I’ve been live-blogging OWS here daily since October 1. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. All times ET. My new e-book is "40 Days That Shook the World: From Occupy Wall Street to Occupy Everywhere." Most of my other books here .
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10:45 Livestream of the hunger strikers in NYC who have already been arrested at site today, and now they are back (and plenty of police around) camping in the cold. UPDATE : the three of them just now being arrested again. Calling for people to come to 6th Ave and Canal St. to protest or join them.
10:15 I’ve covered the Battle of the D.C Building all day below, but a highlight was one occupyer, named David, holding out to the very end on the roof of the structure — until plucked off by a cherry picker. This video, from local TV, captures the climax, but you have to jump ahead to about 1:40. (h/t @OccupyGreed)
9:50 The great Will Bunch reviews media coverage of OWS over the past weeks, find things to praise and hit– and along the way criticizes his own paper, the Philly Daily News. Wonder what they will make of it. His paper ended up calling the Philly camp "The Stain of the City" in big type. You’ll remember Will wrote that fine Kindle Single on the "battle of Brooklyn Bridge" on Oct. 1.
9:30 While pundits and rightwingers claim that OWS has faded, the Port of Oakland must not have gotten the message. It took out full-page color ad in Oakland Tribune today practically begging OWS not to shut it down in coming days.
9:22 Occupyers left Christmas message for the mayor last night at City Hall (left) after eviction from second camp.
9:10 Just now on livestream (below) police finally wrecked the large building at D.C. camp with forklift. Took much longer to seize and wreck than it was to build. 35 arrests on day, I believe.
5:40 D.C. standoff continues, as crowd mic-check police code of conduct to…the police… Livestream below still on at this moment. I’ll be back in a few hours.
4:30 Current scene in D.C.: occupyers defending "house," more arrests coming. Police just ordered media across street and out of range. Pepper spray holstered. Started with arrests of people in "house," but now they may take down whole camp, tents, make wide arrests. Wash Post with lengthy report. LIVESTREAM: