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Occupy: Something’s Coming September 17

Keep your eyes on s17ows.org. Something’s coming:

SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY: Tuesday September 17, 2013 @ 8am until 10pm

8:00am – 11:00am Gather in Zuccotti Park for autonomous actions

11:00am – 12:00pm March to Washington Square

12:00pm – 2:00am Rally in Washington Square Park

2:00pm – 4:00pm Money Warz Street Theater in Times Square

5:00pm [...]

As Massive Occupy Protest Takes Times Square, New York Times Covers Van Cliburn Piano Sale

A massive protest by Occupy Wall Street is underway.

Photo: ArckiiART

The New York Times (you know, “All the News That’s Fit to Print”) refuses to cover it anywhere on its front page, where over a hundred other news headlines sit.

Photo: OccupyWallStNYC

Among the stories the New York Times decides is “fit [...]

Say Yes to the Future, No to Bank-Run America: Protest in Times Square May 15

I note in this morning’s Bangor Daily News that Governor Paul LePage and his Republican allies intend to cut funding for Head Start programs, despite solid empirical evidence that for every dollar invested in early childhood education, nearly nine dollars in economic benefit to society is generated.

I note two excerpts from yesterday’s New York [...]

New York Times Exclusive News Flash on Times Square:

NEWSPAPER EMPLOYS PANICKY REPORTER

On visiting Times Square for a movie with his daughter:

As a parent, I confronted a new calculation. Asymmetric warfare had advanced from downtown to Midtown, from 2001 to the present moment.

As a reporter I had covered the aftermath of 9/11 and now found myself revisiting long-buried worries. I decided [...]

The Other Shoe: Massive Surveillance Network in Manhattan

Somebody drove an SUV up slightly onto a curb in New York City over the weekend, tried to light it on fire, and failed.

Maybe the person doing this was trying to scare people (“terrorism” is our modern word for “trying to scare people”). Maybe he was deranged. Maybe he was a prankster. We don’t [...]

Apparent Terrorist Attack Attempt in Times Square… What Do You Know?

In Times Square last night, an SUV with fireworks, tanks of gas and propane, timers and the wrong license plates was driven up onto and left on the curb of Times Square. The device, described as “amateurish,” smoked but did not break into flame.

On first blush, this would seem to qualify as the attempted [...]