Making noise and creative artful activism is great!
Informing a few hundred people a day about social issues is great!
A few HUNDRED-THOUSAND people MUCH better!
Changing the conversation is great!
But making REAL concrete positive change for local NYC residents MUCH
What has been done by your group to that end? Any concrete achievements?
ie Legislative changes by NYC Council. Increase of participants in
weekly meetings and NON VIOLENT DIRECT ACTION events?
Possible ways to do this asap
1) **** Guerrilla Outreach / Artful Activism ie Create robust thriving NYC Activism Light Brigade
to spread good ideas and initiatives and critical info
with LED and Laser LIGHT possibly? We would like to build/acquire and
use at least a few times a week (during tolerably-weathered evenings)
promote IMPORTANT NYC resident-empoweing info & be a source of inspiration for
New Yorkers info and potentially widely popular local state and
national initiatives *****
1a) acquire / make ASAP a scrolling-text LASER projector
that can PROJECT useful TEXT AND INFO pertaining to important NYC
resources onto vertical surfaces
1b) portable-powered Scrolling LED sign
http://soo.gd/occupykitchenscrollingled like on hot-dog / kebab stands
and in stores displays!
—– as well as—–
1c) Analog ie PEOPLE-powered / AA-(rechargable!)-battery-powered
bright white Christmas-light letters to engage in
Brigade can be used to help stop the Military Industrial CONGRESSIONAL complex!!!!
ie Disaster Capitalism ie. WallStWarSt paradigm! Stop
Possibly promote these orgs ; https://www.veteransforpeace.org/
2) Promote calendars #nycactivismcalendar & #justiceduckling
a huge way
solicit help from NYC techie community (see list below) to create
robust online NYC activism calendar
(and a telephone daily recorded telephone hotline for non-Internet
savvy New Yorkers!).
Online version can include event mapping based on zip code,
keywords, preferences. Daily Email & sms alerts mailing list? Google
solutions? MUST BE EASY TO INPUT EVENT INFO!
3) #MustSeeDocs FREE ONLINE VIDEO DOCUMENTARIES, real human stories,
eye-opening, usually saddening shocking and outraging! But also
inspiring! And hopefully moving people into ACTION!
4) http://is.gd/mustseedocs < —— viewable / printable documents online
educational flyers, and list of possible NYC law changes that could
benefit all of us! hosted on sites like SCRIBD! Looking to grow this
asap. Have TONS of FLYERS from past 7 years of activism that I’d like
to DIGITIZE and UPLOAD to internet!
****** 5) #NYCPeoplesPlatform if say 3/4 of New Yorkers could agree on
progressive initiatives what would that look like ? ********
Once we form this living document
6) Occupy NYC Hall! 2) Occupy NYC Council! and Occupy NYC Community Boards!
What do you think of #NYCPeoplesPlatform #ChangeTheLaws campaign for NYC get massive
input from general pubic to rate and evaluate determine best ideas for
an “if I were NYC Mayor” campaign? Maybe install MORE LinkNYC (restore
filtered Internet browsing on these kiosks!) and other tech tools to
build this channel for best ideas to flow to as many connected and
offline New Yorkers as possible?
Community POLL in different languages that can be distributed TO AS
MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE as QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE ASAP pertaining to
Ways to share and quickly assess and rate/vote on best
ideas/initiatives for IMMEDIATE progressive NYC policy change Maybe
reach out to LinkNYC ( City of New York, CityBridge, Intersection
Qualcomm, CIVIQ Smartscapes ), the people that make those MTA
touchscreens ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Control_Group )! Turn
them into possible multilingual public opinion/
best-civic-ideas/survey-stations and possibly help build a widely
popular #NYCPeoplesPlatform? That we can then lobby City Council?
Keep the code OPEN
Ways to share and quickly assess and rate/vote on WHAT constitutes a
BASIC HUMAN NECESSITY/NEED that they would like NYC legislature and
executive to SUBSIDIZE and FUND by DIVERTING money being used towards
WAR AND VIOLENCE WALL ST BANKS, PETROCHEMICAL, AND MASS-SURVEILLANCE
and ‘POLICING’ to be used for HUMAN NEEDS!
