—Go here for the Weekend Edition of this blog, now posted.
11:10 Michael Moore in Oakland, says he got note explaining mayor wants to meet with him. He replies: "I will not meet with the Oakland mayor. I am not
#OccupyOakland. She should come and face the General Assembly. We’re a peaceful ppl." He also reported that the crowd so big there the human mic could not handle it so a hip-hop artist went and got an amp. You remember amps.
10:50 Big night for OWS in NYC and probably beyond — GA there passes controversial "Spokes" proposal to aid governance and speed decisions (see item down the page).
9:40 OccupyOakland apparently has a strike coordinating committee that can vote on things apart from the GA. They just voted to march to the famous port on Nov. 2 and attempt to "shut it down" on General Strike day. A major challenge. The longshoreman have indicated they will not, or cannot, support striking that day.
8:50 NYT reports on new survey of OWSers at Zuccotti and finds what it considers surprises. "Sixty percent of those surveyed said they voted for Barack Obama in 2008, and about three-quarters now disapprove of Mr. Obama’s performance as president. A quarter said they were Democrats, but 39 percent said they did not identify with any political party. Eleven percent identified as Socialists, another 11 percent said they were members of the Green Party, 2 percent were Republicans and 12 percent say they identified as something else."
8:45 @DiceyTroop tweeting key NY meeting tonight on "spokes council" proposal.
7:00 Due to new movie, I should make clear that Shakespeare also did not write today’s edition of this blog.
6:30 To mark marches against bankers today, and those to come, here’s U2 doing Woody Guthrie’s immortal "Jesus Christ." Indeed, "if he preached the way he did in Galilee / they’d lay Jesus Christ in his grave."
6:20 From "hero" Sgt. Shamar Thomas: "Sorry I’m not proficient with Twitter. I will get more in tune soon. I love you, thanks for the support. Support your local occupation."