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  • Paroled Felon Sentenced To 35 Years For Occupy Oakland Shooting, Sex Assault

    01/24/2013 2:46:06 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | 1/24/13 | CBS SF
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A paroled felon was sentenced Thursday to 35 years and eight months in state prison in connection with the fatal shooting death of a man near the former Occupy Oakland encampment in November 2011 and for a sexual assault that occurred five days later. Issac McDaniels, 32, of Oakland, had faced a potential life term for sexually assaulting a woman on 13th Avenue in Oakland on Nov. 15, 2011, but prosecutors dropped a kidnapping charge against him last November in exchange for him pleading no contest to four felonies. The charges are forced oral copulation and...
  • Oakland’s Radical Occupy Teachers Finally Reveal Their Goal: ‘Abolish Capitalism’

    01/12/2013 6:28:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | January 12, 2013 | Kyle Olson
    At least the teachers of Occupy Oakland are finally being honest about their political agenda. They’re openly calling for an all-out abolition of capitalism. The Occupy Oakland Education Committee – comprised of public school teachers from the Oakland, California school district – has renamed its publication “ClassRoom Struggle” and its platform TEACH, which stands for “Transform Education, Abolish Capitalism and Heal.” Finally the radical teachers have acknowledged what we’ve been saying all along: they want to end capitalism and replace it with a socialist economy, quite possibly enforced by a totalitarian form of government. And what, precisely, is their strategy?...
  • Divided Occupy Oakland revisits City Hall (Anarchy&Anniversary time already?)

    10/25/2012 9:06:31 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies ^ | 10/24/12 | Justin Berton, Kevin Fagan and Matthai Kuruvila
    For a few moments last fall, West Oakland businessman Chris Hollis was filled with idealism as he attended Occupy Oakland's first gathering outside City Hall to protest an economic system he felt benefited the few to the detriment of the many. But within minutes, amid a mix of families and students, Hollis witnessed some participants stray from the focus on Wall Street and hurl vitriol at police. And within weeks, others would riot through downtown - and then justify their violence. "In an insanely short amount of time, they managed to turn what was basically a great movement for everybody...
  • Flier calls for violence against Occupy Oakland protesters

    10/17/2012 12:41:52 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 13 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 10/16/2012 | Matthew Artz
    OAKLAND -- A flier disseminated downtown is urging people to bring bats to next Thursday's Occupy Oakland anniversary protest, not to smash bank windows, but to "beat the (expletive)" out of anarchists and vandals. The flier asks residents to "stand up and defend the great city of Oakland" and specifically calls for violence against "black-clad" Caucasians that "use our city landscape as a canvas for their divisive and violent message." No one has taken responsibility for one-page post, which leaves no contact information. It claims to be from a group calling itself DOOM -- Defend Our Oakland Movement.
  • Protesters damage Obama Oakland office

    08/04/2012 7:01:09 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 19 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 4, 2012 | Demian Bulwa
    Protesters smashed a large window at President Obama's re-election campaign office in downtown Oakland late Friday night, tore down a nearby fence and vandalized cars, according to police, witnesses and video footage. Staffers and volunteers were inside the Organizing for America office at 1714 Telegraph Ave. when it was vandalized after 9 p.m., but no one was hurt, said a staffer who declined to be identified. The office is a joint effort of the Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee. When the window was broken, well over 100 people had joined what began as a rally against the city's...
  • Occupy Oakland protesters arrested on charges of roughing up woman who criticized movement

    03/03/2012 1:26:10 AM PST · by blueplum · 15 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 3/2/2012 | Harry Harris and Kristin J. Bender
    OAKLAND -- Three Occupy Oakland protesters suspected of stealing an Oakland woman's wallet and making offensive remarks about her perceived sexuality were charged Friday with robbery and committing a hate crime, both felonies, authorities said. Michael Davis, 32, Nneka Crawford, 23, and Randolph Wilkins, 24, all of Oakland, were charged with the felonies by Assistant District Attorney Paul Hora. All remain jailed at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. Bail for Crawford and Wilkins is $105,000 and Davis is being held on $100,000 bail. Other possible suspects are being sought by police, said Sgt. Randy Wingate, the lead investigator. Among the...
  • Occupy Oakland vs Neo-Nazis vs Sacramento Police at Tea Party Event

