Live-blogging OWS daily since October 1. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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….
9:15 TV cameraman in Minneapolis filing criminal complaint against cops after incident the other night (police chief already said handled badly).
6:30 Tom Morello’s PSA for May 1 Strike.
6:00 From offiicial OWS feed: "Last night we successfully slept on Wall Street! Guess who’s coming back tonight?!"
12:40 We linked below to Matt Taibbi’s shredding of Obama’s JOBs act, now here he is on Current’s Eliot Spitzer show (yes, it exists), doing same.
12:25 David Weidner hits Anonymous, its influence on Occupy, wearing of masks, and general negative impact on gaining public supportl
11:15 The Atlantic site claims "economic fairness" issue not helping Obama poll numbers. "Look at the people who have been the most unfairly treated by the economy — those who are having trouble finding a job or worried about falling out of the middle class — and they are leaning towards Republicans. Obama has trails Romney among voters in the poll who say jobs are hard to find in their area…"
9:50 Todd Gitlin’s Occupy Nation book will be out as e-book in three weeks, then in August as paperback.
9:00 At least a couple of dozen OWSers actually occupied Wall Street last night–sleeping out, claiming they were following law that allows such protest if you don’t take up more than half the sidewalk. When I checked at 2 a.m. all was well. I’ll try to catch up with the morning after now.
8:45 Chris Weigant at Huff Post on Occupy’s "Next Crossroads." He hits hostility to the 99% Spring: "This is, to a large extent, silly. Here’s a quick question: is the Occupy movement inclusive or exclusive? As with all things Occupy, there is no one clear answer; it is both at the same time, in a way."