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  • Michael Moore: Occupy movement "killed apathy"

    10/29/2011 9:48:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 29, 2011
    OAKLAND, Calif. - Filmmaker Michael Moore told anti-Wall Street protesters in Oakland that the Occupy movement - which has spread to cities across America and overseas - in inspiring millions who are angry about corporate excess, income inequality and the failure of politicians to address issues facing the majority of Americans. "We've killed despair across the country and we've killed apathy," he said. The director of the documentary films "Fahrenheit 9/11" and "Bowling for Columbine" said people throughout the U.S. were "disgusted" and "horrified" when police fired tear gas and bean bags and took other aggressive actions against protesters Tuesday...
  • Hilarious: Video Message to the Oakland PD

    10/29/2011 1:36:35 PM PDT · by · 51 replies
    Despite this guy being serious, here's a hilarious video message to the Oakland PD on their arrests made on #OccupyOakland protesters. He has a pair of handcuffs, and he knows how to use them.
  • Even Mother Jones Confirms Police Provoked by Occupy Oakland Demonstrators

    10/29/2011 6:33:17 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 29, 2011 | P.J. Gladnick
    As reported on Thursday by Newsbusters' Mark Finkelstein, Joe Scarborough and some members of his MSNBC Morning Joe crew shot their mouths off about what Mike Barnicle described as a  "police riot" at the Occupy Oakland protests before waiting for all the facts. And now it appears that the Morning Joe folks have shot themselves in the foot as well since reports from the scene show that it was the police who were clearly provoked by the Occupy Oakland demonstrators. So were these reports from the usual "rightwing" suspects? Nope. The reports confirming the provocations from the demonstrators came from...
  • Veteran Scott Olsen Could Be The First Person To Die At A Wall Street Protest

    10/27/2011 8:47:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 127 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 10/27/2011 | Linette Lopez and Robert Johnson
    Scott Olsen survived two tours of Iraq, but his life could be over after being critically injured by a police projectile at Occupy Oakland, The Guardian reports. He's 24 years old. As we know, Occupy Oakland got incredibly ugly this week as police tried to remove protesters from their camp in front of City Hall by using tear gas, fire crackers, and rubber bullets. Olsen suffered a head injury on Tuesday night, and is now in critical condition in Oakland's Highland Hospital. Jay Finneburgh, a photographer on the scene, managed to witness and take pictures of the incident. Police policy...
  • Marine Scott Olsen Will Undergo Brain Surgery, And OccupyMARINES Are Making Demands

    10/28/2011 8:00:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 10/28/2011 | Robert Johnson and Linette Lopez
    After being struck by a projectile at Tuesday's Occupy Oakland evictions, Iraq war veteran Scott Olsen is lucid and awaiting brain surgery. The Guardian reports Olsen "responded with a very large smile" when his parents arrived from Wisconsin to visit him at the hospital. Medical officials say Olsen's able to write and hear, but is having trouble speaking. Meanwhile, Oakland's Mayor Jean Quan who left town after authorizing the raid, has separated herself from the police. Quan said, "I only asked the chief to do one thing: to do it when it was the safest for both the police and...
  • Many cities leaving Wall Street protesters alone

    10/28/2011 3:45:29 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 13 replies
    Google ^ | 10/28/11 | ERIKA NIEDOWSKI, Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — While more U.S. cities are resorting to force to break up the Wall Street protests, many others — Philadelphia, New York, Minneapolis and Portland, Ore., among them — are content to let the demonstrations go on for now.New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, for example, said Friday that the several hundred protesters sleeping in Zuccotti Park, the unofficial headquarters of the movement that began in mid-September, can stay as long as they obey the law."I can't talk about other cities," he said. "Our responsibilities are protect your rights and your safety. And I think we're trying to...
  • We are all Scott Olsen’:Occupy protesters hold vigil for injured veteran [ Unions did this ! ]

    10/28/2011 8:45:42 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | Oct 28 2011 | AP
    OAKLAND, CALIF.—Anti-Wall Street demonstrators held vigils for an Iraq War veteran seriously injured during a protest clash with police in California as some occupy encampments came under growing pressure from authorities to abandon sites in parks and plazas. A crowd of at least 1,000 people, many holding candles, gathered Thursday night in Oakland in honour of 24-year-old Scott Olsen, who is hospitalized with a fractured skull. In Nashville, police cracked down overnight on an Occupy protest camp near the Capitol under a new policy setting a curfew for the complex. They moved in a little after 3 a.m. and arrested...
  • Occupy Oakland regroups; injured Iraq war veteran recovering

