I’ve been live-blogging OWS here daily since October 1. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. All times ET. My new e-book on Occupy is titled "40 Days That Shook the World.".
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11:45 Livestream from OccupyBroadway — now about 6 hours into 24-hour events. It will surely come and go below:
10:55 Scott Olsen on Olbermann tonight, still struggling with speech but what he says very moving.
10:30 Latest on group that took over that former bank space (still owned by Wells Fargo) in Santa Cruz and setting up community center: Electricity just shut off. They back OWS but OWS did not vote for this action. They’ve now held for three days but tonight issue this call: "Barricades are not enough to protect this space, and we’d like to take them down as soon as possible. We need your visions and statements of support and solidarity at this time!"
10:25 Camp in New Orleans facing eviction, legal moves to prevent, may not happen tonight.
10:22 Finest song tribute to OWS that has emerged, and brand new–it’s the great writer/guitarist Ry Cooder and "The Wall Street of Town." Giving it added impact: Just yesterday Ry got a Grammy nod for his latest album, which was inspired by Wall St debacles and featured great song, "No Banker Left Behind." New video below has everything from Joan Baez to the "bat signal." Great song even if not boosting OWS. If guitar sounds a bit like the Stones — well, Ry, of course, famously played with them, and so many others, and the man behind "Buena Vista Social Club." And surely only person to partner with both Capt. Beefheart and Howard Zinn!
10:20 The fabled PunkBoyinSF now livestreaming Cornel West / Carl Dix in Berkeley, starting soon.
7:40 Photo of OccupyBroadway near TimesSq right now….
7:20 SF raid tonight? One would think city afraid of large weekend night turnout there…. Video of Harry Belafonte on OWS and non-violence: Well, you might have to accept chance of death.