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Scene from Syria, Saturday January 28, 2012. Rodney Kirkland Sr. edition.

Oops. Turns out that was Oakland last night.

UPDATE: Dr. Dawg has the goods on an Oakland cop, annual salary $202K and unbelievably works for the Youth and Family Services agency, who beat down a pregnant woman with leukemia from a bicycle and allegedly beat her as she was being carried away on a stretcher. . . . → Read More: Scene from Syria, Saturday January 28, 2012. Rodney Kirkland Sr. edition.

Scene from Syria, Saturday January 28, 2012

Oops. Turns out that was Oakland last night.

350 or bust: Poet For the Planet, Drew Dellinger, At Occupy Oakland

“It’s time to rock the nation, rock this occupation! Our communities need us. We are all leaders. How could we ask for anything less than the future?“ A powerful video of the Occupy poem by acclaimed spoken word artist Drew Dellinger, by award winning filmmaker Velcrow Ripper, set to the beats of Jef Stott . . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Poet For the Planet, Drew Dellinger, At Occupy Oakland

Second Iraq war hero wounded by police at Occypy Oakland. Right wing cheers.

If anything in the last few decades has scared the right wing out of its comfort zone of pretend patriotism it is the Occupy movement. Not the first black president, not the wars, not the uprisings in the Mideast, the failing economy, the loss o… . . . → Read More: Second Iraq war hero wounded by police at Occypy Oakland. Right wing cheers.

Second Iraq war hero wounded by police at Occypy Oakland. Right wing cheers.

Kayvan Sabehgi: another funny-named vet no one will care about If anything in the last few decades has scared the right wing out of its comfort zone of pretend patriotism it is the Occupy movement. Not the first black president, not the wars, no… . . . → Read More: Second Iraq war hero wounded by police at Occypy Oakland. Right wing cheers.

350 or bust: In The Face Of Winter, A Movement Blossoms

Despite the police harassment, the arrests, the confiscation of tents and supplies, as well as the imminent arrival of winter, the Occupy movement continues to grow. Although the mainstream media continually under-reports what is happening, thanks to s… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: In The Face Of Winter, A Movement Blossoms

With the American right, it’s not about the troops. It’s never been about the troops.

When a GOP debate audience booed a soldier in Iraq because they didn’t approve of the question he posed to the candidates, it was obvious then. Now that an Iraq vet has been so severely beaten by cops at Occupy Oakland he requires brain surgery, and th… . . . → Read More: With the American right, it’s not about the troops. It’s never been about the troops.

Montreal Simon: Occupy Oakland and the Power of Peaceful Protest

The backlash against the Occupy Movement has begun. With this assault on Occupied Oakland…And tonight the wounded protester in that video, Veterans for Peace activist Scott Olsen, is in critical condition in hospital.And here in Canada, the writ… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Occupy Oakland and the Power of Peaceful Protest