@OccupySupplyOccupy Supply is a volunteer project of the Firedoglake.com membership program. 100% of contributions to Occupy Supply are used to purchase and ship high quality supplies to Occupy protests across the country.
Occupy groups can sign up for a free account at our online store and order the supplies they need directly from us. Occupy-only accounts receive store-wide discounts, bulk purchasing and special products.
Posted November 8th, 2012 by jackiews • permalink
Just as hundreds of thousands of Hurricane Sandy victims begin piecing their lives back together, a Nor’easter is barrelling up the east coast, threatening to bring snow, rain, freezing temperatures and even more flooding to the region. Without power and adequate shelter, people across the tri-state area have been left dangerously exposed to the elements and risk serious illness.
After speaking with various local groups like Occupy Sandy and New York Communities for Change (NYCC) about what we could do to help, one need stood out above them all: the need for warm blankets.1
Occupy Supply has the resources and know-how to keep people warm and healthy from our support of the Occupy movement, and we are proud to donate 1,000 of our very best woobie, fleece and space blankets to victims in the area — but need your help expediting the package from Washington, DC before the cold front sets in.
100% of your donation to Occupy Supply will be used to supply blankets and other essential provisions to victims of Hurricane Sandy; all items are American-made; fleece blankets are union-made.
As Firedoglake writers Dave Dayen2 and Kevin Gosztola3 have both reported, residents of Staten Islanders and the Rockaway Peninsula feel that they have largely been left to fend for themselves by FEMA and the Red Cross. In many ways, groups like Occupy Sandy are stepping up to fill much-needed gaps in assistance.
A lot of the bedding that has been donated, or that people may have already, is just not going to be effective against icy rain and temperatures dropping into the 30′s later this week, and we know what a difference it makes in people’s lives to have state-of-the art equipment keeping them warm.
The blankets we’ll be sending were tested for heat efficiency and durability last year by occupiers across the country and since we buy in bulk, it costs us far less than it would cost community groups or individuals to buy these supplies.
We’re including polar fleece blankets for warmth and light weight water-resistant woobie blankets used by the military that trap body heat. We’ll also be sending space blankets, which form a protective layer from the cold either underneath a sleeping bag or on top of bedding.
Please help us send these much-needed blankets to Hurricane Sandy victims right away.
This is just the first of many efforts Occupy Supply will take to provide aid to victims of Hurricane Sandy. Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity in this time of overwhelming need.
Founder & Publisher,
1. Can You Help #OccupySupply Send 1000 Blankets for Sandy Relief Before the Cold Front Hits? FDL Action, 11/6/12.
2. Difficulties With Hurricane Sandy Response on Staten Island. FDL News Desk, 11/2/12.
3. Occupy Sandy Relief Fills Void FEMA & Red Cross Are Unable to Fill. FDL Dissenter, 11/5/12.
Posted October 9th, 2012 by jackiews • permalink
By: John Washington Tuesday October 9, 2012 6:22 am
The Debt Resistors Operations Manual
Our Next #OccupySupply Skill Share is Wednesday October 10th, 2012 at 8pm EST
The Next Stage in the Occupy Movement is striking back against debt. Action in the streets draws attention to the issue but to be effective long term for the people who are most oppressed by Wall Street, education is paramount. Debt is the common denominator of the 99%. In September, several groups put together and began distributing The Debt Resistors Operations Manual a handbook that explains how the average person can strike back against the debt. On Wednesday we will be joined by an amazing panel of people who worked on this document to discuss how striking back against debt can unify the movement and empower people all over the country to become debt resistors.
Astra Taylor has directed the documentary films Zizek! And Examined Life and has written for Adbusters, The Nation, Salon and is Co-Editor of the Book Occupy Scenes from Occupied America.
Melissa Flashman is a literary agent in New York City. She has worked with authors of various books on economics and debt, including Maxed Out by James Scurlock, Debt: The First 5,000 Years by David Graeber and Econned by Yves Smith of nakedcapitalism.com
Thomas Gokey is a visual artist and an adjunct professor of art at Syracuse University. Recent projects involve turning his tuition debt from art school into a work of art as a way of paying for school and the LibraryFarm, a collective farm on public land at the Northern Onondaga Public Library in Cicero, NY.
