OWS: NOT the America we want to live in: OccupyOakland and Iraq veteran Scott Olsen

We are all Scott Olsen. OccupyOakland OWS

“I’m just absolutely devastated that someone who did two tours of Iraq and came home safely is now lying in a US hospital because of the domestic police force”

Occupy Oakland: Iraq war veteran in critical condition after police clashes / guardian.co.uk (via rachelfershleiser)

thepoliticalnotebook: This is truly atrocious. Scott Olsen, 23, served in Iraq twice with the Marines and is currently under sedation with a skull fracture and brain swelling after the Oakland police [shot] a tear gas canister at him. They threw a second as fellow demonstrators rushed to his aid.

for peace


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In response to the police brutality against peaceful American protesters –hereherehereherehereand here – military and police groups are forming to protect American citizens.

In fact, many in the military support the protests (and see this).

As of today, OccupyMarines, Occupy PoliceOccupy NavyOccupy Airforce, and Occupy Army have formed to protect the people against police brutality.

After Veterans for Peace member Scott Olsen – a Marine Corps veteran twice deployed to Iraq – was critically wounded in the Occupy Oakland protest, Occupy Marines tweeted:

WHEN YOU SHOOT ONE MARINE, YOU SHOOT AT ALL OF US. OORAH. Do It Peacefully Occupy We Stand In Solidarity

(via: paxamericana)

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Meanwhile at OccupyOakland: tear gas, flash grenades, and rubber bullets

occupywallstreet: Thousands gathered in front of Oakland’s City Hall this evening in response to last night’s violent police invasion and destruction of Occupy Oakland’s camp.

Tonight, police have again used tear gas, flash grenades and rubber bullets to forcefully disperse the lawful assembly by Oaklanders. Some injuries have been reported. We will have more information as it becomes available.

At this time, this appears to be the most violent police attack on protestors since the Occupy movement began.

itsthemusicpeople: And heeeeeere comes the tear gas #occupyoakland -@garonsen

screenshots from ABC 7 live helicopter coverage

America is looking a little more like Athens each day. Solidarity to all those in Oakland tonight.

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The Guardian: Police used teargas after scuffles broke out between officers and protesters demonstrating against dozens of arrests at an Occupy Wall Street camp in Oakland, California.

Photographs: Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images (top) Darryl Bush/AP (bottom)

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cognitivedissonance: From @schuyler: “A CS grenade, and two 12 ga shotgun shells purportedly used by the police to propel the beanbag bullets.#OccupyOakland

Video of teargas being shot into the OccupyOakland crowd: