April 4, 2012
College Students (and a 4-Year-Old) Pepper Sprayed Protesting Tuition Hike
From The Atlantic Wire
My personal commentary:
If everyone hasn’t noticed, they are working in Washington D.C. to outlaw protesting. They are essentially taking away the voice of the people. This is why security and law enforcement feel free to overstep the moral line. Have you heard that now, they can strip search you if you are taken into custody for ANY reason, including unpaid parking tickets? This would definitely apply to civil disobedience.
In this article, these people are upset initially because Santa Monica City  College is raising tuition on courses based on popularity. The more popular the course, the more expensive it is. This would successfully lower enrollment into popular electives, such as courses in the arts. And when enrollment is low, the courses are eliminated.

College Students (and a 4-Year-Old) Pepper Sprayed Protesting Tuition Hike

From The Atlantic Wire

My personal commentary:

If everyone hasn’t noticed, they are working in Washington D.C. to outlaw protesting. They are essentially taking away the voice of the people. This is why security and law enforcement feel free to overstep the moral line. Have you heard that now, they can strip search you if you are taken into custody for ANY reason, including unpaid parking tickets? This would definitely apply to civil disobedience.

In this article, these people are upset initially because Santa Monica City  College is raising tuition on courses based on popularity. The more popular the course, the more expensive it is. This would successfully lower enrollment into popular electives, such as courses in the arts. And when enrollment is low, the courses are eliminated.

January 5, 2012

The Photographs of Your Junk (will be publicized!)

December 16, 2011
 
Occupy Portland Outsmarts Police, Creating Blueprint for Other Occupations
"The police have no response to this tactic, other than resorting to brutality. And if they do that, we win whether they clear the park or not."
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Occupy Portland Outsmarts Police, Creating Blueprint for Other Occupations

"The police have no response to this tactic, other than resorting to brutality. And if they do that, we win whether they clear the park or not."

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December 9, 2011
 
Dear Editor- LAPD Arrests the Truth at Occupy LA
My name is Patrick Meighan, and I’m a husband, a father, a writer on the Fox animated sitcom “Family Guy”, and a member of the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica.
I was arrested at about 1 a.m. Wednesday morning with 291 other people at Occupy LA.
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Dear Editor- LAPD Arrests the Truth at Occupy LA

My name is Patrick Meighan, and I’m a husband, a father, a writer on the Fox animated sitcom “Family Guy”, and a member of the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica.

I was arrested at about 1 a.m. Wednesday morning with 291 other people at Occupy LA.

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November 27, 2011
 
See what the 1% are trying to do now? Just a step away  from Martial law. Again, no coincidence that this is happening now that the Occupy Movement has gained public support.

Senators Demand the Military Lock Up American Citizens in a “Battlefield” They Define as Being Right Outside Your Window

The Senate is going to vote on whether Congress will give this president—and every future president — the power to order the military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians anywhere in the world. Even Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) raised his concerns about the NDAA detention provisions during last night’s Republican debate. The power is so broad that even U.S. citizens could be swept up by the military and the military could be used far from any battlefield, even within the United States itself. 
Read more…

See what the 1% are trying to do now? Just a step away  from Martial law. Again, no coincidence that this is happening now that the Occupy Movement has gained public support.

Senators Demand the Military Lock Up American Citizens in a “Battlefield” They Define as Being Right Outside Your Window

The Senate is going to vote on whether Congress will give this president—and every future president — the power to order the military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians anywhere in the world. Even Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) raised his concerns about the NDAA detention provisions during last night’s Republican debate. The power is so broad that even U.S. citizens could be swept up by the military and the military could be used far from any battlefield, even within the United States itself. 

Read more…

November 23, 2011
As I mentioned earlier, if you’re furthering the agenda of the 1%, you have no real worries about your actions. Thanks to Tony Delgrosso for his bullseye commentary on this one.
delgrosso:

If I were this young man, I would be very concerned.
His encampment is on private property, and clearly poses a health and safety risk. It won’t be long until a militarized unit of the local police force arrives and uses chemical sprays, baton blows, and other pain-inducing compliance methods to compel him to leave the site.
Oh, wait…
[ photo credit: David Coates / The Detroit News ]

As I mentioned earlier, if you’re furthering the agenda of the 1%, you have no real worries about your actions. Thanks to Tony Delgrosso for his bullseye commentary on this one.

delgrosso:

If I were this young man, I would be very concerned.

