Live-blogging OWS 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 St. to Occupy Everywhere." My very OWS-relevant "The Campaign of the Century" has just been re-issued, my other books here.
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10:30 New Colbert PAC ad in S. Carolina — urges vote for Herman Cain (but in Stephen’s image).
8:25 Tom Tomorrow tweets how Fox marks MLK Jr. Day: "Monica Crowley on O’Reilly talking abt New Black Panther Party & Dems playing the ‘race card." How I mark with: WIth OWS song pick of the day, perhaps the finest song of past few generations, Sam Cooke’s "A Change Gonna Come."
6:35 Ted Koppel, of all people, interviews Stephen Colbert on the NBC Brian Williams show at 10 p.m.
6:20 Just got press release via email from longtime NY occupyer Jeff Smith, in D.C. this week, and others re: OccupyCongress. Opens: "On January 17 Americans from across the nation and the world will assemble in the shadows of a broken system to participate in real democracy. At 9 am on the opening day of Congress, Occupy Congress will convene for a day of action against a corrupt political institution. Actions include a multi-occupational General Assembly, teach-ins, an OCCUParty, a pink slip for every congressional “representative” and a march on all three branches of a puppet government that sold our rights and our futures to the 1%."
4:35 Despite MLK Jr.’s life and legacy, segregation still widespread in schools and neighborhoods.
3:00 We are told by @patrocles34 that the report on the UC-Davis pepper-spray incident has been pushed back to Feb. 21.
1:40 Bob Plain’s dispatch from this past weekend, maybe #20 that we have linked to as he travels OWS camps across USA. He made it to New Orleans, where there’s a camp in the still-ravaged Seventh Ward (so a tipitina of our hat to him), and now is in Atlanta fo MLK Jr. Day, I believe.
11:50 Global Rev will be jumping around all day across USA covering marches and rallies and vigils today, follow below: