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Archives by Tag 'police brutality'
The Classroom at the End of the Occupation
CLIFTON ROSS
Oakland. The first tweet from the Occupy Oakland had gone out just a few minutes before three and we managed to make it to the plaza in about half an hour. When my wife Marcy and I arrived at Frank Ogawa Plaza, now redubbed, “Oscar Grant Plaza, the flims...
The Razing of Occupy Oakland at Sunrise
MIKE KING
Oakland. In the early morning on Tuesday, starting before 5 am, the police temporarily destroyed Occupy Oakland, sending in a riot squad of over 500 that outnumbered protesters almost 3 to 1.  Oscar Grant Plaza (officially Frank Ogawa Plaza) was too geogr...
Financial Giants Put New York City Cops On Their Payroll
PAM MARTENS
Videos are springing up across the internet showing uniformed members of the New York Police Department in white shirts (as opposed to the typical NYPD blue uniforms) pepper spraying and brutalizing peaceful, nonthreatening protestors attempting to take part in the Occupy...
Hey NYPD, Give Morgan Its Money Back!
JEFFREY SOMMERS
The “Occupy Wall Street” protests reveal that American democracy still has life in it.  The protests this winter in Wisconsin led by teachers who forced their unions to follow them, showed the way. Among the heroes in Madison were the cops.  Not only did they fail t...
The Metamorphosis of the NYPD
DAVE LINDORFF
Probably the biggest accomplishment of the Occupy Wall Street movement to date has not been the light these courageous and indomitable young activists have shined on the gangsters of Wall Street, as important as that has been. Rather it has been how they have exposed the ...
The Heart of Resistance
KATHLEEN PEINE
It didn’t take long for Russian Geneticist Dmitry Belyaev to start producing tame, domesticated silver foxes. He simply allowed the less aggressive to breed, and over a very short period of time, the formerly wild creatures started to retain juvenile, dependant traits....