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11:35 Mayor Nutter of Philadelphia mic-checked today at Harvard’s JFK School just after he told crowd no injuries at all in raid last night. Reminded that at least one guy, an Iraq vet, trampled by police horse, and more:
11:00 Tom Morello showed up to play at OccupyLA’s GA tonight at the scene of last night’s raid. Photo at left. Videos later…And update: We reported earlier that Jackson Browne and band Dawes will perform gig at Zuccotti Park tomorrow at 1 pm. Now we learn that Third Eye Band also will be there (as we have noted, they have a new OWS-backing single) and possibly at 12:30. Frankly, don’t know Dawes at all (an age thing) but saw many a Jackson show back in 1970s, though not since beyond a benefit for Rep. John "Orleans" Hall. Browne is one of drivers of upcoming first rock benefit CD for Occupy.
10:40 Big NYT piece by Brian Stelter on "The 99%" entering the "lexicon," no matter what many feel about OWS itself. Looks at history of the phrase, and other such phrases, quotes Xeni Jardin, looks at its use in ads, and much more. Brian has been doing a lot of good OWS stuff … Charlottesville eviction happening at 11 pm tonight…
10:20 Just now from @OccupyLA: "Nearly 300 peaceful
#OccupyLA protesters still at Metropolitan Detention Center. NLG has yet to see them."
9:05 Protesters in NYC, though not massive number, making a lot of noise across of midtown hotel where he is at fundraiser. See new livestream below and another down the page. Hard to believe police will put up with this for too long–surely the drummers would be heard inside hotel! Wouldn’t shock me OWS paid for, say, 5 folks to attend an Obama fund raiser and they do a little mic-check…. Seems to me some trouble in LA now between cops and remnants of campers.