Live-blogging OWS daily since October 1. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. All times ET. See my e-book "40 Days That Shook the World: From Occupy Wall St. to Occupy Everywhere." My very OWS-relevant "Journeys With Beethoven" has just been published, my other books here.
7:45 Elsewhere in Florida…livestream from Miami, where camp facing eviction now, warning that lethal weapons could be used.
5:10 From our colleague Elizabeth Whitman: Arturo de los Santos, a California homeowner whose house was foreclosed on in June, appeared on Democracy Now! today. With the help of Occupy Riverside, he managed to re-occupy his house, but now is facing eviction for a second time. He shares his experience and Jesse Eisinger, who co-authored an investigative story on how Freddie Mac bet against homeowners, relates it to the experience of other homeowners and to the information he discovered in his story.
5:00 Finally updated my personal blog, on request, to include all of my recent books, and older ones, new videos, links.
4:45 CNN’s Erickson on the incident this week in D.C. camp: "Watching a hIppie protester get tased just made my day."
2:00 Tina DuPuy at Alternet: Why OWS needs to denounce violent tactics used by some at OccupyOakland. Growing debate.
1:20 Dean Baker, contra David Brooks today, notes giant income gains have indeed gone to top 1 percent not Dave’s more general top tier…. Sen. Sherrod Brown introduces bill to prevent Congress folks from owning stock in companies they legislate. Not true already??
1:00 If police pull down Tent of Dreams (left) in D.C. will it be a Tarp Bail Out?
11:45 MoJo chart: Wall St. donors blow all others away. Occupied BY Wall Street.
11:00 Our own Katrina’s Wash Post column: "Time to Run for Office, 99 Percenters." I wiill not run, but will accept a draft.