I’ve been live-blogging OWS here daily since October 1. Email: email@example.com. All times ET. My new e-book, is "40 Days That Shook the World: From Occupy Wall Street to Occupy Everywhere.".
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11:45 Just back from Zuccotti, where I replaced some of my (seized) books, and visit to an OWS office nearby, then saw excellent "The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs" at the Public (actually OWS-related, with its exposing of factory conditions for Apple workers in China). More tomorrow.
4:00 Folks, I am exiting until late tonight, but hope will be forgiven, as I am going to Zuccotti to drop of my books and for GA and visiting OWS office. Later.
3:30 Just out: from the great Ry Cooder with OWS song, with refrain, Still Looking for "The Wall Street Part of Town." Standing in the rain and breaking off the chains. He’d already produced recently the classic "No Banker Left Behind." Sample: "Divide and rule / hat’s always been their plan / But this time we’ve got friends. …"
3:25 Oh the humanity! Turns out (serial) destroyer of books, Mike Bloomberg, eight days before the Zuccotti, attended gala saluting this year’s top "literary lions" at ….wait for it… the NY Public Library. Here’s full story, along with irony of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 ending up in the dumpster. And photo of Hizzoner and Hiz Girlfriend, from Brookfield, at the gala.
2:05 And now — OccupyCongress! With tents, even. Greg Sargent at Wash Post writes about move coming on Dec. 5-9, boosted by "progressive groups" and labor, led by SEIU (and remember, AFL-CIO Trumka big OWS backer). Buses already being secured. "One idea under consideration — pending various permitting and other logistical issues — is to have a series of tents set up on the lawn outside the Capitol, each representing a state, with the number of unemployed in each state prominently displayed. But the optics are still being worked out."