Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Empire Strikes Back... In Oakland

8th and Washington, Oakland CA, USA

punkboyinsf's livestream from Oakland
the chat channel is excellent

email Oakland officials:
cityadministrator@oaklandnet.com, atlarge@oaklandnet.com, officeofthemayor@oaklandnet.com, SPiper@oaklandnet.com, jbrunner@oaklandnet.com, zwald@oaklandnet.com, pkernighan@oaklandnet.com, nnadel@oaklandnet.com, tjackson@oaklandnet.com, lschaaf@oaklandnet.com, idelafuente@oaklandnet.com, dbrooks@oaklandnet.com, "lreid@oaklandnet.com"

CA Governor Jerry Brown: Phone: (916) 445-2841 Fax: (916) 558-3160

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan: (510) 238-3141


I guess you know what's happening... or do you? Perhaps if you lived in Norway you would:

85 arrestert i «Occupy»-demonstrasjon
Camper utendørs for å vise sin avsky mot kapitalismen

Or from AlJazeera:
Police clash with Oakland protesters

More probably you'd have to rely on blogs, Twitter, You Tube and Flickr, except for a few articles in a few mainstream papers... or this beautiful post from of all places, The Weather Space:

ABC 7 News shuts cameras off on Occupy Oakland as police attack with gas
"not something we usually report on but no one else will." - much respect.

Atlanta police have declared media reporting at #OccupyAtlanta to be unlawful. Demand freedom of the press.

US cops tried to erase online evidence of brutality
Google asked by US law enforcement agency to sanitize videos exposing police brutality from You Tube, claiming they "defame law officers."

Occupy Wall Street's Battle Against American-Style Authoritarianism

This is why


How OWS Has Exposed the Militarization of US Law Enforcement

My livestream filming guy got gassed. He's not doing too good right now. Poor dude.

The arms firm behind the suppression of #OccupyOakland and Palestine's popular struggle [Akhbar]

this is USA democracy? you were a light in the dark. what a shame!

Flash-bangs are a type of hand grenade, being used on non-violent US citizens for "illegal assembly." Not rioting; not criminal acts.

journalism died today at #occupyoakland Cops told media 'don't shoot video' & media went home

Police Fire Tear Gas at Protesters in Oakland, Calif. [NYTimes]

Police used teargas and smoke grenades and rubber bullets on a camp with children in it.

Police tear gas Occupy Oakland protesters [SF Chronicle]

funny how no1 has been charged with anything and the cops had to call it an "unlawful assembly" not vandalism, assault or other

Oakland Police Turn on #OWS With Tear Gas, Flash-Bang Grenades [Mother Jones]

I don't recall gun-totin Tea Partiers being tear gassed for their peaceful protests.

Oakland police chief announces resignation as teargass and rubber bullets fly

OAKland Police Chief resigns in wake of #OccupyOkland police brutality claims

Occupy Oakland Protest: Police Fire Tear Gas And Beanbag Rounds, Clear Out Encampment [HuffPost]

#OccupyOakland is singing Star Wars Imperial March

Police State: Occupy Oakland Turns Dramatically Violent [All Education Matters]

Banks got bailed out, we got tear gassed.

Police Terrorize the Streets of Oakland to Force out #occupy Demonstrators

I wonder what officers say to cops to make them feel it's OK to act like animals. Audio will surface, bet on it.

Mayor ignores clergy to raid Occupy Atlanta
State Sen. Vincent Fort (D-GA) arrested.

why are police arresting and using military-grade weapons on peaceful protestors across the country?

Police brutality charges sweep across the US

When Injustice Becomes Law, Rebellion Becomes Duty.

How To make a Tear Gas Mask | HOWTO Protection at Protest


The War You Don't See - John Pilger [video]
award-winning video report from CNN on propaganda
thx to LexingtonBilly for this link


Videos - watch and weep
You really shouldn't download these videos; it's against TOS.

Occupy Oakland - Flashbangs USED on protesters
Grenade deliberately thrown into crowd of people, not street trying to aid Scott Olsen, a Marine veteran of two tours of Iraq, already down and bleeding, who gets it right next to his head. Sickening. UPDATE: as of Wednesday he is in Critical condition.

OWS Cops Tear Gas Occupy Oakland (10/25/11)
Tear gas and flash-bang grenades used on peacful US Citizens

Protesters Clash With Police After ‘Occupy Oakland’ Camp Raided
Good CBS video report on Oakland police violence

RAW VIDEO: Ground footage of Occupy Oakland march and crowd dispersal
No violence; marching, standing; "unlawful assembly"
Woman in wheelchair gassed; fallen man bombed with grenade

Marine Vet wounded, tear gas & flash-bang grenades thrown in downtown Oakland

Protesters Clash With Police After ‘Occupy Oakland’ Camp Raided

Raw Video: Protesters Clash With Oakland Police

Police crackdown on Occupy Oakland [RT]
Tearing down the camp



Rubber bullet to the head

Beanbag round to the leg

Woman in wheelchair gassed, rescued
This woman's batteries ran out in her wheelchair, stranding her in clouds of tear gas. Three protesters braved the gas to rescure her; lifting her chair and running with it.

Navy man Holds Fast, carrying copy of Constitution
He's joined by an Iraq vet - two men of great honor; I salute you.

CS grenade and two shotgun shells used to fire beanbag rounds

CS grenade #2 and remains of flash-bang?

Photography of Police dismantling Occupy Oakland

Guess they forgot
2003 news clipping regarding lawsuit and Oakland police banning the use of the weapons ther are using now.

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Occupy The URL

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World Council of Credit Unions
move your money

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L.I. Couple Seeks Trademark For "Occupy Wall St."
Let these people know how you feel about this

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tweets from #ows channels are always shown in italic

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