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Posted 2 years ago on July 29, 2011, 8:44 p.m. EST by jart (1263) from New York, NY

We're going to need to find people places to stay for at least a few days leading up to the event so there's time for training programs. We also need places to sleep during the event because not everyone is going to camp. We need to start getting in touch with organizations, shelters, churches, etc. that are willing to shelter people going to this event.

Also many organizers outside of New York have contacted us about staying in New York for the weeks preceding this event to help out. The problem is that no one can afford a $150/night hotel room for 6 weeks! If you have a couch or bed you can spare to this cause, please let us know in this thread so you can get in touch with others who might need it.

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[-] 2 points by anonopndc (5) 2 years ago

personaly i live on the streets and have lived on the streets of Nyc ill be there if i can help i will. the laws in NYC prevent "camping" in the parks. but individuals on sidewalks and door ways seem to be allowed as long as you leave when building people say to. i used tyo actuly camp in the midle of park ave about 55th sytreet for a long time. however the laws have changed somewhat. explore options but plann on camping on the streets. it would be a goodway to begin our point

[-] 2 points by radleft (15) 2 years ago

You've got some good points here, and I can see what your aiming at in making this into a tactic. we may need to play with this.

Along the same line, considering that you are familiar with the streets in NYC, would you consider maybe making a guide, or a list of hints and tips, for those protesters coming in from other parts of the country. We are getting together a list of guided and tutorials for the occupation, and your first hand experience would be valuable.

If you're interested, email us at the link in the bottom right. Hope to hear from you.

[-] 1 points by gawdoftruth (3698) from Santa Barbara, CA 2 years ago

your best bet is to find homeless people to bond with. most homeless people will be sympathetic to the cause, easy to bribe cheaply and are often a whole lot more sane and in general together than most people would think.

[-] 1 points by ECONOMICRIGHTSMOVEMENT (2) from Detroit, MI 2 years ago

COAL has been planning this for July 4, 2012. This is way too soon to do without a massive organizational push. We started this process back in 2010. You can see us on Youtube and Facebook, Community Organization for Abundant Life. Some please contact me on this. Minister Ashe'

[-] 1 points by paracetamol (1) 2 years ago

Churches are DEFINITELY a good idea. Also people could find a place to stay through couchsurfing.org