Live-blogging OWS daily since October 1. Email: email@example.com. All times ET. See my e-book on Occupy "40 Days That Shook the World." My OWS-relevant "Journeys With Beethoven" just published in print and e-book, my other books here…
3:55 From my assistant Elizabeth Whitman: Yesterday’s Super Tuesday primaries might be one of the more hyped-up pre-election events in American politics, but beneath the national radar, a far more significant vote was taking place, in more than fifty communities across the state of Vermont. Included on voters’ ballots was a question about an amendment that would overturn Citizens United, the Supreme Court decision two years ago that said corporations can contribute unlimited amounts of money to influence political campaigns. At least two dozen towns passed a resolution calling for the amendment, according to unofficial results.
Although not all Vermonters agree on whether such a resolution is the best way to address the Citizens United ruling, the vote itself speaks to the power of local action and discussion, and is the first attempt of its kind in the battle against Citizens United.
3:10 Don’t miss "Foreclose the Banks" video (hat tip to colleagues Peter Rothberg and Eliz Whitman).
2:05 Remember those 68 folks arrested in tuition protest in Sacremento the other night? Turns out 66 were released fairly quickly--at a 24 hour Wal Mart!
11:00 And now the "Keep Me Occupied" game loosely tied to OWS that you can play at home, cooperatively, of course.
9:45 Adbusters: How the "Showdown" in Chicago became the "Backdown."
8:55 No, it’s not a national convention in Philly or any place else, but it is a regional conference in St. Louis, with Occupyers from 30 cities, coming up next week.