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UC Berkeley, Oakland Brace for Occupy Clashes

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: occupy oakland, ows, police violence, government, freedoms )

- 2506 days ago -
Protesters, police and public officials were preparing Sunday for what they expect to be a tumultuous week in the Occupy movement, with a police raid of a tent city outside Oakland City Hall expected as soon as Monday morning.


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Past Member (0)
Sunday November 13, 2011, 11:23 pm
Take some of that money we've been sending to help other countries with problems that are none of our business and give these young adults jobs.

What is criminal about wanting to work?

William K (308)
Sunday November 13, 2011, 11:39 pm
As of 11:37 pm PST there is no news of evictions beginning to take place, nor has BART issued any travel advisories. I am going to bed. We'll see what the morning brings...

Suruna WTF (38)
Sunday November 13, 2011, 11:41 pm
I don't know how many of you have watched the live feeds, but if you can you should. If you haven't yet, or can't, get to an Occupy gathering, it will help you to understand what these people are experiencing and doing for the rest of us. They are our Front Line soldiers. Fighting for the Democracy that we believe in, that we've been promised, and that is being stolen from us. Support them, and proclaim "OCCUPY!" every freakin' chance you get.

P A (117)
Monday November 14, 2011, 12:33 am
Thanks William - God bless the peaceful protestors!

Susan L (150)
Monday November 14, 2011, 1:20 am
Let the peaceful protesters prevail - they will rid the movement of provokers.

Micahel Dewey (1021)
Monday November 14, 2011, 2:51 am
OWS is going to be what the people make it. I hope we can focus on things that will help all 7 Billion Humans, flying through space on Beautiful Mother Earth.

Since we need sound money, which we have never had, lets gt out of the Fed. The best way I've hard to do that, is to follow what North Dakota has been doing fine with for 90 years, with its State Bank. Other States are studying how to do it.

If we don't fix Healthcare, the price will double in 10 years, probably with less care. Vermont's and Montana's Single Payer could very well be worth other States checking out.

And need we mention that ending the wars is a must. Why the hell not close all over seas Military Bases, and put the Vets, and others to work rebuilding this Broken Promised Land?

But on other thing: Communities should study how to set up the Worker Ownership of the Mondragon Cooperative, of the Basque in Spain. There is an Evergreen Cooperative in Cleveland, and Richmond California, is putting people to work by starting smaller Cooperatives. Its a better way to work. Don't we all want that?

Joe R (190)
Monday November 14, 2011, 4:30 am
Thanks fir the update William.

Richard Smith (81)
Monday November 14, 2011, 6:37 am
non violent action is an extreme discipline, that requires full self-control ,
I'm not sure frustrated Americans have the ability or desire to be THAT strong...rage tends to take over ,insult leads to insult and it doesn't take much for violence to disrupt. this particular news report isn't too encouraging.

Past Member (0)
Monday November 14, 2011, 7:58 am
Fractured, and now diluted and polluted with infiltration by groups other than those with a root-cause motivation, after the fighting in the streets subsides, the number of people hurt and/or killed are counted, return to a "false calm" will surface while both sides regroup, rethink what went so wrong from so right a root-cause motivation, and try again, routing out the tactics and elements known not to work. Down the pipe something besides awareness may yet come of this display, just not in its present form.

Past Member (0)
Monday November 14, 2011, 8:09 am

Suruna WTF (38)
Monday November 14, 2011, 8:37 am
BREAKING: Police Raid of Occupy Oakland in Progress

Excerpt: "Law-enforcement officers from numerous Bay Area agencies began arriving in force at 5 a.m. as a police helicopter flew overhead. Clad in armor and riot helmets, they stood in lines and surrounded the camp near the corner of 14th Street and Broadway adjacent to Frank Ogawa Plaza, where dozens of demonstrators have been camping to protest economic inequity and corporate greed."

How blatant does this attack on our rights to Free Speech and Peaceful Assembly have to be?! before we see that Our Government has no intention of Listening to or Respecting the Voice of the 99%? They're in riot gear and they're firing on unarmed citizens! OCCUPY!

Micahel Dewey (1021)
Monday November 14, 2011, 10:17 am
We Are The Many and We Will Occupy Until the Bidding of the Many Over The Few is done

Vicky P (476)
Monday November 14, 2011, 11:43 am
sad they are now cracking down on these protests

David C (110)
Monday November 14, 2011, 12:29 pm
noted...very sad to see this happening in the US....

. (0)
Monday November 14, 2011, 4:29 pm
The Occupation Revolution (Click Here)


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Monday November 14, 2011, 5:36 pm

William K (308)
Monday November 14, 2011, 8:49 pm
The protesters are marching back to Frank Agawa Plaza.

Patricia E G (54)
Monday November 14, 2011, 9:45 pm
When Dandelion told me that there would be a Protest On Wall Street
on September 17 th. I said, " ballzy move '.
Looking back, ii didn't seem like much.
Now, having read these comments, seems that what had
started out as a peaceful protest has turned ugly....Stay Tuned...

Past Member (0)
Monday November 14, 2011, 10:22 pm
Cowards die a thousand deaths.

A brave person dies but one.

Susan L (150)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 12:51 am
Funny how your link to a "Tea Party Television" production CHOOSES to call these protesters 'anarchists, PaulSF, Lillith, Hans/whoever you are that is ashamed to use you real identity. Just as you choose to hide behind many fake identities - the TPRepublicans Choose to use a term that would more aptly describe the Tea Party: (from Wiktionary) 1) One who believes in or advocates the absence of hierarchy and authority in most forms (compare anarchism), especially one who works toward the realization of such.
2) One who disregards laws and social norms as a form of rebellion against authority.
3) By extension from previous sense, one who promotes chaos and lawlessness; a nihilist.
4) One who resents outside control or influence on his or her life, in particular a government, and therefore desires the absence of political control.
OWS does not advocate the ABSENCE of authority (they simply want them to work equally for ALL people), disregard laws or social norms (Wall Street Bankers, Big Oil, large Corporations and those wealthy to BUY their way out of laws meant for everyone), and it is also TPRepublicans/Libertarians, that resent control or influence in their life of any government and desires the absence of political control. Just because you link to outrageous 'claims' and propaganda that is nothing but the whining of the 1% still wanting to keep their 'good thing' going, does not mean the rest of us are that foolish. But then, I guess it depends on moral character and which stack of money you're sitting on, i.e. the stack or the bare ground.


Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 10:17 am
Police unions need to be educated that it is immoral to enforce oppressive dictates against their fellow Americans. We need the police to join OCCUPY and to go on strike until there is economic and social justice for them and for all Americans.

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