Live-blogging OWS daily since October 1. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. All times ET. See my e-book on Occupy "40 Days That Shook the World." My other books, including recent ones on Bradley Manning, Upton Sinclair, and Beethoven, here….
1:05 Cool video of recent protest at Verizon meeting in Alabama, with Steve Earle music (he has lent a hand there in other ways, too).
12:00 FDL wrap-up on what’s gone on in Charlotte so far today, inside and outside the BOA meeting, votes on shareholder resolutions, arrests (we have seen count of four so far, could be off).
11:40 Police now blocking access to OccupyTheFarm site near Berkeley (see items below)…
10:40 Arrests at BOA meeting in Charlotte (see below). One of them, Johnny Rosa, a BOA foreclosure victim, tells Huff Post: "I just want to stop what they are doing." Allison Kilkenny eyeballing here, but remains to be seen if really "thousands."
10:30 Quebec students rejecting that tuition deal we wrote about earlier this week….
9:40 Frequent updates on BOA protest in Charlotte here. Such as: "Stephen Lerner, a member of the executive board at the Service Employees International Union, and a frequent target of attacks from hardline conservative media a sends an update: ‘We have moved into streets.. Shutting down key intersections. Cops mellow so far.’" A sporadic live stream here.
9:20 Greg Sargent at Wash Post: Romney won’t criticize extremists in own party but told Occupyer, "Go back to Russia."