OccupyWallStreet catches fire around the country. For yesterday’s blog, click on my name at top. All times ET. E-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Here’s my new book vs. the death penalty and other current book Atomic Cover-up.
FOLKS, I have now launched Friday blog, go there now. I am now LIVE-BLOGGING the Siege of Zuccotti.
11:26 Various people on the scene: Total solidarity….Training for arrests being taken seriously…. “Looks like SEIU, CWA, and UAW all promising to show up at Zuccotti Park in the morning, according SEIU announcement.”
11:10 Russell SImmons, who earlier had offered to pay for cleanup, now tweets that he will be in park and ready to get busted? He writes, ” I don’t wanna go to jail but I will be there ready!” A few minutes ago he had written: .” The law says the young people can stay. I love the mayor but he shouldn’t allow this to get violent.”
11:05 Josh Harkinson of Mother Jones at site: “Learned that unions are bringing in big show of support @ 4 a.m., including @ 100 who will get arrested.”
11:00 @RDevro of Democacy Now: “Protesters are going through rapid-response drills. Practicing linking arms, forming a unified line at speed.” If busted, call 212.679.6018
10:55 Mass email from MoveOn says petition to Bloomberg signed by 240,000 but he is not budging. They ask that you show solidarity with NY but going to local event somewhere in country, and linking to this DailyKos map.
10:45 NY ACLU says they will be in park at crack of dawn. “OWS we have your back.”
10:15: Crowd a few minutes ago gathers to make Bloomberg accept petitions and “do your duty.” Plus sirens. Note cop filming everything.
10:10 Here’s full text of official NY Occupy response to “cleanup/eviction.”