Posts tagged Occupy Movement
Posts tagged Occupy Movement
Uploaded by xen0nymous on Dec 9, 2011
To the President of The United States Of America.
We are ANONYMOUS.
We would like to ask you, Are you happy with what you have allowed the United States to become? The entire country a war zone, People standing up for their rights and the city governments allowing the brutal beating and arresting the citizens across America. By allowing this to happen you are a disgrace to the presidency. Any past president would put their political careers aside and focus on the city streets of his own country. So far you have done nothing about the thousands of people arrested in the city streets for exorcising their First Amendment rights, because you are too busy campaining for your 2nd term as president. Stop and listen to the people you took an oath to uphold, Stop treating the people of America like terrorists with the building of FEMA camps to house Americans that stand up against political control. Mr. President you had a dream of change when you were first elected but clearly you have sold out to the corporate injustices that every American involved in the Occupy movement are speaking out against. You Mr. President are a FAILURE to AMERICA.
In fact you are building an ARMY, An ARMY of angry AMERICANS that will not allow the government to control every little aspect of their lives. It is only a matter of time before the people of America turn the tables and focus their revolution on True Freedom. And they will fight for it. By allowing the indefinite detention bill to pass you will turn EVERY citizen of America into a soldier, and the people of the United States will seek justice. America is not a war zone but you are going to allow it to become one if you do not address the issues at hand. This is a message that will not be unheard. Mr. President if you pass the indefinite detention bill you will be throwing the United States Constitution out the window, and by doing so will only result in the FAILURE of the United States. There are not enough people in the US armed Forces to stop every American citizen that will be closing in on the government buildings if you do not put the US Constitution FIRST!
By allowing this bill to pass you will make every American citizen ANONYMOUS.
And for that injustice, the people will rise against you and scream ” Give me freedom, or give me death “
We are ANONYMOUS.
We are Legion.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.
By now it is common knowledge that President Obama signed the NDAA into law on New Year’s Eve while the rest of us were celebrating the arrival of the New Year which we hoped would be better than the old one. Big government plainly has its own agenda though. Which makes this Anonymous video from December, 2011 all the more important to view now.
I just got word from a friend of a friend about the conditions that arrestees from the actions. It isn’t pretty, in fact it’s disgusting.“Just got out of Santa Rita Jail last night the prisoners from the Oakland Commune were being denied medications (some had seizures) while the guards said they didnt care if they died. Some people were brutally beaten. The put tear gas in the vents of my cell twice. They were keeping people without restrooms forcing them to shit and piss themselves or puke all over and stay in the same area….”
There’s at least one Kossack who was arrested, allie123 is her nick here I believe, and she had spoken about being denied medicine the last time she was sent to Santa Rita Jail. Just to be clear, the Jail is run by the Alameda County Sheriffs Department, not the OPD, so this is yet another law enforcement agency abusing protesters and it is absolutely disgusting.
Sorry for the short diary, but I don’t have much more info right now. I’ll update as I hear more.
Uploaded by TheAnonPress on Jan 31, 2012
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STOP War Against Iran.
STOP Economic shocks.
NO MORE S.O.P.A / A.C.T.A. / Biden-Sinde-Wert-Law / …
NO MORE Censorship.
FREE Manning, FREE Assange, FREE Anons.
SPREAD THE WORD.
Half-assed priorities of the federal government. Meanwhile the country’s infrastructure has gone to the dogs. The irony of it all is that we are no more secure as a result of all this military spending. Basically what it has accomplished is to have earned us the enmity of most of the world while dumbing down and impoverishing the populace at home. We have the Ministry of Peace and the Ministry of Plenty to thank for this. To be sure we’re not quite at the “WAR IS PEACE” stage yet, only the “PREEMPTIVE WAR IS PEACE” stage. Call me paranoid but one can’t help but wonder if the government actually wants the unemployment rate to remain high so more struggling young jobless citizens will join the armed forces. A government doesn’t need to use a military draft if it can inveigle voluntary enlistment through careful control and steadfast manipulation of poverty.
“When the rich wage war it’s the poor who die.” ~Jean-Paul Sartre
For the internet, here’s a first-hand account of Occupy Oakland on 1/28/2012, because the news never tells the full story. I’ll tell you about the street battle, the 300+ arrests, the vandalism, the flag burning, all in the context of my experience today. This is deeper than the headlines. No major news source can do that for you, but Reddit can.
You better believe the federal government is preparing for civil unrest. It’s already here and the government knows more is coming.
(Video) Cops Attack #OccupyOakland Protest with Concussion Grenades & Tear Gas - January 28, 2012 »
My camera was continuously rolling, I missed some things but got a lot. I edited it down to try and show all that is necessary to see. The action to take the Henry J Kaiser building started peaceful. The police diverted our route but the march continued toward the building. A fence was torn down in an attempt to take the building and the police fired tear gas. I did not leave out parts where protesters threw things (including the tear gas canisters that were fired upon them). The point was that the police responded with violence to the destruction of a fence. The protesters naturally reacted to this. Since the ability to take the building was stopped by the police, the march moved on (there was chatter of taking other buildings or approaching the building from the other side. I am not clear as to what the plan was). The police stopped the march in its tracks. I was filming the two sides in between them and had the first flash bang grenade shot at me which can be seen exploding at my feet in the video. It put me into a state of shock basically and I was pretty jumpy filming the rest (not to mention all of the tear gas I was breathing). The police responded with violence first in this standoff again. Rubber bullets, tear gas, smoke bombs and flash bang grenades were shot, the protesters retreated. Then the protesters approached again and the process basically repeated itself. During the second approach a young woman was being protected by the crowd and more flash bang grenades were shot at the protesters. From there, the march moved (maybe more accurately forced by the police. I missed another standoff involving clubbing with batons and more tear gas) to Oscar Grant Plaza. A lot more happened at night but since I was not there, you can consult other sources to get the rest of the story.
More than 400 anti-Wall Street protesters were arrested in Oakland during a night of skirmishes in which police fired tear gas and bean bag projectiles, the city said on Sunday, marking one of the biggest mass arrests since nationwide economic protests began last year.
Violence erupted again in Oakland on Saturday when protesters attempted to take over the apparently empty downtown convention center to establish a new headquarters and draw attention to the problem of homelessness. [REUTERS/Photo: Stephen Lam/Article: Emmett Berg]