Live-blogging OWS daily since October 1. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. All times ET. See my e-book on Occupy "40 Days That Shook the World." My other books, including new ones on Bradley Manning and Beethoven, here….
9:20 Important ProPublica piece: How the government’s policies prolonged the foreclosure crisis.
8:50 Metro reports Saturday night incident in NY, where two alleged anarchists and one alleged OWSer, Alexander Penley, arrested for breaking windows at Starbucks I used to frequent when I worked at Astor Place. Followed an anarchist book fair and some garbage can-tipping, chants of fuck the police and so on.
7:50 John Hanrahan at Nieman Watchdog with good look ahead and whether media will cover spring activities or ignore as has recently been case. The NYT, for example, "has an annoying practice of putting newsworthy Occupy stories on its on-line City Room blog, but not printing the article in the paper that gets delivered to my Washington, D.C., doorstep (and presumably across the nation) each morning."
2:00 U.S. women over 65 living without financial security: 60%…. Friends of Studs Terkel have set up site to honor his centenary. Proud to say I knew him a little, was on his show, and he blurbed one of my books.
1:30 Official video released for Springsteen’s militant "Death to My Hometown." Plus: Tom Watson in Forbes on Bruce’s evolution and shifting causes.
11:15 Romney a few months back saying (low-income) stay at home parents need to know the "dignity" of work… David Cay Johnston on MSNBC this morning: We tax the sick to help the rich…. Reuters staffer tweets from Kabul: "Ordered some food from outside as there is no lull in gunfire and explosions, hope the security guards don’t shoot the delivery boy dead."
11:00 Another bad morning in that money pit known as Afghanistan–a Tet-like attack on Kabul and across country. Liked Tet, a "failure" but shows Taliban abilities despite long war and attacks on them….Friday night at the Met in NY, I heard Jackie Robinson’s daughter talk about racial incident at his first spring training, in 1946, in….Sanford, Fla.