    03/02/2012 5:46:12 PM PST · by Jayster · 10 replies
    Jay Lensch ^ | 3/2/2012 | Jay Lensch
    <p>Pictures Monday (02/27/2012) was to be just another nice normal day for me at the CA Capital taking pictures of the Tea Party’s 3 year anniversary.</p> <p>They had advertised that they were meeting on the North steps; however, when I arrived I noticed that they were actually on the West steps and there was some group already gathering on the North side.</p>
  • Occupy protests just the latest to tear up Oakland

    02/07/2012 10:11:09 AM PST · by SmithL · 2 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/7/12 | Chip Johnson
    Gunfire on the left. Gunfire on the right. And a gaggle of protesters dead ahead shouting: "Police are bastards" and "F- the police." While Occupy Oakland protesters rant on and on about the brutality of the Oakland Police Department, brutality has been occurring all around them. From Thursday to Monday, 15 people were shot in the city in unrelated incidents. And Oakland police weren't responsible for any of those shootings. Five of the people who were shot died. Perhaps Occupy Oakland should plan a march to protest all the violence in our city - including their own. Because in Oakland's...
  • Occ. Oakland lunatics incite 15 year old to murder his adoptive parents and the media whispers it

    02/02/2012 7:14:36 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 10 replies ^ | Feb 2, 2012 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    They couldn’t connect this murder to the TEA party movement so we didn’t hear much about this story. A middle aged couple, she a physician’s assistant and he a prison psychologist, who had repeatedly argued with their 15 year old adopted son over his refusal to stay away from the violent lunatics of Occupy Oakland, was apparently murdered by the ungrateful punk last weekend. The cause and effect here is glaring. A foster child exposed to the crazy anarchistic conduct of “adults” at Oakland’s Occupy encampment was a perfect receptacle for the hateful bile spewed out by the loathsome thugs...
  • #Occupy Protester Strangles Parents – Stuffs Their Bodies in the Back of the PT Cruiser

    01/30/2012 6:11:00 PM PST · by CitizenM · 23 replies
    TheGateway Pundit ^ | 1/30/12 | Jim Hoft
    The hits keep on coming for the #Occupy criminal movement. The Obama-endorsed radicals have put together quite a record of accomplishment: - 9 deaths, 5 found dead in tents, One found dead after 2 days - 2 murders - Tens of millions of dollars in damages, layoffs, vandalism, law breaking - Multiple Rapes - Thousands of arrests - Public masturbation - Feces - Child molestation and baby abuse Now this… An #occupy radical strangled his parents and stuffed them in the back of the family’s PT Crusier. SFGate reported, via FOX Nation: Friends and relatives said Susan Poff and Robert...
  • VIDEO: Occupy Oakland Burns American Flag While Reciting Anti-Semitic 'Pledge of Allegiance'

    01/30/2012 8:47:43 AM PST · by · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Media Research Center TV (MRCTV) ^ | 1/30/2012 | Joe Schoffstall
    As an American flag burns at Occupy Oakland, the man capturing the video recites the following: "I pledge allegiance to a flag of the imperialistic, capitalistic dictatorship. And to the plutocracy for which it stands, privately owned central bank, under the Jews. With inequality and injustice for the 99." For video, click link.
  • VIDEO: Protesters And Police Clash At Occupy Oakland's 'F' The Police' Rally

    01/09/2012 9:06:47 AM PST · by · 11 replies
    <p>Text removed because of profanity. It may be seen at the link.</p>
  • Occupy Oakland's costs to residents spell disaster

