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7:45 As noted earlier, unholy Trinity has refused to lend its land to OWS in NY for new camp on Ssturday. This article makes it clear that people who show up there will be arrested. I am predicting will be big turnout and we’ll see priests and pastors busted. God, have to post Woody’s "Jesus Christ" again.
6:20 Barbara Ehrenreich: Class Warfare — How did the 1% get us to this point?
5:25 I noted earlier that OWS rallying for Bradley Manning as he finally gets his hearing tomorrow. Here are details in email from NY OWS on their effort: "Occupy Wall Street participants will join hundreds of supporters of accused WikiLeaks whistleblower Bradley Manning on Friday at Fort Meade, Maryland. PFC Manning’s pre-trial hearings begin on Friday. About 50 people will depart from Liberty Square at 5:00 am Friday morning via chartered bus, arriving in Fort Meade as the hearings begin at 9:00 am. …. On Saturday, December 17, they will march and hold a noon rally along with supporters from Occupy DC and across the country." Manning seen as helping spark whole Occupy movement. I wrote the first book about him earlier this year, still accurate and valuable for background.
4:40 Justin Elliot at Salon: "An analysis of new financial data released by Occupy Wall Street in New York. The bad news for Occupy: donations have fallen off a cliff, from a high of around $20,000 per day to a current low of just $98 on Dec. 13. The good news: the movement still has hundreds of thousands of dollars in the bank, an impressive sum for an entity that has existed for a mere three months." A large chunk of money still goes to what are essentially social services: food, laundry, and medical.
3:15 Today’s song pick for OWS and fans, a new one, rapping for Occupy and more: