The security and surveillance state, after crushing the Occupy movement and eradicating its encampments, has mounted a relentless and largely clandestine campaign to deny public space to any group or movement that might spawn another popular uprising. The legal system has been grotesquely deformed in most cities to, in essence, shut public space to protesters, eradicating our right to free speech and peaceful assembly. Chris Hedges: Locking Out the Voices of Dissent – Chris Hedges’ Columns – Truthdig
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Alan Moore Comes to the Rescue of Occupy Wall Street – Truthdig
There’s no predicting the shenanigans that can go down at L.A. after parties. One lucky lady has found a fail-proof method to stay safe at such events. This week’s Overheard in L.A. round-up includes overheard conversation on amateur astronomer night, Shiva and serial killers. more › See the article here: Overheard in L.A.: Serial Killers—They’re Just Like Us!
“Vertical” is a techno trance song by Vibrasphere featured in a high-tech music video produced by Visual Chaotics of Silicon Valley, California. Made using Harmony™ software, the song “Vertical” comes alive in a hypnotic music video (below) highlighting the beauty of 21st century Silicon Valley technology. After watching the following video, download this great song by Vibrasphere.
The Occupy Oakland day-long protest turned violent with riot police and protesters injured as hundreds of angry demonstrators were arrested in a cloud of tear gas. “Occupy Oakland has got to stop using Oakland as its playground, and people in the community and people in the Occupy movement have to stop making excuses for this behavior,” Oakland Mayor Jean Quan declared after protesters broke into Oakland City Hall, destroyed exhibits and set an American flag on fire. Riot police moved in, firing grenades, tear gas and non-lethal projectiles at the violent mass of demonstrators who threw bottles, metal pipes, rocks, bricks, explosive devices and burning flares at officers of the Oakland Police Department . Oakland residents could hear hundreds of rioting protesters screaming, “Pigs! Pigs! Pigs!” while vandalizing buildings and cars well into the night as families attempted to get some sleep in their homes. Mayor Quan has reached the end of her tolerance regarding violent Occupy Oakland demonstrations. City Councilman Ignacio De La Fuente issued a strong statement, declaring, “It’s an escalation that, in my opinion, basically amounts to domestic terrorism.” The City of Oakland is being assisted by a coalition of law enforcement agencies from across the San Francisco Bay Area in its effort to stop the Occupy Oakland violence. OCCUPY OAKLAND RIOT ARRESTS Originally posted here: Occupy Oakland Riot 327 Arrests
Andrew Zimmern Pops Up In L.A. to Cook, Learn and Spread the Gospel Of Our "mind-bogglingly spectacular" Food Scene
Occupy Friday the 13th: Los Angeles Protesters Targets Real Estate Auctioneers and Bank of New York Mellon
Today the Occupy Los Angeles movement—with its renewed focus on foreclosures—is rallying downtown to protest the actions of the Bank of New York Mellon and Auction.com. more › See original here: Occupy Friday the 13th: Los Angeles Protesters Targets Real Estate Auctioneers and Bank of New York Mellon
We’ll give you a clue: there’s a better of chance of the Rose Parade getting snowed out next year than the city halting this event—even though it left behind more than three times as much trash as the other. more › Go here to read the rest: Who Left Behind More Trash: Occupy Los Angeles or the Rose Parade?