Sunday, November 6, 2011

Live Blogging #OWS - 11/6/11

Occupy Wall Street Sign of the Day (seems to be the theme of the day)

8:44 AM: Report on bank transfer day.

10:07 AM: I'm currently working on an essay - I'll get caught up on the live blog later in the day.

1:50 PM: Protesters evicted from Occupy Fresno.

1:55 PM: Occupy Fort Collins ordered to move from their location.

1:56 PM: Occupy Victoria and Occupy Vancouver:

The death of a woman at the Occupy Vancouver camp means the site has become so unsafe that it must be shut down as soon as possible, says Vancouver's mayor.

1:58 PM: Motorcycle cop runs over protesters at Occupy Atlanta:

2:00 PM: Michael Moore for my Mom...

2:14 PM: More Michael Moore - It says all you need to know about right-wingers that they simply cannot compute that anyone could be motivated by anything other than self-interest.

3:32 PM: So, it turns out: Banks got bailed out, we got sold out. I'm continually amazed at how accurate OWS has been in its criticism.

“There’s a very popular conception out there that the bailout was done with a tremendous amount of firepower and focus on saving the largest Wall Street institutions but with very little regard for Main Street,” said Neil Barofsky, the former federal watchdog for the Troubled Assets Relief Program, the $700 billion fund used to bail out banks. “That’s actually a very accurate description of what happened.”

3:44 PM: Check out Bette Midler being awesome....

5:52 PM: Joseph Stiglitz on the Globalization of Protest.

7:01 PM: 12-year-old interviewing OWSers...

7:07 PM:

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Around 20 arrests.

8:21 PM: Occupy's asshole problem (old hippie assures us it's not new and gives some advive)....

8:31 PM: A good piece on today's tar sand's action.

8:33 PM: Looks like not everyone likes gentrification as much as Megan McArdle's imaginary man on the bus.

8:48 PM: Bob Barker being very cool (I always loved his "spay and neauter your pets" spot at the end of each episode of Price is Right).

8:55 PM: Kind of consistently hearing Bloomberg is looking for an excuse to crack down.

8:58 PM: Second vet injured by Oakland PD recovering from spleen surgery.

9:04 PM: Jack Abramoff: The Lobbyists' Playbook

9:29 PM:

9:44 PM: Definitely worth a read and it gives me an excuse to post the video...

OAKLAND -- Thirty-five years ago this month, the English punk band The Sex Pistols released a debut single called "Anarchy in the U.K.," in which Johnny Rotten, the group's wild-eyed, gyrating lead singer, wailed these words: "Don't know what I want, but I know how to get it."

Three decades later, the song remains a classic of the genre. And if the thousands of Occupy protests spreading across the country are any sign, the words Rotten sang back then are echoing louder now than ever before. With the Occupy movement, Rotten's song may finally have found the revolution it was looking for.

10:10 PM: This is a pre-OWS David Graeber piece that I'm posting because I want to include it in a larger piece I'm working on.