Live-blogging OWS daily since October 1. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. All times ET. See my e-book "40 Days That Shook the World: From Occupy Wall St. to Occupy Everywhere." My very OWS-relevant "Journeys With Beethoven" has just been published, my other books here.
7:15 Lengthy analysis and frank critique of tactics and organization of Occupy Oakland as shown this past weekend, but also for weeks. Claims OO has faded badly and is essentially "over," because average folks totallly turned off, and other reasons.
6:00 Wonder how this will work out? Oakland Mayor Quan says she will call national OWS "leader" to ask them to disown violent tactics of some in her city.
4:50 No updates on D.C., still calm, "Tent of Dreams" still up…police doing walk throughs but no more….Just annouced: another flash mob at NY’s Grand Central Terminal about 5:30 pm tomorrow.
2:45 Events of the week, via the Occuped Wall Street Journal.
1:40 Luke Rudkowski video of madness in NYC streets last night, including arrests and anarchist assault on Tim Pool.
1:25 Family Guy writer talks about his arrest at OccupyLA a few weeks back….. OWSers point out bottle thrower, chant, "This is…a peaceful protest."… Another OWS inspired action? NY state minimum wage may get hiked now.
1:00 Finally updated my personal blog, on request, to include all of my recent books, and older ones, new videos, links.
12:25 Big crowd has gathered to protect D.C. camp (see livestreams below). CNN, other media there. Wonder if, as per usual, eviction won’t come until overnight. Update: Park Service police spokesman appears for press conf, asked about guy tased yesterday, what enforcement coming. He cites long history of Park Service tolerating First Amendment protests.
11:55 Livestreams from OccupyDC, eviction ordered for noon.
10:40 Noon deadline for D.C. eviction nears, even Politico covering.…@MaggieFazeli of Wash Post covering from scene. Some campers have already exited and moved belongings at McPherson, others staying….Back in my former neck of the wood, Occupy still hanging on in Buffalo…