Today’s show began with a simulcast of the ustream live video via TheOther99 from Wall Street. As I noted Monday morning, Mayor Bloomberg’s fascist tactics of having the NYPD raid the OWS encampment at Zuccotti Park in the dead of night would make the protesters even more determined. As the sign says, “Screw us and we multiply”.
New York City
BREAKFAST: Shut Down Wall Street – 7:00 a.m.
Enough of this economy that exploits and divides us. It’s time we put an end to Wall Street’s reign of terror and begin building an economy that works for all. We will gather in Liberty Square at 7:00 a.m., before the ring of the Trading Floor Bell, to prepare to confront Wall Street with the stories of people on the frontlines of economic injustice. There, before the Stock Exchange, we will exchange stories rather than stocks.
LUNCH: Occupy The Subways – 3:00 p.m.
We will start by Occupying Our Blocks! Then throughout the five boroughs, we will gather at 16 central subway hubs and take our own stories to the trains, using the “People’s Mic”.
- Fordham Rd
- 3rd Ave, 138th Street
- 163rd and Southern Blvd
- 161st and River – Yankee Stadium
- Broadway Junction
- Borough Hall
- 301 Grove Street
- St Jose Patron Church,185 Suydam St, Bushwick
- Jackson Heights/Roosevelt Ave.
- Jamaica Center/Parsons/Archer
- 92-10 Roosevelt Avenue, Jackson Heights
- 125th St. A,B,C,D
- Union Sq. (Mass student strike)
- 23rd St and 8th Ave
- Staten Island
- St. George, Staten Island Ferry Terminal
- 479 Port Richmond Avenue, Port Richmond
DINNER: Take The Square – 5:00 p.m.
At 5 pm, tens of thousands of people will gather at Foley Square (just across from City Hall) in solidarity with laborers demanding jobs to rebuild this country’s infrastructure and economy. A gospel choir and a marching band will also be performing.
Afterwards we will march to our bridges. Let’s make it as musical a march as possible – bring your songs, your voice, your spirit! Our “Musical” on the bridge will culminate in a festival of light as we mark the two-month anniversary of the #occupy movement, and our commitment to shining light into our broken economic and political system.
Resist austerity. Rebuild the economy. Reclaim our democracy.
Activities are planned in many of the occupations around the world. You can watch the goings-on in NY courtesy of the ustream feed from The Other 99 here:
The Global Revolution stream via livestream is showing Los Angeles right now, but keeps switching to various cities
We took a break from the #N17 coverage to speak with Mike Cantone, candidate for Mayor of Orlando, FL. I first spoke with Mike a few months ago when he learned his name and photo were being circulation in a document distributed by an Arkansas congressman as a “subversive” who dared to speak out at a town hall meeting in Florida! Yikes.
As someone who supports the occupations and the “Food Not Bombs” group that feeds the hungry in parks, Mike would make an awesome mayor!
We got back to #OWS in the second hour. I spoke with Greg Mitchell who’s been live-blogging the Occupy movement for The Nation. He just released an e-book called 40 Days That Shook the World: From Occupy Wall Street to Occupy Everywhere!
And we finished the show with a visit from comedian and co-host of Citizen Radio, Jamie Kilstein. His wife (and the other Citizen Radio co-host) Allison Kilkenny has been covering OWS for The Nation and In These Times. She filed this report this morning, “Occupy Protesters Storm Financial District“.
If you haven’t seen Jamie, here he is on Conan
And just because you must see these, two videos from Countdown last night, as Keith spoke with 84-year old activist Dorli Rainly, who was pepper sprayed by Seattle cops at Occupy Seattle
And he also spoke with NYC Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez
It’s bound to be a busy weekend. I’ll be here posting as often as I can.