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Occupy America

Courage is contagious, and the Occupy movement continues to grow. Yesterday there were arrests in Boston and San Francisco:

BOSTON — A group called Occupy Boston took over Dewey Square in Boston Friday night holding a 60s-style sit in.

It doesn’t look like the politicians are serving the people any more,” said John, a protestor who would only give his first name. “They’re serving people with money.”

This is part of nationwide movement that began with a large protest last week on Wall Street.

“We’re talking about government reform. We’re talking about finance reform,” said Nadeem Mazen, from Occupy Boston. “And we’re opening up a national dialogue as part of a really big issue that’s on so many people’s minds.”
A few blocks away a group called Take Back Boston lead hundreds of people marching from Boston Common to the Financial District.

At 100 Federal Street the protesters gathered at both entrances to the Bank of America building shouting “We got sold out.” The crowd included dozens of families facing foreclosure.

“The bank took over my property. Tried to evict everybody,” said Mallerrie McCoy of Dorchester. “They boarded up my windows. They changed our locks. I’m here to say i’m not going anywhere.”

And in San Francisco, protesters went into the belly of the beast:

SAN FRANCISCO — Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of San Francisco today to protest Wall Street banks and six were arrested, police said.

The protesters marched along Market Street this afternoon, stopping in front of Bank of America, Charles Schwab and Wells Fargo, organizers from ReFund California said.

Six activists went inside a Chase Bank branch in the 500 block of Market Street with sleeping bags and pillows and prepared to stay, organizers said.

According to police, officers repeatedly warned the protesters they would be arrested if they refused to leave.

The activists refused to leave and were arrested for trespassing, police said.

Song for Ireland

Dick Gaughan:

These inhuman people

Who hurt children and don’t even care…


Richie Havens:

So I logged on to Facebook and was surprised to see “Erica Jong Five mutual friends Add friend.” Wow, I said to myself, this is my chance to ask Erica if she really coined the phrase “zipless fuck…”

Occupy Wall Street

No Radiohead, but lots of people:

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Nobody can predict the moment of revolution




The Occupy Wall Street protesters camped out in Lower Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park are buzzing over a big secret musical guest scheduled to play this afternoon at around 4pm. We hear that it’s Radiohead, who are in New York for a couple concerts.

It makes sense: Radiohead’s lead singer Thom Yorke has a history of lefty anti-globalization protest. What do you think: Are the millionaires from Radiohead authentic enough to be the bards of revolution? They’re certainly capable of mobilizing people: When their New York show sold out in minutes they almost caused a Twitter riot.

Update: It’s been confirmed by Occupywallstreet.org the official website of Occupy Wall Street. According to an Occupy Wall Street spokesman, they have no permit but said “everybody’s aware” about the event.

Occupy Philly

Over 400 people showed up at the OccupyPhilly planning meeting last night. Woo hoo!

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