Occupy Open Thread! (And also Irvine and Santa Ana)

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Occupy Irvine protesters

Photo taken from the Politics Outdoors blog of UCI Sociology professor David S. Meyers, whom we hope will accept it as illustrating the link to his Oct. 17 post, which appears below, but if he wants it taken down, that's OK too.

We’re going to end up talking about it today anyway; might as well have a comments section dedicated to it.

Here are links to some stories that are worth reading, if you’re just catching up:

MAIN OCCUPY SITE:

http://www.occupy-oc.org/

http://www.occupy-oc.org/donations (hint)

OTHERS’ THOUGHTS ON OCCUPY IRVINE

http://politicsoutdoors.com/2011/10/17/occupy-irvine/ (A nice memoir by Prof. David S. Meyers of his visit to Occupy Irvine’s first weekend)

http://voiceofoc.org/countywide/this_just_in/article_1ab2cf2e-0bd8-11e1-af4b-001cc4c03286.html (Voice of OC’s “Open Government Consultant” Terry Francke politely advises Occupy Irvine to get off of the City Hall lawn and go protest at the officers of federal politicians.)

GENERAL LOCAL ISSUES BACKGROUNDERS

http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/2011/10/irvine_to_allow_occupy_orange.php

http://www.ocweekly.com/2011-11-10/news/occupy-irvine-santa-ana/

LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS (“LOOK OUT, IT’S THE NLG!”)

http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/2011/10/lawyers_guild_to_offer_assista.php (earlier article)

http://www.nlg.org/news/press-releases/nlg-mass-defense-committee-initiates-massive-occupy-legal-support-program%E2%80%94hundreds-of-attorneys-join-in-unprecedented-effort/ (more recent)

BECAUSE IT CAN’T BE REPEATED OFTEN ENOUGH, FROM MATT TAIBBI

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/taibblog/owss-beef-wall-street-isnt-winning-its-cheating-20111025

Feel free to suggest your own links, the best of which face the possibility of being swiped and inserted above.


About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose attorney, semi-retired due to disability, residing in northwest Brea. Occasionally runs for office against bad people who would otherwise go unopposed. Got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012; Josh Newman then won the seat in 2016. In 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002; Todd Spitzer then won that seat in 2018. Every time he's run against some rotten incumbent, the *next* person to challenge them wins! He's OK with that. Corrupt party hacks hate him. He's OK with that too. He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)