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theglobalmovement In the days after Superstorm #Sandy , relief organizations were overwhelmed by the chaos and enormous need. One group quickly emerged as a bright spot. While victims in New York's hardest hit neighborhoods were stuck in the cold and dark, volunteers from the spontaneously formed #OccupySandy became a widely praised lifeline.

#Occupy Sandy was "one of the leading humanitarian groups providing relief to survivors across #NYC and #NJ," as a government-commissioned study put it.

Yet the Red Cross, which was bungling its own aid efforts after the storm, made a decision that further hampered relief: Senior officials told staffers not to work with Occupy Sandy.

Red Cross officials had no concerns about Occupy Sandy's effectiveness. Rather, they were worried about the group's connections to the Occupy Wall Street protest movement.

Three Red Cross responders told ProPublica there was a ban. "We were told not to interact with Occupy," says one. While the Red Cross often didn't know where to send food, Occupy Sandy "had what we didn't: minute-by-minute information," another volunteer says.

The government-sponsored study that praised Occupy Sandy – written in 2013 for the Department of Homeland Security – also cites a prohibition: A Red Cross chief of volunteer coordination recalled that "he was told not to work with Occupy Sandy because of the affiliation with [Occupy Wall Street]," the study says.
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seanone23 This #throwback to the aftermath of #sandy, makes me thankful that everyone I am close to, who were effected, only had superficial damages. It was really nice to see people stepping up to help one another, and #occupysandy took control of the relief efforts, before FEMA or the Red Cross even got there... #magicpict #made_in_ny #newyorkcity #nycprimeshot #rsa_light_members #rsa_streetview #bestestaward #bigappledny #newyork #usaprimesplash #newyork_instagram #usaprimeshot #ig_nycity #ig_americas #instamagazine_ #featuremenyc #followme #streetdreamsmag #alalamiya #gotitnyc #bigapple #way2ill #royalsnappingartists #queens #citytripme #occupy #superstorm 4w

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billtimesup Original Time's Up #energybike later modified and reproduced for Occupy Wall Street then used for Sandy recovery human power still have over a half dozen energy bikes 6 more out on loan
#Occupysandy #pedalpower
#Climatechange
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  •   jeskall Great post! That kids awesome 2mon

