Today in Occupy Wall Street

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Makeshift tents and shelters house participants of the Occupy Wall Street protests in Zuccotti Park.
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News

• MTV will air True Life: I'm Occupying Wall Street, a special that follows three young people in Zuccotti Park, on November 5. [New York Magazine]

• It's illegal to camp in New York City, but that isn't stopping Occupy Wall Street protesters in Zuccotti Park from pitching tents to stay warm as temperatures begin to drop. Police and the park's owners are letting it slide, for now. [Wall Street Journal]

• Some high-ranking NYPD cops are blaming a spike in shootings throughout the city (154 percent over the past two weeks) on the OWS protests, as special units are being called to lower Manhattan away from the high-risk zones they usually target. [New York Post]

• The Chinese government has started to ban the term "occupy" from its popular microblogging sites. A hugely popular Chinese microblogging site is banning all search keywords that could theoretically be associated with OWS (basically, "occupy" plus place name). So, for instance, hundreds of millions of users of the microblogging site, Sina Weibo, are no longer allowed to search for "occupy Beijing." [GOOD]

• New York Gov. Cuomo tried this weekend to get Albany’s Democratic mayor to shut down Albany's Occupy Wall Street protest. He failed. [New York Post ]

• Fox News' Geraldo Rivera headed down to Zuccotti Park Sunday to report live on the protests. As on his two previous visits, Rivera was heckled and taunted. (Fox, whose coverage of the protests has verged on outright mockery, is not popular among the Occupiers.) [Huffington Post]

• It was only a matter of time before right-wing conspiracy theorists found a way to tie Occupy Wall Street to Islamic terrorism. [Talking Points Memo]

• Around 130 protesters were arrested at Occupy Chicago protests, after refusing to leave a park after its closing time. [Reuters]

• Scary news out of Portland, Maine: Occupy Maine protesters were hit with a chemical bomb Sunday morning. Luckily no serious injuries were reported. [Press Herald]


Commentary

He's for it; he's against it; he's both. An attempt to sort out what New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg really thinks of Occupy Wall Street. [The New Republic]

Barbara Ehrenreich: Occupy Wall Street protesters are learning what homeless people have long known: that most things are illegal when performed in American streets. [Mother Jones]

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