occupycali:

@Occupytheport in #Solidarity with @OccupyOakland @OccupyPortland @OccupySeattle #Dec12Occupytheport on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/West-Coast-Port-Shutdown/100856866698826?sk=info

angryfuckingliberal:

And they denied him medical treatment for eighteen hours on top of it.

Some people are real asses. I’m not for destruction of property, but as far as a vehicle is concerned: hitting the hood of a car? Please.

Let’s see, a bit of crap metal or a person’s life, gee I wonder which is more important… I can’t stand how some people can be so disgusting towards even their own species. I hope the jerk wrecks his car.

(Source: spontaneousmind)

revolutionwatch:

What rubber bullets can do.

revolutionwatch:

What rubber bullets can do.

(via politicsd00d)

purv-dog:

This is rather incredible. Oakland Mayor Jean Quan released a statement late last night saying she now supports the Occupy Oakland protesters and will minimize police presence for the time being. The statement comes less than 48 hours after local police used excessive force against protesters, including rubber bullets, stun grenades, sound cannons, and tear gas. One protester, an Iraq war veteran named Scott Olsen, was shot with a projectile at close range, fracturing his skull and landing him in critical condition. [Update: Olsen’s condition has since been upgraded to fair.]

Quan’s statement, via the San Francisco Chronicle:

We support the goals of the Occupy Wall Street movement: we have high levels of unemployment and we have high levels of foreclosure that makes Oakland part of the 99% too. We are a progressive city and tolerant of many opinions. We may not always agree, but we all have a right to be heard.

I want to thank everyone for the peaceful demonstration at Frank Ogawa Park tonight, and thank the city employees who worked hard to clean up the plaza so that all activities can continue including Occupy Wall Street. We have decided to have a minimal police presence at the plaza for the short term and build a community effort to improve communications and dialogue with the demonstrators.

99% of our officers stayed professional during difficult and dangerous circumstances as did some of the demonstrators who dissuaded other protestors from vandalizing downtown and for helping to keep the demonstrations peaceful. For the most part, demonstrations over the past two weeks have been peaceful. We hope they continue to be so.

I want to express our deepest concern for all of those who were injured last night, and we are committed to ensuring this does not happen again. Investigations of certain incidents are underway and I will personally monitor them.

We understand and recognize the impact this event has had on the community and acknowledge what has happened. We cannot change the past, but we are committed to doing better.

Most of us are part of the 99%, and understand the spirit of the Occupy Wall Street Movement. We are committed to honoring their free speech right.

Finally, we understand the demonstrators want to meet with me and Chief Jordan. We welcome open dialogue with representatives of Occupy Wall Street members, and we are willing to meet with them as soon as possible.



Wow.

OH MY GOD! She is so full of shit!

Okay so… Several opinions on this (with clarification):

1. She’s trying to look good for the people and keep her corruption in power. (Not to mention the jerks messing things up in the first place…)

2. She is full of lies, do not trust this woman. (I don’t care if she was coerced, she needs to show responsibility for her actions. As is it seems she’s already showed as bad as other corrupt politicians.)

3. Most importantly! She says, “We welcome open dialogue with representatives of Occupy Wall Street members, and we are willing to meet with them as soon as possible.”

I say don’t fall for this. If she wants to talk to people about her crimes, she can go to the occupy camp and talk to EVERYONE. This sounds to me like she’s trying to get some people in charge of the movement so she can have someone to corrupt. No leaders = no corruption. So she’s trying to force a leader on people. DO NOT LET HER DO THAT. She’s so obviously insincere. People like that need to be removed from power, not given permission or aknowledgement to control people.

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Oakland Police Use Rubber Bullets, Flash Grenades, And Smoke Bombs To Evict Occupy Oakland

((This happened earlier today, attached is a livestream video. Don’t just take my word for it, look all around for more information. here’s an article::

Late last night, Oakland police, under orders from the city, began surrounding the Occupy Oakland encampment in preparation to oust the protesters from Frank Ogawa Plaza.

Approximately an hour ago, hundreds of Oakland police officers raided the camp. Dressed in riot gear, the police used rubber bullets, flash grenades, and gas canisters to forcibly evict and/or arrest the demonstrators who remained in the plaza. The Occupy Oakland Twitter account live-tweeted the raid: