Posts Tagged ‘Occupy Wall Street’

“Siege in Oakland’s Ogawa Plaza”

This article was accepted on The Huffington Post on 11/17. To read it on the HuffPost click on the link.

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Three weeks ago a peaceful Occupy protest was disrupted by the Oakland Police!

On that Tuesday night Oakland and neighboring police departments turned Frank Ogawa Plaza into a war zone.

More than 300 officers from the Oakland Police Department and 18 local departments, in full battle gear, surrounded Frank Ogawa Plaza prepared to evict 100 people from the Occupy site.

Oakland PD, in a press release, cited health and safety concerns as reasons for removing the protesters. It was to be closed for cleaning and vector control then reopened to the people.

So, why were they dressed in riot gear when what they needed was HazMat gear?

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“Defining Occupy Wall Street”

The right-wing attempts to define the Occupy Wall Street movement!

Maybe the Occupy movement — rapidly spreading to a city near you — defies explanation. But the one thing that can be said, unequivocally, is that it grows daily fueled by the growing frustration at the decline of this great nation and the number of egregious issues that must be addressed.

It is an unrest and dissatisfaction of a Congress that is not listening to the many while supporting the few; a Congress that has been deaf to the voice of justice and fairness.

They are the cadre of hard-working Americans disenfranchised by the system and declaring the causes, individually and collectively, which impel them to express their grievances. And, like the Opressions listed by our 56 signators of the Declaration of Independence, those grievances and usurpations are listed below for all to see and understand, conceding that these will not be the sum of their grievances.

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