Help FDL Send 200 Sprayers to Sandy Volunteers

By: Friday December 28, 2012 1:06 pm

In just two days, Firedoglake activists stepped up and donated to fulfill Occupy Sandy’s urgent request for 400 Tyvek coveralls to protect survivors and volunteers working around toxic mold.

Occupy Sandy tells us they are extremely grateful for your generosity, but the cleanup crews still desperately need more equipment. Their next priority is getting 200 handheld sprayers to assist in eradicating mold from homes.

Our Occupy Supply team was able to track down affordable, American-made sprayers, and now we need your help fulfilling the request. For just $20 you can outfit a Sandy cleanup crew member with a sprayer. Here’s how to do it


Do You Know Where Your Local Walmart Strike Is?

By: Thursday November 22, 2012 3:00 pm

Firedoglake has been working with the Walmart strikers in preparation for Black Friday. We’ve been talking with young organizers across the country who are finally starting to have some traction against the big box monolith that has wiped out small American businesses everywhere they’ve been been built.

Walmart is not going to take this lying down. They have filed a complaint with the NLRB trying to stop the strikers, and yesterday when an employee in Florida walked off the job, Walmart called the police who issued her a warning for trespassing.

Special Delivery: Hurricane Sandy Victims Receive $20,000 Worth of Blankets From #Occupy Supply

By: Wednesday November 21, 2012 9:50 am

We raised nearly $16,000 in 2 days to bring warmth and comfort to people affected in the tristate area. That support has enabled us to put together big packages for the survivors and have them delivered by community aid groups like Occupy Sandy, and give people the comforting knowledge that their money is being used to actually keep someone warm rather than to pay for the various overhead and operating costs associated with groups like the Red Cross who, despite admirable efforts, have been roundly criticized as coming up short once again in providing necessary assistance to these people.

Can You Help #OccupySupply Send 1000 Blankets for Sandy Relief Before the Cold Front Hits?

By: Tuesday November 6, 2012 2:30 pm

We’ve been talking with organizers from Occupy Sandy, NY Communities for Change and other groups who are getting supplies to people still without power. And with a cold front approaching, the one thing that they are all asking for is blankets. So OccupySupply wants to send a thousand blankets to be divided among groups who are racing to prepare for a major oncoming cold snap. Can you please help us get the blankets to the folks who desperately need them. 100% of your donations will go to that effort.

#OccupySupply Skill Share: Occupy 2.0 Strike Debt

By: Tuesday October 9, 2012 3:45 pm

Our Next #OccupySupply Skill Share is Wednesday October 10th, 2012 at 8pm EST

The next stage in the Occupy movement is striking back against debt. Action in the streets draws attention to the issue, but to be effective long term, educating the people who are most oppressed by Wall Street is paramount.

On Wednesday we will be joined by an amazing panel of people who worked on this document to discuss how striking back against debt can unify the movement and empower people all over the country to become debt resistors.

#OccupySupply Skillshare Update: New Guest TONIGHT at Infiltration Webinar

By: Wednesday September 26, 2012 4:17 pm

Our Next #OccupySupply Skill Share is Wednesday September 26th at 8pm EST. Infiltration has been effectively used to undermine many social movements and Occupy is no different. FOIA requests show that the alphabet soup of organizations that make up the modern police state in America have been watching Occupiers around the country. In Cleveland, Chicago and other cities we have seen informants working undercover to entrap Occupiers and paint them as terrorists. Seven Occupiers are charged with felonies for using lockboxes (a.k.a. sleeping dragons) to block a road leading into the Port of Houston; during the trial it was revealed that Austin Police Department infiltrators provided material support by building the lockboxes that became the basis for felony charges.

#OccupySupply “Free Speech” Kits for Occupy Wall Street #S17 Available Now

By: Monday September 10, 2012 10:33 am

Occupy Supply Free Speech Kits they are available now at the Occupy Supply store for $25. We will also be sending them free of charge to Occupy Wall Street protesters for the one-year anniversary of OWS on September 17.

#OccupySupply Skill Share: #S17 Anniversary Actions [VIDEO]

By: Friday September 7, 2012 7:00 pm

On our last #OccupySupply Skill Share we discussed #S17 and the action surrounding the anniversary of Occupy Wall Street with a dynamic panel of OWS organizers. We were joined by Tamara Shapiro from InterOccupy, Austin Guest and Nina Metha from OWS. The One Year Anniversary is poised to be a creatively significant event full of innovative action and education. People from all over the country are organizing buses and ride shares to converge on the financial district of New York City. Solidarity actions and events have been planned from Honolulu to Syracuse and even around the world.

#OccupySupply Skill Share: Panopticon in the Sky, Drones in the US and Abroad

By: Wednesday August 1, 2012 3:20 pm

Drones are major issue in the antiwar movement that has come to the forefront after their unconstitutional and excessive use. Drones in Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, Libya and other countries cause high civilian casualties and have no accountability. In Washington, Congress pushes for relaxed regulations of drones in US Airspace and Department of Homeland Security has been posturing to put them in local police departments. Some have even stated that they want to see 30,000 drones in the US by 2020.

Our next Occupy Supply Skill Share is Wednesday August 1st at 8 pm Eastern Time

#OccupySupply Skill Share: Occupy Our Homes Forclosure Activism

By: Wednesday July 25, 2012 2:50 pm

On Wednesday night’s Skill Share webinar,8:00 p.m. Eastern, we are joined by Anthony Newby an organizer with Occupy Our Homes in Minnesota. Anthony has been instrumental in the efforts in to save homes in Minnesota, coordinating with Minnesota Neighborhoods Organizing for Change. Sign up now.

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