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." My very OWS-relevant "The Campaign of the Century" has just been re-issued, my other books here.
* SUNDAY *
9:00 My man Steve Earle at a packed Riverside Church event tonight for MLK Jr. and OWS.
3:40 More useful education via the Stephen Colbert Super PAC. Narrated by John Lithgow:
3:30 Too many MLK Jr. or Reclaim the Dream events going on around the USA to count or cover, and many just starting or vigils to come tonight. MoveOn just linked to this timely reminder of MLK Jr. on military spending. Follow hashtags #J15 and #OccupytheDream.
7:50 a.m. Saga of the "Amarillo 13" continues–Occupyers kicked off bus in Texas taking them to D.C. for actions (see below). They are just now back on the road in another bus and calling for OWSers to greet them as they stop in cities along the way. Here’s a local TV report with video. Protests to Greyhound continue and they have IDed driver and posted photos and livestream.
* SATURDAY *
11:00 p.m. Twitter uproar by OWS folks over report that 13 Occupyers from San Diego, heading to D.C. for week of activities, were booted off a Greyhound bus by allegedly anti-OWS driver in Amarillo, Texas (I think). Police arrived then and heard complaints. And now local TV at the bus station. Still not sure WHY kicked off but Occupyers say driver abusive and out to get OWSers. They report next bus not for 8 hours or more and asking for supporters to complain to Greyhound. They have passed along name of driver and say bus people in Amarillo are fine. Some supporters offering to try to get them airline tickets. Other buying them pizza. Manager of Papa John’s sent pizzas. Now local Fox TV has arrived. Follow @road2congress. There’s even a livestream as they wait: