Here’s another day as #OccupyWallStreet catches fire around the country. For yesterday’s blog, click on my name at top. All times ET. E-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Here’s my new book vs. the death penalty.
5:50 More from Billy Bragg: He tweets that via BBC he chatted with activists from OccupyCleveland (and rapper from Cairo).
5:20 Firsthand account of Boston raid/arrests last night, and some new photos.
5:05 New NYT piece looks at protests around USA—and fresh crackdowns by police… Plan to occupy Tomkins Sq Park in East Village in NYC overnight Saturday drawing some attacks (see Comments section) here.
4:50 Photo of OccupyDC on the march up Constitution Ave. right now.
3:50 Obama “goes there,” as Greg Sargent puts it—no, not to Zuccotti Park, but accusing GOP of destroying the economy on purpose. Sargent says not sure Obama has ever gone that far before.
3:45 New flyer for OccupyLA is kinda cool. Relations with police there still pretty good, they say.
3:35 Seventy-two colleges now confirmed for big Thursday action, follow it @OccupyColleges.
3:20 Okay! My man Billy Bragg backs Occupy in piece here. “The time may come when OWS needs to nail a set of demands to the doors of the New York Stock Exchange, but for now, just the fact that so many people across the United States are willing to take a stand against globalised capitalism is inspiring. It shows that, unlike the poor souls in ‘Melancholia’, we are not resigned to our fate, that, as the bloated financial markets career out of control, we are busy working out a new trajectory for our economy, one that will ensure that such a devastating crash never happens again.” And below:
2:45 New op-ed by our chief Katrina in Wash Post on Occupy possibly “reshaping” our politics.