21 Oct '11, 8pm

Is there room for the environment at the Occupation?

Is there room for the environment at the Occupation?

Photo: thisisbossi It's 8:30 Thursday morning in McPherson Square, just a few streets up from the north lawn of the White House, and somehow I've been duped into carrying a foldable cot over to a yellow medical tent. Such are the risks of reporting on a movement that depends heavily on people power. "Do you know anything about the solar panels?" I ask a group of about 15 Occupy D.C. protestors who are holding the day's first "general assembly" outside the tent. "I don't know anything about solar panels," replies a woman with muddy pants and a head bandanna. "But if you could help us carry some boxes, I can get someone who might know." We maneuver deeper into the encampment, past a makeshift mess hall, guys with long, gray beards in sleeping bags on the concrete walkways, and rows of multi-colored Coleman tents. Signs shouting "Occupy D.C.!" and "People are a good investmen...

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