Live-blogging OWS daily since October 1.  Email: All times ET.   See my e-book on Occupy "40 Days That Shook the World."  My OWS-relevant "Journeys With Beethoven" just published in print and as e-book, my other books here

2:55 Miami Heat players wear hoodies for Trayvon.  Paging Belichick…. Geraldo Rivera’s son says he’s "ashamed" on dad’s comment on Trayvon.

12:40  Democracy Now! with first interview with Cecily McMillan , the young woman who suffered a seizure during the police raid on Zuccotti Park last Saturday, and also was beaten.  A Democracy Now! staffer writes to me: "McMillan has a black eye  and her body is covered in bruises, at least one in the shape of a  handprint. She says she was not allowed to contact an attorney while  she was taken to the hospital and transferred to a jail cell along  with some of the 72 other detained protesters. Facing charges of  police assault and obstructing governmental administration, she was  released Monday after a judge denied a request that her bail be set at 

11:10 President Obama spoke out on the Florida killing today, saying, "If I had a son he’d look like Trayvon….and when I think about this boy, I think about my own kids, and I think every parent in America should be able to understand why it is absolutely imperative that we investigate every aspect of this and that everybody pulls together, federal, state and local, to figure out how this tragedy happened."

10:55 Lawerence Lessig at The Atlantic: "An Open Letter to the Citizens Against Citizens United."  Overturning it not enough to tackle problem of big money’s hold on politics…. From MoveOn:  The Insanity of U.S. Military Spending in One Chart.

9:55 Video and story:  Occupyers in NYC "fish for cops" with donuts.   The hole truth.

8:35 Read file on NYPD spying on protesters…in 2008…. Andy Borowitz tweets: "If someone shoots innocent civilians in Afghanistan, he’s arrested a lot faster than he would be in Florida."

8:25 SF Chronicle on OccupyOakland setting up new camp site a mile from City Hall. Raid expected.

8:20 Occupyers contineud to spar, mainly verbally, with police last night at Union Sq in NYC as park closed again and they tried to hang out on sidewalks.  CIty says it will keep close tabs.  Actress Chloe Sevigny (left, photo by NY Daily News) visited OWSers there yesterday.

8:10 My new book on the Bradley Manning case, with my former Nation intern Kevin Gosztola, just out as e-book tonighty, and then in print in about a week.  Titled "Truth and Consequences: The U.S. vs. Bradley Manning," it covers the saga right up to the court martial proceeding in recent months, right up to last week.

From late Thursday

I highlighted this protest a couple of days ago and today it happened: Wash Post story has "scores" arrested in Brattleboro, Vt. and 1500 in march to protest at corporiate headquarters for the Yankee nuclear plant. Activists placed number arrested at 130.   In coordinated actions, 7 were arrested in New Orleans–and five more in White Plains, N.Y. 

One "co-opting" article (see below) deserves anoither:  Here’s another one the Democratic party allegedly trying to move in on OWS "spring fever" and May Day.

 "How Occupy Co-opted" the big NYC "Million Hoodie" march.  And the writer is not happy about it. " I immediately became uncomfortable because that’s not what I signed up for. I wanted to speak out against injustice—just causing general destruction wasn’t on my agenda….This is a consistent streak within certain sections of Occupy. Their goal isn’t a specific action within our current system. Often they want to make a point, show that they’re movement is doing things….When Occupy Wall Street first got the national spotlight they were so worried about the co-option of their message, yet they have no problem co-opting others."

If you have somehow missed the Springsteen singalong  "This Land Is Your Land" at SXSW with folks from Arcade Fire, Joe Ely, Alejandro Escovedo, Morello, more.

New at Counterpunch: Ralph Nader on CEOs and Occupy. "Over their large whiskey sours prior to consuming their lobster lunch, they shared their innermost thoughts in nearly whispered tones and grave visages: Bradford: ‘I’m worried, Reg, that this could be the big one all of us have been dreading. It is always the ruffians and the demagogues who are the vanguard. Remember the sacking of the Bastille?’”