afternoon update :
Call it Occupy Wall Street West or Occupy 2.0. The San Francisco Examiner reports that today's activities in San Francisco's financial district kick off a new phase for the movement. Those who wish to follow the days events can use the hashtag at #occupysf. Looks like occupysf will feature live video feeds, once they are up and out. Huffpost has extensive coverage and analysis of the Left Coast this morning.
Occupy Around the Globe : January 19, 2012
Day of Geek Rage : The news of the day is Occupy SOPA, as both internet giants and users mobilized online and RW (offline, Real World) to block the stop internet piracy act nytimes.com. Wikipedia, Google, Facebook, and others all flex muscle (Sfgate.com)as K street and the Capitol face day of reckoning and the need to change tacttics. Senators and Reps backing the bill backed off. Daily Show host Stewart gives a take.
Fury occurs over the latest Goldman Sachs compensation figures and the fact that they don't seem to be much tied to performance. The Guardian UK focuses on the latest bonuses for the 1 percent.
The Guardian also has latest on eviction order against Occupy London issued by the City of London against the occupiers near St. Paul's Cathedral.
Thousands of Occupy protesters from across the country are expected to converge Tuesday on Capitol Hill to take their message to the halls of Congress, in what some observers say is the movement’s overdue moment to engage the American political system. Msnbc.com
Also today, Occupiers are protesting in Hawaii and 79 federal courthouses around the country the anniversary of the Citizens United decision, which opened the door to unlimited corporate spending on elections in various forms. Hawaii Reporter
Marchers Sing on their way to the Riverside Church during MLK Candlelight Vigil
Occupy Nigeria, after weeks of protests and strikes, has achieved victory as the President Goodluck Jonathan announced today that his government would reduce gasoline prices in the country after weeks of protests and strikes. Christian Science Monitor
In Oakland, Black Pastors are urging their congregants to join Occupy. Rev. Harold Mayberry is among nearly two dozen prominent African American Bay Area pastors trying to bridge that gap at the community level through a growing national effort that is ramping up today - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - called Occupy the Dream. SFGate.com (Chronicle)