His encampment is on private property, and clearly poses a health and safety risk. It won’t be long until a militarized unit of the local police force arrives and uses chemical sprays, baton blows, and other pain-inducing compliance methods to compel him to leave the site.

Oh, wait…

[ photo credit: David Coates / The Detroit News ]

November 22, 2011
 
StudentActivism.net is the work of Angus Johnston, a historian and advocate of American student organizing.
Ten Things You Should Know About Friday’s UC Davis Police Violence
1. The protest at which UC Davis police officers used pepper spray and batons against unresisting demonstrators was an entirely nonviolent one.
None of the arrests at UC Davis in the current wave of activism have been for violent offenses. Indeed, as the New York Times reported this morning, the university’s administration has “reported no instances of violence by any protesters.” Not one.
Read more…

StudentActivism.net is the work of Angus Johnston, a historian and advocate of American student organizing.

Ten Things You Should Know About Friday’s UC Davis Police Violence

1. The protest at which UC Davis police officers used pepper spray and batons against unresisting demonstrators was an entirely nonviolent one.

None of the arrests at UC Davis in the current wave of activism have been for violent offenses. Indeed, as the New York Times reported this morning, the university’s administration has “reported no instances of violence by any protesters.” Not one.

Read more…

November 21, 2011
I am always amazed when people so clearly do not understand what is going on. This commentary isn’t pitting anyone against anyone. This commentary isn’t defending ANY protesters actions.
What it is saying is that there is a clear partiality toward right wing, conservative, big business. Those that support the 1% will be able to do pretty much what they want in regard to actions that overtly support that 1%’s agenda while those that are trying to get the people to wake up to reality will be quashed, no matter how peaceably they assemble. 
The riot police are in full force and unnecessarily aggressive towards unarmed, non-violent protesters while those brandishing weaponry are somehow not considered dangerous by law officials. And of course, the 1% is more organised. There are only a handful of them and they have unlimited funds, power and access. They also make it very easy for anyone who supports their agenda to do so, giving the appearance of better organisation.
This is the discrepancy in the behavior of our government. 
Remember: You are part of the 99%. 

I am always amazed when people so clearly do not understand what is going on. This commentary isn’t pitting anyone against anyone. This commentary isn’t defending ANY protesters actions.

What it is saying is that there is a clear partiality toward right wing, conservative, big business. Those that support the 1% will be able to do pretty much what they want in regard to actions that overtly support that 1%’s agenda while those that are trying to get the people to wake up to reality will be quashed, no matter how peaceably they assemble. 

The riot police are in full force and unnecessarily aggressive towards unarmed, non-violent protesters while those brandishing weaponry are somehow not considered dangerous by law officials. And of course, the 1% is more organised. There are only a handful of them and they have unlimited funds, power and access. They also make it very easy for anyone who supports their agenda to do so, giving the appearance of better organisation.

This is the discrepancy in the behavior of our government. 

Remember: You are part of the 99%. 

November 19, 2011
 
UC Davis chancellor says she won’t step down over pepper-spraying
School task force to look into police response to Occupy protesters
DAVIS, Calif. — The chancellor of the University of California, Davis on Saturday afternoon called video images of an officer calmly pepper-spraying a line of student protesters a day earlier “chilling” but said she would not step down.

UC Davis chancellor says she won’t step down over pepper-spraying

School task force to look into police response to Occupy protesters

The chancellor of the University of California, Davis on Saturday afternoon called video images of an officer calmly pepper-spraying a line of student protesters a day earlier “chilling” but said she would not step down.

November 19, 2011

Police pepper spraying and arresting students at UC Davis

The Aggies are protesting. 

The fact that we can see this and other protest videos is the real reason for SOPA. Just look at their timing for this bill and their rush to get it through. Once their foot is in the door, they will start censoring what we can see regardless of whether or not it has anything to do with “piracy”. They don’t want us to see what is really happening out there. They can’t take away everyones tracking devices, so they’ll just watch us and we won’t be able to watch them.

Support yourself. Support the 99%.

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