Live-blogging OWS daily since October 1. Email: email@example.com. All times ET. See my e-book on Occupy "40 Days That Shook the World." My other books, including new ones on Bradley Manning and Beethoven, here….
8:30 Naked protest in Montreal (photo left).
3:45 Jamie Dimon admitted today that Occupy has "some legitimate complaints" but the JP Morgan Chase chief quickly added "however, that it’s unfair to paint all institutions with one brush: ‘It was everyone guilty. That’s another form of discrimination.’” He also added: "When things go wrong, finance gets blamed." Poor guy. Well, not exactly poor….
3:30 John Knefel at AlterNet: When mainstream media coverage of Occupy fell off–so did their focus on income inequality and such issues… Truthout: Homeland Security posts more Occupy-related docs revealing surveillance.
2:35 Editorial at long-runnng AmericaBlog challenges Occupy on violence, on "fetish" of leaderlessness, on need for more teach-ins, and more….
12:05 Lengthy post claiming police plants–not Black Bloc, not Occupy–were behind the destructive "ruckus" in San Fran on May Day Eve….The Gothamist posts 7 videos of "rough" arrests on May Day…Wash Post: How economists have misunderstood "inequality"…
11:55 Take note: long-awaited probe of Facebook privacy just up at Consumer Reports (and written by a friend).
10:40 Katha Pollitt calls for women to Occupy the Left. "It may be too late for the late-middle-aged old new left to take feminism to heart. There’s hope for Occupy, though, with its plethora of young women activists and ideological openness. In New York, Women Occupying Wall Street, the women’s caucus of OWS, is planning a Feminist General Assembly for May 17. I’ll be there, and will report back."