Here’s day four of new blog on #Occupy Wall Street as it spreads to many other cities. Items added at top, as I take a break from my anti–death penalty writing and new book on that subject. All times ET.
10:50 Surprise musical guest at NY site, rumored all day for 10 pm, turns out to be Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel. Here he does acoustic tune a few years back:
10:10 @Newyorkist tweets reminder from speaker at Liberty Park: "Eveyrthing u do here, everything you say," is being watched. "This is not bonaroo, this not a hippie commune."
9:35 Al Jazeera puts Occupy at top right of home page, with photo. And like other sites today (such as at Mother Jones and Daily Kos, as noted below), they have interactive map of activity.
7:35 Juan Cole compares protests in Egypt and USA, claims the one percenters in Egypt more responsive than one percenters here.
7:30 Jonathan Alter tweets: "I just visited
#occupywallst in NYC. After 13 days, still hopping. In 147 cities/colleges now. Could be Tea Party of left if not hijacked."
7:25 The Rude Pundit argues: "The Case for Using Predator Drone Strikes Against Wall St. Execs." (h/t Barbara Bedway)
5:50 NYT: Romney calls Occupy "dangerous" and "class warfare." Obama won’t comment.
5:15 Now Financial Times with full article. "As the protests have extended into a third week in New York and sparked similar demonstrations in Los Angeles, Boston, and Chicago, even Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke was asked about the growing movement during an appearance before Congress. ‘Like everyone else, I’m dissatisfied with what the economy’s doing right now,’ Mr Bernanke said, adding that protesters had cause to be unhappy over the economy and political issues."