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.
6:25 We promised this was coming some time ago but now it’s here: Occupy London has launched music label. Guy wyo did Sex Pistols cover doing art. "Occupation Records is the music label creation of Occupy London. Its first album, Folk the Banks, is scheduled for launch on 15 February. The Guardian was given a sneak-preview of some of its 17 tracks, including those by Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello and Get Cape Wear Cape Fly’s Sam Duckworth. The album, the first of a projected four, will be made available for download on a pay-what-you-can basis." (h/t Elizabeth Whitman) Video:
5:00 Occupy needs around the USA with map, via the Awll
3:50 My man, Leonard Cohen — our poet laureate — has new album out in a few days, and The Guardian has stream of it here. So in tribute, here’s one of his great "political" oldies as our Occupy song pick of the day:
3:05 Good new roundup from the Occupied Wall Street Journal.
2:30 Sarah van Gelder: "Corporate Rules Is Not Inevitable" (see link to Hedges piece below)… Never thoiught I’d see this, but, okay, from @KatrinaNation: "Jack Abramoff
@The Nation Tues. 4 a wideranging conversation about corruption, lobbying & reforms to bust open system.U folks got questions?"
2:20 Eliz Warren and Scott Brown reach agreement to keep Super Pac money out of Mass. race. Swell but…isn’t it out of their control by defintiion?
1:20 Obama on brink of settlement with big banks–and progressives are said to be "furious."