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cubadorian The second anniversary of Super Storm Sandy comes this week as people on the East Coast, in New York and New Jersey are still without aid or homes. The investigative journalism group Pro-Publica and NPR have exposed the Red Cross's Sandy and Issac storms in 2012, saw Red Cross collect 311 MILLION but diverted funds to pay high wages and contractor friends. Big famous Red Cross trucks with logos on them were put at photo ops and press conferences, but with nothing in them to disperse or bring aid. The Red Cross's own internal documents state "diverting assets for public relation purposes." People once expected the Red Cross to be a well organized established organization, and not for their money to be wasted, especially on PR exercises. "We didn't have the kind of sophistication needed for this size job" stated a Red Cross report. Meanwhile a wave of united people established #occupysandy in the Rockaways, NY and NJ came to aid thousands of citizens quickly and in full hearted action. Even the Red Cross came to them to be fed. The "corporate vision life" is the biggest lie. People don't need big fancy groups whom literally steal millions. While Wall Street had power restored the next day, people from more misfortune cities suffered through bitter winter without a dime coming to help. Churches were re-opened and used unlike ever before- to feed the people, with thousands of meals going out every day. Young people, old people.. good people came together to rebuild their cities and only strengthened their hearts.
#nyc #nj #sandy #hurricane #weather #occupy #occupysandy #wegotthis #redcross #truth
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Rp from @theglobalmovement "The second anniversary of Super Storm Sandy comes this week as people on the East Coast, in New York and New Jersey are still without aid or homes. The investigative journalism group Pro-Publica and NPR have exposed the Red Cross's Sandy and Issac storms in 2012, saw Red Cross collect 311 MILLION but diverted funds to pay high wages and contractor friends. Big famous Red Cross trucks with logos on them were put at photo ops and press conferences, but with nothing in them to disperse or bring aid. The Red Cross's own internal documents state "diverting assets for public relation purposes." People once expected the Red Cross to be a well organized established organization, and not for their money to be wasted, especially on PR exercises. "We didn't have the kind of sophistication needed for this size job" stated a Red Cross report. Meanwhile a wave of united people established #occupysandy in the Rockaways, NY and NJ came to aid thousands of citizens quickly and in full hearted action. Even the Red Cross came to them to be fed. The "corporate vision life" is the biggest lie. People don't need big fancy groups whom literally steal millions. While Wall Street had power restored the next day, people from more misfortune cities suffered through bitter winter without a dime coming to help. Churches were re-opened and used unlike ever before- to feed the people, with thousands of meals going out every day. Young people, old people.. good people came together to rebuild their cities and only strengthened their hearts."
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freemind_1 The second anniversary of Super Storm Sandy comes this week as people on the East Coast, in New York and New Jersey are still without aid or homes. The investigative journalism group Pro-Publica and NPR have exposed the Red Cross's Sandy and Issac storms in 2012, saw Red Cross collect 311 MILLION but diverted funds to pay high wages and contractor friends. Big famous Red Cross trucks with logos on them were put at photo ops and press conferences, but with nothing in them to disperse or bring aid. The Red Cross's own internal documents state "diverting assets for public relation purposes." People once expected the Red Cross to be a well organized established organization, and not for their money to be wasted, especially on PR exercises. "We didn't have the kind of sophistication needed for this size job" stated a Red Cross report. Meanwhile a wave of united people established #occupysandy in the Rockaways, NY and NJ came to aid thousands of citizens quickly and in full hearted action. Even the Red Cross came to them to be fed. The "corporate vision life" is the biggest lie. People don't need big fancy groups whom literally steal millions. While Wall Street had power restored the next day, people from more misfortune cities suffered through bitter winter without a dime coming to help. Churches were re-opened and used unlike ever before- to feed the people, with thousands of meals going out every day. Young people, old people.. good people came together to rebuild their cities and only strengthened their hearts.
