Live-blogging OWS daily since October 1. Email: email@example.com. 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 e-book, my other books here…
12:15 Video below of Wesleyan OWS protesting (including the "condom drop") appearance of Justice Antonin Scalia yesterday. Here’s press release: "At Wesleyan University, students and Occupy Connecticut members protested an appearance by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Before Scalia’s speech, about forty Connecticut residents calling themselves Occupy Citizens United joined with Wesleyan students, chanting ‘Legacy of blood and war, what’d you make Bush president for? and ‘Sexist, racist, anti-gay! Justice Scalia, go away!’
"At the conclusion of the speech, inside the Memorial Chapel, seven protesters took off their day clothes and stood up to reveal orange Guantanamo Bay suits and black hoods, protesting Scalia’s complicity in war and torture. These protesters, after refusing to sit down, were escorted out. Simultaneously, four students dropped hundreds of condoms from a balcony into the crowd to show opposition to Scalia’s assaults on reproductive freedom and privacy. The condoms bore the label ‘Practice Safe Sodomy,’ referring to his dissent in Lawrence v. Texas arguing in favor of upholding homophobic anti-sodomy laws. Students also unfurled banners…. More Wesleyan students stood up with signs supporting the protesters’ message in overflow rooms."
10:45 Jezebel covers Code Pink protest of talk by BOA chief Brian Moynihan in which women stripped to their bras (with "bust up" written or chanted) and got ushered out of the Waldorf — yet failed to ruffle "Bank of America automaton."
10:30 Naomi Wolf doing a live web chat today on Occupy via The Guardian. Sure to talk about her arrest etc.