    12/09/2011 6:48:13 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 4 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 9, 2011 | Chip Johnson
    After two months of the Occupy movement, Oakland residents should adopt their own chant. We are the 98.5 percent. The 1 percent control the vast majority of the nation's wealth, possess influence in the highest halls of government, and profit from the misery of others. The one-half percent have taken to the streets. Then there's everyone else: the veritable Silent Majority who work and pay the bills and the taxes that make the wheels turn. Even though both sides of the conflict claim to have our backs, neither group, it seems, has our best interests at heart. Oakland Mayor Jean...
  • Inside Oakland Bubble, All Free Speech Isn't Equal

    11/27/2011 4:57:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | November 27, 2011 | Debra J, Saunders
    For all their whining about the "police state" and the city's failure to respect their "First Amendment rights," Occupy Oakland activists have managed to flout the law with regular impunity. Somehow demonstrators have managed to turn Frank Ogawa Plaza into a tent stew and shut down parts of the city in a so-called general strike Nov. 2, and still they think they're victims who have been deprived of their free speech rights. But if they want to see what it's really like to fight City Hall, they should talk to Walter Hoye. Hoye's offense was to walk up to people...
  • Occupy Oakland Calls for TOTAL WEST COAST PORT SHUTDOWN ON 12/12

    11/20/2011 1:02:41 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Occupy Oakland ^ | November 19, 2011 | krystof
    Proposal for a Coordinated West Coast Port Shutdown, Passed With Unanimous Consensus by vote of the Occupy Oakland General Assembly 11/18/2012: In response to coordinated attacks on the occupations and attacks on workers across the nation: Occupy Oakland calls for the blockade and disruption of the economic apparatus of the 1% with a coordinated shutdown of ports on the entire West Coast on December 12th. The 1% has disrupted the lives of longshoremen and port truckers and the workers who create their wealth, just as coordinated nationwide police attacks have turned our cities into battlegrounds in an effort to disrupt...
  • Gay Porn Company Shoots New Film on Location at Occupy Oakland

    11/19/2011 4:52:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 1+ views
    SFist ^ | November 19, 2011 | Andrew Dalton
    This one's bound to catch the attention of the anti-Occupy sect: porn company Dirty Boy Video, which (we're guessing) specializes in videos of boys who are dirty, used a tent at in the middle of Frank Ogawa Plaza as the set for a recent video shoot. As Le Fag reports, along with the promotional stills: "this video could be a nice historical document in years to come, should the movement prove more than a flash in the pan." Obviously, there's a trailer, which is obviously Not Safe for Work or public Wi-Fi, of the "hipster twink themed" piece of performance...
  • Look out! Full revolution is on the table

    11/15/2011 4:30:33 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 53 replies
    At an Occupy Wall Street offshoot event, an Occupy Oakland protester had the following to say: (Headline: 1,000 at old Occupy Oakland camp to discuss future) "If they (police) take over the camp, we're going to reoccupy," Ronald "Rasta" Jones, 31, an Oakland resident who had lived in the Occupy Oakland camp since its first day, Oct. 10, said before officers moved in around 5 a.m. to evict people. "Our objective is for them to keep spending money. ... We're not going to stop." Jones has let the cat out of the bag. Occupy Oakland/Wall Street is the Cloward and...
  • Occupy Oakland fallout may echo beyond downtown

    11/13/2011 3:09:26 PM PST · by SmithL · 23 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/13/11 | Carolyn Said, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Three events planned for Oakland's historic Rotunda Hall were canceled this month. Four cafes abutting Frank Ogawa Plaza say customers are reluctant to visit, and they've cut employee hours. Several merchants on or around Broadway, including the Oaksterdam marijuana empire, say business is down. Meanwhile, two other cafes at the plaza say sales are better than ever. And a block away at City Center Plaza, the midday flow of office workers grabbing lunch is undiminished. As Occupy Oakland enters its fifth week, the encampment's impact on neighborhood businesses appears to consist largely of reduced sales - and a few increased...
  • Protest Fatigue