#nyc #nj #sandy #hurricane #weather #occupy #occupysandy #wegotthis #redcross #truth
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Rp from @theglobalmovement The second anniversary of Super Storm Sandy comes this week as people on the East Coast, in New York and New Jersey are still without aid or homes. The investigative journalism group Pro-Publica and NPR have exposed the Red Cross's Sandy and Issac storms in 2012, saw Red Cross collect 311 MILLION but diverted funds to pay high wages and contractor friends. Big famous Red Cross trucks with logos on them were put at photo ops and press conferences, but with nothing in them to disperse or bring aid. The Red Cross's own internal documents state "diverting assets for public relation purposes." People once expected the Red Cross to be a well organized established organization, and not for their money to be wasted, especially on PR exercises. "We didn't have the kind of sophistication needed for this size job" stated a Red Cross report. Meanwhile a wave of united people established #occupysandy in the Rockaways, NY and NJ came to aid thousands of citizens quickly and in full hearted action. Even the Red Cross came to them to be fed. The "corporate vision life" is the biggest lie. People don't need big fancy groups whom literally steal millions. While Wall Street had power restored the next day, people from more misfortune cities suffered through bitter winter without a dime coming to help. Churches were re-opened and used unlike ever before- to feed the people, with thousands of meals going out every day. Young people, old people.. good people came together to rebuild their cities and only strengthened their hearts. #nyc #nj #sandy #hurricane #weather #occupy #occupysandy #wegotthis #redcross #truth
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conspiracypage Rp from @theglobalmovement The second anniversary of Super Storm Sandy comes this week as people on the East Coast, in New York and New Jersey are still without aid or homes. The investigative journalism group Pro-Publica and NPR have exposed the Red Cross's Sandy and Issac storms in 2012, saw Red Cross collect 311 MILLION but diverted funds to pay high wages and contractor friends. Big famous Red Cross trucks with logos on them were put at photo ops and press conferences, but with nothing in them to disperse or bring aid. The Red Cross's own internal documents state "diverting assets for public relation purposes." People once expected the Red Cross to be a well organized established organization, and not for their money to be wasted, especially on PR exercises. "We didn't have the kind of sophistication needed for this size job" stated a Red Cross report. Meanwhile a wave of united people established #occupysandy in the Rockaways, NY and NJ came to aid thousands of citizens quickly and in full hearted action. Even the Red Cross came to them to be fed. The "corporate vision life" is the biggest lie. People don't need big fancy groups whom literally steal millions. While Wall Street had power restored the next day, people from more misfortune cities suffered through bitter winter without a dime coming to help. Churches were re-opened and used unlike ever before- to feed the people, with thousands of meals going out every day. Young people, old people.. good people came together to rebuild their cities and only strengthened their hearts. #nyc #nj #sandy #hurricane #weather #occupy #occupysandy #wegotthis #redcross #truth 2mon
  •   prolifik_adiktshun @sadam1210 yeah, heard about this along time ago. There are several (supposed) organizations that no one should donate to. They pay their people a lot of money 2mon
  •   abigaiil._ Well guess fucking what? Red cross is a good thing. About 4 years ago my apartment building caught on fire and when they put out the fire my family and a few other families had no where to go for a few weeks, we had no cloths or furniture due to the fire, now we aren't poor we just don't have millions of dollars to go buy a new house or rent another apartment, well red cross came and paid for all of our families to stay in hotels for a month. That's what the red cross is all about, being that place to go when you don't have one. Maybe one branch did something bad but that shouldn't define the whole thing. 2mon
  •   klassiknupe_ omg 2mon
  •   chezdrew I live on the east coast. When sandy happened and still to this day, I have not seen one red cross anything 2mon
  •   alexandre_williams1 The Red Cross saves lives.. 1mon

