Live-blogging OWS daily since October 1. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. All times ET. My new e-book is "40 Days That Shook the World: From Occupy Wall St. to Occupy Everywhere." Also my very OWS-relevant "The Campaign of the Century" has just been re-issued. Most of my other books here.
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11:20 The Atlantic covers arrest of Global Rev media team.
9:20 Protester in NY arrested on New Year’s Eve charged with felony for cutting hand of cop.
7:55 I’m also live-blogging the Iowa caucus tonight.
7:40 OWS folks in NY meeting for GA in "public" space at 100 Williams St with much cop presence and possible showdown coming.
5:05 Flash mob and mic check just started at Grand Central, Tim Pool now on the scene (top one below), at least one arrest:
4:25 Bad news: As noted before, the super-valuable Global Rev livestreaming HQ in Brooklyn got eviction notice yesterday, due to no sprinkler or some such. Now a raid this afternoon, 5 or more arrested including the chief, Vlad. Reputedly some equipment broken but 800-pound server with archives moved out before that.
3:50 Zuccotti Park re-opened–but most Occupyers uptown in NDAA protests, flash mob at 5 pm at Grand Central.
2:40 Top two media obsessions at this hour: Rick Santorum’s sweater, the fake Wendi Deng (Murdoch’s wife) Twitter account.
2:30 Susie Cagle’s illustrated history of Occupy Oakland to appear at Truthout starting next week….. MoveOn offering: "I am Obamacare." …. Laff of day goes to David Brooks for his column hailing Santorum as most "sensible" and champion of the "working class," along with dream of a Santorum/Sherrod Brown ticket.