I’ll be updating actions as the day goes on. For starters, at 7:30 below, find the OWS release from New York on the national activities planned in 70 cities. Ther e’s even a protest almost in my backyard, vs. Pfizer here in Rockland County, NY. Organizers advise: Stay up to the minute on Twitter using #F29 and follow @F29pdx and see liveblogging from around the nation at shutdownthecorporations.org
5:00 Rolling Stone covers Matt Taibbi’s speech to Occupy today in NYC plus a photo gallery. Tim Pool taped it (to see Matt jump past the march coverage top about the 22 minutes mark).
1:10 Occupy Santa Ana tweets that a third order to disperse has been issued, with threat of less than lethal projectiles in come.
12:30 New York march now at BOA, cops push, at least one arrest, apparently. See livestream below.
9:10 Global Rev will have livestreams all day. Just covered mass student protests in Spain.
8:50 For NYC action coming up at Bryant Park, follow @johnknefel.
7:55 Things got kicked off last night with New York march and rally and then, as The Gothamist tweeted: "8 arrests made at Zuccotti Park tonight. Many arrests were made seemingly at random, without provocation."
7:30 The OWS press release: On February 29th, concerned citizens, students, and occupiers in over seventy cities across the nation, including Occupy Wall Street (NYC), are standing up to the corporations and legislators involved in American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The biggest corporations in America, including ExxonMobil, Bank of America, BP, Monsanto, Pfizer, and Wal-Mart use ALEC to buy off legislators and craft legislation that puts corporate profit over the well-being of ordinary people. Responding to a national call from Occupy Portland, this will be the Occupy Movement’s largest coordinated action this year and will confront ALEC corporations in the cities in which they do business throughout the nation.