“The More You Know” – Occupy Jail Support
Here are some fun videos from Occupy advertising for more “jail support” for Occupiers.
What is jail support?
It involves going to precincts, waiting and tracking the arrestees through the system, and being there when they get out.
According to the organizers, jail support is about care and clean up, “two kinds of work traditionally labeled women’s work”. The organizers are upset that not enough people are coming out to do this “work” after direct actions. So they said they were going on strike on May 5, only providing limited support and made these videos to get more help.
“The More You Know”
Prostitutes can be warm:
Occupiers need hugs:
Bring something you crave to an occupier. Not sure I even want to go there.
It sucks to get arrested.
Congratulate them for standing up for what they believe in (oh, and don’t post the picture where she punched the cop!).
Finally, what every Occupier needs is for you to sing outside of their jail:
The videos were made using OWS (NYC) members. The last video, which was separate from the prior series, was made apparently while waiting outside of a police precinct for an arrestee.
The Occupier in the second and the last video, Mark Adams, needed some “jail support” of his own after being convicted in NYC in June of attempted criminal mischief and attempted criminal possession of burglar’s tools, and sentenced to 45 days in jail. Adams was seen on surveillance video using what appeared to be bolt cutters to cut open a fence to the Trinity Church lot at Duarte Square on December 17, 2011, helping many occupiers break in.