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An Inside Look At The Eviction Of Occupy Albany [Video]

An Inside Look At The Eviction Of Occupy Albany [Video]

Contrary to what you might infer from the lack of coverage in the mainstream media, the Occupy Wall Street movement remains alive and well in many cities across the country.

Hoping that cold weather and physical violence would crush protesters spirit, city governments from New York to Oakland decided to stage raids on many OWS encampments throughout the months of November and December. As a result, many of the largest and most widely attended occupations were denied the right to protest in public areas.

One such eviction occurred just last week, in Albany, New York. And rather than take it lying down, members of Occupy Albany have become one of many groups to file lawsuits against†their†city government.

The short film below provides a unique look into the events of December 22nd. Watch as Occupy Albany protesters attempt to defend†the information tent, march around the city, and are then pepper sprayed by police upon returning to Academy Park.

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1:54PM PST on Jan 3, 2012

What a complete lack of skill the American government has, aren't they supposed to be good at diplomacy and bargaining? So, instead they use force and intimidation to remove the black mark on their perfect society they call protesters. It is really no wonder this crap is happening, all governments are in the pockets of the greedy bastards who want what you need and they don't.

Not ONE government official has tried sitting down with the protesters and listened to what they have been trying to say for months. Vote ALL incumbents out!

1:15PM PST on Jan 3, 2012

Do not let any authority put you down...
We have the right ..Constitution or not, to... stand by the right of a human person to another human person.
Not any rich person being better because they have more paper dollars then another person has.

5:55PM PST on Jan 2, 2012

Thanks for the info.

1:20PM PST on Jan 1, 2012

Running a country like the U.S. requires a great deal of maintenance and the governments of past have been lax and let this slide. It's time for a cleanup and restoration to the level it should have always been.

10:39AM PST on Jan 1, 2012

To read the full speech by Martin Luther King Jr, go to:

http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/index.php/kingpapers/article/where_do_we_go_from_here/

10:27AM PST on Jan 1, 2012

What I'm saying today is that we must go from this convention and say, "America, you must be born again!"

And so, I conclude by saying today that we have a task, and let us go out with a divine dissatisfaction.

Let us be dissatisfied until America will no longer have a high blood pressure of creeds and an anemia of deeds.

Let us be dissatisfied until the tragic walls that separate the outer city of wealth and comfort from the inner city of poverty and despair shall be crushed by the battering rams of the forces of justice.

Let us be dissatisfied until those who live on the outskirts of hope are brought into the metropolis of daily security.

Let us be dissatisfied until slums are cast into the junk heaps of history, and every family will live in a decent, sanitary home.

Let us be dissatisfied until the dark yesterdays of segregated schools will be transformed into bright tomorrows of quality integrated education.

Let us be dissatisfied until integration is not seen as a problem but as an opportunity to participate in the beauty of diversity.

Continued Below:

10:26AM PST on Jan 1, 2012

Continued from Above:

Let us be dissatisfied until men and women, however black they may be, will be judged on the basis of the content of their character, not on the basis of the color of their skin. Let us be dissatisfied.

Let us be dissatisfied until every state capitol will be housed by a governor who will do justly, who will love mercy, and who will walk humbly with his God.

Let us be dissatisfied until from every city hall, justice will roll down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream.

Let us be dissatisfied until that day when the lion and the lamb shall lie down together, and every man will sit under his own vine and fig tree, and none shall be afraid.

Let us be dissatisfied, and men will recognize that out of one blood God made all men to dwell upon the face of the earth.

Let us be dissatisfied until that day when nobody will shout, "White Power!" when nobody will shout, "Black Power!" but everybody will talk about God's power and human power.

Martin Luther King 1967 Speaks To Occupations Everywhere In America in 2011

10:14AM PST on Jan 1, 2012

Thank you for the article...

8:55AM PST on Jan 1, 2012

and how do you know how many from Here are with the own, sheri? A bit judgmental on your part.

7:54PM PST on Dec 31, 2011

Yay OWS. They just keep truckin'. Well done video. When will the police see that they are the 99%?

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