I’ve been live-blogging OWS here daily since October 1. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. All times ET. My new e-book is "40 Days That Shook the World: From Occupy Wall Street to Occupy Everywhere." Most of my other books here, including new e-book of "The Campaign of the Century."
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11:10 Actress Jennifer Ehle just tweeted: "Told my 86 yr old Papa I’ll donate a tent to OWS on his behalf & he said he thoughtold my 86 yr old Papa I’ll donate a tent to OWS on his behalf & he said he thought that’d be a good present. I love him. that’d be a good present. I love him."
9:05 Livestream from Oakland down the page a bit below, via Global Rev–large crowd for sure.
8:10 Reports of pepper-spraying in Seattle just now…. I mentioned earlier but now NYT photog talks about NYPD keeping him from doing his job today.
7:55 Injured vet Scott Olsen returns to front lines of Oakland protest, even in neck brace, photo at left. Photo via @tyska…. Local ABC with aerial views of march there.
7:45 Best roundup of today’s action from 10 sites around USA, from official OWS site. For example, police using violene in San Diego has caused OWS there to vow to protest again tomorrow. Then there’s this: "In solidarity with the port blockades, landlocked Occupy Denver shut down a Wal-Mart distribution center in Loveland, CO. Occupiers sat in the road and erected tents to prevent shipments from entering or leaving the facility, one of the largest distribution centers in the country. Police used SWAT teams to pull apart the protesters, who were locking arms in nonviolent resistance. 13 arrests were made, with at least one person thrown violently to the ground and sat on by police."
7:42 Thanks to Chuck Todd and Chris Hayes for tweeting mentions of my very OWS relevant "The Campaign of the Century" book finally out in an e-book edition. Will be taping segment with Todd on Wednesday.
7:40 @OccupySeattle: "Truck after truck at port honking in support." … Chris Hedges talks capitalism with Michael Moore.
7:30 For the holidays, it’s the Hallelujah chorus but with "corporations" substituted for that word.
6:10 We reported earlier that Houston police had covered up a half dozen peaceful protests, prone and awaiting arrest, with a giant tent to hide them from view. Here is video, with tent arriving about 1:30 in.