OWS Regenerated

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

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