Editor’s Note: Greg Mitchell’s power is out—he’ll be back blogging as soon as the juice is turned on.
EVEN LATER SUNDAY Trying to post some but with power out, outside places with wi-fi jammed or connections slow. Well, here’s a cool photo from today: hundreds on a beach spelling out an OWS message.
LATER SUNDAY Power still out, may try to do a little work here at a B & N, and re-group 8 a.m. in morning, I hope. Sorry. Stay tuned.
SUNDAY: Folks, power out here near NYC for 22 hours, not sure when back, will try to return blogging somehow, sorry, missed a lot…
12:40 Important posting by Yves Smith at Naked Capitalism on an "alternative banking group" inspired by OWS meeting Sunday in NY. Need people with capital markets, regulatory and wholesale banking experience. (h/t Barbara Bedway)
12:25 Today’s song for Occupyers everywhere (a daily feature), from the late, great Townes Van Zandt, the aptly titled "High, Low and In-Between." In which "the gold’s no good for spending / and the poison’s hungry, waiting." Concludes: "All things that are alive / are brothers in the soil / and in the sky / And I believe it with my blood / if not my eyes / I don’t know why we can’t be brothers here / I know we should be / Answers don’t seem easy / I wonder if they could be."
12:15 LIVE from Zuccotti Park as snow arrives, and stays.
11:40 Details from that Fordham #OWS survey noted below. Finds: most backed Obama in 2008–and now claim they won’t vote or find another candidate next year (his aproval rating only 27%). One in four students. Average age:33. Three in ten fully employed. 69% male. More.
11:15 NYT with big story today on claims of lack of diversity at Zuccotti — but notes in passing that recent survey found only 68% of Occupyers there are white. Top photo with story in print shows two non-whites among seven pictured…. Weather forecast for Northeast getting worse by the hour. Will be a real Valley Forge movement for occupations here.