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12:00 Then Laurie Anderson and hubby Lou Reed appeared at Lincoln Center GA (see below). Beginning to see the light?
11:55 Okay, Steve Syrek, long involved with library at Zuccotti, just sent me what Philip Glass read at GA a few minutes ago in Lincoln Center. True to his form, Glass repeated it a few times. Steve says he was "quite adept" at the mic-check. Here it is: "When righteousness/ Withers away/ And evil / Rules the Land /We come into being /Age after age/ And take visible shape /And move / A man among men/ For the protection/ Of good /Thrusting back evil /And setting virtue/ On her seat again.
Glass later called or texted from a taxi to say he is "with" OWS and "Satyagraha" is OWS, someone said at the GA..
11:50 SF awaits raid, below:
11:30 Outrageous: Up to 200 remain jailed in L.A., almost two days after raid, due to $5000 bail — for failing to disperse misdemeanors.
10:25 From a NY #OWS friend at Lincoln Center for Philip Glass at GA tonite (see item down the page): Tons of cops already w/ barricades. Heard voice on cop’s radio say, "Lock it down." Rumors earlier that cops would keep public off public plaza.
10:05 Confirmed what we reported earlier: terrific indie singer/songwriter Michelle Shocked was arrested in LA raid the other night, spent a lot of time in jail (see item down the page a bit). Her name published in list at L.A. Times. One of her best-known songs about — L.A. Last time I saw her it was in a free concert in a New Orleans park backed by the great Henry Butler. BTW, how many other entertainers have been arrested for OWS? Rare indeed. Also: she sang at rallies in Wisconsin last spring, and even at this singalong.
9:15 Police setting up barricades in SF — raid appears to be on at any time.. Livestream from ace Punk Boy in SF and a second below that.