Live-blogging OWS daily since October 1. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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…
8:55 Fifty years ago Bob Dylan released his first album, although critical and commercial break (and yours truly) would not arrive until #2. Bet you didn’t know he did a session singing "Song to Woody" with George Harrison in 1970:
4:40 CBS covers OWS call for national strike May 1 but seems to think it just got proposed in response to cop brutality in NY…But full AP story covers more ground, includes critique of police and Bloomberg defense: "This police department knows how to control crowds without excessive force," the mayor said. "They do allow you to protest but they don’t let it get out of hand."
4:30 Interview with Florida young man who tweeted about cop-killing. About as serious as you’d expect. Claims HE is now getting death threats.
3:30 I’ll be on NY1 in New York tonight around 9 talking Occupy.
11:35 As I’ve noted before: My award-winning book on Upton Sinclair leading one of the greatest mass movements in our history–and against poverty–in California in 1934, and nearly becoming governor, is newly out in e-book and new print edition. He was defeated when the 1%, and Hollywood, went out and invented the modern political campaign and all kinds of dirty tricks–including the first use of the screen to destroy a candidate.