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…
5:00 Keith Olbermann, who gave early and often coverage to Occupy, finally forced out at Current. Eliot Spitzer in.
3:00 You remember the serious stabbings of two Occupyers in San Fran outside the Federal Reserve on separate days earlier this week? Now a man has been arrested for one of them–after he returned to the OWS camp there. "Twitter posts by various Occupy members indicate that a protester at the encampment made a citizen’s arrest of the suspect and then handed him over to police."
2:30 Judge upholds permit denial for big protest vs. NATO meeting in Chicago in may…OWS says special guests at Union Sq in NYC: Bill Ayers (yes, that Bill Ayers) and Bernardine Dohrn. Prelude to epic "rap battle" close to midnight with OWS vs. NYPD.
1:30 NYT just now: Wisconsin board rules recall election re: Gov. Walker must move forward as backers did coillect more than enough signatures. Almost twice as many sigs were gotten–more than 900,000, for June election. However, despite all of the ultra-activism in state in past year the outlook is by no means assured. For one thing: "The focus now turns to a more complicated matter: the actual election — and Democrats have yet to put their efforts behind one candidate."
12:05 Video of Robert Greenwald on his new doc, "Koch Brothers Exposed."
10:25 Police in Pasadena shoot and kill unarmed young black man–but blame and arrest 911 caller.
9:20 Public education advocates to occupy Dept of Ed in D.C. today….New edition of the Occupied Washington Post out today…
9:00 Given his usual gaffes in this area, wouldn’t be surprised to hear Romney say, ‘Mega millions? Who needs them?"… Greg Smith, the Goldman Sachs op-ed writer, gets $1.5 milion for his tell-all…Tamron Hall reveals she gets followed in department stores, other black journos open up about prejudice, profiling….