Live-blogging OWS daily since October 1. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. All times ET. See my e-book "40 Days That Shook the World: From Occupy Wall St. to Occupy Everywhere." My very OWS-relevant "Journeys With Beethoven" has just been published in print and as e-book, my other books here.
7:20 Cool new "When We Occupy" song via swell singer/songwriter Michelle Shocked (she was arrested in LA raid, so extra props due).
4:30 Great little video from Portland announcing/promoting February 29 (yes, there is that date this year) as national day of action to "shut down the corporations."
3:30 Alan Grayson calls for vote for Rep. Buck McKeon as "Porker of the Year." But so much competition!
1:35 Pew: Low-income Republicans join Dems in saying gov’t does too little for poorer folks…. Could anything possibly be worse for the GOP than Trump endorsing Romney the day after Mitt’s "who cares about the poor" statement?
12:35 Former colleague @KevinGosztola tweets: " Vehicle used by city in raid on
#OccupyBuffalo comparable to casspir, which was used against anti-apartheid protesters in South Africa." Photo at left.
11:25 Here’s The Guardian’s take on NY prosecutors seeking Twitter records re: OWS for Malcolm Harris.
11:20 Marking Ayn Rand’s birthday: That Atlas Shrugged movie was one of most panned of last year but that will not stop a Part II later this year. Rand apalling?
10:55 Occupy song pick of the day: Should Arlo re-make his dad’s "Deportees" as "Self-Deportees" now, as per Mitt Romney? Anyway, here he sings the original with Emmylou. As with so much Woody, timely today.