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Occupy Sandy: Liberating Tarps In A Dickensian City

Occupy Sandy: Liberating Tarps In A Dickensian City

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Abby Zimet

Egalitarian-minded residents fed up with seeing two unequal post-Sandy New Yorks - one a cold dark wasteland where people still wait hours in line for blankets and crackers, fill milk jugs with water from hydrants and shovel toxic debris by candlelight, the other a gleaming metropolis where "the gears of capitalism grind away" - have by-passed "clueless FEMA workers standing around in their government-issued rain jackets" and quietly begun removing thousands of dollars worth of tools and equipment from idle construction sites slated to become luxury apartments, redistributing the urgently needed supplies to hard-hit working-class neighborhoods in Coney and Staten Island, Brooklyn's Red Hook and Queens. To each according to his or her need.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE LAST FIREWALL AGAINST THE LIES

Independent media has become the last firewall against government and corporate lies.   Yet, with frightening regularity, independent media sources are losing funding, closing down or being blacked out by Google and Facebook.  Never before has independent media been more endangered.  If you believe in Common Dreams, if you believe in people-powered independent media, please support our critical Winter campaign now and help us fight—with truths—against the lies that would smother our democracy. Please help keep Common Dreams alive and growing.

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