    11/13/2011 6:53:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | Debra J. Saunders
    The Bay Area has come down with a serious case of Protest Fatigue. The 99 percent of Northern Californians who want to go about their business are being jammed with protests and forced to pay for shutdowns imposed by the 1 percent of activists who don't know the difference between free speech and free camping. There are so many protests here that the group No Justice No BART had to call off a planned demonstration on Nov. 2 in order to accommodate activists planning to take public transit to the Occupy Oakland general strike. When President Obama came to San...

    11/12/2011 3:49:50 AM PST · by expat1000 · 22 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | Nov 11, 2011 | Breitbart TV
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  • Live Blog: Eviction notices 'effective immediately' at Occupy Oakland (Quan grows set)

    11/11/2011 6:21:52 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 11/11/11 | Kristin J. Bender, Thomas Peele and Scott Johnson
    As veterans and their supporters march in downtown, police are distributing eviction notices to campers at Occupy Oakland. The move comes just one day after a man -- whose name has not been released by police -- was shot and killed after an apparent fight near the Occupy Oakland tent city. The mayor and other city leaders are also stepping up calls for the camp to disband. 6 p.m. Mayor releases statement about Occupy Oakland, says 'risk are too great' Mayor Jean Quan has issued a statement following the police distribution of eviction notices to campers at Occupy Oakland. "Last...
  • Calif. Mayor Chooses Occupy Rally Over Veterans Day Memorial (Richmond)

    11/11/2011 12:46:30 PM PST · by yoe · 64 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | Movember 11, 2011 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    The mayor of Richmond, Calif. plans to skip her city’s Veterans Day memorial events to attend an Occupy rally, a choice that’s prompting anger and criticism. Mayor Gayle McLaughlin will miss a Veterans Day salute Friday in favor of an Occupy Richmond “public speak out,” the San Jose Mercury News reported. McLaughlin defended her decision, telling the newspaper that the city is not sponsoring the Veterans Day event, and the rally she will attend will honor Scott Olsen, the Iraq war veteran injured at an Occupy Oakland rally last month. Richmond and Oakland, both in the San Francisco Bay Area,...
  • OAKLAND: Council member wants no-confidence vote on Quan

    11/10/2011 7:22:31 PM PST · by SmithL · 9 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/10/11 | Matthai Kuruvila, Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writers
    Oakland City Councilman Ignacio De La Fuente said Thursday that he intends to seek a no-confidence vote in Mayor Jean Quan for her handling of the Occupy Oakland camp. The vote would be largely symbolic, but De La Fuente said it was one of the few ways the council could apply pressure on Quan. "She has screwed up this situation so bad, the city is suffering the consequences," said De La Fuente, Quan's most frequent critic on the council. "There is no confidence in this mayor to take action, because she can't." De La Fuente said he had wanted a...
  • Protesters withdraw resolution to remain peaceful [Occupy Oakland]

    11/10/2011 5:07:25 PM PST · by freespirited · 12 replies
    KGO-TV ^ | 11/10/11
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- In Oakland, Occupy protesters gathered Wednesday night and voted to withdraw a resolution calling for future demonstrators to remain peaceful. A small number of the protesters have openly called for the use of violence as a tactic to get their message out. The vote by the group came just hours after Oakland city leaders called for the camp at Frank Ogawa Plaza to shut down immediately. City officials have also cut off streetlights at the camp as well as a faucet protesters had been using to get water. Also Thursday, Oakland City Council President Larry Reid...
  • 'Occupy Oakland' Smashes Wells Fargo Windows, Then Makes $20K Deposit [Official bank of Occupy]

