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9:25 For those who think doing civil disobedience is a lark, and protesters just get a ticket and go home, listen up. From Occupy Chicago: "They still haven’t released the nurses who were arrested last nigh." You may recall the human chain around the medical tent. " One of the holding cells with about 30 men had no working sink. Their requests were ignored for 5 to 6 hours….An epileptic girl needed her meds. We yelled for an hour before anyone came and then they ignored for another hour….We yelled for about sixteen hours to make a phonecall before they finally let some of us…This protester asked different police officers 86 times politely to make a phone call. Ignored all night…..
"We were given no food until noon today after yelling for hours they gave us a bologna sandwich…..Most of those of us who were in jail were not even allowed a phone call even though we asked for one repeatedly…..Two of the people who did get a phonecall report that the bondsmen were playing videogames instead of working on our paperwork….None of the men were given toilet paper for the past twenty hours. "
9:10 . See there is now an @OccupyMarines and they have 220 followers already. Waiting for #OccupyCIA. Or #OccupyWH.
7:40 Van Jones at OccupyLA: "Politics need to adjust to this movement, not the other way around."…. Cool: Silent movie night at Zuccotti Park with large crowd under the stars. Photo here. …
6:45 Old buddy Will Bunch out with likely first book-like thing on OWS, a "Kindle Single" just published. Can find it here. He is the Philly Daily News reporter and longtime Attytood blogger who has written recent books on Reagan ("Tear Down This Myth") and the rise of the new right and Tea Party. The Kindle Single is just 99 cents and focuses on October and "The Battle of the Brooklyn Bridge." More on this later.
6:00 Bonus song of the day for Occupyers everywhere, one of my alltime faves, Arcade Fire’s "Intervention." Indeed: "Every spark of friendship and love / will die without a home." And set to Eisenstein’s "Potemkin."