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  •  FYI what you described (1+ / 0-)
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    was what happened in 2003 in SF. We had a horizontal organization structure similar to Occupy.

    So everybody dissipates, as instructed by the police.  Then an hour later, they swarm another location, by the thousands... Everything stops.  The police shows up, asks people to move, get off the street, etc., and people comply, immediately.
    And then they start arresting you for no reason. There will be arrests.

    If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

    by AoT on Wed May 22, 2013 at 03:24:54 PM PDT

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      Ray Pensador, AoT

      Occupiers were arrested for no reason other than not obeying every whim of Wall St bankers and corporate-owned cops. An angry cop once grabbed me and basically threatened to throw me off a ten foot high marble statue base (of George Washington) near Wall St.

      When NYPD forcibly evacuated Zuccotti Park in November  '11, they looked like SS stormtroopers as they beat anyone in their way with violent enthusiasm - including petite young women who never raised a hand (they even killed two puppies that were born at the park). They were brutal without provocation. Shit, look at what they've done to black and Latino men for...ever.

      What's needed is for everyone to SEE the truth unfiltered by corporate manipulation and be inspired by brilliant essays such as The Careerists by Chris Hedges.

      Doing my part to break the Capitalist Indoctrination Process. Here's where I rant:

      by ashiftinconsciousness on Wed May 22, 2013 at 05:47:57 PM PDT

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