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Occupy LA: 1,400 LAPD cops cleared the encampment at City Hall park in the middle of the night last night, arresting almost 300 people. ALAN MINSKY was there, reporting for KPFK — we’ll talk with him about the night, the Occupy movement, and of course the future.
Also: the Democratic Promise of Occupy Wall Street — William Greider of The Nation says that, while politics in Washington “now resembles an ecological dead zone,” the Occupy Wall Street movement is — “exhilerating. ” We are “witnessing a rare event—the birth of a social movement.”
plus: Live from Cairo: MARK LeVINE reports on the elections, and election violence, in the Middle East’s most important city. Mark teaches Middle Eastern history at UC Irvine and is a columnist for Al Jazeera English