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11:30 Liz Flock, the Wash Post reporter traveling with the OWS marchers from NY to D.C. (see below) now tweets: "Diet at Occupy Philly media tent: weed, and whiskey. Police don’t intervene, say they don’t want any violence."… OccupyOakland GA now, to decide if stay and evicted (likely tonight) or move on.
11:00 Scott Olsen, the vet injured by police in Oakland, has posted a message and photo of himself (with big neck wrap) at Google. "I’m feeling a lot better, with a long road in front of me. After my freedom of speech was quite literally taken from me, my speech is coming back but I’ve got a lot of work to do with rehab. Thank you for all your support, it has meant the world to me. You’ll be hearing more from me in the near future and soon enough we’ll see you in our streets!"
10:20 An email alert me to strong chance that OccupyPhilly will be evicted tomorrow. Their permit runs out then and the mayor (see below) has been hitting them all weekend. Wash Post reporter Liz Flock, who has been traveling with the OWS marchers going from NY to D.C., recently tweeted that "conflagration" expected tomorrow. The marchers just arrived in Philly to be greeted by 100 or more protesters, and they will spend the night there. Email to me by a marcher suggests that other marchers may stick around in Philly for the eviction in solidarity with Occupyers there.
8:55 Folks, my e-book on Occupy — the first book on the movement — has just now gone live at Amazon. It’s titled, 40 Days That Shook the World: From Occupy Wall Street to Occupy Everywhere. The price is just $2.99 — and 50 cents of that goes directly to OWS with the aim of feeding or sheltering Occupyers. So it’s also a way to donate. And it can work with Kindle, phones, iPad, Macs and PCs and more. Read about it here and much more later!
7:50 Portlanders seem to have just voted to move to a new spot but have not decided where. May prevent attack by police for now. After much debate, they seem to vote for one spot but many disagree and still arguing. Problems with "consensus." Threat remains.
7:20 @JoshHarkinson of Mother Jones tweeting tonight what he sees as breakdown at NY Occupy, people even threatening to start a rogue GA. Earlier this week he covered very rock first Spokes Counsil meetings …. Woman raped in tent at OccupyPhilly, man caught, had long record of such crimes. Comes just as mayor rampaging against OWS now.