This meeting is open to anyone – activist, occupier, or otherwise -who wants to join this discussion and share their opinions on the Infiltration & The Occupy Movement.
Posted September 26th, 2012 by jackiews • permalink
Infiltration has been effectively used to undermine many social moments and Occupy is no different. FOIA requests show that the alphabet soup of organizations that make up the modern police state in America have been watching Occupiers around the country. In Cleveland, Chicago and other cities we have seen informants working undercover to entrap Occupiers and paint them as terrorists.
Seven Occupiers are charged with felonies for using lockboxes (a.k.a. sleeping dragons) to block a road leading into the Port of Houston; during the trial it was revealed that Austin Police Department infiltrators provided material support by building the lockboxes that became the basis for felony charges. On Wednesday, we will be joined by Occupy Austin Activists Kit O’Connell and Ronnie Garza to discuss Infiltration in the Occupy Movement.
Kit O’Connell, MyFDL Editor and Occupy Austin Media Team were present for the December 12 Port Shutdown that lead to the felony charges against Ronnie and others in #OATX. He joins us to discuss his experience with the infiltration of Occupy Austin and the resulting court case. Occupy Austin Protestor Ronnie Garza is one of the activists charged with Unlawful Use of a Criminal Instrument; without the actions of local police undercover agents this charge would have been a misdemeanor. He will take us through what happened on #D12 all the way up to what is happening in court now and the implications that these events have on the rest of the movement.
This meeting is open to anyone – activist, occupier, or otherwise -who wants to join this discussion and share there opinions on the Infiltration & The Occupy Movement.
Click Here to register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/430568230
Posted September 3rd, 2012 by admin • permalink
Our Next Occupy Supply Skill Share is Wednesday September 5th at 8PM EST
September 17th marks the one year anniversary of the Occupation of Wall Street in Zuccotti Park. Since then city squares around the world have been occupied in the name of social and economic justice. A direct action turned into a movement. To commemorate the events of the past year organizers in New York City and around the country are planning actions to bring the focus of the movement back to its origin Wall Street. We will be joined by Occupy Walls Street Organizers Austin Guest and Nina Mehta and Tamara Shapiro of InterOccupy.net to discuss S17 in NYC and solidarity actions around the country.
Austin Guest of Occupy Wall Street will break down the Occupy Wall Street two part direct action framework for the morning of September 17th from the “scene of the crime” to showing folks a “world with out Wall Street”
Nina Metha of Occupy Wall Street will talk about convergence, use of Public and Open Space technologies for education and celebration during the weekend before and on September 17th
Tamara Shapiro of Interoccupy will go over the solidarity actions around the country from the Human Be-in in SF to Occupy Monsanto in Honolulu as well as how people around the country can join in.
Click Here to Join The Discussion
For more information on #S17 and solidarity actions around the country you can check out S17NYC.org
This meeting is open to anyone – liaison, occupier, or otherwise -who wants to join this discussion and talk about Streaming and the Occupy Movement.
Posted August 13th, 2012 by andrea • permalink
Our next Occupy Supply webinar is this Wednesday August 15, at 8:00 PM Eastern.
Click here to register; space is limited: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/416160310
Our presentation this week will focus on the student debt crisis — and the activism surrounding this important issue.
Student debt surpassed the amount of credit card debt in the US earlier this year. As a result, this has become a key issue in involving young educated people in the Occupy Movement. Even still, this is an issue that does not receive the attention it deserves. Far too many people are unaware of the virtual indentured servitude that new college students are placed under once enrolled in a university. Students around the world are rising up and fighting back with creative activism.
We will be joined this week by Cayden Mak a graduate student and organizer with New York Students Rising, Defend Our Education Coalition and Graduate Student Employees Union (CWA 1104). Over the past few years Cayden has worked to raise awareness about student debt in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. Cayden publishes a “disorientation guide” for the University of Buffalo every year to educate new students about what’s really going on at their school. You can check it out at http://buffalodisorientation.org.
Register now for this important conversation on August 15 at 8pm eastern.
As always, this discussion is open to the public and we encourage you to invite your fellow Occupiers to join in this discussion.
If you have any questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org