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"November 2, 2011 – 11:30 pm Pacific
Two #occupiers were hit by a car tonight in downtown Oakland – one was dragged 30 feet and sustained an “obviously” broken leg, photos of the other victim are below.... Every single person at the scene was stunned that the driver could get away without being arrested."
Added by Terry Bain on November 3, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments
They say if you don’t stand for something – you will fall for anything. This is a story about people who stand and people who fall.
A couple of nights ago, a guy stood against the Money Power in Oakland. He was a Marine Veteran, and like every Veteran, he stood and took an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States when he joined. He kept his oath. Waging war was hard: waging peace is harder. We thank him for standing with us.
He was almost…Continue
Added by Terry Bain on November 2, 2011 at 1:55pm — No Comments
According to the Guardian, "Scott Olsen, the Iraq war veteran who was seriously injured by a police projectile during a protest in Oakland, has regained consciousness but 'cannot talk'.
Olsen, 24, is communicating with friends and family at his bedside by writing notes, but his injury is believed to have damaged the speech centre of his brain, according to Keith Shannon, who served…Continue
Added by Terry Bain on October 28, 2011 at 10:53pm — No Comments
A U.S. Marine veteran is in a critical condition in hospital tonight after being injured by a police gas canister during last night's Occupy Oakland protests, which saw running battles break out between authorities and protesters as a crowd tried to reclaim an encampment.
Scott Olsen, 24, of Daly City, California, an Iraq veteran…Continue
Added by Terry Bain on October 26, 2011 at 7:59pm — No Comments
"A new survey shows that Americans overwhelmingly support the self-styled Occupy Wall Street protests that not only have disrupted life in Lower Manhattan but also in Washington and cities and towns across the U.S. and in other nations. Some 59 percent of adults either completely agree or mostly agree with the protesters, while 31 percent mostly disagree or completely disagree; 10 percent of those surveyed didn't know or refused to answer."
Added by Terry Bain on October 24, 2011 at 11:21pm — No Comments
Added by Terry Bain on October 19, 2011 at 5:29pm — No Comments
"Resistance, real resistance, to the corporate state was displayed when a couple of thousand protesters, clutching mops and brooms, early Friday morning forced the owners of Zuccotti Park and the New York City police to back down from a proposed attempt to expel them in order to “clean” the premises. These protesters in that one glorious moment did what the traditional “liberal” establishment has steadily refused to do—fight back. And it was deeply moving to watch the corporate rats scamper…Continue
Evidently, our opponents fear this. Check it out
Check out about 1:40 into this video. It shows police, paid by our taxes, removing peaceful U.S. veterans exercising their right to assemble, and leaving the flag, (our flag) laying on the ground...This is what we stand against.
Two days ago, coverage by "reporters" (please don't…Continue
Added by Terry Bain on October 13, 2011 at 5:42pm — No Comments
We are the free men and women that occupy America. We are a movement without leaders by design. We occupy Wall Street, and Main street – they are all our streets. We will not continue to occupy other people’s streets.
We are an international nation of free men united in a growing open rebellion against our opponent's new world of disorder . Our ambassadors proclaim our foreign policy with music We rap and mosh, but we are not a mob. We walk like Egyptians. We Rage Against the…Continue
Added by Terry Bain on October 11, 2011 at 5:40pm — No Comments
A friend in Canada posted this link
Added by Terry Bain on October 5, 2011 at 3:46pm — No Comments
There was a time, not so long ago, when politics was about working with political opposition, not crushing your enemy. Liberal economics was not the “Gloomy Science.” There was a time when liberal republicans could find common ground with liberal democrats.
At that time, a Liberal Arts degree was an honorable course of…Continue
Added by Terry Bain on October 3, 2011 at 5:04pm — No Comments
Great observations on todays "justice" in NY
Added by Terry Bain on October 1, 2011 at 7:55pm — No Comments