I’ve been live-blogging OWS here 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 Street to Occupy Everywhere." Most of my other books here.
— Go HERE for the Tuesday edition of this blog, now posted, with more on L.A. raid etc.
11:30 Livestream from LA–fight just broke out among campers. Raid near. Below that: another livestream, this one from the LA Times building directly across street from camp. This breaks police control of MSM images.
11:20 Authors of two major pieces on OWS this week, in The New Yorker and NY Mag, on Charlie Rose PBS show now. For one thing, they agree movement has no interest in backing Obama. Also: Occupy does indeed have specific "leaders."
10:40 L.A. mayor now says ordered eviction due to children camping there amid threats of violence.
10:20 Here’s first live interview with Iraq vet Scott Olsen, injured in Oakland street clash, on Ed Show tonight.
10:00 Full report on LAPD media plans for raid, restricting numbers, freezing out (probably) livestreamers and others without official press credentials, also scary warning that press reps have to be properly outfitted (because of use of tear gas or what?). ACLU fighting. "Gregory said on air yesterday that pool elite will be outfitted in special protective clothing before the raid. They’ll be notified an hour before police dive in, and won’t be allowed to phone home with their juice until the eviction is over. More bizarre still: Reporters in the pool will have to submit their entire "pool reports" to the wire (City News Service) before any news outlet can post an exclusive. This is supposed to make the LAPD’s restrictive approach fair for all non-pool outlets — but ironically just gives the brave embedded bloggers and rubberneckers on the sidewalk the clear advantage."