Live-blogging OWS 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 St. to Occupy Everywhere." Also my very OWS-relevant "The Campaign of the Century" has just been re-issued, my other books here.
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10:05 City Hall in Oakland shut down for awhile this afternoon after two dozen Occupyers "storm" the building, trying to get to office of mayor and others. This in response to arrest of a dozen activists in the plaza last night.
10:00 Today’s song pick for OWS (a daily feature since Oct. 1): The Band, "King Harvest," in unique live setting. Glad to pay those union dues / just don’t judge me by my shoes.
9:55 Tim Pool responds to the Henry Ferry statement (see below, and Tim’s charges down the page) via Twitter, warning that some of his auto-recorded video will now be unavailable to him, and adding: "Ustream is going to suppress the account at TheOther99." Also: "There is no right or wrong answer, Im just going to get attacked on all front all the time."
8:25 Henry Ferry and The Other 99 respond to Tim Pool’s charges on Pool’s forced exit from the site he co-founded. "The responsibilities and real-world realities of building a media platform from scratch were of little interest to Tim, who instead pursued personal appointments without communicating with the team. After yet another round of discussions, we decided to part ways….As of this writing, he is pursuing an exclusive contract with a live streaming service where he bluntly told me his ‘minimum’ compensation should be $156,000. Our team could not afford to pay him this sum."
7:25 NYT finallly catches up with eviction and arrest of Global Rev folks including the great Vlad (and we don’t Guerrero). "The live streamers were released without bail on Wednesday, and they gathered outside the courthouse, where a small band of supporters provided them with coffee, cookies and –– of course –– documented their release via live stream."
5:50 Today’s contribution from Bob Plain: Occupyers in San Diego plan to take a Greyhound all the way to D.C. for the Jan. 17 actions.
3:55 NYT posts its upcoming (Sunday) print profile of Stephen Colbert today — with a lot on his new SuperPAC drive.