Issue No. 1 of The Occupy Wall Street Journal was written and edited over the course of 12 hours. Gupta drew on his talent pool of Indypendent contributors and brought in two other editors, including a "really sharp former A.P. copy editor," to help shape and finesse the prose. They worked through the night Thursday into Friday and will reconvene this afternoon to wrap up the production work at The Indypendent's temporary workspace at The Brecht Forum, a Marxist culture center on the West Side Highway not far from the demonstration site.(2)
St. Mark’s Bookshop was packed last night at around 6:30 p.m. with people awaiting their hero—or, a guy they hoped would become their hero in a very specific local matter—Michael Moore.
Moore has a book to promote (he told the crowd at the bookstore last night that he had no interest in doing signings at big chain stores), and St. Mark's Bookshop is itself in trouble, and has asked its landlord, Cooper Union, the private engineering, architecture and art college, to reduce its $20,000 monthly rent (with backup from a local petition and a community board resolution).(1)