Daily Archives: October 12, 2011
Forest posted a link to this photo of (part) of the Occupy Boston library. I can say I’m so jealous of the tent and the bookshelf. But the best part are the categories. Can’t wait to hear what my fellow Occubrarians think of the Mish Mosh section.
In the following letter, Brookfield asserts ownership over Liberty Plaza and blames the occupation for “lewdness, groping, drinking and drug use” in the park as well as “unsanitary conditions and offensive odors.” Of course, that’s a perfect description of much of New York City on any day. However as anyone who visits the park knows, and contrary to the claims made in this letter, Liberty Plaza has been a respite from those conditions since the occupation began.
In addition, the letter complains of “packages of all shapes and sizes” which are not being “screened by our security team or the police for suspicious or harmful materials.” Clearly Brookfield is quite concerned about the ideas in all of those boxes of books we’ve been getting.
Despite clearly having no idea what’s really going on in the park and no grasp of the actual conditions, this letter asks the NYC Police to clear the park for cleaning. Here is the letter in full, now part of the People’s Library digital archive.
We’ve posted previously about the Occupy San Francisco Library. Are there any other occupation libraries out there? Post in the comments, share your links with us, reach out and let’s connect, we would love to hear from you.
2600: The Hacker Quarterly dropped off some magazines and books the other day. Thank you to publishers like these folks who are stepping up to support us! Yesterday we also received some amazing books from WBAI, and wonderful boxes from donors across the country and authors bringing us copies of their books. Check out our Flickr group for photos of incoming book inscriptions and notes. Going forward I hope we can photograph and post as much of this as possible.