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Occupy New Haven wins 2 week stay

8:35 pm in Uncategorized by richardgnista

Ho hum, no Para Miltary Police force decending on the camp. Just a determined Occupation and a smart Lawyer. Just a brief synopis of the past several days.

On the 14 th of March Attorney Norm Pattis challenged the City of New Haven and The Proprietors of the Green over First Amendment Rights and ownership of the Green. ONH received a two week stay. The camp did a massive clean up on it’s own terms, as opposed to what the City had in mind when it parked a 40′ Dumpster adjacent to the camp.

I would hope that all stand in solidarity and go to www.occupynewhaven to get info concerning our next Court appearance on March 28 th at 2pm . And for some really entertaining reading go to ONH’s Attorneys blog site

You can’t imagine the visual transformation of the camp… from a sprawling flow of tents placed in a harmonious statement to a ‘circle the wagons’ and ramparts up and “no we will not go”!

Beside being an entry into a diary… its a call for help or for that matter Call the Mayor ( John DeSteffano) 203 946 8200 the Police Chief (Dean Esserman) 203 946 6333 and the Chief Counsel for the City (Rob Smuts) 203 946 7902  The world is watching!!!

“Got something to tell you” Part 1 and a follow up…Boots and more

7:34 am in Uncategorized by richardgnista

This is a Direct Action Calendar for what has happened and what will happen at OccupyNewHaven. Just so everyone knows that peaceful rage against the machine continues.

On Thursday the 5th of January , Mazin Qumsiych, PhD, FABMG, a visiting Professor from Bethlehem University invited ONH campers and supporters to a talk about his involvement in the Popular Resistance in Palestine. A former Yale Professor and now author, talked about the methods of peaceful resistance and gave a slide presentation.

On the 10th of January ONH responded to a call from the black community to support the re opening of the Q House, a Community Center which had previously served the neighborhood with programs that helped to keep kids off the street and safe from violence. The youth have taken up the cause and have proposed to the Mayor and the City a plan that will make this happen again, after a 6 year closing because of bankruptcy. People from the community, Aldermen and Occupy met at the Wexler Grant School to stand in support of Youth.

There will be a bus trip to DC on the 17th of January to Occupy Congress. the schedule is posted at $50 R/T and there will be donated tickets if one is unable to afford. A total of 40 seats  and at this time less than 0 remain. Of course there are the National venues which will be protested and marched in solidarity like the Occupy the Courts on the 20th…..

OccupyNewHaven  OccupyYale and hopefully countless others will take up a post at The New Haven Federal Court  141 Church Street, beginning at 8AM and through the day leading to a rally and then march at 5:30PM. …corporations have no consciences, no beliefs,no feelings, no thoughts, no desires. Corporations help structure and facilitate the activites of human beings, to be sure, and their “person hood” often serves as a useful legal fiction. But they are not themselves members of “We the People” by whom and for whom our Constitution was established. Justice John Paul Stevens

And in closing I’d like to post some photos and a video that features TommyDoomsDay a Occupier at OccupyNewHaven  rapping about injustices in the system. Kinda pertains! Read the rest of this entry →

From a ‘direct action’ march to Xmass on the Green

10:05 am in Uncategorized by richardgnista

The Direct Action  against ‘Police Brutality’ and co-hosted by OccupyNewHaven and community leaders and marchers from the black and brown communities was held on December 17, 2011. Beginning on the Green, the group of protesters accompanied by the Motor Cycle Division of the New Haven Police Department, marched through the main cultural/artsy strand of shops that have catered to the Yale Community for generations.


As the chanting, sign waving group passed the seated patrons and shoppers, there was the sign of initial awe and then recognition of’ ‘ there goes  OWS NH again!’ Read the rest of this entry →

OccupyNewHaven receives winter gear from OccupySupply

10:57 am in Uncategorized by richardgnista

Watch Cap

Watch Cap

The package from #OccupySupply  arrived on a Saturday 12/17 and I made an arrangement with Josh at the Occupation to meet Sunday AM.

Josh had a list of the 24/7 campers and he was able to do a Mic Check and gather everyone. What a special moment to see the people awestruck with the Occupy label, union made and made in America.

In their own special way they expressed  gratitude knowing that there are people out there who genuinely care and are doing something to support them.

Kudos and a standing applause for Jane and all those at

Seventeen people received watch caps, scarfs and polypropylene underwear. There wasn’t a moment wasted before the watch caps and scarfs went on. Last evening the temps went to 14 degrees and I’m sure those Polar Fleece blankets were in use.

Mid December at OccupyNewHaven

6:02 pm in Uncategorized by richardgnista

On Saturday 12/17/2011 @ 2pm    There will be a  BREACH OF PEACE MARCH, marching against Police Brutality  at the New Haven.


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