Live-blogging OWS daily since October 1. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. All times ET. See my e-book on Occupy "40 Days That Shook the World." My OWS-relevant "Journeys With Beethoven" just published in print and as e-book, my other books here…
12:40 Democracy Now! with first interview with Cecily McMillan , the young woman who suffered a seizure during the police raid on Zuccotti Park last Saturday, and also was beaten. A Democracy Now! staffer writes to me: "McMillan has a black eye and her body is covered in bruises, at least one in the shape of a handprint. She says she was not allowed to contact an attorney while she was taken to the hospital and transferred to a jail cell along with some of the 72 other detained protesters. Facing charges of police assault and obstructing governmental administration, she was released Monday after a judge denied a request that her bail be set at
11:10 President Obama spoke out on the Florida killing today, saying, "If I had a son he’d look like Trayvon….and when I think about this boy, I think about my own kids, and I think every parent in America should be able to understand why it is absolutely imperative that we investigate every aspect of this and that everybody pulls together, federal, state and local, to figure out how this tragedy happened."
10:55 Lawerence Lessig at The Atlantic: "An Open Letter to the Citizens Against Citizens United." Overturning it not enough to tackle problem of big money’s hold on politics…. From MoveOn: The Insanity of U.S. Military Spending in One Chart.
9:55 Video and story: Occupyers in NYC "fish for cops" with donuts. The hole truth.
8:35 Read file on NYPD spying on protesters…in 2008…. Andy Borowitz tweets: "If someone shoots innocent civilians in Afghanistan, he’s arrested a lot faster than he would be in Florida."
8:25 SF Chronicle on OccupyOakland setting up new camp site a mile from City Hall. Raid expected.