As the Occupy encampments continue to grow along the west coast, city officials have been taking action to ensure they do not last long. In just the last week, we’ve seen a heightened increase in policy raids, violence and threats to shut down camps in Oakland, Berkeley, Portland and other locations across the US. Police
Where: Pauley Ballroom on UC Berkeley’s Campus When: Friday, December 2nd at 7pm Cornel West, one of America’s most notable intellectuals, and Carl Dix, one of the founders of the Revolutionary Communist Party, will exchange in a dialogue on UC Berkeley’s campus as part of their nation-wide campus tour. Their talk entitled “In the Age of Obama — Police
ATTN: San Francisco Bay Area!
The International Socialist Organization will be sponsoring a unique conference on Marxism this Saturday, November 5th, from 10am-6pm at UC Berkeley.
Without the cops amassing around the camp threatening people with arrest and violent attack – there would have only been a block party – but the violent police state showed up to smash our party – to foreclose our occupation of the TAS building– they came to reclaim the property of the lenders from the people – which is to say they came to take it from everyone to give it back to no-one.
Unfortunately for the political- and ruling-classes, cold weather will not make this go away. The focus has shifted away from a small park in Manhattan and landed squarely on every working class kitchen table.
The stated purpose of the General Strike is as follows: To stand in solidarity with the worldwide Occupy Movement; To end police attacks on our communities; To defend Oakland schools and libraries; To stand against an economic system built on inequality and corporate power that perpetuates racism, sexism and the destruction of the environment
The constant short-term status-quo focus of policy in the United States, manifested in the knee-jerk violent suppression of non-corporate sponsored protests, is actually going to be the protesters’ greatest asset—in the long-term.
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For so long now the American ruling elite have gotten away with this blatant hypocrisy, because the American nation has, since its inception, been constructed on racial fort lines, that too few from other ethnic groups were prepared to cross.
Protesters are angry and diverse, but far from irresponsible or incoherent. by Walter Brasch Newspaper columnist Ann Coulter, spreading the lies of the extreme right wing, called the Occupy Wall Street protestors, “tattooed, body-pierced, sunken-chested 19-year-olds getting in fights with the police for fun.” She claimed the protestors, now in the thousands in New York,