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Growing the 'Occupy' family

11/16/11 07:40PM

As OccupyWriters help the Occupy Wall Street librarians pick up the pieces of the People's Library destroyed in Monday's overnight raid of the Liberty Park encampment, we can look forward to another another creative collective rising in support of the movement: OccupyMusicians Yesterday morning, with displaced protesters returning to the freshly washed and police-occupied park, I ran into Daphne Clark, who told me that she is working on a new web project along with last night's guest, Jeff Sharlet. No launch yet, but keep an eye on the Twitter account for developments. read more

A trifecta of excellence

A trifecta of excellence

11/16/11 07:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight's show - the latest on the 2012 presidential campaign, the recall... watch

Ahead on the 11/16 Maddow show

11/16/11 06:59PM

Tonight's guests include:Eugene Robinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the "Washington Post" and msnbc political analyst   Rev. Al Sharpton, host of msnbc's Politics Nation   John Hodgman, "deranged millionaire"Executive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight's show: read more

History 1, Confederate flag 0

11/16/11 04:41PM

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles last week voted down the idea of Confederate Sons of America license plate. It would have shown the Confederate flag. The Texas Observer notes this testimony, from the Reverend George V. read more

No wonder Obama went to Harvard

11/16/11 03:25PM

"Obama's socialist policies are bankrupting America," Rick Perry says in his new Iowa ad. Also, socialist Obama thinks you're lazy. There's a lot of this kind of thing going on.(h/t Jamil Smith) read more

Water catching on fire makes a comeback

11/16/11 02:08PM

Rachel spoke to Abrahm Lustgarten of ProPublica last night about something you may not have heard much about recently: hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," an environmentally questionable (and I'm being kind) method of drilling for natural gas. (To learn all about it, just read the coloring book!)There's a national EPA standard for "fracking" forthcoming -- but until then, we have findings like the one Mr. Lustgarten reported on earlier this week:  read more

Update: The People's Library not so "safely stored"

Update: The People's Library not so "safely stored"

11/16/11 11:21AM

Librarian Mandy Henk, one of the volunteers at the Occupy Wall Street People's Library, called in this morning to tip us off to the news that six volunteers went to the Sanitation Department as directed to pick up the thousands of books and other materials that were seized when Zuccotti Park was raided. And... that tweet from NYC Mayor Bloomberg's office notwithstanding, here's what they found:“There are only about 25 boxes of books; many of the books are destroyed. Laptops here but destroyed. Can’t find tent or shelves....Many books destroyed. Most equipment -and structures missing. . read more