Live-blogging OWS daily since October 1. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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…
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4:15 Students and alumni suing UC-Davis over pepper spray incident.
4:10 Close to home: in my home "well off" county, thousands face foreclosure.
2:15 Tucker Carlson calls for total "annihilation" of Iran (which has 74 million people). Only qualm: possible hike in energy prices. Amid drumbeat for war, see my book on the media and Iraq, aptly titled "So Wrong for So Long."
1:35 Today’s song pick of the day for Occupy: "Land of Hope and Dreams" is on upcoming Springsteen album but he’s done it live for awhile, and here’s a good quality video from Barcelona:
1:05 Here at The Nation: Why does the media hit violence at OWS protests — but not by banks?
12:25 I predicted Santorum’s rise and now I will forecast his coming decline–even in today’s GOP there are another pragmatists to judge that he is a true radical and dangerous–to their party, that is. So I would guess his primary showings over the next couple weeks will be below current expectations, overall.
12:05 New video claims to ID cop who fire weapon that led to Scott Olsen’s injuries in Oakland.
11:50 Truthout reprints OccupiedChicagoTrib piece on Chicago teachers and "reform."….
11:00 From my colleague Elizabeth Whitman: "The AP reports that the governor of Idaho has signed legislation that requires Occupy Boise protesters, camped out on state land near the Capitol, to pack up and leave by Monday at 5 pm. The legislation, while not explicitly aimed at Occupy, bans camping on state-managed land and was introduced during mid-January, while Occupy Boise has been camping out for more than three months."
10:20 From Tikkun, Oakland cops trained by Israelis and Bahrain before OWS protests….
10:10 Colbert says he’s now using Super PAC to welcome Obama to the "green side"…. that’s green as in money, not the environment…. Yeah, Obama sang against at White House blues fest last night but I am still waiting for him to do "Roadrunner" with Bill Clinton on sax.