    11/09/2011 4:06:47 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov 9 2011
    Last week, one or more Occupy Oakland protesters smashed the windows of a Wells Fargo branch. This week, the group’s general assembly agreed — in a near-unanimous vote Monday — to temporarily place $20,000 of the group’s money in an account at the country’s fourth-largest bank holding company, Wells Fargo Bank. Whether the decision was an abandonment of the movement’s opposition to big banks or an ominous affirmation of the hold that big banks have on Americans, Twitter was ablaze with outrage last night, as news spread about the 162-8 vote, from which 16 people abstained.
  • Occupy Oakland stashes $20K gift in Wells Fargo

    11/09/2011 3:41:19 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 10 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | Nov 9 2011 | AP
    OAKLAND, Calif.—A group of Oakland anti-Wall Street protesters who blame large banks for the economic downturn have decided that one of those institutions is the best place to stash their money for now. Protesters at an Occupy Oakland meeting Monday voted to deposit a $20,000 donation into a Wells Fargo account. The move comes just days after one of Wells Fargo's branches was vandalized during a massive downtown demonstration. An Occupy statement says the money only will be with Wells Fargo temporarily while they work to establish an account with a credit union or community bank. Protesters say it was...
  • Occupy Oakland makes $20K deposit at Wells Fargo

    11/09/2011 2:11:06 PM PST · by grundle · 11 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | 11/08/11 | Sarah Gantz
    Last week, one or more Occupy Oakland protesters smashed the windows of a Wells Fargo branch. This week, the group’s general assembly agreed — in a near-unanimous vote Monday — to temporarily place $20,000 of the group’s money in an account at the country’s fourth-largest bank holding company, Wells Fargo Bank. Wells Fargo spokesman Ruben Pulido went out of his way on Monday to notify reporters about this development via email. “If this report is true,” he wrote, “it demonstrates that even Occupy Oakland understands — firsthand — the value and service that Wells Fargo provides its customers. Wells Fargo...
  • For Your Amusement: 17 Occutard Cartoons

    11/09/2011 8:53:09 AM PST · by peopleofows · 22 replies
    People of OWS ^ | 11/09/2011 | Spotter
    Hi, folks. Here's a collection of some of the better Occutard political cartoons I've come across. Hope you enjoy! 17 Occutard 'Toons
  • The Root of All Oakland

    11/06/2011 7:38:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | November 6, 2011 | Debra J. Saunders
    The morning after Occupy Oakland's midweek violent protests, the take in the Bay Area was that it was a dirty, rotten shame that a few bad-egg anarchists hijacked a mostly peaceful protest and made an otherwise good cause look bad. That is so delusional. From the start, troublemakers have advocated violent protest during the group's general assemblies. Guys with masks and ill intent threw rocks and bottles at police before officers used tear gas -- and Iraq vet Scott Olsen, 24, sadly was injured -- to clear Frank Ogawa Plaza on Oct. 25. They were armed with incendiary devices when...
  • Meet the 99%: Agitators, Racists and Rapists

    11/06/2011 6:41:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | November 6, 2011 | Doug Giles
    Isn’t it ironic that the same media that’s indignant over Cain’s alleged sexual misconduct from fifteen years ago is Teller-like in their silence over the multitudinous rapes going down at the Occupy rallies like fifteen hours ago? The Left raises cain about Cain’s sexual harassment, yet they don’t say shizzle about the Occupy Other People’s Panties protestors trying to forcibly knock someone else’s knickers. Case in point: I was at my gym working a kick bag for thirty plus minutes last Wednesday and they had CNN blaring. Thirty minutes on Cain. Zero on Occupy’s various sexual assaults. This made me...
  • Mark Steyn: Corporate Collaborators - Standing with “the 99%” means supporting the destruction...

