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Occupy Wall Street still occupying Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street still occupying Wall Street

10/14/11 09:33AM

When I walked into the Occupy Wall Street protest for the first time just after midnight, I expected to hear lots of chanting, perhaps a little music, and certainly the now famous "people's mic." Instead, the predominant sound was the swishing of brooms.The occupiers of Lower Manhattan's Zuccotti (a.k.a Liberty) Park were sweeping in the rain, hoping to clean well enough to stave off a police-led retaking cleaning of the space. I saw one protester bending over to squeegee the pavement in the center of the park. read more

Rachel tweeted this from Occupy Wall Street this morning. She says her favorite sign is lost in here. It reads: "Persevere."

Morning Maddow: October 14

10/14/11 08:45AM

Sneak preview of Gov. Perry's energy speechOccupy Wall Street will not be cleanedPhotographic evidence and watch the livestream56% of people don't think government is the problemWeapons from Libya reaching the black market?China moves forward with nuclear energy, Fukushima be darnedFirst they came for our horsehair wigs  read more

Ammophila arenaria, happily

Ammophila arenaria, happily

10/14/11 01:20AM

I'm not sure what spark pushed this photo into viral distribution but I figured out it comes from the Beyond the Human Eye blog circa June 2009. It's dune grass. :) read more

Jobs, jobs, jobs?

Jobs, jobs, jobs?

10/13/11 08:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight's show - in "Republicanland", priorities have shifted away from the... watch

Robot swagger

10/13/11 08:00PM

Speaking of last night's segment with Congressman Holt, every time I see video of that creepy robot dog Rachel showed in the intro I think of this. read more

Ahead on the 10/13 Maddow show

10/13/11 07:33PM

Tonight's guests include:Sen. Sherrod Brown, (D) Ohio   Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law professor and author of the new book, "Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress -- And a Plan to Stop It"   Rep. Jackie Speier, (D) CaliforniaExecutive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight's show:  read more

The wonkiest #OccupyWallStreet sign yet?

The wonkiest #OccupyWallStreet sign yet?

10/13/11 05:47PM

I came across this tweet a short while ago from Jared Keller, an associate editor at The Atlantic magazine, reading simply:Probably the most effective protest sign I've ever seenand subsequently hashtagged #OccupyWallStreet and #OWS. I can't gauge how effective it'll be, but I'd venture to say that it's certainly the wonkiest sign we've seen since the protests began nearly one month ago. read more

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