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The Shocking Truth About the Crackdown on Occupy | Common Dreams #ows

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The Shocking Truth About the Crackdown on Occupy

The violent police assaults across the US are no coincidence. Occupy has touched the third rail of our political class's venality

US citizens of all political persuasions are still reeling from images of unparallelled police brutality in a coordinated crackdown against peaceful OWS protesters in cities across the nation this past week. An elderly woman was pepper-sprayed in the face; the scene of unresisting, supine students at UC Davis being pepper-sprayed by phalanxes of riot police went viral online; images proliferated of young women – targeted seemingly for their gender – screaming, dragged by the hair by police in riot gear; and the pictures of a young man, stunned and bleeding profusely from the head, emerged in the record of the middle-of-the-night clearing of Zuccotti Park.

Oakland, California riot police advance on peaceful Occupy Oakland, November 3, 2011.But just when Americans thought we had the picture – was this crazy police and mayoral overkill, on a municipal level, in many different cities? – the picture

My Own Private Occupy | California Father #ows

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My Own Private Occupy

This morning I read a post that said the Occupy movement is dead. It dismissed the movement as a mistake, a misunderstanding, an acid trip. No movement which rejects proper sanitation, it said, should be taken seriously.

The last time I visited Occupy LA, there was a powerful smell of shit. A homeless guy hit me up for a cigarette, another man, a big guy with cropped hair and a smashed in nose told my friend and I that his family wanted him to return home. “Come on back home, Mom,” they had told him, the man claiming to be a mother and in need of

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APPR Paper - Long Island Principals

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Holiday reflection, and resolve, at Occupy L.A.

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Race to the Top Mandates Impossible to Implement

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