    10/28/2011 1:40:42 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Oct 28 2011 | LA now
    Meanwhile, in Oakland’s city center, about three dozen tents had sprung up by Friday morning on the lawn where an Occupy encampment was razed earlier in the week. That mirrored action in San Francisco, where city officials had removed tents only to see them return. “For every action there’s a reaction,” Saiid Shabazz, 35, of Oakland, said of the razing of the camp early Tuesday and the massive protests that followed. "The people are going to continue to use this camp as a training facility, an educational facility, a healing facility and a place to live facility.” Olsen, 24, a...
  • Marines Storm Reddit After Occupy Oakland Shooting of Scott Olsen (all 10 or so??)

    10/28/2011 1:57:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 49 replies
    Media Bistro ^ | October 27, 2011 | Matthew Fleischer
    Marines have been flocking to the social networking/aggregator site Reddit to voice their anger at the life-threatening injury inflicted on 24-year-old Iraqi war veteran Scott Olsen by Oakland police during the recent Occupy protests. Video showed Olsen go down after taking a tear gas canister to the head. As fellow protesters tried to assist him, police lobbed a flash grenade into their midst–right next to Olsen’s already fractured skull.The picture above, submitted by Reddit user aburger, has generated well over 1,000 comments on the site–many from fellow Marines who are absolutely livid at the injury to one of their own...
  • Iraq War Veteran Injured at OWS Oakland Founder of

    10/28/2011 7:42:28 AM PDT · by Minus_The_Bear · 120 replies · 1+ views
    Verum Serum ^ | October 27, 2011 | Morgen
    Scott Olsen is the Marine Corps veteran critically injured at Occupy Oakland Tuesday night, during a confrontation between the protesters and the police. The latest news is good: his condition has been upgraded from critical to fair and he is apparently conscious and able to respond to doctors and family members. I sincerely wish him a full recovery, and I also hope that a proper investigation is conducted to determine whether police misconduct is responsible for his injuries. But I ran across something this evening that may add a new dimension to this story. It has been widely reported that...
  • Occupy Oakland: Quan booed off stage; Michael Moore to visit

    10/28/2011 12:13:53 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 10 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 10/28/11 | Thomas Peele
    Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore plans to visit Occupy Oakland's re-established tent city today, according to his blog. At the end of an Thursday blog post entitled "Life Among the 1%," Moore writes "P.S. I will go to Oakland tomorrow afternoon to stand with Occupy Oakland against the out-of-control police." Moore is among a growing list of celebrities and organizations critical of the city's actions and Mayor Jean Quan's role in evicting protesters three days ago, when police moved in using tear gas and other devices. Injuries sustained by Iraq veteran Scott Olsen in the melee have sparked criticism from many...
  • Patience Tested Over Waste, Crime at Protest Sites (Filthy Occupy Wall Street Protesters)

    10/25/2011 4:04:52 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/25/2011 | Yahoo News
    NEW YORK (AP) — Fed up with petty crime, the all-night racket of beating drums, the smell of human waste and the sight of trampled flowers and grass, police and neighbors are losing patience with some of the anti-Wall Street protests around the U.S. In Oakland, Calif., police in riot gear fired tear gas and bean bags before daybreak Tuesday to disperse about 170 protesters who had been camping in front of City Hall for the past two weeks, and 75 people were arrested. The mayor of Providence, R.I., is threatening to go to court within days to evict demonstrators...
  • Police Fire Tear Gas at Occupy Protesters in Oakland

    10/26/2011 4:11:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The New York Times' The Lede ^ | October 26, 2011 | Malia Wollan, J. David Goodman and Sarah Maslin Nir
    Riot police in Oakland dispersed hundreds of protesters with tear gas on Tuesday night as crowds tried to re-enter a plaza outside of City Hall that the authorities had cleared of an encampment earlier in the day. After the forceful response to the Occupy Oakland protests, officers in Atlanta moved in early Wednesday morning to clear a similar camp in that city’s central Woodruff Park. At least 53 people connected to the protest group Occupy Atlanta were arrested, and the park was cleared by 2 a.m. Eastern time, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported. By Wednesday morning in downtown Oakland, a...
  • 'Occupy Oakland' demonstrators take to the streets

