Live-blogging OWS daily since October 1. Email: email@example.com. 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….
8:30 Naked protest in Montreal (photo left).
3:45 Jamie Dimon admitted today that Occupy has "some legitimate complaints" but the JP Morgan Chase chief quickly added "however, that it’s unfair to paint all institutions with one brush: ‘It was everyone guilty. That’s another form of discrimination.’” He also added: "When things go wrong, finance gets blamed." Poor guy. Well, not exactly poor….
3:30 John Knefel at AlterNet: When mainstream media coverage of Occupy fell off–so did their focus on income inequality and such issues… Truthout: Homeland Security posts more Occupy-related docs revealing surveillance.
2:35 Editorial at long-runnng AmericaBlog challenges Occupy on violence, on "fetish" of leaderlessness, on need for more teach-ins, and more….
12:05 Lengthy post claiming police plants–not Black Bloc, not Occupy–were behind the destructive "ruckus" in San Fran on May Day Eve….The Gothamist posts 7 videos of "rough" arrests on May Day…Wash Post: How economists have misunderstood "inequality"…
11:55 Take note: long-awaited probe of Facebook privacy just up at Consumer Reports (and written by a friend).