3:30 OccupyBoston continuing occupation of statehouse steps for second day, growing out of the public transportation action yesterday. "At ‘Camp Charlie,’ Occupy the MBTA’s occupation of the State House steps enters its second day. Meanwhile, the board of the MBTA still refuses to challenge the dominion of Wall Street banks over public finances.Last night, dozens of activists slept on the steps of the Massachusetts State House to protest the proposed service cuts, fare hikes, and layoffs."
12:15 Excerpt from Van Jones book (mentioned below). Excerpt from the excerpt: "The time has come to turn things right side up again and declare that America’s honest, hard-working middle class is too big to fail. The aspirations of our low-income, struggling, and marginalized communities are too big and important to fail. The hopes of our children are too big to fail. The American Dream itself is too big to fail.
"And we are not going to let these things fail."
10:45 Local weekly looks at OccupyTacoma and asks: Where Are They Now? (Actually, still around despite end of camp.)
9:35 Editorial here at The Nation: "A Budget to Re-build America." Hint: It’s not Ryan’s or Romney’s (or Obama’s)… Van Jones: "I thought Occupy would be gone in 20 minutes." His new book dividing Occupyers–some see as quite valuable, others charges "co-opting."
9:05 See my new piece here on today as 2nd anniversary of WikiLeaks rising to fame with release of "Collateral Murder" video from Iraq.
9:00 NYT reviews "Tent CIty USA" on TV tonight, re: homeless in Nashville.