I’ve been live-blogging OWS since October 1. For yesterday’s blog, click on my name at top. All times ET.  E-mail: epic1934@aol.com.  Twitter @gregmitch.   

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11:10  Video of good bud WIll Bunch on Olbermann tonight re: his new #OWS mini-book.  I’ll have tape of my own segment soon.

10:10  Flash: Amy Goodman and Chris Hedges on Charlie Rose PBS show tonight at 11 ET talking #OWS.

9:40  Allison Kilkenny with new Police State vs. Occupy piece here at The Nation…. Total arrests now up to over 2400, according to @OccupyArrests tonight.

9:15  Back from NYC and "Countdown" w/ KO. Did I miss anything?  Two segments before me were great.   Moving interview w/ the arrested Chicago nurse.  I’ll have video later tonight. Old pal Will Bunch, who has new Kindle "single" on #OWS, followed me on the show.  Old home week, accent on "old."

6:35  Heading off to NYC to appear on Countdown tonight with Keith O, allegedly in 8:20 segement.  Catch you later.

5:35  Amy Goodman (fresh from big NYT story today) now interviewing Egyptian activist @AsmaaMahfouz at Zuccott, where she is speaking, here is picture. 

5:25 The always amusing Sen. Orrin "Escape" Hatch hits OWS, you can read or watch it here. "I am very concerned that they don’t seem to have any real agenda other than causing problems."

5:05 Yikes: In case you thought Rick Perry’s Texas was quiet, breaking now is news that 20 from  OccupyDallas arrested this afternoon in sitdown at JP MorganChase Tower.   Follow link for great photo showing this: "With handkerchiefs tied across the front of their faces, dozens sat in front of the building."  TV station promises video soon. 

5:00  New Pew Survey finds support still fairly good for OWS, especially vs. Tea Party.    For OWS it is 39% favorable and 35% against, with Tea Party at 32% up and 44% down.   And here’s a key:  The backing for OWS soars to 60% among those following news about them closely.   And the pro-OWS numbers vs. Tea Party even better among Independents. "About half of Democrats (52%) – and 62% of liberal Democrats – say they support the Occupy Wall Street movement. Among Republicans, 19% say they support the anti-Wall Street protests, while more than half (55%) oppose them." 

Greg Sargent analyzes new CNN poll on same subject, which also found "favorable" edge for OWS, if narrow.

4:55  Big march this Wednesday in NYC,  starting 3 pm or so, against Health Insurance Industry, read about it here.

4:50  New WOLFPac organized  in every state, claims @WolfPacHQ.  But don’t call them Young Turkeys….@BillMcKibben: "i keep trying to believe the obama admin is keeping an open mind about keystone, but not easy."… At Rolling StoneObama Solicits Designers to Work on Job Poster…Unpaid. 

4:15  Speaking of the "Material Girl" (see below): amazing story about Madonna’s brother now homeless and living in Traverse City, under a bridge.  “My family turned their back on me, basically, when I was having a hard time,” he said. “You think I haven’t answered this kind of question a bazillion times — why my sister is a multibazillionarie, and I’m homeless on the street?….Never say never,” he said. “This could happen to anybody.”

4:10   CBS News with article on new support group I mentioned here last night: Occupy Marines.  Semper Fi!  And much more on them here.

3:55  Amazing songfest at Zuccotti last night, "Material Girl " jam featuring, among others, Sean Lennon (son of John) in beard and Rufus Wainwright (son of Loudon).     Follows intro on fracking by "Gasland" director Josh Fox.   Dedicated to Ben Bernanke. 

 3:40  Occupyers in NY state capital of Albany have not been evicted despite urges of Gov. Cuomo, many say…intervew with longtime colleague Ari Berman on Majority Report on his widely-hailed "Austerity Class" piece…

3:30  Looking forward to watching acclaimed OWS-related new film "Margin Call" tonight via Zune — just out in theaters so amazing it’s on the TV already (for small fee). 

3:20 Thanks for making this blog currently #1 and #5 on The Nation‘s "Most Read" articles list.

2:15  Brand names:   Somehow missed Katy Perry joining hubby Russell Brand on his second (third?) visit to Zuccotti Park on Saturday.  Better, good old Rusty Rockets Brand has lengthy piece about Occupy on his site.  "Zuccotti Park, this once architecturally banal plaza, framed by silently thundering corporate tombstones, is becoming both the graveyard of a deceased economic dogma and the cradle of the revolution."

