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 other books, including new ones on Bradley Manning and Beethoven, here….
10:30 Now Tim Pool also livestreaming drama in Lower Manhattan.
Streaming video by Ustrea8:50 Key night in New York–on day cops finally disrupted and arrested folks who had been sleeping on sidewalk protest for past week. Now lawyers are advising that indeed legal but police disagree and could be big showdown tonight. Here is one livestream:
7:30 Plan to "occupy" Bank of America shareholders meeting in Charlotte on May 9 really catching fire, according to insider reports, with hundreds already signing up to attend.
4:45 Occupy West Side Story targets NY cop nemesis "Officer Winski." (Of course, it was Krupke in the original, but the "fuck you" ending remains.)
4:40 Alec Baldwin admits doing those Capital One bank commercial at same time he was boosting OWS may not have been the "smartest" move. But he still defends it, noting their, and his, funding for the arts.
4:30 Update on NY sidewalk sleepers getting the boot this morning, moving across street for now but more trouble looms tonight as "tolerance" ends.
3:20 Lot of interesting winners and finalists announced in today’s Puitzers (when I was at E&P we always had it first, BTW). Here is main site with all of them, lot of key pieces that relate to Occupy issues, plus care of injured U.S. soldiers and the elderly, the NYPD spying on Muslims, financial issues and the Madison daily’s coverage of the long-running Scott Walker protests, and much more. Huff Post won first Pulitzer.
12:30 Spring training to continue after hot start, link here.… I mentioned the "Tax Dodgers" below (with baseball theme) and now they have a site and big plans in NY for tomorrow… Obama campaign provides handy way to compare your tax rate to Romney’s.