Keeping up with the Occupy Wall Street protest movement is a daunting task for news outlets big and small, so from here on in, we’ll be doing a daily roundup of the latest goings-on. (Photo: @ArckiiART)
- According to the Associated Press, “several hundred” demonstrators showed up at today’s Occupy Congress action, which fell short of the 10,000 they had permitted for, but likely won’t matter in terms of media exposure. It’s also still going on, watch the livestreams here.
- Occupy Wall Street has about $300k left in its war chest and to keep that from dwindling any further, has decided to “stop all new nonessential spending until” they get their “budgetary committee together.”
- The WikiLeaks truck failed to sell on eBay, so its owner, Clark Stoeckley, decided to drive it down to Washington D.C. where it lasted a whole six hours before it was searched by police.
- OWS tried to do the
rightlegal thing and apply for a permit to hold a rally in front of the federal courthouse in Lower Manhattan on Friday and was denied.
- MetroFocus scored an interview with the NYU professor who will be teaching an Occupy Wall Street class.
- Last week, the ANIMAL crew—thanks Molly Crabapple—attended the screening of an OWS documentary called #WhileWeWatch at the Paley Center for Media. After a discussion with the cast and director Kevin Breslin, there was a reception, where I ran into Ben Cohen from Ben & Jerry’s, one of the first (and maybe only?) major companies to support OWS who said an ‘Occupy’ flavor isn’t likely: