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Tweet Twitter is down, and has been for about three hours by now. While there hasn’t been an official reason given for the issue, there are reports that the micro-blogging company agreed via court order to give up the deleted tweets of a member of Occupy Wall St. (Correction, they were messages sent via Twitter, not deleted tweets.) Whatever the reason, Twitter is down as of this writing, and it has been for some time. Stay tuned. ...

Tweet Live video from your iPhone using Ustream Streaming by Ustream Streaming Live by Ustream Streaming Live by Ustream Why is #whilewewatch Watching #OccupyWallSt Media? Tim Pool Arrests being made now Live from Wall St, NYC ! #whilewewatch Click here > www.timcast.tv As of 10:48pm EST 9 arrests have been made at the #OccupyWallSt protest in New York City. UPDATE: Arrest 10 took place at 10:53pm. Tim Pool is reporting Live from Wall Street on UStream at Timcast.tv. Tim Pool is one of the featured new media specialists...

Tweet People claiming to represent Occupy Oakland are back in trouble against today, and that’s no April Fool’s joke. According to the Oakland Tribune and ABC, on Saturday night damage was done to Starbucks, Patelco Credit Union, and Quiznos, and “paint vandalism” was done to Clorox and Wells Fargo buildings. And that was after this...

Tweet From this video it appears that Oakland resident Katie Mitchell has tried to obtain a loan modification on her mortgage with Union Bank for two years, without success. Mitchell was facing foreclosure on her home, then, on February 21, 2012, Occupy Oakland stepped in to help with this occupation of the Oakland Union Bank that is administering her mortgage. For all of the criticisms I have leveled at how the Occupy Movement has went off message, this action is one that’s totally on message. The point of this...

Tweet GOP Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum arrived in Tacoma, Washington to give a speech as part of his campaign run when he was “greeted” by protestors associated with the Occupy Movement. Santorum called the hundreds of people gathered to hear him “the real Washington,” even as he came out to talk against the Washington legislation to legalize same-sex marriage. Protestors representing the Occupy Wall Street Movement arrived to protest his speech, and were greeted with people trying to fight...

Tweet According to the Daily Kos, and other blogs, a number of the 400 people arrested during last Saturday’s Occupy Oakland protest were sent to Santa Rita Jail, and of those who were not able to make bail set, they’re reportedly being tortured. Yes, you did read that correctly. Here’s what was presented at Daily Kos’ member’s AoT: Just got out of Santa Rita Jail last night the prisoners from the Oakland Commune were being denied medications (some had seizures) while the guards said they didnt...

Tweet Frankly, this blogger’s not sure what the value of these Occupy Oakland protests are, except as yet another viral video opportunity for protestors armed with cameras, camcorders, and camcorder-equipped smartphones. No, I wasn’t in on the action. Why the hell would I want to stand near police, many of which represent the City Of Oakland – and just another ill-tempered man-handling away from Federal Government management – bent on throwing tear gas and, well, man-and-woman handling? Or, as I said,...

Tweet Some questions and comments about Occupy Oakland Questions: Is it better now? Is the area around city hall safer? Cleaner? Is business back up? Are there less homeless at 14th and B-way? What was the cooperation about? Was it nationwide? Why? If this was a local sanitation and public safety issue, then why did we need to coordinate with so many other mayors and have all those raids in the same week? Why were the billionaire mayor of New York and our “progressive” mayor Quan saying the exact same things? Was it the...

Tweet Watch live streaming video from whilewewatch at livestream.com Kevin Breslin, the brilliant Director of the Oscar-considered Living For 32, and a friend of this blogger is hosting a livestream presentation of his new documentary movie #whilewewatch. It’s a fascinating look at how new media helped spread the message of the Occupy Movement and caused its growth. The Occupy Movement has advanced the notice of livestream platforms like USTREAM and Livestream, and showed many how media can be created with little more...

Tweet Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is facing two things: a recall signature gathering process and the wrath of Oaklander Ken Pratt. This blogger literally ran into Mr. Pratt at last night’s benefit for Occupy Oakland, and he gave a video interview that can only be called searing. Pratt’s massively pissed off that Mayor Quan’s aide Sue Pier was, Pratt claims, gathering information about him, and in the wake of Pratt’s attacks on the Mayor calling her “The Queen Of Blight.” Pratt came to the...

