Live-blogging OWS daily since October 1. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. All times ET. See my e-book on Occupy "40 Days That Shook the World." My other books, including new ones on Bradley Manning and Beethoven, here….
2:00 New call for "crowdfunding" Occupy TV spots. Email to me just now: "Thought you’d like to know about the launch of Occupy the Airwaves by Occupy.com and LoudSauce — a platform enabling the crowdfunding of TV time. You might remember LoudSauce’s campaign last year where they raised less than $7,000 from 168 contributors and placed pro-Occupy spots in front of over 3 million people, including O’Reilly Factor viewers. This time, they’re launching a $150,000 campaign with a call for 30-second spots." Here’s the video call:
1:05 Fun new parody of National Geographic wildlife docs, as NYPD "Lombardos" advance on their prey, "The Zuccotti," who wander north to escape.
11:45 Just announced: Occupy’s swell Alternative Banking Group takes Citi chief at his word to "talk any time." And they also provide phone number for you to call him. "But we must not wait any longer; the timing is urgent."
11:15 First in-depth piece, plus links and video, on May Day’s "Guitar Army" action in NYC with Tom Morello and Ben Harper and a cast of, maybe, thousands. But you’re being asked to learn some classic songs in advance–see them and much more at their site. Aftrer a march, will be a stage with amplification (with permit) at Union Sq. One of the songs on their "setlist" comes from Willie Nile, who does it here with Springsteen:
10:20 Lawrence Lessing at length at The Atlantic site: The Last Best Chance for Campaign Reform. "We cannot afford this silence now. We can’t afford to wait. We must find a way to put this issue into the center of this presidential campaign. And the only way to do that just now is the most misunderstood movement in this election cycle so far — Americans Elect." This involves a Buddy Roemer type as 3rd party candidate.