On Tuesday past, the Watchdog visited the Occupy Wall Street encampment at Freedom Park in Washington, D. C. A photo album with captions follows.
OWS DC’s pride and joy: The kitchen and the quality of food produced under sanitary conditions.
Preparation for feeding community lunch, one of three meals a day.
Food storage. We’ll identify the guide later. Take a guess.
First aid tent. Gentleman had lost his long term job and had become homeless before joining OWS DC.
Disputes are resolved here.
Folded large army surplus tents for large gatherings. In the background, the first aid tent.
Nora Callahan, Executive Director of The November Coalition (www.november.org) , a prisoners rights group, who came from Idaho a month ago and is seen sitting in the media center.
The “Washington OCCUPIED Post” newspaper is OWS DC’s own weekly publication. The Information Tent is in the background.
This tent serves as a conference room.
The marble ground cover is a big asset for the tent city as opposed to a dirt surface. We pointed out how readily city water lines from the nearby fountain and sanitary sewer lines at curb side in the adjoining street could be accessed if so desired by the officials.
Kevin B. Zeese, an “organizer”. OWS has no “leaders”
The rules. All decisions are made by consensus. There have been few incidents of “blocking”, a situation one person exercises a veto. But meetings can go on and on and on before unanimous agreement.