There was a really good comment near the end of the video, about coming together as a community and taking care of ourselves. Let’s each community work to create and support working conditions that respect our human dignity. I should be able to buy everything I need locally, and have those products made by processes that do not destroy the environment. It’s so simple.
Ok, police said they were there “in the name of the people….” the occupiers answered they “are the people”…why did the police not back down and protect the people?
Congratulation OWS you are fixing to get the back up that our government cannot ignore. Our best scientists who enriched our lives. http://youtu.be/4UwRDzf2vBE
Force against the face of justice is barbaric
Conscientious protest against this face of force is civilized
If the purpose of legislation is to maintain a civil society
Then this provocative violence is not only illegitimate but ILLEGAL.
People of Oakland Shine On !!
So you are free to petition for redress of grievances, but you may not have any public space to assemble, plan, discuss or meet about those issues. Sad day for America’s sham democracy . . . or should I say DEMOCRA$Y.
This one was over private property, not public. Let’s be honest about the assembly thing too. The woman in the video said that they are taking property to build a community, that’s very different from assembling for redress of grievances.
If ‘they’ had went after the people that caused the untold human misery to so many other people…..and incarcerated them…and then set up a system so that it could never happen again…it is doubtful than any of us would even be here today. Trying to occupy a vacant building to provide for the community…and fix this perverted system ….. THAT does not even rate on the right and wrong Richter Scale.
You can’t just do whatever you want their idea is socialist, these people just want to be taken care of, it just pathetic.
i think america is done with you guys. The “Battle” for Oakland? Seriously? All you actions are now armed police confrontations. that is lame.
Local governments need to start providing public space for peaceful protests 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
this is brandon jourdan, can david martinez be added into the credits on the site? thanks for the post!
The solution to evictions is just leave and return the following day. The police will run out of money sooner or later if people continue the occupations after evictions. They have other work to do, or the US will stop working if the only thing the police can do is evict people.
That was a real eye opener.
Considering that May 1 is a public holiday in most of Europe, a strike that day won’t be terribly effective. But keep it up!
GREAT that you are telling the story!