Wednesday, October 26, 2011

UPDATE: WTF is Wrong with U.S.? Police Attack Occupy Oakland with Tear Gas. OWS Reacts.


UPDATE 2: General Assembly votes to donate $20,000 to Oakland Occupy and considering call for general strike (Source: recent tweets)


    


UPDATE 1: Iraq war veteran who survives the war comes home only to have his life threatened and hang by a thread due to our "civil" society. He was in less danger in Iraq, apparently. According to the Guardian:

An Iraq war veteran has a fractured skull and brain swelling after allegedly being hit by a police projectile.

Scott Olsen is in a "critical condition" in Highland hospital in Oakland, a hospital spokesman confirmed.

The Guardian spoke to people with Olsen at the hospital. Adele Carpenter, who knows Olsen through his involvement with anti-war groups, said she arrived at the hospital at 11pm on Tuesday night.

Carpenter said she was told by a doctor at the hospital that Olsen had a skull fracture and was in a "serious but stable" condition. She said he had been sedated and was unconscious.
"I'm just absolutely devastated that someone who did two tours of Iraq and came home safely is now lying in a US hospital because of the domestic police force," Carpenter said.

But not before they damage you, apparently...
Occupy Oakland were gassed by the Oakland Police Department. Some could run away. Others weren't so lucky...


A woman in a wheelchair in a cloud of tear gas. (Source: http://yfrog.com/h8dgtfxjj)
So, while bankers enjoy bonuses made possible by taxpayer bailout
money, people who protest this inequality are dealt with HG Wells style.
That seems fair.




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