I’ve been live-blogging OWS here daily since October 1. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. All times ET. My new e-book, just out, is "40 Days That Shook the World: From Occupy Wall Street to Occupy Everywhere.".
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11:30 AP with story about a hot subject of day (see below)–mayors across USA chatting about how to deal with OWS in conference calls.
10:20 Today’s arrests, over 250 (so far) bring grand total for movement to (drum roll please) just over 4000, according to our friends at Occupy Arrests.
10:10 In honor of tonight’s big debate at Berkeley on setting up camp and facing arrests (see livestream below), here’s portion of the famous speech by Mario Savio on the same steps, 1964. Passionate calls for camping and accepting as one said "getting beaten into submission." Super Mario’s brothers and sisters. Update: They just voted to set up camp.
9:40 Love this idea in theory–speaker at GA in NY proposed getting around NY’s new ban on sleeping at Zuccotti by having park occupied in SHIFTS, so no need to sack out due to fresh people. Wild.
8:50 A remark by Oakland Mayor Quan in a BBC interview has gained wide play, and no there’s a bit more. She said that she’d been on a conference call a few days ago with 18 mayors with OWS problems, which sounds like some coordinating going on–the series of evictions have been going on the past few days. Now in a NYT article tonight Portland mayor Sam Adams mentions TWO such calls, and reveals they were organized by the U.S. Conference of Mayors–sharing tips but not (he says) discussing their own schedule for actions.
8:05 Van Jones on Ed Schultz show: 300 national events on Nov. 17 will be even bigger now. "You mark my words: They are going to regret having done this."
8:00 I reported this a few minutes ago, now brief video of amazing OccupyDC takeover of the hdqtrs of Brookfield Properties, which owns Zuccotti Park. They left peacefully after this.
7:40 OccupySeattle said to be under attack. Report of pepper spray used. No they are on the march….4 arrested at OccupyCharlotte.
7:30 Thousands gather at Berkeley for strike activities. . .. Giant crowd for GA in Zuccotti after return….
8:30 Folks, my e-book on Occupy — the first book on the movement — has just now gone live at Amazon. It’s titled, 40 Days That Shook the World: From Occupy Wall Street to Occupy Everywhere. The price is just $2.99 — and 50 cents of that goes directly to OWS with the aim of feeding or sheltering Occupyers. So it’s also a way to donate. And it can work with Kindle, phones, iPad, Macs and PCs and more. Also available at Amazon UK.