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8:40 First photo of first OWS Spokes Council meeting in NYC school tonight. In the round, as they wished.
8:20 Not such a long time comin': Crosby and Nash, minus Stills and Young, to play acoustic set at Zuccotti Park tomorrow, though half the crowd may have to ask who these geezers are. Of course, they’ve been political for years. Apparently they visited site last week and, inspired, returning to play. For those who have never seen them:
7:20 More from new NBC/WSJ poll just out: Occupy gets 32% positive number, 35% negative, Tea Party 27% positive, 44% negative…. Occupy also "wins" in another question, with 25% saying it is a "good thing" for the country with 16% saying no, while Tea Party gets 31% good thing and 27% bad…. Finally 28% call themselves supporters of Occupy, with 25% backing Tea Party. Also: 70% blame Bush and bankers for economic woes, only 21% name Obama…. 71% back total Iraq pullout…. and despite focus on jobs job jobs, concerns about health still nudge it as prime concern for most, by 33% to 32%.
7:00 Wash Post: New NBC/WSJ poll–84% pf working-class whites say rich unfairly get breaks, and also need more control of corporations… 71% say Obama did not go far enough in regulating banks…. Bill McKibben on "Countdown" tonight talking about Keystone XL on the ropes dues to new probe and protest. Plus: kid who shot that video showing cop shooting him in Oakland (see it down below).
6:30 New analysis: tiny little financial transaction tax would raise a tidy $350 billion.
6:00 Occupy Salt Lake City given notice of eviction tomorrow morning….Yes, there’s now an Occupied Washington Times. Moon-raker…. Expecting Herman Cain to say tonight, "Wait, at least I didn’t kill MIchael Jackson!"
5:00 Novelists Jonathan Lethem and Jennifer Egan visited Zuccotti today, with Lethem speaking to crowd. Lethem called Occupy "the greatest service call ever made" and urged the protesters in their dealings with the authorities to "summon these words: ‘I’d like to speak to your supervisor.’"