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12:25 Michelle Shocked, cool singer/songwriter, talks about her arrest in LA raid last week in video, and vow to take it to Supreme Court, starts about 4:30 in.
12:15 Just back from NYC, need to catch up. I my talk I mentioned I had just seen on the street nearby someone had put "99%" in their apt window — over a Chase — with Xmas lights. Someone at party, Julia Frakes, later took photo and sent to me.
4:55 Leaving in a few minutes for NYC–speaking to a youngish "downtown" crowd on OWS panel at the Bowery Hotel, and no tickets, as they have 700 RSVPs for 500 capacity, they tell me. Below is livestream from Global Rev, which will probably be hoping around USA and Occupy Homes actions. See you later tonight.
4:10 Thom Yorke, Massive Attack doing show for OWS now from secret location in London, here is livestream but sound has been bad.
4:05 Horror story of the day (so far) : Woman denied food stamps for months in standoff at San Antonio welfare office for 7 hours, ends up shooting herself and twos kids (they are still alive).
3:40 Mother Jones take on Obama speech: he has "met" OWS. Total shift in his emphasis and words in past three months. And ready for 2012 at last…. Boston camp gets court order to live another day, or more…
3:35 PunkBoyinSF livestreaming San Fran actions now. Appears to be an occupation of city hall now.
3:10 Just got this email from OWS "press" team on one part of NY actions (see below): "The tour ended at an empty home foreclosed on by Bank of America that is being liberated for the homeless family after being abandoned for three years. The father, Alfredo Carrasquillo, and a clean-up crew have begun occupying it. They are presently making renovations that will allow the mother and her two children to move in. Neighbors and community members are delivering housewarming gifts and holding a spirited block party with food and live music to welcome the new family."