PLEASE GO TO THE FRIDAY EDITION OF THIS BLOG HERE
9:50 Our pal Carne Ross, known for his work with the UN and ambassadors, tweets: “The Occupy Wall St group on alternative banking that I’m part of includes bankers, finance professrs & quant traders –
#ows movement xtraordinary.”
9:40 I’m told that OccupyWriters.com not only has made well-known authors signed on, it is overwhelmed by free submissions of writings and poetry.
9:20 Right-wingers and other critics have claimed food at Zuccotti is high-priced and “gourmet.“ Here was selection tonight from @NewYorkist: ”homemade mac & cheese, rice+beans, spicy noodles, pb&j, chicken soup, bread pudding, rice pudding.”
7:25 Good guy @JoshHarkinson reports that 200 parents to sleep over at Zuccotti tonite—with their kids, as planned. No police action tonight, I would wager. ALSO, follow him now for blow-by-blow of big neighborhood meeting near Zuccotti as people vent views about disruption, noise (the drumming, of course), barricades, cops and more. One man points out that he lives 100 yards from where so many died on 9/11 and now this… Some express support but even they hate the drumming (it’s the new vuvuzela). Others now say that this meeting itself has been “occupied” and not fair. Josh points out that things move along a lot faster here than at General Assemblies, in any case. And did I mention the drumming? Oh, maybe you couldn’t hear me.
7:20 Photo from OWS “flash mob” action in Union Station in DC vs. Walmart (I think I have that right).
7:15 Big police action pending in @OccupyMelbourne.
7:10 Funniest TV of year might be if the Parks & Rec crew tonight had to deal with OccupyPawnee. Ron Swanson, as a Ron Paul supporter, might not show much sympathy, but loves camping out.