Saturday, December 15Rebuild the City: Restore Power to the PeopleCity Wide Convergence 5pm @ Mayor Bloomberg’s home17 East 79th btwn 5th Ave & Madison AveActions in affected communitiesStaten Island1128 Olympia BoulevardAcross St. Margaret Mary's ChurchRockaways12pm rallyParking Lot on Mott AveMott Ave & 21st StreetConey Island10am-12pm community meeting2811 Mermaid Avenue 2nd floorPost Sandy Call To ActionWhere is the City? Public Money should Serve Public Interests.Two months after Superstorm Sandy the disaster is not over and relief needs are still great.Homes are uninhabitable with black mold taking hold, heat and sanitation are still absent in manyplaces. Yet the government response has been glaringly absent. As with Katrina and other recentdisaster-and-recovery events city, state and federal agencies have handed off reconstructionresources and responsibility to corporations and markets.That hand-off has pushed affected people further out of their communities, further into crisis andvulnerability, and further from the decision-making tables that allocate public resources. Wheregovernment has failed, Occupy and other groups stepped in.But we now understand that climate change has turned a corner: we will be hard hit again byextreme weather events. And so we ask whose interests our government serves? Is it polluters,predatory lenders, and disaster profiteers? Or can we build a stronger, better, resilient New Yorkwhere all of us, regardless of race, class or power, can weather future storms?
Monday, December 10, 2012
Posted by Suzannah B. Troy at 7:13 PM