November 2011 Archives

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Police Raid Occupy Cal

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Police Raid Occupy Cal

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University of California, Berkeley students set up tents after a general assembly voted to again occupy campus as part of an "open university" strike in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement on Nov.15, 2011 in Berkeley, California. Teach-outs, workshops, public readings, and marches culminated in an attempt to re-establish an Occupy Cal encampment that was shut down by police last week. Police raided the new encampment this morning.

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Police-Raid-Occupy-Cal-134027458.html

Scores of arrests in S.F.

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A protester is carried out of the bank after refusing to stand as she is arrested inside the Bank of America in the financial district, Wednesday November 16, 2011 in San Francisco, Calif. The arrests happened after hundreds of students marched through the streets of San Francisco.


Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/11/16/MNDP1M07K8.DTL#ixzz1dveZRl3x

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STRIKE!

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A crowd of thousands flooded into Upper Sproul Plaza on the night of November 9th. 

David Herschorn/The Daily Californian


manningOn Tuesday, November 15th, the Berkeley City Council passed, with an 8-1 vote, a resolution urging President Obama to order the army to allow Bradley Manning to have "official" visits with Juan E. Mendez, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Congressperson Dennis Kucinich, member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and Amnesty International. All have been denied "official," private visits, free of monitoring or audio or video surveillance and recording, with Bradley Manning...

"A Child's View from Gaza" Art Exhibit

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The Middle East Children's Alliance welcomes the East Bay to a Wine and Cheese Reception at our gallery space: 

Wednesday November 16
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
MECA Gallery 
917 Washington Street 
Oakland

For more info, 510-548-0542

... and all others forming occupations in the Bay Area and beyond. They have not resigned themselves to accepting the way the world is, but are boldly exposing the towering crimes and audacious lies of this nation's financial and political elites.

Their actions are an extremely welcome development and a gust of fresh air in the suffocating and poisonous atmosphere that the major parties, the Tea Partiers, and their billionaire sponsors have been propagating and imposing, in this, the "land of the free."

We protest all the crimes of a system that relies on war, torture, unmanned drone attacks, secret operations and police brutality to maintain Empire in the interest of America's richest 1%.

And call on all people to stand with these path-blazing youth and those oppressed by our government, here and around the world. Put your energies, your funds, your thoughts, and your bodies on the line to give voice to the most exploited, ignored, and oppressed who have suffered under the U.S. government's economic, military, and social crimes here and around the globe. 

The future is unwritten... which one we get is up to us.

WHY DO POLICE TREAT PROTESTERS...

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David Shankbone (CC-BY)

LIKE TERRORISTS?

From Zuccotti Park to Nashville, counterterrorism cops and homeland security officials are spying on and intimidating Occupy protesters. It may have something to do with the way the Patriot Act can be read to classify civil disobedience as domestic terrorism. --PZS


protesters 'occupy' campaign event 

Flex Your Rights

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What began as a relatively peaceful day of demonstrations in Oakland on Wednesday ended in tear gas, rubber bullets and sound grenades being fired on occupiers. The Oakland Police Department arrested dozens of protesters who had taken over an abandoned building near the Oscar Grant plaza where the occupiers have an encampment.

The confrontation came at the end of a long day of festivities around a General Strike...


When the Wisconsin Governor gave a speech at Chicago's Union League Club the morning of November 3rd, he had some unexpected guests.
"The reason I find the Occupy movement to be one of the most important, exciting and inspiring political developments of the last decade is that it provides the definitive answer to that question...

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