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1,000 Marchers Converge on Occupy Oakland Campsite

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

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bout 1,000 Occupy Oakland protesters marched back to Frank Ogawa Plaza tonight, about 12 hours after police evicted the movement's tent city, and several in the crowd said they intended to re-establish the encampment.


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Past Member (0)
Monday November 14, 2011, 8:02 pm
Maybe the time off gave them time to regroup and come back even stronger and even more unified! Quan should resign! THX

Terry King (113)
Monday November 14, 2011, 8:16 pm
I was at the library earlier. The mood was much more "no bullshit" than it was before! Positions are hardening on both sides!

Jane H (139)
Monday November 14, 2011, 8:26 pm
Thanks for the update. I thought they would come back--pray all is nonviolent.

William K (308)
Monday November 14, 2011, 8:34 pm
I'm envious that you were there, Terry. Grab me one of those $5 gas masks for me, if you get the chance.

I could hear the helicopters in the morning and the afternoon. As I left work, I passed by Snow Park. It's a much more pastoral scene there. Very nice. I also passed by businesses boarding up their windows. It looks like the police tipped them off that they are planning a riot tonight.

"They" being the police in this case...

Seriously, whenever the businesses board up their windows, there is violence that night.


Terry King (113)
Monday November 14, 2011, 8:43 pm
Keep an eye on my whole foods tomorrow!

Suruna WTF (38)
Monday November 14, 2011, 9:37 pm
How many Federal/local/shadow agencies are becoming involved here? Obama is all but ignoring the citizens he was elected to lead. If he's leading anywhere its down the yellow brick road to Wall Street.

I'm pissed off at Mayor Quan, she may be in over her head, but she hasn't made a right call yet. She has become their pawn, helping to inflame the situation, and that's what 'enforcement' wants. They want to load with real bullets not just the rubber ones. Yes, there are those officers who sympathize with the 99/Occupy movement, but until they step out of line and join the "Frontline" of those protesting, they remain soldiers against the people. sad.

Sounds like a war zone, eh? Because it is, and that's not the chant and message of, "We are a Peaceful Demonstration" that you will hear and see from 'most' of those gathered. Can you imagine watching this from another country? What F*ing hypocrites we must seem, not our protesters of course, but our self-righteous, make sham promises, dictate correct standards for Democracy, Bullshit Government. Liars! They are forcing a revolution. So, Why?

Past Member (0)
Monday November 14, 2011, 10:08 pm
Hero's don't give up.


Kath P (9)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 4:50 am
People are pissed off.....does the government think that they want to squat in a park for fun?

KS Goh (0)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 5:07 am
Thanks for the article.

patricia lasek (317)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 5:13 am
Every time they close one OWS site down another sprouts up or the people come back. We are not going away!
Maybe they should have named the movement the Pheonix instead of OWS.

Kristen H (25)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 5:45 am
I'm glad they're working on the "next level" of community organizing. that is where we need to go with this. I admire 100% the ideals the occupiers have expressed and put into practice. These are some incredible people, the future leaders of our country. We should be supporting them and listening closely to their ideas. Because they have good ideas, not corporate rhetoric, to offer.

. (0)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 6:18 am

Many of the causes of the protesters I agree with but I do not agree with protests involving murder, rape and destruction of private property. Some of the protesters are anarchists who have no regard for the word of law. Following is some excellent video footage of the OWS protests in Oakland. The video was produced by the head of our local Bay Area Patriots (local Tea Party organization) and the Golden Gate Minutemen.

The Occupation Revolution (Click Here)

. (0)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 6:20 am
Reposted from Lilith. Worth a read.

Douglas K (134)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 7:47 am
I am not pleased with Democracy Now's coverage of this movement. They could have gone into Jack London and how he used to be involved in these socialist political strikes and the like. They could have had scenes from the Occupy movement to a soundtrack of one of Emma Goldman's essays on Librivox. But instead it is the same tired old music no one has ever heard before.

Joe R (190)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 7:48 am
Thanks for the update William.

Arielle S (313)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 8:40 am
Has anyone ANYWHERE tried talking to the protesters? Has anyone made the slightest effort to ask what they want or tried to work with them? I hope the 1000 becomes 5000....

Beth M (138)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 12:48 pm
We're mad as hell and not going to take it anymore! What don't the politicains, banks, and overpaid CEO's understand?

Bianca D (87)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 4:02 pm
Thanks for the update William.

Brent M. (0)
Tuesday November 15, 2011, 8:34 pm
thanks for this

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 10:31 am
We need to supply every protester with a vid-cam or other recording device to document every instance of abuse of authority, excess use of force, and other forms of state-sanctioned oppression. Every protester is a potential citizen journalist. We also need to put people on the rooftops and other locations to document the situation. Finally, we need key in locations several blocks from each protest to alert the crowd when goon squads are on their way.

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Myriam G (32)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 2:53 pm
Thanks, William

Amena A (187)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 5:31 pm
I do think that they are stronger and much more together since this raid. A lot of the infighting has disappeared, the energy transferred to holding on together.

Kamila A (141)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 11:28 pm
Thanks for pointing to this post, William, I see what you mean about men who wear ugly yellow dresses

Kamila A (141)
Wednesday November 16, 2011, 11:30 pm
I think Disney forbids use of their characters without royalties paid.....someone must report this crime!

P A (117)
Thursday November 17, 2011, 1:09 am
Thanks for this William. God bless all those who keep to peaceful protest - we must keep the moral highground!
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