Live-blogging OWS daily since October 1. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. All times ET. See my e-book "40 Days That Shook the World: From Occupy Wall St. to Occupy Everywhere." My very OWS-relevant "Journeys With Beethoven" has just been published in print and as e-book, my other books here.
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11:00 Waiting for Arlo Guthrie to re-make his dad’s song as "Self-Deportees."
8:45 Josh Harkinson: Occupy Oakland focus more anti-cop than anti-corp?
7:30 Laughable, but is anyone laughing? Over 400 arrests in Oakland the other night lead to exactly….12 charges. NBC: "It appears that the mass arrest — the biggest in the Easy Bay since 1982, when 1,200 people were taken into custody during an anti-nuclear demonstration — will do very little to dampen revolutionary spirits: a reading of a list of 90 names of those arrested who will not be charged was punctuated by a call of f*** the police, the Bay Citizen reported."
6:05 Andy Borowitz tweets: "Romney: ‘I’m not concerned about the very poor. They’re all working at my house.’"
5:10 NYT and other news orgs have some questions for police about handling of journos at protests….High School students walk out and marchee to Union Sq today in NYC…. Occupy Detroit saves home of couple facing eviction… Bill Moyers talks to former CitiGroup head.
4:15 He’s baaaack: Interview with Bill Ayers, you know the former "terrorist" that Obama "hobnobbed" with.
4:00 Former top N.C. newspaper editor @JohnRobinson: "Sigh. I asked my college class what happened 52 years ago today. None knew. In fact, only one recognized the term ‘Greensboro sit-ins.’"
3:15 Oakland arrestees claim brutal treatment in jail.
2:55 My new book on Beethoven’s influence today–including politically and re: Occupy–just out this morning in print edition, was available in various e-book editions a few days ago. Co-authored by Kerry Candaele and linked to his great upcoming Beethoven as universal hero film. Below Beethoven rocks the biggest Occupy-related rally of the year — over half a million in Madrid.