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Dear supporters of the Occupy movement:

We in DC are facing the challenge of supporting two squares worth of folks from the very beginning of an occupation--in other words, we are trying to get twice as many people and logistics off the ground simultaneously.

We are also facing the challenge that some people do not want to support both groups.

So I'm going to post separate appeals on a fairly regular basis until things get sorted out.

This one is for Stop the Machine at Liberty Plaza.  Folks need food, water, and tarps/wet weather gear.  Also basic medical stuff for colds, etc.

HERE is the link for sending pizza directly to Liberty Plaza; you can also donate through paypal at that URL.  Please share this URL with your friends as widely as possible.  People down there are hungry!

Originally posted to Occupy Wall Street on Tue Oct 11, 2011 at 06:30 PM PDT.

Also republished by Virginia Kos and Maryland Kos.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Tip Jar (8+ / 0-)

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

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Tue Oct 11, 2011 at 06:30:03 PM PDT

  •  But not 999...I mean, Godfather's (2+ / 0-)
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    Jane Lew, Noor B

    The community of fools might be small were it not such an accomplished proselytizer.

    by ZedMont on Tue Oct 11, 2011 at 06:44:47 PM PDT

  •  I took food Saturday night. (2+ / 0-)
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    stolen water, rebel ga

    They were thrilled to get it.  I'm not feeling too hot, am hideously congested, but as soon as I'm healthier, I'll take something down.

    "Fighting Fascism is Always Cool." -- Amsterdam Weekly, v3, n18 (-8.50, -7.23)

    by Noor B on Tue Oct 11, 2011 at 06:49:29 PM PDT

  •  Driving in some pot luck from NJ Friday (2+ / 0-)
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    stolen water, rebel ga

    Coordinated with Megan at Occupied Kitchen. I have 2 more volunteer drivers, for Oct 28th, and Friday Nov 4th, getting local public Access TV to announce our OWS food project to the town. ANd getting a blurb in the Montclair times.

    Heres the donate page with restaurants OWS works with.

    http://nycga.cc/...

    Liberatos pizza – order online – order the “Occu-pie”

    Order Panini Panini & Co 115 Broadway: Please try to focus on vegan and vegetarian options with some meat options.

    Order Lemongrass Grill Lemongrass Grill: Please try to focus on vegan and vegetarian options with some meat options.

    Order Tolache Tolache Taqueria: Please try to focus on vegan and vegetarian options with some meat options.

    FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

    by Roger Fox on Tue Oct 11, 2011 at 06:51:41 PM PDT

  •  I really can only shake my head (2+ / 0-)
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    stolen water, rebel ga

    of why the two camps don't get merged into one camp.

    I have visisted tonight for the first time McPhearson Square.
    A friendly crowd. They didn't like me to take pictures. I respected their wishes, but was surprised about the level of fear they seemed to have to be recognized on a photo.

    It was already night, I wanted to get some photo-shots of the GA. I don't think they would have been recognizable on a photo, but somehow they wanted to be left alone. So, I did.

    They were well supplied, but very ad-hoc stylish. They had a guy who washed the dishes from SEIU. It was his first night over there. He didn't mind I take a picture of him washing dishes.

    After that I went to Freedom Plaza. On my way from McPhearson camp to Freedom Plaza a passed at 27 homeless people, three people, who needed change. The homeless didn't even think about getting food from McPhearson camp.  

    Freedom Plaza is larger, better organized and has their tents neatly fixed up. Still lots of signs, clean Porta Potties etc.

    I will drop by every evening at the food tent and drop off some goulasch soup I will cook at home. I am not an activist and can't adjust to any of your schedules or activities.  

    •  thank you for expressing solidarity (1+ / 0-)
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      rebel ga

      by engaging and checking in on our activists and contributing to their well being.

      i like to take photos of signs and crowd shots where people's backs are to me. people are happy to oblige and even proud to show off their signs when i say i'll make sure not to include their faces.

      it's a sad testament to a supposed democracy when attendance at a protest could carry with it unforeseen ramifications.

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