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Forum Post: Why isn't OCCUPY protesting because of FEMA poor response to Hurricane Sandy

Posted 1 year ago on Nov. 9, 2012, 5:07 p.m. EST by Shayneh (-482)
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Why isn't OCCUPY protesting what's going on with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Thousands of people have yet to see FEMA and have no electricity or food.

People are being thrown out of their houses but have nowhere to go - Where is the OCCUPY movement with regard to this - where are the protesters

The news media claims everything is just fine - everyone is "thumping their chest" and patting each other on the back -

Houses 1 mile in from the coast have been affected and nothing is being done to help - Why no protesting about this - too cold or just no concern about your fellow citizens.

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[-] 0 points by VQkag2 (16478) 1 year ago

Because we are distributing food/water/cloths?

If you are aware of specific blocks that need help make us aware!

Do you? Or are you just one of those anti govt people?.

[-] 0 points by zacherystaylor (243) 1 year ago

Perhaps it is a simple matter of priorities. I don't have much resources myself and I'm not in the New York area but from what I can tell they're trying to collect donations and use them to help the people that are in distress. While the disaster is ongoing this seems like a good idea.

There will be time to protest it latter and let more people know more about the photo op. If they protest now then the people in trouble might see the government photo ops and the coverage of the protest but no help from either.

[-] 0 points by ronniepaul2012 (214) 1 year ago

By all means, protest. But don't you dare accuse the Divider-in-Chief of racism. THAT card belongs to him and his.

[-] 0 points by ivyquinn (167) 1 year ago

FEMA is definitely something that Occupy needs to address. At this point however I think the best idea for recovery is mutual aid.

[-] 0 points by stevebol (1269) from Milwaukee, WI 1 year ago

Don't be such a cheapskate, donate, relate, don't hesitate

[-] 0 points by stevebol (1269) from Milwaukee, WI 1 year ago

Mmm.. because Occupy responded to sandy? You can donate to their efforts. They need tools, diapers, etc..

http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupy-sandy-wedding-registry/

[-] 0 points by Saesneg (-166) from Linwood, NJ 1 year ago

Well, it's mostly just white people with waterfront real estate, right? I don't think you'll be getting much Federal help.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (28455) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

BTW - It would be something to see Occupy turn out in protest along with their efforts at collecting and distributing help for storm victims. Especially since some of the storm damaged areas are police and firefighter neighborhoods. Would be gr8 outreach. But seriously - don't you think it more important an effort right now that Occupy looks to helping storm victims - rather than protest?

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (28455) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

BTW - Is this your attempt at protesting FEMA and local government response to the Hurricane and the follow-up nor-Easter?

Why don't you send your article(?) to Interoccupy. See the post below.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/writers-wanted-for-occupywallstorg/

[-] 0 points by grapes (2913) 1 year ago

In New York City, 311 is the number to call for non-emergency assistance. If the response there is unsatisfactory, contact: Christine C. Quinn the Speaker of the Council of the City of New York; District Office is at 224 West 30th Street, Suite 1206, New York, NY 10001. Phone number: (212) 564-7757 FAX: (212) 564-7347.

This location is not far from the hot Pennsylvania Station that could shelter many people temporarily from the cold.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (28455) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Putting together support for victims is a GR8 use of time and effort.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupy-sandy-wedding-registry/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupy-and-sandy-storm-recovery-resources/

http://occupywallst.org/forum/occupy-sandy/

Maybe complaints about lack of good support from local and federal government will come later?

[-] 0 points by BetsyRoss (-744) 1 year ago

Because they've been arguing about how effective FEMA is, and how fabulous it is and how out of touch Romney was for trying to send clothing and other supplies instead of MONEY.

Protesting against FEMA or the Holy Government would mean admitting that FEMA is a sucking void of efficiency and tax dollars. They can't possibly be wrong about such things and their egos and "intellect" means more to them than the actual PEOPLE suffering do. So no admittance and no protesting.

[-] 0 points by stevebol (1269) from Milwaukee, WI 1 year ago
[-] -1 points by Saesneg (-166) from Linwood, NJ 1 year ago

I think there's more to this than that - northeast waterfront communities are all white neighborhoods.