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…
8:00 Riot cops readying to move in to evict protesters at state capiital in Sacrmento, Ca. Livestream.
5:55 Amazing: Ann Romney on Fox today says "I don’t even consider myself wealthy" because, gosh, it coiuld be here today, gone tomorrow. Just like hubby’s presidential hopes?
5:20 13 arested (so far) protesting tuition hikes at governor’s office in Albany, NY. UPDATE at 5:45: Now 24 arrests, probably a half dozen to go.
4:00 Amazing: amid plans for massive protests, site for G8 summit in May shifted from Chicago to…Camp David. NATO summit in Chicago that was to follow the G8 still scheduled.
12:05 I did a full item on this last week, and now here is The Illuminator at Zuccotti Park a weekend pit stop. Guy who helped create the original OWS "bat signal" has now gone mobile and has even bigger plans, aided by Ben of Ben & Jerry.
10:50 Bill Moyers highlights funny two-minute commercial for The Guardian showing how it would cover shocking case of Big Bad Wolf blowing down door and removing Three Little Pigs from their home when they are behind on rent, sparking sensational journalism and Occupy protests in the streets….Wake Up and Smell the Bacon, indeed!
9:40 Preview: Well-known former chief CIA analyst Paul Pillar in upcoming Washington Monthly: We can live with Iran having nukes. Obama drawing "red line" against could lead to disaster. "There are indeed good reasons to oppose Iranian acquisition of nuclear weapons, and likewise many steps the United States and the international community can and should take to try to avoid that eventuality. But an Iran with a bomb would not be anywhere near as dangerous as most people assume, and a war to try to stop it from acquiring one would be less successful, and far more costly, than most people imagine."