Here’s another day of new blog on #OccupyWallStreet as it catches fire around the country. Items added at top, as I take a break from my anti–death penalty writing and new book on that subject. For yesterday’s blog, click on my name at top. All times ET. E-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
11:20 Krugman in Friday column goes all Buffalo Springfield on us, with "something happening here / what it is ain’t exactly clear," but still, he loves "the rise of a popular movement that, unlike the Tea Party, is angry at the right people." Elsewhere at NYT: How Occupy offers hope for, and threat to, Obama.
11:15 Glad to hear there was a big singalong with patron saint Woody Guthrie at Librerty Park encampment, NYC. Here’s one of my favorites from Woody that fits the moment, "Do-Re-Mi." With the accent on the "dough."
9:30 Tom Watson pulls together Steve Jobs death, Facebook, the 1984 Apple ad, and Occupy movement, and cool title, "Here We Are Now, Entertain Us." Also some good links at end.
8:00 The Nation, of course, has full remarks by Naomi Klein at Zuccotti Park tonight. She called the movement "the most important thing" going.
7:40 More major news from tonight’s General Assembly in NYC, according to reports: They have requested a sound permit from the owners of park! While continuing to meet with community boards in "good neighbor" program.
7:20 Naomi Klein at Occupy site in NY tonite apparently said it isn’t the "answer" to the Tea Party.– but to the Democratic party. Also: asked what to tell people to spread the movement she reportedly said, "Tell him how much fun it is!"
7:10 OccupyLA tweets after busy day: "Back at camp, tents still everywhere, people protesting, food being served, & someone bought our teams Quizno’s! Thank you"
5:40 Really big turnout in Portland today, here is photo proof.
5:35 Live-stream for tnis evening from Liberty Park, with Naomi Klein (as we mentioned) due at 6 pm.
5:00 Occupy and union march in LA here, including arrests when some entered Bank of America branch.
4:40 I mentioned earlier that DC protesters would try to form a 99% for an aerial shot and the result is here at left.
4:30 Columbus Day rally for Occupy in NYC next Monday at noon with parents being asked to bring out-of-school kids for real education in America.