OWS Roundup From The NYTimes

#OccupyWallSt Roundup, Day 38

By JILLIAN DUNHAM

There’s an app for … getting arrested. A software developer named Jason Van Anden created I’m Getting Arrested, a smartphone application that allows you to send mass text messages before your hands go into cuffs. [Brooklyn Paper]

Goldman Sachs and Capital One backed out of a November dinner for the Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union after the low-income lender named Occupy Wall Street an honoree. [Wall Street Journal]

In Tehran over the weekend, a group gathered in front of the Embassy of Switzerland, which represents American interests in Iran, voicing support for Occupy Wall Street (and opposition to Israel). [Washington Post]

General Assembly meetings grew contentious. On Thursday, drummers demanded $8,000 to replace a damaged drum. Arguments Friday night ran past 1 a.m., as some organizers pushed, controversially, for more structured management. [Huffington Post]

Pete Seeger provided the weekend’s big celebrity moment; meanwhile, Willie Nelson and his wife, Annie, poetically declared that they “stand with humanity against the insanity,” while Russell Brand and Katy Perry hung with Russell Simmons at Zuccotti Park. Sean Lennon, Rufus Wainwright and others serenaded Zuccotti with Madonna’s “Material Girl,” dedicated to Ben S. Bernanke. [City Room, Occupy U.S., Gothamist, Daily Kos]

Tensions between the police and protesters are unlikely to ease after some officers blamed Occupy Wall Street for a recent increase in shootings. [The New York Post]

Sixty-eight families camped in Zuccotti Park with their children Friday night, entertained by all-ages indie rocker Dan Zanes. [Mother Jones]

Children (and distressed adults) can be soothed to sleep with explanations of the Occupy Wall Street protests thanks to The Observer’s new online bedtime book. [The New York Observer]

While the children are asleep, their Legos can join the 99 percent in Legotti Park. [Occupy Lego Land Facebook]

Monday afternoon, two young Egyptian advocates, Asmaa Mahfouz and Ahmed Maher, are expected to hold a teach-in at Zuccotti Park at 4 p.m. [Occupy Wall St.]

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