I’ve been live-blogging OWS here daily since October 1. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. My current books: Atomic Cover-Up and Dead Reckoning (vs. the death penalty). All times ET. Click on my name above for yesterday’s blog or to bookmark this blog.
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11:00 Watch Crosby and Nash on Countdown, on singing at Zuccotti today (and also saying they always agree with Keith O). Both inspired, recall past days of protest, past singers like Seeger. "The park is the spark." Crosby, always an avid talker, says with no obvious leaders "they can’t be bought or bombed." Felt like they were just doing their job.
10:15 100-year-old Occupyer in Billings, Mont. 100 going on 99%.
9:30 Fear dead in O-HI-O. Voters there vote down anti-union move, led by Gov. Kasich, by whopping margin. Also, Maine voters back return to election day registration. And "personhood" losing in Mississippi at this point.
8:50 Don’t miss great little video on action this morning: Occupy in Worcester attends bank auction for foreclosed house, interviews owner and neighbor, as bank forced to buy it back themselves for fraction of worth (and what owner was willing to pay). Breaking up families, friends, neighborhoods.
7:30 We’ve noted previously Ben & Jerry’s being distributed free to Occupyers at times. Now here is picture of Ben himself scooping.
6:30 Full 53-minute video of The People vs. Goldman Sachs, the OWS trial featuring Cornel West and Chris Hedges.
6:00 On Occupy Oakland’s bold plans to take over foreclosed buildings.