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10:45 Lawrence Lessig coming up on The Daily Show. …..Yes, my Occupy e-book, "40 Days That Shook the World," still on sale for $2.99.
7:25 Olbermann tweets promo for show: "First Occupy/Political conference: Congressional Progressive Caucus to meet with
#Occupy on legislation." Problem is, according to The Atlantic, that group of 10 from NY drew criticism from other Occupyers who said they did not (could not) represent them, not picked by consensus, and so on. So meeting cancelled. "Somebody’s taking the reins in terms of representing the group to Congress. But the rest of Occupy’s not ready for that yet."
7:15 Thanks to Chuck Todd tweeting mentions of my very OWS relevant "The Campaign of the Century" book finally out in an e-book edition this week. Will be taping MSNBC segment with Todd on Wednesday. The book explores the incredible year when Upton Sinclair, the famed author, led one of the greatest mass movements in U.S. history to End Poverty during the Depression — and swept the Democratic primary for governor. Then the "vested interests" and Hollywood rose up to defeat him, inventing the modern political campaign as we know it today.
7:00 Classic: LAPD moves in on library cleanup crew–thought they were OWS troublemakers. At least no pepper spraying or tear gas or car chase.
6:10 Arcade Fire "intervenes" with Eisenstein’s "Potemkin." Working for the judge while your family dies.
6:00 Occupied Media’s big catch, 52-minute interview on video with eonomist Jared Bernstein, which they are billing as a "vritual teach-in."
5:45 Another piece critical of yesterday’s "failed" ports shutdown action, this time from The Guardian with quotes from unions.
5:10 At Boing Boing, great photo of John Knefel arrest yesterday and another take on cops busting journos, citizen of otherwise.