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I went there with the dog and my cans. Police surrounded the place with their metal barricades making getting in very difficult. people started using the barricades as tables. I was being offered meals  several times as I walked through

There was music and even a floating turkey.
And pets were taken care too!

-Here’s the account from the OWS site

Today, Occupations across the U.S. have shown that the 99% Movement can do more than protest — we can also take care of one another. In D.C. and many other cities, Occupiers sat down for a “family meal.” In New York, Occupy The Hood dropped off hundreds of meals at shelters across Brooklyn. The OWS kitchen cooked warm meals for 4000 people and handed them out at Liberty Square. Following dinner, there was a spontaneous sit-in in solidarity with the many people who lost their place of rest when OWS was raided on November 15th.

And no plastic turkey as I feared – luckily for OWS he is a chicken

on edit, adding a few more pictures

Volunteers were distributing these invitations far and wide

The People Library – which Bloomberg confiscated and destroyed is being revived

Remember Bush’s surprise visit to Iraq with a plastic turkey for the troops?photo

When I read this headline in the NY Post

I had to wonder: why NYC? After having been mike-checked and his people editing the video of that to make it look like a PR coup for Obama

Obama Tells Occupiers: ‘You’re The Reason I Ran For Office’

here’s a relevant comment

55. Sounded like they got shouted down by O-BAM-A to me.
It didn’t sound like a “mutual respect moment” to me at all.Sounded to me like they got drowned out by the chants of O-BAM-A.  Permalink

it shouldn’t take a genius to figure the next step.

Ironically, I saw the headline at the supermarket where I went to but some cans for the OWS food drive. Now I am re-thinking this – do I want to be there at the biggest campaign trick of the year? I’ll have to consult my dog on this.

Occupy Wall Street Thanksgiving

Posted 20 hours ago on Nov. 23, 2011, 10:51 a.m. EST by OccupyWallStThanksgiving dinner picture

This Thanksgiving, Occupy Wall Street is celebrating unity and community with an open feast at Liberty Square. From 2 to 6 p.m. at Liberty Square (Zuccotti Park) we will meet to share food, stories and inspiration. All members of our global community are invited to break bread with us.

Indigenous voices, religious leaders, food justice activists and leaders from peoples’ movements around the world are speaking on Thursday at Liberty Square. Occupy Thanksgiving is a celebration for the entire New York community. All are invited.

There will also be a can food drive. Donations of cans will go to local food banks and pantries throughout NYC.”

I think I’ll go by with my dog, my camera and some cans of food before joining my family.


Not Your Sweetie

November 2011