Right to publicly assemble
Right to have free speech in public and not get pounced on
Right to stay in park after midnight
Right to decide where our tax money gets spent
Right to impeach / repalce corrupt “leaders”
hot & cold running
useful meetups etc. etc.
******* 7) Good Groups NYC / Good Pages NYC —- gather list of all like-minded
activism & community groups in NYC. Publish quarterly? Promote in a
huge way. Use this list as a starting point to
***** We should probably find a way
ASAP for New Yorkers share a list of THE BEST small and large groups
in NYC who are 1) fighting for HUMAN RIGHTS 2) successfully serving
the needs of NYC residents and 2) hopefully EMPOWERING The residents
of NYC! What constitutes a HUMAN NEEDS ie if NYC could operate as a
Human Rights ZONE!!!! *****
8) Annual #VacantSpaceCount ANNUAL census by City
of NY or crowdsource if we have to. Get an idea of which spaces lots
and buildings have been long vacant and can be utilized by able-bodied
able-minded homeless and for the public good.
****** 9) Build a robust online NYC
resident activist artist barter network
existing groups to reach out to:
—– check out homepage of this one!!!
Goal BASIC NEEDS MET FOR ALL! build a sharing network / barter etc.
for people with a little extra they can spare in these troubled times
with someone that provide SUPPORT and MOVEMENT BUILDING from it. NOT
enablement and dependence though
Ones that I know of in NYC
Really Really Free Market (Freegan
Free Store / In Our Hearts, Free University, @OpSafeWinterNYC, The
Church of Good Deeds
Maybe we should all get together along with NYC Civic Hall techs and see
if we can build something asap?
10) Cooperative NYC translator service. Come together with silent rave
party headphones ( http://is.gd/translatorheadphones )
use these translators and headphones for
***** 11) Monthly #DefragTheMovement monthly organizing meetings to unite human rights groups in NYC and provide live
interpreter/translation services for anyone that speaks any of major
NYC languages *****
12) Possibly initiate War Tax Boycott for April 17. See https://nwtrcc.org/ National
War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee How many people on this list
know that Pentagon has declared $9 TRILLION (with a T!) missing!!???
Not event mentioning the Trillions spent that HAVE been accounted for.
allocate that money for long-overdue local public works
13) Free / low-cost Holistic Healthcare 4 ALL (including Dental care) for all who want it http://thirdroot.org
14) Free Public Transit 4 All self explanatory create a PEOPLES MTA https://www.facebook.com/pplsmta/
15) Maybe petition City of NYC or use #ParticipatoryBudgeting channels
to push for the issuance of hometown money ie.. http://is.gd/hometowmmoney ie community currency ie…
vouchers and monetary awards for people who are humanitarians / good
samaritans / activists, community leaders working for the public good
and desperately in need of basic living costs met! ie free metrocard
that do homeless outreach, activism, etc.
***** 16) NYC Truth Commission
which we’d like to
a) honor courageous whistleblowers, journalists and documentarians
alive and deceased
AS WELL AS
b) form OUR OWN investigatory committees to help raise awareness about
and hopefully SOLVE many outstanding unsolved NYC terror crimes and
political assassinations. Goal is to hopefully expose real
perpetrators of crime and hopefully
prevent future crime from happening and prevent further reckless
endangerment and senseless killing of innocent / benevolent / peaceloving people
calling forward eyewitnesses and
Public inquiry into #MissingTrillions from Pentagon currently
documented over 9trillion (with a T)! can tie this into
PUBLIC INQUIRY into CRIME OF 9/11/01
17) Election Reform Act of 2017 involves ways we can
restore integrity and inclusiveness in local state and federal
elections for instance have elections on a holiday. Paper
ballet/instant run off etc. Eliminate electoral college etc.