    11/05/2011 6:24:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | November 5, 2011 | Mark Steyn
    <p>A man who witnessed the Whole Foods attack, but asked not to be identified, said he was in the store buying an organic orange when the crowd arrived.</p> <p>There’s an epitaph for the republic if ever I heard one.</p> <p>No, it wasn’t. It was municipal policy. In fairness to the miserable David Lannon, Whole Foods was in damage-control mode. Men’s Wearhouse in Oakland had no such excuse. In solidarity with the masses, they printed up a huge poster declaring “We stand with the 99%” and announcing they’d be closed that day. In return, they got their windows smashed.</p>
  • Occupy arrestee Kayvan Sabehgi badly hurt (armed forces veteran)

    11/04/2011 7:36:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies ^ | 11/4/11 | Erin Allday
    OAKLAND -- An armed forces veteran was in the intensive care unit of Highland Hospital after suffering serious injuries that he said were caused by a confrontation with police during this week's Occupy Oakland protests. Kayvan Sabehgi was among the 103 people arrested early Thursday after a day of peaceful protests turned violent. He was arrested for remaining at the scene of a riot and resisting arrest, police said. Sabehgi told members of Iraq Veterans Against the War that he was beaten by police with nightsticks on his hands, shoulders, ribs and back. He suffered internal injuries, including a lacerated...
  • What's The Matter With Oakland?

    11/04/2011 4:19:38 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 72 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 11/3/11 | Megan McArdle
    Cards on the table: y'all know that the Occupy protests and I don't agree politically. Nonetheless, I've been basically supportive of their right to protest, sympathetic to their frustrations with the system, and interested in their problems (and solutions) of self organization in a rather chaotic and fluid situation. Unless there were clear and dramatic harms to the community, I figured the cops should leave them alone until the protests dispersed naturally. (snip) At this point, the movement is hurting itself more than it's helping--at least, if you think their goal is to peacefully and democratically push for changes in...
  • Quan to Occupy Oakland: Shape up or ship out

    11/04/2011 1:04:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies ^ | 11/4/11 | Will Kane
    OAKLAND -- Oakland Mayor Jean Quan says the Occupy Oakland protesters camped outside City Hall need to move to a "less disruptive" location if they can't learn to behave themselves. "They have to take some responsibility, they have to step up," she told KCBS-AM in an interview. .. ... At a lengthy meeting Thursday night, several members of the City Council hinted that they would like the camp to go away. That might be easier said than done, Quan told KCBS. "It is a no-win situation because I would guess a majority of people in the city support the movement...
  • "The Obama Riots"; 2012 GOP Nominee Can Use Oakland Riots In Campaign Ads. Obama Will Be Humiliated.

    11/03/2011 7:01:24 PM PDT · by The_Obama_Gerbil · 31 replies · 1+ views
    After Obama's first year in office, the RNC had more than enough material to use against the President for the 2012 Anti-Obama ads. Now we have the Oakland Riots of 2011. Can you imagine the ad/or ads Romney or Cain Staff will create using all the best footage of this and future riots? Let's hope they refer them as "The Obama Riots". Hey, Pelosi and Obama are the ones who are egging them on !!
  • Developer with shotgun scared off Oakland rioters

    11/03/2011 3:05:38 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 88 replies · 1+ views ^ | 11/3/11 | Henry K. Lee
    Oakland developer Phil Tagami is used to working behind the scenes to broker some of the biggest deals in town. Late Wednesday, he was using different persuasive skills - holding a loaded shotgun to scare away rioters trying to get into a downtown building. "We had people who were attempted to break into our building," the landmark Rotunda Building on Frank Ogawa Plaza outside City Hall, Tagami said today. He grabbed a shotgun that he usually keeps at home, went down to the ground floor and "discouraged them," he said. No police were in sight, he said.
  • Occupiers, Tea Partiers, and the Tenth Commandment

