More Than 2,000 Writers Get Behind Occupy Wall Street

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For about a month, occupywriters.com has been an online spot where writers could sign their names in support of Occupy Wall Street and the 99 Percent movement. As of today, ThinkProgress reports, more than 2,000 have lent their names, among them: Francine Prose, Jonathan Lethem, Gary Shteyngart, Eve Ensler and Lemony Snicket.

In other Occupy Wall Street news

• Protesters in Zuccotti Park are confronting a problem common to many New Yorkers: insufficient space. Organizers have been adding large, military-style tents and considering building upward with bunk beds to maximize the park's two-thirds of an acre. [Wall Street Journal]

• Some two dozen Occupy Atlanta protesters moved their encampments to the lawn of an Atlanta police officer, who emailed organizers when he learned that his home was being foreclosed on and he was to be evicted from his home Monday. The Sherriff's Department did not evict the family that day. [ThinkProgress

• During Monday's OWS march from northern Manhattan's Washington Heights to the Financial District, protesters were joined by a special Occupier: 81-year-old Cuban immigrant Altagracia Guzman. [Huffington Post]

• Zuccotti Park got the all-clear late this morning after receiving a suspicious package, thought to be a bomb. [The Atlantic Wire]

• Could the agenda of the Occupy movement come to center around campaign finance reform? Quite possibly, says Peter Gelling. [Salon]

• David Crosby and Graham Nash performed at Zuccotti Park this afternoon. [Gothamist]

 • Occupy Harvard? Citing income inequality, students walked out of an intro economics class. [Business Week]

• The media team behind Occupy Wall Street may be the closest thing to centralized leadership. The Brooklyn Ink spends a night with the team. [The Brooklyn Ink]

 

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