Sunday, November 06, 2011

Oakland

There's not a lot more to say about what's been happening in Oakland that hasn't already been said by far better writers than I. What I've done is collect the three most chilling and moving images from the night of 28 October of the police rage against unarmed American citizenry.

Yeah, you all look real cool in your riot suits.

Scot Olsen lies bleeding and stunned after being deliberately hit in the head with a tear-gas canister.

Does it make you feel good to gas a handicapped person in their wheel chair?

Other links worth reading and following;

Occupy Oakland seeks strike after Scott Olsen injury - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2053502/Occupy-Oakland-Protesters-streets-NYC-solidarity-Scott-Olsen.html

Why did police officer fire gas canister into crowd trying to help injured Iraq veteran? - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2053502/Occupy-Oakland-Protesters-streets-NYC-solidarity-Scott-Olsen.html

Occupy Oakland: Mayor Quan Issues Contrite Statement after Police Crackdown - http://blog.sfgate.com/aallison/2011/10/27/occupy-oakland-mayor-quan-issues-contrite-statement-after-police-crackdown/

Rogue Drummers, Disobedient Cops, Oakland Evictions: An Occupy Round-Up - http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/10/occupy-round-up/

Oakland Protesters Converge On Port - http://www.npr.org/2011/11/02/141947731/thousands-march-in-oakland-gearing-up-for-strike

Occupy Oakland: second Iraq war veteran injured after police clashes - http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/04/occupy-oakland-second-veteran-injured

Occupy Oakland’s General Strike Veers Between Violence, Generosity - http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/11/occupy-oakland-general-strike/all/1

Some 15% of U.S. Uses Food Stamps - http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2011/11/01/some-15-of-u-s-uses-food-stamps/

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