Tweet The Occupy Oakland Movement certainly has its factions, so it’s hard to say ‘the movement as a whole thinks one way,’ but the bottom line is the current majority is taking actions that are driving people who were supporters away from it, and leaving it the pawns of those with their own political agendas. There’s every reason to still give money to the organization and ask for a more reasoned and savvy approach, but after reading the Hypenated Republic blog, this blogger’s idea of seeing that...

Tweet As associate producer on the new documentary, #WhileWeWatch, from Director Kevin Breslin and 8com, I have had an opportunity to dive, in a face-to-the-pavement sort of way, into the new wave of citizen media. Livestreaming, blogs, free press, immediate video uploads to youtube minutes after it is filmed. Watching arrests that seem completely unwarranted from the angel of the viewer. Spending long, coffee driven nights glued to the screen watching the police raid Oakland, Zuccotti Park and various #OccupyWallSt protests...

Tweet At first, the Occupy Movement, and it’s offshoots including Occupy Oakland, the best known of them other than Occupy Wall Street, started with a noble purpose, bringing attention to the many people who were being laid off from work, and kicked out of their homes by the “big banks” – the organizations that received bailout loans from the Federal Government. But after wave after wave of clashes with police officers in many cities, the Occupy Movement seems to have become more obsessed with what...

Tweet Watch live streaming video from globalrevolution at livestream.com This lives stream presents the latest information about the national protest efforts. But this blogger must make the observation that many of the protests impact the 99 percent, and not the one percent. This is, once again, liberal hurting liberal. Stay tuned. ...

Tweet #whilewewatch – Trailer from #whilewewatch on Vimeo. *MEDIA ALERT * International Unlimited Livestream of NEW #OccupyWallSt Documentary Q and A; Trailer and Chat with the cast of #WhileWeWatch from Director Kevin Breslin and 8com – WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011 6:30PMEST PANEL INCLUDES JESSE LAGRECA, PRISCILLA GRIM, PETE DUTRO, BRENDAN BURKE & GLOBAL REVOLUTION TV and THE CAST OF #WHILEWEWATCH and more! Director Kevin Breslin as moderator WHO: Director Kevin Breslin AND The Cast of #WhileWeWatch; Jesse...

Tweet UPDATE: Herman Cain Drops Out Of The Race Herman Cain. Certain COP operatives want him out of the GOP Presidential Race, and much of the media wants him out of the GOP Presidential Race. And all are bracing themselves for what they want, which is for Mr. Cain to leave the race after a tidal wave of accusation of sexual harassment and an alleged extra-marital affair. The fact is Herman Cain’s not going to drop out of the race, and anyone with 20-20 vision can see that. Herman Cain’s going to announce that...

Tweet Is the Oakland Business Community really behind the planned recall effort of Mayor Jean Quan? As one blogger who’s lived in Oakland since 1974, it’s easy to gain the temperature around town because people either call or talk about the matter every day, including today. Let’s say this: the issue of the recall of Mayor Jean Quan is not being officially driven by any recognized Oakland large business organization, as of this writing. Indeed everyone who’s talked to this blogger, and in total, that’s...

Tweet The Occupy Movement got new steam as over 200 people were arrested last night after Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa did a head-fake, first saying on Monday that there was no timetable to clear the Occupy LA encampment, then on Tuesday proving that there was a timetable after all and ordering police to clear the encampment. Here’s what happened on Monday, as presented by Reason.tv Then, after a brief period of quiet, this is what happened to Occupy LA on Tuesday: The entire scene was played out on live...

Tweet Scott Olsen’s been through a lot. He started with OccupySF, but then became attracted to Occupy Oakland. The day he came back to Occupy Oakland was the day that changed his life. The Iraq War Veteran (2006 – 2008) and Occupy Oakland Protestor had his life almost put to an end when he was struck in the eye by a rubber bullet fired by law enforcement under the control of The City of Oakland on Tuesday night, October 25th. And to make matters worse, Olsen was hit by a tear gas smoke bomb, along with a group...

Tweet Watch live streaming video from owslosangeles at livestream.com The video above shows, as of this writing, a kind of press conference featuring Occupy LA participants. The expected eviction action didn’t exactly happen last night, because as of this writing, much of the encampment is still there. This video below shows the ‘Occupy LA Eviction Party’ that grew as a result of LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s order to leave the encampment. As you can see, it was one hell of a party, and nothing...