[Update: #OccupyPortland turnout is huge:Livestream. /local pride]
[Update: Liveblog, 'tis up:Live Blog for #OccupyWallStreet: Day Twenty, Aftermath of the Movement’s Biggest March Yet.]
[Update: Not sure if this is the actual liveblog, but it seems to be standing in. In any case, Kevin's morning-after essay is worth reading: Occupy Wall Street & What Liberals Now Aim to Do with the Movement’s Energy.]
(Will post today's FDL liveblog of the revolution when it begins, meanwhile, yesterday's conversation continues: Live Blog for #OccupyWallStreet: Day Nineteen, Late Afternoon/Evening Edition)
The collective intelligence demonstrated by the #OccupyWallStreet malcontents must be eerily unsettling to the 1% targeted by this movement. Last night this mass of humanity collectively surged towards the barricaded Wall Street and, after spying Mayor Bloomberg's obvious preparations for all-out war against their peaceful march, they somehow collectively decided to fall back, dissipating with astonishing speed. Various General Assemblies were spotted, with the "people's mics" relaying rapid discussions on tactics, but, from Twitter accounts, these ad hoc groups (one at the blockaded entrance of Wall Street itself - "The Gates of Mordor") couldn't account for the speed and grace of the transformation from a very hot near-confrontation back into the be-in at Liberty Plaza.
I am truly proud of 99% of humanity this morning. I can't remember the last time that happened.
It looks like the "authorities" are going to have to come up with something other than naked violence to solve this "problem" that they have on their hands.