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freedomfighting #Repost from @theglobalmovement with @repostapp --- The second anniversary of Super Storm Sandy comes this week as people on the East Coast, in New York and New Jersey are still without aid or homes. The investigative journalism group Pro-Publica and NPR have exposed the Red Cross's Sandy and Issac storms in 2012, saw Red Cross collect 311 MILLION but diverted funds to pay high wages and contractor friends. Big famous Red Cross trucks with logos on them were put at photo ops and press conferences, but with nothing in them to disperse or bring aid. The Red Cross's own internal documents state "diverting assets for public relation purposes." People once expected the Red Cross to be a well organized established organization, and not for their money to be wasted, especially on PR exercises. "We didn't have the kind of sophistication needed for this size job" stated a Red Cross report. Meanwhile a wave of united people established #occupysandy in the Rockaways, NY and NJ came to aid thousands of citizens quickly and in full hearted action. Even the Red Cross came to them to be fed. The "corporate vision life" is the biggest lie. People don't need big fancy groups whom literally steal millions. While Wall Street had power restored the next day, people from more misfortune cities suffered through bitter winter without a dime coming to help. Churches were re-opened and used unlike ever before- to feed the people, with thousands of meals going out every day. Young people, old people.. good people came together to rebuild their cities and only strengthened their hearts.
#nyc #nj #sandy #hurricane #weather #occupy #occupysandy #wegotthis #redcross #truth
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jaimetrago #Repost from @theglobalmovement with @repostapp

The second anniversary of Super Storm Sandy comes this week as people on the East Coast, in New York and New Jersey are still without aid or homes. The investigative journalism group Pro-Publica and NPR have exposed the Red Cross's Sandy and Issac storms in 2012, saw Red Cross collect 311 MILLION but diverted funds to pay high wages and contractor friends. Big famous Red Cross trucks with logos on them were put at photo ops and press conferences, but with nothing in them to disperse or bring aid. The Red Cross's own internal documents state "diverting assets for public relation purposes." People once expected the Red Cross to be a well organized established organization, and not for their money to be wasted, especially on PR exercises. "We didn't have the kind of sophistication needed for this size job" stated a Red Cross report. Meanwhile a wave of united people established #occupysandy in the Rockaways, NY and NJ came to aid thousands of citizens quickly and in full hearted action. Even the Red Cross came to them to be fed. The "corporate vision life" is the biggest lie. People don't need big fancy groups whom literally steal millions. While Wall Street had power restored the next day, people from more misfortune cities suffered through bitter winter without a dime coming to help. Churches were re-opened and used unlike ever before- to feed the people, with thousands of meals going out every day. Young people, old people.. good people came together to rebuild their cities and only strengthened their hearts.
#nyc #nj #sandy #hurricane #weather #occupy #occupysandy #wegotthis #redcross #truth
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o_mahalohawaii_o #Repost from @theglobalmovement with @repostapp --- The second anniversary of Super Storm Sandy comes this week as people on the East Coast, in New York and New Jersey are still without aid or homes. The investigative journalism group Pro-Publica and NPR have exposed the Red Cross's Sandy and Issac storms in 2012, saw Red Cross collect 311 MILLION but diverted funds to pay high wages and contractor friends. Big famous Red Cross trucks with logos on them were put at photo ops and press conferences, but with nothing in them to disperse or bring aid. The Red Cross's own internal documents state "diverting assets for public relation purposes." People once expected the Red Cross to be a well organized established organization, and not for their money to be wasted, especially on PR exercises. "We didn't have the kind of sophistication needed for this size job" stated a Red Cross report. Meanwhile a wave of united people established #occupysandy in the Rockaways, NY and NJ came to aid thousands of citizens quickly and in full hearted action. Even the Red Cross came to them to be fed. The "corporate vision life" is the biggest lie. People don't need big fancy groups whom literally steal millions. While Wall Street had power restored the next day, people from more misfortune cities suffered through bitter winter without a dime coming to help. Churches were re-opened and used unlike ever before- to feed the people, with thousands of meals going out every day. Young people, old people.. good people came together to rebuild their cities and only strengthened their hearts.
#nyc #nj #sandy #hurricane #weather #occupy #occupysandy #wegotthis #redcross #truth
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divinevalentina #Repost from @theglobalmovement with @repostapp

