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#OWS DAILY ROUNDUP
A Look at the Day's News, Opinions and Stories of the Protests on Wall Street and Beyond
Huffington Post (Matt Sledge): OWS gets vote of approval, and warning, from CB1
The community board that represents the area surrounding Zuccotti Park voted resoundingly in favor of Occupy Wall Street's right to free assembly on Monday night, subduing concerns that quality of life issues like drumming would turn residents against protesters.
NY Daily News (Christie Rotondo, Kerry Wills): Board votes to require protesters to map out bathrooms
The New Republic (Jill Priluck): Why it's so hard to tell where Mayor Bloomberg stands on Occupy
When Working Family Parties Executive Director Dan Cantor stridently accused the mayor of initiating a “back-door attempt” to remove the protesters, the cleanup was subsequently postponed. The mayor plainly explained in his subsequent weekly radio appearance that the decision to postpone was made by Brookfield Office Properties, and that the city legally can’t clear Zuccotti unless there’s a threat to the safety of the public.
Huffington Post (Luke Johnson): Elizabeth Warren moderates position on Occupy Wall Street
Harvard law professor and Democratic Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren is seeking to draw more of a balance in supporting Occupy Wall Street, according to interviews conducted after her comment to The Daily Beast Tuesday saying that she supported the movement and created "much of the intellectual foundation" for it.
NY Daily News (John Doyle): Three men threatened to kill 24-year-old OWS protester
Three young punks threatened to kill a 24-year-old Occupy Wall Street protester for pressing charges over an assault at the group's Zuccotti Park encampment, police said.
Having sent the cast of "Jersey Shore" to occupy Florence, MTV is now turning its cameras to the much more serious occupation of Wall Street.
ABC News (Blog): MTV's Latest 'True Life' Goes Inside Occupy Wall Street
Rolling Stone (Matt Taibbi): OWS's beef: Wall Street isn't winning – it's cheating
When you take into consideration all the theft and fraud and market manipulation and other evil shit Wall Street bankers have been guilty of in the last ten-fifteen years, you have to have balls like church bells to trot out a propaganda line that says the protesters are just jealous of their hard-earned money.
NY Daily News Blog (Celeste Katz): 2013 hopeful Allon to camp with OWS protesters
Lie down with protesters, get down with votes? 2013 mayoral hopeful Tom Allon hopes so: He's planning to bust out the sleeping bag and spend tonight at Zuccotti Park with the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators.
The National Lawyers Guild, which is representing some of the more than 700 Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge in early October, says that some people in the group have decided to turn down a deal from the Manhattan District Attorney.
How do you tell the story of Occupy Wall Street? An anonymous collective called "Writers for the 99%" is trying to do just that, creating a book for progressive publisher OR Books using a revolutionary writing method inspired by the movement's own democratic structure.
CNN (Nicolaus Mills): Occupy Wall Street won't be pigeonholed
As Occupy Wall Street demonstrates its staying power, media increasingly portray it favorably. Because of its success, the movement is being asked to put forth a list of its demands. So far, members have said no. And well they should.
Washington Post Blog (Aaron Blake, Chris Cillizza): How OWS movement could help Democrats
The Occupy Wall Street movement is very much in its infancy, and many Americans still don’t know what to think of it. But there is also growing evidence that it could become a boon to Democrats.
Huffington Post (Matt Sledge): Occupy Central Park: One group dreams of festival to rival Woodstock
Frustrated by the limiting confines of Zuccotti Park and the constant police presence that surrounds it, a small group of Occupy Wall Street supporters are in the initial stages of planning to take to Central Park for three days starting on November 11 as part of a "global day of solidarity."
Washington Post Blog (Maura Judkis): OWS signs: Which should go in the Smithsonian?
Representatives from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History are collecting signs and ephemera from Occupy Wall Street and Occupy D.C. for potential exhibitions about the movement.
CNN (Tami Luhby): The 53%: We are NOT Occupy Wall Street
Occupy Wall Street protesters might say they represent 99% of the nation, but there's a growing number of Americans who are making it clear they are not part of the dissident crowd.
CBS News (Brian Montopoli): Poll: 43 percent agree with views of "Occupy Wall Street"
Forty-three percent of Americans agree with the views of the "Occupy Wall Street" movement, according to a new CBS News/New York Times poll that found a widespread belief that money and wealth should be distributed more evenly in America.
NY Times (James Miller): Will extremists hijack Occupy Wall Street?
The activists have resurrected a defining aspect of the New Left of the 1960s: an overriding commitment to participatory democracy, to making decisions by deliberation and consensus and not through elected representatives. Sooner or later, Occupy Wall Street will have to grapple with the practical problems and limits of that ideal.
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