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Offline Riney

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Urgent Call to Action & Bloomberg's Stealth Visit to an OCCUPY SANDY Relief Distribution Hub in the Rockaways
Posted Dec 1st 2012

 New York City’s billionaire mayor, Michael Bloomberg, stepped out of a helicopter midday Thursday in St. Camillus’ parking lot, ironically an Occupy Sandy relief distribution hub in the Rockaways, Queens. The visit had been kept under wraps and not listed on his official schedule. Watch this video, read the statement and stay informed and pledge your support for the communities most affected by Sandy that are still in dire need!. We are planning a day of action on December 15th. Join us!

the link: http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/2012/12/01/bloombergs-stealth-visit/
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Re: Urgent Call to Action & Bloomberg's Stealth Visit to an OCCUPY SANDY...
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2012, 19:43:58 PM »
Call Mayor Bloomberg: Stop Eviction of Occupy Sandy & Other Community Groups!

By: Brian Sonenstein Monday December 3, 2012 8:29 am

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg issued eviction orders for community relief groups like Occupy Sandy over the weekend.

As some Superstorm Sandy survivors enter December in their 5th week without heat and electricity, volunteers have worked tirelessly alongside them to clean up the damage and provide food, water, supplies, clothing and human services to the hardest-hit neighborhoods. Unless we act, this important grassroots aid effort could be dismantled as Mayor Bloomberg has ordered police to “clear all outdoor sites,” effective immediately.

This disaster has already been colossally mismanaged, and in some cases survivors’ only access to help continues to be community groups like Occupy Sandy. Tell Mayor Bloomberg not to shut down these vital community hubs but give them the resources and support they need to continue their successful work.

Can you please call Mayor Bloomberg’s office and demand he end the eviction of Occupy Sandy hubs around the city?

Click here for phone number and script: http://action.firedoglake.com/page/s/bloomberg-sandy

Some of the hardest hit neighborhoods in New York have benefited the most from Occupy Sandy and other groups that did not hesitate before plunging headfirst into the recovery effort.

There are still many survivors across the region who are suffering without basic amenities, and would be even worse-off had it not been for groups like Occupy Sandy. Rather than recognizing this dedication as an opportunity to greatly improve recovery efforts, Mayor Bloomberg has decided to remove these volunteers from the process entirely, which is only more likely to prolong the return to normalcy for the most vulnerable survivors.

This is not a time for division, and the Mayor should instead be uniting volunteer aid groups like Occupy Sandy together with the city’s disaster relief efforts to maximize their impact on devastated communities. As hundreds continue to suffer and need help throughout the region, we should not dismiss these valuable volunteer efforts.

Call Mayor Bloomberg’s office and demand he call off the eviction of community relief groups like Occupy Sandy.

With your support, Firedoglake’s Occupy Supply has worked hard to help Occupy Sandy, New York Communities for Change and other community aid groups with over $20,000 in donations of blankets, hats, socks and other cold weather gear. We will continue to do everything we can to help Sandy survivors and community volunteers regardless of the Mayor’s actions.

the link: http://fdlaction.firedoglake.com/2012/12/03/call-mayor-bloomberg-stop-eviction-of-occupy-sandy-other-community-groups/
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Re: Urgent Call to Action & Bloomberg's Stealth Visit to an OCCUPY SANDY...
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2012, 23:50:13 PM »
That is just horrifying of Bloomberg to evict Occupy Sandy!!

I think something that would be awesome would be for recordings to be made of as many Sandy survivors testifying to the help and other assistance they received due to Occupy Sandy...Sandy survivors talking about the differences Occupy Sandy made for them and their communities, and for compilations being made of those video clips. And send them to Bloomberg and other figures who need to hear it! Spread it online and email it to all gov't figures involved. Try to make it go viral online and send it to news sites too. That way the more it is known how Occupy Sandy made a difference, hopefully it will help somehow..
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Re: Urgent Call to Action & Bloomberg's Stealth Visit to an OCCUPY SANDY...
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2012, 00:56:55 AM »

    I think that Occupy Wall Street will be all over it if Bloomberg steps out of line, they will spread it all over twitter. It is well documented all over the place how much Occupy Sandy has helped in the relief effort.  :)
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Re: Urgent Call to Action & Bloomberg's Stealth Visit to an OCCUPY SANDY...
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2012, 20:07:31 PM »
Great :D
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