Live-blogging OWS daily since October 1. Email: email@example.com. All times ET. My new e-book is "40 Days That Shook the World: From Occupy Wall St. to Occupy Everywhere." My very OWS-relevant "The Campaign of the Century" has just been re-issued, my other books here.
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11:15 I’ve touted upcoming Springsteen "WeTake Of Our Own" single and album in couple items below. Single on sale tomorrow but NOW here it is for you, go here. "From the shotgun shack to the Superdome…We take care of our own / whereever this flag has flown."
10:00 Law and Order SUV episode featuring OWS starting now, I believe.
9:05 Maddow with startling roll call of SOPA backers who switched now–calling it perhaps biggest one-day result for a protest ever. Or maybe Jim DeMint et al are just big Wikipedia users or Wired fans. BoingBoing?
8:35 Boston Globe on Bill McKibben as the man who halted Keystone XL pipeline.
8:05 Stephen Colbert says he will be campaigning in S. Carolina on Friday with….Herman Cain….Now ABC says interview with Gingrich’s ex-wife may air Thursday night BEFORE primary.
5:00 Given my Springsteen history I’ve been keeping tabs here on upcoming Springsteen album (most recently down below today), which is said to be "angry" and with social issue themes, in part. Now comes word that the first single will be released for e-purchase tomorrow and the title sounds OWS friendly: "We Take Care of Our Own." That’s the cover for it at left, but beyond that, no details. Oh, it’s 3:54 in length.
4:30 ABC: Romney parking some money in the Caymans to save of taxes.
2:10 Fun new chant reported at SOPA protest in Times Square now: "The users, united, will never be deleted."
1:00 Jeff Smith, longtime Occupyer and a media contact for OWS in NY, went to D.C. a few days ago to take strong part in the OccupyCongress prep and the actions yesterday. Today he writes an important piece at Daily Beast on his reaction. The turnout was more modest than they hoped, as was official response in D.C., which seems immune to this sort of activism. He concludes that sticking to focus in NY is proper for it is Wall Street, not Congress, that really calls the tune.