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8:30 Yes, there’s an Occupy the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena (former home of Upton Sinclair) and Cornel West just backed it.
7:55 For today’s song pick of the day for OWS, here for 2nd or 3rd time is one of my favorite videos, in honor of the Springsteen piece at Wash Post (see below): With Tom Morello, "Ghost of Tom Joad."
7:00 I linked earlier to Wash Post special feature and gallery featuring Bruce Springsteen, a new book and photos from the "heartland." Now they have posted excerpts from his intro to that book here. Sample: " Men and women struggling to take care of their own in the most impossible conditions and still moving on, surviving. As we tuck our children into bed at night, this is an America many of us fail to see, but it is a part of the country we live in, an increasing part. I believe a place and a people are judged not just by their accomplishments, but also by their compassion and sense of justice. In the future, that’s the frontier where we will all be tested. How well we do will be the America we leave behind for our children and grandchildren."
5:26 Upcoming Batman "Dark Knight" sequel appears to have partial "income inequality" theme, if this trailer, below, can be believed. We all remember that Christopher Nolan filmed some scenes very close to Zuccotti Park at the height of the camping. (And OWS then borrowed the Bat Signal.) The trailer find Anna Hathaway, aka Catwoman, whispering that Bruce Wayne and his one percenters have lived too "large " for too long and left little "for the rest of us" but now — "your day is coming." Robin the rich?