Here’s another day of new blog on #OccupyWallStreet as it catches fire around the country. Items added at top, as I take a break from my anti–death penalty writing and new book on that subject. For yesterday’s blog, click on my name at top. All times ET. E-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
11:45 Epic Alan Grayson smackdown of P.J. O’Rourke re: Occupy and the economy on Bill Maher’s HBO show tonight. And to think I assigned and edited P.J.’s first article ever for a national magazine, Crawdaddy, in 1972. On wild album covers. Remember albums?
6:40 I will be on Countdown tonight with Keith O about 8:30 talking Occupy.
5:00 Cops cracking down on OccupySesameStreet! Busting characters. Not easy being Green!
4:00 @OccupySanJose tweets: “We have an eviction notice for 11PM tonight. Lets show them how serious we are!”
3:05 Great up-close article in New Haven Independent on how Occupy is handling small cash donations at Zuccotti Park (ad hoc, see photos) and more traditional tens of thousands coming in from all over and via credit cards. And now there is intrigue over large sums via credit cards being “frozen” this week. “’I can’t help but believe that politics must be involved somewhere,’ said Kathy Hoyt, a founding member of AfGJ, in the statement. Authorize.net is owned by CyberSource Corporation, which is owned by Visa, which is traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Reached Thursday, Visa spokesman Bruce Frymire failed to provide any information on the incident as of press time.”
2:55 Hooray, Occupy coming to my little hometown, Nyack, NY.
1:50 Rep. Kucinich to Occupyers: Don’t forget the war.
1:10 New Bernie Sanders piece in the Guardian calls for “reining in” Wall Street and much else… Dana Milbank in Wash Post doesn’t think Obama can really unite with Occupy. “Liberals should by now know that a nuanced president cannot be a movement’s mouthpiece.”
1:05 NYT op-ed writer totally destroys Bank of America rise in debit card fees. And good primer on entire issue and greed.