Live-blogging OWS daily since October 1. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. All times ET. My new e-book is "40 Days That Shook the World: From Occupy Wall St. to Occupy Everywhere." Also my very OWS-relevant "The Campaign of the Century" has just been re-issued, my other books here.
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7:00 Creator of "V fof Vendetta" says he’s "touched" by OWS.
6:35 New Robert Reich column on The Bain of Capitalism. "The party that has repeatedly saved capitalism from its own excesses and thereby preserved capitalism is the Democratic Party. So the only serious question here is what kind of serious reforms Obama will propose when, assuming Romney becomes the Republican nominee, Obama also criticizes Bain Capitalism." And there’s pushing from the left, via a mass movement:
4:05 More on Bill Moyers’ just-in-time return.… My view: Romney meant to say "I like firing corporations." And did. Well, they ARE people, right?
3:20 Barricades still down at Zuccotti Park, library and people back, but no-sleeping ban still in effect and could be more arrests tonight…. Orlando police release protester–after more than two weeks–and drop charges (he was arrested twice for writing with chalk on sidewalks).
3:15 That PAC helping Gingrich has posted its full documentary vs. Romney and Bain….Nick Kristof of NYT wants to develop a "humanitarian" Farmville type game for Facebook.
1:55 Latest on OccupyPittsburgh vs. BNY Mellon.
1:10 Just got email from non-European socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, asking for support for taking on Citizens United, with DailyKos also on board….If you need to catch up with Jacob Lew, who is replacing horrid Bill Daley as Obama’s chief of staff–may not please too many Occupyers.
12:40 Important new piece at Wash Monthly on the "myth" of still-strong American "productivity." Dems and GOPers alike hail it but figures that back them may be flawed.