Live-blogging OWS daily since October 1. Email: email@example.com. All times ET. See my e-book on Occupy "40 Days That Shook the World." My OWS-relevant "Journeys With Beethoven" just published in print and e-book, my other books here…
9:40 Daily Occupier launching in a few hours, check it out at this site.
4:55 A Wall Street favorite may lose a primary in Alabama tonight — and it’s not Mitt Romney.
1:50 We covered the tribute to OWS patron saint Woody Guthrie below, and now here is the topper: The Flaming Lips playing his great song "Vigilante Man" on…iPads.
1:00 From my assistant Elizabeth Whitman: Five people have been charged with the misdemeanor of resisting arrest at UC Berkeley Occupy protests last November. Among them are four students and one professor. The professor said that the charges were odd given that authorities used excessive force at the demonstration.
12:05 Robert Reich on syndrome reported last week–only the rich benefiting much from recovery–because gains mainly in rising stock prices for the wealthy.
11:50 New Allison Kilkenny wrapup on that NYPD "spying on Occupy" scandal.
11:30 Truthout: Worker "occupations" in 3 states make gains but backlash begins…. From our Afghan money pit: 2 of Karzai’s brothers fired on by Taliban–at funeral for 16 massacred by U.S. soldier.
9:45 If you’ve missed the major flap over use of homeless people at SXSW in Austin to provide "hot spots" for wireless.
9:10 Just received an email from an OWS press person: "Occupy Atlanta shut down 5 (?) Chase banks today,
and got a swift and harsh response from local authorities. Currently 8 of their members are being held in DeKalb County jail on a total of $5.2K bond. Below is the email we received from Timothy Franzen, long time organizer from Atlanta.