28 Jun 2014

Police Arrested Several Occupy Google Protesters Outside Google’s HQ

http://valleywag.gawker.com/police-arrested-occupy-google-protesters-outside-google-1595763164

An anonymous Twitter user who goes by the handle @punkboyinsf posted video footage tonight that appears to show police officers arresting protestors outside Google’s Mountain View headquarters. The protestors claims to be part of Occupy Google, an ill-defined group demanding net neutrality and presenting itself as a defender Internet freedom.

I have reached out to Google to confirm that the men pictured are Mountain View police officers and inquire about the arrests. I will update the post when I hear back.

In the video (embedded below), you can hear can an officer say: “Okay folks, at this point everybody here is under arrest for trespassing.” One protestor yells, “I’m peaceful. I’m peaceful.” @Punkboyinsf, who describes himself as an independent video journalist and political commentator tells the policeman in front of him that he’s just documenting the demonstration and that he has a press pass. The officer tells him he’s “actually” under arrest. When Punkboy asks if he can place his camera in his backpack, the officer says, “It’s too, it’s too late. Just relax.”

#OccupyGoogle #OpPolice


Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

The Occupy Google Twitter account, which launched less than 24 hours ago (just like the website), has been tweeting out pictures of the protest. Demonstrators alternately refer to the men in uniform as “security” and police.

Based on the Twitter timestamps, protesters began camping outside Google’s office 12 hours ago. Things looked more peaceful during the daytime.

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Then this evening, Occupy Google tweeted that police “jumped” the entire group and that more than 10 protesters are in custody. A representative of The Counterforce, an anonymous collective of anti-tech protestors, told Valleywag that they were in communication with protestors on the ground, who were no longer responding as of an hour ago.

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Occupy Google’s website prominently features a quote about liberation in the digital age taken from the book No Place to Hide, but misspells the name of the author, Glenn Greenwald.

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When Valleywag looked at the pagesource this afternoon, it appeared as though the site was A/B testing content and did not include some of the more questionable claims, like the one that described the bills SOPA and PIPA as introducing “hella censorship.”

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The group tries and fails to explain why its protesting Google, which publicly supports net neutrality (although not within its own search results):

Though Google and other major companies such as Netflix, Amazon and Microsoft have come out in support of preserving a free and open web, we believe much more can be done.

Though many of us have concerns about the larger implications of Google’s effect on the world, as far as surveillance and ties to military technology, we are not here to protest Google.

Google, with its immense power, has a social responsibility to uphold the values of the internet. We encourage Google to engage in a serious, honest dialogue on the issue of net neutrality and to stand with us in support of an internet that is free from censorship, discrimination, and access fees.
In March Facebook privately funded its Menlo Park police officer to work on campus, perhaps in anticipation of a growing backlash toward technology corporations. Google’s annual I/O developer conference begins in a few hours.

Update: Mountain View Police Department confirmed to Poynter that they arrested 10 people Tuesday night. In the press release, police say it went off without incident and that Google was “supportive” of their right to protest, just not overnight:

Google allowed the group to be on the premises throughout the day on Tuesday and was supportive of the group’s right to protest but requested the group pack up for the night, offering them the same spot the following day.

Starting at 9:00pm, the group was given multiple warnings by Google security to leave their private property by 9:30pm. These warnings were later repeated by Mountain View Police Officers. By 11:00pm officers had convinced the group to pack up and leave. As officers were escorting the group off Google property, two protestors choose to sit down and refused to leave. As these two were being arrested, some of the protesters left the area as requested by Google but several individuals remained. Google subsequently signed a Private Person’s Arrests for Trespassing and ultimately ten were arrested without incident.
Update II: Google offered the following statement about the arrests:

“We’re happy to have protesters on campus. And during these beautifully long days of summer, they’re welcome here from sunrise to sunset (5:39am to 8:33pm to be exact) to have their voices heard.”
To contact the author with any information about Occupy Google, please email nitasha@gawker.com.

[All photos via @OccupyGoogl; video from UStream via @Punkboyinsf]

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28 Jun 2014

Occupy Google Protestors Arrested While Defending Net Neutrality

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/occupy-google-protestors-arrested-while-defending-net-neutrality-1454129

Arrested While Defending Net Neutrality
By David Gilbert

Anonymous-affiliated activists who occupied Google’s Mountain View headquarters in Silicon Valley on Tuesday were arrested for trespassing by police.

The protestors, who called their action Occupy Google, claim the search giant is not doing enough to protect net neutrality despite the search giant coming out in defence of the cause already.

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The group is calling on Google to black out its entire website on 10 July as part of a global protest at the recent proposals by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) which would allow internet service providers in the US to create slow and fast lanes on the internet, effectively promoting access to certain services while censoring access to others.

While exact numbers of arrests have yet to be confirmed by the Mountain View police department, a video (below) showing the police arresting protestors has been uploaded by Twitter user and Anonymous member @punkboyinsf.



Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

The video shows the police arresting the protestors for trespassing with the official Twitter account of the Occupy Google action saying that “over 10 people presumed to be in custody”.

The action lasted for 12 hours with the protestors wearing blue t-shirts reading “Defend Internet Freedom” and raising banners saying “Protect Net Neutrality”.

The FCC is welcoming comments on its proposals until 15 July and so the group want to organise a Sopa/Pipa style online blackout to highlight the issue, with the group calling on Google to add a button to its website connecting users with information about the proposals and an online petition.

“We are committed to occupying the Google Headquarters until the company gets involved in honest dialogue on net neutrality, and until real action is taken to maintain a free and open internet,” the group said on its website.

Mountain View police officers arrive at Google’s headquarters in Silicon Valley to deal with Occupy Google protestors, some of whom were later arrested.

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Google is currently gearing up for its annual developer conference in San Francisco on Wednesday – Google I/O – and a spokesperson said the company had nothing to say on the Occupy Google action at the moment.

As well as the potential threat of a continued occupation of its headquarters in Mountain View, the company is also facing a stranger type of protest at the Google I/O conference on Wednesday.

A group of protestors are planning to dress up as Star Wars characters to protest at Google and the impact it and the rest of the technology industry is having on the city of San Francisco.

The same protestors have previously targeted buses put on by Google to transport workers to its headquarters some 35 miles outside the city, with the group claiming blue chip technology firms such as Facebook, Twitter and Google were to blame for rents going up in the city by recruiting thousands of employees.

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23 Jun 2014

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18 Jun 2014

#WakeDaFuqUp Radio: Episode 4 – Up The Rebels



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27 May 2014

#WakeDaFuqUp Radio – Episode Archive Now Available

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