RAIN, SNOW, SLEET OR HAIL – OCCUPY WALL STREET WILL PREVAIL!

The Web is chock full of information, and more so misinformation, about the latest challenge the protestors are facing … an early winter.
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What effect will the unexpected snowstorms have on the encampments throughout the Northeast and West?
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Snow didn’t stop America’s first Revolution…. why should it stop this one?
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The best report I found is here
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Will winter weather stop Occupy Wall Street?

By Jeremy Bloom

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Mayor Bloomberg  hopes the onset of winter will finally convince Occupy Wall Street to pack up the tents and tarps and go home. On October 10 he predicted the protests would dissipate with the first sign of frost.

But now, as winter is setting in to the Northeast, he may find himself disappointed by the demonstrators stamina and resourcefulness.

These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman…

Thomas Paine, The American Crisis

In New York, The Daily News reports it was “given a peek inside occupiers’ storage space at 52 Broadway and saw shelves lined with blankets, sub-zero sleeping bags, heavy coats, cough syrup and even an assortment of herbal teas.” And there are 200 to 400 packages with more supplies arriving daily.

In Philadelphia, tents and heaters have been donated to the occupation.

At Occupy Denver, they’re already dealing with snow and freezing cold, but police insist: No tents! They’re sleeping under tarps, and facing hypothermia.

And now CNBC reports from New York City, “Plans are underway to rent an enormous space capable of housing up to 300 people so that Occupy Wall Street can continue through the winter.”

“We’re going to find a place where people can sleep at night, store their stuff. We’ll maintain a continuous presence in the park but you can’t ask people to put their lives in danger. It’s Occupy Wall Street, not Freeze to Death In Zuccotti Park,” [a person closely connected with the core de facto leadership of Occupy Wall Street]  said.

The early metaphors for this movement came out of the 1930s: the Hoovervilles and the Bonus Army Occupation.

But perhaps a better metaphor might be Valley Forge.

4 Comments

  1. October 30, 2011 at 18:27

    [...] RAIN, SNOW, SLEET OR HAIL – OCCUPY WALL STREET WILL … [...]

  2. spirittoo said,

    October 30, 2011 at 19:24

    I bet the people in the first revolution were allowed means to keep warm … like building a fire … building shelter … things like that. So the people of the second revolution have a big hurdle to pass.

  3. October 31, 2011 at 01:19

    [...] Occupy Wall Street is quickly becoming a world-wide movement to bring down the current system. The list of demands is evolving  into something that hopefully will be for the better good of the majority of us humans. Here you will find images that are representative of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) global movement. Additionally on this topic you can read: http://mikecanex.wordpress.com/2011/10/15/occupy-wall-street-october-15-2011/ For more on this read: http://danieljmitchell.wordpress.com/2011/10/18/howard-stern-vs-occupy-wall-street/ Additionally on this topic you can read: http://desertpeace.wordpress.com/2011/10/30/rain-snow-sleet-or-hail-occupy-wall-street-will-prevail/ [...]

  4. pierre arbajian said,

    November 1, 2011 at 02:54

    Just a word of encouragement. Your courage and resourcefulness make this a pivotal time in the history of this country and capitalism.


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