    11/03/2011 5:26:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | November 3, 2011 | Jeff Jacoby
    At the Occupy Phoenix demonstrations, fliers encourage protesters to violently resist police officers, asserting that "you will usually have only two options: submit, or kill the cop." At Zuccotti Park in Manhattan, an Occupy Wall Street protester was sexually assaulted in her tent; according to the New York Post, a woman was raped at the same site a few weeks earlier. In Denver, "Occupy" activists turned on the police, screaming obscenities and knocking a motorcycle cop to the ground. Occupy Oakland grew even more violent, as police were pelted with bottles and rocks, and had M-80 firecrackers thrown at them. And in cities from Boston toBerkeley, Occupy encampments...
  • Occupy Protesters Disavow Oakland Violence (Earth to "Occupy Protesters", you were the violence!)

    11/03/2011 4:20:35 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 11 replies
    abc ^ | 11/3/2011 | JASON DEAREN and LISA LEFF
    Occupy Wall Street protesters had just a few hours to celebrate what they saw as their biggest victory so far: the peaceful shutdown of the nation's fifth-busiest port. Then the rioting began. A day after some protesters clashed with riot police, set fires and shattered windows in Oakland, Calif., demonstrators across the country condemned the violence and wondered whether it was a turn that would destroy their cause. "They don't speak for the majority of people who were here yesterday," said Hadas Alterman, a college student who was gathering trash at a tent camp near Oakland City Hall. "That was...
  • Vanity: Much reaction to Men's Warehouse solidarity with Occupiers

    11/03/2011 11:36:14 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 56 replies · 1+ views
    facebook ^ | 11/3/11 | raccoonradio
    Check out the Facebook page for Men's Wearhouse, whose Oakland store closed for one day out of support for the Occupy Movement. From what I understand, the store was not looted but they may well have lost a lot of customers. Who shops at MW anyway, hippies or hard working capitalists? Join the fun.
  • Oakland on Fire: Obama Gets Class War He Asked For

    11/03/2011 9:41:54 AM PDT · by Qbert · 40 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | November 03, 2011 | Fox Nation
    <p>Anti-Wall Street protesters in Oakland have vandalized a Whole Foods store and shattered windows at two downtown banks.</p> <p>Windows were shattered at a Bank of America branch, where someone also spraypainted "Class War" and "Shut it Down," near Lake Merritt and a Chase bank at 20th and Webster streets.</p>
  • Occupy protests go from peace to "chaos" (Port of Oakland "effectively shut down.")

    11/03/2011 8:28:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    (VIDEO AT LINK) OAKLAND, Calif. - A protest that shut down the Port of Oakland to show the broadening reach of the Occupy Wall Street movement ended in violence when police in riot gear arrested dozens of protesters overnight who broke into a vacant building, shattered downtown windows, sprayed graffiti and set blazes along the way. --snip-- Protesters also threw concrete chunks, metal pipes, lit roman candles and molotov cocktails, police said....
  • Occupy Oakland in flames: Cops use tear gas and protesters are run over on violent night..

    11/03/2011 7:46:52 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 60 replies · 1+ views ^ | 3 Nov 2011 | Hannah Roberts and Mark Duell
    Occupy Oakland protesters claimed victory after they shut down one of the nation's busiest shipping ports - escalating a movement whose tactics had largely been limited to marches, rallies and camps. In a five-hour stand-off protesters vandalised businesses and smashed bank windows, as they tried to shut down the city - and police appeared to respond using tear gas and flash bang grenades. The California demonstrators blocked operations at the city's port and stopped traffic on Wednesday in protests against economic inequality and police brutality, marred by scattered vandalism. Police in riot gear arrested dozens of protesters who had marched...
  • Some free, not subsidized, lessons in common courtesy and humility for the “Occupiers”

    11/03/2011 6:39:58 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-02-11 | Mataharley
    One of those OWS defining messages... Few have a problem with exercising our 1st Amendment rights for redress of grievances. Even when the ultimate cadre of misguided souls band together to work overtime to inflame law enforcement - such as the assault on Oakland police with bottles, rocks and firecrackers preceding all the riot ta..doo last week - in hopes of creating that coveted "Kent State" moment, most of us just grind our teeth, hold our noses when making our way thru the great unwashed to get to places of business, or sit back and wait it out. But there...
  • "Are you a pacifist?" flier calls for violence

