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New York Daily News Says Nice Things About Occupy Sandy; Minnesota Blogger Nearly Faints

Posted by Phoenix Woman on November 8, 2012

Yeah, you read that right. The New York Daily News, which spent much of the past year hating on OWS, just did a favorable article, without a trace of snideness or hippie-bashing, on the Occupy Sandy movement:

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Occupy Wall Street has occupied itself with a humanitarian effort: getting supplies to the victims of the storm.

And you don’t have to be in New York to help. Occupy has launched online “wedding registries” on Amazon.com so people wishing to give aid can contribute from anywhere.

Anyone can purchase a gift from the Sandy Registries, which include fleece blankets, coolers, extension cords, flashlights, trash bags, diapers, and even clothing items like socks and underwear.

The items on the New York registry are shipped to the Brooklyn chapter of Occupy’s Sandy relief operation at the Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in Clinton Hill, where they will be taken to those in need. Gifts from the New Jersey registry are sent to Occupy’s outpost at Barrow Mansion in Jersey City.

Looks like the NYDN has joined the ranks of Occupy’s fans. Hey, well, better late than never.

UPDATE: Here’s the main Occupy Sandy link: http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/

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2 Responses to “New York Daily News Says Nice Things About Occupy Sandy; Minnesota Blogger Nearly Faints”

  1. Charles II said

    Thanks for posting this.

    It’s encouraging that community self-help groups like Occupy Sandy are getting noticed and getting in gear. We saw this with Common Ground during Katrina: the only group that was actually dispensing medical and hygiene supplies during the first, critical week. Buncha crazy Trots, but they’re where the Red Cross is too afraid to go.

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