Daily Kos: Breaking! Occupy Oakland Police use gas, mass arrests!
OK so please click the link above to read the whole live blog that was kept from that night..
I just wanted to pull out a few things that made me smile more than a whole year after this Nazi like raid took place.
Thanks for watching. I hope my style, my observations, and even my anger at injustice, has at least been a p0sitive influence on this crazy, fucked up, beautiful, world. It is my wish that whatever you glean from what I have tried to publish, through the fleeting glance of social media, it helps you to understand yourself, and the current state of the world, just a little bit better.
Enough lamenting. What I wanted to contain in this post, was that, in my first month of streaming and Tweeting for the #Occupy movement, I thought I was totally amateurish. That I lacked professionalism. I know I shouted down many a rank and file officer, especially during the raids, but I know that being the bizarre emotionally centered empath that I am, the anger that flowed through me, came from the energy all around me in those days (and there certainly was a lot of it). I have since reflected on how unproductive it seems to me now, but I am not living in the time I was then.
Before I get even further off topic, I just need to say, thanks to everyone who has supported me, watched over me from afar, tossed my WePay a couple of bucks when you could, sent me kind words, watched any of my streams, read my tweets, and even just waved or smiled in passing. All this makes it all worth it.
We may not get everything we are demanding out of all this, but the fight for right will wage on, and these unprecedented times will not go un-noticed by amateur historians, like myself.
and was escorted by Officer Bolton into the press room.
This guy, I think he said his name is punkboy??something has been doing a fantastic job with the livestream, narrating all along the way.
At one point a reporter from Mother Jones asked to interview him and he politely refused, saying he had a couple thousand people on the livestream and could not, needed to attend to the job of livestreaming.
On the way into City Hall they passed the encampment. It was larger than I had realized. The tents were all flattened. That was about all I could see.
Now he’s in the press room. I guess the press conference did not start yet.
I hope he has enough battery power.
Anyway, mostly I wanted to say that he has been outstanding with the livestream.