    11/03/2011 5:43:07 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Oakland Liberation Front ^ | Oakland Liberation Front
  • Police use tear gas, pepper spray on protesters

    11/03/2011 2:23:06 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | November 3, 2011
    Anti-Wall Street protesters in two West Coast cities were subdued with tear gas and pepper spray after they shut down a California port and disrupted rush-hour traffic in Seattle, authorities said. Oakland police fired tear gas on "several hundred people" throwing rocks and shooting fireworks at officers after demonstrators were asked to disperse early Thursday, a California police official said. The violence came after protesters in the city appeared to carry out a successful strike of downtown businesses Wednesday as merchants and retailers shuttered their doors in what was a largely peaceful protest. The protesters also disrupted business at the...
  • Occupy Oakland Protester Injured While Blocking Road

    11/02/2011 8:35:54 PM PDT · by furquhart · 128 replies
    Twitter ^ | Nov 2, 2011 | KRON4 New
    All over #OccupyOakland right now, not fully confirmed. Apparently attempting to block the road - angry driver hit the protestors.
  • Occupy Oakland Calls For City-Wide General Strike, Nov 2 (Heads up)

    10/30/2011 8:46:38 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 19 replies
    occupywallstreet ^ | 30-oct-2011 | occupywallstreet
    We as fellow occupiers of Oscar Grant Plaza propose that on Wednesday November 2, 2011, we liberate Oakland and shut down the 1%. We propose a city wide general strike and we propose we invite all students to walk out of school. Instead of workers going to work and students going to school, the people will converge on downtown Oakland to shut down the city. All banks and corporations should close down for the day or we will march on them. While we are calling for a general strike, we are also calling for much more. People who organize out...
  • MC Hammer Speaks Out Against Police Arrests at Occupy Oakland

    10/30/2011 8:22:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Black Entertainment Television ^ | October 30, 2011 | Dorkys Ramos
    MC Hammer expressed his opinions about the police's treatment of the Occupy Wall Street protesters in Oakland, California and he feels that kind of abuse "can never be tolerated." The Oakland native took to Twitter to criticize the force's use of tear gas and other weapons to disperse the crowd of about 1,000 near Frank Ogala Plaza at City Hall last week. More than 100 people were arrested during the clashes. “The unabated abuse of the PEOPLE can never be tolerated!,” MC Hammer wrote. “They were expressing systemic frustration and pain, peacefully. You knew this would happen. You cannot eliminate...
  • Mayors of SF, Oakland take heat after 'Occupy'

    10/30/2011 12:21:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    SAN FRANCISCO -- On both sides of San Francisco Bay, the liberal mayors of two famously liberal cities have found themselves struggling to balance their avowed support for the Occupy Wall Street movement with the need to preserve public safety. The spirit of the movement has strong allies in Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, both of whom have ties to social activism in the area. Quan, a former student activist at University of California, Berkeley, during the 1960s, had stood one year ago between police and police-shooting demonstrators in an unsuccessful attempt to calm the...
  • Phase Two of the 'Occupy Wall Street' Protests: America the Police State

    10/29/2011 9:11:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor ^ | October 28, 2011 | Bill O'Reilly
    On Tuesday, about 1,000 protesters gathered in Oakland, California, and major concerns began to arise. There was a rat problem, vandalism, fights, and fire hazards. Medical responders were denied access to the protest site on two occasions. So the city of Oakland decided to move the protesters and police did that. But later on that day some of the occupiers tried to return to the plaza outside city hall. Police told them they could not return and violence broke out. At least 200 arrests were made. Scores of people injured, including a number of police officers. Property was destroyed. And...