The kitchen, where the occupiers produce meals. In a bemused,
snobbish piece, the NY Times reported that "Sympathizers from other
states have been calling local shops and pizza parlors and, using their
credit cards, ordering food to be delivered to the park." Later on,
coverage from the paper became more respectful.
And no *Sigh*, not everyone has gotten the memo to cover the OWS more
respectfully. Newswoman Erin Burnett absolutely drips
with contempt for the one person she interviewed for her piece on
the occupation. The blogger Digby also notes that OWS is pretty much the
exact, opposite, mirror-image of the Tea Party. The two group are
dedicated to goals that are very close to being on precisely the
opposite sides of the fence.
Very highly organized, but clearly an organic, locally-organized
I liked the way the occupiers dealt with not being able to use
loudspeakers or bullhorns. The economist Joseph Stiglitz came
to visit and to speak "In a brief speech amplified by an 'echo
chamber' of protesters (who shouted Stiglitz’s own words as a group
because they’re banned from using megaphones),..." Stiglitz was taken
aback by this, but rapidly adjusted his speaking style to fit his
circumstances. BTW, a truly
respectful newsperson would have made sure to have interviewed someone
like Stiglitz, who the occupiers clearly agreed with, as opposed to
just some random Joe or Tom. Just sayin'.
A chorus of children were speaking as a group earlier. Here, one of the
speakers munches on an ice cream cone. Her sign says: "We believe in
One of many impromptu concerts that took place while I was there. Video of another performance.
Pleasant sing-along with the busy normal city in the background.
I was just about to leave when this march began. About 100 or so people
took off at noon.
They proceeded in a group along the sidewalk. Oh, andthe people of
Philadelphia are planning their
And of course, the marchers are escorted by plenty of New York's