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New Yorkers hard-hit by Sandy will take to the streets in Rockaways, Staten Island, Manhattan Update

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Occupy Wall Street ‏@OccupyWallStNYC

This Saturday, New Yorkers hard-hit by #Sandy will take to the streets in Rockaways, Staten Island, Manhattan http://ow.ly/g5HsM

http://press.nycga.net/2012/12/13/new-yorkers-hard-hit-by-sandy-will-take-to-the-streets-in-rockaways-staten-island-manhattan/

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Occupy Wall Street Press Relations Team, 347-292-1444, press@occupywallst.org
For Rockaways action only: Virginia Deer 347-733-8887, Gayle Grantham 917-701-5337
For Staten Island action only: Amin Husain 917-407-1226, Matthew Hillyer 847-738-0274
For Manhattan action only: Bill Dobbs 917-822-5422

New York—With winter closing in and anger rising at Mayor Bloomberg’s foot-dragging, New Yorkers hard hit by Hurricane Sandy will be on the streets on Saturday, Dec. 15 in the Rockaways and Staten Island, with many converging Saturday PM outside the mayor’s Manhattan home. Thousands of New Yorkers are still without power or heat and are fighting for survival against black mold and bureaucracy.

Saturday will be a first – New Yorkers taking collective action to protest the government’s glaringly inadequate response to the storm, and to demand: emergency local housing, immediate mold remediation and an end to red tape and delays in deploying critical resources. Community residents and activists from groups including Occupy will raise the question, how, in this great city, can thousands still be without electricity, living with mold creeping up walls and getting sicker in an emerging public health crisis.

As the weeks have gone by, many of those hit by Sandy’s fury sense betrayal and are now raising their voices, leafleting and standing together; hundreds are expected to join the protests.

Rockaways 12pm
Community members gather at Mott Ave. and Beach 21st St. (Thriftway parking lot), and in a show of solidarity, will “March for Health, Housing and Just Recovery” to Beach 29th St. (bet. Seagirt and Boardwalk) while getting a close-up view of homes devastated in the storm including those contaminated by black mold and still without utilities.

Staten Island 12pm
Residents will gather outside 1128 Olympia (across from St. Margaret Mary’s Church) for a community speakout, and then depart as a group for a ‘Tour of Destruction” of damaged and mold-plagued houses in the area with a public health expert from Hunter College. A statement from Staten Islanders is online at: http://pastebin.com/Q3gBV2ja .

Manhattan 5pm
Rally at Bloomberg’s townhouse, 17 E. 79th St (bet. Madison and Fifth Ave.) – those still suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane will gather, taking their plight to the door of the mayor’s private residence. Staten Islanders, Rockaways residents, community allies will join together for an action in the darkness, emblematic of thousands who are still without power.

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Occupy Wall Street ‏@OccupyWallStNYC

Video from tonight's @OccupySandy rally at Bloomberg's private mansion:
http://ny-popculture-politics.blogspot.com/2012/12/Occupy-Sandy-Protest-Near-Mayor-Mike-Bloomberg-s-Mansion.html?m=1

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Jaisal Noor ‏@jaisalnoor

video of voices, stories and songs from @OccupySandy #rockaways march
@OccupyWallStNYC @OccupyWallSt
Retweeted by Occupy Wall Street

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Fire Walk With Me Dec 2012 OP
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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:11 PM

1. kick

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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:03 PM

2. me too

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Sat Dec 15, 2012, 04:54 PM

3. Livestream for the action at Bloombergs:

 

#ProtestForGaza ‏@KatG4

@jak_nlauren Will Be live at 5pmEst 4the action @bloombergs house 17 east 79th st. #OccupySandy
http://ustream.tv/channel/jnl-live … #FuckBloomberg
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natalie solidarity ‏@constantnatalie

#Bloomberg Hse action 17 E 79th St, NYC 5pm, follow @GlobalRevLive @OccupySandy @CitizenStreams @KatG4 for livetweets/stream #OccupySandy
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Stop The Wars ‏@sickjew

Protest at Bloomberg's house in response to his #Sandy negligence. Watch live: (live at http://ustre.am/P4M8 )

Global Revolution ‏@GlobalRevLive

#OccupySandy @jak_nlauren Streaming Live outside #Bloomberg Mansion #NYC Live Now http://bit.ly/OyYss2 #Unity #Solidarity #Occupy
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Matt H ‏@StopMotionsolo

Getting ready to protest at #bloomberg's #sandy @OccupySandy @GlobalRevLive @CitizenStreams pic.twitter.com/6C2dMQNk
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Lex Hortensia ‏@subverzo

As per usual #NYPD command center outside @MikeBloomberg's estate, on taxpayer $ no doubt for someone with $25B in bank pic.twitter.com/3RtGNo9G
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Sun Dec 16, 2012, 12:39 AM

4. Link to video at the end of the original post.

 

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Sun Dec 16, 2012, 12:52 PM

5. The action last night has given Bloomberg a new name: Moldberg.

 

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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 09:36 PM

6. Added video to the OP.

 

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