Here are the top stories on Occupy Wall Street at this hour:
- In protest of tuition hikes, more than 1,000 students at Berkeley are attempting to set up an on-campus encampment called Occupy Cal. Police are moving in on the students and arrests have been made. For more on this story as it develops, Daily Cal is liveblogging.
- Students in London also joined with their local Occupy movement to protest tuition hikes and the privatization of the higher education system in the UK. Trafalgor Square was briefly occupied with tents before an enormous police force made arrests and dispersed the encampment.
- Occupy Wall Street has succeeded in getting polling firms to start asking Americans about wealth inequality for the first time. It turns out Americans think it is a big problem, getting worse, and that the government should pursue policies to reverse it.
- Occupy Wall Street will be running ads on The O’Reilly Factor tonight. There is also now a push to run two new television ads. Here is the first one, called “Occupy Poetry”:
And here is the other one, which focuses on the clashes between police and protests to the exclusion of the 99 percent:
- One of the police officers spotted in plain clothes at Occupy Oakland, and thus dubbed an infiltrator, tells his story:
- Check out this detailed infographic showing the difference between the tea party and Occupy Wall Street. Discussion of the infographic can be found in this post by WePartyPatriots.
- Video of Occupy Mobile and Occupy Pensacola protesters being arrested last night from The Other 99 percent:
Discussion in this post by OllieGarkey.
- There were also 10 arrests last night at Occupy Houston. Their YouTube channel has several videos of the arrests.
- Seven arrests at Occupy Fresno.
- Criminal justice experts say that a video of an Occupy Oakland protester being shot with a police projectile “looks like absolute punishment, which is the worst type of excessive force.” Here is the video in question:
- Unions have begun to embrace Occupy Wall Street’s message.
- Occupy Grand Rapids is protesting the privatization of veterans’ health care.
- Robert Reich speaks to Occupy San Francisco on wealth inequality and making change happen. “You can’t stop this once it’s started”: