13 Oct '11, 8pm

Occupy Wall Street: Good for the Environment?

Occupy Wall Street: Good for the Environment?

But don’t let that fool you -- this arguably is the most technologically sophisticated protest in history. Twitter-born , optics-aware, and social-media savvy , the Occupy Wall Street activists have managed to capture the nation’s attention and spawn copycat protests around the world. And so it was both fitting and charmingly absurd on Saturday afternoon when author and climate activist Bill McKibben -- staging a "teach-in" on climate change at Washington Square Park before the Occupy Wall Street general assembly -- had to resort to the most analog form of amplification imaginable: the "human megaphone," whereby members of the crowd repeat after him, like members of a gospel choir, to transmit each phrase of his speech to those out of earshot. (Police had prohibited the use of megaphones.)

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