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9:25 Amazing livestream from Cairo. Much gunfire now. Note to Occupyers: THIS is what a police state looks like. … Well, Kim Jong Il said he would be "dictator for life" — and that turned out to be true.
8:05 Not that anyone should care, but my Top Twelve movie list for the year (so far, a few late films to see) would include: Incendies, Of Gods and Men, Caves of Forgotten Dreams, Blue Valentine, Margin Call, Take Shelter, Moneyball, Martha, Marcy, May, Marlene, There’s Something Wrong With Aunt Diane, The Whistleblower and Contagion. Missing a documentary or two, to be sure. The Artist a likely add.
8:00 Cool video of Occupy Cleveland trying to stop foreclosure–and trying to get sheriffs to not do it. More here.
7:30 Katha Pollitt here at The Nation on 10 ways to Occupy the holidays for good causes… Apparently Hitchens or that SNL skit put the hex on Tebow.
7:00 Badge of honor: Just noticed that the man who turned in Bradley Manning, Adrian Lamo, has panned my book about Manning at Amazon, don’t miss his "review" at bottom of page….Amazon doing another promo, my recent e-book on (and versus) the death penalty in America is FREE today only, so just 5 hours remaining…. NOTE: My personal blog has info on most of my books and ways to order them (for Christmas?).
5:00 Probably the quietest Sunday since launch of OWS. Football? Holidays? Cold weather? Exhaustion? Long winter ahead. Stay tuned.
3:10 Protesters in Des Moines set up round-the-clock camp — outside Obama campaign office. Veterans for piece involved too. "About eight veterans stood side by side on the steps of the campaign office and read a letter demanding Obama rein in military spending and end the United States’ worldwide military presence. ‘To fulfill the Occupy Wall Street movement’s call to return our country’s economic and political life back to the 99 percent, we will need a president who will make the dismantling of the U.S. military empire their number one foreign policy priority,’ the letter read."