The second anniversary of Super Storm Sandy comes this week as people on the East Coast, in New York and New Jersey are still without aid or homes. The investigative journalism group Pro-Publica and NPR have exposed the Red Cross's Sandy and Issac storms in 2012, saw Red Cross collect 311 MILLION but diverted funds to pay high wages and contractor friends. Big famous Red Cross trucks with logos on them were put at photo ops and press conferences, but with nothing in them to disperse or bring aid. The Red Cross's own internal documents state "diverting assets for public relation purposes." People once expected the Red Cross to be a well organized established organization, and not for their money to be wasted, especially on PR exercises. "We didn't have the kind of sophistication needed for this size job" stated a Red Cross report. Meanwhile a wave of united people established #occupysandy in the Rockaways, NY and NJ came to aid thousands of citizens quickly and in full hearted action. Even the Red Cross came to them to be fed. The "corporate vision life" is the biggest lie. People don't need big fancy groups whom literally steal millions. While Wall Street had power restored the next day, people from more misfortune cities suffered through bitter winter without a dime coming to help. Churches were re-opened and used unlike ever before- to feed the people, with thousands of meals going out every day. Young people, old people.. good people came together to rebuild their cities and only strengthened their hearts.
#nyc #nj #sandy #hurricane #weather #occupy #occupysandy #wegotthis #redcross #truth
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om_human The second anniversary of Super Storm Sandy comes this week as people on the East Coast, in New York and New Jersey are still without aid or homes. The investigative journalism group Pro-Publica and NPR have exposed the Red Cross's Sandy and Issac storms in 2012, saw Red Cross collect 311 MILLION but diverted funds to pay high wages and contractor friends. Big famous Red Cross trucks with logos on them were put at photo ops and press conferences, but with nothing in them to disperse or bring aid. The Red Cross's own internal documents state "diverting assets for public relation purposes." People once expected the Red Cross to be a well organized established organization, and not for their money to be wasted, especially on PR exercises. "We didn't have the kind of sophistication needed for this size job" stated a Red Cross report. Meanwhile a wave of united people established #occupysandy in the Rockaways, NY and NJ came to aid thousands of citizens quickly and in full hearted action. Even the Red Cross came to them to be fed. The "corporate vision life" is the biggest lie. People don't need big fancy groups whom literally steal millions. While Wall Street had power restored the next day, people from more misfortune cities suffered through bitter winter without a dime coming to help. Churches were re-opened and used unlike ever before- to feed the people, with thousands of meals going out every day. Young people, old people.. good people came together to rebuild their cities and only strengthened their hearts.
#nyc #nj #sandy #hurricane #weather #occupy #occupysandy #wegotthis #redcross #truth
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om_human The second anniversary of Super Storm Sandy comes this week as people on the East Coast, in New York and New Jersey are still without aid or homes. The investigative journalism group Pro-Publica and NPR have exposed the Red Cross's Sandy and Issac storms in 2012, saw Red Cross collect 311 MILLION but diverted funds to pay high wages and contractor friends. Big famous Red Cross trucks with logos on them were put at photo ops and press conferences, but with nothing in them to disperse or bring aid. The Red Cross's own internal documents state "diverting assets for public relation purposes." People once expected the Red Cross to be a well organized established organization, and not for their money to be wasted, especially on PR exercises. "We didn't have the kind of sophistication needed for this size job" stated a Red Cross report. Meanwhile a wave of united people established #occupysandy in the Rockaways, NY and NJ came to aid thousands of citizens quickly and in full hearted action. Even the Red Cross came to them to be fed. The "corporate vision life" is the biggest lie. People don't need big fancy groups whom literally steal millions. While Wall Street had power restored the next day, people from more misfortune cities suffered through bitter winter without a dime coming to help. Churches were re-opened and used unlike ever before- to feed the people, with thousands of meals going out every day. Young people, old people.. good people came together to rebuild their cities and only strengthened their hearts.
#nyc #nj #sandy #hurricane #weather #occupy #occupysandy #wegotthis #redcross #truth
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theglobalmovement The second anniversary of Super Storm Sandy comes this week as people on the East Coast, in New York and New Jersey are still without aid or homes. The investigative journalism group Pro-Publica and NPR have exposed the Red Cross's Sandy and Issac storms in 2012, saw Red Cross collect 311 MILLION but diverted funds to pay high wages and contractor friends. Big famous Red Cross trucks with logos on them were put at photo ops and press conferences, but with nothing in them to disperse or bring aid. The Red Cross's own internal documents state "diverting assets for public relation purposes." People once expected the Red Cross to be a well organized established organization, and not for their money to be wasted, especially on PR exercises. "We didn't have the kind of sophistication needed for this size job" stated a Red Cross report. Meanwhile a wave of united people established #occupysandy in the Rockaways, NY and NJ came to aid thousands of citizens quickly and in full hearted action. Even the Red Cross came to them to be fed. The "corporate vision life" is the biggest lie. People don't need big fancy groups whom literally steal millions. While Wall Street had power restored the next day, people from more misfortune cities suffered through bitter winter without a dime coming to help. Churches were re-opened and used unlike ever before- to feed the people, with thousands of meals going out every day. Young people, old people.. good people came together to rebuild their cities and only strengthened their hearts.
#nyc #nj #sandy #hurricane #weather #occupy #occupysandy #wegotthis #redcross #truth
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theglobalmovement The second anniversary of Super Storm Sandy comes this week as people on the East Coast, in New York and New Jersey are still without aid or homes. The investigative journalism group Pro-Publica and NPR have exposed the Red Cross's Sandy and Issac storms in 2012, saw Red Cross collect 311 MILLION but diverted funds to pay high wages and contractor friends. Big famous Red Cross trucks with logos on them were put at photo ops and press conferences, but with nothing in them to disperse or bring aid. The Red Cross's own internal documents state "diverting assets for public relation purposes." People once expected the Red Cross to be a well organized established organization, and not for their money to be wasted, especially on PR exercises. "We didn't have the kind of sophistication needed for this size job" stated a Red Cross report. Meanwhile a wave of united people established #occupysandy in the Rockaways, NY and NJ came to aid thousands of citizens quickly and in full hearted action. Even the Red Cross came to them to be fed. The "corporate vision life" is the biggest lie. People don't need big fancy groups whom literally steal millions. While Wall Street had power restored the next day, people from more misfortune cities suffered through bitter winter without a dime coming to help. Churches were re-opened and used unlike ever before- to feed the people, with thousands of meals going out every day. Young people, old people.. good people came together to rebuild their cities and only strengthened their hearts.
#nyc #nj #sandy #hurricane #weather #occupy #occupysandy #wegotthis #redcross #truth
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mistergoodlife Two years ago we were hit by #SuperStormSandy which left many people without homes and some are still rebuilding. Our book #SANDY: Seen Through The iPhones of Acclaimed Photographers is now available for purchase with 100% of the royalties being donated to #OccupySandy to support rebuilding efforts. Get yours at www.HashTagSandy.com #HurricaneSandy #Support #35MM #FILM #TBT 2mon

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duffya76 On the 2Year anniversary, here's one of my outtakes to #Sandy that didn't make the book. Rockaway Beach, NY - November 2012. 100% of royalties STILL go to #OccupySandy so go to Daylightbooks.org/store/sandy for your support #iphonephotography Follow @wyattgallery for more 2mon

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