1:55 Weakly, standard:  New from someone named Eliot Spitzer at Slate: How Bill Kristol funded bogus ad claiming OWS is anti-Semitic. "By splicing hate-filled anti-Semitic statements that may or may not come from individuals hanging out on the fringe of the Zuccotti Park protests together with Nancy Pelosi’s, President Obama’s, and my supportive statements, ECI and Bill Kristol are trying to argue that Occupy Wall Street equals Obama and Pelosi equals anti-Semitism. They’re insinuating that support for OWS is the same as support for hate."

1:50  If you missed Frank Rich’s piece in new New York mag, "The Class War Has Begun."  Opens with Hoover and the Bonus Marchers but goes on to take long look an entire movement–and reaction from media, rightwing, and Bloomberg.

1:40  More details on  (and trailer for) MTV going ahead with its OWS show.  "The special episode will take you to the front lines as MTV cameras follow four young people who get swept up in the political movement that has quickly grown into a global phenomenon. Viewers will be introduced to Bryan, one of the leaders of the Occupy sanitation team. You’ll watch as he steels himself against a potential fight with the city when he fears that their request to clean the park is an excuse to evict the protesters."  And so on.

1:35  Time magazine: How OccupyLA may get Los Angeles to go after banks.

1:15  Good follow-up piece today on Pete Seeger (and family) march and songfest for OWS last Friday.

1:05 Michael Moore on CNBC tells them to "do your job" and report in income inequality.  Video here. …AdBusters continues to push Oct. 29 "Robin Hood" march.

12:55 Homelessness becoming key OWS issue?…. Mark Ruffalo at people’s mic connects the movements:  anti-fracking,  OWS, Tar Sands.

12:30  Today’s song pick for Occupyers and fans (a daily feature): The great Mavis Staples does simply one of the greatest songs ever, Stephen Foster’s "Hard Times (Come Again No More)."

 11:45  Yes, it has come to pass: Brian Stelter of NYT tweets: " MTV at Zuccotti Park: the channel will premiere ‘True Life: I’m Occupying Wall Street’ on Nov. 5 (a Saturday)."    Most likely only "Hot Chicks" need apply. 

11:15 Interesting piece at The Fix site on "the other  side" of Zuccotti Park where, yes, drug dealers operate out of certain tents and medics deal with ODs and addition.  It’s like any other "city."   Security tries to monitor.   And there are AA meetings.   But:: "By all accounts, the vast majority of protestors on the square respect the ban on drugs and alcohol. A casual observer is likely never to see drug use on the square, and those who flout the ‘no drugs’ policy are usually confronted by their fellow protestors."

10:55  Michael Moore heading to NY Stock Exchange in "confrontation" over CNBC intervew (see below)…. The Guardian back with its on-and-off OWS blog, so far today mainly on Chicago… sorry to see Josh Harkinson, who has done great OWS coverage for Mother Jones, now on a plane back home to San Fran…

10:15  Sickest attack so far:  NY Post says shootings way up in NYC in past month and blames it all on…you guessed….OWS:  "protest duty takes the special units away from their regular jobs — patrolling public housing and problem spots and staking out nightclubs plagued by violence, supervisors said."

10:05   Old buddy Will Bunch out with likely first book-like thing on OWS, a "Kindle Single" just published: "The Battle of the Brookly Bridge."  Can find it here.  He is the Philly Daily News reporter and longtime Attytood blogger who has written recent books on Reagan ("Tear Down This Myth") and the rise of the new right and Tea Party.   The Kindle Single is just 99 cents and focuses on the pivotal October 1 incident and beyond.   More later.

9:55  OccupyMaine now has statement via Facebook on incident where "chemical bomb" was thrown into encampment (see below):   "Early Sunday morning, around 4am, the members of the Occupy Maine camp at Lincoln Park woke up to a loud explosion. Witnesses who were awake said a car driving by slowed down, and lobbed an IED over the fence. Within a few seconds, it exploded. The blast reportedly lifted a table about a foot off the ground. The table generally requires 2 people to lift and move. The target was the center of camp where the overnight security team was.

"One witness said this type of bomb could have caused a lot more damage if certain things were added and a lot of campers are fearful of another attack. Thankfully no one was injured last night but police investigators were on scene for 2 hours to identify the chemicals used and to try to find out who is responsible. The suspect car is said to be a Silver 4-Door Sedan from the late 80s-mid 90s and possibly a Toyota or Nissan and if you have any more information, you are encouraged to contact the Portland Police Department at 207-874-8575."

9:45  Business Insider with good Q & A with Phil Arnone, one of the "founders" of OWS , one early days and future hopes.

