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…
10:40 Occupy’s weekly update of events and actions around the USA, very valuable, via the Occupied Wall Street Journal site.
7:55 Occupyers briefly set up "camp" in lobby of a Bank of America branch, make it fun, perhaps win hearts and minds. Call for national set up living rooms in banks day this Thursday:
7:30 NYT/CBS poll confirms finding of ABC/Wash Post poll: sudden drop in Obama approval rating, down to 41% from 50% in one month. Why? Gas prices? What? Afghanistan? Iran? Recovery mainly for 1%? Ponder this: only tops pathetic, radical Santorum by 48-44 percent.
4:30 Occupy Austin super active this week for the big SXSW events, climax with "Million Musicians March" this Saturday, should be wild (if a bit tongue in cheek), see poster.
3:00 Video of finale of the Woody Guthrie tribute concert mentioned below, natch with "This Land Is Your Land," Arlo starting on vocals.
2:55 Liberal groups offer rewards, including $25,000 in cash, for whistleblowers: "to fight the influence of corporate money in politics with a range of tactics — including a $25,000 cash reward to the first worker who can document their employer’s secret use of corporate funds to influence an election."
1:55 Occupy Our Homes calls for national action this week, different banks targeted each day. For details.
11:30 Full report on and slide show for big centennial concert in Oklahoma over the weekend for native son and OWS patron saint Woody Guthrie, with son Arlo, Rosanne Cash, Jackson Browne, Mellencamp, Del McCourt, Flaming Lips and more.