GOOD NEIGHBOR POLICY
Posted Oct. 13, 2011, 2:10 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Following respectful and good-faith dialogue with members of the local community which has been rebuilding since the trauma of 9/11, Occupy Wall Street hereby announces the following Good Neighbor Policy:
OWS has zero tolerance for drugs or alcohol anywhere in Liberty Plaza;
Zero tolerance for violence or verbal abuse towards anyone;
Zero tolerance for abuse of personal or public property.
OWS will limit drumming on the site to 2 hours per day, between the hours of 11am and 5pm only.
OWS encourages all participants to respect health and sanitary regulations, and will direct all participants to respectfully utilize appropriate off-site sanitary facilities.
OWS will display signage and have community relations and security monitors in Liberty Plaza, in order to ensure awareness of and respect for our guidelines and Good Neighbor Policy.
OWS will at all times have a community relations representative on-site, to monitor and respond to community concerns and complaints.
Occupy Wall Street October 13, 2011
Note: In conjunction with local community members and their representatives, OWS is also working to establish off-site sanitary facilities such as port-a-potties.
Occupy Wall Street is leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%. We are using the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic to achieve our ends and encourage the use of nonviolence to maximize the safety of all participants. http://occupywallst.org/
OWS is an experiment in direct democracy, with the General Assembly being our current model of decision making. The GA is a gathering of people committed to making decisions based upon a collective agreement or "concensus". There is no single leader or governing body of the GA -- we struggle to ensure that everyone's voice is
equal. Anyone is free to propose an idea or express an opinion as part of the GA. The GA meets every day at 7pm in Liberty Park.-
These are very simple things you can do to assist the Wall St. Occupation. Similar steps can probably be applied to an occupation near you!
Five Things You Can Do Right Now To Assist The Wall Street Occupation:
Bring instruments, food, blankets, bedding, rain gear, and sense of justice.
2. SPREAD THE WORD
Download, print, display, and share flyers which can be found at nycga.net
Twitter: #occupywallstreet #occupytogether
Make a tax-deductable donation to the New York City General Assembly.
You can also mail a check or money order to:
Alliance for Global Justice
1247 "E" Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Please indicate "Occupy Wall Street" in the memo line Or CALL 202 544 9355 to make a telephone donation
On Twitter: #needsoftheoccupiers
If you are in the area come by and drop off:
Vegan & Gluten Free (people
actually eat that way? How very sad!)
socks You can mail packages to: UPS Store 118A Fulton St. #205 New York, NY 10038
4. Follow The Occupation
nycga.net | occupywallst.org
takethesquare.net |occupytogether.org | wearethe99percent.tumblr.com Follow on Twitter
@occupywallstnyc | @nycsep17 |
5. EDUCATE YOURSELF