Action! Today is a day of global action:
International Day of Action
Occupy protesters prepare for day of ‘solidarity’ across US
This is jointly a celebration of the movement entering its second month, and a bit of solidarity for all the camps that were wiped out this week. Check out Occupytogether.org to find your local action and see how you can get involved.
Today is also a day of waiting for the London camp, as eviction notices were served last night:
Occupy London: eviction notices attached to tents outside St Paul’s
St Paul’s Cathedral protest camp must go by evening
Okay, I posted that first one ’cause there is an adorkable picture of a tent with a protest notice on it. Like, I’m ridiculously charmed by it for no good reason. I agree with the protesters though – the City of London screwed up by serving notice on ALL the tents. At least they included a map with it, but still – how the hell are they damaging stone? That’s probably one of the biggest problems with the main London camp; there’s not really a good way to moor their tents. But still – the protesters think they have a good case against the City of London, and because of the location and the wishes of the church, we aren’t as likely to see the violent clear-out that the US camps have seen. This is brinkmanship, and while the wealthy think the threat will maybe drive the campers away, I don’t think they really understand what’s going on. If the super-wealthy DID understand, we wouldn’t see hilarities like this:
Keith Olbermann Destroys Michael Bloomberg With An Epic Special Comment
I’ll take a second to make the usual caveat statements: I am not a Democrat. I have never watched MSNBC. I do not give a flying fig about the talking heads. And yet, every time I see something from Keith Olbermann, I am generally charmed by his skill as an orator. That does a lot more for me than all the Colberts and Stewarts out there; they might provide some amusing points, but that’s their job – they’re comedians. Anyways, with that aside – do watch this, as it makes a fantastic point about how all the attempts to quash the movement only serves to inflame it, and all the out-of-touch gaffes only serve to – you got it, further fuel the movement. So sure Bloomberg – change the laws to serve yet another term past what you should have served; you’ll do more good for the movement than harm, no matter how many spin pieces your media empire spins to say these people are bad and wrong.
Oh yes, and if you’ve not seen it yet – don’t forget to check out The Occupy Wall Street Press!
The Occupy Wall Street Press
It looks to have lots of good snippets from across the movement, so I’d venture it’s a good place to stop for more reading material conveniently collected.
That’ll do for now – here’s hoping that today isn’t too exciting. See you all tomorrow!