Live-blogging OWS daily since October 1. Email: email@example.com. All times ET. My new e-book is "40 Days That Shook the World: From Occupy Wall St. to Occupy Everywhere." Also my very OWS-relevant "The Campaign of the Century" has just been re-issued. Most of my other books here.
* MONDAY *
10:00 Bob Plain, who has visited a bunch of Occupy enclaves around the USA in recent weeks pauses in Salinas, CA, to look ahead to 2012.
9:50 For my Occupy song pick of the day (could be every day) a special treat if you have never seen this: annual craze in Japan at this time of year where choirs up to 10,000 strong gather to sing Beethoven’s "Ode to Joy" and finale of his Ninth Symphony. Here is one of this year’s events. "A people become brothers."
8:00 Two nights later, Ellen Barkin still on the case: "I have never been afraid of a NY policeman until last nite.What I saw was random & senseless arrests and unnecessarily threatening behavior." No sea of love, that’s for sure.
7:30 If you missed all of our coverage and items (below), here is CBS wrap on the Occupy Rose Parade action.
6:20 I often link to Yves Smith’s excellent "Naked Capitalism" blog so pleased to see that it’s pick today as "must-read" is my recent piece (drawn from my book) on Upton Sinclair’s incredible race for governor of California in 1934 leading one of our greatest mass movements — and how the "vested interests" went out and invented the modern political campaign to destroy him.
3:30 Biggest driver of income inequality? Capital gains, Wash Post reports.
3:00 Terrific singer Michelle Shocked now singing at Occupy Rose Parade rally — as "Michelle 99 %" and partly in disguise for some reason…She was arrested in LA camp raid a few weeks back…. March today was giant success, thousands in parade with float and viewed by tens of thousands along route.
1:00 Network TV channels have signed off Rose Parade just before Occupy float appears, here are two livestreams, one should be working at least: