As of 2:43 AM, 10/7/11, there are Occupy movements in 837 U.S. cities.
Approximately 10,000 protesters marched in Portland, Oregon.
Numerous arrest reported at #OccupySacramento.
#OccupyMontana group meets in Billings, Montana.
Nice piece by Kumar Ramanathan of The Tufts Daily, an independent student paper.
Blondie expressing solidarity:
4:11 PM: This video was recommended by @OccupyWallSt. Obviously, this is a leaderless movement and this is not an official statement. But this framing of the issues is consistent with a good deal of what I hear from many of the occupiers. It's almost two hours long, but interesting in its own right and, I think, useful if you're looking to understand the Occupy movement.
Lifting the Veil from S DN on Vimeo.
On a separate note, I'm definitely hearing a lot of concern about being co-opted from those actually occupying. MoveOn.org is probably the most common target, but also the Democratic Party. I imagine there is a concern regarding unions, but I haven't heard unions mentioned specifically. In fact, this is anectdotal and obviously the movement is broad, but my general sense is that most are pro-union and pro-military, but are leery of political parties and the party machine.
Photos from 10/6/11 Occupy Portland protest by Ben Latterell.
5:21 AM: Undoubtedly one of the greatest slogans of all time - even in German.
OccupyTogether Occupy Together
Auf Deutsch :) -"@DJHell: Wir sind die 99%! @OccupyFrankfurt @OccupyTogether #ff"
5:40 AM: Clueless TPM piece: Can #OWS be used by Dems?
6:49 AM: New Anonymous Video:
6:55 AM: Huffington Post piece expressing concern of being co-opted.
@OccupyWallSt reports that October 15 will be a huge day world wide.
7:08 AM: More deserved scorn for Wall Street watergirl Erin Burnett:
7:33 AM: Some of you may have heard a book mentioned on the Ed Show by an #OWS protester. And the book was specifically mentioned in the context of Americans needing to educate themselves regarding the consensus process. I wasn't able to make out the title and author. However, @NebraskaSower was able to track it down (and it took some persistence). Anyway, here is the recommended reading from the #OWS protester:
Consensus: A New Handbook for Grassroots Social, Political & Environmental Groups, by Peter Gelderloos
8:09 AM: (ht Binh) Alliance for Global Justice says it was sabotaged over support for Occupy Wall Street and anti-war occupation.
8:59: Reporting from Occupy DC.
kgosztola Kevin Gosztola
"The ceiling on our expectations has been lifted by these young occupiers." #oct6 #ows
9:05: David Atkins of Hullabaloo re: co-option (definitely the topic of the moment).
9:29: Richard Eskow - #OWS isn't talking to the 1%; it's talking to the 99%.
9:49: Adbusters' Kalle Lasn Talks About OccupyWallStreet.
10:58: Occupy goes global - protests planned for 10/15.
As of 10:58 AM MST, there are Occupy protests in 892 U.S. Cities.
11:21 AM: Occupy Sesame Street Gets Violent.
Nate Silver uses statistics to show what we've known - police brutality equals media coverage.
As of 2:52 PM (MST), there are Occupy protests in 921 U.S. cities.
Naomi Klein on why movement won't be co-opted:
7:14 PM: Occupation Cincinatti begins occupation tomorrow and expects to have more than 500 protesters.
8:19 PM: Missoula, Montana holds its first General Assembly tomorrow, 10:00AM, Caras Park.
8:50 PM: Truthdigger of the Week: Jesse LaGreca.
11:01: One of the original Tea Party groups - FedUpUSA - expresses solidarity with OWS on certain issues.