Constitutional amendment perhaps? https://is.gd/unrigthedeepstate
17a) Election reform for NYC City Council and NYC Community Board etc
CROWDSOURCING & funding campaign for a PAPER BALLOT OLD-SCHOOL
COMMUNITY NEIGHBORHOOD ELECTIONS for new community representatives
BASED ON COMMUNITY MERIT not MONEY!
18) #DefundDAPL https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/defunddapl
and other toxic dangerous extreme ways to get
electricity heat transportation etc.
19) ******* Form list of what constitutes as a CREDIBLE JOURNALISM
SOURCES ie a list or flyer of ALTERNATIVE NEWS NETWORKS for
#ThePublicGood to counter Fake News! ******
20) Start our own newspaper / publishing company!
21) Find a physical space in NYC to create a video editing /
journalism hub to counter fake news!
22) ******* Provide a USB flash drive of STUFF WE NEVER LEARNED IN
SCHOOL BUT SHOULD HAVE ******
ie survival skills, true history of USA — of political prisoners, and environmental destruction, free energy, natural healing modalities, home remedies, nature of corporations & expose crimes against humanity, like facebook, monsanto, g4s etc etc etc, nature of government, plight of indigenous nations, Black Wall St. ,
Palestinians, Tibetans, Cointel Pro 101 etc etc etc see
http://soo.gd/mustseedocs for ideas!
23) Demand that NYC City Council and Mayor acknowledge Indigenous peoples
request to #RemoveColumbusStatue and #RenameColumbusDay to
24) #OccupyTheFarm http://occupythefarmfilm.com/ build a work-exchange / rideshare network for local state
farmers so that relations and networks can be established with local farmers!
25) **** NYC Shower Bus!!! a converted mobile bus where people can take showers
and or/ 19a) PUBLIC FUND so broke NYC residents can take showers and
do laundry *******
25) MACC metro anarchists coordinating council — send community representative
to monthly MACC meeting to build coalitions! http://defendj20resistance.org/
26)****** #WaterAsFuel quantum jump can make motor vehicles run in water and
power communities with breakthrough energy technology! Develop prototype
with hacker and young engineering students and developers! Look up
27) ******* #MikePenceOUTCynthiaMcKinneyIN **********
Possibly draft and initiate a petition asap for this and
#BestIdeas4Trump campaign. If mass
public support, at very least it will raise mass public awareness
about people like Dr. Cynthia McKinney (Green Party candidate for
President of USA in 2008!) (would be nice to have this ready for NYC
28) #FreeALLpoliticalPrisoners NOW! shine light on this elephant-in
the-room! And release aged PPs and POWs NOW!
29) #FreeALLNonViolentOffenders pardons NOW!
30) Tied into #GanjaNYC #IbogaineNYC etc free the plants! End the bogus
failed drug war. Treat addiction as an illness NOT a crime. It is
widely known that CIA and USA Inc. have been controlling heroin from
Afghanistan etc.! They WANT people addicted. It’s is their cash crop
for black budget projects! https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/ganjanyc
31) ****** #StopMonsanto – Mandatory labeling of GMO and possible BAN of
known toxic Monsanto products in NYC! NOW ********
32) ***** Close down vacate any company doing business in NYC or with NYC
that is known to be shady and human rights abusers! #StopG4S etc etc
32a) Possibly ******* rewrite NYC charter ****** to ban these types of
operating in NYC ********
33) #BanForcedVaccination look it up! Vaccines are bogus as well! http://is.gd/awakenyc
34) #StopThePoliceState #StopPoliceTerror ie WE THE NYC residents
decide how POLICE
OFFICERS and resources are utilized here in NYC. Not millionaire /
35) #BanHorseCarriages a no brainer to humane people everywhere!
36) ***** Rethink and hopefully #ReclaimPublicSpace #TakeBackTheLand
#TakeBackTheStreets #RestoreCommonLaw and allow people to pitch tents
in parks and outdoors (as long as they do it responsibly)! See hashtag:
Possibly make a City Council resolution declaring FREE SPEECH,
reasserting constitutional rights
Prevent UNINVITED crazy obscene wasteful oppressive NYPD from
partaking in marches! ******
38) Build a strong #EvictionProtectionNetwork like Boston’s
make City Council pass a MORATORIUM on bank
foreclosures and evictions from places of residence!
