Here are the top Occupy Wall Street stories at this hour:
- The numbers are not official just yet, but early estimates are that Bank Transfer Day, and the events leading up to it, resulted in $ 60 billion in new investments in credit unions.
- Now that Bank Transfer Day is over, the campaign is now going weekly with Move Your Money Mondays.
- Occupy DC has released two videos telling its side of the story on the events that transpired outside of an Americans for Prosperity conference on Friday night. First comes a video of the protesters who were hit by a car and given tickets while the driver was not cited:
Next comes a video of the incident where a 78-year old attendee of the AFP conference fell over and was hospitalized:
Dave Weigel has more on Friday night’s events, which are currently blasting over every conservative news outlet.
- Video of an Occupy Oakland protester being shot with a police projectile while filming on Nov. 2
- Arrests in Chicago, New York City, Fresno, Eureka, Denver, Portland, Boston, Seattle, Oakland, Ashville, Riverside and more cities over the weekend has brought the total number of arrests of Occupy protesters over 3,350.
- UMass Lowell/Boston Herald releases the first poll (PDF) showing Occupy Wall Street with a negative favorable rating. However, it is an online poll and it does show Occupy Wall Street is viewed more favorably than the tea party.
- The main Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park digs in for the winter, and defies Brookfield Properties, by investing $ 19,200 in dozens of large, group tents.
- Both Rudy Giuliani and a Republican candidate for FL-Sen channel the antagonist of a Bruce Hornsby song and tell Occupy Wall Street protesters to “get a job.” Some things will never change.
- A member of the Jacksonville city council has made it his business to regularly harass the local Occupy encampment.
- Economist Joseph Stiglitz weights in with an important piece that places Occupy Wall Street in a broader context: “The globalisation of protest.”
- Novelist Stephen King comes out with a statement blasting corporate greed and support Occupy Bangor.
- A financial transaction tax would raise $ 350 billion.
- Occupy Denver elects a dog as its leader after the mayor asked them to elect a leader who could negotiate with the city about the occupation’s camp site.
- A month after the money was raised to make it happen, Occupy Wall Street’s first TV ad hits the airwaves: