Tag Archives: Occupy Oakland

Video> Democracy Now!> Scott Olsen, U.S. Vet Who Nearly Lost Life at Occupy Protest, Brings Antiwar Message to NATO Summit

Published on May 21, 2012 by democracynow DemocracyNow.org – We’re joined at the NATO summit in Chicago by Scott Olsen, who survived two tours in Iraq but almost died when he was hit with a police projectile at an Occupy Oakland protest last year. Olsen returned four of his medals at Sunday’s antiwar march. When asked why he’s […]

Tomgram> Rebecca Solnit, Why the Media Loves the Violence of Protesters and Not of Banks

Tomgram: Rebecca Solnit, Why the Media Loves the Violence of Protesters and Not of Banks Posted by Rebecca Solnit at 9:40AM, February 21, 2012.   Tom Dispatch In December 2001, 110 of 112 revelers at a wedding died, thanks to a B-52 and two B-1B bombers using precision-guided weapons to essentially wipe out a village in Eastern Afghanistan (and then, […]

Chris Hedges> The Cancer in Occupy

The Cancer in Occupy by Chris Hedges   February 6, 2012 by Truthdig.com via Common Dreams The Black Bloc anarchists, who have been active on the streets in Oakland and other cities, are the cancer of the Occupy movement. The presence of Black Bloc anarchists—so named because they dress in black, obscure their faces, move as a unified mass, seek physical […]

How Will the Walls Come Tumbling Down> Diversity of Tactics vs Nonviolence in the Occupy Movement.

Video> Dialogue> Occupy Oakland Nonviolence vs Diversity of Tactics Positive Peace Warrior  Kazu Haga Editor’s Note:  The video posted here is of the dialogue between the panelists after they have given their individual presentations.  Links to the individual presentations—all are worth listening to—are included below, as well as a link to the full program. Questions such as, […]

Civil Society at Ground Zero> You Can Crush the Flowers, But You Can’t Stop the Spring> Rebecca Solnit

Civil Society at Ground Zero You Can Crush the Flowers, But You Can’t Stop the Spring  Rebecca Solnit  November  22. 2011    Tom Dispatch Last Tuesday, I awoke in lower Manhattan to the whirring of helicopters overhead, a war-zone sound that persisted all day and then started up again that Thursday morning, the two-month anniversary […]

Occupy America> Michael Parenti

Occupy America by Michael Parenti     Published on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 by CommonDreams.org Beginning with Occupy Wall Street in September 2011, a protest movement spread across the United States to 70 major cities and hundreds of other communities. Similar actions emerged in scores of other nations. For the first two weeks, the corporate-owned mainstream media along […]

The People Versus The Police

Corporate bosses worry that citizens will reclaim their rights during Occupy protests, says an arrested activist. Yes, We Have a Permit to Occupy Police raids and violence against activists Oakland Protesters Shut Down Port, Clash With Police Naomi Wolf, OPEdNews.com Submitted by David Culver Police fired rubber bullets into a crowd of protesters associated with the […]

Stunning Photos of How Occupy Oakland Took Over the City

Click here for more Stunning Photos Of How Occupy Oakland Took Over The City  Business Insider    November 3, 2011    Linette Lopez and Robert Johnson WAMMToday is now on Facebook! Check the WAMMToday page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. You may also subscribe to WAMMToday from this blog […]

Il Pleut. Greece has poured vinegar on the G20’s frites & Occupy Movement

Ill Pleut. Greece has poured vinegar on the G20’s frites. Paul Mason  Economics editor, Newsnight    November 3, 2011  BBC Mark the date: 3 November 2011. In Oakland, California, protesters – including workers – have blocked the operation of a major US port; in New York, one of the world’s top stockbrokers is bust; in Europe […]

Photos> Oakland port reopens after Occupy clashes> BBC

Oakland port reopens after Occupy clashes 3 November 2011 Last updated at 16:39  BBC The port stayed closed through Wednesday evening but resumed operations in the morning The port of Oakland has reopened, after clashes in the centre of the city sent at least four protesters to hospital. The port – the fifth busiest in […]

Violence and the #occupy movement

Violence and the #occupy movement By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite    Posted at 10:32 PM ET, 10/30/2011   Washington Post A protester carries a sign referring to Scott Olsen, who was seriously injured at an Occupy event in Oakland, Calif., at Jamison Park in Portland, Ore., early Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011. A large group or protesters marched from […]

Video> Veteran Scott Olsen Could Be The First Person To Die At A Wall Street Protest

Veteran Scott Olsen Could Be The First Person To Die At A Wall Street Protest Linette Lopez and Robert Johnson | Oct. 26, 2011, 5:50 PM  Business Insider 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. […]

Videos> Occupy Oakland protests – live coverage

Occupy Oakland protests – live coverage The Guardian  October 25, 2011 Police used tear gas to disperse an Occupy Oakland march overnight, with reports of injuries from rubber bullets or baton rounds. Follow live developments here • Iraq war veteran in critical condition after police clashes • Oakland police: controversial history sets tone for city’s discord Occupy […]