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 other books, including recent ones on Bradley Manning, Upton Sinclair, and Beethoven, here….
1:05 Cool video of recent protest at Verizon meeting in Alabama, with Steve Earle music (he has lent a hand there in other ways, too).
12:00 FDL wrap-up on what’s gone on in Charlotte so far today, inside and outside the BOA meeting, votes on shareholder resolutions, arrests (we have seen count of four so far, could be off).
11:40 Police now blocking access to OccupyTheFarm site near Berkeley (see items below)…
10:40 Arrests at BOA meeting in Charlotte (see below). One of them, Johnny Rosa, a BOA foreclosure victim, tells Huff Post: "I just want to stop what they are doing." Allison Kilkenny eyeballing here, but remains to be seen if really "thousands."
10:30 Quebec students rejecting that tuition deal we wrote about earlier this week….
9:40 Frequent updates on BOA protest in Charlotte here. Such as: "Stephen Lerner, a member of the executive board at the Service Employees International Union, and a frequent target of attacks from hardline conservative media a sends an update: ‘We have moved into streets.. Shutting down key intersections. Cops mellow so far.’" A sporadic live stream here.
9:20 Greg Sargent at Wash Post: Romney won’t criticize extremists in own party but told Occupyer, "Go back to Russia."
8:10 Lengthy SF Weekly cover story on local Occupy and "Unmasking the Anarchists." There, "it’s clear that anarchism has always thrived at the heart of Occupy, guiding many Occupiers’ goals and tactics and even providing the organizational structure for local chapters."