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You'll hear a little of this and lot of that on Light On Light Through - my reviews of great television series and movies, my interviews with authors and creative media people and their interviews of me, my media theory and political commentary, thoughts about my favorite cars and food and space travel, discussions of my music, and a few of my readings from my science fiction stories. In the first years, starting in 2006, I put up a new episode at least once a month.  More recently, it became more or less often than once a month, usually less often.  But in the Summer of 2020, I began getting more in the mood to podcast, and on 17 October 2023, I began publishing a new episode of the podcast every Tuesday at 12:01 pm -- a minute after Noon (New York time).  - Paul Levinson 

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Nov 24, 2011

Welcome to Episode 87 of Light On Light Through, in which I offer ongoing commentary about Occupy Wall Street, September 27 through November 23, 2011.  The commentary first appeared in 15 blog posts - dates, titles, and links to the text of the blog posts are listed below.  Main themes include Occupy Wall Street as a resurgence of direct democracy, police violation of the First Amendment in their violence against protesters and the press, failure of the Obama administration to protect the rights of Occupy citizens attacked by munipalities, and much more.  This podcast is about 55 minutes in length.  It is intended as both analysis and eyewitness to one of the most important revolutions in human history.  Further chronicles will appear here in subsequent months.

Helpful links -

  1. Sept 27, 2011 NYC Police Disgrace Themselves in Brutal Treatment of Wall Street Protesters
  2. Oct 6, 2011 Advice to President Obama: Join Occupy Wall Street
  3. Oct 16, 2011 Occupy Wall Street, Direct Democracy, Social Media: A Thumbnail History of Media and Politics Since Ancient Athens
  4. Oct 21, 2011 Obama Should Call in National Guard to Restrain NYPD in Occupy Wall Street
  5. Oct 26, 2011 No Expiration Date on First Amendment
  6. Oct 29, 2011 Into the Mind of a Conservative Bully
  7. Nov 2, 2011 Bank of America Bends to Will of the People
  8. Nov 10, 2011 Open Letter to Governor Jerry Brown
  9. Nov 13, 2011 Lame CBS Broadcasts Only First Hour of Republican Foreign Policy Debate
  10. Nov 15, 2011 Mayor Bloomberg's Poor Understanding of the First Amendment
  11. Nov 16, 2011 Violation of First Amendment to Cover Up Violation of First Amendment
  12. Nov 20, 2011 What OWS Has Shown Us about Bloomberg, Jerry Brown, Obama
  13. Nov 20, 2011 Jay Carney (and Obama) Have It All Wrong about Police and OWS
  14. Nov 20, 2011 Failure of Budget Super-Committee Shows Further Decay of Representative Democracy
  15. Nov 23, 2011 First Amendment Trampling Bloomberg Caves: NYPD Ordered to Let Press Do Its Job

My television interviews about OWS ... with Chuck Scarborough on NY Nightly News ... on FOX 5 NY ...

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