I don’t think there’s anything to add. Here’s the news.
- Oakland: According to the San Francisco Chronicle, an officer (and his commanding lieutenant) are facing disciplinary action for covering up the name of his badge while policing an Occupy protest. A video by Terrance Jerod Williams shows the officer’s name covered by black masking tape. His lieutenant is being disciplined for failing to report the incident to Internal Affairs.
- Washington, D.C.: President Obama and his family attended the Zion Baptist Church for a service dedicated to Martin Luther King, Jr. Notable was the pleas in the program for donations to the local Occupy camps: warm blankets, sleeping bags, and hand warmers. (Let it not be said the President is insulated from what’s going on in OWS. —Ed.)
- New York: Hundreds of protestors turned out for an event celebrating Dr. King’s life and achievements. In addition to speeches by leading civil rights leaders, there were also performances by multiple notable artists. Check at the full details at HuffPo.
- Ohio: Workers at the Cooper Tires plant in Findley, OH are still locked out from their place of business after refusing further wage and benefit cuts during contract negotiations over the Thanksgiving holiday. Despite their willingness to work during negotiations, temporary workers have been brought in to replace them. So far, however, the employees are holding their ground and still refusing the cuts.