I’ve been live-blogging OWS here daily since October 1. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. All times ET. My new book, just published, is "40 Days That Shook the World: From Occupy Wall Street to Occupy Everywhere.".
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10:30 Strange story from Saturday getting more play. Eight arrested in Dallas from OWS on Saturday with a union activist accused of felony for allegedly assaulting police. He claims he was roughed up himself, and a video reveals how it started: with the union guy pushed off a planter by a security guard.
8:55 Big news in Oakland: Deputy Mayor Sharon Cornu latest to resign there, was key player…. Oakland GA planning to link up with Berkeley strikers tomorrow, plan more actions during the week and Saturday, and plan another all-day strike with unions for Nov. 19. Also, they are back in the plaza but police say no tents or occupying.
8:40 I’ve mentioned likely coming eviction at OccupyPhilly, but here is good guy Dutin Slaughter’s full account of struggles there, decison to stay and resist, and the Radical Caucus vs. the main group.
7:55 Occupyers re-grouping now outside Oakland Library. @LucyKafanov says about 350 there. One speaker: "We will reoccupy. We will create new tactics and new strategies." Livestream later if things get tense. Have been heated debates over use of some forms of violence. Perhaps to borrow a Bushism, should call them "enhanced aggressive techniques," or some such.
6:55 New Occupy hero Makana — the Hawaiitan musician who sang epic 45-minute pro-OWS protest song for Obama, wife and world leaders on Saturday (see down the page a bit) — has re-ignited his Twitter account @MakanaMusic and web site, which opens with offering of free video and download of the (shorter) version of that now famous (and not bad) song, "We Are the Many." His home page blurb: "There is Love. All Else is Propanda."
6:50 Reporter @JoshuaHol just tweeted: "Breaking: ACLU Norcal & NLG file federal suit against OPD for excessive force at" Oakland. … Liz Flock of Wash Post, with Occupy the Highway march now in Philly, tweets: "Philadelphia police officer joe shookla says no action is planned for tonight, ‘besides one rape, we haven’t had any problem.’"
5:20 Truly amazed. Just now was watching a bit of livestream from Paris when it switched over to Nantes–where my daughter and grandson live! And they are occupying sites we visited a few months back. Here is link, in French, to local web page and video of the scene,