OWS Regenerated

by
Abby Zimet

Occupy Wall Street got its generators back after their lawyers aptly noted there was no legal reason to have them taken in the first place. Protesters had been using bicycle-powered generators, part of a greening effort that included collecting compost for community gardens. They're also gearing up for winter, with 100 boxes of donated goods arriving daily at their comfort station, a newly donated, heated, wired office space, and a “shipping, inventory, and storage” group that plans to share surplus items with New York's 15 million unemployed. Necessity is the mother.

“We have been given a great deal of wealth. Let’s show Wall Street how we handle our stock.” - OWS member

We know things are bad. We know it's worth the fight.

You are part of a strong and vibrant community of thinkers and doers who believe another world is possible. Alone we are weak. Together we can make a difference. At Common Dreams, we don't look away from the world—we are not afraid—our mission is to document those doing wrong and galvanize those doing good. But we can't do it alone. It doesn't work that way. We need you. We have now launched our annual Summer Campaign. Can you pitch in today?

Share This Article

More in: