(This post will be updated as resources and news become available)
7:50 The People’s Library is OPEN on the Brooklyn Bridge. Chanting, “Banks got bailed out, books got thrown out.”
6:51 “Hey this is James (super tall corduroy man!) From the library and I wanted some to post on the blog that at WBAI 99.5 NYC from 9 to 10 I will be on air with Jim (the barrel guy) and I will be taking calls with him and discussing ows and the library and that people should tune in!”
4:58 The advocacy group Common Cause has released a statement calling on the Mayor and City to replace our books. Our post here.
3:34 A People’s Librarian reports on police violence at Liberty Plaza.
3:00 Reports from onsite are that the police have dekettled and reopened the park. For now.
2:01: Liberty Plaza is under siege by NYPD. Occupiers are kettled in the park.
1:43 A People’s Librarian in action. Handing out Bartleby at the action.
1:38: The ALA has released a statement decrying the seizure of the People’s Library and expressing support for the Working Group. Our response here.
2:21: Police deny People’s Mobile Library entry into Liberty, even though Brookfield staff ok’d it.
11:29: Barricades are down on at least one side of Liberty!
11:05: NYPD announce 60 arrests so far this morning (via WNYC).
10:47: Video of Douglass Rushkoff’s Speech from November 9th is up.
10:40: Transcript of Jonathan Lethem’s Speech from November 7th is up.
10: 30am: The People’s Library is mobile today, find us on the streets!
(photo: Stephen Boyer)
9:30am: The hashtag #OccupyMap is tracking locations of NYPD. #N17 is the tag of the day. Join and share the N17 event on Facebook. CUNY Students, Staff and Faculty are walking out today at campuses across the city, see Occupy CUNY on Facebook, the Occupy Hunter web site. The following livestreams are covering direct actions in New York: OccupyNYC & Occupy Wall Street Independent Media Team & The Other 99
Schedule for Today
7am: Shut Down Wall Street
All Day: Strike & Walk-Out
Students from universities across the city walk out of class. Walkouts will be occurring all day on different campuses, but will converge on Union Square at 3PM and then will march down to Foley Square to meet the rest of the protesters.
3pm: Occupy the Subway
We will gather at 3:00pm at 16 central subway hubs and take our own
stories to the trains, using the “People’s Mic”
5pm: Mass rally at Foley Square
Take the Square, Festival of Lights on Brooklyn Bridge