39) Use this as a robust network to STOP BIG DEVELOPERS like REBNY from
controlling NYC politicians! https://www.facebook.com/Stop-REBNY-Bullies-298163840621942/
40) ******** #RealPoliticalCourageTest for any potential future government
41) PEARS search engine ( http://is.gd/pearssearchengine ) or
something similar. GOGGLE is buying up every evil technology in sight
(search: Boston Dynamics killer robots!) . FUNCTIONS like NSA. And
cooperates fully with US Government ON DEMAND.
Find alternative SEARCH ENGINE(S) that promotes local community,
privacy, anonymonity, ASAP
42) Ham-radios, INTRANET infrastructure built that can be RUN and
SUPPORTED by local NYC residents / ie stakeholders. Make it freely
accessible! Teach skills in HIGH SCHOOLS!!!!!!
43) ****** Reform education system in NYC and promote ALTERNATIVE
modalities for education!! See work of
44) Identify cheap easy tech solutions for NYC Actvisits and creative
people.. ie. Kits to enable your cell-phone screen project a small 3D
HOLOGRAM ( https://is.gd/cellphone3dhologramprojector ) etc. Teach
these things in NYC PUBLIC SCHOOL
45) Alternative currency ie bitcoin, blockchain and/or non-counterfeitable ANALOG printed money
46) ****** PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN / sliding scale FOOD
Solar powered / wind or veggie oil even at this point (
or possibly H2O- powered
electromagnetic engine powered
do not power with gasoline
47) Stimulate, motivate, incentivize MORE ideas that would advance NYC
so that we can all live with more peace, dignity and humanity! Find a
way to a way to channel best ideas through civic tech, COMPETITIONS
with PRIZES and social rewards!!
48) ***** Connect with the best NYC subway performers for an annual /
biannual old-school JAM!!!!! Possibly fundraiser??? ***
49) ***** Connect with techies! Civic Hall NYC 118 w 22nd st 12th fl and also
SFO-based Reboot Democracy civic tech tools (ie #ResistTools) ****
50) ****** Connect with landlords that are willing to host MONTHLY /
weekly pop-ups like this:
NYC Techie Groups:
Anarcho Tech Collective
Metropolitan Anarchist Coordinating Committee
Civic Hall NYC (Nicrosoft owned?? WTF?)
Progressive Hacknight ( http://www.progressivehacknight.org/ ),
Xcubicle ( https://www.xcubicle.com/
Impact Hub NYC ( https://nyc.impacthub.net/ )
BetaNYC ( https://www.facebook.com/BetaNYC/ )
HackNY ( http://hackny.org/hackathon/ )
Hacking Manhattan ( https://hackmanhattan.com/ )
Disrupt NY Hackathon
MIT civic data design lab ( http://civicdatadesignlab.mit.edu/ ),
NYC Resistor ( https://www.nycresistor.com/ )
NYC Meetups Data forDemocracy Meetup
OWS (Occupy Wall Street) Tech Ops http://devinbalkind.com/tag/occupy/
You can reach me, Matt Bralow, on NYCActivism.org Facebook page email
like/share/repost/comment anything on this page or at OWSKitchen.org !
Thanks for reading and entertaining these ideas!
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New Yorkers to take part including TEENS and PRE-TEENS. Like a Best Ideas,
“If I were President” “if I were Governor” “If I were Mayor” type of
things. Ways to TRULY make NYC NYS and America great.. .the BEST
ideas/initiatives from these groups. Form a TRULY progressive NYC
Council, #ProgressiveCabinet etc. Get people to run for office on
these principles… the #NYCPEOPLESPLATFORM. #BRANDNEWCONGRESS
#OccupyNYCCouncil Make it a living document where people can VOTE/RATE
best ideas. #BetaNYC
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