Here’s another day as #OccupyWallStreet catches fire around the country. For yesterday’s blog, click on my name at top. All times ET. E-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Here’s my new book vs. the death penalty.
11:55 Atlanta, Denver and Boston all facing evictions at this hour. It’s 2nd emcampment in Boston that is under siege. Police action expected at any time now. Many EMPs and ambulances on the scene. Activists following police scanners. Live stream shows park from above. Follow @Occupy_Nation.
10:40 Brand new from Tom Tomorrow today:
10:35 A media person at #OWS, Jeff Smith, tells me in email, "Could just be coincidence, but a ConEd crew showed up tonight with jackhammers right next to Liberty Plaza. They will be working through the night here for at least the next 2 weeks."
10:30 Very tense in Boston as police crackdown looms. Latest from @Occupy_Boston: "If we are all arrested tonight, it will be the biggest mass arrest in Massachusetts since a huge 1968 Vietnam protest.." OccupyDallas also given eviction notice. OccupyLA, however, now in 10th day at City Hall, nothing bad looming, seemingly.
10:15 On Ed Show, a teacher’s union chief in Chicago ripped Rahm E. for anti-union moves.
9:45 TPM: James O’Keefe’s probation officer says he approved his saunter through Zuccotti Park today. He needs approval to leave New Jersey. "Ryan Girdusky, a spokesman for O’Keefe told TPM that O’Keefe got permission to make the trip from his probation officer. O’Keefe’s lawyer did not immediately respond to a call and an email, and O’Keefe didn’t immediately reply to a tweet asking for clarification. We’ll update if we hear back." See links to picture and video of the visit below.
9:10 Nice photo of John Carlos speaking at Zuccotti Park tonight, with Dave Zirin. Photo by the tireless prof @MichaelKBusch who seems to be everywhere down there.
8:40 After big march today, Occupyers in Boston expect police to move in tonight Ditto in Atlanta. Some arrests in Chicago today and worries there, too.
7:35 Smart idea, after couple days of staying in park–#OWS in NY to march to locates of local tycoons.