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11:20 NYT on OWS showdown with Trinity. But, look on the right side, Lou Reed set to perform at Duarte tomorrow. So for the hell of it, here’s Lou and the reformed Velvets (most influential American band ever) with the aptly titled "Beginning to See Light." Here we go again, I thought you were my friend…
9:05 OWS "party" starts at 11 am tomorrow (see below) at Duarte but since Trinity has already ruled out a camp there one wonders if they will prevent anyone on site even for party….Latest tweet from official OWS feed suggests more than 20 pastors will be arrested tomorrow if OWS barred.
8:00 NYT wrapup on the Bradley Manning hearing today. A busload of OWS supporters came down to Md. for it.
4:55 Classic 10 minutes from Bill Maher’s old show, with Maher, surprisingly, strongly defending Vietnam War, and joined by Gene Simmons of Kiss — with Christopher Hitchens attacking.
3:50 Occupy not taking a stand on electoral politics, so this is not aimed at them, but a few folks still want to see a challenge to Obama from the left, quixotic or not. Today Harper’s publisher / owner Rick MacArthur urges that move, quoting recent Obama critiques by Bill Moyers and Barbara Ehrenreich. He admits it’s well, quite a bit late in the game, but no matter, and cites Eugene McCarthy’s race in 1968. As it happens, I was campus chair of the McCarthy group then and the differences between then and now too great to count — even beyond no Democrat from high office willing to step forward now.
3:45 OWSers now getting hassled in their use of the Deutsche Bank atrium near Zuccotti, where many meetings are held–new rules against signs, "excessive use," loitering.