Good ideas, serenbat, I hadn't thought about bringing them water. That is a definite can do!! I also have some winter items I plan on donating to them. :-)
bring water! even in an old jug for hand washing - offer to take back things that need washing
a thermos full of tea or coffee is always appreciated!!! or ice if you are in a hot area
we do bring lots of snack food (besides other items) - popcorn is cheap and easy
can you make copies?
have extra items that they might need? just ask
main thing in our area is to spread the word- letters to the editor of your local papers are FREE!
Mia, married to my since 2006, mama to D (5/06) and M (8/09).
ALSO - pack in pack out thought - can you go and take home "compost" trash recycleables etc?
we are locally doing a big push for BLACK Friday - we are doing "handmade" signs and placing them all over - laundry mats, with local churches, all places you can post--FREE (SOUPS kitchens are great too)
in our area the "major" occupy groups are ONLY in one section of town and small by national standards so most people do not know ANYTHING about it - if you don't drive by you have no clue (the local papers only did an itsy-bitsy story right at the start) we are going into other sections (thus the reason for the laundry mats) if you are a 1%er you are NOT doing your own clothing ------- so get the word out---it's FREE!
Hey there! "The violent police assaults across the US are no coincidence."
Note the above was published in the UK. Written by Naomi Wolf. On the 19th she was attending a HuffingtonPost event in NYC that featured Governor Andrew Cuomo, and was arrested.
The officers who had us in custody were very courteous, and several expressed sympathy for the movements' aims. Nonetheless, my partner and I had our possessions taken from us, our ID copied, and we were placed in separate cells for about half an hour. It was clear that by then the police knew there was scrutiny of this arrest so they handled us with great courtesy, but my phone was taken and for half an hour I was in a faeces- or blood-smeared cell, thinking at that moment the only thing that separates civil societies from barbaric states is the rule of law – that finds the prisoner, and holds the arresting officers and courts accountable.
I have been seriously objecting to comparing the Occupy movement to the Arab Spring uprising, it's hyperbolic and disrespectful to those people who were tortured and murdered by the likes of Muammar Gaddafi. But she's so right, this is all it takes:
Edited, wrong Cuomo.