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10:30 Livestream: big protest in SF after eviction,ambulance just arrived:
9:05 At least 11 arrested so far tonight outside U.S. Sup Court in protest vs. Citizens United ruling…. Cool photo earlier of "lie-in" — that is Wash Post reporter Tim Craig counting the bodies.
8:35 OWSers crash Gingrich fundraiser at posh D.C. hotel, gets pretty wild:
7:45 Earlier today we reported Time magazine picked rise of Occupy as #1 U.S. news story of the year. Now comes word that NPR word guy names Occupy "word of the year." Story and audio here. "So why not make ‘the 99 percent’ itself the word of the year? Well, for one thing, occupy is that rare linguistic phenomenon, a word that bubbles up out of nowhere and actually helps to create the very thing it names. And anyway, the 99 percent ‘ wouldn’t be part of our political discussions if occupy hadn’t gotten there first."
5:55 Roger Ebert finally weighs in on Occupy. Give it a thumb up, and the other thumb down Says he backs it, like most populist movement, but has severe qualms about tactics, such as the camps, noting that Saul Alinsky would "tear his hair out" over that. "Successful as it has been, the Occupy Movement should be much larger and encompass more different kinds of people. By its radical tactics, it has seemed exclusionary. Everyone should feel invited to join." Is "radical" really the right word, Rog?