Jacobi Distribution Hub is Closing – Here is What You Need to Know

The main distribution hub at Jacobi is closing, and 520 Clinton is as well for Warehousing/Distribution. However, the work of Occupy Sandy is nowhere near over. Until further notice… New volunteers should go to 520 Clinton Avenue in Clinton Hill for orientation and car dispatch. Volunteers with kitchen experience (even minimal) can report directly to the Occupy Sandy Kitchen at … Continue reading

Update on New York State Toll Waivers

Below describes the DOT vehicles and the Red Cross Volunteer toll waiver that has been approved and what the driver needs to say and provide to the toll collector for toll free travel. Presently this includes other outside agencies, relief organizations and companies or volunteers responding to the relief effort for Hurricane Sandy. This is done by the driver of … Continue reading

NY Jobs for Cleanup Work

New York State has received $27.7 million in federal Disaster National Emergency Grant (NEG) funds. The grant will be used to hire workers to help clean up communities affected by Hurricane Sandy in Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties. Workers who lost their jobs as a direct result of Hurricane … Continue reading

Free Legal Services in Red Hook

Red Hook Initiative will be partnering with @legalaidnyc to offer free legal services to Red Hook residents post-Sandy on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12–3pm (ongoing). Information Website: http://www.rhicenter.org  Twitter: @legalaidnyc Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RedHookInitiative

Workers Unite!

MEETING: Recover, Resist, Rebuild: Labor Speaks out after Sandy

Recover, Resist, Rebuild:
Labor Speaks out after Sandy
Friday, December 7
6 pm – 9 pm

25 W. 43rd Street, 18th Floor, New York, NY
We hope you will join us in opening up a discussion of
vital importance to labor and its allies–not only in
New York but in cities across the country.

The forum is co-sponsored by the Murphy Institute/CUNY
and the Labor Outreach Committee of Occupy Wall Street.
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Legal Clinics Nov. 23-Dec. 1

Friday, November 23 10AM-3PM NYLAG Mobile Legal Help Center (MLHC) Beach 25th St & Seagirt Ave, Far Rockaway (Queens) Saturday, November 24 11AM-4PM Common Law 336 Beach 38th Street Sunday, November 25 12PM-4PM 596 Acres & UnLocal 336 Beach 38th Street 10:30-2:30PM YANA Between 112 and 113th Street on Rockaway Beach Boulevard City Bar Justice Center 1-4pm 1128 Olympia Ave … Continue reading

grateful song

ARTS/MEDIA: John Bucchino and Momentum Record “Grateful” to Benefit Occupy Sandy

“Grateful” will be released on Thanksgiving Day.
“Members of Momentum Repertory Company live in the areas hardest-hit by Superstorm Sandy,” says Mindy Kay Smith, Artistic Director of Momentum Rep. “Most of us lost power, and a few were temporarily displaced. But we know those were just minor inconveniences compared to so many of our neighbors. We all got through the storm with our homes and our health. For that, we are grateful. We have spent time in the days since Sandy helping as individuals however we can. Some are providing foster homes to temporarily homeless animals. Others are volunteering at soup kitchens. Our members have borrowed cars to drive supplies around the city and helped with the clean-up and even organized a group that will knit hats and scarves to keep the victims warm in the coming months. We want to join forces with Occupy Sandy- a group who has done so much- because there’s still so much to be rebuilt. They need resources, and we want to help provide them. So it’s for us to do what we do best: sing.” Continue reading

OSNJ Volunteer Opportunities For Saturday, 11/24/12

IMPORTANT NOTE: Anyone planning to participate in “muck-outs”, house-guttings, or other demolition work should wear waterproof boots, waterproof work gloves, and heavy duty work clothes. If possible, please bring some OSHA-approved N92 or N95 face-masks, though most sites will provide volunteers with this critical piece of safety equipment. Pennsylvania Philadelphia – Main OSNJ Distribution Hub Location: Transport Workers Union Local … Continue reading


RESOURCE: CONEY ISLAND: An Activist Approach to Hurricane Help

Two weeks after Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc across the Northeast, and more than a week after power returned to Lower Manhattan, many public housing residents in Brooklyn’s Coney Island were still without electricity, heat and hot water. Critically for some, many high-rise buildings still lacked elevator service, leaving the elderly and disabled stranded as many as 15 stories up. Though FEMA, the Red Cross and the city government all eventually set up shop on the ground in the low-income neighborhood, the work of reaching those trapped inside was left to passionate community activists, including church leaders, tenant organizations, a group known as Occupy Sandy, and a small related group called People’s Relief. Continue reading


Special screening of the award-winning documentary, Who Bombed Judi Bari? Saturday, November 17 @ 8PM

Tonight! Screening + Benefit on 11/17
Come support this Oscar-entry documentary! Proceeds benefit MoRUS.
Who Bombed Judi Bari? chronicles a great, unsolved mystery: who, on May 24, 1990, tried to assassinate one of the most prominent environmental organizers of her day, Judi Bari. Bari, an environmentalist and member of Earth First!, and her eco-cohort Darryl Cherney were car-bombed in Oakland in 1990 while in the middle of a speaking and concert tour promoting Redwood Summer, a campaign against corporate liquidation logging. Despite receiving dozens of death threats, Bari and Cherney were arrested by the FBI and Oakland Police for the incident. The pair went on to sue the authorities for civil rights violations, winning four million dollars, though not before Bari died of cancer seven years after surviving the crippling bombing. Continue reading

Legal Clinic Schedule

Saturday, November 17 10AM-4PM Yana, 113 St & Rockaway Beach Blvd. Rockaway, NY 10-4PM Veggie Island 95-19 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway, NY 10-3PM PS 197 825 Hicksville Rod at B9th Street Sunday, November 18 10AM-3PM Yana, 113 St & Rockaway Beach Blvd. Rockaway, NY 10AM-3PM Veggie Island 95-19 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway, NY 12-4pm 596 Acres & Unlocal 336 Beach … Continue reading