    10/25/2011 8:06:12 PM PDT · by califamily4W · 15 replies
    abc7news ^ | 10-25-11 | abc
    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Police have blocked off Broadway in Oakland and told protesters taking part in this evening's "Occupy Oakland" march that they have five minutes to disperse. Several hundred "Occupy Oakland" protesters were marching from the main branch of the Oakland Public Library to City Hall to retake the space they were evicted from early this morning.
  • Cops surrounding Occupy Oakland

    10/25/2011 5:05:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 59 replies · 1+ views
    SF Gate ^ | 10/25/11 | Demian Bulwa
    Cops surrounding Occupy OaklandDemian Bulwa, Chronicle Staff Writer Tuesday, October 25, 2011 (10-25) 04:48 PDT OAKLAND -- Oakland police are arriving this morning in force, apparently preparing to remove hundreds of people from a plaza outside City Hall, two weeks after the protesters began building an intricate encampment as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement against corporate greed and economic inequality. Officers in riot helmets began arriving at Frank Ogawa Plaza at the corner of 14th Street and Broadway at 4:45 a.m. and formed a line in the street adjacent to the plaza. Some protesters began shouting, "Cops, go...
  • Raid on occupy oakland

    10/25/2011 5:15:14 AM PDT · by luckystarmom · 35 replies · 1+ views
    NBC Bay Area | 10/25/11 | Self
    NBC Bay Area is showing a live raid of Occupy Oakland. The police surrounded the group and first let the protestors leave peacefully, but then they went in and started arresting people. The news is saying the occupation of Oakland is over.
  • Source: ABC Reporter’s Life Allegedly Threatened at Occupy Oakland;‘We Shoot White Bitches..(video)

    10/20/2011 12:53:45 PM PDT · by blueyon · 95 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | Oct 20 2011 | Andrew Breibart
    Source: ABC Reporter’s Life Allegedly Threatened at Occupy Oakland; ‘We Shoot White Bitches Like You Around Here’ Early yesterday morning, we received a tip from a reader in the San Francisco East Bay area who informed us that a local reporter’s life had been threatened by an activist at the Occupy Oakland demonstration. Our source, who is fearful of reprisal and has requested anonymity, says that KGO-TV’s Amy Hollyfield was accosted by a man who threatened her and used a racial slur: “We shoot white bitches like you around here.” According to our source, the Oakland Police Department was apparently...
  • Oakland orders Occupy protesters to leave plaza

    10/21/2011 12:37:18 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 20 replies · 1+ views
    San Fran Chron ^ | 10/21/11 | Demian Bulwa
    Oakland officials Thursday night ordered protesters inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement to vacate Frank Ogawa Plaza outside City Hall, where hundreds of people have lived since Oct. 10 in an elaborate tent city complete with a kitchen, a school and a medical tent. A document titled "Notice to Vacate Frank Ogawa Plaza" was posted on the city's website at 8 p.m. by the office of City Administrator Deanna Santana. It said Oakland was committed to allowing free speech, but also had a responsibility to protect public safety. "We believe that after 10 days, the City can no longer...
  • Crime Surging at "Occupier" Sites - Scenes From "Lord of the Flies"

    10/20/2011 10:25:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    Human Events ^ | October 20, 2011 | JWF
    As the national media continues to promote the idea that these absurd "Occupy" protests demonstrate some groundswell of popular opinion, reports continue to emerge from localized media showing how ugly these encampments are becoming. A report out of Cleveland that  police are investigating a rape claim made by a 19-year-old woman last weekend has received little attention. Do you suppose if a rape claim was made against a tea partier that it would receive more attention?It's gotten so bad in Baltimore that organizers are discouraging alleged victims from going to the police (maybe they should go to Sheriff Biden).Meanwhile,...
  • Freed hikers set to address 'Occupy Oakland' encampment (Comparing Iranian to US prisons)

    10/17/2011 5:10:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | October 17, 2011 | Staff
    The now-global Occupy Wall Street movement rolled into its 31st day on Monday, with an appearance by three Americans freed after being held in Iran highlighting activities on the U.S. West Coast. The three Americans -- released after being convicted of spying in Iran and held for several months -- were set to address a crowd of people camped out in front of Oakland, California, City Hall at 5 p.m. PT (8 p.m. ET). Josh Fattal, Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd were to make "their first West Coast public appearance" since leaving Iran, weeks after the two men were freed...