don't buy pizza.  

        Do they have something like a gas or camping cooker to warm food up?

        I prefer to deliver to Liberty Plaza. I went by McPhearson Square this night in order to take some pictures, because I had never taken any pictures there, and they seemed to be well supplied and on the other hand were not happy with me taking pictures.

        Of course, I understood why, but, well I think, there is no reason why the two camps can't merge into one. Would be much easier. Liberty Plaza is the better organized camp, as far as I can see.

        I can't believe that on McPhearson Square they don't even have a huge sign saying Occupy DC, so that cars driving by
        get the picture. ... Well it will all work out hopefully on the long run.

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