Live-blogging OWS daily since October 1.  Email: 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


11:05 If you missed that fun rally of "the 1%" at the big Pleasanton protest yesterday. Spencer Mills was there: 

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11:00 Tina DuPuy at Alternet: The Rise of the OWS Livestreamer.… Thank you notes to OWS going up at Tomkins Sq Park in NY, @allisonkilkenny covering

10:00 2 more U.S officers killed in Kabul yesterday–U.S. troops burning Korans already killed more people than Bradley Manning…. Matt Taibbi’s latest, on GOP race, don’t miss… Santorum on ABC this morning: "I don’t believe in an America where the separation of church and state are absolute."

9:10 Way too little notice couple days ago of Woody Guthrie’s 100 birthday.

8:55 My weekly feature, Sunday Morning in the Church of Beethoven, today starring Yo-Yo Ma.


8:40  Lucy Lawless, former TV super-hero superstar, occupies a Shell Oil ship.

1:40  Big Oakland area (Pleasanton) protest this afternoon in support of workers at Castleton country club, among those tweeting Susie Cagle @susie_C.   Spencer Mills livestream:

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 10:55  This Week in Poverty here at The Nation looks an the deal on unemployment benefits–which won’t help the poor any…More from the Occupied Chicago Tribune on that key factory occupation.

 10:10  Lengthy piece at the Occupied Wall Street Journal on companies that make tear gas and different levels of "lethality."

From late Friday

I’ve noted previously the Occupy The Food Supply actions coming up next Monday, with broad support.  They will even be handing out seeds at the NY Stock Exchange.  Now here’s piece by Willie Nelson and Anna Lappe at Huff Post today.  "Our food is under threat. It is felt by every family farmer who has lost their land and livelihood, every parent who can’t find affordable or healthy ingredients in their neighborhood, every person worried about foodborne illnesses thanks to lobbyist-weakened food safety laws, every farmworker who faces toxic pesticides in the fields as part of a day’s work."

Don’t miss part III of my series on Beethoven providing soundtrack for global protests: Today, re: Tiananman Square as the troops moved in…. Today’s music pick: 10,000 Maniacs singing for universal brotherhood in Japan–or rather, 10,000 maniacs.

 Occupyyers in SF, San Jose and Oakland uniting today to foreclose ON banks in actions that start about 2 pm local time…. Tomorrow Occupy Oakland folks to back workers locked out for two years at local country club.  Josh Harkinson of Mother Jones says he will be tweeting it.

Love that Romney, to show he cares about auto industry, bragged that he and wife both "drive Cadillacs."  Perfect…. Pathetic turnout out for his big stadium speech in Detroit….but he is bouncing back in some polls there.

Video on occupying coal production:

 As noted  earlier this week, Springsteen is teasing his upcoming album by steaming one cut a day.  Almost all are OWS-friendly, no more so than today’s "This Depression" with Occupy hero Tom Morello. …