Sunday, October 9, 2011

Live Blogging - #OWS - 10/9/11

10:14 AM: Story about DC protests.

10:29 AM: From Kevin Gosztola:

As Americans following the increasing number of “occupy” protests wake up this morning, the big news is not happening in the United States right now but in London. An action that you can follow on Twitter with the hashtag #blockthebridge is unfolding as hundreds if not thousands of activists “occupy” the Westminster Bridge to protest a National Health Service reform bill. The protesters have chanted, “We Are the 99%,” in solidarity with occupiers participating in Occupy Wall Street and other “occupy” actions.

UK Uncut is explicitly involved in the action on the Westminster Bridge. Follow @PennyRed for the latest on what is happening on the bridge.

11:09: New York Times joins the walk back.

11:27: As of 11:27 AM 1,098 U.S. cities are occupied.

11:32: Hashtags: #OWS is now the official hashtag and having a shorter hashtag has actually made a difference.

1:55: More on the protest in London.

3:58: The Uptake provides the various live feeds across the country. A permanent link will be provided in the upper left corner of this site.

12:20 AM: Sorry for the lack of feedback folks. Just getting back from OWS. Here's a great video and we'll see what else I can manage to get posted (Krugman for sure).

Sign Language from socially_awkwrd on Vimeo.

Okay, here's Krugman (great stuff).


  1. As of today, Mahablog has not joined the walk back. She's still arguing against the protest effectiveness, or apprpriateness, or . . . well, I'm not sure. If you're curious, here's the link:

  2. I just wanted to share this really great video from Sam Seder that adds to the Cenk Uygur outrage about Erin Burnett's insipid Faux Journalism:

  3. Hi all:

    This needs to be spread far and wide - The DC incident was caused by someone trying to discredit the movement, and if that info doesn't get out, it will work. CONS. JRNLST INFILTRATED DC MUSEUM PROTEST

    "Patrick Howley, an assistant editor at the American Spectator, says that he joined the group under the pretense that he was a demonstrator. “As far as anyone knew I was part of this cause — a cause that I had infiltrated the day before in order to mock and undermine in the pages of The American Spectator ,” Howley wrote. (The language in the story has since been changed without explanation.)

    (SOURCE: AP ) A group called the October 11 movement had organized the march in order to protest the U.S. government’s use of unmanned drones overseas, joined by a few members of the D.C. branch of the Occupy Wall Street movement, as the Post reported Saturday. Howley writes that a small number of protesters—himself included—had tried to move past the security guards at the main entrance of the museum and got pepper-sprayed before they hit the second set of doors that led to the museum.

    But, according to his account, Howley was determined to escalate the protest further. “I wasn’t giving up before I had my story,” he writes, describing how he continued to rush past security into the museum itself. “I strained to glance behind me at the dozens of protesters I was sure were backing me up, and then I got hit again, this time with a cold realization: I was the only one who had made it through the doors....So I was surprised to find myself a fugitive Saturday afternoon, stumbling around aircraft displays with just enough vision to keep tabs on my uniformed pursuers. ‘The museum is now closed!’”


    Here is the link again for clarity, and there is more there on the story.

  5. Really great posts! I'm in New York and I'm not as up on the protests as you are!!!