 9:30  Nurses arrested in Chicago finally released from jail a few hours ago….Meanwhile, nurses plan big march in NYC today, follow @NationalNurses. .. On that failed "art occupation" in NYC, with photos.

8:50  Josh Harkinson of Mother Jones on the 68 families with kids who bravely camped out in Zuccotti Park.  "After awhile, the nearby bars emptied out. A drunk stopped by to loudly sing "God Bless America" before the police hauled him off. Then another man lobbed a role of duct tape into the group, briefly rousing five-year-old Diego Curinga."

8:40  As I noted last night, Michael Moore was mad that CNBC scheduled interview with him at 11 am today in front of  theNY Stock Exchange and then moved it to another locale after the NYSE complained.  Now he tweets message to CNBC:   "I will be in front of stock exchange at 11am for the scheduled interview that you begged me to do. Find some courage and show up."

8:30  Old anti-nuclear pal Harvey Wasserman on how Occupy and anti-nukes activists fit together…. Where do the top 1% really work? … Alternet pulls together a few key graphs and charts  to show what motivates the Occupy movement.

8:15   NYT story by Brian Stelter on Democracy Now! and role in OWS and other struggles.

12:30  Portland daily paper just posted story on someone throwing  "chemical bomb at the Occupy Maine encampment in Portland during the early morning hours today.  No injuries but there was an "explosion."  More: The bomb "consisted of chemicals poured into a plastic Gatorade container could have caused serious injury."  

12:05 AM   @OccupyArrests, which is keeping tally, just now raised numbers to 2382 arrests in past six weeks.  BTW, five reportedly remaiin jailed in Chicago for 24 hours now because were also arrested last week.

From late Sunday

11:45  NY Daily News, not exactly an OWS backer, does pretty good 5-minute video on 24 Hours at the site, from drummers to Michael Moore, below:

11:35  Old media pal David Carr with fun NYT look at possible  need for an OccupyNewsrooms.  Namely:  USA Today has explained one inspiration for OWS is big bonuses for bosses, and lo and behold, look who is getting big bonsues (USA Today and owner Gannett).  "Never a standout in journalism performance, the company strip-mined its newspapers in search of earnings, leaving many communities with far less original, serious reporting."

 11:25 Occupyer drops F-bomb on Geraldo live on Fox News, watch.

11:20 Police inflicted "shocking injuries" on protedsters in mass arrests a few days ago in Melbourne,  Occupyers there charge.

9:25  For those who think doing civil disobedience is a lark,  and protesters just get a ticket and go home, listen up.  From Occupy Chicago:  "They still haven’t released the nurses who were arrested last nigh."  You may recall the human chain around the medical tent.  " One of the holding cells with about 30 men had no working sink. Their requests were ignored for 5 to 6 hours….An epileptic girl needed her meds. We yelled for an hour before anyone came and then they ignored for another hour….We yelled for about sixteen hours to make a phonecall before they finally let some of us…This protester asked different police officers 86 times politely to make a phone call. Ignored all night…..

"We were given no food until noon today after yelling for hours they gave us a bologna sandwich…..Most of those of us who were in jail were not even allowed a phone call even though we asked for one repeatedly…..Two of the people who did get a phonecall report that the bondsmen were playing videogames instead of working on our paperwork….None of the men were given toilet paper for the past twenty hours. "

9:10 .   See there is now an @OccupyMarines and they have 220 followers already.   Waiting for #OccupyCIA.     Or #OccupyWH.

7:40   Van Jones at OccupyLA:  "Politics need to adjust to this movement, not the other way around."…. Cool:  Silent movie night at Zuccotti Park with large crowd under the stars.  Photo here.

6:00 Bonus song of the day for Occupyers everywhere, one of my alltime faves, Arcade Fire’s "Intervention."  Indeed:  "Every spark of friendship and love / will die without a home."   And set to Eisenstein’s "Potemkin."

 5:45  Michael Moore: "I was to appear live Mon on CNBC @ 11am on Wall St. in front of the NYSE. I’ve just been told the NYSE will not allow this. On a public st.reet."


Greg Mitchell’s 12th book is new e-book vs. the death penalty,  Dead Reckoning: Executions in America (and just $2.99). His other current book: Atomic Cover-Up, on the censorship of film footage from Hiroshima and Nagasaki for decades.  He’s also recently written books about WikiLeaks and Bradley Manning.  His book The Campaign of the Century: Upton Sinclair’s Race for Governor of California and the Birth of Media Politics won the Goldsmith Book Prize.