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Police used batons to try to push the students apart. Those they could separate, they arrested, kneeling on their bodies and pushing their heads into the ground. Those they could not separate, they pepper-sprayed directly in the face, holding these students as they did so. When students covered their eyes with their clothing, police forced open their mouths and pepper-sprayed down their throats. Several of these students were hospitalized. Others are seriously injured. One of them, forty-five minutes after being pepper-sprayed down his throat, was still coughing up blood.

Nathan Brown, Assistant Professor University of California at Davis in an open letter to Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi (via cultureofresistance)

These officers are a disgrace. They should all be fired, their pensions revoked, and they should all face criminal prosecution.

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reagan-was-a-horrible-president:

whatiremembered:

This is important. Pepper spray should only ever be used to pacify a dangerous suspect. In this case it is being administered as a punishment, in clear violation of the 8th amendment and Article Five of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

occupyallstreets:

Activist were peacefully protesting on their campus at University of California, Davis Quad.

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Rage against society

i feel like everyone cheats to get what they want the easy way which will in the end turn out to be the hard/wrong way.

Lazy lifestyle = get sick. Then take quick meds which all have side affects that are not naturally meant for our bodies.

Not buff enough? Are you eating right and working out correctly? Prolly not, so men take steroids. I love diet pill commercials- “With diet and exercise” DUHHH!!!!! If you do not diet and exercise correctly, guess what? If you eat frekkin McDonald’s and ready-to-eat meals because you’re too lazy to cook, don’t you think your not going to be as healthy as you otherwise would be?

Want that house? Bank gives you a loan with a flexible interest rate = millions now lost their homes.

It’s all around us! We all do it. We all want things we don’t yet deserve or havn’t worked for. You not what corporations are made of? People. Parents. The problem starts with us. Fix yourself first. 

As of today, I am going to make an effort to not go the lazy way around anything. Whose with me? 

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Emergency Message for US Citizens in London

Emergency Message for U.S Citizens – Demonstrations Scheduled to Take Place In Central London and the City Of London on Wednesday, November 9, 2011

U.S. Embassy London advises U.S. citizens that on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 a number of demonstrations, listed below, are likely to cause considerable congestion in central London and the City of London, most significantly a protest organized by the National Campaign against Fees and Cuts.

National Campaign against Fees and Cuts 
The National Campaign against Fees and Cuts will protest in opposition to Higher Education reform with a march and rally expected to run from 12:30PM to 6:30PM.

Previous student demonstrations and politically-motivated, student-based protests in London have led to significant disorder and a number of arrests for various offenses, including public order and criminal damage.  Activists have stated they are trying to organize ‘walk outs’ and campus occupations across the capital.  The City of London and the various ‘Occupy’ campaigns are also attracting significant attention from student activists as well as anarchist and anti-capitalist groups.

Organizers hope to attract up to 10,000 protesters and police will provide a proportionate response. 

A map detailing the route is below and areas expected to be affected are the London Boroughs of Westminster, Camden, Southwark, Lambeth and City of London (Malet Street, Gower Street, Bloomsbury Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Charing Cross Road, Duncannon Street, Strand, Fleet Street, Fetter Lane, New Fetter Lane, Holborn Viaduct, Newgate Street, King Edward Street, and London Wall)

Additionally, there will be numerous road closures with fixed and temporary road closures along the whole route. London, Southwark, Blackfriars and Waterloo Bridges (Northbound) may be closed if required. Closures will begin at 9:00AM and increase throughout the day.

Congestion should be expected throughout Central London as two additional demonstrations are expected on November 9, 2011, (noted below).

Taxi Protest 
The Rail, Maritime and Transportation Works Union (RMT) London Taxi Branch will be holding a demonstration outside the headquarters of TFL Windsor House, Victoria Street, London SW1 between 2:00PM – 4:00PM.  Later in the day, RMT taxi members will be playing a leading role in a wider demonstration involving taxi drivers from other taxi organizations in Trafalgar Square at 4:00PM.

Location: 
Victoria Street and Trafalgar Square

Transport Information: 
Road Closures: Temporary and fixed road closures within Trafalgar Square and surrounding roads as required

Unite Electrician Demonstration and National Construction Industry Day of Action 
Unite has called for an 11:30AM demonstration at the Shard, by London Bridge, followed by a rally at Blackfriars and subsequent march to Parliament.  This is in addition to action carried out by union-backed construction workers at the Pinnacle building site, Bishopsgate (near Liverpool Street Station) at 07:00AM.

Location: 
London Boroughs of Southwark, Lambeth and Westminster

Description: 
Details of Proposed Route: Borough High Street, Southwark Street, Southwark Bridge Road, Southside river embankment, Millennium Bridge, Northside River Embankment, Victoria Embankment, Bridge Street and Parliament Square.

Transport Information: 
Road Closures: Temporary road closures along the whole route to facilitate the march within a “bubble”.

These marches/rallies will be well policed, but the Embassy recommends U.S. citizens avoid the protest routes and the rally locations.  If you have plans to visit London, exercise common sense combined with personal safety measures. U.S. citizens are reminded of the following general measures to be considered at any time and place:

•        Follow local media reports and be aware of what is going on around you; 
•        If you find yourself near any civil unrest or see trouble, move away from the scene and leave; 
•        Do not engage with those causing disturbance; 
•        If you find yourself at or near a protest, leave; 
•        If you are confronted by a protestor, leave; 
•        Do not wear clothing that might incite some sort of response;   
•        Do not challenge, debate, or make unwise comments.  This will only increase your chance of becoming a victim of violence;    and

•        If you find yourself in trouble and it is an emergency, call the police first.  Only then, if necessary, reach out to the Embassy.

To reach the American Citizen Services section of the U.S. Embassy in London, call 0207 499 9000 or email SCSLondon@state.gov. More information about the services we provide to American citizens is available on our http://london.usembassy.gov

U.S. citizens who travel to or reside in the United Kingdom are strongly advised to enroll through the State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)https://travelregistration.state.gov/ibrs/ui/.   U.S. citizens without Internet access may enroll directly with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.  By enrolling, you make it easier for the U.S. Embassy or Consulate to contact you in case of emergency.

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Q. Did the Police deploy rubber bullets, flash-bag grenades?
A. No, the loud noises that were heard originated from M-80 explosives thrown at Police by protesters. In addition, Police fired approximately four bean bag rounds at protesters to stop them from throwing dangerous objects at the officers.

Part of a Q&A sheet distributed by the Oakland Police Department regarding yesterday’s incident. 

Read the rest of the Q&A press release here.

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Lies and damned lies

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M80 explosives.

If you needed any evidence that you lived in a fucking police state, this confirms it. Police covering up their tracks in the most blatant ways, and most people couldnt giev a fuck.

Police brutality is real. Stop clouding it with your “not all cops are bad” bullshit.

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I am so furious that they are lying when there is photographic evidence all over the goddamn internet that they are lying lying lying through their teeth. WE KNOW WHAT YOU DID. You can’t erase the photos with a garbage press release. I don’t understand why they’d even try.

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mycupofchai:

Some more pictures I took from Occupy Austin.

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