David Crosby and Graham Nash performed for the faithful at Zuccotti Park, a nostalgic return to their roots in the 60’s anti-war movement: http://youtu.be/444Z2MilczI
Jesse Jackson made an appearance, speaking to the General Assembly crowd Tuesday night. (The people that shot the video of the speech promise they will edit and post sometime today).
De Graw said that? All of them? This according to Neon Tommy, a local blogger:
"The winter is brutal. People in New York are talking about coming out here. We're going to keep pushing, but it's definitely going to slow [OWS] down. You are all going to have to step up. It's your turn to lead the leaderless."
When I spoke to De Graw he didn’t mention anything about a thousand or more people showing up at City Hall in Los Angeles, but if he would like to clarify this quote, we can make sure his statement is accurately reported whatever it may be. Need more tents?
This is the best video of the grenade-tossing event that injured Scott Olsen. You can make out a figure, but identifying the guy will be difficult:
SEIU is organizing a march this morning to California Plaza which begins at City Hall at 10:30 AM. Don’t forget that the California Nurses Association is taking on the banks tomorrow. Videographers who would like to help out are encouraged to submit footage of either or both marches.
The march on B of A yesterday went off as scheduled. About 80 or so protesters stood outside the branch at Seventh and Figueroa and chanted as customers entered. Can the customers be shamed to death? They were let out one at a time by security guards, but no one asked if they were closing their accounts. Of course, now they can simply be referred to as “B of A customers” which over time will have its own connotation. “Oh, you’re a B of A customer? Do you also throw your trash on the ground and toss beer cans out the window of your car?”
In fact, here’s an easy target for the comments section below. Provide the best punch line and you will be treated to an all expenses-paid tour of the Media Tent along with a cup of coffee (if the generator is working and you bring the water. And the coffee). Tell your friends about how you became one of the select few to enter and behold the mysterious intellectual center of the Occupation Movement; a place where anything can happen but usually doesn’t. Ready?
“How many B of A customers does it take to screw in a light bulb?”
Time limit on this special event not to be found on the calendar will be 11-11-11, so put on your thinking caps and get to work.
“We ask for investigative action, and support all concurrent efforts by Treasury and Justice to hold accountable those parties responsible for the massive losses incurred by their procedures and practices. Specifically those practices that used artificial valuation or false pretenses to profit from the losses they intended to incur on depositors or investors, those that entrusted their money with them or their institutions.”